Here we are in mid-October and Halloween is once again upon us. With Walmart being the largest U.S. retailor, it has great buying power at the wholesale level and therefore is able to offer you great deals online for all of their spooky Halloween decorations. Speaking of Halloween decorations, every year it seems that the number of front yard inflatable decorations (Commonly known as “blow-ups” or “airblowns”) in our neighborhood, as well as others across America just keeps growing. The magic of the blow-up is that you buy it, plug it in, and it’s ready to go! From various sports teams, holiday themes, and of course Halloween, this “fade” as it was referred to in a New York Times Article in 2006, just keeps exploding .
I think the first ones that I recall seeing about ten years ago, were of Santa Claus and Frosty The Snowman. Cartoon characters like Homer Simpson and Spiderman are also common these days. Our family enjoys driving around at night sometime just to check out the latest creations.
I have noticed that the blow-ups are getting taller and taller as the years roll on. In fact, it would appear that some people have the goal of recreating the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in their own front yards! The lower priced ones usually just light up, whereas the more expensive ones tend to have blinking lights and body parts that move. Some even talk, make scary noises, or play music. Well, just to let you know, it is still not too late to visit Walmart.com and order a spooky blow-up or two and scare the daylights out of the trick or treaters that will be knocking on your front door on October 31st. Here is a list of some of our favorites that can be delivered to your front door or ordered on line and/or picked up at Walmart in time for All Hallows’ Eve:
1.) Gemmy Airblown Inflatable 3.5’ x 4.5’ Skeleton Dog and Cat Halloween Decoration. Only $28.88
2.) Gemmy Airblown Inflatable 12’ x 4” Giant Grim Reaper Halloween Decoration. Only $59.00
3.) Gemmy Airblown Inflatable 9’ x 8.5’ Archway Ghost House Halloween Decoration. Only $88.00
4.) Gemmy Airblown Inflatable 6’ Long Animated Black Cat with Turning Head. Only 109.00
5.) Gemmy Airblown Inflatable 5.5’ x Spooky Ghost Halloween Decoration. Only $74.00