Which Halloween Decorations Should I Get?
Spooky season is in full swing! It’s time to start gathering candy and selecting a costume for all of your trick-or-treating and party needs. It’s also time to get some creepy decorations to turn your home into a haunted house.
With so many ominous options and so little time, we have consulted the finest quiz-making witches to brew the right picks for you! Skeletons represent the backbone of October terror. Adult Halloween party attendees and trick-or-treaters alike recognize the Grim Reaper as a universal symbol of death. Spiders make a lot of Halloween lovers’ skin crawl.
Mechanical decorations add an element of surprise and are a haunted house staple. Zombies are a particularly creepy choice of Halloween decor that plays particularly well with inflatable decorations. Ghosts and bats are also a classic choice that never fails.
So, what decorations should you put up this Halloween? Answer a few questions, and we’ll help you plan your terrifying decor!
The modern holiday of Halloween evolved from the Celtic festival of Samhain. This festival celebrated the end of harvest and was believed to be the time when supernatural beings intertwined with the physical world. Participants held widely attended bonfires and wore costumes to deter spirits.
Modern Halloween decorations and activities come from when Pope Gregory III declared an All Saints Day to honor the Saints, which over time led to Samhain's traditions returning and evolving. Ghosts were essentially the first spirit to scare the public. Black cat Halloween decorations stem from the medieval belief that witches morphed into black cats as a disguise.
Jack-o'-lanterns originate from Celts carving scary faces into turnips to try and ward off unwanted spirits during Samhain. The popular pumpkins are believed to be the first of the DIY Halloween decorations.