As promised, here’s a look at our outdoor Halloween décor this year. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with Halloween! My enthusiasm has definitely rubbed off on my husband and kids over the years and now we’re all quite spirited. From the décor, to the costumes, to the treats… we are ALL IN (hahaha)!! We love decorating together and setting the mood of the season with some spooky accessories, both indoors and out. If you missed my interior décor post from yesterday, you can see it here. Now, let’s take a look outside! Before we get started, please open this post in your browser as that’s the only way to see all of the shopping options and links.

One of my best tips for exterior decorating (no matter what the holiday), is to find key pieces that work well in specific spots. That way you can easily replicate your look year after year without thinking about it too much. For instance, a few years ago we found the perfect place to construct our lighted spider web and it has become our annual Halloween décor staple. The wood stake that anchors it into the ground stays hidden all year long behind the bushes, which makes set up a breeze each season. All you need are some purple lights and oversize spiders like this one and this one.  We also found that the white ghost works well in front of our main window. We have a few strategically placed nails that stay up all year long so hanging it each October takes mere seconds!

The scarecrows have always been a favorite of mine, but come with a warning. If you live somewhere with hot fall weather like I do, then be prepared to purchase a new set every few years. The California sun is so brutal that it not only fades the colors and material, it also makes them brittle. For this reason, I always keep my eyes open in early September for big pre-sales at Michaels or JoAnns. You can score these adorable pieces for half off if you shop early! They also have another end-of-season sale as well (going on now) where you can grab whatever is still available. Both my character scarecrows and the traditional harvest cuties are from Michaels. Since this is their third year with us, we may have to say goodbye to them on November 1st (sniff sniff).

The foam gravestones are always a fun touch and can last many years as long as you protect them from ripping. My wood yard stake sign is old and faded but a similar, spookier option can be found here.  Add a few hanging skeletons and you’re ready for Halloween! Next year, I’m definitely adding some life-size posable skeletons like these!  Tell me, what are your favorite spooky items to decorate outdoors with?


Thanks so much for reading and sharing! xoxo, JB


  • Reply
    October 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Looks like Halloween, I’m sure the boys are loving it.

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      October 29, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Ohhhh yes! They LOVE this time of year!! xoxo

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    Jamie Yarbrough
    October 27, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I love it all! Especially the scarecrows! Those made me smile! The spider web is also very cool and the only spider web I would want around my house lol! Thanks for those great tips. I have actually never decorated for Halloween so it is fun to see what you do. You always do such a great job and go the extra mile and I love it!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      October 29, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Awww thanks so much! This is so sweet. We love to be spirited around here! xoxo

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