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10 Spookiest Halloween Inflatables for Your Yard

Spooky inflatable decorations are hot this Halloween. They provide ghoulish fun that will delight (and scare!) everyone in the neighborhood.

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Choosing Inflatable Halloween Decorations

Create a creepy yet friendly scene on your front lawn or walkway with inflatable, 3-D Halloween decorations. Whether you decide to lace your lawn with grinning jack-o’-lanterns or stage a high-tech horror show, these blow-up figures transform any yard into a haunted wonderland.

Before you order an inflatable, measure the placement spot, clear away any obstructions (like tree branches or overgrown bushes), ensure you have an adequate power source and pick only inflatables that come with tie-down cords and/or stakes. Order the freaky figures early to ensure they arrive in time to greet your favorite trick-or-treaters.

Some helpful safety tips:

  • Make sure materials and components are durable and rated for outdoor use;
  • Place electrical cords where they won’t pose a tripping hazard;
  • Keep inflatables away from low-lying areas where rain can puddle;
  • If the forecast calls for heavy snow or high winds, bring inflatables inside until the storm passes.

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Inflatable ghostvia amazon.com

Spooky Ghost Halloween Inflatable

Made of extra-durable polyester, Yunlights six-foot Halloween Inflatable Ghost ($36) will freak out trick-or-treaters for many Halloweens to come. This poltergeist is self-inflating and is equipped with a built-in air blower and flashing colorful lights to lead kids right to your door. It also comes with four ground stakes and two tie-down strings to ensure this spooky menace won’t up and fly away. When November comes, it deflates for easy storage.

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Inflatable skeletonvia amazon.com

Best Spooky Skeleton Halloween Inflatable

Fans of Tim Burton’s cinematic masterpiece will shriek with delight when they come face-to-face with Gemmy Airblown Inflatable Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Decoration ($100).

Internally lit so there’s no mistaking his presence, Jack comes with everything needed for easy setup including built-in fan motor, yard stakes and tethers. Just plug him into any 110AC outlet and he’s ready to scare the dickens out of your neighbors. Available in seven- and 10-foot versions. Celebrate Halloween by watching spooky movies after your inflatable arrives.

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Inflatable spidervia amazon.com

Best Spooky Spider Halloween Inflatable

As scary spiders go, a Black Widow is the most hair-raising! Complete with the tell-tale hourglass marking on its back warning everyone to beware, the BZB Goods Halloween Inflatable Black Spider ($35) is an eight-legged creepy crawler for your lawn, front porch, sidewalk or driveway. This puffed-out arachnid glows brightly from the LED lights inside to give trick-or-treaters who happen upon it a real thrill.

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Best Spooky Halloween Inflatable With Sound

Your house will be the talk of the town when you flaunt this Home Beast Animated Giant Dragon ($399) in your front yard. When the motion sensor is activated, the dragon’s animated mouth opens and lets out a screeching roar as its eyes flash red thanks to the LED lights. A fog machine (sold separately) can be attached for extra-eerie special effects. It adds instant curb appeal for trick-or-treaters.

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Inflatable doorwayvia amazon.com

Best Spooky Halloween Inflatable With Lights

Let candy-mongers know if they want treats, they’ll need to enter at their own risk. This eight-foot Halloween Inflatable Haunted House Castle by BZB Goods ($180) is illuminated with integrated LED lights that spotlight a crew of ghoulish gatekeepers — a skeletal Grim Reaper, a flying ghost, a gravestone and two skulls. Made of heavy-duty polyester, the blow-up archway takes less than 30 minutes to set up and deflates easily to store away until next October.

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Best Spooky Halloween Inflatable Coffin

Morbid humor is what the holiday is all about. The Inflatable Coffin Halloween Buffet Cooler by Unique ($27) promises to keep your vampire blood (and other beverages) chillingly cold at your next Halloween costume party. Easy to inflate, set the cooler on the snack table or the floor and fill it up with ice so thirsty monsters and wicked witches can help themselves.

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Inflatable Frankenstein's monstervia amazon.com

Biggest Spooky Halloween Inflatable

The Gemmy Airblown Inflatable Giant Green Frankenstein Monster ($220) is a lawn decoration of epic proportions. Standing 12 feet tall, this big, burly “lab experiment gone wrong” has a certain charm that will delight rather than scare little ones. “Frank” comes equipped with a built-in heavy-duty fan, internal lights that glow in the dark, yard stakes and a stand and tethers so he’ll stay right where you put him!

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Inflatable witchvia homedepot.com

Most Hilarious Inflatable Halloween Witch

“Look out for that…!” The Crashing Witch ($30) is a whimsical and directionally challenged sorceress that will make everyone laugh out loud.

Caught at the exact moment she crash-lands against a tree, house or the side of the garage, hang “Broom-Hilda” almost anywhere using the adjustable straps provided. Light her up with energy-efficient LEDs — at the flip of a switch, she’ll self-inflate in seconds. Made for outdoor and indoor use.

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Inflatable pumpkinsvia wayfair.com

Cutest Halloween Inflatable

Classically non-threatening, Holiday Aisle’s Inflatable Orange Pumpkins Decoration ($78) is a friendly set of brightly lit, self-inflating orange jack-o’-lanterns that are appropriate fun for kids of all ages.

Made of water-resistant polyester, the openly friendly, free-standing pumpkins are a perfect way to light up your holiday yard display or enhance your indoor party décor. The compact design means when the holiday’s over, everything flattens down to almost nothing for easy storage.

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Inflatable spider ring toss gamevia amazon.com

Best Halloween Inflatable Game

Get in the scary spirit of competition this Halloween with the iGeeKid Spider Ring Toss ($13). Perfect for smaller kiddos to play, the game kit comes with 12 rings and three inflatable, eight-legged ring-toss spiders that can be placed on little noggins (using headbands) or on the floor — whichever kids choose. As one satisfied parent/reviewer noted, “Our kids had a blast with this at their Halloween party.”

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.