When I lived way up north, I wasn’t too concerned with decorating my front porch for Halloween because there seemed to be more snow on the ground than fall leaves. I thought why bother? I always thought it was rather silly to dress up the three kids in elaborate Halloween costumes when they had to cover it up with their parka. For that reason, indoor Halloween parties made more sense.
The move to Florida 19 years ago enlightened me to how Halloween is done in the south. You bring your lawn chairs out to the end of the driveway if you’re handing out the candy and the kiddos come parading by with all their cute or scary costumes. It’s the one time a year you can truly catch up with your neighbors. If you have dogs you bring them out too. Hanging outside with your neighbors is much less stressful for the puppers compared to hearing the doorbell ring every 5 minutes.
Then there were the days when the kids were little, us parents would walk the neighborhood in groups with our kids while they trick or treated. Some parents pull the kids in wagons while sipping on whatever is in their red solo cups, wink, wink.
Well, now that I have digressed on the memories and good times on Halloween over the years, let’s get back to Halloween decorations for the front porch. Not every year am I motivated to really go all out for Halloween decorations and if I do, I usually stick with the not-so-scary ones. I leave the graveyards, battery operated rats and the Witch’s brew to our neighbors down the street. Kids and their parents wait in line for that experience each year!
Etsy is one of my favorite online shopping places. If you haven’t heard of it by now, it’s an online marketplace for handmade,vintage and unique goods that you usually can’t find just anywhere. It makes a great place to shop for those hard to buy for people and if you want to support handmade businesses then this is a great place to shop. Their mobile app makes purchasing super easy.
It seems that when it comes to Halloween decorations for the front porch, I don’t do much more than set a few pumpkins out so I started browsing on Etsy to get some fresh ideas and I thought I would share some with you.
5 HALLOWEEN DECORATION IDEAS FOR THE FRONT PORCH
A tall wooden Halloween sign propped up in the corner of your front porch with some bales of hay and jack o’ lanterns would make a statement.
Love this vinyl lettering that you can peel right off when the holiday is over. It adds a touch of uniqueness.
This is my favorite not too scary “Boo” sign made for the front door. Who would have thought using green instead of black and orange for Halloween decor?
This shop makes wooden pumpkins too. Such a nice addition to the front porch.
Love, love, love this Jack O’ Lantern face on this wood front door. Looks like a happy and inviting place for Trick or Treaters.
Hopefully, you were inspired by these wonderful handmade shop owners. Just click on the link below each photo if you would like to order from their shop. Turn around time is usually very good.
Please note that because these are handmade shops, they may be sold out of some items if you don’t hurry. If they are sold out of any of the items I’ve showed you, be sure to shop around their store, they usually have similar items.
We would love to see photos of your Front Porch Halloween decorations. If you like these ideas, could you do the Etsy shop owners a favor and share this post with your friends and family?