Halloween


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Halloween is supposed to be really scary but we like to keep our decorations kid friendly. This is reflected in our choices below.

The Halloween decorations usually don’t stay for a very long time so it makes sense to have something not labor intensive.

After researching various decorating ideas we chose the ones that are both easy to implement and still look great. We hope you find them appealing as well.

Here is our list of the best easy Halloween decoration ideas.  We also include links to specific products on Amazon to illustrate them. We are happy to help you make your search easy.

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1. Halloween translucent window decorations

These are really easy to set up. They are just a plastic printed sheet that you tape to the window. When lit from behind they look real. Great and fast decoration.

Some of the designs are for single windows, while others are for double windows.

We have a house in the neighborhood that gets the eyes for Halloween. They work best for two single windows with some distance between them. It really seems as if the house is looking at you.

There are a few more Halloween translucent window decorations on Amazon.


2. Flood lights

If you already use flood lights for Christmas you can just buy orange (amber) bulbs for Halloween. The orange lights are great because they can be used through the whole Fall season. We use them to accentuate the scarecrow and the pumpkin display. They also look great pointed at the house.

The red lights are perfect for drawing attention to more bloody displays for Halloween.

We use cheep green stakes for the flood lights. We buy them from the local garden center or Home Depot. We have tried two different types but they were of similar quality. Although not the most durable merchandise, the stakes have the advantage of being cheep and easily replaceable.

In addition to the incandescent bulbs, there are halogen and compact fluorescent bulbs in various colors. We have tried only the incandescent ones and are happy with them.


3. Halloween lighted window decorations

We see lighted window decorations occasionally in local stores but they are mostly for Christmas. It is best to buy them locally but when this is not an option Amazon offers a few choices.

Look at the most current Halloween lighted window decorations.

Typically, these window decorations come with short cords. If you have large double windows and want to string two together you may need to use a short extension cord. Luckily, there are 3-feet extension cords on the market which reduce the clutter significantly. They are available in white and tan colors.


4. Halloween garage door magnets

These magnets are great if you have metal garage doors. They are just a couple of the many garage door magnets offered by Collections Etc.

These magnets are of very good quality with magnetic backing all throughout. They do not interfere with opening and closing of garage doors.

Be careful with other sources of garage magnets because some of them require gluing magnets on the back of the decorations, while others marketed as garage door magnets are actually decals.


5. Halloween dishwasher magnetic covers

The first Halloween dishwasher art cover is by Collections Etc. and comes in a large size that covers the whole dishwasher panel.

The second cover is offered in a smaller size.

We have a few dishwasher covers and store those out of season on a refrigerator downstairs. Another cool place to put them are the washer and dryer.

If you like the idea of dishwasher covers there are many generic ones in addition to the seasonal.


6. Halloween mailbox covers

There are many adorable mailbox covers for Halloween. They come in two styles. The ones labeled as MailWrap (or just Wrap) attach securely with a strong magnetic strip along each side of the cover. The ones listed as Magnetic are usually with full magnetic backing. If you have a preference make sure your read the descriptions. Also pay attention to the sizing as some covers are made for oversized mailboxes.

We list a few here to get you started. Matching garden flags are sold for some of the covers as well.

See more Halloween mailbox covers.

There are also seasonal individual magnets for each side of the mailbox if you prefer that.


7. Halloween garden stakes and spinners

The metal garden stakes can be made visible at night by shining a flood light on them. Even better, they can cast their shadows on the house.

The spinners are made out of durable UV resistant nylon and are fairly large. They are amusing to watch during the day.

There are more bicycle garden spinners and flying wind spinners available.


8. Halloween garden flag banners

These flags are also called feather flags or feather banners. You have probably seen some of them at the doors of various businesses. They all come with a pole. Sometimes local garden centers will sell them.

The last three are advertising type of banners and are complete kits with pole and ground mount. The banners for them are also sold separately.

There are more Halloween feather flags on Amazon.

Happy decorating!

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