Holding on to the title for hosting the best Halloween party in town requires a lot of work. Like the crown for the best outdoor Christmas lights, there are plenty of people vying for first place, with your neighbors looking to raise their game every year. This, coupled with technology delivering bigger and more advanced options, means there’s no time to rest on your laurels. To help you stay ahead of the rest, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite ready-to-go Halloween party decorations along with the best Halloween party decoration ideas to help get those creative juices flowing.
We’ve included a range of different Halloween party decoration ideas to help ensure you’ve got an option to cover every inch of your home in something spooky, slimy, scary or just eye-catching. Remember, the key to a successful Halloween party is impressive visuals, convincing spookiness and great Halloween party food. If you’re starting from scratch or aren’t looking to go house-wide with your decorating, we suggest prioritizing these four key areas to have the maximum impact for the minimal effort:
- Front Yard
- Living Room
- Front Porch
- Any Front-Facing Windows
Below you’ll find our top picks for the best Halloween party decoration ideas along with a number of ready-to-install props. We’ve included options for every level of budget, with a great selection for staying cheap this Halloween, as well as some more advanced options for anyone looking to go all out.
Home Accents Holiday Animated Skeleton Dog
Is there a better way to welcome guests into your home than with this Home Accents Holiday Animated Skeleton Dog? We don’t think so. In addition to its glowing LED eyes, your 12-inch tall best friend also produces creepy sound effects to ensure it won’t be missed by anyone entering your home. It’s a great addition to a haunted house or spooky home setup.
Kangaroo’s Stretchy Spider Web
Another classic (and budget-friendly) way to get any space in your home Halloween ready is to cover it in a fake spider’s web. This Kangaroo’s Stretchy Spider Web can cover up to 200 square feet and comes with four plastic spiders for you to strategically place to maximize their impact. What’s even better about this quick and easy Halloween addition is that it can be placed either indoors or outdoors and also reused over a number of years.
Skeleteen White Sharp Vampire Fangs
BEST NAPKIN RING
Imagine sitting down to dinner and discovering that your napkin ring is in fact a set of fanged vampire teeth. Make this spooky imagining a reality with this 12-pack of Skeleteen White Sharp Vampire Fangs. It’s both a quick and budget-friendly way to add something extra to your dinner table.
Skeleton Restroom Door Cover Party Accessory
This hilarious Skeleton Restroom Door Cover Party Accessory gives you a quick and effortless way to cover large empty spaces in your home. Whether it’s a door or a wall, this 30-inch-by-five-feet poster covers your empty space with an amusing Halloween-themed scene. In addition to the skeleton restroom, you can also choose a crashing witch or a mummy or witch using the bathroom.
Home Accents Holiday Bag of Halloween Bones
It’s fair to say that this Home Accents Holiday Bag of Halloween Bones is a Halloween display must-have. At under $10, the bag of 12 individual human bones is a steal and arguably forms one of the most versatile decorations you could have in your arsenal. Each bone is made from durable plastic, meaning it can be used indoors or outdoors. So no matter whether you want to create a graveyard, make a hanging skeleton or just leave bones around the place to creep people out, this is your go-to option.
3D Skull Ice Mold Tray
The sub-freezing temperatures of the ice won’t be the only spine-tingling thing in the room if you prepare your ice-cubes in this 3D Skull Ice Mold Tray. Constructed from high-grade silicone, this tray lets you create four individual ice skulls per round. It’s also an ideal accompaniment to the best Halloween glassware and adds an extra dimension to any Halloween dinner party or get-together.
TMCCE Halloween Window Clings Decals
BEST FOR SMOOTH SURFACES
As we mentioned before, one of the most effective ways to decorate your home is by decorating your front-facing windows. Choosing these TMCCE Halloween Window Clings Decals makes the task simple and gives you 60 individual pieces to temporarily place on windows, glass doors, floor tiles, mirrors and any other flat surfaces throughout your home. Decals to choose from include witches, skulls, ghosts, pumpkins and numerous other Halloween-themed shapes.
Kicko Assorted Big Rainforest Snakes
BEST WREATH IDEA
Come Christmas time, you’ll likely have a wreath hanging from your front door. But why not get the wreath hanging started a little early this year with your own homemade Halloween-themed wreath. Simply take these Kicko Assorted Big Rainforest Snakes and wrap them around a premade wire or wicker wreath to create a decor piece that is sure to turn heads, especially if there are any ophidiophobes coming through.
BigOtters Rubber Hanging Vampire Bats
BEST FOR HANGING
These BigOtters Rubber Hanging Vampire Bats are another fun way to add to the Halloween feel throughout your home. Whether you choose to hang them from the ceiling, from doorways or even all around your yard, when your guests catch a floating, winged creature out of the corner of their eye, it’s sure to send a chill down their spine. This pack includes 12 pieces so there’s plenty to go around.
AOSTAR Halloween Blood Bags
If you’re really looking to freak your guests out with your Halloween party experience, you may want to consider serving drinks from this pack of AOSTAR Halloween Blood Bags. The set is made up of 30 Halloween drink pouches, six syringes and two funnels. Obviously, we suggest only putting red-colored drinks on the menu to add an extra level of convincing creepiness.
Prextex Realistic Black Feathered Crow Figures
With six individual animals included, there’s plenty of Prextex Realistic Black Feathered Crow Figures to place around your home to create an uneasy air about the place. Crows are, especially around Halloween, rather creepy, so placing them up on a shelf, on the top of the TV or perched above your front door is definitely going to put some of your guests on edge. Why not try playing a bird crowing as part of your background soundtrack for even more discomfort? When it comes to the best Halloween party decoration ideas, crows should sit at the top of your list.
Happy Halloween Pillow Cover Set
BEST LIVING ROOM ADDITION
If you’re only having friends over for a coffee, an effective yet simple Halloween party decoration idea is to switch out your everyday pillows for some Halloween-themed ones. Inside this Happy Halloween Pillow Cover Set, you’ll find four different cases, each of which sports an eye-catching design. To complete the transformation of your living room, this set also comes with four accompanying coasters which match the pillowcases.
Window Poster Halloween Menacing Mummy
BEST WINDOW DECOR
Let your guests know what they’re in for as soon as they arrive with this convincing window poster. When placed correctly, these 35 by 60-inch, backlit posters give the appearance of a mummy pressing up against your windows. What’s most impressive is how real it looks, so once inside you can expect guests to enquire exactly where your mummy outfit-adorned guest is hiding. They are also reusable, meaning you’ll get years of use from this more than worthwhile purchase, making it one of our favorite Halloween party decoration ideas.
JOYIN Halloween Foam RIP Graveyard Tombstones
These JOYIN Halloween Foam RIP Graveyard Tombstones are a fun way to transform your beautiful lawn into a creepy graveyard. The set includes five 17-inch tall gravestones which are supplied with metal ground stakes for easy installation. It’s also possible to create a flat stand with the stakes if you want to display the tombstones inside or place them on flat, un-stakeable ground.
Jnaurb Orange and Purple Halloween Lights
An eye-catching set of lights, like these Jnaurb Orange and Purple Halloween Lights, gives you an easy way to draw people’s attention to certain areas of your home. They’re ideal for window hanging or trailing around a kitchen counter. They are also IP44-rated, meaning you can hang them outdoors without a problem. Additionally, there are eight different lighting modes to choose from for a little bit of variety. And variety is always a good thing when it comes to the best Halloween party decoration ideas.
Prextex Creepy Looking Witch
If you’re looking for a life-sized figure to add to your growing list of Halloween decoration ideas, definitely consider this Prextex Creepy Looking Witch. At six feet tall, she’ll be able to look your guests right in the eye. This is, even more, intimidating as her eyes house LEDs for a more piercing stare. The figure is made from high-quality materials and also includes bendable arms for a little customization in your display.
HBlife Halloween Decorations Inflatable Pumpkins
One of the best things about inflatable decorations is how easy they are to put up and how much space they cover. Both of these points ring true with this set of HBlife Halloween Decorations Inflatable Pumpkins. The display is made up of seven individual pumpkins which are joined together into an eight-feet wide and 4.3-feet tall display. Additionally, you can choose between a central pumpkin sporting a black cat on its head or a central pumpkin with a witch’s hat on.
Best Choice Products Scary Harry Killer Clown
For a more frightening experience for your guests, you may want to consider adding this Best Choice Products Scary Harry Killer Clown to your Halloween display. The clown stands just over 64 inches tall and features glowing eyes, posable arms and real fabric clothing. Additionally, it’s capable of saying a number of creepy phrases, including “Go ahead, run away … I’ll just catch up with you later. In your nightmares!”
neonpartys Pumpkin Witch Hat Halloween Neon Sign
For something to really make your Halloween party decor stand out from the rest, why not hang an eye-catching neon sign on the wall. In this neonpartys Pumpkin Witch Hat Halloween Sign you’ll have a Halloween-themed, attractive wall piece to trump all others. This display-worthy sign features an evil looking, bright-orange jack o’lantern wearing a luminous pink witch’s hat. Handily, you can also choose from a range of different sizes to make it easier to fit your sign into any wall space you have to spare.