Is Halloween canceled this year? Are we celebrating Halloween this year? Are we going trick or treating this year? Those are the questions my 11- and 8-year old kiddos have been asking. Who would have thought social distancing recommendations that first came about in March would still be in effect several months later? This pandemic has dramatically changed our lifestyle including how we celebrate occasions like Halloween, but Halloween is certainly not canceled. We’ll have to take extra precautions to make sure Halloween is safe, but I say this is an opportunity to have fun and go all out with your decorations. This is an opportunity to build a spirit of community in your neighborhood and to give the children something to look at even from a distance.
In fact, I even went out of my comfort zone this year when decorating for Halloween. I was able to partner with The Home Depot (and they have everything you need to decorate your home for Halloween) to bring that spirit of community to my neighborhood – Zombies and Skeletons style. Now if you know me, I usually stick to the not so spooky side when decorating for Halloween. However, this year, I went to the spooky side and actually had fun decorating with my new spooky friends. I’m so excited to share all my spooky friends with you.
Mr. Night King
Any Game of Thrones fans out there? I’ve dubbed the star of this Halloween show, this 12 ft skeleton; Mr. Night King. It reminds me of the Night King, the leader of the White Walkers in the Game of Thrones. This skeleton stands at an impressive 12 ft and with animated LCD eyes that appear blue when lit, one can easily feel like they are staring into those icy blue eyes of the Night King from the Game of Thrones. He is sure to get the neighbors talking or running away. Either way, Mr. Night King will undoubtedly be the center of attention.
The Gentle Giant
Though standing at a whopping 12 ft like Mr. Night King above, I’ve dubbed this Victorian Reaper – The Gentle Giant. Not nearly as creepy as Mr. Night King but certainly eye catching and will hold its own in this Halloween show. The flickering light show projection will be sure to dazzle at night.
Bag of Three Realistic Skulls
These skulls add an almost humorous touch to the Halloween set up. It’s only natural to find skulls in a sandbox with a set up like this, right?
Why not just nonchalantly pose with a skull on your knee-that is probably what skeletons do?
Light It Up Purple
These purple lights are perfect! I really love the generous length because it means less cords to work with and the lights covered a big area of the yard. The ambient light and glow from the lights when it’s dark is beautiful. Passersby are in for a delightful, spooktacular treat. The Home Depot has everything you need to decorate your home for Halloween.
Pose and Stay Skeletons
These 5 ft Posable Skeletons played the part of white walkers and are Mr. Night King’s followers. As you can tell, they were having lots of fun hanging out in the yard and were a great addition to this Zombies and Skeletons theme.
I hope you got some amazing ideas for decorating for Halloween this year. The Home Depot has everything to make your spookiest ideas come alive. Remember, be safe and have fun.