Halloween is right around the corner – but planning all that indoor and outdoor decor to spook your neighbours doesn’t have to break the bank. From spider-shaped pumpkin holders to little yogi skeletons, these are some of our favourite family-friendly decor ideas for the scariest time of year.
Published October 1, 2017, Updated October 9, 2019
Bone Stretchers Skeletons in Yoga Poses
Dedicated yoga enthusiasts can get into the Halloween spirit by bringing these adorable bendable skeletons into their wellness space. Amazon Canada, $74.
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We love this new houseplant trend, just in time for Halloween! Turn to the dark side with these black succulents that will add a hint of gothic to your home decor. Etsy, $25. Find more easy-to-care-for indoor plants that go beyond succulents.
Spider Pumpkin Holders
If you’re short on time or simply loath the task of carving pumpkins, opt for this no-carve option by picking up these fun decorative metal spider-shaped pumpkin holders that do the work for you. Wayfair, $56.
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If you’re a little tired of busting out the same pumpkin and witch decor every year, try something a little different with this fast-growing October home trend. Stock up on orange and black ornaments to decorate your very own Halloween tree. Don’t believe it’s a growing trend? Check out the hashtag #halloweentree on Instagram and see for yourselves! Etsy, $70.
If you’re hosting a DIY kid-friendly Halloween party this year, why not introduce your little guests to a ghost they’ll actually want to meet? Considering the time of year, you should have no problem finding a variety of candy to stuff into the interior of this adorable pinata. You can pick one up at most party stores.
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Pumpkin-Shaped Succulent Planters
These adorable handmade pumpkin-shaped planters would make a charming addition to your October decor and can be used for both indoor and outdoor succulents. You can also use it to hold a standard votive candle to scare up some spooky fun on the big night. Etsy, $8.
Pineapple Jack O’ Lanterns
You don’t have to resort to the traditional pumpkin when carving out your jack o’lantern this year. Pineapples are all the rage, with plenty of how-to examples popping up all over social media. If you’re short on time but still want to jump on this bandwagon, opt for some pineapple jack o’ lantern decor instead. Amazon Canada, $15.
Spooky String Lights
For an easy-peasy decor solution, snap up this three-pack of Halloween-themed lights that come in the shape of pumpkins, bats and ghosts. They’re perfect for lighting the path to your front door on the big night. Amazon Canada, $22.
Ouija Board Pillow
Too spooked to buy an actual Ouija board? The faint of heart can rest easy with this cozy pillow variety instead. HomeSense, $20.
Witch’s Brew Ceramic Pitcher
Serve up a generous helping of your favourite homemade potion in this stylish ceramic pitcher. HomeSense, $17. You can also try one of these killer recipes for your Halloween party.
Tall Pumpkin Luminary Decorative Lantern
If you’re looking for decor that is a little more chic than the usual kiddie fare, grab one or two of these gorgeous luminary decorative pumpkins for either your outdoor or indoor decor. Wayfair, $88.
Witch’s Book of Spells
For a fun DIY project you can do as a family, create your own little book of spells using a variety of items around the house. Leave it by your front door as trick-or-treaters wonder what spell you’ll conjure up. Check out these Halloween candies, ranked from best to worst.
Eyeball Potion Bottle
Kids and adults, alike, will be amused – and maybe a little spooked – by this ooey-gooey green potion filled with floating eyeballs. Table decor doesn’t get much easier than this! HomeSense, $17.
Giant Stretch Spider Web
Recreate this eye-popping display on your own front lawn for minimal cost. It’s the ultimate cheap and easy outdoor Halloween decor that will also undoubtedly put a little fear into your guests. Amazon Canada, $23.
Floral Skull Serving Tray
If you’ve baked more than your fair share of Halloween desserts this year, don’t stop there. Make sure to serve them up on this spooky platter. HomeSense, $13.
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate both of October’s big holidays, create your own DIY Thanksgiving- and Halloween-inspired cornucopia that you can display indoors for the entire month. Pick up bags of fake leaves, a handful of fresh gourds and some playful pumpkins to keep your family in the spirit all month long. You can also make this DIY push pin pumpkin.
Decorative Pumpkin With Gold Accents
For something simple, yet grotesquely elegant, opt for this decorative black and white pumpkin with gold accents. Small enough to store when the season changes, it’ll never go out of style so you can bring it back into rotation year-after-year. HomeSense, $24.
Outdoor Haunted House — With Sound!
If you’re looking to go all-out for the kids this year, this bright and bold inflatable lawn haunted house (with sound!) will be a hit in your neighbourhood. Expect plenty of little visitors on the big day. Canadian Tire, $189.
Halloween Dog PJs
Get your pooch in on the action as your candy assistant. Dress your furry friend up in this adorable Halloween ensemble as you dish out candy to all your pint-sized guests. HomeSense, $10.
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