Halloween at Sweet Valley Acres

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Halloween at Sweet Valley Acres is a time where the spiders are bigger than life and the skeletons come out to play. Ever since I was young, I always enjoyed decorating for the various holidays and seasons. Halloween was a time to come up with an elaborate costume, carve pumpkins and mix fall and some scary decor together. So let’s take a little tour of how our house and yard looked this holiday.

Greetings Guests!

Ghosts could be seen at various places and because we get a lot of wind at our property they were always performing – blowing this way and that. I got them at the Dollar Store and they were so much fun to work with. I would say they were one of my best buys.

Will you dare to enter?

At our front entrance, I got some long branches, painted them black and attached them to the columns. Then I strung them with cobwebs and a large spider hung over the beam beside a spooky Keep Out sign.

Halloween Front Entrance

My daughter wrapped some old stuffed mannequins I had in black garbage bags to look like dead bodies. I painted some bloody footsteps on a plain black door mat to complete the scene.

Dead bodies

The best doorbell ever!

The most fun part of the front door setting was this fantastic doorbell I ordered. Watch the video below, I know you are going to love it! If you are interested here is the link.

Skeletons, spiders & crows

Once inside, I positioned a drunken skeleton on the top shelf beside our fireplace. We added lots of cobwebs, spiders, shredded gauze, mini skeleton heads, etc throughout the room.

Drunken Skeleton

A flashing red light on the top floor was visible inside and out which added a dramatic effect to the space.

Halloween living room

Look at what a visual art piece my daughter made of this spider and it’s cobweb!!!

Spider web

Unexpected touches here and there are one of my favorite things to add when decorating for a holiday.

Heads in a cage

It just got very dark in the dining room…

In the dining area, things took on a bit more of a sinister feel with a book cover I made entitled “101 Ways to Kill Your Lover”, some poison bottles I created to look like mercury glass and a tool box filled with some dangerous weapons.

Poison bottles

I must admit that I had a lot of fun naming these weapons.


The dining table was adorned with crows, purple cobwebs, a few black squash and a large candle holder that I filled with pumpkins from my garden and fake eyeballs. Lots of candles and ornamental cabbage sprayed purple and blue were the icing on the cake. Can you spot Mario lurking in the background?

pumpkins and eyeballs

Don’t forget to decorate your garden!

As you know, we love our Annie (our greenhouse) and the whole garden got a little spooktacular updates.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. I am moving quickly into Christmas decor so if you are looking for some holiday inspiration, check out 2021 Christmas Decor Ideas and if you want to see what Sweet Valley Acres looked like during past Christmases, just click this link Stroll Through Christmas Past.


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  • Marieza
    November 1, 2021

    Wow! You went all out and looks amazing! Well done.

    • Crystal
      November 1, 2021

      Thanks so much Marieza! We had a lot of fun putting it all together…and now on to Christmas!!!

  • Rosemary
    November 2, 2021

    Wow – what fun it would be to walk up to this entry – so creative.

    • Crystal
      November 2, 2021

      Thanks so much Rosemary! There were surprises throughout the house too. It was so much fun to see them spot something funny or interesting.

  • Paula@SweetPea
    November 2, 2021

    Wow! You went all out for Halloween and it all looks so good!!

    • Crystal
      November 2, 2021

      Thanks so much Paula! I don’t usually do this much but for some reason I went a little over board lol!

  • Libbie Burling
    November 2, 2021

    This looks so fun! I bet you are the house to go to on Halloween/ 🙂

    • Crystal
      November 2, 2021

      I am so happy that you liked it! We have a super long driveway and it is pretty scary, unlit and steep so we sadly don’t get any kids

  • Cindy
    November 3, 2021

    Wow you rocked it for Halloween! Gorgeous

    • Crystal
      November 4, 2021

      Thank you so very much Cindy!!!

  • Mona
    November 4, 2021

    Wow! I love all of it!!

    • Crystal
      November 4, 2021

      Thanks so much Mona!!!

  • Kim Waldorf
    November 4, 2021

    Wow! This is a great display of Halloween fun! Nice job!

    • Crystal
      November 4, 2021

      Thank you very much!!!

  • Marie
    November 5, 2021

    All of the night shots are so cool! How fun to see both inside and out decorated. I like that you went a bit spooky, but not gory. Thanks for the tour.

    • Crystal
      November 5, 2021

      Gory and evil are not my thing at all…big spiders, bats crowd and funny skeletons are as far as I go. Glad you enjoyed it

  • melba
    November 5, 2021

    You really decorated big tine! It looks incredible Crystal!

    • Crystal
      November 5, 2021

      Thanks so much Melba!!!

  • Juliet
    November 6, 2021

    Loved following along on your Halloween decorating adventures! They were spooktacular and I have no doubt you were THE house in the hood! xo

    • Crystal
      November 9, 2021

      Thanks so much Juliet! Actually we have such a long, unlit driveway that we never get any kids sadly. But we had fun!!!

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Halloween at Sweet Valley Acres