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The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

Buying new Halloween decorations is one of the best parts of the spooky season! Nothing is better than filling your garden with impressive decorations to scare everyone who visits your house. Here are the best Halloween decorations to surprise all your trick-or-treaters!

1. Motion Activated Screaming Doormat

What could be more scary for the trick-or-treaters than stepping on a doormat and having it scream at you? Well now you can have just that! There are a few of these mats with varying designs which will look completely normal until someone steps on them. No one will anticipate the surprise that is in store.

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

2. Window Poster

There are plenty of different window posters you can buy for Halloween, and they make fantastic decorations. These are huge posters which can be stuck inside the window and have pictures such as ghosts, mummies, zombies, and other undead creatures to look as though they are hiding inside the house ready to attack anyone who dares approach.

3. Three-Piece Buried Skeleton 

These hilarious props come in three pieces – two arms and a skull. Place them on the grass with the arms sticking up and it will look as though a skeleton is crawling out of its own grave. If you place this on the path leading to your house, everyone will jump as they pass it.

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

4. Foam Tombstones

One of the best Halloween decorations you can buy for the garden is a big foam tombstone. Get a few of these and scatter them around the grass to create the illusion of a spooky graveyard. You can decorate them further with spiders, cobwebs, and skulls if you want a truly scary aesthetic.

5. Bloody Splatter Stickers

Removable window stickers make fantastic Halloween decorations. Whether it is creepy blood splatters or a pair of terrifying red hand prints, these stickers will spook your trick-or-treaters into thinking something terrible has happened in your house. Hopefully it wont dissuade them for asking for sweets!

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

6. Yard Signs

These are some of the most popular Halloween decorations and they come in all shapes and sizes! From “Danger: Do Not Approach!” to “Beware: Zombies Rising Here!” or even a signpost directing you to the nearest spooky castle or creepy graveyard. Stick these in the garden for a truly impressive Halloween scene.

7. Blood Stained Window Boards

Whilst you could always chop up some wooden panels, splatter them with red paint, and nail them onto your wall yourself – that’s a lot of effort. Instead, you can buy some blood stained wood-effect boards and apply them to your windows! It will make your house look abandoned and haunted. Pair them with some ghosts and ghouls in the garden and it will look truly spooky.

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

8. Hanging Porch Ghost

This fearsome ghost is perfect for scaring trick-or-treaters since it hangs directly from the roof of your porch! Everyone will have to move through his ghostly tendrils to get to your front door, and try not to get wrapped up in him! It also allows you to turn your porch into a private and terrifying space. 

9. Spooky Projector

For some really impressive Halloween decorations, seek out some spooky Halloween projectors. These can be set up in your garden and will display images onto the front of your house. You could have a big toothy Jack-O-Lantern or a frightening ghost, or even trails of bright red blood pouring down the walls!

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

10. Inflatable Skeleton T-Rex

You know those ridiculous inflatable T-Rex costumes that people always buy for parties, and you see in videos all over the Internet? Turns out you can buy a Halloween version of them where the T-Rex is a skeleton! Imagine how freaked out your trick-or-treaters will be when you open the door wearing one of these!

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11. Fog Machine

A fog machine is a great way to truly complement the haunted house or graveyard aesthetic you are creating. Set it up behind one of the foam tombstones and allow it to funnel fog across your garden. Your house will look mystical and the trick-or-treaters will get a buzz from making their way through the mist.

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

12. Ghostly Lanterns

Halloween is closely associated with Victorian times and history, so a pair of Victorian style gas lanterns with Halloween scenes such as spider webs and dying trees will really create a spooky atmosphere on your front porch. They are also very pretty in general and could be kept up all year round if you wanted!

13. Jack-O-Lantern Lawn Bags

A cheap and easy way to spread the spooky feeling across your garden is to buy Jack-O-Lantern lawn bags! These can be stuffed with old newspapers or even your general household waste and placed in the garden. It will create the appearance of large, imposing Jack-O-Lanterns but without having to carve lots of pumpkins. They are not the most reusable decorations in the world, but they are good for anyone who wants to celebrate Halloween on a budget. 

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

14. Halloween Hammock

Do you have some trees in your garden? Are they fairly close together? Perfect! Now you can get a Halloween hammock! Tie a hammock between your trees and place a ghoulish figurine on it. It could be a skeleton, a zombie, or even the Grim Reaper. When people enter your garden, they will wonder who is relaxing in the hammock – and then jump when they realise the truth!

15. Inflatable Cemetery Arch

A normal garden gate just does not quite cut it at Halloween. Instead, inflate a cemetery arch and place it in front of your gate. Nothing will make your house look more haunted that a marble arch that reads “cemetery”. If you fill the garden with fake tombstones, that will only add to the effect and make it look even creepier. Remember to keep your house in darkness for the full haunted aesthetic!

The Best Halloween Decorations To Surprise Your Trick-Or-Treaters

Would you put any of these spooky Halloween decorations in your garden? How do you decorate your house for Halloween? Tell us in the comments!

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