From Front Porch to Foyer: These Halloween Decorations Make a Delightfully Spooky First Impression

Skeleton on Halloween Porch

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, your guests will a vintage looking BEWARE Halloween sign flickering in the moonlight. String the Halloween pennant across the threshold of the porch, along the railing, or from corner to corner of a picture window. Adding fake spider webs chock-full of plastic spiders helps complete the haunted party look, but we’ve taken it a step further by perching a realistic-looking black bird just out of petting reach of a 6′ animated standing Halloween witch.


Front Porch Fright

Halloween Door Decorations for your porch - Improvements
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?

Halloween Door Decorations for your porch - Improvements

If your porch is covered, then let superstition get the best of you by placing an animated 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 6′ animated standing 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

Halloween Entryway Decorations

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.

Halloween Lanterns


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