If you’re new around here, you might not know that my 5 year old son is obsessed with Halloween. I don’t even know where he got it from. But in the past year he’s started to really gravitate to anything scary related. I like pretty fall decor, so going more true “haunted” is outside my comfort zone. But it makes him happy so I tried to find a compromise and do spooky and cute Halloween decor.
cute and spooky Halloween decor
If you were to go on a walk with us, you’d hear my son BEG me to tell him scary stories. I do my best to oblige, but it’s definitely not my forte. There’s a large section on Don’s bookshelves dedicated to Halloween books. And whenever we go out thrifting, he picks out something with a ghost or bat or pumpkin. His room has been decorated for Halloween since June.
So, I thought it’d be fun to do some extra special spooky decor for his playhouse since I knew he’d love it! Want to see that?!
So spooky- right?! But a little cute too. To the left we have a haunted graveyard with a witch ghost, tombstone, and a skeleton hand with his fingers crossed. Don was most excited about that witch ghost and at night it’s extra creepy- the head glows and it moves in the wind.
I thought those crossed fingers were a fun take on a skeleton for Halloween!
On the right side, we have an oversized spider’s web, a huge spider (who’s eyes light up at night), some bats and a few rat skeletons too.
All of these rainbow pumpkins have been outside for months. Don dragged them out of storage and has been putting them in different areas of the yard. So I gathered them all and arranged them in rainbow order in front of the house. I made these last year. Most of them are the foam pumpkins from the craft store that I painted with latex paint to match my stairs.
Remember these fun stairs?! Someone asked me how Don felt about me using rainbow colored stuff with his playhouse. He really doesn’t care. Especially since everything is Halloween themed. I obviously haven’t raised him with a “pink is for girls and blue is for boys” mentality. At this house, color is a fun way to express ourselves and doesn’t have to be so restricting based on gender.
Probably my favorite part of this Halloween decor is the fall wreath! The rainbow pumpkin wreath I DIY’ed from last year is the perfect size and looks SO cute on his green door!
my favorite cute and spooky halloween decor
1 Spider’s web / 2 giant spider / 3 lavender pumpkin / 4 Halloween keys / 5 rat skeletons / 6 witch ghost / 7 gold skeleton / 8 lacquered pumpkins / 9 emerald owls / 10 gravestone / 11 fingers crossed skeleton hand / 12 gold snake
I decided to round up some cute and spooky Halloween decor in case you’re wanting to decorate with this same look. Halloween is exactly 2 months away today! And although I think it’ll look different this year- especially with trick or treating, might as well have fun with the decorations!
These are all from Grandin Road– who has the BEST Halloween decor! There’s WAY more options, but these are my favorites.
After I was done decorating the playhouse, I moved onto the front porch. After weeks of it being 90 degrees plus, yesterday was 55 and felt like fall. So maybe I went overboard- lol! But I LOVE having my porch decorated for fall and it’s September, so why not?!
I’ll probably add to the front porch as we get more pumpkins, but for now I love the garland, wreath, doormat, and I put my porcelain cats out front too. I found those thrifting and love how cute they are. Plus cats are Halloween related- right?!
For the my front door, I used three garlands. Just measure the sides and top of your door to get the total length of garland you need. Mine are hung with two screws above the door.
These are more of an investment item. But they’re something that you’ll pull out every year and the quality is top notch. Plus those colors are SO pretty! It’s hard to find pinks and blue with fall decor, so I love these.
Anyway, there’s my outdoor fall decor for this year! Have you decorated yet?
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