Halloween Decoration Ideas Front of House Fright Fest Create a Chilling Graveyard Scene Thrilling Inflatables Party Ideas for Half-Pints Dazzle ’em light show Laser Light Illumination Dreaded door decorations Setting the scene Life Size Models & Animatronics Spooky, Creepy Atmosphere Easy Decorations & Games Party platters & deadly drinks Frightening Finishing Touches There’s less than a month to go so it’s time to break out those broomsticks, assemble your pumpkin carving tools and dress your home for Halloween! Whether you’re planning a monster movie marathon and need some living dead accessories to set the scene, if you’re organising an all-out Halloween bash with your friends and family, or if you’ve always wanted to transform your home into a haunted house to thrill, chill and surprise unsuspecting trick-or-treaters, then we’re here to help! At Zombie Pit we love all things Halloween-related; from inflatable yard props to unique party accessories. As such, we’ve scoured the deepest, darkest, cobweb-adorned sections of the Internet in order to find the best Halloween decorations available. By following this step-by-step guide you can create your very own Halloween haunted house; full of ghouls, gadgets and goodies that will strike fear and awe into the hearts of your family and friends! Enter if you dare… Front of House Fright Fest! First impressions are important; especially on Halloween. Regardless of whether you live in a suburban home or a second floor apartment, the front of your house can serve as the perfect place to set the scene for your Halloween extravaganza. For instance, if you have a large front lawn then you have a golden opportunity to create your own haunted graveyard tableau. All you need are some prop tombstones with some well placed fake zombie arms creeping out from amidst some scattered earth in order to catch the attention of roaming trick-or-treaters. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon At Zombie Pit, we recommend placing this delightful crawling zombie in front of some prop tombstones to make it look as if the dead are dining out this Halloween. His red eyes light up for a spooky effect made all the more creepy by the horrible sound he makes. At 44 inches long, it makes a fantastic sight as this zombie crawls towards your guests. When it comes to prop tombstones, there are some great yard displays on offer. For instance, this Designer Resin Grim Reaper Tombstone or this Talking Tombstone are sure to stop your visitors in their tracks; and why not give your guests a real nightmare on Elm Street welcome with this gruesomeFreddy Krueger Tombstone? Create a Chilling Graveyard Scene Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon With a sprinkling of tombstones and some well placed ghoulish props, you can easily create a spine tingling graveyard worthy of a scene from Hammer House of Horror. Take a spattering of gravestones and dot them around, leaving space in between for other spooky finds. This Elizabeth Vonstatt Stone and an RIP Grim Reaper Gravestone set the scene beautifully. A Toscano Balkan Vampire Blood Cross Statue adds a more sinister touch, implying the graveyard is the home to the prince of darkness himself! For an unsuspecting twist you can adorn a Nottingham Woods Greenman Tree Sculpture to the most focal point of a tree to give the illusion that even the very flora are bewitched. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon When it comes to creating a graveyard scene, a variety of carefully chosen and well placed stones will give the best effect. Add a celtic cross, or a creepy cemetery moss covered celtic cross to give an aged effect of a graveyard where the living no longer visit. A cemetery fence is a great way to add another dimension and makes a great backdrop for the gravestones. Creating different levels in this way lends itself neatly to draping cobwebs or sinister screens. Position some creepy crows on headstones, fencing or branches for a seriously spooky spectre. For the most convincing graveyard scene we have to take a leaf from the movie makers book and add some sinister, swirling mist. The best fog is that which clings to the ground, creating a blanket of ethereal mist that leaves visitors wondering what lurks beneath. This Froggys Fog Machine does a great job of creating ground fog. For an outside scene the Freezin Fog Outdoor Low Lying Ground Fog or the Froggys Fog Swamp Juice give a great effect. If you choose to use this machine inside, be sure to use the cryofreeze fog juice to keep your mist down low. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon What better way to creep out unsuspecting guests than to place this tombstone of a blood sucking Vampire Demon in prominent position? For a nice distraction between the stones you could add a sprinkling of bones, or why not hang this convincingly creepy bat from a tree or wall? A show stopping sinister statement that is sure to halt halloweeners in their tracks is this creepily clad corpse. Position it hanging eerily from a tree, swaying in the breeze to add a whole new level of fear to your haunted graveyard scene. Halloween Freaky Oversized Skull Resonant Relaxing Wind Chime For a dramatic finishing touch to your ghoulish graveyard, why not add a spooktacular Halloween Freaky Oversized Skull Resonant Relaxing Wind Chime. With a haunting clang of metal against metal, the subtle sounds emanating from these spookily designed chimes are sure to evoke spine chilling tingles from your guests as they pick their steps carefully through your haunted graveyard. Thrilling Inflatables Dramatic Halloween Giant Cat Full size 6ft x 4ft Inflates in seconds Eyes light up Head moves from side to side Anchors securely Certified for outdoors More… Here is one cool cat who is ready for Halloween. Although this fearsome feline stands at a dramatic four feet tall by six feet long, you will be glad to hear that with its built-in fan it can inflate itself in seconds. Once fully inflated, your giant killer kitty can then be tethered to the ground securely with the stakes and cords provided. Of course, being low maintenance is just part of this cute critter’s charm. With beady LED eyes and a head that turns from side to side, this cat is going to be a real sensation at the front of your house. A great way to show off your predatory pet would be to poisition it where people will see it suddenly as they turn a corner or walk past a tree. We bet even adults will jump with surprise when they see this giant cat about to leap at them! Once darkness falls the LED lights inside its eyes glow brightly. It’s sure to cause a few shrieks and a lot of laughter when the trick or treaters come calling. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Make an imposing impact on your front lawn with this colossal 16 foot Reaper with LED Ligthshow Short Circuit Lighting effect. The electric light show fizzing up and down his body seems to bring the maniacal reaper to life. With a heavy duty built in fan, yard stakes, and tether ropes, this self-inflating, giant reaper can be up and spooking the wits out of your neighborhood in moments. Or why not let this 9 foot dragon loose on your lawn? It’s fiery swirling light show makes a dazzling display that visitors will find impossible to resist. It’s a snap to put up then you can sit back and watch the magic unfold as he flaps his wings and charms all within reach. Who doesn’t want their photo taken with a 9 foot dragon? These tame tombstones will light the way for your guests as they make their way up your front path. At 6 foot wide, the flashing light show makes an excellent display at night. With built in fan motor, yard stakes and tether ropes these stones are a sinch to set up. To turn your home into a real Halloween haunt place this Animatronic Lighted Musical Haunted House at the entrance. At 10 feet tall it really sets the scene as visitors arrive with swirling lights, music and lightning sounds; absolutely thrilling way to welcome guests to your halloween home! Halloween Party Ideas for Half-Pints If you are planning a Halloween party for younger guests and have been looking for some frightful yet fun outdoor decorations then not to worry; we have found a vast collection of outdoor inflatable decorations that you can construct on your front lawn or in your back garden in a matter of minutes. These light-hearted attractions will amuse and entertain your younger guests without keeping them up at night! Halloween Arch with spooky owls Perfect entrance for your party Fully self-inflating Low voltage, Pre-lit Supporting guy ropes and pegs Looks great at night View on Amazon Here are some of our favourite child-friendly Halloween yard decorations. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Dazzle ’em with a projected light show! 12 Festive Designs Heart shape, snowflake, clover, high heel pigeon, skeleton, maple leaf, birthday cake Santa, christmas tree, butterfly, star. Interior and Exterior Light Designs for every occasion Easy to install and use Timer for projection light More… View on Amazon Projected Light Show When it comes to decorating the front of your house, large or small, nothing grabs the attention of passing zombies, vampires, ghouls or even people, like a spectacular light show. If you would like to project images onto the outside of your house or lay on a spooktacular show indoors, our Zombie Pit team are excited to tell you about this Waterproof Landscape Projector that we think is the best one out there! Not only will it project Ghosts and Spectres that will make you the envy of all the boys and ghouls in the neighborhood, the projector comes with alternative slides for all sorts of holidays including Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines day and more! Halloween Laser Light Illumination Star lazer lights FR Remote Control Indoor or Outdoor Ground, tripod or wall installation IP65 waterproof, class IIIa laser classification FC,CE, FDA, RoHS Certificates<l/i> Autho rotating lighting effect Easy to use More… View on Amazon Laser Light Illumination If you are looking for a spectacular laser light that brightly illuminates your house, then ZombiePit would like to recommend the GEEKERS Laser Lights,Laser Christmas Lights Halloween Laser Show with RF Remote Controller and Waterproof LED Projector Lights. The RF remote control can be operated within 15 meters and is easy to use. The timer means you can set up the lazer show takes care of itself while you attend to the festivities. This versatile laser light show can be mounted in three ways. You choose whether to have your controller firmly in the ground, on a tripod, or attached to a wall. Being rain and snow resistant and capable of operating in temperatures from -15 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit there are no worries your laser light show will be interrupted by inclement weather. No more ladders, no more stringing up lights and pain stakingly packing them away. Just plugin, sit back and enjoy the show! Greet your ghouls and guests with some dreaded door decorations! Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Once your guests have managed to drag themselves away from your awesome Halloween garden extravaganza, it’s time to spook them with some well-placed front door decorations! By draping a Halloween Light Set along your porch railing or guttering you can set off the rest of your front of house decor with a real Halloween glow. Try staging this Crazy Bonez Pose and Stay Scary Skeleton for a welcome they will remember. With a Halloween door mat that screams and a carefully positioned Light up Talking Doorbell they will be nicely nervous about what lies in store once they get inside! Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon We at Zombiepit may be biased, but what could be more welcoming to your halloween home than your very own zombie meet and greet with this spooktacular full sized animated zombie? The pumpkin light covers and friendly orange jack o-lantern will illuminate their way to safety, that is, if they can steel themselves to make it past the gruesome ghost floating eerily above them! Zombie Caution Tape around the edges of your doorfram can transform any mortal portal into a spook-tacular Halloween spectacle! If you are running out of time and resources to decorate your front of house, we recommend investing in a Zombie Door Display which can be placed over your front door in mere seconds to simulate a zombie breaking through the woodwork. Similarly, you can place a Zombie Window Scene on the inside of your front windows and affix some Faked Wooden Boards onto the outside to make it look as if your home has been invaded by members of the living dead! Front of House Fright Fest Create a Chilling Graveyard Scene Thrilling Inflatables Party Ideas for Half-Pints Dazzle ’em light show Laser Light Illumination Dreaded door decorations Setting the scene Life Size Models & Animatronics Spooky, Creepy Atmosphere Easy Decorations & Games Party platters & deadly drinks Frightening Finishing Touches Setting the scene for your guests Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Haunted Manor House Transform your home into a classy Halloween Mansion with this Haunted Mansion House Party Scene Setters Wall Decoration. Add a set of Haunted House Chandelier Decorations and drape some grey creepy cloth over furniture and doors to inject a spooky touch. For a truly decadent look position your very own scary eyed 72″ tall Animated Butler in prominent position. With LED lights, moving mouth and creepy noises, his gnarly hands are outstretched holding a candy tray, ready to give your guests the full Haunted Mansion experience! Luscious Lighting Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon The right choice of lighting can make or break the ambiance of your Halloween soiree. For a deliciously dramatic look that will bring some magic to your Halloween and beyond, consider installing a deliciously dramatic chandelier. A gothic style Jet black chandelier with candle shaped bulbs, dripping with black crystal pendants and beads adds a touch of romance and class to any room it graces. Everyone understands the romance and glorious sumptuousness of candlelight. With this 24 Pack of Flameless LED Tea Light Candles you can have all the advantages of candlelight without the candlewax or fire risk. What’s more, these are so realistic your guests won’t even realise they are not real candles. Youngsters will be captivated by these multi-color friendly 30 Ghost Solar powered Halloween lights. They’re easy to install, no wiring, no batteries, are eco-friendly and waterproof. Great for indoors and out wherever you need a little spooky charm. With or without candles, this Gothic Skeleton Skull Candelabra is going to make an eye catching impact to your Halloween decor wherever it is placed. This is an extremely versatile piece. Place it on a buffet table as an eye-popping centrepiece, position it on the mantel as a focal piece for the room or add some tapered candles and furnish your Halloween dinner party with a spectacularly haunting glow. Life Size Models & Animatronics Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon What better way to make your Halloween party go with a scream than to have your own monster in attendance. There are a number of life size Halloween Horrors available, so pick and choose the most frightening and invite them along to give your guests a real spook up close and personal. How would you like to have an Animated Werewolf as guest of honour at your Halloween bash? At 6ft and 2 inches this chap casts an imposing figure even when he is just resting. When he growls, moves his jaw and raises his head to bark at the moon, his won’t be the only eyes in the room that light up. This 13th Friday Freddy Krueger Grave Walker Decoration measures 16-Inch long, 28-Inch wide and 14-Inch high. This eerily lifelike Freddie does not move animatronically but if you stage him carefully to appear as he is climbing out of the floor, or from behind the sofa, any one who comes within range is going to move pretty sharply get away from him. A Hanging Evil Clown is one you should not perhaps invite to entertain at a children’s party. With posable arms and flashing eyes, at 6 ft tall he is likely to get more screams than laughs from any unsuspecting guests who come close. Position this 6 ft tall Lunging Reaper near the entrance to your home to set the scene for guests as they arrive. Motion activated and poseable, he’ll bring a real haunting Halloween touch any where he is placed. Life-size Jason Vorhees Animatronic Measures 6’4 ft tall Animates, slashes machete CHI CHI sounds, slashing sounds Scarily realistic! Out of production, collector’s item More… Amazon.com Jason Vorhees Here is an incredible opportunity to own your own life-size 6 foot 4 inch animatronic Jason Voorhees. Being out of production, these are now much sought after, and for good reason. At first glance you could be forgiven for believing this is someone in costume, or worse! When the sensor becomes activated and Jason springs into action, it is hard not to take a step backwards Jason’s head and eye move, his machete arm begins to slash and a menacing “chi chi, ha ha” sound fills the air. Although this is not a brand new version of Jason, it is in solid condition. Whether you choose to have Jason on the front porch to terrorise the neighbours, or you plan to keep him inside as a nice “surprise” for unsuspecting guests, we’re sure Jason is going to fit right wherever he ends up and celebrate this Halloween in his own inimitable style. Create a Spooky, Creepy Atmosphere Low lying Fog Perfect for Halloween FX & theatrical events Standard water based fog juice & ice cubes Warm up 3 Minutes More… ADJ Mister Kool II Grave Yard Low Lying Water Based Fog Machine Irrespective of the specific yard decorations or interior setting you choose, the quickest way to create a spine tingling Halloween atmosphere is with a Low Lying Fog Machine. These little gadgets are amazingly quick to warm up, create plumes of fog that remain at a low level to create that creepy graveyard look or haunted castle feel that will send shivers up the spine of all who enter. Turn on this creepy contraption and it will cover the cracks, corners and cables of any haunted house tableau. Switch on your fog machine just before your guests arrive to create an air of mystery and intrigue that will make your Halloween haunted house the envy of the neighbourhood! Turn your yard or house into a Hammer House of Horror set this Halloween, we guarantee it will be a scream! View on Amazon.com View on Amazon.co.uk Easy Decorations and Games Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon On the other hand, although all of the aforementioned party decorations are fantastic for creating a haunted house atmosphere, if you are decorating on a budget or if you only have a few hours to organise a Halloween party then we recommend investing in the multitude of Halloween-themed party decorating kits and games on offer that can help any party go with a scream. A Beistle Halloween Insta Mural can be put up in a few minutes. At 5 ft by 6 ft it’s going to make an instant Halloween impact on any room and is one the little folk will adore. Some Halloween Lanterns light up any scene, inside or out and will look great when the lights are turned down low. You cannot go wrong with a giant pack of Premium Quality Latex Balloons in orange black and white and sporting Skeletons, Bats Pumpkins and Spider Webs. To make a dramatic impact and fast, pin up this 20 Feet Giant Spider Ceiling Hanging Decoration. Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon To keep the little ones amused we have found some great Halloween themed games that you can introduce. For a game that requires a little skill and a lot of Halloween fun, check out this friendly foam Halloween Ghost Dartboard Game. The Spot It Halloween Game is a great way to engage little minds of 7 and up. You will be so glad you found this incredibly versatile 50 Piece Halloween Stampers Kit. Kids can have hours of fun with some plain paper and a few stampers. Imagine what they can do with 50? For those times you need them to calm down a little and sit still, (and we don’t just mean the kids) enormous fun can be had from decorating plain paper, making Halloween cards and more. Keep some by the door for trick or treaters too! For a super fun game that even the youngest players can enjoy, break out The Giant Spider Ring Toss Game. The tentacles have numbers to keep score and even the least co-ordinated zombie is bound to get 1 on with these big hoops! Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon We also have some great games for the biggest kids at the party; you know who you are. If you enjoy a game of monopoly and appreciate the zombie things in life, you are going to love Zombie-Opoly. The art style is a mix of gore, horror, and comedy that zombie / monopoly lovers are sure to enjoy. From the mind of Tim Burton sprung Nightmare Before Christmas. From the ethereal mists of Halloween, we bring you the Nightmare Before Christmas Board Game. This has become a cult classic and for fans of the movie, a must game to own. Will you be crowned the Pumpkin King or are you destined to dwell in Oogie Boogie’s lair with Lock Shock and Barrel? There really is only one way to find out. Munchkin lovers are going to love this Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas take on the game. Players of Munchkin and fans of the film are going to find this game enormous fun. The quality and detail of the game makes it an absolute delight for collectors to own and would make a great gift for a Nightmare Before Christmas fan. If you have always fancied yourself as a ghostbuster, then get your 3Ds on and join that compellingly spooky little skeleton in The Visions of Johnny the Skull 3D. This is such a great chance to see just how you fair when faced with the spirits of the underworld in the comfort of your own home. Take it in turns to shoot down the ghostly specters than Johnny beams onto the walls. For the best results, play in a darkened room for an hilarious Halloween hoot! Haunted party platters and deadly drinks Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon xxxx Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Frightening Finishing Touches Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon You could offset the eerie atmosphere you have created with some well-placed Disco Ball Lighting which will move in time with the bass beat of any Halloween track and you can evoke a mysterious atmosphere throughout your spook-tacular soiree. Only one question remains; which track do you play first, Addams Family theme tune or Ghostbusters original score? We have some great Halloween Music compilations in our Zombie Music Section, from Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash album, to The Walking Dead and iZombie Soundtracks and the haunting Catacomb’s Production of Creepy Crypt Cantations! Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon As well as your main Halloween party decorations there are some awesome additional extras that you may wish to consider incorporating to make your haunted house stand out from all the rest. For example, if you are planning a movie marathon then why not cover the walls of your viewing room with a Halloween Asylum Scene or a Zombie Outbreak Scene? These vibrant tableaus can catch the corner of your guests’ eyes during the film and will be sure to give them a shock when the lights come back on! Setting an Addams Family inspired ‘Thing’ Crawling Hand Toy scuttling around is sure to catch someone by surprise! Why not hang a Hanging Phantom Decoration in your closet to watch over your guests’ coats and to give them a surprise should they dare to leave? Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Beastly Banshees in the Bathroom You could also prove that nowhere is safe from surprises within your haunted house by dressing your downstairs toilet or bathroom with some little halloween surprises. A Halloween Shower Curtain is a great way to bring the festivities into the smallest room in the house. These Bloody Footprint Floor Clings are so convincing. With 42 pieces in a set, there are enough to make a convincing blood bath in the bathroom and anywhere else there is a nice, smooth surface. A Bathroom Halloween Bloody Peel ‘N Place Decoration Set will make sure that visitors to your bathroom don’t linger too long. If the blood running down the walls doesn’t spook them, the zombie on the toilet lid or the monster in the mirror will get them. Place this hillarious joke box spider somewhere inside your bathroom and you are sure to catch out any snooping guests; the possibilities and fun are endless! Monster Movies and Music Fest Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon Check on Amazon When it comes to providing on screen entertainment or selecting music and soundtracks, we’ve go you covered on all counts. For hours of harmless, Halloween, humour we suggest you break out the original 60’s series, The Addams Family. This box set has enough family entertainment to keep everybody laughing ’til the last pumpkin has been carved and all the Halloween candy has been eaten. For those grown ups who appreciate a thoroughly entertaining fright fest that injects humour and gore in equal measure, we recommend Zombies!, a four film feature of Dead Snow, Pontypool, I Sell the Dead, and Doghouse. Lock the windows and barricade the door before you start watching. You’ll be fine. When it comes to Halloween Music it ican be difficult to get the right mix to suit all ages and tastes. Look no further; if you only owned one Halloween Music Album, Vintage Halloween Soundtrack should be that album. For a great mixture of classic Halloween hits, retro dance tunes, classical greats and a few special effects thrown in, these 40 tracks are going to be all you need to get the zombies and the ghouls up and dancing. Visit Amazon to hear samples of each soundtrack of the best collection of Halloween harmonies you are likely to find. A real gem! When it comes to soundtracks, this 105 Halloween Sound Effects album is likely to have every scary, creepy noise you think you need. Visit Amazon to hear a sample of all 105. They’re a hoot! Fundamentally, by following the tips and tricks provided within this guide you can create a frightfully fun haunted house experience for all of your friends and family who were brave enough to venture inside. Once the sun has risen and your guests have retreated back to their respective crypts all that’s left to do is hang your Boo! We’re Out Of Candy sign on the front door, batten down the hatches, and start planning how you’re going to top this Halloween extravaganza next year! You know where to find us… Check on Amazon Halloween Costumes Halloween Makeup Halloween Decorations Halloween Music Toys and Games Written by Emma Wortley Related Articles Zombie Videos Zombies Are Zombies Real?