Halloween Front Porch Ideas and Decorations

It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit! I’ve got some great Halloween front porch ideas to share with you with and some fun decorations to spook-ify your home!

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A decorated Halloween Front Porch

Halloween is just around the corner which seems like the perfect time to divulge a little secret: The costumes are not my favorite part of this particular holiday. Are they cute? Yes! Do I love dressing Parker up as birthday cakes and cartoon puppies? You betchya! For those reasons it’s easy to cast Halloween off as a kid’s holiday or to already start thinking ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Halloween has so much to offer! I love the community feeling and the opportunity it gives you to get to know new people in the neighborhood. Grab a comfortable seat and a bowl of goodies– we chose popcorn over candy and love the idea of mini apples, too!– and see who swings by.

Easy Halloween Decorating on a Budget!

Don’t worry if your porch isn’t halloween ready just yet– you have the whole weekend! We made over my cousin’s front porch this week on a budget (including those two super sleek yet cozy chairs!) and in just an hour’s time with the help of Target.

Here is front porch before we showed up with all of our Halloween goodies:

Front of a large white house

And then the after:

A 'boo' sign on a Halloween Front Porch Chairs on a front porch

A welcoming Halloween front porch

I really wanted to create a little sitting space where someone could stay and pass out candy and a neighbor could stop by and join them throughout the evening.  You guys!  These chairs are such a good value!

Orange flowers on a Halloween Front Porch Bottles in a container on the front porch

A Halloween front porch with more treats than tricks!

Parents of the costumed kiddos can grab an icy beverage while they’re passing through…

Snacks and drinks on a Halloween Front Porch

… and kettle corn makes a much healthier snack than kit kat bars!

Cushions on a Halloween Front Porch

A box of popcorn

Simple Halloween front porch decorating ideas

You really don’t need to go over the top with the decorations – no giant inflatables in sight here! Pops of orange from pumpkins, string lights and some beautiful flowers create a stylish and laid back feel rather than cheesy and over the top!

Top tips to decorate your  Halloween Front Porch

  • Keep things simple and use splashes of color.
  • Pop some chairs out so you can sit and talk to your neighbours.
  • Flowers are a great way to introduce color.
  • Have a selection of treats close by!

Pumpkin string lights A decorated Halloween Front Porch

Happy Halloween, friends! I hope this post has given you some Halloween decorating inspiration!

For more fun Halloween ideas, be sure to check out these posts!

My Style // Halloween

A Backyard Halloween Bash with Minted

16 Best Halloween Costume Ideas // Kids, Couples, and Gals

DIY Halloween || Chocolate Chip Cookie Costume

I would love to hear what you think of this decorated front porch – how do you do yours?! Be sure to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you!

Photos by Sarah Lawrence


  1. Katie H.


    Your cousin’s front porch is fantastic! Love the simple touches you added.

    • Jen Pinkston


      Thank you so much, Katie! Their house is totally gorgeous!

  2. Fatima


    Love the Halloween decor, it’s simple but adds a great touch for visitor trick or treaters.

    xx, Fatima

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