Tips for Halloween Yard Decorations

Trick or treater

Get Your Yard Halloween Ready

Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated events during the fall season for individuals of all ages! Halloween’s origin dates back to over 2,000 years ago, when the Celtic’s celebrated their new year. They believed this was the time of year when ghosts and spirits came out to haunt, so they provided treats in order to pacify them.

In the United States, we celebrate Halloween every year on October 31st by dressing in costumes, going trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, telling ghost stories, going on haunted hay rides and more. If you are searching for some simple tips to amp up your Halloween yard décor, keep reading.


Flying Ghosts

Adding flying ghosts on your trees or front porch is budget-friendly and provides that extra spook factor. These ghosts can be made combining balloons and gauze fabric, here’s how.



When you think Halloween, chances are pumpkins initially pop into your mind. It seems that fall is the season for pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored desserts… The list goes on! So, are you even celebrating Halloween if you don’t include pumpkins in your yard decorations? Perhaps you carve pumpkins with the rest of the family to place on your porch or you can go the low maintenance route by purchasing light up pumpkins that are battery-operated.


Haunted House Signs

Having a haunted house sign in front of your home is sure to add some additional fear in your trick-or-treaters. You can design this sign yourself and use text like “Enter At Your Own Risk.”


Bloody Footprints

Bloody footprints aren’t just creepy, they are easy to create and cleanup! All you need to do is purchase washable red paint, apply it to your feet and then create a trail up to your front door.


Window Silhouettes

Have you ever looked in your neighbor’s window and seen the silhouette of something that gave you the chills? 9 times out of 10, it’s just their cat! Cut out Halloween decorations, like a black cat, and place it in your window to create a creepy silhouette.


Glowing Eyes in the Bushes or Trees

There is nothing spookier than feeling like someone is watching you! Create glowing eyes and place them in your bushes and trees to let trick-or-treaters know they are being watched. These eyes are easy to make, also. Just cut eye shapes out of paper towels and then put a glow stick inside of it.


Not So Welcome Mat

Change up your welcome mat to one that is more on the “unwelcoming” side. If you want to break out your creative side, use an old carpet and design it with paint. Or, you can purchase one.


Whatever Halloween decorations you decide to use, be sure to get your yard in shape first. Be sure to put away your summer decorations, clean your porch or deck and rinse of any mildew or pollen that has built up. If you have any questions regarding turf grass or notice a few bare patches during your cleanup process, contact RiverView Turf.


Happy Halloween!