Decorating for Halloween is a billion dollar business

Most decorated Halloween House

Most decorated Halloween House

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As we start to move into the spooky Halloween spirit, house owners start to decorate their house with Halloween-themed decorations. As we see these awe-gasping houses catch our eye, many wonder if there is a house that outdoes the rest.

Around Halloween, people decorate their houses to celebrate this spooky holiday. Consumers who decide to spend money on decorations spends on average $86.79 according to According to, 42.9% of people plan to decorate their house for Halloween. also found out consumers are going to spend a total of 2.7 billion dollars for this year’s Halloween decorations.

“I went down the street with my dog and saw a giant inflatable cat in my neighbor’s yard, and the cats head turned back and forth,” Matthew Dougan stated.

These are common decorations people encounter day to day. However, there are a few decorated houses that seem to be a bit more eccentric and outlandish decorations.

“I saw someone who had a toilet in their front yard that had a box that had a person inside of it holding the toilet,” A Morton East’s security guard stated.

Whether it be outlandish decorations to more traditional ones, Cicero does not have a Halloween decoration contest and it raises questions on whether to hold one.

“No, I don’t think there should be a house decoration contest. I think having a contest will make the less decorated houses to be shamed in a way. It would be bad not giving other decorated houses credit,” Morton East Student, Ricardo Salgado, stated.

Regardless if you think Cicero should have a Halloween decoration contest or not, we could all agree watching residents decorate their house is pleasing to the eye and puts us all in a Halloween spirit.

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