Decorating your front porch for Halloween is one of the best ways to take part in Halloween festivities. This annual tradition brings out the kid in all of us. With the whole neighborhood stopping by your front door, what better excuse could there be to transform your porch to the eerie entryway of a haunted house with festive decorations?
There are plenty of ways to get your front porch ready for Halloween. Get inspired by these ‘spooktacular’ decorating tips – (but not so spooky that the tiniest of trick-or-treaters will be scared to come to your door!).
Front Porch Halloween Pumpkins
Pick Your Pumpkins: There’s no rule that says you have to stick to plain orange when it comes to your pumpkins.
Consider decorating with white, yellow, or multicolored gourds; you can even hand paint your pumpkins to put your own spin on the classic orange
Traditional Halloween Delights: Jack O’Lanterns are a quintessential element in Halloween decorating, signaling trick-or-treaters from around the neighborhood to visit your door. Pumpkin Pile has hundreds of printable pumpkin carving templates, and carving tips to make this festive activity fun and easy!
Pumpkin Carving Templates from Pumpkin Pile.
Stray from Tradition (but not from the path): Keep the Halloween theme subtle with a little woodworking to create these reclaimed wood pumpkins.
Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins by Finding Home Farms.
Front Porch Halloween Decor
Get Crafty for Spectacular Spookiness: Decorating for holidays is a fun activity to help you get into the mood of the season. Get the little ones involved by choosing a few family-friendly crafts to include in your decorating. Only slightly eerie, these fun DIY decorations hang from an invisible fishing line. They look even more magical lit up, adding a little glow to your entryway.
DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries from Polka Dot Chair.
Repurpose Planters: Now that your summer blooms have gone away, those empty planters can elevate your pumpkins. They are also good, as a base for ghosts looming by your door or as a landing pad for the Wicked Witch of the West.
3 Halloween Planters Ideas from HGTV.
Consider the Theme and Scare-Factor: Do you want to go for the scares with cobwebs, spiders, and skeletons. Or maybe family fun with happy pumpkins and friendly black cats. Whatever you choose, a cohesive theme can streamline decoration decisions and make searching for décor pieces easier.