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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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EZ Inflatables
$5,699.99
at Hayneedle

Shop for Tents and Playhouses from Hayneedle.com! Offer spooky fun that will keep them coming back for more with the EZ Inflatable...s Halloween Maze Bounce House. Made with durable PVC coated vinyl and an exciting Halloween theme, this bounce house will have them lining up. It comes complete with blower, anchors, patch kit, and tarp, so it s easy to set up and take down. Perfect for carnivals, festivals, parties, and other outdoor events.About EZ InflatablesEZ inflatables, Inc. has over 14 years of experience designing, engineering, and creating fun in the form of inflatable jumpers, moonwalks, and water slides. They have quickly become a leading worldwide supplier in the party rental industry. EZ Inflatables creates safe, high performance inflatables that are built to last. All of their inflatables are made tough of the finest quality 18.5 ounce PVC coated vinyl with heavy-duty nylon thread and reinforced rainbow netting windows on all sides. read more

EZ Inflatables
$3,399.99
at Hayneedle

Shop for Tents and Playhouses from Hayneedle.com! The EZ Inflatables Halloween Combo Bounce House is a frightfully good time for t...he kids. Be the star of the block this Halloween with this fantastic bounce house made to last from 18.5-ounce, PVC-coated vinyl. Not just for bouncing, it has a fun crawl space, slippery slide, and basketball court for endless hours of fun. Let the good times roll with the included 1.5-HP air blower, tarp, patch kit with glue, and hefty anchor spikes.About EZ InflatablesEZ inflatables, Inc. has over 14 years of experience designing, engineering, and creating fun in the form of inflatable jumpers, moonwalks, and water slides. They have quickly become a leading worldwide supplier in the party rental industry. EZ Inflatables creates safe, high performance inflatables that are built to last. All of their inflatables are made tough of the finest quality 18.5 ounce PVC coated vinyl with heavy-duty nylon thread and reinforced rainbow netting windows on all sides. read more

Add a spooky touch to your decor with your choice of 1 halloween inflatable!

Sunstar Industries

Mark your house with this Haunted House Airblown Inflatable so everyone knows what they'll find inside. This giant inflatable deco...ration features pumpkins and ghosts along with a haunted house entrance way. - by Spirit of Halloween 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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generic
$37.45 $54.99
at Walmart

Make a spooky cobweb scene in minutes with the Halloween Webcaster Gun. It will help you create authentic looking cobwebs without ...the need for professional help. The plastic gun is powered by an air compressor and creates cobwebs for indoor or outdoor decorative purposes. Create cobwebs in haunted houses, movie theaters, shops, public schools or within a home to celebrate the season and get the real, spooky look you want with this web slinging Halloween gun. read more

Rubies Costumes

This eerie skull Halloween decoration is a realistic addition to your haunted house decorations, or a great way to add a bit of Ha...lloween scare into your garden. Just stick the pieces into the earth a bit, and watch neighbors gasp as they walk past the zombie making his way out of the grave. Add a strobe light (sold separately) for an eerie lighting effect. - by Spirit of Halloween read more

Grandin Road

Made of all-weather resin. Meticulously carved facial and hand details. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Our Zombie with Li...ghts & Sound is possibly the scariest thing to ever pop up on your lawn. Place this hideous creature in your yard and watch his eyes glow blood red as he emits spooky sounds as he struggles to emerge from the earth. . . . read more

Grandin Road

Life-sized and dreadfully divine. Perfect for an indoor or covered outdoor display. Assembles easily on a metal pole and a plastic... base. Easy assembly. Requires two AA batteries (included). Victoria stands 5-1/2 feet tall in an ethereal and tattered ensemble. Her ghostly garb and posable arms make her a great addition to most any vignette, plus she can nearly reach out to grab your guests. What's even more frightening? Her eyes light up and eerily fade in and out. . . . . . read more

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

The Ghost Vase is a one of a kind display piece. The containing space is suspended inside a glass exterior that displays your flow...ers or other decorative items in a way that no other vase can compare to. read more

Impulse

The Ghost Vase is a one of a kind display piece. The containing space is suspended inside a glass exterior that displays your flow...ers or other decorative items in a way that no other vase can compare to. read more

Impulse
$25.20
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This unique vase is sure to be perfect as a centerpiece for your next party, or just as an everyday décor piece.

Impulse
$36.00
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This unique vase is sure to be perfect as a centerpiece for your next party, or just as an everyday décor piece.

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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Northern Lights Candles
$18.99
at Amazon

Candle Cards Fragranced Wax Filled Glowing Luminaries
A greeting card, gift and candle luminary all in one. Glass cylinders fil...led with 16 oz. of fragranced wax, wrapped with printed canvas and packaged in a clear box with a To/From book tag. Measures 3.5? x 7.5?. Burns up to 80 hours. read more

Barnes & Noble

Halloween Skull and Crossbone Floating Candles (set of 2). These Skull and Crossbones Floating Candles will be a hit this Hallowee...n. Perfect for use as decorations around the house or in your Halloween table setup, these candles have a burn time of 4 hours each. Packaged in a cello bag and tied with black raffia, they will also make spooky party favors! read more

Disney

Brighten-up the darkest Halloween night with our Jack O'Lantern Mickey Mouse Votive Candle Holder. This smiling ceramic pumpkin wi...th Mickey's familiar features will light the way for spooky fun as a Halloween party centerpiece. read more

Yankee Candle Company

About Large Tumbler Candles|Enjoy classic Yankee fragrance in a clean, versatile design that complements a wide range of decors. F...eaturing a brushed metal lid, our large 2-wick Tumbler Candle makes a perfect gift for any occasion. read more

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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Forum Novelties Inc.

Step your Halloween decorating up a notch and keep ahead of the neighbors with this awesome indoor/outdoor blacklight set. The sig...nature purplish glow sets the scene for spooky fun. Great for parties. These lights will not activate UV reactive items or blacklight responsive items and are meant to glow. - by Spirit of Halloween read more

Grandin Road

Made of all-weather resin. Meticulously carved facial and hand details. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Our Zombie with Li...ghts & Sound is possibly the scariest thing to ever pop up on your lawn. Place this hideous creature in your yard and watch his eyes glow blood red as he emits spooky sounds as he struggles to emerge from the earth. . . . read more

Sunstar Industries

Sound activated Hazel is six feet of spellbinding terror. Listen up and look out - her eyes light up and she emits scary cackles a...nytime a sound sets her off. This realistic witch prop can be used indoors or out for outstanding Halloween drama. - by Spirit of Halloween read more

Funworld

This somewhat romantic and entirely spooky 22" tall tombstone is embellished with a black rose but the super cool thing is the whi...te strobe lights which make it visible at twilight through midnight and beyond. Transform your yard with this awesome decoration. - by Spirit of Halloween 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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Lenox
$9.95 $36.00
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Sweets...treats...cheese...its all good for this adorable trick-or-treater. The Lenox Pumpkin Mouse is ready to enjoy her first Ha...lloween in her pumpkin t-shirt, cap and Jack-o-Lantern candy bag. Inspired by the classic tale of Cinderella, in her hand she holds her Fairy Godmother's wand - the very wand that changed her into a pumpkin. Crafted of hand-painted resin with fabric legs for dangling, the Lenox Pumpkin Mouse makes a perfect shelf-sitter for Halloween decorating. read more

Personal Creations

Personalized Gift: Design Your Own Dancing Ghost Figurine. Brimming With Personality, Imaginative Resin Ghosts Can Be Used To Cre...ate The Perfect Ghostly Family. Our Ghost Décor Can Be Used Indoors Or Outdoors And Will Last For Years. Choose From Small (5-1/2H) Or Large (8H) Size. We Add Any Name, Up To 10 Characters. read more

Jim Shore
$15.00 $30.00
at Boscov's

A harvest angel figurine for a special season with her bountiful blessings. Size: W2.75 x H6.75.

Enesco
$49.49 $54.99
at Overstock.com

This Jim Shore Angel Harvest Figurine features warm colors and beautiful quilt patterns that reflect the Heartwood Creek folk art ...style. This high-quality figurine depicts an angel holding a harvest basket of pumpkins, corn, apples and squash. 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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