When Is Halloween Decor Too Scary?

October 13, 2010 by momfarah
shefinds | Kids

I live in one of those neighborhoods where folks go nuts decorating their homes for each holiday. It’s a treat when you have little kids, especially around Christmas time when the homes are decked out in rows and rows of lights and festive décor.

But Halloween? Ugh! I can’t stand some the morbid and downright gross Halloween decor that some people put on display in their yards. Forget about toothy jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and witches. Last year someone hung a gory, life-size dummy from a tree, while another one had a big display of mason jars filled with bloody body parts.

Hanging Vampire's Bride Head

Call me a big wuss, but when did Halloween turn into a bad horror movie that any young kid shouldn’t be watching? Bloody chainsaws and scary vampire heads are not rated for everyone.  So how about taking it down a notch and thinking about whether that really scary outdoor Halloween decor is suitable for your younger neighbors? What do you think? Am I being a big baby?

Share your thoughts in the comments.

Find cute, not horrifying kids’ Halloween costumes and baby Halloween costumes in our buying guides.

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