Few things are more stimulating for a trick-or-treater than walking up to a house detailed with dreadful Halloween decorations. Whether you use complicated props like swooping ghosts, or simple, classic decorations, like shimmering jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and native american corn, your house will delight visitors. A haunted yard, complete with fun Halloween decorations, makes a fine setting for outdoor parties in good weather, as well. storm trooper costume
Pre-plan your outdoor Halloween decor. Picking a theme makes it much easier to chose decorations, and is generally more effective. Transform your front garden into an old, foggish graveyard, a fortune teller’s lair, or an upset scientist’s lab.
Themes are better to work with, but don’t let that stop you from throwing in whatever appeals to you, and mixing some misunderstanding. It helps to lay down out your design on paper, to get an idea of what will go where. If you are using pranks and gags, try to placed them up where friends must walk past them to be surprised by them.
There are a few very practical yard props out there, available for purchase form Halloween specialty stores, home decoration stores, and online Halloween shops. Foam-filled silicone sculptures of ghouls clawing their way out of the grave are incredibly effective. Various other prop ideas are: bloody areas of the body, grave gallstones, glowing skulls, gargoyles, and faux-dungeon doors. Yard design kits can be found, too.
With some time and creativeness, you can make your own outdoor Halloween accessories out of relatively cheap supplies. Make gravestones away of cardboard or polyurethane foam. Craft ghosts out of white fabric, and hang up them from the forest. The possibilities are limitless!