Christmas inflatables can turn the most basic yard into a fun, festive holiday setting. Whether you opt for one outdoor centerpiece or a cast of cheerful figures to light up your lawn, you can bring the spirit of the season to your outdoor Christmas decorations in a few simple steps.
Set the Scene
Choose from an array of blow-up Christmas decorations that strike your holiday fancy.
• Time-honored classics: For a simple touch, put a favorite holiday mascot like Frosty the Snowman or an inflatable Santa at your doorstep. To go bigger with your outdoor display, showcase Rudolph and his reindeer friends as they prepare to embark on their journey, surrounded by inflatable Christmas trees.
• Film favorites. Animate your holiday decor with cartoon classics. A larger-than-life Mickey and Minnie Mouse, or a Minion or two, are sure to make the little ones around you smile. Or amaze onlookers with an inflatable AT-AT from Star Wars.
• Traditional. To highlight the purest essence of the holiday, choose an outdoor nativity set.
Keep Space and Location in Mind
To create a front lawn scene, map out how many pieces you can fit. Look at the package for diameter and height specifications, and measure the open areas in your yard. Be sure to allow plenty of room between the inflatables and bushes, tree branches and any structures in your yard to avoid damaging the decoration. Find a space that will allow the inflatable’s cord to reach an electrical outlet.
Keep your view in mind as well—you may not want to obstruct your windows or your view of the street as you back out of the driveway.
For rooftop displays, factor in the height and pitch of your roof, as well as the supplies you may need to safely fasten decorations in place.
Easy Set Up and Storage
Many holiday inflatables come fully loaded with lights and self-inflate in seconds, which makes the post-planning setup easy. Once you’re ready to go, just plug them in and watch your vision light up in 3D.
When the holidays are over, cleanup is a snap. Christmas blow-ups fold down flat when not in use so they take up minimal storage space the rest of the year.