Outdoor Halloween Decorations Buying Guide

Remember the days when Christmas was the only outside decorating event? Not so anymore: Homeowners have embraced a host of holidays, including Halloween, and a range of styles, from spooky to charming. Dive in at your own home with our guide to Halloween outdoor and yard decorations.

Types of Decorations

Types of Decorations

For some people, Halloween is a not-so-scary holiday, a time to embrace smiling pumpkins and witches that cast harmless spells. For other homeowners, this autumnal celebration calls for a scarefest, with a chance to enhance their outdoor spaces with ghoulish scenes and spine-chilling figures. Fortunately, there are Halloween outdoor and yard decorations that fit either style—and everything in between. As you begin to create your hair-raising—or whimsical—outdoor scenes, consider the various types, such as animatronics, inflatables, props, lights, faux pumpkins, wreaths, and fog machines. Then have a great time welcoming friends and family to autumn's celebration.

Animatronics

These lifelike creations—usually scary Halloween characters such as zombies, witches, and ghosts—typically have motion sensors that activate arms, legs, and other body parts, as well as trigger noise capabilities.

Inflatables

These oversize Halloween outdoor and yard decorations are most often more whimsical in nature—happy ghosts, smiling pumpkins, not-too-scary witches.

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Airblown Inflatables
$68.32

The Airblown Inflatables Projection Phantasm Ghost Inflatable features a tall, friendly smiling ghost that adds a little Halloween... cheer to your home. This fabric inflatable is filled with bright LED lights and features a self-inflating mechanism to... 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

Airblown Inflatables
$95.44

For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information. Tr...avel full speed ahead on Halloween by decorating your yard with the outdoor Gemmy airblown inflatable. It features the... read more

Props

Props are all the outdoor and yard decorations used to add character and depth to outdoor Halloween scenes. They may include items such as faux gravestones, witches, cats, and cauldrons, for example.

Lights

Halloween lights are typically found in the colors of the season—orange, purple, green—and may also have shaped bulbs, such as pumpkins or ghosts. They may be used to decorate trees, shrubs, rooflines, and doorways.

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burton + BURTON
$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
$19.02

This Animal World design is printed on a 40/60 poly/cotton blend pillow case. Featuring a black cat with a candle lit underneath. ...The dye sublimation printing process creates slight imperfections that are unique to each garment. Color: Multi. read more

Neonetics
$65.00

Neonetics neon sculptures feature multicolored hand blown neon tubing. The neon sculpture plugs into a black base which fully hous...es all the electronics. The base has an on and off switch and can be adapted to sit on a shelf or hang on a wall. Neon sculptures have a warm mesmerizing glow and are powered by solid state transformers which operate silently and more efficiently than incandescent bulbs. All you need is a wall outlet to plug in the included AC adapter. Glass and plastic construction. Dry location installation. Decor lights and house decor. 1-year limited warranty. read more

Morris Costumes
$70.00

Find String and Decorative Lights at Target.com! Color Changing Light Show. Coordinated light show, that you can use together with... Light Show sets of the same kind. Amazing color-changing lights in a new smaller size. Use on your house for cool effects. Measures 24.5 feet long, with a lighted length of 23 feet. C9 lights connects end to end, with 24 bulbs, and is rated for 20,000 hours of Led life. Connect up to 9 sets of lights. Indoor/Outdoor use. read more

Faux Pumpkins

Faux pumpkins are designed to withstand weather conditions such as cold and rain. Some are less realistic—grapevine pumpkins that are pre-lit, for example—while others resemble real pumpkins, with the benefit of lasting from year to year.

Wreaths

Halloween wreaths used as outdoor and yard decorations may be scary or simply seasonal, using shapes and colors of the holiday to accent an entry.

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OTC
$30.42

Hauntingly fun to hang! Features black feathers and colorful foam eyeballs that light up Halloween night. 15 diam. SKU : ADIB00EOC...FL4K read more

Walmart Halloween
$19.97

Pumpkin/Sunflower Mixed Wreath: Pumpkin/sunflower mixed wreath This gorgeous wreath adds warm color and organic beauty to your hom...e read more

Walmart Halloween
$19.97

Orange Pumpkins Mixed Wreath: Deluxe pumpkin and rich looking mums Colorful leaves make the wreath looks great

Walmart Halloween
$19.84

13" Harvest 1 Owl Rattan Wreath: Material content: 52 percent polyester, 30 percent rattan, 7 percent plywood, 3 percent pinewood,... 1 percent abs, 1 percent triethyl phosphate, 1 percent nylon, 1 percent oak, 1 percent iron wire, 1 percent pu foam (open... read more

Fog Machines

These machines are typically powered by electricity and used to accent Halloween scenes created with other outdoor and yard decorations, such as gravestones and animatronics.

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Generic
$47.90 $14.50

This Fog Machine Remote is an ideal prop for your next holiday party. It allows you to control the timing of the fog for a grand e...ffect. The Halloween accessory has a 30' range. read more

Generic
$116.00 $78.79

Have the spookiest house on the block with this fun and easy-to-use Halloween Fog Machine. It will add the ideal effect to any spe...cial Halloween event or haunted cemetery scene. The 1000W fog machine is powered by 110 volts of electricity and is... read more

Adkins Pro Audio & Lighting
$48.99

The FOG400 Fog Machine has a powerful Heavy Duty 400 Watt Heater. This package includes one gallon of high quality fog juice. A wi...red remote control. This fogger uses only water based fog juice and displaces up to 2,000 cubic ft. of fog per minute.... read more

Chauvet Dj
$119.99 $99.99

- Compact, lightweight fog machine emits thick bursts of fog to enhance any light show- Operate the machine from a distance using ...the included wired or wireless remote- Always ready technology provides fog on demand- Manual fog button provides easy... read more

Product Features

Product Features

There are literally hundreds of different products within each category of Halloween outdoor and yard decorations. That's part of the fun—deciding what to add to your exterior spaces, what style you favor, and how extensive you want your Halloween decorating to be. But even within that range and variety of decorating types and products, there are certain product features that will affect how your Halloween elements look and work with your home. Those include materials the item is made from, its power source, and setup and takedown time. As you begin your search for Halloween outdoor and yard decorations—or if you're adding to your collection—review these product features to ensure you find what best suits your needs and wishes.

Materials

A variety of materials is used to create Halloween outdoor and yard decorations; their one commonality is that all should be able to withstand weather conditions, including cold, snow, and rain.

Power Source

If your Halloween outdoor and yard decorations have light, sound, or movement, they will be powered either with electricity or batteries. Make sure you understand what the power source is. If your decor requires electricity, make sure its cord and your source can easily connect.

Setup and Takedown Time

Most Halloween outdoor and yard decorations are easy to set up and take down: a faux pumpkin only needs a spot by the door; a wreath needs to be hung. But other items, such as inflatables and animatronics, may require more time and effort.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Nowadays, some homeowners invest nearly as much time and effort in their Halloween outdoor and yard decorations as they do at Christmastime. That investment means any items you're thinking about adding should be thoroughly vetted, to make sure they complement what you already have. In addition, pay special attention to purchase considerations including durability, cost, storage, and cleaning and care. Each will affect your enjoyment and use of the piece. Here's your guide to getting started on your very own, just-you collection of Halloween outdoor and yard decorations.

Durability

The complexity of creation and the material of Halloween outdoor and yard decorations will influence the longevity of the items. To ensure yours last as long as possible, take a good look at how they're put together and whether they will withstand your yard's conditions.

Cost

The more elaborate a Halloween outdoor and yard decoration, the more expensive it is likely to be. But if it is well made, the cost may also translate into a longer life for the piece.

Storage

Especially for very large Halloween outdoor and yard decorations, storage may be an issue. If the item deflates, you will have less of a problem storing it safely. Review your home's spaces to ensure you can accommodate items such as oversize animatronics.

Cleaning and Care

After spending time in the elements, Halloween outdoor and yard decorations will likely need cleaning. Understand what's appropriate for your pieces—a light dusting and vacuuming, for example, or a damp cloth—and take care of each item before you store it for the next season.

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Surefire
$448.99 $380.50

The dual-spectrum M600V AA Scout Light produces 250 lumens of white light suited for short- to medium-range applications, or 100 m...illiwatts of non-visible infrared output for use with night-vision devices-with no IR filter required. Simply twist the engraved dual-spectrum V-Series head to switch between the two light-output modes. This self-locking head selector can also be turned to "disable" mode for stealth operations or transport. The high-performance LEDs and the TIR lens are virtually indestructible-with no filament to burn out or break. And, as its name suggests, the versatile M600V AA is powered by two AA lithium or two AA alkaline batteries-the latter being more readily available worldwide. The M600V AA is activated by a click-type tailcap switch-press for momentary-on, press further to click it constant-on. Available separately is a remote tape switch with a 7-inch cable that provides fingertip control-simply press the user-positionable pad for momentary-on activation. Built from rugged aerospace aluminum that\'s hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish for added durability, the lightweight M600V AA attaches quickly and securely to any MIL-STD-1913 rail via its fully integrated thumbscrew clamp-without weighing down your weapon. O-ring and gasket seals help keep out moisture and dust, making this robust Scout Light ready for action in even the most inhospitable places on Earth. Built for combat, ready for anything. Fits: Rifles, carbines, and submachine guns with a MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail on the forend.Features:- Virtually indestructible 250 lumen white light and 100mW IR LEDs regulated to maximize light output and runtime- Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens creates focused beam with significant reach and enough surround light to accommodate peripheral vision for situational awareness- Powered by either two AA lithium batteries (included)--for maximum output/runtime--or by two more readily available AA alkaline batteries- Constructed of high-strength aerospace aluminum with Mil-Spec hard anodizing for extreme durability; weatherproof--O-ring and gasket sealed- Ergonomic tactical switching: shrouded click-on/off tailcap included or remote pressure-activated tape switch available separatelySpecifications:- Fits: Rifles, carbines, or submachine guns with a MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail on the forend- Color: Black - Bezel Diameter: 1.125"- Weight: 4.5 oz.- Batteries: 1 123A (included)- Output High White: 250.0 lumens- Runtime High White: 1.2 hours- Output High Infrared (mw): 100.0 mW- Runtime High Infrared: 5.0 hours- Tactical Runtime, White: 1.2 hours read more

Gemmy
$350.00 $129.00

Make a statement this holiday with the 4.5' Tall x 8' Long Animated Airblown Inflatable Halloween Camper. The illuminated, whimsic...al design is decorated with pumpkins, spiders and ghouls. A friendly skeleton waves to your guests from the camper window.... read more

Balsam Hill
$59.00 $45.00

Offered as a set of 2, these Balsam Hill exclusive pathway lights measure 5.5 inches in diameter. These pre-lit lanterns feature f...riendly ghost faces that glow and flicker when the lights are turned on. They include metal stakes that measure 34 inches high and an outdoor battery box. Requires 3 AA batteries; not included. For indoor or outdoor use. read more

Balsam Hill
$69.00 $49.00

Offered as a set of 4, our Boo Halloween Luminaries measure 5.25 inches long, 4.35 inches wide, and 10.5 inches high. Handcrafted ...from solid iron to ensure durability, they feature scalloped edges and a painted orange interior that glows when a candle is placed inside. Safe for indoor and outdoor display. read more

Flash Furniture
$206.00 $61.99

Classic Style Accent Chair Stacks up to 7 High Transparent Crystal Finish Curved Arms Contoured Seat Fluid Design Polycarbonate Mo...lded Structure Durable and Sturdy Protective Rubber Floor Glides Suitable for Outdoor Use Designed for Commercial Use read more

Flash Furniture
$155.00 $50.99

Classic Style Accent Chair Stacks up to 7 High Transparent Crystal Finish Contoured Seat Seat Height: 19H (front) x 18.75 - 19H (s...ides) x 18.75H (Back) Fluid Design Polycarbonate Molded Structure Durable and Sturdy Protective Rubber Floor Glides Suitable for Outdoor Use Designed for Commercial Use read more

Balsam Hill
$69.00 $49.00

Offered as a set of 4, these Balsam Hill exclusive Halloween luminaries measure 10.5 inches high, 4.5 inches deep, and 5 inches wi...de. Handcrafted from solid iron, a jack-o'-lantern face is cut out from the black outside surface to reveal a painted orange interior that lights up with candles from inside. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, with artificial or real candles; not included. read more

Nerf
$59.65 $14.59

Unleash a sweeping defense with this hardcore Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster. The two flipping drums hold six Strike darts ap...iece and let you fire up to 12 without reloading. Load up both of them into your Nerf FlipFury blaster and hit the streets... read more

Mohawk
$19.99 $4.99

The spookey Mohawk the witch is in doormat will scare anyone who walks up to your door. The bright green eyes watch any visitors. ...Size: 18 x 27. read more

Caroline's Treasures
$53.00 $43.59

Full size house flag is made from a 100% polyester heavy weight canvas material. Not your typical house flag that you might find f...rom a mass merchant. These flags are only sold online and in specialty boutiques. This flag is much heavier than most... read more

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