"After easily assembling the witch, I noticed my family was VERY scared of her. We were looking around all corners to make sure she was not there. The stand is pretty sturdy and so is she. Not sure it is best suited for outdoor use, but maybe on a nice night. Sound volume is good and requires a lot of noise/vibration to get her hackling (the only sounds she makes). A little pricey, but she will be around for a long time."