The year I decided to decorate for Halloween, I strung our bushes with fake cobwebs and felt pretty darn proud of myself. The only problem was my lack of follow through — the decorations were still up on Valentine's Day. I'm not crafty and I get a little lazy, but there's a part of me that still really loves the idea of decorating for Halloween, so I decided to search for easy Halloween decorations so your porch looks just spooky enough.
I'm in total envy of the families who are able to create the perfect Halloween tableau, guaranteed to charm the neighbors and scare the little kids. As intimidating as it seems, I do think that most families with a free Saturday afternoon can come up with something that works. You can go the DIY route, or if you're like me, the "what can I find online" route, maybe combined with something I can make with my limited abilities. If you are trying to create the looks from scratch, enlisting the kids can result in wonderful family bonding time or, possibly, a lot of pumpkin paint all over the kitchen. Maybe even a little of both. But in the spirit of one of my favorite parenting mottos, "You try something once and if it doesn't work, you don't need to do it again," here are some fun and (hopefully) easy Halloween decorations.