30 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

Sep 20, 2013Reading Time: 4 min

Do you know what the scariest thing about Halloween is? It's knowing you didn’t go the whole nine yards to make your home spook-tacular. Further, it’s knowing you missed out saving big on the coolest and most ghoulest home decorations this side of Transylvania. How can you avoid this frightening mistake? Well, take a cue from the pros. Here’s how to make to decorate your home to make your Halloween party legendary:

Let Your Critters Give Others the Jitters

Not to say these doggy costumes are particularly scream-inducing, but we couldn’t resist including these ridiculously awesome pet costumes from Spirit. In anticipation for Halloween, Spirit is providing 20% off on all orders with code PROWIN20. If you weren’t planning on dressing up ol’ Sluggo, think again. Pet costumes can turn any get-together into a conversation-addled funfest:

1. Animal Planet Lion Pet Costume - $16.99

2. Holy Hound Pet Costume - $19.99

3. Star Wars Ewok Pet Costume - $19.99

Horrify Trick-or-Treaters

It’s the one time of the year when you can actually scare the bejesus out of little kids ,,, and who doesn’t love that? Just kidding. Spirit also offers a dynamite selection of horrifying items that’ll make youngsters think twice about coming to your house next year. Zombie babies, clowns, little girls on swings. You can take it to the next level with some of these spine-tingling porch props found at Spirit:

4. Snack Time Zombie Baby Prop - $34.99

5. Hanging Clown Head Decoration - $29.99

6. Zombie Girl Swing Animated Prop - $179.99

7. Gruesome Granny Animated Decoration - $169.99

Prop to Make the Party Pop

Halloween parties call for some serious decorating. The amount of time you put into planning the party is directly proportionate to the fun people will have. It’s science. So, with that in mind, hit up Windy City Novelties and get 10% off plus free shipping with code PA7910. You can get creative with your hallways, lighting, and drink coolers:

8. Skeleton Inflatable Cooler - $21.15

9. Spider Web Paper Lanterns - $11.30

10. Spider Web Light Set - $24.50

11. Mr. Bones-a Glow 5’ plastic Skeleton - $10.20

12. Skull Lace Door Curtain - $11.20

13. Dopey Teeth - $6.40

Give Your Guests the Heebie-Jeebies

You may want your fiesta to be a fright night maxed to the tilt with horror. If your plan is to send chills down the spines of guests, try Halloween Express, which is currently offering 15% off all orders over $25 with code TREATME2013. You’ll have your friends running for the door, if that’s what you’re going for. Here’s a taste of the bizarre stuff that can be found at Halloween Express:

14. Skull Glow in the Dark - $8.59

15. Shrunken Head in Flask - $24.79

16. Severed Left Arm - $12.99

17. Chop Shop Sign - $11.99

18. Shower Curtain Help Me - $17.99

19. Vampire Pumpkin - $44.99

20. Animated Skeleton Playing Banjo - $99.99

21. LED Spotlight Strobe - $29.99

22. Spider Attack Dropping Spider - $24.99

Go Inflatable in the Front Yard

When I was a kid, I used to terrify my neighbors with my horrific bat costume. (I wore it for 6 years straight.) Those were good times. But what I remember most vividly were the sky-high inflatable goblins, ghosts and ghouls that adorned my neighbor’s front lawns. They made the occasion all the more special. Costume Supercenter has an entire section dedicated to these All Hallows must-haves. With 20% off on orders over $25, you can enhance the experience for neighborhood kids with one easy buy…

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23. Ghost with Lightened Eyes Airblown Decoration - $59.99

24. Stay Puft Marshmellow Man - $119.99

25. Inflatable Ghostface - $99.99

26. Black Cat with Turning head Airblown - $129.99

Put the Finishing Touches on Your Party

Accessorize and obsessorize. I’m certainly obsessorizing over these party accessories. The difference between an extraordinary party and an ordinary party … is that little extra. These awesomely nightmarish accessories will put the final touches on any monster bash.

27. Skull bottle Opener - $6.25

28. Freddy Candy Holder - $39.99

29. Haunted Bottle Labels - $4.99

30. Sunscreen Flash - $14.99