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The Best Halloween Inflatables

🕚 Updated September 2023

Halloween is a spooktacular holiday that reminds us that scary can be silly and fun, so why not celebrate with inflatable characters? Take your trick-or-treating to the next level with one of our favorite inflatables to get you in the spirit.

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  Best Archway Unique Design Best Spider Best Ghost Best Pumpkins
Eight-Foot Halloween Inflatable Scary Tree Archway
5.2-Foot Halloween Outdoor Skeleton Unicorn
8.5 FT Halloween Inflatable Spider
Towering Spooky Ghost Halloween Inflatable
7 FT Long Halloween Pumpkin Inflatables
Our SummaryWith built-in LEDs and terrifying characters, this light-up scary archway looks like the entrance to a haunted forest.This skeleton unicorn inflatable is bright and not too scary, so it's perfect for neighborhoods with young kids.This not so itsy-bitsy spider will light up your front yard with creepy Halloween fun.This tall, spooky, brightly lit ghost is available in four different designs.If you have no time to carve pumpkins, just light up your front yard with this inflatable family of festive jack-o-lanterns.
Pros✓ Tall archway
✓ Comes with multiple characters
✓ Two design options
✓ Has bright lights
✓ Durable material
✓ Comes with 10-foot power cord
✓ Easy zipper
✓ Cute and unique
✓ Dazzling kaleidoscope LED projection lights
✓ Large and eye-catching
✓ Waterproof and durable
✓ Easy to inflate and deflate
✓ Stakes, tethers, and storage bag included
✓ Tall and eye-catching
✓ Bright lights
✓ Four design options
✓ Easy to set up
✓ Sandbags included for extra stability
✓ Set of seven pumpkins plus a black cat
✓ Bright lights
✓ Sits low to the ground
✓ Waterproof
✓ Stakes and string included
Cons✗ Might not stay upright✗ Flimsy stakes✗ Loud fan
✗ May need extra anchoring
✗ Long inflation time
✗ May obstruct fan when deflated
✗ Fan might overheat
✗ Not all pumpkins light up
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The Best Halloween Inflatables

Illuminated night Halloween house outdoor decorations with inflatable figures of pumpkins, cat and ghost near house.

Buying Guide for Halloween Inflatables

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Why buy Halloween inflatables?

If you’re a huge Halloween fanatic, inflatables are probably the largest and most exciting decorations to get you in the celebratory mood. Inflatables are typically quick to blow, set up, and tear down with minimal effort to store away neatly. And since they deflate and can be folded when not in storage, they take up far less space in your storage shed, garage, or attic than many traditional Halloween decorations typically displayed on the porch, yard, or front lawn.

What should you consider in Halloween inflatables?

  • Size: One thing you’ll want to do before ordering your Halloween inflatables is to measure the space in your front yard or patio. How many square feet do you need to fill? Will there be ample space for your inflatable, the tethers that hold it down, and the fan needed to keep it upright? Do you want extra tall or gigantic decorations, or something smaller and more subtle? Either way, make sure you consider the inflatable’s dimensions before buying.
  • Characters: The fun thing to consider when ordering your Halloween inflatables is finding your favorite spooky Halloween characters. If you love creepy spiders, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, creepy trees, skeletons, dragons, zombies, witches, or black cats, you can find your favorites and go from there. There are even some more unusual and unique options, such as trees with scary faces or the skeletons of unicorns.
  • Quality Materials: When it comes to your Halloween inflatables, you’ll want to be sure you have a powerful fan and strong anchors to keep it from toppling. The more time you take to set it up properly, the less time and effort you’ll waste fussing with it. Also, you’ll want to find one made with thick, durable, quality polyester that can stand up against inclement weather.

What’s the best way to set up your Halloween inflatables?

First, find solid ground in your yard that will allow your inflatables to stand up steadily and not tip over. You’ll also want to be sure they’re not too close to trees or pokey shrubs that may puncture the fabric. Also, make sure there aren’t any burrs, sharp plants, or objects on the ground where you’d like to set up your inflatables. Lastly, ensure nothing is blocking the fan that keeps your inflatables upright.

Our Picks for the Best Halloween Inflatables

Best Archway

Joiedomi Eight-Foot Halloween Inflatable Scary Tree Archway

With built-in LEDs and terrifying characters, this light-up scary archway looks like the entrance to a haunted forest.

Pros: This is a great option to create a spooky entrance to your front porch or walkway. The 8-foot-tall archway includes characters of ghosts, tombstones, pumpkins, and more. There’s also an alternate design option that’s a little less spooky and features cute cartoony Halloween characters instead. Both versions have an extra-long cord, ground stakes, fastened ropes, built-in sandbags, a plug with UL certification, and bright built-in LED lights. And it should hold up beautifully against the wind, rain, light snow, and falling leaves.

Cons: You may have issues keeping this archway upright at all times. If this becomes a recurring issue, check your zipper and your tethers.

Bottom Line: Want an entryway that will chill and thrill your neighbors? This scary forest archway has many characters and details that will keep every trick-or-treater on their toes.


Unique Design

GOOSH 5.2-Foot Halloween Outdoor Skeleton Unicorn

This skeleton unicorn inflatable is bright and not too scary, so it's perfect for neighborhoods with young kids.

Pros: This adorable light-up pink-haired skeleton unicorn will delight the kids in your home and your neighborhood. It’s made from high-quality, weather-resistant polyester, which will last if properly stored. It’s durable against rips and tears, and the seams are well-stitched for the best possible quality. The powerful motor in the fan keeps your cute unicorn upright, so you don’t have to worry about it flopping over. It also comes with a storage bag, stakes, and ropes to secure it on the ground. Zip up the bottom zipper to avoid air leakage, or open the zipper so you can deflate the unicorn quickly. This unicorn comes with a 10-foot power cord for your convenience.

Cons: The included stakes are a bit on the flimsy side. They can easily be replaced with sturdier stakes from your local hardware store or online, but this means spending some extra time and money on your end.

Bottom Line: Who doesn’t love a light-up unicorn inflatable? It’s an eclectic piece that’s cheeky and just a bit spooky. Plus, this inflatable is on the shorter side, so it doesn’t take as much effort to keep it upright.


Best Spider

GOOSH 8.5 FT Halloween Inflatable Spider

This not so itsy-bitsy spider will light up your front yard with creepy Halloween fun.

Pros: Dazzle your neighbors with the bright kaleidoscope LED projection lights inside this spider’s abdomen. This spider is full of scary fun, creating a creepy atmosphere for Halloween. Like a real arachnid, it has eight crawly legs. And unlike a real spider, it reaches an impressive 8 feet in length. This massive spider is shockingly easy to set up. Use the included stakes and tethers to secure it, then turn on the built-in, high-power, waterproof fan. The zipper at the back is a handy way to keep air from escaping and for deflating when the time comes to take it down, upon which you can tuck the spider away in its included storage bag. This giant ol’ creepy crawly is made from durable, waterproof polyester, which is easy to clean and stands up to the wind, rain, and other elements.

Cons: Even with the included stakes and tethers, you may need to further anchor down this spider if the fall weather brings some strong winds along with it. The fan’s motor is also quite noisy, which may prove distracting or intrusive.

Bottom Line: This wide, creepy spider covers a lot of ground, fully decorating your yard with one fun piece. The kaleidoscope lights are unique and bright without overwhelming. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the sight of this large, festive spider on your front lawn.


Pros: Boo! This 12-foot tall, spooky ghost inflatable is sure to draw the eye, ensuring it’s an excellent focal point for all of your Halloween yard decorations, especially when the bright LED lights light up the ghost at night, making it even more attention-grabbing and aesthetically pleasing. You also have the option between four different designs with slightly different facial expressions, including one version that lights up in multiple colors instead of just plain white. Whichever version you pick, it’s easy to set up right out of the box, thanks to the built-in fan. And in addition to the included tie-downs to hold it in place, this ghost comes with sandbags to better anchor and weigh it down, so you shouldn’t have to worry about it tipping over in even high winds.

Cons: This ghost decoration takes slightly longer to inflate than many other models since the fan is on the weaker side, and if you choose to deflate it during the day or it deflates of its own accord, it sometimes obstructs the blower fan, making reinflation difficult.

Bottom Line: This ghost inflatable is easy to set up and has lovely, bright lights to decorate your yard for Halloween. And it doesn’t take up a lot of lawn space in your yard since it’s tall but relatively narrow.


Best Pumpkins

Joiedomi 7 FT Long Halloween Pumpkin Inflatables

If you have no time to carve pumpkins, light up your front yard with this inflatable family of festive jack-o-lanterns.

Pros: Nothing says classic Halloween like a jack-o-lantern—and this decoration includes a whole family of them. This waterproof inflatable is 7 feet wide from left to right and is comprised of seven cute pumpkins with an inflatable black cat to help create the perfect Halloween atmosphere that’s not too scary for kids. The LEDs are super bright, so you can see your decoration beautifully at night. Once it’s anchored to the ground, plug in the fan, and you’re good to go. And because it’s low to the ground, you don’t need to worry about it collapsing in high winds, especially since stakes and string come included with your purchase.

Cons: Keep an eye on the fan, especially if the autumn is unseasonably warm, as there’s a chance the motor might overheat. And note that the four smaller pumpkins and cat don’t light up, as only the three bigger pumpkins have lights inside.

Bottom Line: This family of cute and festive jack-o-lanterns is an excellent option if you love to make pumpkins the central theme of your Halloween decorations or you don’t want to spook young kids and trick-or-treaters.

Final Thoughts

Are you ready for Halloween? If you’ve already purchased all your candy, but your yard looks ho-hum, you may want to grab an easy-to-use Halloween inflatable. Keep it simple with jack-o-lanterns, or go all out with ghosts, skeletons, and spiders for a memorable holiday.

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Stacy is a freelance writer. She has created a variety of web and print copy, from lifestyle and dating advice to small business reviews and short stories. She has a degree in business and marketing and has worked for several years as a social media manager. Through writing creative fiction, satire, and advertisements, she developed a passion for the written word. She enjoys cooking and painting in her free time. Read Full Bio »
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