As the nights grow longer, autumn turns leaves and pumpkins lovely shades of orange and gold, and we look forward to Halloween. Here are some of my favorite creative yard and entry designs for a spooky All Hallows Eve!
E.T. Bike Fly
Appealing to 80s kids as well as today’s, E.T. can still scare us just a little! A single bicycle and skeleton would do also, with a stuffed E.T. toy in the basket.
Stop by for a bite! Whether the kids want a meal or just a snack, this ghoulish spectre offers a table full of dark delights. For a bigger display, use a full-size dining table in your yard, and set places for your in-laws!
If traditional Halloween colors of orange and black don’t appeal, why not try something like this spooky raven-inspired front porch design? Black ravens are balanced with a ghostly white pumpkin arrangement and natural branches for an effective seasonal feeling.
Simple to create, a clever crime scene will scare your neighbors, and might dig up some real dirt.
This homeowner didn’t stop with just a single dog, horse and skeletal rider in their yard – they created a whole haunted foxhunt, with 3 skeleton horses and multiple dogs! Last year, they added flickering post lamps and ghoulish green ground lights to show the way. I wonder how they’ll improve it for 2019, now in their third year? There’s a 3-minute YouTube video by homeowner Borbala Equestrian from last year.
A Christmas Skeleton Story
This one takes real commitment to the craft – finding a Red Ryder BB gun AND a silver zeppelin, while also decorating a full Christmas tree for the enjoyment of fans will win a major award, seen here back left table.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of fun yard decor and entry designs. Have a safe Halloween holiday season!
If you want help decorating your yard or entrance, get in touch with designer Kimball Starr – she can bring your ideas to life!