It’s the season of frights, but scary décor isn’t for everyone. Young kids may find creepy, horror-inspired decorations far from festive as they trek door to door on trick-or-treat night. So, remember to reserve the truly scary stuff for grownup parties or out-of-the-way spaces, and keep cheery décor in sight for the kiddos. After all, the objective is to welcome trick or treaters to your door and not scare them away, right?
Read on for a few kid-friendly décor ideas to inspire Halloween smiles.
Step up your Halloween game and welcome trick or treaters and houseguests with a cute doormat. It’s a unexpected, fun addition to your front door, back door or any high-traffic entryway that can help keep your floors clean. Fun and functional? Now that’s a treat!
Décor that does double duty? Nothing scary about that. Deliver soft glows to your front porch or entryway by adding flameless candles to metal pumpkins for a bewitching Halloween scene. Then, on trick-or-treat night, swap out the candles with goodies and you’ve got handy candy dishes for when neighborhood ghosts and goblins come calling.
Easy Does It!
With toddlers and pets around the house, breakable Halloween décor finds may not be the best options. No worries. Soft, plush options are readily available to show your Halloween spirit. If they take a tumble, they won’t break. They typically have friendlier appearances too, so there’s little chance of scaring.
Greet young, door-to-door revelers by hanging fun décor on your front door. Pieces with jack-o-lanterns and black cats are great options and wreaths with fall’s finest like leaves, feathers and corn also add a seasonal touch without adding scares. Use your best discretion on Halloween night and your little guests will leave your doorstep with smiles.
By The Yard!
Short on time? Decorating your outdoor space with yard stakes is super easy – and sure to get noticed. Pick your places, then grab your stakes and push them into the ground. They’re easily changed, too. Just pull them up, relocate and push. As decorating goes, it doesn’t get much quicker. Note: be sure to place your stakes in spaces that won’t trip or cause accidents for your trick or treaters.