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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Readers' Photos: Cute Kids & Pumpkins, 2009

We've decided: You love to capture Halloween moments with your kids and pumpkins. The two just go together. Here, we show you what other users did last fall.


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    • Kids with Pumpkins

      So Smiley

      Why we picked this: Is it the curled toes? The hand-knit hat? The joyful smile showing off two new teeth? Whatever it is, this photo makes us smile.

    • Kids with Pumpkins

      Choose Carefully

      Why we picked this: Which colors and textures are more intriguing? Those belonging to the pink-and-purple kitty? Or those on the pumpkins in this motley pumpkin patch?

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      Why we picked this: Someone put words in this jack-o'-lantern's mouth ... a very clever way to get across a Halloween message.

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      The Big One

      Why we picked this: What a concept! Pumpkins as furniture.This is one of the biggest pumpkins we've seen!

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      Among the Pumpkins

      Why we picked this: We wonder what this little one is looking at. Is someone handing out candy?

    • Kids with Pumpkins

      Pumpkins Galore

      Why we picked this: This little one seems to be so content just hanging out in a pumpkin patch.

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      A Pumpkin Pile

      Why we picked this: She's Queen of the World! Or at least this pile of pumpkins. We wonder: Did one or more of them end up on her front porch?

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      A Pumpkin with Braces

      Why we picked this: This is some creative orthodontia! We really like how tabs from aluminum cans are used to simulate faux braces on the pumpkin.

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      Laugh Out Loud

      Why we picked this: You almost have to LOL yourself when you look at the expression on this little one's face. Hurray for Halloween!

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      Kids with Pumpkins

      Mr. Potato Head

      Why we picked this: We can't get enough of this Mr. Potato Head pumpkin. So clever! (Wonder how many times they've changed the face.)

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      Kids with Pumpkins

      Happy Times

      Why we picked this: This little one seems so content to kick back with his pumpkins and a fall friend.

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      Cutest Little Pumpkin

      Why we picked this: We love how this little one fits perfectly inside this pumpkin. It's almost as if the pumpkin was made just for her.

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      Hanging Out

      Why we picked this: We can't get enough of the expression on this little one's face. Seems like he's not quite sure that squatting in a pumpkin shell is the right thing to do.

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      Napping Newborn

      Why we picked this: We're sure this baby is dreaming of next year's trick-or-treat candy.

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      Pumpkin in a Pumpkin

      Why we picked this: We love how this real pumpkin holds a baby dressed in a pumpkin costume. Even the pacifier matches!

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      In a Pumpkin

      Why we picked this: Jack-o'-lantern or Halloween costume? We're amazed that this carved pumpkin is large enough to hold this little girl.

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      Kids in Pumpkins

      12 Days Old

      Why we picked this: This 12-day-old baby peeks out of a large pumpkin. So cute!

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      More real photos from readers!

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      Creative Pumpkin-Carving Ideas and Patterns

      Carve distinct character into this year's jack-o'-lanterns with these creative pumpkin-carving patterns. Our free patterns, designs, and instructions will turn your plain pumpkin into a memorable Halloween piece of art. Get started on your pumpkin carving today!
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