Front Porch Decorated for Halloween

Wow, what a fun night! I love, love, love Halloween. I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood of trick-or-treating with friends, so Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.

I decorated the porch pretty simply for Halloween this year.

Halloween Decorating for Porches

I covered the front door with the “creepy cloth” used as a tablecloth in THIS previous Halloween tablescape.  (You can see the door minus the creepy cloth in THIS post.)

Halloween Decorating for Porches

The witches hat I wore last year (while giving out candy) became my door decoration for this year.  I was inspired to use it on the front door after seeing a similar one at the Country Living Fair.  A crow kept watch from the lantern nearby.

Halloween Decorating for Porches

Pumpkins and fall leaves spilled out of an over-turned basket.

Halloween Decorating for Porches

And a ribbon-covered pumpkin came out to play for the night.  You’ll find an easy tutorial for decorating a pumpkin with ribbon, HERE.   This is a look that should work well all the way through to Thanksgiving.

The scented candle smelled soooo yummy each time I answered the door.  Even the princesses, witches and ghosts who came trick-or-treating kept commenting on the wonderful scent.

Halloween Decorating for Porches

Did you have a fun Halloween?

Referenced links in this post:
Porch minus Halloween Decor
Halloween Tablescape with Creep Cloth Tablecloth
Country Living Fair
Tutorial for Ribbon Decorated Pumpkin

Witches Hat and Scented Candle: Provided by Colonial Candle
Creepy Cloth: Michael’s last year
Lantern: Old Time Pottery
Pumpkins: Home Depot
Basket…had a while so don’t remember now

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  1. Susan, what beautiful brick your house has. I love the herringbone laid brick stoop, and the detail of the trim is perfect. Your gorgeous red door needs to loose the dated brass kick plate to gem up your home. U love the read door.
    I know it would be a huge improvement to the quality look of the home. I sincerely hope your take this criticism in stride and not as a personal attack. Best to you!

  2. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks, Bob. I know you mean well, but there's just one problem. I love my brass plate. lol I had it gently removed and reinstalled when the door was painted red 4 years ago. I never follow the trends, instead I just follow my heart. 🙂

  3. Ivy and Elephants says

    Hi Susan,
    your front door looks fabulous. It's so elegant and just right for Halloween. In fact it's invitingly spooky….love it!


  4. Beautiful display, Susan. I too have kept my brass on the front door, I guess I am old school!

  5. Beautiful display, Susan. I too have kept my brass on the front door, I guess I am old school!

  6. Thats fabulous, no one goes to this trouble in NZ. I had to remember to rush out and get sweets for trick or treat. I am embarrassed to say last year I forgot.

    I love what you did to your porch, very clever, I am sure you must have had every child in the neighbourhood knocking. Did others in your street decorate the front of their houses too?

  7. Susan, I am with you. I still have my brass plate, and I still love my brass. Even though I do like some trends, they come and go. I appreciate the long-standing. I respect you for standing by your heart.♥

  8. I'm not taking mine off either, Susan! I just read where brass fixtures are coming back into vogue. Just when everybody painted all of theirs ORBronze. LOL

    I really like your pumpkins and fall leaves spilling out of the over-turned basket. I'm going to try to *benchmark* this idea. That's military talk for "copy". ~smile~

  9. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Your front porch looks great, Susan! Great idea to use the witch's hat on your door! Halloween was quiet here this year; one, I think because we are in a condo community now and two, they do things a little different here in Ohio than in NY.

  10. Good morning Susan!
    I love what you did with your front porch! The crow on the light was a great idea! I love that creepy cloth it has such a neat look to it.
    Our Halloween was quiet since we don't get trick or treaters (we live off a busy road- and unless you have friends with kids that know you, no one stops) so I watched spooky movies! Today I plan to start taking down the Halloween deco! Overall I enjoyed this Halloween just because I tried a little harder to!

  11. I agree Susan I love the look of the brass with the red. And your house looks great always. Did you get many kids to your door. I live in a rural area and I doubled my visits this year to 2 haha was fun anyway..I watched practical magic while I was waiting..Cheers Frances

  12. I too went very minimal this Halloween. It worked for me and where I am in my life.

    I too have a red door with a brass kick plate. I have no intention of taking it off. With three kids I would have no paint on the bottom of the door. My outdoor lights are brass too along with some other accents on the outside glass door and the mailbox. It all fits together.

  13. Susan, if there was a "like" button on comments, I would surely like your comment! That's how I feel about stainless steel in the kitchen. It's all the rage now and it's fine for some people, but it's just not my style! A little too industrial and austere for me. Follow your heart and not the trends – great advice!

  14. I think it looks great, Susan. Hope you have a nice Tuesday. Susan

  15. p.s. Susan, I'm with YOU on the brass kick plate. I LOVE it and I LOVE brass.

    Who cares if the decorators prefer ugly aluminum and silver? Let them have it.

    To me, brass is (and always will be) associated with CLASS. I have a gooseneck brass faucet in the kitchen, shining brass faucets in both bathrooms, brass on the old door corners and pushbutton light switches, brass and mega crystal chandy in the dining room, and on and on and ON. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE brass.

    If and when we sell this old house,and the new owners hate brass, they can go around and rip everything out.

    In all the Victorian bed and breakfast mansions, brass still reigns and so it is in my house. And on your gorgeous front door! Susan

  16. Olive Cooper says

    Susan, the hat and spooky webbing look wonderfully ghoulish on your door. Olive

  17. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Rett, I have to remember that word, "benchmark." Love it! We all do a lot of benchmarking in Blogland, don't we? It's one of the best parts of reading blogs! 🙂

  18. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Lizabeth…I'll be doing the same thing today, except for the pumpkins. I think I may leave those a while. There are still kind of "fallish."

  19. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Frances, I usually have a good many, but over the years it had decreased a little. Well this year was REALLY busy. I almost ran out of candy. Yikes! Never had that happen. I guess we've had a lot of little ones move into the neighborhood. I'm glad you got some visitors! 🙂

  20. Eileen @ Cottage Beach House says

    Your porch looks great Susan. I love the spilled basket of pumpkins!
    We had loads of fun! I came home from a trip and everyone was at my house carving pumpkins. We carved about 7 and put them all out front!

  21. Susan you always have such a beautiful house on each and every holiday. This year is no exception. What a beautiful be-ribboned pumpkin as well. I also had a fun filled Halloween. I watched it through the eyes of my grand children.

  22. Karin Şen Cankan says

    Trick or Treat Trick or Treat Give me Something GOod To Eat.

    Your front porch looks just perfect loved it and I was imaging my childhood how I use to trick or treat you took me to dose days.

    Thank you

    Karin Şen Cankan

  23. Susan,
    I love your kick plate….as a matter of fact, it was the first thing I admired in the first picture and thought how well-appointed you front porch looked.
    I had a busy Halloween night. The guy down the street from me puts on an animatronic skeleton pirate show and as a result we get over 300 trick or treaters. We were forced to turn our lights out at 9:00 this year because we ran out of candy. What a night I just love it! I love your blog too, I stop by daily!
    I'd like to invite you to visit my blog

  24. Sweet Souhen Gal says

    Susan, loved what you did for the front door and your porch.. Sometimes simply is the best and has the best impact. Relax and enjoy that candy today. Love your door and the brass. I have a brick home, with a red door, engraved brass door knocker, brass handle and a brass kick plate. I love alot of the new trends but I will always love brass. Some things are just classic. Can you imagine having to replace all the brass that was painted, when the trend changes again. Classics never go out and you can't go wrong with it. Have a happy Nov. 1

  25. Classic vs. trends — to me, polished brass is classic and traditional. My friend and neighbor just had her whole kitchen redone in stainless and granite, while I just ordered new polished brass and bisquit fixtures and sink for my kitchen! Brass is warm and homey!

  26. laxsupermom says

    Love the creepy cloth on your door. We tend to go over the top because of the kids, but someday I'll have a more subdued classier Halloween look like you. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Μαζί... KaPa says

    i love your decor ideas.I love your photos.You are an insiration to me…

  28. Tracy Boyle says

    Susan! I sure wish I would have purchased one of those crows at the Country Living Fair now! Such a cute idea. And Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays too. I love the look of your porch. I will use it for inspiration next year… Heck, I'll use it for Thanksgiving, minus the Witch's hat and crow!

  29. Your Halloween porch is charming. I think you could just leave it as is (except for the crow, perhaps) until after Thanksgiving. I generally use a combo of Halloween and Thanksgiving for early Fall, then remove just the obviously Halloween stuff after the trick or treating is over. I do the same thing inside, with just a bit more refinement. It all just goes together so well!

    I never did understand why brass all of a sudden became not only passe but gauche! Beautiful, shiny Brass = Class and warmth!! The oil brushed bronze just looks dull!

    I'll keep mine, thanks!

  30. Designs By Pinky says

    HI Suasn, Your porch looks so lovely and inviting for the little ones! I can almost smell the candle too! Glad you had a good night, we only had 7 trick or treaters:( I posted my front porch too if you'd like to see. XO, Pinky

  31. LOVE LOVE your Halloween decs Susan. Very classy, speaking of which (not Witch) yellow is back on the Runway and so is anything that is gold, soooooooo fear not about your your Brass kickplate as by Spring it will be very, very Vogue. 🙂 Hugs -Brenda-

  32. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks, Brenda! I'd love to see the quality brass, like Baldwin and Virginia Metalcrafters come back in vogue again, if it ever really went out. It's so classic and I always think of Colonial Williamsburg because that's where I first fell in love with polished brass. I bought the first pieces when I was in my 20's from the Baldwin Brass factory outlet up in PA. Glad I bought it back then because it's harder to find now. I've been out of style so long, I'm almost back in again. Ha! Wonder if chintz will reappear one day. Ya never know. lol

  33. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Oh goodness me, you're so talented, what a fab porch for Halloween, my two little grands would love this!! I did a Halloween tablescape, now what's left of fall in cloches and next week I think I'll start with the RED AND GREEN, Christmas is coming faster than we think…Thanksgiving and right away Christmas..goodness, I'm going to die soon, lol! Lots of hugs, FABBY

  34. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says

    I love the overturned basket vignette!

  35. Michele Smith says

    What a beautiful porch. I love the basket!

  36. Susan,

    I LOVE the brass kick plate. As a matter of fact, your door is identical to mine (even the knocker) except for the color (mine is a country blue). I also have brass throughout my home and like you, NEVER follow 'what's in'.

    I absolutely love your blog & seeing pics of your lovely home!

  37. That's what I love about you and your blog … you follow your heart!

  38. Hi Susan, You have inspired me to decorate my front porch similar to your décor:), Coud you please tell me where I can get the big oversized basket, it seem I see them all the time but now that I need it I can’t seem to find them.

    • Thanks, Mim! It’s been so long since I bought the one in this post, I can’t remember now where I found it. I bet it was either Old Time Pottery, Michaels, Big Lots or Hobby Lobby. I know that doesn’t narrow it down much but those are the stores where I’ve found Halloween goodies in past years. I haven’t shopped much this year but if I see them anywhere, I will def let you know.

  39. Great décor how tall is your lattern and is that a real candle ? and how tall is candle and can u use the battery candles instead kathy

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