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Brainstorming Halloween decoration ideas? Ghosts and ghouls are a safe bet when you wanna get ghastly. Skeletons are sure to send chills through the neighborhood. Plant a witch and her cauldron on the front lawn and you’ve got a recipe for instant fright.
But you know what’s really scary? The fact that it’s been 37 years since the movie ‘Gremlins’ debuted — and a terrifying 71 years since Charles Schulz launched the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon franchise. Oh, but we pine for nostalgia, don’t we? I’ve never seen a Snoopy Halloween decoration I didn’t love, and apparently I’m not alone.
Right now, shoppers are scrambling for these throwback characters. Add to the list retro pop culture icons like Scooby Doo and even good ol’ Minnie Mouse, and you’ve got some of the most coveted Halloween decorations of 2021. And if the very thought of hunting down these inflatable lawn ornaments gives you goosebumps, take heed: the Home Depot has them all in stock even as we spook...I mean speak.
Shop it: Halloween Decorations — Inflatable Lawn Ornaments in Retro Characters, starting at $30, homedepot.com
These nostalgic, light-up Halloween decorations (and one surprise Thanksgiving decoration!) will make your house the sweetest spot on the block. But they're selling out fast, and they're in and out of stock. Buy what you love now, and if your favorite is sold out, check back tomorrow!
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown — and it’s got your favorite Peanuts duo sitting right on top. This three and a half-foot inflatable Snoopy Halloween decoration features your favorite beagle’s trusty sidekick, Woodstock, as well as energy-efficient LED lights and tethers to hold it in place.
It scored five stars across the board — and best of all, it’s just $30. It’s enough to make you do a happy dance!
Scooby dooby doo, where are you? Well, he’s right on your front yard — all three and a half feet of him. This mutt of mystery is a perennial favorite (calling all ‘80s kids — and ‘80s parents!), and now Scooby Doo is a Halloween favorite, too. This blowup lawn ornament has the Great Dane dressed up as a scarecrow with his trick-or-treat Jack-o-Lantern that’s no doubt filled with Scooby snacks!
"Grandchild loved...used for birthday party, Halloween and fall decoration," wrote one clever shopper.
Load this inflatable favorite into your Mystery Machine for just $46 — it’s made with energy-efficient LEDs and folds up conveniently for storage.
Oops, looks like you fed your giant gremlin after midnight and now you have chaos on the lawn! This six-foot homage to Stripe, the evil gremlin from the 1984 classic 'Gremlins,' stands a full six feet tall, and he’s lit! Lit with LEDs, that is.
This mischievous creature also self-inflates quickly and comes with stakes to hold him down (good luck, stakes!).
Make your house the Magic Kingdom of the block this year! This Minnie Mouse Halloween decoration is a no-brainer for Disney fanatics, and trick-or-treaters will adore being greeted by her at your door.
She’s a manageable three and a half feet, self-inflates and lights up with LEDs. She also comes with tethers to keep her in place.
Miss TGIF TV shows on Thursday nights? Well, this ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving decoration will be there for you every night of the week from Halloween to Turkey Day. It’s a photo-realistic rendering of Monica’s famous turkey-on-head moment from ‘The One with All the Thanksgivings.’ It's a speciality lawn ornament for sure and one you had no idea you needed in your life!
This six-foot, self-inflating lawn ornament is a great year-round investment, too. Monica at the Memorial Day barbecue? Why the heck not!
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