8 Tacky Halloween Displays That Will Make Your Neighbors Hate You (PHOTOS)

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Setting up a spooky display in your yard for Halloween can be festive and fun, but as with any holiday, the line between tasteful and tacky is sometimes a bit hard to draw.

On the one hand, pumpkins, mums, a wreath of colorful leaves, and maybe a cute skeleton statue peeking out from behind your front shrubs gives your home just the right Halloween accent -- but a giant inflatable pumpkin, life-sized zombies, and multiple gravestones make for a huge eyesore that will likely make your neighbors wish you'd move out.

Take a look at the photos below to see some of the tackiest Halloween lawn displays out there. These should give you a decent example of what constitutes going overboard with your holiday display.

How much decorating do you do for Halloween?


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nonmember avatar H

We probably have the most "tacky" yard ever, the by your standards. Do you just hate Halloween? Or fun? I know my kids love the really decorated yards, and we have received numerous compliments from neighbors, so they must not hate it...

nonmember avatar Stella

Wow.....someone is a party pooper aka Miss. Scrooge. Get over yourself and let people have fun decorating THIER homes. I'm sure the kids in the neighborhood love it.

2cent... 2centsCDN

As someone who goes all out for halloween (we have a cemetary complete with pillars and graves, no tacky blow up stuff) I have to say you are dead wrong. My neighbours love our display and by the end of September are already asking when we're going to start setting up. Our display has even made for some friendly competion between neighbours. Just by reading this post...I'm thankful that none of my neighbours share your opinion. Thank you though for posting the pics...I got some ideas that I can incorporate into our setup.

babyb... babybluejess12

Huh?  You just don't like Halloween decorations do you?  These are great and some look like the kids help set it up.   

nonmember avatar April

My kids would LOVE all those houses (minus the blow up stuff), the spookier, the better. We go all out at Halloween. A couple of the more religious neighbors may not like it much, but we get TONS of compliments on it every year and hoards of children.

nonmember avatar Kristi

I see nothing wrong with any of these. Sounds like you just need to live in a community where they don't allow decorations at all.

nonmember avatar sheila123

Someone is being a fun sponge. These don't even come close to crossing the line. We live in a society and if your neighbors want to decorate for halloween - deal with it. Or even better, get in on the fun and turn that frown upside down.

miche... micheledo

Anyone else have little children who are frightened by the huge displays?  My kids do not like them (and are all young). 

I'll be honest, I don't like them.  Christmas decorations are cheerful, but halloween decorations are supposed to be spooky and scary.  That doesn't mix well with little children.  I'll be glad when halloween is over.  :)  And I'm thankful we live in the country with no neighbors nearby.  I can't imagine living next to some of the houses in town.

I am sure the kids will love the decorations when they are older.  Now. . . . not so much.

craft... craftycatVT

I love when people go all out for Halloween and x- mas. I live in a condo though so I can't do much. I'm moving to an actual house next week though.

kelli... kelli0585

I was expecting to see burning crosses, chalk outlines and real animal biproducts splashed across the patio.  These look like typical Halloween decorations that only tight-lipped church secretaries complain about.  

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