How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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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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Halloween Door Decor

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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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Haunting Halloween Crafts with Skeletons and Tombstones

Decorate with spooky skeletons and terrifying tombstones this season and use these ideas for creative Halloween yard decorations.

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    • Pumpkin Skull Decoration

      Give this eerie white pumpkin skeleton facial features for a fun Halloween candy bowl. Carve a skeleton face with two circle eyes and several vertical rectangles for the mouth. Finish with black marker for the nose and to complete the mouth. For a truly frightful face, place two unwrapped candy mints in the eyes.

    • Scary Skeleton Jars

      Give your living room some black (and white) magic with this easy-to-make sinister sideboard. Fill apothecary jars with black jelly beans and black-and-white candy sticks. Decorate the jars with strips of patterned paper and a picture of a skeleton head. To give the sideboard an overgrown look, top a vintage urn with Spanish moss or spread it around the decorations.

    • Tombstone Decoration

      It pays to advertise, and this stone declares there is always room for one more to join the motley band below. A rotary crafts tool easily carves the realistic lettering and arrow. And a wood file rounds the edges to simulate the look of weathered stone.

    • Skeleton Yard Decoration

      This fellow may have been ill once, but he's much better now -- and with a jaunty tip of his to hat and a ghoulish grin, he's ready to join the festivities. Realistic-looking skeletons are available from seasonal stores and online. Browse theater shops and secondhand clothing stores for new or vintage finery to dress your characters in style.

    • Skeleton Pumpkin Vase

      The white hue of a Lumina pumpkin works perfectly for a funny, skeletal-looking pumpkin face.

    • Haunting Message Tombstone

      A grinning ghoul peers from this tombstone, with its message making a bone-chilling prediction. To create the look, simply cut a hole through the foam tombstone, insert a plastic skeleton head and camouflage the join with spackling.

    • Ghoulish Gifts

      Every wedding reception has a gift table. For this "Halloween wedding" table display, decorative paper-covered boxes are filled with gifts as well as an unexpected skeleton head.

    • Spooky Skeleton Cake

      Trick your party guests into thinking this dessert is a wormy skeleton head. Shhh -- don't tell them it's just made from a cake mix, frosting, and candy!

    • Halloween Tombstone Decoration

      It looks like one fellow has nearly escaped the bonds of the world beyond. To create this illusion, disassemble a fake skeleton and arrange the arms, legs, and head in a petrifying pose. To give the tombstone an aged look, randomly brush on a light coat of verdigris green paint.

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      Scary Skeleton Snacks

      Candy-coated and creepy, these skeleton-shape pears are a scary substitute for traditional caramel apples.

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      Tombstone Decoration Idea

      Use foam slabs to build tongue-in-cheek tombstones complete with witty epitaphs.

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      Tombstone Sandwiches

      Cut chicken salad sandwiches into tombstone shapes, roll the edges in chopped pecans for a pebbly look, and serve from a graveyard with creepy cabbage groundcover.

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      A Skeleton and His Tombstone

      Every monument needs a statue posed on top, and this fellow is happy to oblige. He's wearing a coat of realistic-looking spray-on stone paint to match his monument so he looks as if he's been carved out of stone.

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      Creepy Halloween Decorations

      Transform your home into a haunted house with Halloween ambience. Welcome ghosts, witches, ravens, and spiders with these creepy Halloween decorating ideas.
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