Halloween is a magical holiday filled with fun, fantasy and frights. With each passing year, there seems to be a broader range of Halloween house decor. The history of Halloween house decor begins with the simplicity of carving faces into pumpkins to make jack-o’-lanterns and using hay and corn to offer an autumnal ambiance to the scene. Halloween house decor for most of history tended not to be elaborate because the holiday was not considered one of the big holidays like its sacred brethren. A scarecrow might have been added to the mix and later orange and black crepe paper might have been streaming from wall to wall. Most early Halloween house decor tended to be homemade. That is the reason the jack-o’-lantern was one of the earliest traditional
Halloween house decor and why it continues to be a must-have even today. A scarecrow is always relatively easy to make and that is why so many scarecrows were part of Halloween up until local farming lost prominence. The rise of plastics in the 1960s introduced the age of the skeleton hanging in many homes. It was the 1960s that witnessed the first real explosion of Halloween decorations beyond the traditional. Halloween decorations can either be nonthreatening or downright gruesome.