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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Haunt the House for an Old-Fashioned Halloween Party

Turn back time and delight guests with spirited treats, decorations, and party favors with old-fashioned Halloween flair.

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    • A Ghastly Catch

      Paint black eyes on shapely white gourds, then capture a crew of the tiny "ghosts" inside a glass display case or vintage container.

    • Whispering Windows

      Set a spooky mood from the minute guests step up to your house by disguising the view inside the front windows. Cut black paper to the size of the window. Trace and cut out Halloween shapes. Tape paper on the windows and cover cutouts with yellow tissue paper. For an added eerie effect, line the front steps with an assortment of pumpkins; tuck candles behind some of the pumpkins to cast shadows and spooky glow.

    • Halloweens Past

      This timeless Halloween table, set with jack-o'-lanterns, tricky treats, and colorful potions, can be put together in a pinch. Color-copy images of vintage Halloween postcards and string them together to make a table-edge garland. Use sticks, leaves, and gourds to bring a touch of nature to the table.

    • Gooey Ghosts

      Decorate the party table with cake pedestals displaying tasty treats such as these pudgy ghosts that are easy to make. Squeeze conical meringue shapes from a pastry bag, bake for a few minutes, and let cool. Then paint on pairs of beady little eyes with black icing and a small paintbrush.

    • Bewitching Treat

      Pair the gooey ghost treats from the previous slide with these wicked witches' hats. Use purchased chocolate cookies for a brim and top with a chocolate ice cream cone; frosting glues the witch hat together.

    • Mad Science

      Play up the old-fashioned decorating theme by arranging beverages in vintage glass canisters labeled with names of herbal plants and extracts to look like the ingredients for mysterious potions.

    • Nevermore Alone

      Set the party's haunted stage by turning tables, display cabinets, and other existing furniture throughout the house into creepy nooks and crannies. For instance, perch stuffed black crows -- found at crafts stores and tag sales -- along a windowsill or roosting on furniture as creepy chaperones.

    • Witching Words

      Sprinkle a handful of spellbinding stones on a tabletop to make guests stop and ponder. Use acrylic paints to blacken stones, then handwrite or stencil seasonal words or phrases on the tops.

    • Freaky Family Tree

      Switch out your pictures and create a freaky family tree. Be creative and let your kids help pick out the paper and font styles.

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      Costume Tricks

      Place a costume witch's hat, enchanted with black buttons and ribbons, atop an antique candlestick.

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      Pumpkin on a Stick

      Display these whimsical pumpkin sticks in antique crocks embellished with the words "Tricks" and "Treats" added with paint or letter stickers. Pen facial expressions onto miniature pumpkins and skewer the petite jack-o'-lanterns on painted wooden dowels. Finish with ribbon bows, and send home with guests in remembrance of the Halloween festivities.

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      Boo-tiful Disguise

      Set a family-room chair a-tremblin' by draping it with a white cloth and adding ghostly black felt eyes.

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      Mystery Packages

      Wrap pint-size boxes full of Halloween candy with color-copies of old letters and journals; they'll look as if they were just pulled from the depths of a dusty attic.

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      Sickly Yuletide

      Sprout the skeletal remains of a neglected tree in a dark pot; then drape its bony limbs with a garland fashioned from black beads, handmade paper ornaments, and mini gourds with ghost faces drawn on them.

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      Carved Country-Style Pumpkins

      Carry a touch of the party's old-fashioned flair to some carved pumpkins on display. To create these types of intricate designs, don't carve all the way through the pumpkin rind. Simply scrape the skin off the top of the pumpkin to reveal lighter flesh underneath.

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      Frightening Favors

      Create frightening party favors for your guests. Paint black designs on white gourds and pair with spooky owls and faux black feathers.

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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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