Wednesday, October 23, 2019

decorating my front porch for halloween

With Halloween being right around the corner, I wanted to decorate my front porch in a simple way for the trick-or-treaters who come to our door. I didn't want anything elaborate or gory. Neither is my style.

(Disclaimer: As a member of the Wayfair Homemaker program, I have been compensated for this post. All ideas and opinions are completely my own.)

I gathered various pumpkins and a hay bale from the local farm stand for the basics and was wondering what I could incorporate for a fun, simple Halloween touch. Wayfair has all sorts of outdoor Halloween decor to choose from ~ anything from spooky to cute. When I saw these metal spooky cat pumpkin holders, I knew they were just what I was looking for.

I think these kitty pumpkin holders are the perfect touch for Halloween; decor that both children and adults enjoy.

These pumpkin holders couldn't be easier to use either: simply place the pumpkin into the round "body" and then stick the metal head and tail right into the pumpkin.

You could even use these cats indoors. The smaller one is the purrfect size for a side table or buffet.

 The best thing about these kitties is that their eyes light up! There's little switches on the back of the heads that make the eyes glow green from the LED lights.

These kitties will look extra cool ~ and a little spooky ~ on Halloween as it's getting dark and kids approach our house. I think they'll love it!

May your Halloween be filled with lots of treats ~ no tricks! 


  1. Melanie,

    These are so great. I love how the eyes light up. Looks like real cat eyes staring. Just enough spooky with a tad of cute.

    Enjoy the rest of your week


  2. How cute and so cool how the eyes light up. I've never seen anything like them. I love the ease of assembly too. Will have to check them out at Wayfair. You did a great job of styling your porch, Melanie. The kids are going to love it.

  3. I am so envious of this Wayfair gig.
    Those cats are so cute.
    Your porch looks absolutely adorable. :)

  4. How cute these are! I love your decorations. My front 'porch' is very small, but I love to decorate. Something like this would make a big statement for a little space.

  5. I love the black cat pumpkin holders. Where did you find these?

  6. Melanie, your pumpkin cats are adorable and your front door is so inviting. I can see the mother's wanting to linger and ask you about them, while the children want to run to the next house for more treats, LOL.
    Happy Autumn! And thank you for your blogging friendship, you are so sweet.
    Connie :)

  7. Adorable, Melanie!!! Sadly I never get any trick or treaters here....that's the price I pay for living in the middle of nowhere, ha ha!!

  8. This is so cute, Melanie! I love the pumpkin cats!

  9. Those kitty pumpkin holders are the best! So cute!! I requested to follow you on IG.

  10. You had me at "make my home a beautiful and comfortable haven" in your profile. Love all your pumpkins! Glad I found your blog!

  11. Those are cool cats! The green pumpkin looks surprisingly realistic in that one, like it was meant to be. I don't do gory or elaborate either. Pumpkins are still my heart throb, year after year. I love the orange and green one you tilted on its side, have one much like yours in my garden and it's my favorite. I saw your earlier posts on FB about your temperatures, such a shame for the really little ones there wanting to trick-or-treat.

  12. Your porch looks wonderful. I bet everyone who came to your house was thrilled.


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