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Update 10/15/12:  Congratulations to this month’s winner, Donna, who says she likes to make her Halloween decorations “as scary as skeletons, but my 4-year-old twins have always been around those at Halloween time so they don’t see them as scary.” Congratulations, Donna! Check back next month for another great freebie.

There are two types of Halloween folk: The ones who deck their yard out in fake blood, life-sized zombies and motion-activated vampires and the ones who stick to jolly pumpkins and mildly creepy ghosts.

Since I can’t watch a horror movie without developing a new irrational fear, you can probably guess which camp I fall into. But whether you go for the blood and guts or would rather keep it PG, you’ll love this month’s giveaway: a collection of outdoor Halloween decorations from Grandin Road.

Halloween Reversible Pumpkin - Grandin Road
First on the giveaway list: This creepy animated pumpkin. Sure, it looks innocent enough, but flip on the switch and it turns “evil” — complete with a diabolical laugh — when unsuspecting folks walk by.

Halloween Ghost From Grandin Road
With your pumpkin decorations taken care of,  we’re also throwing in another Halloween essential: a gauzy ghost.  Lights inside this life-sized model add ambiance to your yard at night.

Halloween Skeleton

And finally, you can’t have a Halloween party without a resident skeleton. Hang him from the ceiling, prop him up in a chair or send him outside to greet the neighbors.

How scary do you go with your Halloween decorations? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win this spooky prize.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on October 5, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on October 8, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $152. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



309 Responses

  1. Denise Shroth says:

    Halloween is my all time favorite. This year because we are strapped for funds we are only doing homemade. I really love scary.

  2. Barbara Delaney says:

    We keep it mild, yet these do not look scary to me. Great stuff!!

  3. Zoe says:

    My place is decorated and my Grand Daughter's love it..but would love more I'm sure!

  4. CplusE says:

    I used to go for all-out terrifying when decorating for Halloween, but I guess I've mellowed a lot as I've gotten older, because now I opt for a rustic harvest theme with a few mildly creepy touches thrown in!

  5. fall fave says:

    I just had surgery on my ankle and am looking for severed feet to fill with candy and draw all the stitches for all the kids in the family. Halloween is my favorite time of year.

  6. Vicki says:

    Must be the "jolly pumpkin" type… no creepy stuff here …(|:|)

    shared : http://pinterest.com/pin/261208847108724874/

  7. Kim P says:

    I'd go funny scary for my kids

  8. JudyH says:

    I'm kind of in the middle….some cutesy stuff & some fun stuff mixed with a little scary. Would love to win some new Halloween items!

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