Over the past many years my Halloween display has evolved from one thing into another. It has grown and changed into something unrecognizable. This year I am going to downsize considerably. The area I decorate is around 1200 sq feet, and all outdoors. Over time I had a graveyard, a swamp area with a shanty and witch, a spider scene, various other things. None of it was cohesive at all, but due to the lighting and nature of my yard I was able to make the visitors wind around the yard and go from area to area.
Some of this had to do with never getting rid of older pieces, becoming a Halloween hoarder of sorts. Well over the last few years I made several trips to the dump. May they rest in peace.
This year I will go back to the basics, a smaller area for my display. Graveyard fence, a few of my zombie and character pieces appropriately placed, tombstones, pumpkins, candlelight. Very simple.