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The spooky season is upon us! Halloween is rapidly approaching, and if you want to have the most stylishly eerie haunted house in the neighborhood, it’s time to start preparing. While we have a soft spot for perfectly carved (or smashed) pumpkins, have you considered an animated jack-o-lantern that can sing? Technology has taken this year’s assortment of Halloween decorations to a whole new level. You can illuminate your yard with solar-powered glowing eyeballs, get a pair of singing skeletons, and so much more.
If your goal is to rival a presentation like the viral light show in Riverside, California from 2016, you’ll need to stock up on the right lighting fixtures and fog machines. And if you’re looking to spook the arachnophobes out there, you’ll want to acquire as many spider props as you can, like this giant, hairy one with LED eyes available on Etsy.
Whatever spooky mood you’re going for — from a “Craft”-style witch convent to a murder-ridden hotel a la “The Shining” — here are all the Halloween decorations you need for a seamless transformation.
SKELETON-HELD ICE BAR
Dealing with a crowded bar line is often a Halloween party nightmare. However, you can completely bypass this issue with a freestanding ice bar. This unique bar can be filled with icy-cold beverages that are easily accessible, and it’s creatively supported by a pair of charming skeletons. Besides serving drinks, you can also utilize the trough for other treats, such as a delightful pinhead charcuterie board.
Inspired by the perpetually eerie helping hands seen in “Labyrinth,” these candle holders add a delightfully haunting touch to your decor. Arrange them in a stack within a hallway for the utmost shock and awe effect. Each hand purchase includes a flameless candle for added convenience and safety.HELPING HANDS
In their 2023 Halloween collection, West Elm is fully embracing a serpent-themed trend. They offer an array of snake-themed items, including snake trays, snake plates, snake pillows, snake wine glasses (available in both stemless and traditional designs), and a remarkably eye-catching snake votive holder. It’s easy to argue that these pieces can serve as elegant additions to your decor not only during the spooky season but also year-round, given their exquisite aesthetics. After all, sipping wine with a tiny snake figurine in hand does add a unique touch of charm, doesn’t it?
We’ve all witnessed the perennially sold-out 12-foot front yard skeleton. This year, why not surprise everyone with something fresh—a garden adorned with glowing eyeballs! Each pack includes four sets of eyeballs, with six eyeballs per set, securely attached to stakes. The best part? The entire setup is solar-powered, eliminating the hassle of wires and cables. Simply relax and immerse yourself in the eerie spectacle of your eye-catching garden.
Dueling Banjo Skeletons
The enduring sensation of skeleton memes lives on with these entertaining skeletons. This musical duo springs to life with the help of a motion and sound detector. They engage in conversation before bursting into a lively bluegrass jamboree. Hats off to the creative decorator who can reprogram these two to perform Tim Robinson’s “The Bones Are Their Money” tune.
Introducing the Ouija Board welcome mat! This clever doormat boasts dimensions of 30 x 17 inches. Crafted from natural fibers and featuring a slip-resistant backing, it compels all your guests to fully embrace your party vibes before they even step foot inside.
Wicked Witch’s Ruby Slipper Prop
Pay tribute to the demise of the Wicked Witch with this unique ruby slipper prop, symbolizing the downfall of the malevolent ruler of Munchkin Country. For a complete transformation of your home into the vibrant land of Oz, consider pairing it with a yellow brick road floor runner.
‘The Craft’ Ouija Planchette Sign
Typically, we aren’t big fans of those “live, laugh, love” wall signs. However, Halloween is an entirely different story. This season calls for unleashing all the cult classics, horror tropes, and iconic one-liners. Even two decades later, Andrew Fleming’s “The Craft” remains a beloved staple that resonates with all the oddballs turned witches out there. Just remember to exercise caution when evoking spirits during this eerie season.
CINEMA LIGHT BOARD
If you’re seeking something with greater flexibility, consider acquiring a cinema light board. This allows you to switch up your messages throughout the entire fall season. Some of our favorite phrases to display include “call the corners,” “it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus,” “they’re here,” and “I see dead people.”
‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Poison Bottles
These meticulously handcrafted jars playfully pay homage to some of the toxic herbs that Sally uses to poison Dr. Finkelstein before her daring escape. Fill each bottle with your own “Nightmare Before Christmas”-themed punch, drawing inspiration from Sally’s various poisonous concoctions, ranging from Fog Juice to Deadly Night Shade.
We absolutely adore holiday pillows. They provide an affordable and easy way to infuse some fun into your living space without the need to airlift in a 20-foot spider (although we still think you should totally consider the spider). Fortunately, there’s a wide selection of Halloween-themed pillows to choose from, and we’ve curated a few of our favorites.
Overlook Hotel Carpet Blanket
Transport your living space into the eerie ambiance of the Overlook Hotel from “The Shining” with this throw blanket. It features the iconic orange pattern that defines the infamous, murder-filled hotel’s carpeting. Drape it over your couch or use it as a quasi-runner carpet on the floor. For the complete effect, consider pairing it with matching pillows.
Tarot-themed Tapestry Set
For those fully embracing the witchy vibes, take it a step further with this trio of tarot tapestries. They come at an incredibly affordable price and offer an elegant means to elevate your space while seamlessly integrating your salt crystal lamps and candles into the atmosphere. And if you haven’t yet added a salt crystal lamp to your collection, what are you waiting for?
Haunted Moving Portraits
These eerie moving portraits are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. They utilize lenticular imagery to create changing scenes and perspectives from every angle. A handy tip: strategically place them in the bathroom to give your guests an extra spine-tingling surprise.
ORANGE FAIRY STRING LIGHTS
Animated Floating Candelabra
Standing at a commanding height of five feet, this ghostly candelabra is the ideal addition to any supernatural gathering on the 31st of October. Equipped with audio sensors, it possesses the ability to move autonomously, gracefully navigating around objects and even reversing direction, creating an immersive and haunting experience. Moreover, the faux candles on the candelabra illuminate when activated, adding to the eerie ambiance.
Madame Leota Light-Up Fog Figure
Invite the spectral presence of “The Haunted Mansion” into your home, including Madame Leota, a 19th-century clairvoyant and oracle. This intricately detailed decor piece serves a dual purpose as both a crystal ball and a fog machine, infusing any room with an eerie and otherworldly atmosphere..
BILLY BUTCHERSON HANGING HEAD
Michael Myers Halloween Decal
For aficionados of slasher films, the presence of Michael Myers will certainly enhance the Halloween festivities. This decal showcases the iconic silhouette of the infamous murderer from the Halloween series.
Enormous Spider Decoration
Harness the fears of your visitors with this colossal 6.6-foot-tall spider. Featuring lifelike black hair and menacing red eyes, this outdoor decoration is the ultimate prop to set the Halloween mood. Consider ordering in bulk or opting for the pack of six to recreate a scene reminiscent of the 1990 film “Arachnophobia.”
Hanging Lighted Witch Hats
Creating outdoor light displays has never been simpler than with these vibrant LED witch hats, which you can conveniently control using a wireless remote. The package includes nine witch hats in various colors, allowing you to hang them across your roof or string them across the yard, instantly transforming your front yard into a lively and eye-catching Halloween decoration.
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‘Drink Up Witches’ Sign
Sometimes, you need a bit of motivation to kick off the party. Establish the mood for the evening with this playful banner, ideal for suspending over a bar cart or beneath any house archway. You can elevate the witchy atmosphere even further by adding a premium broom set to the mix.
‘Hocus Pocus’ Serving Cauldron
On Halloween, there’s no better way to serve food to your guests than in a smoking cauldron. This “Hocus Pocus”-themed bowl is designed with feet to sit securely on any surface and includes a stoneware ladle with a branch-like handle, adding to the enchanting atmosphere of your Halloween gathering.
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Spider Cobweb Decorations
For the perfect Halloween ambiance, every haunted house setup requires an abundance of cobwebs. This all-inclusive set includes mantel pieces, tablecloths, and scarves that can be draped throughout your entire house, effectively setting the mood and creating a delightfully eerie atmosphere.
Holding Hands Ghosts
To instantly create a spine-tingling atmosphere, consider this eerie circle of ghosts that evokes the image of spirits gathering around a pit of fire. If you’re in a witchy mood, there’s also a witches version available to further enhance the mystical ambiance.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Whirl-A-Motion Lightshow
With this “Nightmare Before Christmas” light projector, you can adorn your entire front yard with decorations using just one device. Colorful images depict Sally, Oogie Boogie, Jack, and Zero floating around a static image of Jack, providing the ideal immersive backdrop for both indoor and outdoor decorations this year.
Oogie Boogie Airblown Inflatable
Elevate your Halloween decorations and make your house the star of the street with this illuminated inflatable Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Standing at five feet tall, it self-inflates in a matter of seconds and dazzles with bright, neon green LED lights, adding a vibrant and eye-catching touch to your Halloween display.
Haunted Halloween Archway
Welcome trick-or-treaters with dramatic flair using this 12-feet tall archway. It’s illuminated with six mini-LEDs and features an infrared motion sensor that triggers an eerie cackle when visitors pass by. Crafted from tear-resistant nylon and equipped with three extra multi-colored disco-like LEDs, this eye-catching decoration ensures you’re prepared for many Halloweens to come.
Creepy Carnival Theme Kit
Elevate your Halloween display to become the best on the block, and perhaps even in your entire town, with this elaborate carnival-themed Halloween kit. Exuding vibes reminiscent of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” this kit includes a lighted tent arch, a vintage boardwalk ticket booth, and red railing rope replacements, among dozens of other pieces. With these elements, you can seamlessly transform any space into a spine-tingling and eerie circus atmosphere.
HALLOWEEN FOG MACHINE
Transforming your house into a haunted manor is as easy as buying a super affordable fog machine. Set it up in the corner of any room or behind a prop for ghostly energy.