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I've never been a fan of Halloween. To me, it symbolizes a time of year when I have to stress out over ways to Keep Pets Calm as the doorbell rings for hours on end, and worry incessantly about the small colony of feral cats I feed every day.

But even I must admit that these clever folks brought back my holiday spirit with the way they decorated their yards! They sure have gone above and beyond to make Halloween a more interesting time of year (and far more humorous!).

Here are some of the best decorated yards we've seen this year (and information on how you can find the materials to make your own fun Halloween display...


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To get these effects, they ordered some fun Halloween decor for their yard. Here's where you can pick up your own dog, cat, and human skeletons for the holidays. (Click each photo for full view)


  • Day in the ParkDay in the Park
    Day in the Park Two skeletal dogs playing a game of fetch with their skeletal dad (or mom). What a fun display!
  • VacancyVacancy
    Vacancy Keep away unexpected guests by making your home look like a haunted bed and breakfast. Go to a salvage yard to get an old post and corbel — they’ll already be aged and weathered. Then add your personal welcome sign. Photo By: Joanne Palmisano and Susan Teare
  • Beware of DogsBeware of Dogs
    Beware of Dogs Whoops! Guess these two missed the "Beware of Skeletal Dogs" signs.
  • Walking the DogsWalking the Dogs
    Walking the Dogs This is a Halloween yard from The Adventures of Bob and Dorothy. So creative!
  • Day at the ParkDay at the Park
    Day at the Park Great use of dogs playing fetch with their relaxed skeletal master!
  • Chasing IntrudersChasing Intruders
    Chasing Intruders This home really means it when they say "No Trespassing". Check out this creative use of skeletons! Photo Credit: Carole Field


Clever Cat Skeleton

This is such a fun way to decorate a yard or window! We can't wait to see what our readers come up with! Order yours by clicking the photo below to be taken to Amazon.



Decorative Dog Skeleton

Come up with new ways to decorate your yard using these adorable dog skeletons. Amazon has all sizes available - just click the photo below.


Humorous Human Skeleton

These "Pose and Stay" skeletons are designed to mimic the movement of a human body. This allows you to pose them in natural ways (just as the real humans would spend a day at the dog park or playing fetch in the yard). These are available in many sizes. Not feeling quite as adventurous? Dress them up!

Other Animal Skeletons

These days, the only limit to holiday decor and lawn art is your own imagination. Here is where you can find some decorative Halloween skeletons in a variety of animal shapes!

Bat Skeleton 

Buzzard Skeleton

Spider Skeleton

Raven Skeleton

Owl Skeleton

Battle of Bats

No reason to fear a rabies epidemic - these bats feature glowing red eyes so you know when they're coming. They also hang harmlessly from trees to make any Halloween yard a bit spookier. Have fun - be sure you order more than one!

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