Decorate your new home in Portales for Halloween with our helpful tips.

If there is ever a time of year when the ghosts and goblins roam the streets of New Mexico, that time would be Halloween. Today’s ghost and goblins are probably a little more frightening than before, but they are often tempered by a princess seeking a vampire prince or a few friends of Harry Potter along the way. Halloween is the best day to be a kid and grown-ups an opportunity to be a kid again.

Decorating for Halloween can be almost as fun as going out and going door to door for candy any day of the week. Besides, having a well decorated home for this holiday gives you the perfect excuse to scare the crap out the kids in your neighborhood who think they have the neighborhood cornered on mischief.

You can find some scary or funny home decorations for this holiday just about anywhere, with new improved gadgets every year. Foam headstones, ½ witches in a tree or a pressure activated “lawn-zombie” are readily available at your local drug store or mega-stores. Whatever your decision always carefully monitor the scare-ability of your own younger children when deciding, explain the tricks your planting in the yard, let them play with them ad-nausea so you don’t have a wailing scared kid.

For a more frightening Halloween scene some folks use strobe lights, creepy music and effects, spooky fog, and plenty of fake spider webs in order to give those who dare approach your door bells a complete case of the frights.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Coffins with headless straw men and motion sensors activating skittering spiders, a giant dude in a hockey mask with a chainsaw or even a moaning mummy in the bushes. Shrunken heads or skeletons suspended by fishing wire are also quite the highlight for a true and robust fright.

If your goal is to create a kid friendly Halloween atmosphere there are cheerful pumpkin decorations or Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon characters that can be found in many shapes and sizes as countless other fun party favors that are designed to bring entertainment and delight rather than terror and far. String pumpkin lights around the porch for added lighting and another friendly face in addition to keeping plenty of candles and lanterns lit nearby. Not all trick or treaters are older kids who appreciate a good scare so keep this in mind as the little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super heroes arrive. You may want to wait for younger trick-or-treaters at the end of your walk and avoid the scare.

For adult gatherings all bets are off when it comes to home decorating for Halloween, with all kinds of themes that can be followed from the incredibly zany and outrageous to the frightening or flamboyant. The best suggestion is to have fun times and be the life of the party-the host with the most- rather than having the decorations upstage your efforts. Far too many people spend more time concerned with how they will decorate their homes rather than wondering how they will decorate themselves for the festivities. If you find the perfect costumes all eyes will be on you and not your decorations.

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