Halloween began as All Hallows’ Eve, a day when it was believed the souls of the dead walked the earth. Initially, scary costumes were meant to keep the spirits of the departed at bay.

These days, it’s an event devoted to spooky fun. When gruesome costumes are meant to frighten and delight friends and neighbors, and kids go door-to-door collecting candy. Many agree it’s the most wickedly fun holiday of the year, and over-the-top decorations are par for the course.

How can you take your Halloween home décor to the next level? With the right spooky flags! Here are a few tips for choosing the best options to turn your house into a haunt.

3 Tips for Choosing the Best Halloween Flags for Spooky Season

Choose Your Mood: Scary or Fun?

While some Halloween lovers are all about ghoulish delights and bumps in the night. Others prefer fun rather than frightening decorations. Luckily, you can choose Halloween flags for either aesthetic.

If smiling jack-o-lanterns are your speed, choose fun-loving flags. Like grinning pumpkins, happy ghosts, prickly black cats, and candy to show trick-or-treaters they won’t face any jump scares when they knock on your door.

On the other hand, if you like to dress up your yard like a zombie apocalypse, consider something a bit more menacing. Like a Jolly Roger skull and crossbones or the Blackbeard flag featuring a skeleton aiming a spear at a bleeding heart.

Consider the Elements

The theme of your décor might dictate which flags you choose. Not just because of a spooky or silly vibe but due to the colors and content involved. Are you going for a black and white palette, or do you want key colors like orange and purple on full display?

Are you keen on skulls and skeletons, or are witches, ghosts, black cats, and pumpkins more to your liking? Maybe you want to add elements of Día de los Muertos, like festive sugar skulls, to the mix. There’s a flag for every aesthetic and preference.

Create Your Own Spooky Flag

Whether you’ve already chosen your faves and want more, or you’re not finding what you want, you can always create custom flags that complement your Halloween decorations perfectly. With options for cut vinyl, digitally printed, and high-end applique flags, all you have to do is send in your design to get started creating your custom flag for Halloween.

Elmer’s Flag and Banner is your one-stop shop for Halloween flags that elevate your décor. Contact us today with any questions or to learn more about creating your custom flag.