Halloween Decorating Ideas - Scary Good
by HDME Staff
There is no shortage of Halloween decorating ideas. Next to Christmas, Halloween is probably one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. It is a time for children and adults to dress up like their favorite type of monster and decorate homes to make them look scary.
This practice was originally introduced as a means of frightening off evil spirits that were allowed to walk the world of the living on this one night each year. Let's look at a few Halloween decorating ideas that will help anyone get into the spirit of the holiday.
If one is not planning to decorate the whole house or have a party, the entryway can be decorated in such a way that it makes it appear more spooky to anyone coming to the door as they trick or treat. Setting up a table with dried flowers in a vase and a jack-o-lantern, complete with a lit candle, makes a good start. One can also hang a few rubber bats and spiders around at different heights or even tie one to the door knob to spook the trick or treaters.
Red lights and black clothing are useful decorations at this time. This is especially true if the lights seem to flicker. Candles inside red candle holders are ideal.
Other Halloween decorating ideas inclue decorating the front porch if there is one. Many people choose to make a sort of scarecrow with straw wrapped in a man's clothing. Some even use a carved pumpkin for the head. Some have gone so far as to remove the bottom of the pumpkin so that it could be slipped over one's head and replaced the scarecrow with a live body during the hours when children are trick or treating.
This can make it possible to scare older kids that think they are too old to be taking part in Halloween activities. However, care should be exercised so that no small children are frightened too badly.
Some like to decorate their car with a pair of hands gripping the front bumper and a pair of shoes or boots hanging from the rear bumper. Another variation among various Halloween decorating ideas is to place a pair of cut off pants legs pointing into the car's grill with shoes attached so that it looks as if someone had been run over and went into the motor compartment.
Taking advantage of opportunities can also lead to different Halloween decorating ideas. One year, a billboard that featured a very large frog was decorated with a pair of pant legs and boots so that it looked like the frog ate someone.
The Big Question for YOU!
What scary or fun Halloween decorating angle are you seeking this year? And please share some of your best killer Halloween decorating ideas from prior years.