Halloween Decorations Buying Guide

Whatever your Halloween decorating style -- a restrained smattering of pumpkins, an all-out embrace of the season, a scary spirit that's more fun than spooky -- there are holiday decorations to fill the bill. Check out all the types and product features available as you prepare your home for this favorite autumn occasion.

Types of Decorations

Types of Decorations

As with most other holidays, the decorations you choose to use at Halloween are a reflection of how much (or little) you embrace the season. A few faux pumpkins can offer an elegant complement to a seasonal table, while jumbo inflatables supply a more whimsical attitude toward this ghoulishly great holiday. Whether you're attempting your first Halloween decorating foray, or you're an old pro at a scary setup, there are new types of decorations every year. They include garlands, inflatables, outdoor and yard decorations, vases and containers, candles and candelabra, linens, faux pumpkins, lights, Halloween images and figures, and animatronics and props. Take a look at what the season's decorating can offer.

Garlands

Garlands—made from cutouts of ghosts or pumpkins, for example, or autumn-color leaves—are simple decorations to dress up a doorway or mantel.

Inflatables

For years a Christmas staple, fun inflatables are now available for Halloween and usually placed outside. Most are overscaled, and figures such as witches and ghosts are typically more funny than scary.

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$194.99

This Animated Halloween Camper with the Grim Reaper and enlarged spider is perfect for your Halloween decor. Looks like the Grim R...eaper is taking Halloween on the road this year. read more

EZ Inflatables
$5699.99

Offer spooky fun that will keep them coming back for more with the EZ Inflatables Halloween Maze Bounce House. Made with durable P...VC coated vinyl and an exciting Halloween theme, this bounce house will have them lining up. It comes complete with... read more

$299.99

This haunted tree is perfect for greeting your Halloween guests and trick-or-treaters. Airblown® inflatables give your outdoor dec...or maximum impact with minimal effort. read more

EZ Inflatables
$5699.99

Offer spooky fun that will keep them coming back for more with the EZ Inflatables Halloween Maze Bounce House. Made with durable P...VC coated vinyl and an exciting Halloween theme, this bounce house will have them lining up. It comes complete with... read more

Outdoor and Yard Decorations

There's a huge range of outdoor and yard decorations for Halloween, such as faux gravestones and ghosts. These can be used to create a scene outside or simply to accent the yard.

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$62.99

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$62.99

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$62.99

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$79.62

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Vases and Containers

Halloween colors and patterns also pop up on vases and containers, such as big bowls to hold treats. Those containers and vases that are less overtly thematic—a plain black vase versus one festooned with pumpkins, for example—may have more use outside the season.

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IMPULSE!
$21.82

This unique vase is sure to be perfect as a centerpiece for your next party, or just as an everyday décor piece.

Wreaths For Door
$16.99

Decorative Spheres Purple and Orange Rattan Ball Vase Filler Ornament Decoration Bowl Filler Halloween Decor. These shabby chic de...corative spheres set is the perfect home accent for your everyday home, fall and Halloween decorating. Wicker Balls... read more

Peter Pauper Press
$7.95

Halloween pumpkins are always a treat -- why not grow your own? This fun kit has everything you need to grow a mini crystal pumpki...n right before your eyes!Kit measures 3-1/2 inches wide x 4-1/4 inches high x 1-1/2 inches deep.Kit includes ''All Pumpkins Great and Small'' book and Magic Crystal Growing Pumpkin.32-page mini book is a lively compendium of miscellany devoted to the girthy Halloween gourd. read more

Candles and Candelabra

Candles and candelabra are good items to use as Halloween decorations. They're fairly adaptable, working well on mantels and entry tables as well as tabletops.

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Tee's Plus
$29.95

This Animal World design is printed on a sublimated polyester, fitted, short sleeve, v-neck dress. Featuring a black cat with a ca...ndle lit underneath. The dye sublimation printing process creates slight imperfections that are unique to each garment. read more

Northlight
$69.99 $58.49

Spooky twisted black twig tree features branches with glass votive holders on the ends Holds (6) votive or tea light candles - not... included Some easy assembly required Dimensions: 24.5"H x 13.75"W x 13.5"D Material(s): metal/glass read more

Northlight
$69.99 $58.49

Spooky twisted black twig tree features branches with glass votive holders on the ends Holds (6) votive or tea light candles - not... included Some easy assembly required Dimensions: 24.5"H x 13.75"W x 13.5"D Material(s): metal/glass read more

Yankee Candle Company
$59.99 $30.00

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Linens

A variety of linens may be used as Halloween decorations. Tea towels are good accents in the kitchen, while a patterned tablecloth is a spooky addition to a dining room.

Faux Pumpkins

Faux pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors offer a range of Halloween decorating opportunities for homeowners. Some resemble traditional gourds, while others have more elaborate finishes, such as glitter.

Lights

Lights—often in shapes such as ghosts, pumpkins, and witches—are another staple of Halloween decorating. They can be used both inside and outside.

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burton + BURTON
$51.75 $10.19

Light up your Hallow's Eve with these cute pumpkin string lights.The little pumpkins are just perfect for Halloween, parties or RV... decorations.This battery powered set of lights can be used anywhere, as a table decoration, on your porch or patio, or... read more

Tee's Plus
$29.95

This Animal World design is printed on a sublimated polyester, fitted, short sleeve, v-neck dress. Featuring a black cat with a ca...ndle lit underneath. The dye sublimation printing process creates slight imperfections that are unique to each garment. read more

Sienna
$51.99 $35.03

Highlights:Style: Mercury GlobeBulb Color: ClearWire Color: BlackBulb Type: IncandescentLighted Length: 7.5Number of Lights: 10 li...ghtsPower Source: Plug-InFor indoor and outdoor useUL listed read more

FlashingBlinkyLights
$10.99

LED Pumpkin Halloween String Lights are a decorative delight for this Halloween season. Haunt your next Halloween party in a light...er, more fun way with these awesome string lights. To activate your Pumpkin String Lights, flip the switch on the battery... read more

Halloween Images and Figures

Typically smaller in scale than outdoor yard decorations, Halloween images and figures can be used in a variety of ways indoors—crows perched on bookshelves or spiders hanging from corners, for example.

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PTC
$17.99

This gorgeous Chubby Halloween Pumpkin Head High Quality Resin Cast Figurine has the finest details and highest quality you will f...ind anywhere! Chubby Halloween Pumpkin Head High Quality Resin Cast Figurine is truly remarkable. Individually hand-crafted from cold cast resin. Cast In quality designer resin. Our polyresin products are individually hand-crafted works of art, colors may vary slightly from what is pictured here. Hand Painted. Packaged in a gift box. New in Manufactures Box safe shipping with our Double Box-in-Box Protection. Pacific Giftware Gift-manufacturing the most beloved home decor products for more than 30 years. Legal Disclaimer: Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings and directions before using. Chubby Halloween Pumpkin Head High Quality Resin Cast Figurine Details: *Condition: Brand New , *Item SKU: SS-PTC-8742 , *Crafted with: Casted In High Quality Resin . *More Information: Perfect As Gift And Decoration For Halloween. read more

Lenox
$24.99

Decorate your home this Halloween with the Lenox Lighted Halloween Witch Figurine. Crafted in glass with a spooky LED light that s...hines through the witch's delicate spider web dress, this figurine will delight and amaze your guests. read more

Herend
$405.00

Handcrafted, hand-painted figurine. Made of porcelain. Hand wash. 3.75"W x 1.25"T. Imported.

Santa's Workshop
$44.99

ENW1527 Features Hand painted and hand crafted details Stands anywhere Quantity: Individual Item Product Type: Figurines & Collect...ibles Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Holiday: Halloween Season: Fall Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom:... read more

Animatronics and Props

Halloween animatronics and props typically have both movement and sound to add realistic, sometimes frightening pieces to your holiday decor.

Product Features

Product Features

Not all animatronics are alike, nor are all faux pumpkins the same. But even so, with such a range of Halloween decorations available, the product features that will influence how and when items are used are fairly similar. What's important is that each consideration will affect the ease of use and, therefore, your enjoyment of the decoration. Those include setup and takedown, material, color and pattern, and durability. As you shop for the Halloween decorations that best suit your home and family, reserve some extra time to review each product's features.

Setup and Takedown

Elaborate Halloween decorations will have longer setup and takedown times than simpler items such as faux pumpkins. Make sure you thoroughly understand the time and effort required for each product.

Material

Halloween decorations are created from a variety of materials, including lightweight plastic for inflatables and heavy-duty ceramic for vases and containers.

Color and Pattern

Halloween decorations are typically colored and patterned with the standard hues of the season—black and orange—as well as iconic images—ghosts, witches, and bats, to name a few.

Durability

Particularly for items that will be used outside, review any pieces or parts that could be affected by rain, cold, or snow. Fading may also be an issue for decorations that are exposed to autumn sunshine.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

All decorations used at any holiday involve fairly similar purchase considerations, and that includes the pumpkins, witches, bats, and cats for Halloween decorating. For example, Halloween inflatables and Halloween linens must be cared for and stored properly to preserve their quality and prolong their life spans. Cost is also an important purchase consideration, as is seasonal adaptability, which will ensure that you get the most out of your Halloween decorations—even when all the trick-or-treaters have gone home for the night. Here's a short overview of the purchase considerations to take into account.

Care and Storage

Most Halloween decorations should be able to be easily cared for and stored—a light dusting, then placed in a cool, dark spot away from dampness and direct sun. Even so, make sure you understand how to prolong the life of each Halloween decoration.

Cost

Cost varies widely. Faux pumpkins and other small figures tend to be less expensive and, if taken care of properly, have a long decorating life. Animatronics are typically more expensive but last many years if maintained.

Seasonal Adaptability

Halloween decorations that are less overt in their colors and patterns may be able to be used longer into autumn, perhaps even through Thanksgiving.

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Meyda Tiffany
$285.00 $171.00

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Scary is from the Bottles-to-Bones Sitter Service, so don't worry--this boney babe is in capable hands. Set an Unscented Tea Light... Candle in her satchel and Tarts Wax Melts in the cauldron hanging from her skeletal umbrella to enjoy your favorite fragrance About Hanging Wax Warmers: They're baaack! The Boney Bunch is here to make Halloween 2016 whimsical, comical and just plain fun. Better hurry, these limited editions are disappearing so fast, it's scary! This clever warmer lets you enjoy the exceptional fragrances of our Tarts Wax Melts while adding Halloween style to your home. Use with an Unscented Tea Light Candle.. read more

Oriental Trading Company
$12.00 $11.99

Decorate for Halloween with a real scary shower curtain! This Halloween bathroom dcor features an image of a person reaching out w...ith blood stained hands and the words HELP ME in dripping blood written above. Plastic. 72" x 72" Special Shipping... read more

HALLOWEEN
$48.95 $38.94

Halloween is the Slasher Horror film that was released in 1978. The movie starts of in 1963, with the young Michael Myers murderin...g his sister while dressed in a clown suit on Halloween of that year. 15 years later Michael escapes from the psychiatric... read more

HALLOWEEN
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Halloween is the Slasher Horror film that was released in 1978. The movie starts of in 1963, with the young Michael Myers murderin...g his sister while dressed in a clown suit on Halloween of that year. 15 years later Michael escapes from the psychiatric... read more

Pillow & Throw
$29.99 $29.88

This darling Halloween throw blanket and pillow set is made from super soft microplush fleece. The throw is solid orange in color.... The pillow is black with a big ghost on the front. Halloween throw blanket and pillow set Made from oh so soft microplush... read more

Casper The Friendly Ghost
$48.95 $43.95

Casper The Friendly Ghost was created in the 1930's and started as a character in children's storybooks. He then went on to star i...n cartoons and eventually made his way to film. read more

Casper The Friendly Ghost
$48.95 $43.95

Casper The Friendly Ghost was created in the 1930's and started as a character in children's storybooks. He then went on to star i...n cartoons and eventually made his way to film. read more

Hello Kitty
$39.99 $32.70

Tapestry Throw. Size (Approx.): 48" x 60". High Quality. Made of 100% polyester. Licensed Products.

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