Light Up Your Kitchen With This Central Perk Neon Sign From ‘Friends’

Halloween is right around the corner—which means it’s officially time to bring out the jack-o’-lanterns, watch scary movies, buy your costume(s), and hang up your festive decorations. Although there are thousands of decorations to choose from, you don’t have to blow your budget while decking out your house or apartment in honor of the spooky season this year. With a little guidance, you’ll find plenty of ways to create the perfect ambiance at home without going for broke. (And best of all, you can put the money you saved toward extra Halloween candy to stash away.)

From giant spiders to hanging ghosts and lawn decorations, here are a few of our favorite props under $25.

1. Halloween Pillow Covers (4-Pack); $17

These adorable Halloween-themed pillowcases make the perfect accessory for any couch, sofa, or mattress. Made with thick linen fabric, these are durable, sturdy, and designed to last for seasons to come. (Tip: To prevent the zipper from breaking, fold the pillow in half before inserting.)

Buy it: Amazon

2. Black Lace Spiderweb Fireplace Mantle; $12

This versatile spiderweb prop is made with 100-percent polyester, and its knit lace spiderweb pattern adds a spooky touch to any home. Display it on your doorway, across your fireplace mantel, or atop your table. (It also makes a great backdrop for Halloween photo ops.)

Buy it: Amazon

3. Statement Halloween Signs; $16

These festive, statement-making banners come pre-assembled, making them incredibly easy to install. They’re also weather-resistant and washable for both outdoor and indoor use. Use tape, push-pins, or weights to prevent the signs from blowing away.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Jack Skellington and Sally Plush Dolls; $23 (Each)

Celebrate your favorite holiday with a pair of adorable Jack Skellington and Sally plush dolls from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack stands at 28 inches tall, while Sally is a bit shorter at 21 inches. Set them up on your sofa or against the window sill for all to see.

Buy them: Disney Shop (Jack and Sally)

5. Halloween Zombie Groundbreaker; $22

This spooktacular zombie lawn decoration is sure to scare all of your friends, family, and neighbors alike. Made with a combination of latex, plastic, and fabric, this durable Halloween prop is sure to last for years to come.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Hanging Ghost Decoration; $14

Drape this handmade, 14-foot-long hanging ghost decoration over your porch, doorway, or window. You can also hang it outdoors over a tree or a (very tall) bush. And, since it comes pre-assembled, you won’t have to waste time constructing it yourself.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Two-Piece Hanging Ghost Set; $17

This pair of ghosts adds a whimsical touch to any home. While they’re not “scary,” per se, they certainly are adorable. Display them in your front yard, on your porch, on a lamppost, or a tree. To hang, simply tie the ribbons and bend the wires, arms, and tails.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Pumpkin String Lights; $19

Not only are these solar-powered, 33-foot-long

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‘Trump Lied, 200,000 Died’ Neon Sign Displayed at White House as U.S. Nears Milestone

A neon sign was placed in front of the White House with a message blaming President Donald Trump for the coronavirus death rate in the U.S..

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press prior to his departure from the White House on September 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Democrats have held up a neon sign outside the White House reading "Trump lied, 200,000 died."

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press prior to his departure from the White House on September 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Democrats have held up a neon sign outside the White House reading “Trump lied, 200,000 died.”

The display reading “Trump lied, 200,000 died” was held up by several democrats and paid for by the DNC, WSET reported.

The sign was lit up on Sunday night as the U.S. is on the verge of hitting the 200,000 milestone for COVID-19 deaths.

As of late Monday morning, Johns Hopkins University places the death toll in the U.S. at 199,525—the highest in the world.

Democrats have accused Trump of misleading the public in claiming that the U.S. is starting to control the spread of the virus, when 31 states are reporting an increase in the number of confirmed cases.

Trump has also been widely criticized after he was recorded in March telling journalist Bob Woodward how he “wanted to always play it down” when asked what he knew about the potential dangers of the virus.

“I still like playing it down because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump told Woodward.

Elsewhere, marches are set to take place across the country in protest at Trump’s handling of the outbreak as the 200,000 death toll approaches.

The Refuse Facism group has organized several rallies in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Boston this week. The events titled “March Against Death, Lies, and Fascism and For Humanity” are scheduled on Monday.

The group has accused Trump of “continuing to lie, assail science, traffic in conspiracy theories, hold super-spreading rallies, and sabotage attempts to contain the pandemic.” Organisers have also said they fear that Trump will not accept election defeat in November.

Most recent polling has suggested that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will win the upcoming election.

“We face a rolling coup barreling to a showdown on November 3. The Trump/Pence regime have said and shown that they will not abide by an election they lose,” Coco Das, of the Editorial Board, said in a statement.

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“A new path of sustained, non-violent protest is being blazed. A force is gathering that must grow that will not stop until this fascist regime is driven from power. We must make this OUR time, not Trump’s.”

“On Monday, September 21, we’ll take the next step,” Das added. “Marking the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths by holding nationwide marches with the resounding demand for an end to the death, lies, and fascist escalation.”

This map, provided by Statista, shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country.

a close up of a map: STATISTA


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