The best Halloween decorations that’ll achieve ultimate spook-envy

Plus, our favourite places to shop all things Halloween.
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Halloween is about more than just scary decorations, costumes and mountains of sweet treats. While the spooky celebration is only just beginning to take off in Australia, what cannot be denied is that it is fantastic at bringing communities together to indulge in an evening of trick-or-treating and scary storytelling.

If you’ve already stocked up on individually wrapped chocolates and lollies in preparation for the festivities, make sure your neighbours know by decorating the exterior of your home accordingly. Or, for an older crowd, consider hosting a Halloween themed dinner party by dressing up your dining room with a pumpkin pie-scented candle and jack-o-lantern fairy lights.

To get you started, we’ve rounded up the best places to shop for Halloween decorations in Australia.


The best Halloween decorations in Australia 2023


Trick or Treat sign, Hardtofind


This ‘Trick or Treat’ sign can be used as a photo prop or as spooky decor around the home. Place near the entryway or doorstep to let neighbours know they’re welcome to approach (if they dare).


Poptrend Halloween inflatable pumpkin set, Amazon


There’s no need to waste time carving pumpkins when this lawn inflatable will do the trick. It is family-friendly and is easy to set up and pack away. Available in two sizes (four or six feet), so you can choose the perfect stack for your lawn.


Giant rope web, Big W


Take inspiration from spiders – one of the creepiest, crawliest insects – this Halloween by putting up a mega spider’s web. All you need is a fake giant spider to complete the picture.


Spooky Halloween pumpkin decoration, Spotlight

$9.60 (usually $12)

A classic but with a twist. You can’t do Halloween without a trusty pumpkin placed atop a mantle – this pale pink number from Spotlight is our pick.


Redback spider steel garden art, Hardtofind


This steel redback spider garden art piece is a subtle Halloween addition to your backyard. Though we like to stay well away from spiders of all types, the redback spider is definitely one of the most recognisable spiders we will stay very far away from. This decorative version will guarantee a few frights this season.


MILEXING Halloween string lights, Amazon


Every good decorating theme needs string lights, and this battery-powered, waterproof pumpkin set is perfect for indoors and out. Each set comes with 20 individual lights, place them along the middle of the dining table to set the mood or hang them up above the patio to add a bit of (pumpkin) spice.


Trick Or Treat soy candle, Glasshouse Fragrances


Glasshouse has a deliciously scented candle for every occasion, and Halloween is not one to miss. This pumpkin spice-inspired soy candle smells as drool-worthy as it sounds – with top notes of coconut, orange, and pumpkin, middle notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cumin, and maple, and base notes of caramelised sugar, musk and vanilla, your senses will go through a spookily sweet journey this season.

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