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What’s one sure way to scare the dickens out of trick-or-treaters? Animated Halloween decorations. The ones that look innocent at first glance but then catch you by surprise. We’re helping Design Happens fans get ready for October 31st with four giveaways of Halloween decorations from Grandin Road. Last week’s frightful delight…a Haunted Magic Mirror with a ghoul trapped inside. With this week’s giveaway — Velma and Evander Interactive Talking Halloween Busts — we’ve got the perfect pair to welcome and scare guests visiting your haunted lair. They’re sure to be spooked by what happens when stone-faced Velma and Evander come to life and engage in creepy conversation.

Grandin Road - Velma and Evander Talking Busts - HGTV design blolg - Halloween decorations

You’ve got until 12/11c Monday, October 3rd to leave us a comment. That’s all you have to do for a chance to win.

This week’s question: How would you describe your Halloween decorating style? Campy and vampy? Sheer terror? Kooky and kid-friendly? Classic horror?

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154 Responses

  1. SweetLiz says:

    Semi-spooky. It has to be sort of scary, it is Halloween after all!

  2. Cynthia Carson says:

    Our style is haunted sophistication. We only buy a few pieces each year for Halloween…but we buy nice sophisticated pieces from Grandin Road, etc.

  3. ann m kerr says:

    I'll get right to the point…It is all about the CANDY!!!!
    We understand what kids want.
    The awesome scary couple would be a great addition to the CANDY!!!

  4. Becky in 'Bama says:

    People who decorate over the top for Halloween obviously have expendable income. Not a fan of the term 'holiday' for Halloween. I'll try and reserve that word for true family times of meaningful celebration. No, I'm not down on people who feel the need to participate – but I will not observe the day for many reasons. Next topic please.

  5. CplusE says:

    When we lived in Colorado, where winter comes early and by Halloween all the trees are bare and things look rather bleak, I used to go for classic horror. Our house sat up the hill from a remote road and we never got trick-or-treaters, so I always had a creepy display that could be seen from the road — our deck umbrella became a scary ghoul, and the hillside in front of the house became a fake cemetery. Now that we live in Georgia where fall colors are still at their peak during Halloween, I go for a more rustic harvest look. Lots of jack o' lanterns and colorful leaves and black cats, with the occasional skeleton thrown in for a hint of spookiness (we are still too remote for trick-or-treaters, though!).

  6. Frank says:

    Awesome , reminds me of the Haunted House ride in Disney!

  7. Kerry says:

    I LOVE these! They would be great for trick or treaters and for our entryway for our halloween party! I love them! Our style is definitely campy and vampy in some areas, and sheer terror in others. ya gotta get through the terror to get to the campy and vampy! :)

  8. KateyND says:

    Our style is mostly kid-friendly with a few eerie "surprises" openly hidden, perhaps beside an end table or under a chair. Fun, FUn, FUN!

  9. StacyH says:

    pry lil kooky but for sure kid friendly…and fun, but scaarrry

  10. msjennings65 says:

    Kid Friendly

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