Last year, my dad helped me install some concrete steps on our front porch. It was a really fun project to do with him and I’ve been so happy with the end results for the last year. It sounds silly, but probably the best part of the entire thing isn’t actually how functional the steps are, or how much better they look than the empty flower bed.
It’s getting to fill them up with pumpkins come fall.
Honestly, the setup needs a few more, but I was trying to wait until we get a little further into the season. Yes, I realize I have a problem, but if buying copious amounts of pumpkins for my front steps is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
I think it’s worth acknowledging that decorating the outdoors for the holidays has never really been an area of strength for me. I have fun with it, and the kids are always so pleased at the effort, so that’s all that really matters. But, you know, it’s probably not gonna land me in any magazines anytime soon.
But that’s not the point, right?! The point is to make my family smile, hopefully spread a little joy to the neighbors, and have some fun with our front yard for the holidays.
And you know what? Mission accomplished!
Our 2023 Halloween Front Porch Decor
This year I took things up a notch a bit over last year’s decor. We had the giant spider web and all the pumpkins last year, but the addition of the Sanderson sisters reeeeally goes a long way towards making it feel spooky around here!
And, of course, the kids love to stop by and say hello to the skeleton every day when they get home from school! And, if you’re keeping count, YES he’s the second full-sized skeleton we have. The other one is inside. And next year I’ll probably end up with a third because I cannot be stopped.
One thing that I’m really doing differently this year for Halloween (and it’ll be the same for Christmas!) is that I’m totally over the blow-up decorations. They’re cute and all, but we never turn them on during the day. So, it ends up that they’re really only a decoration that is good for the evening, and we don’t get to enjoy it hardly at all. Plus, they’re constantly falling over and making me want to pull my hair out. So I’m done!
The wooden cut-outs, however? I think I could make a dozen more of those and it wouldn’t be enough!
So, there you have it. Our incredibly simple (but pretty darn cute) front yard all decked out for Halloween. It’s not gonna win any neighborhood decorating contests, but I’m okay with that.
Plus, I’ve gotta take things slow if I’m going to add to it every single year. I may or may not already be saving up for that 12-foot skeleton from Home Depot for next year!