10 Cute + Clever Halloween Decorations Guaranteed to Get Smiles Not Screams

Get ready to give your guests a good laugh with these fun and festive Halloween decorations.

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October 02, 2019

Ready to Rock Skeleton Stakes

We've gotta hand it to you your Halloween parties must really rock if even the skeletons are showing up! Use these skeleton hand-shaped yard stakes to line your front walkway and give guests a good laugh along the way.

Buy It: Target, $10

Witches Hat Party Platter

Nope, it's not a trick. You really can take candy or chips from this witch! Fill this festive, hat-shaped platter to the brim with treats of your choice and watch as guests flock to it at your next ghoulish gathering.

Buy It: Kirkland's, $18.74 (Originally $24.99)

Selfie-Taking Skeletons Statue

You know what they say: Art imitates life, even from beyond the grave! Prop these selfie-taking skeletons up in the entryway or on your mantel, where they're sure to inspire the evening's conversations.

Buy It: Michael's, $13.20 (Originally $22)

Hey Boo Doormat

Let trick-or-treaters know that your house is anything but scary with this adorable "Hey Boo" coir doormat. Little ones and the parents in tow will love being greeted by such a friendly ghost!

Buy It: Target, $13

Pick Your Poison Stemless Glass

Only the baddest witches in the brood would dare drink from this wine glass. Pour your favorite white or red into its dark depths, and be sure to remind the children that "Mommy's special poison" is simply no good for them!

Buy It: Pier 1, $5.59 (Originally $6.99)

Bone-fide DJ Prop

Who needs a live band when you could have this DJ at your spooky soiree? With the ability to mix music like nobody's business (and in a retro jumpsuit to boot), this animatronic skeleton prop will keep the party going well past the witching hour.

Buy It: Target, $99

Handbook for the Recently Deceased

We've officially found the perfect prop for your coffee table. Inspired by Tim Burton's 1988 film Beetlejuice, this little "Handbook For The Recently Deceased" journal can be used to top a stack of books or serve as a scratchpad for grocery lists and notes.

Buy It: Amazon, $8.99

Ouija-Inspired Cheese Board

When in doubt, consult the spirits about which cheese you should pair with your crackers. Designed to mimic the look of a Ouija board, this seasonal serving tray in black will make the perfect display for your charcuterie.

Buy It: Target, $20

Yoga-Posing Skeletons Pillow

Prepare to put a smile on the faces of all those who walk by your couch with this black accent pillow. Three skeletons move through yoga poses and might just inspire you to improve your posture, too.

Buy It: Michael's, $15 (Originally $25)

Monstrous Home Phone

We're not sure which is scarier this monster-themed phone or the fact that no one has a landline anymore. With its little teeth and monster feet, this prop will add not-so-spooky flair to any cobwebbed corner.

Buy It: Target, $20