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Our Trick or Treat Issue

Issue #82 October 2016
October - fall in full swing, kids picking out Halloween costumes, pumpkin carving, and porches decorated to greet ghosts and goblins.

Porches love Halloween as they not only get decorated for fun or fright but also get to welcome trick or treaters and party guests.


inflatable halloween minion in front yard beside porch
Minion Bob Halloween Inflatable - Kids Will Love Him!
See how you can get Bob for your porch or yard! He gets 5-star reviews!



We'll give you ideas for both fun and spooky charm! And we'll offer some fun DIY Halloween decorating projects the entire family will enjoy.


really scary Halloween witch on front porch
Scary even in daylight - at least we think so!


To make your decorating a bit easier, we've included links to decorating items Mary and I thought you might enjoy for your porch, home, or yard.

If you purchase a product through one of our affiliate links, we may receive a small commission on sales but that does not affect your price you pay.



Video: Watercolor Autumn Pillow Toppers

Every year the two of us try to think of fresh ideas for our autumn porch. So this year our autumn porch has a watercolor theme.

We painted autumn leaves on plain fabric with watercolors and found that they turned out beautifully!



Watch our video to see how I made our autumn pillow covers


Watch our video to see how I made our autumn pillow covers



watercolor autumn porch pillows
A close-up of the three watercolor autumn pillows we made



front porch with our watercolor autumn porch pillows
Our autumn porch is pretty in watercolor autumn colors.



front porch swing with autumn pillows
Our front porch swing with autum pillows is cozy!


Why not grab yourself a piece of cotton fabric, a marker and some watercolors and go to town on making new pillow covers for your porch?


Let's start with some FUN Halloween decorations!

Halloween doesn't have to be scary; kids of all ages can enjoy the humor and delight of Halloween as well.


skeletons playing banjos on the front porch
Jammin' skeletons on the porch!
We found similar skeletons on Amazon



inflatable minion bob for halloween
Inflatable Minion Bob Celebrates Halloween

Adorable Minion Bob enjoys Halloween too! At 3 feet tall, Minion Bob will be a huge hit with the kids (and adults too)! The two of us realy like how cute he is. Comes with an AC plug in.


pumpkin bunting for front porch railings
Halloween Pumpkin Bunting

Measuring five feet long, this Halloween pumpkin bunting will look great across your porch railings. Made of polyester, it can withstand the elements to look colorful for the entire season. Also available as ghost bunting.




halloween yard signs with pumpkins and ghosts
Six cute Halloween yard signs
Dress up your yard day or night with these signs -
see a wide assortment!



amazingly decorated front door for Halloween

Wow! Awesome decorated front door for Halloween! Get more Halloween decorating ideas.


lighted kid ghost holding a pumpkin
Lighted ghost with funny shoes!

Our friendly ghost's head lights up and changes from shades of red to green to blue; measures 37" x 9-1/4" x 7" and requires 3 "AAA" batteries to operate.


super hero halloween costumes
Five Character Halloween Super Hero Costumes

For under $20: Here's a fantastic costume option: you get 5 capes and masks to create a Halloween costume for less than $20. Kids will play with them all year round too! We love this idea.




front door decorated for Halloween with garland
Hang colorful deco-mesh and add fun Halloween signs!
We found an assortment of signs on Amazon



Halloween display on front steps with pumpkin and black cat
Friendly Halloween display on front steps


Find a wide array of "funtastic "Halloween and Halloween party ideas on Amazon where we love using Amazon Prime (i.e. free two-day shipping)!



fun and very colorful halloween and fall front porch
Fun and colorful Halloween front porch




See a myriad of fun Halloween decorating ideas and projects in our Halloween Porch Decorating Section.




Create a Halloween Fright Night!

Nothing says Halloween quite like scary witches, ghosts, and goblins! If that's your pleasure, we have some ideas we believe you'll enjoy.

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, lizard's leg, and owlet's wing. For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
- - -William Shakespeare (a quote from "Macbeth")


ugly witch on front porch reading from a book of brews
Scary even in daylight!



three witches at caldron for halloween
5' Tall Witches Brewing Up a Potion!

Animated with both lights and sound (with motion sensor too), these witches are sure to add lots of "spookiness" to your Halloween display.

scary witch for Halloween with long gown
5 Foot Hanging Witch - Perfect for the Porch!

With posable arms and a hook nose, this five-foot flowing gowned witch will delight both young and old hanging from your eaves or from a tree in your yard.







inflatable horse drawn hearse


inflatable horse drawn hearse and grim reaper
Grim Reaper and Hearse

At 13-feet long and 6-feet high this Grim Reaper will be the hit of the neighborhood. The Grim Reaper's face is a photorealistic silk screen which really makes it eerie!



ghosts and skeletons on front porch
Family of scaries!




scary evil eyes in 2nd floor window for halloween
Check out the evil eyes in the upstairs window




Visit Amazon for all of your scary but delightful Halloween decorations.


Enjoy our entire Halloween Decorating Ideas section that contains both fun and scary decorating ideas and tips!


Who's Your Favorite Team?

Whether you like football or just like gathering with friends on weekend days or nights to root for both sides, decorate your porch to show your spirit! Here are a few examples:

football wreath with for two teams
House-Divided Football Wreath

For those of you who support two different football teams, here's a "house divided" wreath that each of you will like!
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Front Door Football Decor

Greet you guests in fine football fashion with these door and walkway decorations - they will know you are a serious football family!



See more football party supplies and decorations in our Porch Market!



We hope you enjoyed our Halloween newsletter
Always feel free to share this newsletter with friends and family!

Be sure to see our recent Fall Newsletter for autumn decorating ideas!




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Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary & Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.





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