Halloween Door Decorations

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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3-Step Halloween Decorations

One, two, three, done! Get ready for Halloween in no time with our easy three-step decorating ideas. Including flying bats, playful pumpkins, and scaredy black cats, these Halloween crafts will be ready in no time. Try one of our easy Halloween decorations to get your home ready for the spooky season.

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Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Create quick no-carve Halloween pumpkins with a creative eye and some decorative tape. We share our technique!

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Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes--for both kids and adults--to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra-easy!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Wreath

This easy-to-make Halloween wreath can be used year after year. A few cheap supplies and some creativity result in a pretty fall wreath that's ready to display on your front door all season long. See how to make it!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Decorations

Looking for sleek fall decorating ideas that last all the way through Halloween? You've come to the right spot. Our collection of eclectic autumn displays and spookily stylish Halloween decor is sure to bring a little magic to your home all season long.

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Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing -- no one will know they weren't freshly made. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to 3 months.


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    • Mint-Chocolate Cookies

      Go ahead and reap the praise for these ridiculously easy and adorable-looking cookies. Nab the green candy disks in your grocer's baking aisle or at a hobby store.

    • Salted-Peanut Blossoms

      The batter is packed with peanut butter, the center is crowded by a candy bar, and you can freeze them. This is your new favorite Christmas cookie.

    • Star Mint Meringues

      Something this light and dreamy -- from your freezer? You bet! Meringues get together with the season's favorite flavor in this make-ahead Christmas cookie.

    • Honey Coins

      This really couldn't get easier. Make dough, roll it into a log, wrap, and freeze. As many as three months later, these honey-infused sandies are ready for the cookie tray.

    • How to Make Icing for Cookies

      Make your freezer-friendly cookies extra tasty by creating your own icing.

    • Chocolate Pretzels

      It's a cookie having an identity crisis ... and the results are delicious. Wrapped like a pretzel and "salted" with coarse sugar, this twist (see what we did there?) on the Christmas standard hits all the right notes.

    • Orange-Kissed Vanilla Bean Pillows

      We wouldn't dare name a cookie "pillow" unless its light, soft texture earned it. The only thing you can't make ahead in this kissed cookie is the vanilla sugar, but those two ingredients won't set you back much on party day.

    • Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

      Press together two red-swirled sugar cookies around a DIY peppermint filling. It's Christmas in sandwich form.

    • Gone Bananas Biscotti

      Cranberries and pomegranates may get the usual Christmas love, but here's a case for bananas. Crispy, fruity, and chocolaty, these freezer-friendly biscotti challenge seasonal bias.

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      Milk Chocolate Truffle Brownies

      Some days, we just nail it -- and the day these truffle brownies came out of the oven was one of them. Consider it: A homemade brownie base topped with broken squares of truffle-filled milk chocolate. Yum!

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      Lemon Ladyfinger Sandwich Cookies

      Lemon and ladyfingers should have met a long time ago. They're natural dance partners in these sandwich cookies that rely on subtlety over sweetness.

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      Candied Ginger and Orange Icebox Cookies

      Hello, citrus! Orange peel and a complementary ginger zest add the bite in these crunchy freeze-and-forget cookies.

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      Chocomint Blossoms

      Festive red-and-white-stripe candies are the finishing touch atop these jaunty chocolate cookies. Consider them the Christmas redux of peanut butter blossoms.

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      Twixy Shortbread Bars

      These three layers play together nicely: Dulche de leche and semisweet chocolate are set atop a crunchy sugar cookie base. Oh, and they freeze nicely, too.

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      No-Bake Lemon Drops

      These lemony, no-bake delights couldn't be simpler. Seven ingredients, three steps, and 30 minutes yields 36 cookies. And yep, they freeze like a dream. Pucker up!

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      Tangerine Butter Cookies

      X marks the spot in the center of these bright butter cookies. That brightness, you'll soon discover, comes from shredded tangerine peel and orange extract.

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      Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

      Well, hello there, Frosty! From their peanut butter cup hats to their sprinkle noses, these adorable melty snowmen cookies will earn an honored spot in your Christmas recipe repertoire.

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      Chocolate-Mint Thins

      Here's our take on those addictive Girl Scout cookies. Enjoy the shortbreadlike texture and mint-chocolate flavor in a crunchy, thin package. Go the extra mile after thawing with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate.

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      German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

      In all seriousness, these are some of the easiest cookies ever. Three ingredients, no baking, and 30 minutes of hands-on time, max. Perfect for those with little ones helping in the kitchen.

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      Cherry-Almond Ornament Cookies

      Perk up your platter with these cherry-topped cuties. The scalloped edges are a must (yes, it's worth nabbing a new cookie cutter), but the hardest work is handled by your favorite fruit: There are chopped cherries in the batter, cherry liqueur in the frosting, and full-bodied beauties dotting the tops.

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      Mint Meringue Kisses

      Kissed by mint and charmed by chocolate, this freezer-happy meringue hits all the right refreshing notes.

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      Salted Chocolate-Caramel Rounds

      A gooey chocolate-caramel center is the surprise in these cookies; the caramel glaze and sprinkled coarse sea salt are the eye-catchers. Keep your counter mess-free by drizzling the cookies over a piece of waxed paper.

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      Cinnamon-Sugar Roll Cookies

      Transform a breakfast favorite into a slice-and-bake cookie made for munching any time of day. The chopped nut topping is optional, but c'mon -- crunch is everything.

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      Pistachio-Vanilla Bean Cookies

      Salty-sweet treats are having a moment. Celebrate the counterbalance with salted dry-roasted pistachios atop ubersweet white chocolate. Vanilla beans dot the cookie batter.

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      Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

      Creamy and crunchy, salty and sweet, humble yet hearty. Yep -- these thumbprints check off all the boxes. Vanilla caramels, finely chopped hazelnuts, and two kinds of chocolate infuse the freezer-ready cookies with favorite flavors of the season.

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      White Chocolate-Cherry Shortbread

      Pretty up buttery shortbread with chopped maraschino cherries and white chocolate. Earn presentation points for a roll in nonpareils or red edible glitter. See how!

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      Fat Molasses Cookies

      These easy-freeze molasses cookies are likely to become a Christmas staple. Basic ingredients match wits with ground ginger, cider vinegar, and molasses for a cookie with real depth.

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      Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Slices

      Opt for Meyer lemon when you make these sweet-savory cookies. The lemon-orange hybrid goes to work in these just-tart treats. Fresh rosemary makes the transition from savory to sweet in this dessert.

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      Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

      Sample and share Christmas cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at your festive cookie exchange party. Start planning with these helpful tips on party food, drinks, music, cookie decorating, and more!
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