Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.View Slideshow
Make a quick Halloween costume that's the star of the party. Our free costume patterns ensure that you stand out in the Halloween crowd without investing a lot of time or money.
If party guests haven't figured out your Halloween costume by the time you're ready to bid farewell, just let them know you'll take a Rain Check on their guesses.
To make this costume: Print the check mark pattern, below. On the back of a duct tape sheet, trace around the reversed check mark; cut out. Cut out four equal-length strips about 1/2 inch wide from another duct tape sheet. Arrange in a square on a rain slicker.
For the guys in your family, a simple baseball-theme costume works great. Here, a catcher's mitt and a well-placed sign offer a Catch 22 play on words.
To make this costume: Print the 22 pattern, below, onto an adhesive label sheet. Cut out and adhere the printed label to a foam-core board. Using a utility knife, trim around the design. Place the design inside the baseball mitt. Complete the Halloween costume with baseball attire.
At first glance your friends may guess that you've simply dressed up as a golfer, but will they take a swing at guessing you're actually a Hole in One?
To make this costume: Print the Hole in One pattern, below, onto iron-on transfer paper. Use the design in reverse so it will be transferred in the right direction on the shirt. Using an iron and following the manufacturer's instructions, secure the design on the shirt. Let cool. Complete the costume by wearing golf attire and carrying a golf club.
A straight-A student is something to be proud of. This time it's OK to flaunt it with a pair of Smarty Pants.
To make this costume: Print the worksheet and report card patterns, below, onto adhesive label sheets. Trim and set aside. Draw stars and an A+ design on the backs of duct tape sheets, making sure designs are big enough to cut around. Cut out and set aside. Adhere all pieces onto jeans, using this photo for reference.
To make this costume: Print the Go Ceilings! pattern, below, onto iron-on transfer paper. Use the design in reverse so it will be tranferred in the right direction on the shirt. Using an iron and following the manufacturer's instructions, secure the design to the shirt. Let cool. Complete the costume with sports-fan props, such as a foam finger and pom-poms.