What’s more terrifying than a vampire bat swooping down out of the dark October sky in search of fresh blood?
What’s scarier than being trapped in a haunted house with only the ghosts of the past to keep you company?
What’s more nightmarish than a zombie apocalypse with nothing but a landscape of the undead as far as the eye can see?
Well… those are some pretty frightening scenarios, but all of them fun to entertain and explore around the Halloween season. However, none of them compares to the ultimate of all Halloween horrors: being unprepared. The sheer terror!
Sure, most of us have our basic October 31 checklists to make sure we’re covered come trick-or-treating time:
Costumes – check.
Candy – check.
Party invitations – check.
Pumpkins – check.
Monster repellant – check.
But what about one of the most crucial components to experiencing the joy of Halloween? We’re talking about your decorating plans, of course. How do you intend to make your home the best dressed on the block – both inside and out? Whether you’ve given it a lot of thought, or little at all, today’s blog is for you.
We wanted to make sure Halloween didn’t creep up on you this year so we’re serving up a spine-tingling menu of spook-tacular delicacies to put your home in the spirit of the season. Whether you enjoy the fun side of Halloween or prefer to hang out on the scary side (aka the graveyard), we’re sure you’ll find something to dig your fangs into with our 6 favorite decorating ideas for Halloween 2022.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock
It’s time for a good scare from your favorite Halloween Town characters. They’re all here in this handcrafted cuckoo clock alive with lights, music and motion. Just imagine your Halloween guests when Zero pops out to announce the hour, accompanied by the sounds of “This Is Halloween”. Every detail is such spooky joy to discover, from the glowing LED lights of Jack’s Tower, to Lock, Shock and Barrel hanging from the pinecone weights.
The Horror Express Train Collection
Hitch a ride on this terror train and it’s sure to keep your nightmares on track. This horror-bound electric train is populated with cars of the most devilish types, including zombies, vampires and undead brides. Many of the cars even glow in the dark to enhance the creepiness and the locomotive lights up your horrific travels along the way. The collection even includes a free track set, power pack and speed controller. All aboard, if you dare.
Dead of Night Village Collection
Beyond the creaking gates of Dreadfield Cemetery, the spirits of the past walk among the living. Do you dare trespass beyond the dead of night? Loaded with ghastly haunted buildings crafted by hand and ghostly figures sure to summon nightmares, this collection is a Halloween must. Plus, each realistic piece illuminates from within, casting an ominous green glow on the scenes you create.
Ghostbusters Levitating Slimer Ghost Trap Sculpture
Halloween is the ideal time to try and capture everyone’s favorite ectoplasmic being: Slimer™ Ready to haunt your home, he hovers and rotates in mid-air above a specially designed Ghost Trap base that emits an eerie glow. Can you catch him? You don’t want to let this officially licensed Ghostbusters™ tribute vanish.
Two Story Black Cat Inflatable
Give your trick-or-treaters a thrill when you put this gargantuan feline on your lawn. Towering a full 9-1/3 feet above the ground, this inflatable black cat sways its head from side to side and stares into the dark night with piercing red eyes. Even his neck, body and tail create an eerie glow. And an integrated air pump brings him to life in only four minutes.
Great Pumpkin Carving Party Sculpture
If you want to catch the annual appearance of the Great Pumpkin, you might want to join this carving party. All your favorite PEANUTS™ friends are here in realistic sculpted glory, conjuring the nostalgia of Halloween season. To enhance the mood, the inside of the pumpkin glows with a warm light while spooky sounds swirl through the air.
That wasn’t so scary, was it? Did we help take some of the fear out of Halloween decorating? We certainly hope so. Perhaps we’ve even given you some spooktacular ideas to dress up your home this year. And if we did, then our job here is done. But don’t forget that The Bradford Exchange has a whole host of haunts to help you stand out in your neighborhood this Halloween, so don’t let them vanish before sneaking a peek. Thanks for reading and have a very happy Halloween!6 Halloween Decorating Ideas: Our Picks for 2022 by The Bradford Exchange