So I went on the hunt this year for some inexpensive decorations that would work with what I already have but were more scary than things I already had. As my kids are getting older I can finally get away with this. (You know it's bad when your son can't even go into the Halloween outlet store with you without covering his eyes. Had to stick with the safe and funny for awhile.)
Sunstar Industries 36 Inch Hanging Bride Decoration Multicoloured One Size
Hanging decorations can be strung from your front porch overhang, a tree in your yard or sometimes staked into the front yard with a pole or PVC pipe.
Things that wave or move get more creep value, in my opinion, which is why I like this hanging bride. Her billowy outfit will look great with even a slight breeze.
Scary Silhouette Gargoyle Window Decoration
Because I usually have kids coming and going for work or to meet friends, the lights are always on in my house during the evening hours but I think that ruins the effect of my outdoor display.
My solution is to get dark window clings and coverings like these. The indoor lights can still be on and the light coming through illuminates the window decorations so they're part of the overall scene.
Peep n' Peepers Flashing Eyes Halloween Lights
The big stuff is easy - it's the small details that will keep people looking at your display well past the point of having grabbed the candy at the door.
These light up eyes flicker and peep out from where you put them. You can tuck them into bushes or plants in your yard or in between gravestones in a cemetery scene.
Pressure Sensitive SCREAMING DOORMAT Halloween Decoration BATTERY OPERATED (Just Place It Under Your Doormat)
Always add something unexpected to your display to make it more interactive.
Remember when you were a kid and you crept up to the door waiting for things to move or make a sound?
That's the whole experience and kids still want to experience that thrill. Tuck this noise maker under your doormat and every kid who comes trick or treating will get a little surprise.
15ft Neon Light El Wire w/ Battery Pack for Parties Halloween Decoration (blue)
Bright neon decorations are so cool! They really stand out and the color choices these days are wonderful.
This string light comes in purple, red, green, and white, too.
You can string it around your windows, your yard, or use it to light up other pieces in your display.