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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Nostalgic Halloween Party for Kids

Old-fashioned handmade decorations, classic party games, and activities make for a nostalgic Halloween party just for kids.

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    • Retro Kids' Party

      Remember the parties from your childhood with cleverly crafted decorations, fun crafts, and imaginative games? This Halloween, bring back your old handmade and heartfelt favorites.

    • Whoo's Invited?

      Use scrapbooking papers and our patterns to assemble this wise owl invitation, which will spread the word on all the party details.

    • Kid-Approved Feast

      Treat party guests to a fun table with handmade decorations. Serve yummy (and easy!) kids' favorites, such as cheese sandwiches, celery sticks with peanut butter, grapes, and orange juice.

    • Lunch Box Special

      Make serving easy by prepacking a personalized lunch box for each guest. The embellished paperboard boxes also double as take-home favors.

    • Doubled-Up Glasses

      Each glass features two different decorations: a paper owl and a cute name tag (no confusing which cup belongs to whom). Slide the decorated cup into another clear cup to protect the retro artwork.

    • Easy Place Settings

      Skip the party store's usual paper goods, and make your own with a stash of clear plastic plates. Then transform colorful-patterned scrapbooking paper into whimsical table decorations.

    • Easy Centerpiece

      Prop these colorful paper-crafted Halloween tags attached to painted crafts sticks in vases full of popcorn.

    • Funny-Faced Finish

      End the meal with season-appropriate caramel apples. The jack-o'-lantern facial features are cut out from fondant and stuck onto prepared caramel apples. You can opt to serve them as dessert, or wrap the apples in clear treat bags to send home as favors.

    • Game Time

      Use these paper-and-felt-decorated paint cans for a simple game of beanbag toss. Young players toss beanbags into the buckets, counting points by the numbers on the owls' tails. (See next slide for directions on making beanbags.)

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      Custom Beanbags

      Petite pyramid-shape beanbags fit easily into pint-size hands. The appliquéd game pieces will outlive the party and can be added to your kids' toy box once the festivities are over.

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      Play the Game

      Let kids take turns tossing the pyramid-shape beanbags into the owl buckets. Mark a designated throwing line along the floor with masking tape.

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      What a Face

      End the party on a quieter note with a Mr. Potato Head-style pumpkin craft, which takes a little bit of preparty prep. Make the mix-and-match facial features and hats before the party. Paint small pumpkins in different colors and place adhesive fabric dots on the backs of the face pieces. Let kids pick from the premade parts to assemble their imaginative pumpkin pals.

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      Craft with Ease

      By putting the fabric dots on the pieces beforehand, you eliminate the need for messy glue during the party.

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      So Long

      Send guests home with their personalized totes full of take-home treats and lots of happy memories.

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      Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids

      Scare up more Halloween fun by crafting some unique games for your kid-friendly party.
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