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Rittenhouse Residents Have Upped Their Halloween Game, With Some Getting Super Creative As It’s Also Red October

Red October AND Spooky Szn is the gift that keeps giving with fun eye candy.

Decorating in a city is always a challenge. Decor disappears, sometimes reappears blocks away, pumpkins get smashed…things happen. However, Philadelphians are a determined bunch and never give up. This year, like the Phillies, Rittenhouse residents came out to play and the result is some fun and some spooky decor that you’ll find while randomly walking around.

Here are some of our favorite finds and quotes.

Our Flag Means Death.

“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.”

Benjamin Franklin

📍 Smedley Street

It’s All in the Eyes.

“Being normal is vastly overrated.”

Aggie Cromwell

📍 Smedley Street

Let’s Put Up ALL of the Halloween Decor!

“Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose”


📍 Addison Street

A Spooky Good Time for All!

“Isn’t the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.” 

The Corpse Bride

📍 Delancey Street

Creepy Crawling.

“Why did the spider become a web designer? Because she knew all about spinning a good yarn!”

The interwebs

📍 Delancey Street

A Misplaced Leg.

“Never say, ‘who’s there?’ Don’t you watch scary movies? It’s a deathwish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something.”


📍 Smedley Street

Do Not Enter.

“I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one.”


📍 Delancey Street

Spiffy Hats on Spruce.

“It’s a full moon tonight. That’s why all the weirdos are out.”

Hocus Pocus

📍Spruce Street

🌸 Moxie Florals

Skeleton & Co on Lombard.

“The foulest stench is in the air….The funk of forty thousand years…”


📍Lombard Street

📷 Credit: Christine Petruzzo

A Haunting Phillies Story.

“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?”


📍Lombard Street

📷 Credit: Christine Petruzzo

HELP, I need to get out!

“Life’s no fun without a good scare.” 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

📍Addison Street

Looks Haunted All Year Round, TBH.

“If one door closes and another opens… you’ve got a haunted house.”

Greeting card

📍17th Street

Definitely Cursed.

“This is what happens to bad children.”

Dad letting his kid know the truth while they walked by.

📍Lombard Street