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.
Just a few of the ideas we have gathered for you. Come along and see...
Scary Halloween Porch Decorations
For those who love Halloween decorations that are quite scary, here's a few scary decorations we've found that have excellent reviews along with display ideas you can use or modify to fit your home.
Wether decorating outdoors or in, these decorations are sure to create a spooky night for all!
Halloween Decorating Tip and Lesson Learned
To make your yard or porch really scary, consider creating a scene or ambiance that creates a mood. Just putting a scary decoration on your porch
isn't as effective as decorating the surrounding area too. Use our photo examples below for ideas.
Don't wait till the last minute to get your scary decorations; they may not be available or they may not arrive in time.
I have learned that lesson!).
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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!
For those that really get into the "Halloween of things" we found a neat online store that is all-out Halloween::
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)
Looking for Massive Fright?
Create massive fright by using a myriad of scary outdoor Halloween decorations as shown in the photo below.
This yard, especially at night, might just create some fright!
It's downright scary, we think.
Massive scary Halloween decorations (photo courtesy of lehcar1477)
Fog machines create an sense of mystery and suspense just like in the old horror movies.
As an extra bonus you can use the fog machine on dance floors, at wedding receptions, and other events.
To create a haunted house look on your porch opt for a LED skull candelabra prop.
Combine this with animated haunted books placed beside the trick or treat candy bucket!
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.
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