Put Some Spirit in Your Yard with These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Halloween Decorations
When you’re planning a Halloween party for kids, you want to make sure the decorations that you’re going to be using will be age-appropriate. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together some creative outdoor décor ideas for your Halloween party that should be fun for kids of all ages.
Before you go all-out in planning your party, here is a short list of basic Halloween decorations that will be age-appropriate for just about any age (except maybe the strobe light, that might be a little spooky for the youngens).
Most of these Halloween Party decorations can be bought in just about any Halloween store or online:
- Black lights
- Fog machine
- Strobe light
- Black streamers
- Fake spider webs
- Lots of plastic spiders
- Flameless candles
- Black construction paper
- Black flowers
- Fall leaves
- Fill dirt
- Large trash bags
- Halloween CDs
You can use most of the same decorations that were mentioned in the Halloween Party Ideas with Halloween Decorations for Adults, but if you want to tone it down a little bit for the kids, we have some special kids Halloween party ideas that are definitely kid-friendly.
Fist off, make sure your house stands out from all the other homes on the block so your little Halloween Party guests know right where to go. Start out with a big, 5-ft tall Inflatable Singing Pumpkin. This outdoor Halloween decoration actually plays a song, while the lights on its face change with the music – your guests are sure to know where the party is when they see and hear this guy in your yard!
If you have lamp posts and you want to light the way to your house, transform them into a giant pumpkin by covering them with Halloween Lamp Post Covers. Simply snap a Halloween Lamp Post Cover over your lamp post and your guests are sure to find your Halloween party right away.
Line your walkway or driveway with some creative Halloween bags. Just take paper bags, cut them out with a fun Halloween scene or Halloween saying and add a tea light inside the bag so the scene will shine through. For safety, use flameless tealights, which can burn for up to 12 hours on one charge.
Now that your guests can see which way to walk, it’s time to spook out the bushes along your walkways. Adding some Haunted Hedge Eyes to your bushes will make it look like creepy monsters are waiting in the shrubs – waiting to pounce on unsuspecting Halloween guests that is! As someone walks by your bushes, the motion-activated Halloween Hedge Eyes light up, start growling and the bushes begin to shake. You can also throw some mesh or spider webs over the bushes so it looks like the monsters have been in there for some time.
Halloween decorations for the yard are perhaps one of the most fun things to set up. They are the best way to transform your house from an ordinary home to a spooky Halloween Fun Zone! Inflatable Halloween decorations are always a hit. The 9-ft Inflatable Halloween House can be set up along a walkway or you can create your own path to its front opening. As your little guests enter your Halloween party through this decoration, they’ll be greeted by a creepy tree, smiling pumpkin and some odd-looking party goers in the window above.
Don’t forget the trees! You can wrap your trees with outdoor Halloween lights, some caution tape or even some mesh – it really depends on your theme. If you want to add a little humor to your decor, attach a Crashing Witch to a tree – she looks like she was trying to crash the party, but instead missed the entrance and crashed into a tree!
You can create a kid-friendly Halloween graveyard with home-made Halloween Tombstones that are easy to set up and even easier to make! Just sit the tombstones around on the yard or, if you want to make your little faux-graveyard look a bit spookier, add mounds of dirt in front of each tombstone to create a grave. Just be sure and place the dirt on a plastic trash bag before placing it on the ground so it will be easy to remove once Halloween is over. Drape some spider webs and fake spiders over your tombstones to complete the look.
Once your guests have made it to the front of the home, strategically place a couple of 2-ft tall door greeters on the porch to greet them. Dressed in a ghost and a pumpkin costume, these Animated Halloween decorations look like your average trick or treater, but as your guests approach, they’ll light up and dance. Not only will your guests be entertained, but you’ll also be alerted that someone new has arrived.
Cover your porch lights or garage lights with a Pumpkin Porch Light Cover that easily stretches over your existing porch light with an elastic band. The Pumpkin Porch Light Cover fits coach lanterns up to 13″ in diameter and depicts a cheery pumpkin that’s lit up from behind and appears to just be sitting on the side of your wall.
For your door, you can create a wreath out of your favorite candies. Just tie the candies around a black, spray-painted wreath and add a Halloween-themed ribbon to tie it to the wreath holder. If you don’t want to use candy in your wreath, there are plenty of other Halloween decorations that you can use – check out our DIY Halloween Wreaths article for more ideas.
You can also dress up your door as a mummy, cover it in spider webs or, if you’re in a rush, hang some “Caution Tape” across it. Check out our Halloween Door Decorations post for step-by-step instructions on how to decorate your door for the party.
Now that you have some ideas for your kids outdoor Halloween party decorations, let’s go inside the house and see what indoor kids Halloween party ideas we have.