Halloween Porch Decorations

LAST UPDATED: Oct 17, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 17, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

Learn how to integrate Halloween porch decorations without effort, to create a spooktacular Halloween porch that will be a hit with trick or treaters. These Halloween porch ideas create the perfect amount of BOO!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – it’s the season where adults become kids again and everything is fun and magical for children.

As a minimalist who is always trying to manage time and stress, I’m sharing some easy ways to create a fun and festive Halloween porch! It’s easier than you think!

open dutch door surrounded by black bats and pumpkins

The Best Halloween Porch Decorations

Bats

One of the easiest things you can do is to add bats. This works especially well on siding, windows and doors. It takes just a few minutes to make a haunting Halloween porch! It’s just $5 for 108 reusable bats! You can shop the bats here!

open dutch door surrounded by black bats and pumpkins

Skeleton

You can easily transition your porch from fall to Halloween by adding a skeleton. There are so many ways to prop them up! Make him/her climb onto your portico, peep out from the bushes, sit on the bench and more! You can get a life size posable skeleton here.

A life size skeleton leaning against a porch pillar for Halloween front porch decor.

Add a skeleton to a chair, sofa or bench indoors or out. He’ll definitely take guests by surprise. Give just a hint that something is amiss, like toes peeking out from under the sheet.

Skeletons are so fun and versatile, don’t you think?

A life size skeleton leaning against a porch pillar for Halloween front porch decor.

Black Birds

A black bird hanging from a cage or merely sitting on a chair is terrifying in itself! After watching Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” I feel a chill come through the air just seeing one!

Hang Spiders

Purchase plastic spiders or spider rings (clip the ring off) and tie clear fishing line. Hang from your porch at varying heights to spook guests! (See video for the easy DIY!)

White porch steps with Halloween porch decorations of mums and pumpkins and spider webs

Add Webs

Cover mums and corners with spider webs! It’s a hauntingly fun way to update your porch for Halloween!

Halloween porch decorating with a white mum, green pumpkin and witch's broom.

Dead Mums

Dying mums? No problem! Give the illusion that everything is dead and has been left untouched. There’s no better time to have a brown thumb!

Silhouettes

Silhouettes are typically cut from black construction paper. It’s an inexpensive way to give a little peek into your home – black cats, bats, haunted houses are all easy to make in minutes! You can learn how to make a silhouette here!

White porch steps with Halloween porch decorations of mums and pumpkins and spider webs

Candlelight

Illuminate using battery operated pillar candles to up the eek factor! The best part about these glowy pillar candles is that they are so easy to transition for holiday decor, too.

Check out how I used them for the holidays in this nighttime Christmas tour!

Cauldron of Bad Apples

This is another charming way to add a traditional, vintage flair to your Halloween porch decor. This cute cauldron is affordable and oh-so-cute for parties and decorating!

A cauldron full of fresh apples and a battery powered pillar candle sitting in grass.

Witch’s Hats

If you have a larger porch, you can hang witch hats using fishing line! It’s bewitching! You can also hang them in your yard on trees!

Hang Ghosts

These hanging ghosts look so adorable when blowing in that chilly fall breeze. Hanging ghosts are easy to make yourself but such a cute addition to your fall porch.

Halloween porch decor with a white mum, a skull, and an heirloom pumpkin.

Don’t Clean

Last but not least! Resist the temptation, consider it a blessing. I told you this would be easy!

It just so happens that I’m best at making a mess and I’ll take Halloween and make it an excuse to leave our home a little aloof. Leaves, dead spiders and real webs add haunting appeal.

Halloween porch decor with a white mum and a skeleton hand reaching across, and an heirloom pumpkin.
Halloween porch decor with a white mum, a skull, and an heirloom pumpkin.

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