Cool Halloween Decorations

I got the idea for this hub from my son who reminded me that his all time favorite holiday is just a couple of months away. Halloween has always been one of his favorite Holidays ever since he was very small. And considering the large amount of candy that all the kids accumulate every year, I'm sure that it's a favorite with a lot of kids.

And I have to admit that for quite a few years I didn't share his enthusiasm, but in the last couple of years I've actually started to enjoy the decorating aspect of it. We have to leave most of our decorating until the actual day due to local teenage pranks and pumpkin stealing, but I have to say it doesn't look bad at all, especially considering the fact that all of the decorating was done in one day.

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I have to say that one of our coolest decorations yet is the funkin. A funkin is a artificial carvable pumpkin which means that you can keep your masterpiece forever.

A funkin is actually pretty easy to carve, so easy in fact that I can even do it. They come in all shapes and sizes. Most of the pumpkins that you see scattered around the porch are funkins. I was able to purchase them on ebay for a fairly good price.


Ghouls And Tombstones

No yard decorations would be complete without some ghouls and a few tombstones. If you're handy you can make your own with some Styrofoam and a few simple tools.

But if you're like me you're probably a little short of time so I buy most of my decorations. This can get a little expensive, so you might want to buy just a few extra items each year.

Skeleton Drinking Glasses

Cool Drinking Glasses

If you're serving drinks, a cool glass to serve them in is an absolute must. The Oriental Trading Co. has an excellent supply of holiday themed items and you can in fact find these glasses there. Or you might want to check out the glasses on Amazon.



Probably the second most important decoration is the skeleton and skulls decorations.

You can find them in a lot of different shapes and sizes but the one that we settled on is a five foot plastic skeleton that we hung on the porch. This along along with a few skulls to scatter around the porch completes the look.

Scary Skulls

Halloween Spider

Black Spider

What about a spider? No scary yard theme is complete without a big black and scary spider with red eyes looming overhead. Or maybe just lurking among the tombstones. We usually switch ours around from year to year so its never in the same place each time.

Witch Decoration


A silly witch decoration stuck to a tree ,or perhaps your house always add to the fun atmosphere. Or you might be going for more of the scary look, if so the witch in the second picture might better suit your tastes.

Scary Witch

Halloween Food


And last but not least is the food. When it comes to food you are never short of options and many of the recipes can be found quite easily right here on the Internet.

Comments 7 comments

Cassie Tinney 8 years ago

I have been looking everywhere for the witch don't drink and fly. Where can I find it?

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Oh Karen I really loved your hub. I always loved decorating for Halloween inside and outside my home and always made a Halloween surprise for dinner. And sometimes it really did turn out to be a surprise! lol I loved looking at all the pictures and I especially loved the Halloween drinking glass and the witch crashing into the tree. Great hub.

craig killebrew 8 years ago

trying to find the crashing witch, like in your pix.any idea who makes this one. what retailer did you buy it from? thanks, craig

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Karen N 6 years ago from United States Author

When it comes to the decorating Halloween is always a lot fun.

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Great ideas for Halloween. I need to change my decorations this year.

maddiebillington 6 years ago

ya i do to great ideas i love em but one question were did u get it i think that i need to get some of those

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Karen N 6 years ago from United States Author

A lot of the decorations can be found on Amazon.

The directions to make the crashing witch is just below the comments section.

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