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
We've gathered some of the best free Halloween ideas on our site -- from pumpkin stencils to Halloween games to decorations that will help you celebrate the holiday in "spooktacular" style.
Set out a few "welcoming" messages to greet trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Using our free stencils, below, trace the letters onto pumpkins. Scrape as shown and display in a driveway or on your front porch.
A basic matching game is extra-fun with a Halloween spin. Simply print out the illustrations you want (you'll need two of each pattern), attach to 8x8-inch double-side patterned paper, and laminate to ensure the fun lasts for a few Halloweens.
Add shrieks to your party displays with a printable monster. Simply download our free template, cut from pretty scrapbook papers, and tape to the inside of a glass-paned door.
It's a toss-up as to what's more fun: Picking the fabrics to make into beanbags (simply sew together 3x4-inch pieces and stuff with beans) or creating this cute jack-o'-lantern face on an orange tray. Bonus: You can use the tray again to serve Halloween sweets.
To play: Set the tray on top of a stool and have kids try to toss the bags on top.
Party favors never had it so good. Dress up basic tins (we like metal watchmaker tins or wedding party favor tins with clear lids from crafts stores) with a coat of black spray paint (remove the plastic from the lids first). When dry, reinsert the plastic, download our free Halloween art, then secure inside the lids with clear adhesive.
No bones about it -- this friendly skeleton makes a spine-tingling addition to your fridge. Download our free skeleton pattern and print onto white paper. Trim and glue the bones onto black cardstock as shown. Self-adhesive magnet strips ensure he stays put.
Set up a spooky scene with a black cat and a trio of scurrying mice. Download our free templates, then trace the designs onto large and small pumpkins. Black paint or a black paint pen make quick work of the decoration.
Scare up this spooky plate display in minutes with our free patterns. Print the crow, branch, cat, and skeleton key designs onto paper, then cut out. Trace onto the back side of self-adhesive vinyl or shelf liner. Trim and adhere the silhouettes to white plates or a tray.
Editor's Tip: Our downloads are the mirror version of what you see pictured. Print and trace them onto the back side of the vinyl as directed. When adhered they'll face the correct way.
Orange soda never looked so good. Print our jack-o'-lantern label design and cover the existing logo to spice it up. A hot-glued ribbon gives a finishing touch.