11 Ways to Maximize Pumpkin

Can't get enough pumpkin? We're sharing 11 creative ways to get more pumpkin in your life.

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Which Halloween Character Are You?

On October 31, should you patiently wait for the Great Pumpkin, spook the house's new residents, or claim that you ain't scared of no ghosts? Take our quiz…if you dare.

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Outrageous Pumpkins You HAVE to See

These spooky pumpkins are sure to scare up laughs and fun! Get complete DIY carving instructions here.

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Hipster Pumpkin Stencils

Grab your cardigan, pause your cassette tape, and pick a pumpkin that perfectly encompasses your hipster vibe. If you're feeling nostalgic, share this with your friends.

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3-Layer Candy Corn Drink: Perfect for Halloween!

Pretty colors and fruity flavors stand out in this 3-layer drink that looks just like candy corn. Adorable!

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Lazy Girl's Halloween Cupcakes

When you'd prefer to prep for your Halloween party by styling your zombie makeup instead of piping cupcakes, look to GeorgetownCupcake.com for a dozen creepy sweets just in time for All Hallows Eve.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

Ah, the popcorn ball. Three steps, basic ingredients, and some literal hands-on fun are at the heart of these classic treats that go just as well at a party as at low-key streaming-movie night. Now pop to it!

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Unsafe Halloween Costumes Are Downright Scary

Protect your kids from the really scary stuff.

Halloween costumes are supposed to be scary, but not because they're made in an unsafe fashion. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to make sure your young hobgoblins are attired in safety-conscious garments on that frightful night. Some things to keep in mind:

  1. Wear makeup instead of a mask, or choose a mask that allows for unobstructed sight and hearing.
  2. Buy costumes, wigs, and other accessories that are flame-resistant. And have kids rehearse the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" technique in case their clothes do catch on fire.
  3. Write emergency identification information (name, address, phone number) discreetly within the costume or on a makeshift bracelet made of a strip of light-colored cloth.
  4. Make sure the costume has enough room for warm clothing underneath. A cold child is an inattentive child.
  5. Plan costumes that are easily seen on dark nights by drivers. Add reflective tape (you can even buy it in spooky gray) to too-dark outfits. Make sure costumes are short enough that kids don't trip on them or inadvertently brush them against the low-lying flames in jack-o'-lanterns and candles.
  6. Avoid simulated knives, guns, or swords. If you can't, make sure they're soft and flexible enough to prevent injury.

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