25 Outdoor Halloween Decorations Ideas

Many of us enjoy decorating our houses and yards for Halloween as much as we do for Thanksgiving or Christmas, sometimes even more! It’s really a fun time of year for everyone and is the precursor to the big 2 holidays.

Some people go all out for Halloween though, heck I’ve seen people turn their entire house into haunted houses before. One way to show your Halloween spirit without compromising the integrity of your tidy home is using yard decorations. There are ones you can throw on your trees, set by your front door, or even inflatable ones and more.

Here’s a list of 25 outdoor Halloween decorations that will really spook trick-or-treaters and make you the talk of the neighborhood!

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1. Zombie Torso Garden Statue

Design Toscano The Zombie of Montclaire Moors Garden Statue Halloween Decoration, 31 Inch, Polyresin, Full Color

I had to put this one first because it’s one of the coolest and most realistic on this list. If you  do it right and put it in the right spot it’s going to look like a zombie is crawling out of the ground!

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2. Grim Reaper Tombstone

Design Toscano DB159491 Rest in Pieces Grim Reaper Halloween Tombstone Gothic Decor Garden Graveyard Statue, 25 Inch, Greystone

This tombstone statue is just over 2 feet high, so it’s not the size of a real grim reaper. But it’s well made, very spooky looking, and is currently marked down and can be had a great price on Amazon. A great addition to your front yard for when trick-or-treaters come knocking.

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3. Inflatable Ghost Arch

Impact Canopy Inflatable Outdoor Halloween Decoration, Ghost Arch, 8 Feet Tall

If you have a walkway leading up to your front door or something similar, then this could be perfect for you! Just set up so trick-or-treaters must walk through it in order to knock and get their candy.

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4. Creepy Beware Signs

UFUNGA Beware Signs Yard Stakes Halloween Decorations Outdoor Creepy Assorted Warning Sign,Scary Zombie Party Decor Supplies,3 Pieces, 12" x 9"

Stake these beware signs in your yard to add a little bit of spookiness to your yard. They’re simple, inexpensive, and along with a few others on this list will really make your yard stand out this Halloween season.

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5. Hanging Talking Witch

UFUNGA Hanging Talking Witch - 71" Life Size Halloween Decorations Clearance - Outdoor Halloween Witch Decor

This eerily spooky life-sized witch hangs from a tree or your porch and says scary things to those that approach such as “Beware” and “I would turn back if I were you!”. It’s highly popular on Amazon (as you can tell from the reviews) and is definitely worth the price for all the fun you’ll have with it.

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6. Spiderweb and Giant Spider

OCATO 200" Halloween Spider Web + 59" Giant Spider Decorations Fake Spider with Triangular Huge Spider Web for Indoor Outdoor Halloween Decorations Yard Home Costumes Parties Haunted House Décor

I love this one because it’s huge, super easy to install, and won’t break the bank. Simply anchor the spider web to a tree or the house on one end and stake in the ground on the other, make sure it’s spread out and looks good then place the giant spider. The color changing floodlights from #11 would make a great combo with this halloween yard decoration.

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7. Jack-O-Lantern Garden Stakes

Gift Boutique Stacked Metal Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns Garden Stakes, Set of 2; Halloween Decoration

Nothing fancy here, just some more yard stakes but this time they’re spooky jack-o-lanterns. Get these and the tombstones from #9, or the beware signs from #4 to really dress up your yard around the front of your house.

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8. Hanging Cocoon Corpse

MAOYUE Halloween Decorations Cocoon Corpse, Halloween Props 72 Inch Hanging Corpses with LED Skull Eyes, Spider Cover and Sound Induction, Halloween Outdoor Props Decoration

With this Halloween prop you get a life-sized upside down hanging corpse wrapped in cobwebs. It’s very lightweight so a light breeze will make it sway in the wind adding to the creepiness it adds to your yard or front porch. It’s somewhat transparent so it’s best to use it in a non-lit area. Although a translucent corpse could look cool too..

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9. Graveyard Tombstones

17 Inch Halloween RIP Graveyard Tombstones-5 Pack Halloween Decorations with 12 Metal Stakes for Outdoor Yard Decoration

Make a spooky little graveyard right in your own yard with this 5 pack of RIP tombstones that you can stake right into the ground. They’re thin and lightweight making them easy to store away for next season.

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10. Inflatable Jack-O-Lantern With Lights

AerWo 6Ft Halloween Inflatables Blow Up Yard Decorations, Upgraded Ghost on Pumpkin Inflatable with Gradient LED Lights for Halloween Decorations Outdoor

This Halloween yard decoration comes with the inflatable jack-o-lantern and ghost, a powerful blower to inflate it in seconds, lights, and stakes to secure it in the ground. It’s waterproof and looks great as a yard decoration for Halloween.

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11. Color Changing Remote Outdoor Floodlights

MELPO 15W LED Flood Light Outdoor, Color Changing RGB Floodlight with Remote, 120 RGB Colors, Warm White to Daylight Tunable, IP66 Waterproof, US 3-Plug (2 Pack)

Light up the entire front of your house with these color changing floodlights. By using the app you can remotely change the colors and light modes anytime you want. Great for Halloween time but you can use these all year or for other holidays.

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12. Solar Torch Lights

TomCare Solar Lights Upgraded, Waterproof Flickering Flames Torches Lights Outdoor Solar Spotlights Landscape Decoration Lighting Dusk to Dawn Auto On/Off Security Torch Light for Patio Driveway (4)

These can be used year ’round but will really look good on Halloween night along the path leading up to your front door. They look astonishingly real and will run all night on solar power. Great quality product and great reviews on Amazon.

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13. Inflatable Spider


This large inflatable spider has an LED kaleidoscope in it’s body that really makes it look cool and spooky as a yard decoration. It’s a real head-turner that really draws attention to your yard. Don’t hesitate to get this one, buyers love it!

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14. Zombies

Halloween Haunters Life-Size Scary Zombie Ghoul Mutilated Woman Eating Heart Prop Decoration - Thick Rubber Latex Body, Organs and Bloody Corpse Torso - Battery Operated Eyes

If you want to go extra scary then this is for you. This life-sized zombie woman in tattered rags has found a victim and is eating him alive! High quality, very realistic, light up eyes, bendable arms for custom poses… what more could you ask for?

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15. Halloween Front Door Hangers

ORIENTAL CHERRY Halloween Decorations Outdoor - Welcome IT'S October Witches Large Banners Porch Signs - Witch Decor for Home Outside Door Yard Garden Party Apartment

How about some simple hangers for the front door? Along with your jack-o-lantern at the front door you’ll be showing your Halloween sprit to trick-or-treaters instantly.

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16. Hanging Ghosts

Y- STO 4 Set 16 Inch Hanging Ghost Halloween Decorations - Realistic Hanging Ghost Halloween Decor for Graveyard

I always love seeing these hanging from trees! They’re so easy to set up. Basically just take them out of the box and walk outside and hang them from your porch or a tree. A truly easy Halloween decoration that you can use for years to come.

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17. Trick or Treating Yard Stake Signs

JOYIN Friendly Halloween Corrugate Yard Stake Signs (9 Pieces) for Halloween Outdoor/Indoor Decorations, Lawn Yard Decorations, Trick or Treating, Halloween Prop

These are kind of goofy and fun if that’s what you’re into. Very kid friendly so you want leave anyone with nightmares but they’re still a bit spooky so a good mix of fun and scary.

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18. Inflatable Haunted House Castle

8.5 Foot Halloween Inflatable Haunted House Castle with Skeletons, Ghost and Skulls Yard Decoration

Perfect for indoors or outdoors this haunted house archway lights up, inflates in seconds, and kids love it! It’s a little on the pricey side but you’d be the talk of your street with this awesome set up.

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19. Inflatable Pumpkin Archway

BZB Goods Giant 8 Foot Halloween Inflatable Pumpkin Monster Archway Arch Haunted House Lights Lighted Blowup Party Decoration for Outdoor Indoor Garden LED Prop Yard Blow Up Lawn Decorations

Ok, last inflatable archway I promise. this one is a little less scary so depending on your yard and how you like to decorate this one may work better for you. Like the others it’s fast inflating, really big, and easily collapses for fast stowing.

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20. Inflatable Ghosts

Sizonjoy 10 Ft Halloween Inflatable Ghost Family,Blow Up Halloween Decorations Built-in LED Lights for Indoor/Outdoor Yard Garden Includes Stakes

This ghost family is one of my favorite Halloween inflatables on this list. Trick-or-treaters, parents, and neighbors are sure to love these 10 ft blow up ghosts with LED lights. They’re made of high quality polyester and are weatherproof ensuring they’ll last for years to come.

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21. 6 ft Hanging Witch Skeleton

Halloween Haunters 6 Foot Hanging Scary Evil Skeleton Wicked Witch Flying on Her Broomstick Prop Decoration - Posable Joints, Realistic Human Bones Skull - Haunted House Graveyard Entryway Display

This list wouldn’t be complete without a skeleton so here you go, a life-sized witch on a broom skeleton. She includes everything you see in the picture and is very high quality for the price. Just hang her up and you’re all set!

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22. Evil Skull Treasure Chest

Evil Skull on Treasure Chest Trinket Box Statue with Hidden Storage Compartment for Decorative Gothic Décor or Spooky Halloween Decorations As Jewelry Boxes or Fantasy Office Gifts

There are many things you could do with this skull treasure chest and put inside it but I think it would make a very spooky Halloween candy dish! It’s well made so use it all year long for whatever you want if you’re a fan of skulls and scary things.

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23. Hanging Prisoner Skeleton

Halloween Horror Decorations,Hanging Caged Animated Jail Prisoner Skeleton with Motion Sensor Voice Activated Scary Spooky Halloween Prop

This AA battery operated, motion sensor activated skeleton prisoner in a cage is terrific! As trick-or-treaters approach his motion sensor is activated you’ll hear a scary voice and his eyes light up. Cool!

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24. Hanging Ghost Skeleton

Aobuy 5.6 Ft. Halloween Hanging Ghost Decoration, Scary Skeleton Grim Reaper |Halloween Animated Screaming Decor Prop

Here’s another hanging skeleton for you but this one is wearing some ghostly rags and has LED light up eyes. It’s really an amazing price for what you get with this guy, hang it right by the entry door for trick-or-treaters and guests!

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25. Crashed Witch

AYOGU1 Classic Crashing Witch, Hanging Halloween Decor Crashed Witch Outdoor Halloween Decorations

This one is great! It’s just a witch that crashed into a tree. The hands and feet have little straps so attach her to any tree or post you want to add a little bit of fun to your Halloween yard decorations.

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Written by OutdoorMotives

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