Buying Guide for Halloween Inflatables
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. They take up far less space in your storage shed, garage, or attic than traditional yard decorations. Think about what characters you want in your yard, and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.
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?
- 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, unicorn ghosts, dragons, zombies, or black cats, you can find your favorites and go from there.
- 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
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 eight-foot-tall archway includes characters of ghosts, tombstones, pumpkins, and more. It has an extra-long cord, ground stakes, fastened ropes, built-in sandbags, a plug with UL certification, and bright built-in LED lights. It holds up beautifully against the wind, rain, light snow, and falling leaves.
Cons: You may have issues keeping this upright. If so, 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.
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 flimsy but can easily be replaced with stakes from your local hardware store or online.
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.
YIHONG Eight-Foot Halloween Spider Decoration
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 the 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 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 high-power fan. This giant ol’ creepy crawly is made from durable weather-resistant polyester, which is easy to clean and store and stands up to wind and rain.
Cons: The included stakes are made of plastic. For more security, you’ll want to replace them with metal stakes.
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 being too bright. And when properly anchored, this guy has no issue staying upright.
GOOSH Six-Foot Halloween Outdoor Colorful Dimming Ghost
Brightly lit with varying LED colors, this spooky ghost is great for small spaces.
Pros: Boo! Instead of being made from…whatever ghosts are made of, this ghost is made of high-strength waterproof polyester, which protects against rips and tears. Its excellent stitching improves its durability and keeps it from tearing at the seams in high winds. In addition, this outdoor inflatable comes with a powerful-duty blower for continuous airflow to keep this spooky decoration upright. And it also comes with a storage bag, stakes, and ropes to keep it in place. The LED lights flow continuously to different color schemes so that you may think of him as a disco ghost.
Cons: This ghost decoration takes slightly longer to inflate than other inflatable yard decorations.
Bottom Line: This ghost inflatable is easy to set up and has lovely, bright lights to decorate your yard for Halloween. It also has red eyes to make it look even scarier. And it doesn’t take up a lot of real estate in your yard.
Rocinha Halloween Pumpkin Inflatable
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. The inflatable is 7 feet wide, from left to right, and comprises seven cute pumpkins and 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. It blows up in around one minute. Because it’s low to the ground, you don’t need to worry about it collapsing in high winds.
Cons: This inflatable pumpkin display does not come with tie-downs included.
Bottom Line: This may be an excellent option if you love scary pumpkins for Halloween. It comes with bright lights and a fan, but it doesn’t come with tethers.
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.