A Guide to Early Halloween Shopping

6/ 20/ 2022

A Guide to Early Halloween Shopping

It’s never to early to prepare for Halloween, and summer is the perfect time to start planning your Halloween décor for the upcoming spooky season. There are many elements to consider when decorating, like theme and budget, so it’s best to start your search for decorations as early as possible before your favorite décor sells out! 

Without further ado, here are some important aspects to consider when shopping for Halloween décor.  

Know Your Decorating Options 

Since we’re a few months away from Halloween, we want to ensure that you have a thorough idea of your decorating options. Whether you’re looking for inspiration when following a certain spooky theme or you’re searching for cost-effective décor ideas, we’re here to outline all of the Halloween décor possibilities. 

Choosing a Theme 

First things first – choosing a theme. Before making your purchases, you’ll need to decide if you’re going to keep things creepy or cute, classic or contemporary, and gory or subdued. Whether you’re interested in frightening your trick-or-treaters or bringing some happy Halloween spirit to your home, here are a few of our favorite decorating themes (kid-friendly and otherwise). 

Scary Themes 

Classic Witches 

You truly can’t go wrong with a classic theme, and witches are the perfect way to scare your trick-or-treaters. The possibilities are endless with witch-themed décor, including lifelike animatronics, cauldrons filled with candy, and much more. 

Shop our witch collection here

Witch Shoe Décor

Halloween Movies 

Who doesn’t love Halloween movies? Choosing décor based on your favorite Halloween film is an excellent way to incorporate your own taste into your decorating this year. If you’re a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, consider filling your home with skeletons and pumpkins. And if you’re hosting a Halloween party, play the movie soundtrack for your guests to enjoy while celebrating the spooky night. 

For fans of The Corpse Bride, you can’t go wrong with a skeleton wedding couple. Bringing all the gore and creepiness from your favorite Halloween films, we adore the ‘Til Death Do Us Part Collection. 

Clowns and Circus

As perhaps the most spine-chilling theme on this list, clowns are a truly frightening way to scare your guests. Most people are terrified of clowns, so why not use that to your advantage? 

With a variety of clown-themed decorations from us, you’ll have no trouble choosing the perfect pieces to display for years. Shop our fan-favorite clown décor here

A Zombie Attack 

Beware of the zombies! As one of the most frightening themes on this list, zombie décor is both gory and entertaining. With a variety of unique zombie animatronics for your home, Haunted Hill is guaranteed to scare. 

Peruse our zombie collection (if you dare)! 

Clown Decorative Garland

Kid-Friendly Themes 


If you’re in need of a kid-friendly Halloween theme, we recommend going with classic jack-o-lanterns. With pumpkin decorations, you’ll enjoy a selection of adorable pieces that won’t frighten the kids. And once autumn comes around, carving jack-o-lanterns is a fun-filled and festive activity to do with your kids. 

And for those who are looking to add a touch of fright to their décor this year, we’ve got you covered with some creepy pumpkins, too. 

Shop the pumpkin collection here

Cute Ghosts 

Ghosts don’t have to be scary, and we have a variety of adorable ghosts for your home this Halloween. From light-up ghosts to musical ones that sing and dance, your trick-or-treaters will smile at the sight of the cute décor. And as a perfect combination of a ghost and a jack-o-lantern, take a look at our kid-friendly orange ghost.

Orange Light Up Ghost

Types of Decorations 

Now that we’ve provided some decorating inspiration, let’s discuss the different types of decorations. 


As a Halloween classic, animatronics are an excellent way to achieve that perfect jump-scare. From zombies to witches, animatronics are a cost-effective way to make a big impact on your home this Halloween. 

Our animatronics are battery-operated for maximum convenience, with motion activated features to scare your trick-or-treaters. With quick and simple assembly, you’ll enjoy your animatronics for years to come. 

Explore the collection here

Scary Witch Animatronic

Outdoor Inflatables 

For a large outdoor statement, we adore our unique outdoor inflatables. The pre-lit outdoor inflatables are the perfect way to show your Halloween spirit, without frightening your guests. With quick and easy set-up and included rope and lawn stakes, our inflatables are created with durable, weather-resistant polyester – all you need to do is unpack, plug it in, and stake it into your yard. 

Choose your favorite here

Jack-O-Lantern InflatableTrick or Treat Outdoor Inflatable

Indoor Home Décor 

For a more subdued approach to Halloween decorating, smaller indoor pieces are a great way to stay in the Halloween spirit, without too much set-up. For a decorative touch to your living room, we love accent pillows, as they add a spooky touch to your existing space.

Happy Halloween PillowPumpkin Pillow

For a contemporary approach to Halloween decorating, consider adding a spooky artificial tree to your living space. Available in black and purple, these faux trees are a unique and kid-friendly addition to your space (and feel free to decorate them as you please). 

Shop our collection of artificial trees here

Now that you’re in the spooky spirit, it’s time to get planning for this year’s Halloween festivities! Whether you’d prefer a frightening witches or friendly jack-o-lanterns, we wish you the best of luck in your decorating.

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