Create a fun autumn afternoon for children filled with ghoulish garden games and spook-alicious treats.
Throwing an outdoor Halloween party this year? Create a fun autumn afternoon for children filled with goulash garden games and spook-alicious treats. Welcome your guests to your party with these classic, creative, and perhaps slightly creepy Halloween yard decorations. Displaying festive Halloween yard decorations is easier than you think – a silly and spooky garden witch comes together with only a simple witch hat and a terra cotta planter. DIY Halloween crafts add easy and creative elements to your festive outdoor fall party. Mix pumpkin types and colors for a spooky touch. Decorate your Halloween drinks with hand-shaped ice molds, and spread stringy fake spider webs for a few haunting touches. Take your traditional outdoor pumpkin decorations to the next level by adding peculiar plants as creepy table décor. Complete the décor by serving Halloween-themed food and drinks: crunchy snack mixes are perfect for kids, and cozy hot spiced cider is sure to keep your guests cozy and warm.
Group heirloom pumpkins, plants wrapped in burlap and fun metal pieces for a warm welcome. Spread spider webs in the background for a haunted entryway.
Get the Look
Spooky Garden Witch
Keep it simple for children. Use a 17" terra cotta pot, Purple Pixie lorapetalum for the hair and sedum for the face. Plant the loropetalum towards the back and sedum in the front. Place a barbecue skewer in the center and add a witch’s hat. After Halloween, parents can plant both sedum and pixie loropetalum in their landscape.
Help young children tuck plants in place. This container garden is perfect for a sunny porch.
Snip and Clip
Accent your branches in floral arrangements with mini tera cotta jack-o-lanterns filled with clipped pixie or diamond loropetalum.
Freeze rubber or latex gloves filled with water to decorate a bucket filled with drinks. You could also place them in pots as a fun way to water your ghoulish garden witch.
Combine a container garden filled with Purple Pixie or Purple Diamond loropetalum, curly willow branches and heirloom pumpkins to anchor your tablescape. Elevate on top of large logs. After the party, these are perfect next to your front door.
Guests leave with ghoulish gardens in hand.