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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. melissa king says:

    We try to keep our halloween decorations classic/creepy. Not too scary (don't want to scare the little ones) but not too cutesy either!

  2. tfkwhiteley says:

    I love Halloween and all the cool ideas..keep them coming!:)

  3. Kari Ann says:

    I love Halloween. I do need to keep my deco a little on the PG side so I don't scare my 8 year old too much. :)

  4. Ming says:

    As much as I love scary movies and scary decorations, I tend to keep it on the safe side and absolutely LOVE the throw back Halloween decor with the big heads and stick thin body characters!

  5. Judy Colburn says:

    I didn't have any trick-or-treaters at my last home in 8 years so i didn't bother decorating. Now I'm in a new place and some new docor would be spooktacular!

  6. Jenn says:

    Definitely has to be a little spooky. Lots of black, bats, spiders, skulls…..creepy.

  7. Elaine says:

    I like to keep it simple & go with a different theme each year(pumpkins, black cats. bats etc.).
    I ♥ Halloween & enjoy decorating for everyone to enjoy when they come to my home!

  8. Marcie Teague says:

    Without a doubt, our family loves this holiday the most! Since we have a little one, we keep our Halloween decor fairly tame, but we like to go all out!! Ghoulish ghosts, a bevy of pumpkins and fun witches who are always up for a trick (or treat) fill our house this time of year.

  9. Kim Schultz says:

    I love Halloween; it's my favorite holiday! When it comes to decorating, its combination of both creepy & PG
    Why settle on one? From my scary graveyard to the fun and cute pumpkins and all the beautiful lights, there's something for everyone!

  10. Joan Carder says:

    Happy Halloween!

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