Halloween is a spooky long-standing tradition brought to America from Scottish and Irish immigrants in the 19th century. Today, however, Halloween celebrations and decorations have been taken to a whole new level as fun-loving people across the nation go all out to ensure they have the wackiest and spookiest house on the block.
In addition to dressing up ourselves, children, and pets to revel in the ghoulish festivities, we also go the extra mile to decorate our homes inside and out as well. It’s the special time of year where everyone wants their home to be the most haunted house around. That being said, the best outdoor Halloween decorations are also for people of all income brackets, and there are plenty of affordable spooky decorations ready to invoke frights and chills day and night.
However, in order to win the title of “Scariest Home on the Block” a little effort is needed when picking out Halloween décor. From witches and zombies to ghosts, goblins, and coffins, there are dozens of different types of fun and creepy Halloween decorations just waiting to spook every guest and passerby.
To shorten your workload and provide you with more time for thrills and chills, here are ten spooktastic Halloween decorations that are sure to bring goosebumps and smiles this Hallow’s Eve!
The Best Outdoor Halloween Decorations Table
|Product||Image||Features||Price||Star Review Rating|
|1. UPODA Halloween Projector Light - Waterproof with Remote Control Timer and Music Player||Auto Timer|
8 DIfferent Scenes and Themes
TF Card Compatible for MP3 Playback
|$$||4.1 out of 5 Stars|
|2. 71-Inch Life Size Hanging Animated Talking Witch Halloween Haunted House Prop Décor||Features sound- or touch-activated sayings and noises as well as flashing red eyes|
Requires 2 "AA" batteries.
Dimensions 26"W x 14"D x 71"H
|$$||3.8 out of 5 Stars|
|3. Mega Spider Web Outdoor Halloween Decoration||Includes one gutter bracket and five ground stakes|
Made of polyester blend to survive bad weather
23 feet by 18 feet, this spider web is HUGE
|$||4.1 out of 5 Stars|
|4. Halloween Décor Groundbreaker Zombie Outdoor Halloween Decoration||Hand crafted, great detail|
Weather resistant materials
|$||4.5 out of 5 Stars|
|5. AtmosFX Phantasms Digital Decorations DVD for Halloween Holiday Projection Decorating||Created different spooky images and aberrations onto different surfaces|
Compatible with Monitors, TVs and Projectors
Add-ons that provide great holographic and 3D effects
|$$||4.5 out of 5 Stars|
|6. Holidayana Halloween Animatronics Animated Clown with Balloon Prop||Light Up Eyes and 5 Spooky Phrases|
Stands 5'6" tall
|$$$$||4.2 out of 5 Stars|
|7. 72-Inch Cocoon Corpse Decoration||72 inches tall|
Corpse enclosed in a silky web
Hangs upside down by a wire
|$||4.6 out of 5 Stars|
|8. Scary Hanging Bats Halloween Yard Decoration||15 bats, 3 different sizes|
High quality latex
|$||4.5 out of 5 Stars|
|9. Family-Friendly Halloween Trick or Treat Feather Yard Flag Outdoor Decoration||Characters are printed in a fabric flag|
Décor measures 4 3/4'
Weatherproof fabric flag
|$||4.4 out of 5 Stars|
|10. Prextex 60" Animated Hanging Grim Reaper Skull with Shackles Chains||60 inches tall|
Requires 3 "AA" batteries
LED eyes, spooky sounds and movement
|$$||4.6 out of 5 Stars|
The UPODA Halloween Projector Lights make a wonderful addition to either indoor or outdoor Halloween décor. The high-quality projector lights cover an optimal projection range of 40 to 330 square feet. It has 8 scenes in total, the spooky ghosts and dancing skeletons make a good decoration for Halloween. But even when the fun of Halloween is over, the projector has additional scenes for Christmas, Easter and more.
The projector comes with many cool features that you don’t find on other competitive Halloween projectors. such as MP3 playback, and TF card compatibility. You can pop your favorite Halloween soundtrack on a TF card and have the projector play it out to trick-or-treaters. This Halloween projector also has a built-in automatic timer, and a ground stake for easy installation. It’s also lightweight, portable, and IP65 waterproof rated.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
The 71-inch Hanging Talking Witch is designed to increase the spook factor of any home. In addition to its realistic size and look, she also features a variety of touch- or sound-activated sayings, such as:
• “You’re not scared, are you?”
• “Beware” followed by a menacing witch’s cackle
To top it all off, the life-size witch also has sound-activated glowing red eyes, for added spookiness after the sun sets. However, she is a bit cartoonish, which makes it perfect for the kiddos. She’s also designed to hand not stand, which takes away from her realistic look.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
The Mega Spider Web Outdoor Halloween Decoration measures a huge 23 feet by 18 feet. This makes it capable of holding the largest of creepy crawlers and scaring arachnophobes of all ages.
The web is easy to put up and includes five ground stakes and one gutter bracket. Simply spread out the stakes in your yard and attach the gutter bracket to have a large spider web outside the front of your home in no time at all.
Although a spider decoration isn’t included, the triangle-shaped Mega Spider Web Outdoor Halloween Decoration is made of a tough and durable polyester blend, allowing it to hold the biggest of spider decorations and endure all types of weather.
The white webbing isn’t glow in the dark, but it’s reflective enough to get noticed day and night. Plus, a spotlight can be used for an added effect. Best of all, it’s lightweight and can be easily wrapped up and stored year after year. If you’re in need of a huge spider web to round out your Halloween decorations, this giant web is a great option.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Awaken the walking dead with the Groundbreaker Zombie Halloween decoration. This awesome hand-made model comes with an eerie zombie head and two arms. It can be lightly buried with some top soil, or dig a half-grave, whatever look you are going for. The head and arms can be positioned so they look like they are surfacing from the depths below.
This is a great, budget outdoor Halloween prop, that is sure to add to the atmosphere and effect for any would-be trick or treat visitors on the spookiest night of the year!CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Ok, so technically this is an indoor Halloween decoration, but the effect of it is best seen outdoors, especially when used in conjunction with a projector and AtmosFX Hollusion Projection Material. The AtmosFX Phantasms Digital Decorations DVD can add the most oustanding visuals to any Halloween decoration. The DVD can be used through any monitor or TV, and in ‘TV mode’ will disaplay some great indoor visuals. However, the value if this decoration is really in the effects it can produce through a projector.
When used with a projector, the Atmos FX DVD allows you to project the 3D images onto doors and windows to great effect. You can add to this with the Atmos FX Projection material which will make the images look holographic, or floating in thin air. You can also use it in conjunction with AtmosFX 3DFX Form, Inflatable Prop which basically allows you to project the holographic image onto an inflatable ‘body’. If all you have is a projector and a window, then the AtmosFX DVD is great. But if you can invest in some of the extras too, it is unbeatable.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Clowns are scary. Sure, there are some that look friendly and nonthreatening, but as a general rule, they are bloody scary. Unnatural features, over exaggerated movements and sinister smiles. Makes me shiver. Makes a lot of people shiver. And that’s before they get all evil and mischievous. So when something like the Holidayana Halloween Animatronics Animated Clown comes along, it works on many levels. It is sinister, just for being a clown, but then with the animated movements, spooky phrases and light up eyes, it has layers of effect.
It’s not ‘beefy’ or padded out like an actual body, but it does stand 5’6″ tall. It is thin, with a layer of clothes covering the main mechanical under frame which conducts the animated movement. But in the dark of night, with all the features it does offer, it is a great addition to your outdoor Halloween props to scare not only the kids, but any adults with an irrational fear of clowns too. Bonus!CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
Perhaps the only thing scarier than a gothic coffin on Halloween is this 72-Inch Cocoon Corpse Decoration. The life-size corpse stands six feet tall and is designed to hang upside down by an included wire and hook on a front porch, tree in the front yard, or anywhere else for that matter.
The upside down corpse is completely enclosed by a thick mass of spider webs, allowing it stand out from other Halloween decorations and make an awesome addition to any Halloween display. When a light is shined on it, the eyes and facial features of the corpse really stand out, adding to its creepy effect. For the price, it’s an excellent buy.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
When it comes to Halloween decorations, hanging bats are nothing new. However, these Scary Hanging Bats are some of the most realistic and creepy bats being made today.
These Halloween yard decorations come in a variety of sizes and feature a black, high quality latex construction. When the wind blows, these Scary Hanging Bats move around in an eerily lifelike manner, making them even scarier.
These bats do work well indoors as well as outdoors. They do come with tape provided for hanging, but you may want a stronger material such as clear fishing line. You can use this to hang them from any tree without noticing the line at all and adding to their realistic look.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
The best outdoor Halloween decorations don’t always have to make your heart race and send chills down your spine. Made for kids and everyone to enjoy, the Family-Friendly Halloween Trick or Treat Feather Yard Flag is a happy welcoming ghost with a pumpkin and smiling bat friend for a truly Happy Halloween.
The weatherproof fabric flag stands 4-3/4 inches tall and comes with a stake for easy installation. You can place it by the front door or anywhere else in your yard to enjoy all October long. It’s the perfect complement to any Halloween décor.CHECK DEALS ON AMAZON
This hanging Grim Reaper Skull is a great addition to any outdoor Halloween scene. It can hand directly from a tree or clothes line and will scare the crap out of people as it blows gently or violently in the wind. It is made for outdoor use, but works just as well indoors and requires 3 AA batteries. The batteries are to power spooky LED lit eyes, arm movement and scary sounds that emanate from the figure. The shackles and chains look great, and at 60″ (5 feet) tall, it is a good life like size.1 X Interactive Skeleton in Hammock spooky Halloween decoration sound-activated