With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to start decorating your home. Here are 5 easy ways to dress up your porch for Halloween.
Orange lights really liven up your home, especially when kids are coming up to your home for trick or treating. Take a trip to the Dollar Store and buy 5ft of orange string lights for $1. These lights also plug into each other so you can connect multiple strands to run however long your home is. Additionally, it’s fun and easy to wrap lights with white cobweb material to muffle the light and to add to the spooky ambiance to the front of your home. Black lights also bring out the creepy vibe by illuminating all white surfaces. Having a white ghost under backlight is a classic Halloween decoration.
With kids coming to your door, make sure you have enough Halloween candy to last the night! Costco sells large bags of assorted candies as well as king sized candy bars. If you live in a less dense area, buying king size candy bars can really help differentiate your home from all the rest on your block. And the kids will remember for years to come, and tell their friends. If you really want to be different, get creative with your candy choice (i.e. homemade cookies).
Carving pumpkins is a great way to bond with your family on a fall weekend. You can either buy pumpkins from the grocery store or go to a pumpkin patch and pick out your pumpkin. Next you’ll hallow out your pumpkins so you can start carving. Finding stencils online will help you carve designs as you can trace the stencil onto your pumpkin and just carve along the line. If you don’t know what to carve, consider choosing a family theme, like Fall words like “Harvest,” “Autumn,” and “Gather,” or go with different sports. Your HOA may even host pumpkin carvings, which would be a great way to meet more of your neighbors.
Make your windows part of the fun too! The Dollar Store and The Goodwill often have window decals in the shapes of ghosts, pumpkins, witches, etc for under $5. Dressing up your windows will give the front of your home some flair. Front windows are also a great place to put spooky phrases that people can read while they walk up to your porch.
To add to the ambiance of your scary home, play some Halloween music in the background for the kiddos coming to trick or treat. Spotify has a bunch of pre-made playlists with songs like “Monster Mash”, “Thriller”, and “Creep.” You can pair your phone to a Bluetooth speaker and put on your porch, or play from inside the home and open windows to let the sounds