Trick or Treat: Outdoor Halloween Decoration Ideas

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

From its candy and its food to its outdoor decorations, costumes and décor, it’s no secret that Halloween continues to rise in popularity. Billions of dollars are spent on Halloween goodies every year. Americans clearly know how to eat, drink and be scary!

Creep it Real

Halloween’s popularity shows no sign in slowing down, and why should it? October 31 is the time of the year to express yourself, to come as you aren’t, to have some fun and to apply your creepy creativity to some outdoor spaces. Outdoor Halloween décor is easy with today’s pre-lit, whimsical and super-fun outdoor décor. Both kids and adults can get into the spook-tastic fun: Halloween is created for both the young — and the young at heart. Whether you’re bone to be wild and love your outdoor skeletons or you’re the ghostest with the mostest and love to shake your boo-ty, you’ll find some something totally awesome at Miles Kimball’s Halloween store. Below, we’ve featured some of our favorite Halloween décor and outdoor décor items that will turn the heads of neighbors and make you the talk of your town.

Light-Up Halloween Flair

When it comes to outdoor Halloween items, nothing is easier than pre-lit Halloween décor items that are just your (blood) type. If you like the look of whimsical, pre-lit holiday décor, you love the glow that these charming designs with mini lights will provide when placed in a window. All that is needed is a nearby electrical outlet and/or an extension cord for instant Halloween décor. Choose between our Black Cat and Moon Light, our charming Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Light or our batty “Happy Halloween” Shimmer Light.

DIY Halloween Lighting: Pumpkin Carving

Prefer DIY Outdoor Halloween lighting? You can’t get much easier (or classic) than pumpkin carving — which is the quintessential outdoor Halloween décor. Pumpkin carving has been the go-to family friendly activity for decades and allows you to be as traditional — or as unique — as you want. Whether you opt for a simple, smiling jack-o’-lantern or you spend hours creating an intricate, funny or scary scene, this staple outdoor Halloween decoration offers you hours of fun — not to mention tasty pumpkin seeds to be shared with the family.

Consider a scarecrow-themed lighted jack-o’-lantern: “sew” your pumpkin’s mouth up with twine. Turn the traditional pumpkin-carving on its head and use the “stem” of your pumpkin as your jack-o’-lantern’s nose, cutting a silly or a traditional smiling mouth below and triangle eyes above the stem. Pay homage to your four-legged furry friends by carving cat or dog paw silhouettes into your pumpkin. Want a super-easy outdoor pumpkin decoration that takes mere minutes to create? Consider spray painting multiple sizes of pumpkins and gourds gold metallic, black, silver or white and arranging them on your porch steps, patio or landscaping areas. When it comes to outdoor décor, it’s best to go big or gourd home!

Take a Gander at Outdoor Halloween Goose Decor

Everyone is talking about our Outdoor Goose and his wacky wardrobe that includes outfits for every season, including Halloween. Just in time for Halloween, our friendly neighborhood decorative goose has decided to don his Pumpkin Goose Outfit, his Witch Goose Outfit and/or his Frankenstein Goose Outfit. Pair one or more of our outdoor geese for a fantastical, fun and fa-BOO-lous outdoor garden décor looks that will add conversation starters and whimsical interest to your front yard.

Decorative Yard Stakes, Garden Flags and Halloween Garden Décor

Looking for some fun, quirky and adorable looks for your Halloween-inspired garden décor? Consider decorative garden stakes and Halloween-themed garden flags. These are almost-instant outdoor Halloween décor choices that add color, fun and whimsy to your spaces. Metal garden stakes, plant stakes and garden flags are a quick and easy way to brighten up potted plants, hanging baskets and more. Choose from several charming garden stake styles by Fox River Creations™, including Jack-O’-Lantern plant metal stake sets (which will give ‘em pumpkin to talk about), Halloween Planter Stakes Set or Metal Black Cat Stake sets. What about eye-catching Metal Witch Leg garden stakes? These’ll turn any yard, planter or landscaping island into a fun-loving “crime” scene that may require further scrutiny.

Lift Your Spirits

Halloween is about keeping your outdoor décor fun; Miles Kimball has the outdoor Halloween decorations and décor ideas to stay festive all season long. We not only carry Halloween decor, we have other holidays decorations available in our Holidays and Occasions department, including Thanksgiving and Fall looks, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Patriotic holidays as well as Easter, Christmas, birthdays or Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Many of our one-of-a-kind products are sold only here and can be personalized, which means that you’ll receive a unique décor product that is made to order. Love personalized Halloween items, gifts and décor? You’ve come to the right place for high-quality products that are meant to put you the mood for a fang-tastic Halloween!

Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages

Pastel colors, chocolate bunnies and brightly dyed eggs are just a few of the things that make Easter such a fun holiday. It wouldn’t be Easter without baskets full of plastic eggs, candy and little toys, though. Depending on who you have on your list, it can be difficult to come up with the right Easter basket stuffers. That’s why we’ve gathered this list of Easter basket ideas for everyone, no matter their age.

Babies 

Easter basket ideas for babies might just be the hardest to come up with. You can’t fill them with all the traditional things like candy and small trinkets and toys, but there are still ways to make those first Easters special for little ones. 

When it comes to babies, it’s a good idea to get a soft, plush Easter basket instead of a woven one. These are safer for infants and will give them a more tactile experience with the basket. With a personalized plush basket, you can also have a cute keepsake that can be held on to for years to remember the baby’s first Easter with. 

Stuffed animals are a great toy to put in a baby’s Easter basket. Any stuffed animal will work, but you can’t go wrong with a plush bunny for the holiday. This will be something the baby can play with, sleep with or have as a personalized decoration in their room.

While babies shouldn’t be given traditional Easter candy, you can still put some special treats in their baskets. Yogurt snacks, applesauce and cereal puffs are perfect sweet treats to help babies celebrate the holiday with you.

Don’t be afraid to include more practical and useful items in a baby Easter basket as well. Pacifiers, teething rings and bottles are wonderful additions to a basket, especially if you can find Easter and spring-themed ones. You can also never go wrong with Easter clothing like hats or shirts. 

Toddlers

Coming up with Easter basket ideas for toddlers is a little easier. They are at an age where they can enjoy more sweets and play with more toys than they could in their infant years. However, it’s still a good idea to go with a soft personalized Easter basket in case it ends up getting thrown around. Having one with a stuffed animal backing will also give them something to play with. 

Toddlers can have more fun with the toys in their baskets, but you want to avoid anything that’s too small and can pose a choking hazard. Wind up bunny toys are an Easter staple and will keep your toddler entertained for hours as they watch it hop around the floor. An Easter flip doll will give toddlers a two-in-one plush toy perfect for Easter storytelling and adventures. 

You want to be careful with what candy you include in your toddler’s basket, staying away from hard candies. However, jelly beans and chocolate are Easter classics that make for good egg and basket stuffers. Put the jelly beans in an Easter treat jar to combine candy and fun. 

Teens

Teenagers may think they’re too cool for Easter baskets, but deep down they still want one. Finding Easter basket ideas for teens that they will enjoy can be hard. You need to find the right balance of fun without being cheesy. You’ll want to go with a more sophisticated wicker Easter basket. This lets you give them a traditional basket without it being something they’ll see as too childish. 

Teens likely aren’t going to want the same toys you gave them as children, such as sidewalk chalk, bubbles and dolls. However, a classic personalized stuffed bunny is something they can keep on a shelf or place on their bed. Tiny versions of toys they used to have growing up are also a great option. Toys like the World’s Smallest™ Magic 8 Ball ® will give them the nostalgia of an old toy but in a cooler form. 

Candy is the easiest part of a teen’s Easter basket. Simply find your teen’s favorite candy or chocolate to fill the basket. You can also get creative and surprise your teen with something different. A milk chocolate dinosaur egg will appear to be a traditional chocolate Easter egg, but when you’re teen looks inside they’ll be amused to find three miniature chocolate dinosaurs. It’s exactly the kind of twist a teen Easter basket needs. 

Adults

Don’t leave the adults out of all the Easter time fun. Easter basket ideas for adults might look a little different than those for kids and teens. 

Instead of toys, look for trinkets and decorations you can put in an adult’s Easter basket. Spring themed figurines are something fun you can include. They will look great on a friend’s or family member’s knickknack shelf. Another unique idea for adults is an Easter-themed picture frame. If they have kids, this is a wonderful way for them to remember those special Easters by. For more religious adults, you can include a beautiful Easter suncatcher with a Christian poem on it. 

Adults are just as into sweet treats as the kids, so don’t leave the candy out of their baskets. You might want to choose something other than candy necklaces and bubble gum, though. Some good candy ideas of adults are dark chocolate marshmallow eggs and coconut bonbons

Holiday Supplies for Easter and Beyond

Miles Kimball has you covered when it comes to supplies for holidays and special occasions. From Christmas to Mother’s Day, we’ve got what you need to celebrate. 

Top 10 Favorite Candies

There are certain times throughout the year when candy becomes an incredibly important part of life. This often occurs at Halloween, but Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas are other times when indulging your sweet tooth is acceptable.

However, you shouldn’t limit yourself to these specific times of year when it comes to enjoying your favorite candies. Live a little and consume these delicacies whenever you want. Below are some of the top 10 candies that you should consider eating whenever the cravings strike.

1. Candies from Childhood

If you’re like most people, then your love of candy developed when you were a child. Your first taste of the sugary sweetness opened up a whole new world of flavors that you didn’t know existed. You would do anything for that candy, including finishing all of your dinner.

Every generation has candy that defines them, and you probably have great memories of those flavors. When it comes to your candy favorites, it’s possible to find the items you enjoyed as a child. You can find top candies from the 1950s all the way up to the 1990s, including the decades in between. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the sweets that got you started on candy in the first place.

2. Fruity Candies

Fruity candies have the ability to add some elegance and variable flavors to any candy dish. They are great to set out for guests to enjoy. They are also a great way to finish off any meal or as a snack during the middle of the day. If fruity candies are some of your favorite candies, then you need to try some Italian candies that have been delighting people for generations.

3. Peanut Butter and Chocolate

If there is a classic combination of candy that is hard to resist, it’s peanut butter and chocolate. It was like these two items were made to go together, and many people have this item in their top 10 candies.

There are so many different types of peanut butter and chocolate candies to choose from, but some of the best include Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pillows. They are melt-in-your-mouth soft and perfectly balance the chocolate and peanut butter flavors. Indulge your taste buds with this classic and delectable candy favorite.

4. Hard Candies

For many, when eating their favorite candies, they want the flavor to last. They want to enjoy the taste sensation for as long as possible, so they turn their sights to hard candies. These treats come in a variety of different flavors and forms, and they have the ability to last for a long time. Whether you are looking for smaller candies or Old Fashioned Candy Sticks, there is a hard candy that will make you happy.

5. Sugar-Free Candies

If you are unable to eat sugar for whatever reason, then sugar-free candies are probably high on your favorites list. If you’re looking for a way to indulge your sweet tooth and bring back memories from your childhood, then you’ll want to get the Sugar-Free Nostalgic Candy Tin. With five different types of candy, you’ll be able to enjoy the flavors from yesteryear and not feel guilty about eating them.

6. Candies with Nuts

If you enjoy candy that has a bit of texture and indulgent flavors, then some of your top candies probably include those with nuts. Whether it is chocolate with pecan pralines or a soft almond nougat bar, there are many options that are full of rich flavors and indulgent.

7. Advent Calendar

Most of the candies on this list are things you can enjoy throughout the entire year. You are more than likely not going to be buying a Chocolate Advent Calendar in July, but you should consider getting one in December. Not only is this a delicious way to count down the days until Christmas, but it’s a favorite among kids and adults alike. Start or continue a holiday tradition by adding this to your festivities.

8. Fancy Candies

Many people have sophisticated taste buds, and they want to satisfy their sugar cravings with something on the fancy side. Luckily, there are candies that can accomplish this task. One of the most favorite fancy candies includes cherry cordials.

Combining cherries in decadent, rich syrup and surrounding them with milk and dark chocolate makes these candies irresistible and luxurious. Whether you are throwing a party and trying to impress your guests or just want something after a long day, these candies can help you accomplish your goals.

9. Saltwater Taffy

People from all walks of life enjoy the variety of flavors and soft texture of saltwater taffy, making this one of the top candies for a lot of people. It brings back memories from childhood, as well as makes the present a little sweeter. If you haven’t enjoyed this sweet treat recently, it’s time to remind yourself what makes this candy so delicious.

10. Caramels

The creamy smooth taste of caramel is appealing to a lot of people. Whether you are eating it as a hard candy or indulging in the sweetness of soft chews, eating caramel throughout the day is a great way to bring a smile to your face.

There’s no rule that says candy can only be eaten at certain times of the year. Indulging in your candy favorites whenever you get the craving can make you happy—and everyone deserves to be happy.