Halloween comes around only once a year. It gives you and your family the platform to be as creative as possible while scaring as many people as you can! Including, but not limited to, your own family, friends, neighbors, kids, and adults in the area that stop by on Halloween.
Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31st. It originated many centuries ago with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. On the evening of October 31st, Samhain was celebrated, which was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Fast forward to the 19th century when Halloween came to America. It was common in Maryland and other southern colonies. At that time, the celebration of Halloween included parties, telling each other’s fortunes, dance, sing, and share stories of the dead. Festivities also included mischief-making and the telling of ghost stories.
During the first half of the nineteenth century, Halloween was still not celebrated throughout the country. During the second half of the nineteenth century, more Americans started to celebrate Halloween as new immigrants flooded the country. America began putting on costumes and going from house to house to ask for money or food, which eventually turned into the practice of trick-or-treating.
In today’s age, kids trick-or-treat for candy every year across America. Typically dressed in scary costumes, they knock on the door and say Trick-or-Treat to get a piece of candy from each neighbor. While we adults can’t partake in the trick-or-treating, we get to do something much better.
We get to decorate the outside of our home for Halloween! That means we get to find the creepiest and scariest lawn items, decorations, banners, and figurines to decorate the outside of our house! It’s a great way to entertain the kids that stop by for a spooky piece of candy!
Below are the 15+ best Halloween decorations for any home, big or small. If you have any other ideas or items I’ve missed, comment below and let me know so I can add them! And don’t forget your pumpkins to carve!