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Scary Halloween Yard Cemetery

Updated on September 7, 2014

Trick or treat scares with cemetery Halloween decorations

I find a cemetery scary. Of course, some are more frightening than others. You know the one: the out in the country old cemeteries that are lit only by the moonlight. The one that looks like it hasn't been taken care of since the Civil War. The one with tombstones that are broken, stained or tipping over. You half expect to see a caretaker that looks 90 years old hobbling by pointing his bony fingers in your direction that you are going to die. Yea, those are frightening.

The cool thing is you can decorate your front yard where it is nice and safe with a bunch of cemetery props. Interesting placement of tombstones, cemetery gate, lighting and even ghosts, ghouls and/or skeletons can make your yard look amazing for Halloween.

For whatever reason I find an old gate more unnerving than a tombstone. The old wrought iron stained, maybe leaning with a bunch of weeds and such growing around it seen at night is rather spooky. Of course looking past the gate and seeing old tombstones in the distance can really make your hair stand on end.

Photo in public domain.

Cemetery Tombstones

You can't have a cemetery without tombstones. Your typical granite tombstone is heavy and expensive. You want something that you can move around your yard and decorate easily. The best tombstone decorations are either heavy foam of plastic. They look like the real ting but are obviously lighter and much less expensive.

This 22" mossy celtic tombstone is one of many that you can place in your yard cemetery. It is made of heavy foam and is embellished with moss.

Graveyard Fence
Graveyard Fence

Graveyard Fence

Not everyone has the money and time to go out and get a wrought fence to place in their yard for Halloween. The next best thing is a plastic set that is economical and looks good, particularly as you decorate around it and ad necessary lightening. No one will ever know that it is plastic.

This plastic fence is great. Unfortunately the tombstones are not included in the kit, but you can see that it will look good in your makeshift cemetery.

You will want to buy a few of these as they are 18" wide and 30" high. 3 to 4 will give you just enough room to make a nice looking grave site next to your front door or along the walk. to your front door.

Cemetery Kits
Cemetery Kits

Cemetery Kits

The are some kits you can buy that will have everything you need for decorating your yard with a scary cemetery scene. Without having to buy individual tombstone and gate pieces these kits will already include them for your use.

We typically line our sidewalk with at least one kit for Halloween.

There are many kits available that have tombstones along with other decorating items like a spider web, chains, skulls, bones and moss. Add your own lightening to this gruesome collection and you could have yourself a very scary scene for your trick-or-treaters.

A Scary Halloween Cemetery

Do cemeteries scare you?

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      eww, scary, gives me the chills

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      Marelisa 4 years ago

      When I was in college I lived in a dorm called Harbin Hall. I went to Georgetown which is a Jesuit school, and the cemetery is where they bury the Jesuits who teach there. I thought it was kind of strange to live next to a cemetery when I first saw it, but I was never scared.

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      halloweenforever 4 years ago

      No don't have any fear of cemetries except perhaps when one day I "live" in one

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      MaryMorgan 5 years ago

      No they don't scare me, however I don't want to live in one any time soon! Good idea for Halloween yard decorations though.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      Excellent yard décor

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      No, they do not scare me at all. However, I only go during the daylight hours!

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Nope...grandma used to live across the street from one. It's where my mom grew up. We loved to visit it. Very nicely done lens though!

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      I love walking through old cemeteries, they don't scare me a bit! When I was little and trick-or-treating, however, the graveyards people would put up used to terrify me lol! Neat lens.