When the days get shorter and the air is chilly, friends tend to gather inside the house rather than outdoors. What better way to greet them than to festoon your front porch, door, and entryway with a wicked welcome to let them know you’re in the spirit of the upcoming Halloween season? If you’re not sure where to start, don’t fret! These dauntingly scary and frightfully fun Halloween decorations not only spook up your front porch for visitors but also create a magical ambiance for Halloween party guests as they enter your “haunted” abode.
Before they even set foot on the porch, make sure your guests get a spooky greeting. String a Halloween pennant across the threshold of the porch, along the railing, or from corner to corner of a picture window. Adding fake spiderwebs chockfull of plastic spiders helps complete the haunted party look.
Front Porch Fright
If your porch isn’t sheltered against rain, you might want to stick to real pumpkins (grouped together in odd numbers) along with hay bales and more fake spiders and webbing to create your Halloween party masterpiece. A nice weather-proof addition is a pre-lit spooky Halloween tree, or outdoor string lights in orange and purple draped around the door and windows. Dress up an existing porch light with a pumpkin light cover, or swap out your regular light bulb with a black light. A Halloween-themed door mat is both festive and functional like a vibrant orange Water Guard embossed with BOO!
Witch Way Should We Go?
If your porch is covered, then let superstition get the best of you by placing a black cat just off to the side, arched and ready to cross the path of any guest who approaches your front door. Not scary enough for you? How about a Halloween witch lurking among just-picked pumpkins in a corner? And speaking of witches, a set of whimsical witch legs that you can easily stake straight into the ground in front of your porch.
Spooktacular Entryway Greetings
As your guests cross the threshold into your house, what could be more welcoming than man’s best friend all dressed for trick-or-treating? Lighting and ambiance are everything when it comes to Halloween decorations, and nothing says cozy (or creepy) like Halloween candles. Whether you choose pillar or votive, flameless, or traditional lighted wick candles are sure to set the proper mood. Add some flameless pillar candles next to a pile of skeleton bones, hang some Halloween lanterns nearby, and drape gauzy spider webs over your Halloween decorations to complete the look.