Halloween is the time to put your ghoulish imagination to work. Decorating the lawn for Halloween is a fine art. It sets the tone for the entire Halloween experience at your home. You must have a theme in mind when you display your decorations. If you are going for the Spooktacular look, these are must-haves.
Inflatable Scene Setters
Two large pieces are ideal for drawing attention to your Halloween scene. The eight foot “Airblown Lighted Archway Ghostwood Cemetery Reaper” needs to be positioned as the central focal point of your lawn’s decorative scene. It should be placed in such a way that it frames your doorway. The entry into your haunted house will be much scarier walking through the archway into the house. You can find this item at Home Depot both online and in stores. It is a bargain in the $100 or less category because it is a reusable piece and an economical investment. Spirithalloween.com is a great shopping site for decorations. The Skeleton Stagecoach Airblown Inflatable is another must-have item. This item should be displayed in the driveway. Position it so that it appears to be arriving to deliver ghastly passengers with curbside service. It is a pricier piece at $299.99, but it can be reused annually also. This helps soothe the sting of the initial purchase price.
The lawn must be shrouded in fog to pull the spooktacular setting together. A durable long lasting fog machine is in order for years of Halloween haunting. The Chauvet-H1300 is the best deal. It has a 3.3 liter tank capacity and a wireless remote. This item ranges from $127 to $150 online. Newegg.com has the best price for this fog machine.
The animated rising gravekeeper is guaranteed to startle even the bravest trick-or-treater. It is voice-activated and rises up to scare the visitor. The red eyes flash, and it speaks six phrases. The gravekeeper carries a lighted lantern. This is an exclusive item from grandinroad.com. To see it in action, check out the video. This character is battery-operated and intended for indoor/outdoor use. It is a steal at less than $100.
Any haunted cemetery is not complete without tombstones. The Creepy brand 12 piece Cemetery Kit is an essential part of this scene. The tombstones need to be spaced evenly. For maximum fright impact, place the animated Gravekeeper behind a tombstone so that he appears to rise from the grave. This set is available from Party City and SpiritHalloween.com. It is less than $30 online. The kit includes a spider web, nine feet of barbed wire, three tombstones, three skulls, and two sets of skeleton hands and feet. Place these items strategically to spark gasps and groans.
Three staked witches flying on brooms will add believability to your spooky scene. Placing them where the stakes will be masked by the fog will make the characters appear to be really flying through the air. The price is reasonable for a set of three from cpmichaels.com.
Scare up a good time with these Halloween items. Happy Haunting!