Affordable Halloween Decorations to Create the Spookiest Home Setup

If you clicked on this page, it’s safe to assume you’re as obsessed with Halloween as I am! Every year, I spend weeks planning out my annual party and decorating the house. I spent even longer figuring out my costume, depending how invested I am. It’s all about the food dye, paint, strobe lights and fog.

If you want to immerse your house in the splendor of All Hallows’ Eve or create the coolest, spookiest hangout, I’ve got all the goodies you need right here! I combed Amazon for decorations that are seasonal, creepy, slimey, bloody, witchy and generally useful. From nostalgically cute to grotesquely dark, you’ll find a wide range of items to choose from.

Double, double toil and trouble, it’s time for some shopping!

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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These spider webs are MASSIVE

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Apparently, these fake cobwebs stretch to accommodate up to 1400 square feet of space – that’s a LOT of web. I’m sure glad it’s fake; I don’t want the real Shelob in my backyard, thanks.

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I love this eyeball doorbell

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This is my favorite item on the list! To me, it represents the best of Halloween decor: it’s affordable, interactive, spooky and hilarious. Regardless of what your friends were arguing about in the car, this doorbell will instantly reset the vibe with a good laugh.

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These solar-powered lights will set the mood

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Your yard should be as spooky as the rest of your house! These purple string lights are the perfect way to easily decorate your patio. Because they’re solar powered, you won’t have to change batteries or worry about power outages – perfect for California’s unpredictable fire season (which is truly more scary than any Halloween decoration I’ve seen so far).

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Ditch dry ice and get this light-up mist maker

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Dry ice is cool, but it’s usually expensive and can burn you if touched/ingested – yikes. If you want to create that bubbling cauldron effect safely, try this fogger instead!

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Write your menu on a coffin

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This coffin message board is a must-have for vampire fanatics and goths.

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Put the “cool” in cannibalism with this brain mold

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This mold is perfect for serving up all kinds of references: zombie snacks, chilled monkey brains and Frankenstein experiments. Reviewer Cheap Chrissy said the mold was so realistic that her guests wouldn’t touch it: “This was such a good mold that it made my dessert so realistic that nobody would eat it. However, it was easy to use if you put it in a bowl to keep it upright while the gelatin sets. And don’t forget to spray it with non-stick spray. If anybody is wondering, it’s larger than a human brain.”

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Every slasher themed house needs these bloody window decals

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If you’re going for something scary, definitely stock up on these bloody window decorations. They’ll look even better if you back-light them with a flickering light.

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This maple garland is next level

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It lights up! Time to flood the house with these and never use lights again. 🤩 Your family may hate you, but your house will be the most in-character of them all.

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Scare the neighborhood kids with these lawn skeletons

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The scarier the house, the better – even the most nervous of kids would agree. There’s nothing like trick-or-treating in a walk-through haunted house. The candy is long gone, but I will cherish that exciting memory forever.

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Candy cauldrons for the buffet!

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So cute! These are perfect for your caramel corn, carrot sticks and pretzels. I would most likely use them for three different dips, myself.

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There’s no better place to hang towels, coats or purses

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Look at how detailed and scary it looks in that lighting! It reminds me of Malfoy’s hand of glory from the Harry Potter series.

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Black flameless candles for your dining room

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These candles are gorgeous and convenient for hosts: they won’t drip wax everywhere or burn down your house.

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Break out these spooky pillowcase covers for the season

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If you want every inch of your house to emanate the Halloween vibe, grab these pillow cases! They’re machine washable, so they make a really low maintenance decoration.

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Set the mood with a black light reactive tapestry

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This tapestry gives me Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland vibes. If you’re going for a fantasy theme at this year’s party, grab this wall hanging and some black lights for a trippy time.

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Deck out the front door with this cemetery entry hanging

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Flip the script on your guests by putting the cemetery inside the house – they’ll never see it coming. All you need is this hanging, some tombstones and maybe a fogger for added ambience.

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No spooky scene is complete without a strobe light

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Put it in your mini haunted house, behind a window or next to your front door – it will make each knock a memorable entrance. Check out the video reviews for this product – there are some pretty great uses of this light in there.

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Create a creepy backdrop with these black curtains

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Photo booths are my favorite! Throw these up on the wall, mount a decent light and you’ll be ready to make funny memories with your favorite people.

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This animatronic clown is terrifying

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If you want to scare the crap out of passersby, this jumping clown will do it. It lunges forward when it detects motion, so make sure you don’t leave it on overnight (unless you want to be freaked out when you leave for work in the morning).

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Create your own haunted mansion with these gothic portraits

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There’s nothing like creepy Victorian era black and white photos to send a chill down your spine. Who knows? You may even see a ghost at this rate.

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You can keep this No Trespassing sign up all year long

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It looks even better during Halloween, but it’ll be a fun addition to your yard no matter what time of year it is.

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Your menagerie of monsters isn’t complete without black lights

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I have a strip like this and it does a really good job at lighting up a small space. My recommendation: hang it just above a feature wall to illuminate your snack buffet, photo booth or spooky wall decorations.

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This DIY slime kit is the perfect craft for kids

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While the adults enjoy mysterious concoctions, the kids need something fun to do! Get them started with this awesome slime kit; they’ll be completely enamored before you know it.

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Add this jack-o’-lantern to your work from home setup

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When it’s time to break out the decor, don’t forget your desk! This little guy will remind you of the mischievous festivities that await on October 31st.

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I had no idea they made glow in the dark tentacle finger puppets

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Use them to decorate food or enjoy harassing your friends – either way, you’ll find endless applications for these.

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Tombstones are a good go-to lawn decoration

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Foam gravestones are less unique, but super convenient. For only $20, you can easily turn your yard into a spooky cemetery – no matter how small.

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The cauldron is a Halloween party staple

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Hocus Pocus fans, you’re going to need a large cauldron for your witch den. There’s a full moon on October 9th this year, and again on November 8th.

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Throw these severed limbs in the punch bowl for some excitement

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One year, my mom and I made severed hand ice molds by filling surgical gloves with water. They turned out pretty well! That being said, these severed hands won’t melt and dilute your punch, so they might make a more vivid display.

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Throw a neon paint party for Halloween this year!

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If you’re in the mood for something different this year, consider throwing a neon paint party! You can dress this event up or down as much as you want. At the minimum, you’ll need these paints, some supplies and a black light; if you want more, pair your painting session with some glow in the dark drinks and glow sticks!

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Make ice skulls for spooky drinks

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These would look so cool in black-dyed drinks and whiskey!

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Dye normal food weird colors with food coloring

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We all dyed milk green for St. Patrick’s Day back in the day, this is no different. Make purple spaghetti or green mashed potatoes!

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Your hedges will look so creepy with these eye lights

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I had some of these as a kid and they really do make an easy, scary decoration.

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Spiders are the scariest of them all – change my mind

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These large spiders aren’t for me, but you might enjoy them. They’ll definitely show up better than those little plastic ones.

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Swipe some candy before you get grabbed by this bowl!

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These bowls are classic! Set it outside for trick-or-treaters; you and your partner will have a blast listening to their reactions.

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Bring Disney Halloween to your home with this haunted mansion decor

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If you’ve ever been to Disneyland during Halloween season, you know how awesome it is. If you didn’t get to go this year and you’re craving the happiest place on earth, treat yourself with this haunted mansion inspired decor.

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Use this caution tape to keep guests out of forbidden areas

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You don’t want your dinner guests to stumble across your hidden corpses – I mean roommates. No seriously, leave him alone, he hates people.

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This bloody garland will work well for slasher and zombie themes

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No torture rack or bunker setup is complete without a few rusty, bloody knives. They’re like the throw pillows of gore decor.

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Create your own custom decorations with these mason jars

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If you’re feeling creative, these jars are just what you need. Fill them with battery operated lights and moss for a magical fairy feel. Add severed body parts or eyeballs for something more creepy. For a good laugh, you can follow this tutorial on how to put your own head in a jar.

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