Happy Halloween, dear friends! It’s no secret that I love Halloween. I don’t do all the blood and gore, but I love just the right amount of spook!
Today I’m sharing our outdoor decor. It hasn’t changed all that drastically from last year.
Here is our home from the street:
The sun was fading fast as I was taking these photos.
For those that have seen our display from years past, can you see what we replaced?
Our cemetery fence got a major upgrade! I found it in the garden section at Home Depot.
Looks pretty legit, right?
The old fence was also a home improvement store find, but it was made up of pickets wired together that I had spray-painted black. You can see it HERE. It worked great for years, but I was ready for something new!
I also purchased a set of gates…
That guy has been with us since our very first year decorating 12 years ago!
This guy greets you as you walk up the walkway from the driveway…
And here is the view as you approach the house:
The cemetery is to the right of the steps. The main pieces haven’t changed much, but I changed a few things up…
This skeleton family was just a couple last year…
If you continue on to the right of the stairs, our Dead and Breakfast Inn sign is still holding up:
But this guy…not so much…
He is one of our very first skeletons we bought 12 years ago. We have a few of them and they are so brittle, but they’re perfect for laying throughout our display!
At the top of the steps, our faithful Butler is there to greet you:
His clothes are pretty worn. I’m going to have to shop for a snazzy new suit for him for next year! Someone actually stole him several years ago from our old house along with a few other things. He was one of the first things we bought so we were pretty attached to him. Luckily, I was able to find a replacement online.
This gal has returned to the porch this year…
I pulled that table and mirror from inside for my display, and you may recognize the candle holder on the table as one of the lamps I turned into candle holders last year.
Also on the porch is this guy who returned to his rocker that we fished from a dumpster several years ago:
And this guy (or girl?) who is trying to break into the party:
I think he was on the roof last year. I’ve included a couple of affiliate links so you can find things I love.
Those candles are fake and work on a timer. They flicker just like real candles!
At the beginning of the walkway to our front door, I added this archway…ya’ll might remember it from my brother’s wedding HERE.
Another brittle old skeleton…
A couple of skeletons up to no good!
We add quite a few more things on Halloween night like this tent that the kids can walk through:
That photo was from a couple of years ago with my DIY Lighted Halloween Sign. We have a black tent now and we’ll add a bunch more things to it.
I added mason jar lanterns to the archway to help light the way:
I’ll continue to line the rest of the walkway with more tea lights in mason jars, and I’ll also place them throughout our display. These lights look so realistic, but they’re also just good fakes. They run on a timer as well.
These jack-o-lanterns along with more tea lights help light the steps:
We carved our real pumpkins, but I’ve kept them indoors since it has gotten quite warm the last couple of days. I’ll put them out today.
And once the darkness comes, you can really see the skeleton dinner party happening in the dining room!
I have one of those lightbulbs that looks like it has a short in there, so it looks so much better in person! We have those on the porch as well. We’ll also have spooky music playing which will really add to it as well. I can’t wait!
I only took this one quick photo of the inside because the dining room looks pretty much the same as last year…
You can see last year’s skeleton dinner party HERE if you like.
We skipped adding webbing last year, but I think I miss it…I might add some here and there today. It really adds to the spook factor. What do you think? (We did add it in 2017 which you can see HERE!)
And that’s a wrap on our 2019 Halloween Tour!
I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you have a safe and wonderful Halloween!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with an early holiday project using this mirror:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how cute this mirror looks now HERE!!
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