“Trick or treat,” they say coming to your house on October 31st. Americans borrowed this tradition from people from Ireland and England when many people, mostly kids, and teenagers, dress up in scary Halloween costumes asking for sweets and other presents. Moreover, on this day, young ladies believe they can see their future husband in the mirror divining their future.
On this day decorating your house is also very important. Today we are talking about outdoor Halloween decorations that look beautiful in the yard and all around the house. But for now, a little bit of history.
The history of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is traditionally related to the Celts that are believed to be lived on that part of Earth that belongs to the modern United Kingdom and Ireland. It is connected to the Celtic festival, commonly known as Samhain. Exactly this day symbolizes the last day of summertime, as well as the beginning of somewhat dark and cold.
The Celts believed that on this special day, October the 31st, all dark figures, ghosts and other dead otherworldly spirits return to the planet and can be even seen by some people. They believed that on this day the Druids were making predictions related to the future of the nation using the help of the spirits from other worlds.
Best outdoor decorations for your Halloween house
- Pumpkins. You can easily buy a few pumpkins of different dimensions and carve them yourself. When you successfully remove all the inside flesh you get fully cleaned pumpkin, therefore, you can put something inside. In most cases, it is a candle. Remember to scoop out all the seeds you find on your way and save the crown, you’ll need it later.
- Skeletons. The perfect Halloween tree decorations solution would be decorating some trees with life-size skeletons that can glow in the dark. You can also put some dark costumes on them or a scary hat.
- Ghosts. Floating or hanging ghosts that can fly accord your yard will be the perfect Halloween decoration. Make sure to use transparent sheer fabric.
- Graves. Big graves and tombstones with a RIP header on are perfect for the backyard. Or simply put a coffin on a tree.
- Candles. When it comes to Halloween, it is all about candles and creating a mysterious atmosphere using candles. You can put them inside and outside the house. Stop your selection on white and black ones. You can also create bleeding eyeball candles that will perfectly fit the window of the kitchen. Don’t forget about the candleholders.
On this special day, enjoy decorating your house following old Celtic traditions and getting ready for the upcoming winter holidays.