When to Start Decorating for Halloween

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018

We all look forward to decorating our homes with spooky Halloween decor every October. From ghosts and goblins to pumpkins and spider webs, decorations for this holiday always stand out. Since Halloween involves specific decorations instead of your typical fall decor, you’ll want to hang your decorations at the right time not too early and not too late. We’ve provided a bit of guidance on when to start decorating for Halloween below.

carved pumpkins lit up at night for halloween party decorations

When to Start Decorating for Halloween?

The most popular time to start decorating for Halloween is within the first two weeks of October. However, you can start putting up decorations for Halloween as early as late September. You should also consider the scale of your Halloween decorations when deciding on a timeline.

If you’re transforming your home into a haunted house, you’ll want to decorate in late September to get a head start. Do your best to start early on intricate Halloween set-ups. If you’re keeping it simple this Halloween, you can put up your decorations in early October.

Halloween Decoration Tips

When it comes to decorating your home with Halloween-friendly items, there are a variety of ways you can create a unique space. Here are a few Halloween decoration tips for making your space picture-worthy:

  • Consider a theme. When choosing Halloween decorations, tie your items together with a common theme. From vampires and mummies to scary clowns and witches, a cohesive theme can make your decoration shopping easier.
  • Incorporate easy crafts. Choose a few craft projects to complete your decoration list so the little ones can get involved as well. Decorating for any holiday is always a fun experience and getting your kids on board makes it even better.
  • Scare factor. If you want to create a dramatic set-up, don’t forget to include a staple Halloween item that’s scary to make your decorations stand out. From fake spiders to skeletons, Halloween decorations are all about the scare.

Hosting a Halloween party? Visit our fun guide on Halloween party ideas and Halloween party games to begin your party planning. You can also choose from a variety of themed Halloween party invitations to match your Halloween decorations.