If you choose to use scary Halloween decorations for your porch, be creative and create an eerie, spooky Halloween scene
that's sure to be a big hit in the neighborhood.
Mary and I enjoy seeing front porches and yards decorated to not only instill just a little fright but also be a whole lot of fun for young and old alike.
Sometimes just adding one or more scary outdoor Halloween decorations to an autumn display will work perfectly.
Or, if you prefer, go all out and create a really frightening scene for the trick-or-treaters.
Scary Halloween Porch Decorations
Just a few of the ideas we have gathered for you. Come along and see...
These homeowners created a spooky dead wedding Halloween theme on their home. Compelling! Especially at night with the lighting.
Want ideas for eerie outdoor halloween decorations? We have gathered some from porches we've seen.
The homeowners created an amazing Halloween scene on their front porch and in their yard, too. At night, the scene comes alive with sounds that you can hear in our ff below.
Video: Watch This Scary Halloween Porch
This house is a great color and architecture for grand Halloween decor - especially scary Halloween decorations. Look in the two windows above. Do you see the scary faces looking out?
They have window decorations that are back lighted and a creepy spider crawling up the wall.
Above the witch's clothes, that furry spider moves and twitches and makes noise. A bit scary but perhaps more enchanting than anything.
The green bug would probably scare a few little ones away.
This home created an entire scene of skeletons, gravestones and dracula-like figures.
A little closer view.
Notice how they personalized the skeletons with baseball hats and used bales of hay for seating. Cool!
This home is the perfect backdrop for Halloween and autumn decorations. Their decorations are whimsical and enchanting. The big black cat could be a little frightening for younger trick-or-treaters because it's so giant!
Simple to do. Hang lightweight black draping and a ghoulish monster to blow in the wind on your porch.
Use your entire porch to create a scene of witch Halloween decorations, spiders, goblins and such. You will delight those passing by and trick-or-treaters brave enough to knock on your front door.
Hang lightweight monster figures from your porch ceiling to greet trick-or-treaters.
Big furry spiders are popular. Create spider webs with bags of webbing material that you stretch over shrubs, chairs or in trees. It's easy and gives a very awesome effect.
Paint a scene, so to speak, on your porch to give the feeling of being in a haunted Halloween land.
Use the ideas on our Halloween decorating section to help you create a little magic!
Some neighborhoods actually have haunted house block parties.
But not all porches have to be scary for Halloween; we have other great ideas for outdoor Halloween decorations and even vintage Halloween decorations you can use too!
Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble. - - - Shakespeare "Macbeth"
Cool Video: Go From Autumn to Halloween on Your Porch
Very fun to watch and neat music, too!
Very fun to watch and neat music, too!
For those that really get into the "Halloween of things" we found a neat online store that is all-out Halloween:: SpiritHalloween.com.
Here are some Halloween decorations that could give your porch real "ghoulish appeal.
Combine animation with your static displays to make your outdoor Halloween decorations come alive!
For a graveyard scene,include a zombie that moans and groans and appears to be coming out of the ground.
You will want to have massive spider webs spilling out from the corners of your porch.
Be sure to include some larger than life spiders-you can even find glow in the dark ones that look realistic.
Ghosts Are Easy to Make
Use white garbage bags or even old white sheets
and make effective scary Halloween decorations.
By using a cross type frame made of broomsticks,
you can add dimension to your ghost and even have him standing along the walk way to your front door.
Smaller ghosts could be hung from the ceiling to sway in the breeze.
Although this scene is comprised by a large cast of characters, it is cohesive and very interesting. The more you
look upon it the more things you see!
Scary 6 Foot Reaper
Just before your trick or treaters climb your porch steps have them met by a six-foot reaper that is sound activated.
You can find scary Halloween masks and oodles of other scary Halloween items at SpiritHalloween.com.
Conjure more than any spooky scene with an amazing special effects fog machine!
Relatively inexpensive, you can create the nostalgic mists of the Black Lagoon, Jack the Ripper's London,
or the fog that looms over cemeteries.
Often times just a little well placed decorating can create the effect you want as depicted below.
Spooky Victorian Halloween Scene (photo courtesy of Davey)
Make a crypt look like it has been opened and strategically place a Mummy on your porch, making it look like he has risen from the dead!
Scary Halloween decorations can be SO fun for your family!
Scary Pumpkins - Ooooh!
Who ever thought pumpkins can't be a little scary should check out the photo below.
A few of these strategically placed on your front porch might just do the trick.
One very scary carved pumpkin(photo courtesy of RDJP Cakes)
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")
Even a Pirate Ship
Use outdoor Halloween decorations to create a theme like the pirate ship below. Or, go for traditional ghosts, goblins, and spiderwebs
to make an interesting and fun scary scene.
We are always searching for scary Halloween decorations so please send us pictures of yours.
We may display them here for others to see. It is easy.
Just take photo(s) and send them to:
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