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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Eerie Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Deck out your front door, porch, sidewalk, and yard with eerie Halloween decorations that cast a spooky spell over the whole neighborhood. Each easy Halloween ideas is made for outdoor displays and can weather the cold or rain.

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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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Fun Halloween Party Printables and Party Ideas

Plan your party in minutes by letting us do the work for you. From banners to edible ideas to centerpieces, we help you set the stage with delightful downloads designed by our partner, The Celebration Shoppe.

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    • Festive Halloween Party with Printables

      Just print, trim, and assemble to host a Halloween or fall gathering filled with trick-or-treating ghosts, screech owls, friendly spiders, and colorful candy corn. We've got all the free downloads, including cupcake toppers, candy bar wraps, party favors, and more.

      Editor's Tip: The best part about your party is that much of it can be done ahead of time. Look around your home to discover other ways to utilize the printables. For example, you might find pillar candles to be wrapped with the soda bottle labels, and more!

    • Custom Halloween Cookies

      Custom cookie favors without the custom price? We've got the hocus-pocus to make it happen. Package purchased sugar cookies (available at thecelebrationshoppe.com) in a quick-fold envelope as a party favor.

      To make the envelopes: Purchase cellophane bags (typically 4 inches wide) and fit between the free cookie envelope design. Close the bag by punching holes in the bag and threading it with ribbon or with staples.

    • Halloween Party Invitation

      Lucky guests will easily find their way to the party after receiving such a sweetly spooky invitation. Send the invites out three weeks in advance to get maximum attendance -- and to allow time to scare up a costume.

      To make: Print invitation onto white cardstock. On a computer, create the text you want to use for party information on the invitation. Format the text so it will appear within the gray area of the invitation. Run the printed invitations through your printer to overprint the text on the card.

    • Halloween Banner on Mantel

      A pennant-style banner brings the party room to life. Candy corn, ghost, and screech owl motifs -- as well as crisp stripes -- make for an eye-catching mantel.

      To make: Print the flag images onto white cardstock. Trim carefully using a crafts knife and a ruler, or a paper cutter. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to drape from Point A to Point B; the length depends upon where you plan on hanging the finished banner. Arrange the individual flags in the order you want them to appear on the finished banner. Attach the flags to the ribbon with double-sided tape, folding each flag so the top edge flaps over onto the ribbon about 1/4 inch. The top edges of neighboring flags should touch.

    • Ready-Made Halloween Gift Boxes

      Colorful take-home gifts start with plain purchased take-out boxes. You'll add personality with our downloadable images, crepe paper, and ribbon.

      To make: Print images onto white paper. Use a 2-1/2-inch circle punch to cut out background tags. Use a 2-inch scalloped-circle punch to cut out center tags. Attach each center tag to a large background tag with a 3-dimensional adhesive dot.

      Embellish the orange crepe paper strip by using scissors to make 1/2-inch cuts on each side toward the center. Being careful not to cut all the way through the strip, cut lengths of the strip long enough to fit around the middle of the take-out boxes. Adhere a double layer of the snipped crepe paper around each box. Attach one of the completed medallions to the center of the strip at the front of each box.

    • Candy Corn Display

      Tempt mummies, daddies, boys, and ghouls with piles of candy corn in a coordinated Halloween container. Just wrap ribbon around a glass bowl and add one of our downloadable tags.

      To make: Print food label images onto white paper. Trim labels using a ruler and crafts knife, or a paper cutter. Cut a length of ribbon or decorative paper long enough to fit around the candy dish, with enough extra to overlap ends. Wrap the ribbon or paper around the candy dish; secure. Attach a food label to the ribbon or paper.

    • Halloween Candy Bars

      Disguise chocolate candy bars for Halloween by wrapping them in bright paper, then adding one of our coordinated printables.

      To make: Determine the size of the orange paper wrapper by adding 1/2 inch to the height of the original candy bar wrapper. Print tag images on white paper. Use a 2-inch scalloped-circle punch to punch tags. Remove the original wrappers from the candy bars, leaving silver foil liners.

      Wrap trimmed orange paper around each bar. Using the photo as a guide, add more decorations in the form of black crepe paper and striped ribbon or paper. Attach a tag to each bar.

    • Candy Corn Cookies

      Butter cookies (available through thecelebrationshoppe.com) serve as yummy edible decorations, shaped and frosted to resemble ridiculously big pieces of candy corn. You also could bake and frost your own to match the party's look.

    • Halloween Cupcake Ideas

      Festive paper wrappers and coordinating cupcake picks take plain cupcakes to a new level. If you're pressed for time, simply transfer purchased cupcakes into the wrappers. Place on small plates on a tray for serving (and eating) ease.

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      Halloween Sucker Centerpiece

      Fool guests into thinking you spent hours decorating lollipops when you really started with cellophane-wrapped pops and just added a downloadable motif to each one. Display the finished lollipops in clear glass containers filled with white jelly beans.

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      Jelly Bean Halloween Display

      For a fast addition to your dessert table, just attach our downloadable tags to beribboned apothecary jars. Fill at will with your favorite Halloween-hue candy, such as jelly beans.

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      Soda Wraps for Halloween

      Sip's on! Turn orange soda into a favorite fright-night refresher. Just print and trim our screech owl beverage wrappers and attach to soda bottles using tape.

      To make: Print the desired number of bottle labels, and trim the edges using a crafts knife or paper cutter. Allow extra length for overlapping. Cover each bottle's logo with a printed label, using double-sided tape to secure.

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      More Great Halloween Party Ideas

      Keep celebrating with another theme Halloween party, including decorations and party ideas.

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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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