Spooky time is almost here!
That’s right, Halloween is right around the corner, even if it is still only the start of September. However, since there are no holidays between the end of summer and Halloween, it seems only fair to be getting excited early.
But, how soon is too soon? When to start decorating for Halloween can be a hard decision, as you don’t want to be putting up the creepy decorations too soon, but then you don’t want to be scrambling the week before Halloween to make or buy the best decorations for your house and yard.
The first tip in this guide is to start your decorating slowly. This way, you can start decorating early – even mid-September, and not look weird. Starting little-by-little means starting with simple outdoor fall decor.
Fall decor can easily range from being just a wreath on your door to fake fall leaves stuck on your window, even putting a pumpkin out wouldn’t be too much. These are both things you will easily be able to incorporate into the Halloween decor, but they are more general fall focused.
Here Comes Halloween
Now is your time to shine! Depending on your Halloween decorations, and the intricacy of them, you may want to start decorating in the first two weeks of October. If you plan on rocking a whole haunted house, it’s definitely best if you begin in the first week of October, laying the foundations and working from there.
If you’re going with something more on the simple side, then you could get away with waiting until possibly the third week of October to start on your Halloween decor.
If you like to start a bit early, it sometimes builds a bit of interest from your neighborhood which could be a good thing if you want to gain a lot of trick-or-treaters! People will keep up with what you are doing, and are sure to come by on Halloween night to see the finished project.
When to Finish Decorating
This is just as important as asking when should you start decorating. If you love Halloween and want to surprise your neighbors, then you want to finish decorating that evening – just before the children start going door-to-door. This way, you won’t be giving anything away!
If you’re going the simple route, but have one big surprise, wait until dusk to put it out to make sure that no one has seen it before getting to your door! This will help with the element of eerieness!
Whether you’re wanting to give the trick-or-treaters a spine-chilling experience or just weird them out a bit; it’s definitely your best bet to put the finishing touches of your decorations on right before the children come out.
When to Start Decorating For Halloween
So, the answer to the main question: when to start decorating for Halloween, is actually quite simple: whenever you feel is right. If you haven’t noticed, you will after reading this article, that stores put out Halloween decorations extremely early, sometimes before summer even ends!
If we can stand to look at Christmas lights being kept up all year long, we can definitely look at Halloween decorations coming up early!
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