Since Halloween 2021 is quickly creeping upon us, we thought we’d ask a question designed to dredge the recesses of one’s darkest nightmares. Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic. It’s a simple question really:
What is the scariest thing you can imagine happening this Halloween?
For many people, the answer to this question does not enter the realm of the supernatural at all. Being chased by a creepy clown, being haunted by an angry ghost, or even discovering a monster living beneath the bed are not what most people are truly scared about. Not at all.
For a large percentage of those who love the season of Halloween, the real horror is being unprepared. Or, worse yet, not having the best, the biggest, the most fun, or the most chilling Halloween display in the entire neighborhood. Because “dressing up” for Halloween doesn’t just mean putting on a pirate costume. It means dressing up your home, inside and out, to become a spook-tacular destination for your family and guests.
If Halloween is kind of like your Christmas, or if you really want to make your Halloween decor stand out this season, the list we’ve put together for this blog will not scare you at all. Whether it’s frightening fun or terrifying excitement you’re looking for, our 8 Halloween Decorating Ideas are bound to deliver the tricks and treats, you’re looking for.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Glitter Globe Collection
You’ll be headed to Halloween Town at scary-fast speeds when you start this vintage-style train collection. Each handcrafted car is a masterpiece of maudlin delight with a mini glitter globe as its crowning cargo. Best of all, beneath the glass, your favorite dastardly denizens from Disney and Tim Burton’s beloved film are ready for their scares, amidst swirls of bats and confetti. Plus, the engine plays music from the film’s soundtrack.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Lantern Collection
Experience Halloween Town like never before. A trio of terrible and terrific trepidation, this collection of spooky lanterns will be the highlight of your home this season. Crouching inside each burnished metal “house” are nightmarish scenes starring Jack, Sally Oogie Boogie, and others in, dramatically lit with strands of purple lights. Plus, the lanterns are topped with hand-made pine, ribbons, branches, skulls, and pumpkins for added spectacle.
Spooktacular Halloween Figurine Collection
Turn your favorite holiday into pumpkin-palooza with this collection of Disney Halloween figurines. A color-changing sculpted jack-o-lantern provides a spook-tacular centerpiece, ideal for surrounding with the rest of the figurines. Each one has an adorable pumpkin base and captures beloved Disney characters all dressed up for trick-or-treating. Arriving in sets of 2, the figurines are individually handcrafted and painted by hand to highlight every devilish detail.
PEANUTS™ It’s the Great Pumpkin Tabletop Tree
If you sneak into the pumpkin patch with the PEANUTS™ gang, you never know what you might encounter. But when you display this tabletop tree in your home, your family and friends will encounter pure nostalgic delight. Inspired by the classic TV special, this ultimate Halloween decoration is overflowing with your favorite characters, 35 glowing LED lights, “flying” bats, jack-o-lanterns, and a broom-flying Woodstock topper.
Scaredy Cat Table Centerpiece
No need to fear this black cat crossing your path. He’s too adorable! For a fun fall presentation, cozy up to this sculpted kitten in a pumpkin vase, decorated with the work of acclaimed artist Kayomi Harai. The wide-eyed “scaredy cat” is surrounded with a never-dying Always in Bloom® bouquet of autumn leaves, berry clusters, “flying” bats, and LED lights. And the kitten’s emerald-green eyes glow in the dark for a spooky touch.
Faces of Fear ShockBox Sculpture Collection
From horror movies to Halloween freak shows, the dreaded characters that fuel nightmares are ready to enter your home. Trapped in spring-loaded ShockBoxes, that simulates a jack-in-the-box action, each menacing sculptural monster is waiting for you to unclasp the latch and lift the lid. A frightening delivery of eerie lights and haunting sounds set the stage for the horrors you’ve just released. Start your collection to be ready for Halloween and open at your own risk.
Sugar Skull Glitter Globe Collection
Let their song play on forever with this collection inspired by el Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Intricately detailed and vibrantly hand-painted sugar skull sculptures are preserved for always within individually hand-cast glitter globes. The skulls glow in the dark with exposure to light for an eerie effect. And when you give the globes a gentle shake, sparkling glitter swirls around the sugar skull to a festive melody.
Heads of Horror Sculpture Collection
Those bumps in the night could just be in your head. Then again, they could be the Heads of Horror, ready to bring your darkest nightmares to gory life. This horrifying collection is not for the faint of heart, with ghastly sculptural monster heads presented under glass domes. From exposed brains to oozing flesh, no grisly detail is left to the imagination. Even the bases featured built-in LED lighting to bring each demon, ghoul, and fiend to terrifying life.
Now that wasn’t scary at all, was it? It is our intent to spark some fun and frightening Halloween inspiration as October 31 approaches. How did we do? Hopefully, you saw a must-have decoration for your home. If so, we’d encourage you to snap that “treat” up as soon as possible to avoid the “trick” of it being all sold out. Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween to all!8 Halloween Decorating Ideas: Our Picks for 2021 by The Bradford Exchange