It’s nearly Halloween, and if you’ve finally sorted out the costumes for yourself and your family, stocked up on weird and wonderful food… All that’s left is the decorations.
If you want to make the most of the spooky occasion, decorations are a good way to add some character to your home and add a touch of fun to your festivities.
The good thing about decorations are that they’re temporary yet effective – and you can dress parts of your house up as much or as little as you want.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween inspired decorations to make sure your party looks the spookiest on the street.
Best Halloween decorations
1. Bag of Bones
Add some finishing touches to your dining table and scare the wits out of your Halloween guests.
The bag of bones will look super scary scattered across a table, you could even leave some of the bones in with the sandwiches and drinks to really frighten everyone.
Alternatively, leave the bones in the bag around communal rooms in the home for people to discover themselves.
Price: £6, Asda – buy here now
2. Severed Body Parts
Would it even be Halloween if someone hadn’t lost a hand? Or maybe a finger or lung?
These severed body parts are a gruesome way to decorate your home in time for Halloween.
Chose from over six different body parts, where you choose to hang or lay them out is up to you and for your terrified guests to find.
Price: £2.99, eBay – buy here now
3. Animated Zombie Bride
If you like to go above and beyond with your Halloween decorations, you might not be satisfied with a few paper bats and orange banners.
What’s scarier than an animated zombie bride in your living room? A zombie bride in your living room, with an alien baby hanging out of her of course.
This sound activated prop emits the ghoulish sounds of wailing, the brides eyes light up with two, red LED flashes – the baby pops in ad out every so ofte to frighten unsuspecting guests!
Price: £99.00, Halloween horror shop – buy here now
4. Skeleton Inflatable Cooler
If you don’t really like things popping in, popping out or lighting up – go simple, not everything needs to jump out.
This light-hearted decoration is actually a drinks cooler with a spooky twist, shaped as a tomb with a skeleton eagerly watching over it.
The base of the unit is over a metre long – so more than enough room for drinks and anything else you need to keep cool!
Price: £12.99, eBay – buy here now
5. Dripping Blood Door Decoration
These scary blood-dripped messages are a great way to scare your guests subtly.
The vinyl messages stick right on to your door with tape and won’t cause any damage after they are peeled off.
Imagine the horror on your guests face as they go upstairs to use the bathroom ad find the doors upstairs covered in these!
Price: £3.49, Party Delights – buy here now
6. White Spider Web Luminous Night Light
What happens on the outside of the house is just as important as what goes on inside – after all, most scary movies begin with a freakishly haunted looking house.
This giant spider web is a great solution for decorating the outside of your home, without spending big.
If you hang the web up during the day, the web absorbs the light all ready for when night time hits – then you’ll have a gigantic spiders web that glows in the dark!
Price: £8.49, Amazon – buy here now
7. Glass Skull Vessel
Maybe you already have the big decorations figured out already, if that’s the case – little accessories will further complete your look.
These glass skull vessels can be used a range of different ways to add some decorative flair to your home. You use them to hold long candles, fill them with Halloween sweets or, use them for drinks!
Price: £3.00, Hobbycraft – buy here now
8. Halloween Giant Bloody Window Posters
Maybe you don’t want to decorate your home and your just getting into the spirit for the sake of your neighbours and they’re children.
If the inside of your home is staying Parisian chic this Halloween, but you still want to let trick or treaters know they can knock on your door – why not go with some window stickers.
They are easily stuck on and peeled off, they won’t compromise the interiors of your home and most importantly, they’ll terrify people on the outside!
Price: £8.99, Amazon – buy here now
9. Haunted Haris The Ghost
Is it really Halloween if you haven’t seen a ghost yet?
Haris the ghost creeps up your house, so you don’t have to. Just hang him in an area of your home you’ll know he’ll be seen; Haris will do the rest.
The ghost is voice and touch activated – so expect him to scream, flail his arms around and menacingly lights up.
Price: £12.99, Lights4fun – buy here now
10. 200 LED Supabrights Halloween Lights (Orange)
To add the finishing touches to your home – you don’t need to spend a lot of money.
Sometimes the little things make a lot of a difference. This inexpensive pack of 200 lights is more than enough to make your desired room look the part.
Drape them around the treats table or around windows to give off the sinister orange glare.
Price: £16.99, Halloween Horror Shop – buy here now