11 Halloween decoration ideas with examples: plus Halloween FAQs

Lily Travis
Lily Travis
- 6 min read

Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday (after Christmas) Don’t let it pass you by, take the utmost of it. There are countless options for leveraging Halloween to get your business noticed and attract new customers.

Here at Front Signs we’ve been helping companies of all sizes explode their revenues during this holiday for the last 8 years. Check out the list below for inspiration and more fresh, creative ideas you can use in your business signs to have customers flow into your business during Halloween.

For creating the realest "Halloweeny" atmosphere the main things to take into account are:

1. Color combinations – orange, black, white, grey, golden…
Pumpkin decorations, pies, wheat spikes are there for orange provision.
Scary stands with cemetery graphics, bats hanging from the ceiling, witches flying in the air here and there will give the most pleasant feeling to your zombies (or the feel of real Halloween to your customers).

If you’re looking for a unique approach to Halloween, try muted colors for your front porch decor. They provide a more modern, elegant aesthetic. Switch bright orange colors with softer shades of green and white. Maintain the color palette for all your arrangements to exude a unique style.

2. Don’t forget about the music. Keep the Halloween mood with thematic music with ghosts booing and creepy voices whispering (Trust Youtube, it has playlists)

3. Lighting – important as hell. Keep the space as dark as possible for deeper effect. Even an ordinary knock on the door is scary in the dark.

4. Costumes, costumes…one of the main reasons Halloween is so anticipated. Baristas, waiters, customer support specialists, seller consultants will be pleased to dress up like they never did on ordinary days.

If you have these, you can move forward and do what will differentiate you from others. Custom decals, 3D signs, light box signs will create a unique Halloween look for your place.

Cool Halloween Decoration Ideas

1. Halloween Window Decals

If your pub, bar, store has windows- even if just one ???? – this means you have lots of free advertising space to announce your sales and special offers in the most eye-catching place in the most thematic way possible. Bats, witches, cemeteries or pumpkins will speak for you on the window via window decals~~

window decal

2. Halloween Wall Decals

Have empty walls?

Leverage the chance to have your place breathing with Halloween spirit with large format printing on custom wall decals~

Witches flying on your walls, ghosts rising from cemeteries, Pumpkins sniggering with something blood-curdling in their minds…will make your space booo-tiful ~ and keep your ghosts guests and customers in the mood.

wall decal

3. Halloween Floor Decals

Attract all the zombies to your haunted house (store) showing them the road. Lead them with bloody footstep floor decals with the hope to find the best Halloween offers there. The promise of delicious pumpkin pie will do as well.

Find cool Halloween templates for your decals at Square Signs.

Follow For Sale floor decals in red color in the shopping mall

4. Halloween – themed Magnets

Trick or Treat?


Halloween is the right time to thank your loyal customers with thank you gifts, like attractive Halloween-themed magnet prints.

Reward the loyal ones for their long-time faithfulness or give away a magnet to every new customer for a purchase.

Have a contest on social media? These spook-takular little prizes can encourage the ones who took part in it.


5. Halloween Banners

Whether you’re

  • organizing a spirited event at your haunted pub, bar…


  • Planning a promotional campaign

Looking for lobby signs and decorations

  • Planning having ghosts guests at your house on Halloween

use banner stands or hanging vinyl banners for super halloweeny atmosphere…

Grab extra attention with hair-rising banner boos so your ghosts stay for the booze.

xbanner, rollup, telescopic

6. Halloween Wooden Decors

What about these ones? ⬇️

Let everyone know where the best ghosts, vampires, goblins and pixies of the city gather together to have the bloodiest party on this Halloween…with custom wooden signs of course. This all-time classic material will give your place the mysterious look you long for for this Halloween.


7. Halloween Flags

Wanna be noticed from afar?

Let spiders knit their webs and witches fly high on your Halloween flags. These event signs will bring a new wave of customers to your castle.

You can use flags as unique Halloween decorations or announce your holiday sales with them.

Halloween Sale & Boo hanging flags with thematic symbols

8. Halloween – themed A Frame Signs

A-frame sign is ready to attract all the ghosts and crawlers for your All Hallows’ Eve night event!

Your spooky graphics will direct the supernatural creatures towards your zombie space.

Put a spell on your loyal zombies with a spine-chilling graphics and have a great party!

Halloween themed a-frame sign with promotional content

9. PVC Cut-Out for Halloween Party

Let your guest-ghosts or monster-customers have the most spine-chilling photos at your place. PVC signs or foam core signs make great spooky cut-outs which will help you have the halloweeny spirit all through the Halloween period.

Being a cute devil will do as well

cut out

10. Halloween Yard Signs

Halloween just can’t pass by your house or office (second house). Bring joy to your children, employers or deliver the Halloween mood to passers-by with your fang-tastic Halloween yard signs.

Happy Halloween ~

Trick or treat PVC yard sign

11. Jack O’lanterns

What a Halloween without Jack O’lanterns?

If you’re not a master of Pumpkin carving, we have something for you!

Pumpkins made at our manufactory will look amazing and serve you every year on this time, worth a try, huh?

pumpkin lighting

Halloween FAQs

Oh, some important facts that may help you in planning your party or creating your Halloween campaign:

  1. What does the word Halloween mean?

Halloween is the day before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day on 1 November and All Souls’ Day on 2 November. This is where the word “Halloween” comes from – Hallows’ Eve.

  1. Why is Halloween celebrated on October 31?

Halloween is celebrated on October 31 because ancient Scottish festival Samhain, the root of Halloween, was on this day.  According to them on this very day the two worlds of the living and the dead were the closest. This allowed the dead to cross the border and wander on Earth.

  1. Why are Jack-O-Lanterns called so?

Jack-O-Lanterns are carved pumpkins with lanterns in them that are a symbol of Halloween. Before the Irish would migrate to America, turnips and potatoes were carved instead of pumpkins, but then pumpkins – bigger and  more suitable for lighting – came to replace them.

The name Jack-O-Lantern comes from “Stingy Jack” – an Irish myth hero. According to the legend he successfully tricks the devil and avoids going to hell but is unable to go to Heaven as well.  Since that day he wanders the Earth and carries a lantern with him to light his way at nights.

  1. Phobia from Halloween?

There’s a phobia from Halloween that even has a name – Samhainophobia.

  1. Why do people dress up on Halloween in scary costumes?

The tradition of dressing up in scary costumes on Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtics. They believed that dressing up like ghosts, spirits or demons would blend them in with real ones that roam in the streets on that day. Thus they would stay safe and sound.

Nowadays Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday in US and Canada, meaning that YOU can boost your business easily just enjoying a happy day.

Go ahead, use these gravy decorations to give a spectacular look to your place and make a whole army of loyal customers on this Halloween.

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