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Is It Ever Too Late to Decorate for Halloween?

Pumpkins, bats, and cobwebs decorate a front porch.
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The first week of October has come and gone, so are your Halloween decorations up? If not, is it too late?

Lombardo Homes surveyed nearly 1,000 homeowners, age 21-70 about their Halloween decorating habits, and, as it turns out, most people decorate the first week of October. Of the respondents, 40% decorate between Oct. 1-7, but that doesn’t mean there’s any real cutoff—after all, it’s your home to do with as you will.

A map shows which types of Halloween decorations are most popular in each state.
Lombardo Homes

While the percentage of those who were decorating went down as the month progressed, 17% decorate the second week of October, 8% the third, and then, the numbers went back up with 18% during the final week before.

Sure, a few of your neighbors might already have their décor up (including that nutty 20% who do it in September), but it’s never too late to get a little spooky.

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The study also used Google search data to discover the most popular Halloween decorations in each state, and there was a pretty wide array of faves. Overall, pumpkins and skeletons dominated, but witches and bats made a good showing, as well.

If you’re a little behind on the Halloween decorating, no problem! It’s never too late to get things rolling.

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