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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Free Printable Pumpkin Stencils

Just in time for Halloween -- fun pumpkin carving stencils! Our free pumpkin stencils feature designs you'll love, from pumpkin faces to dog breed designs to printable templates of favorite Halloween icons. Plus, beginners can learn pumpkin carving basics. Use our pumpkin patterns to create cute -- or creepy -- pumpkin designs. To carve them, simply log in at BHG.com (or register -- it's free), then open the printable pattern and print. Size the pumpkin pattern on a copier if needed. Tape it to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a pin before carving your masterpiece.

Free Pumpkin-Carving Stencils of Favorite Dog Breeds

Let your friends and neighbors know which dog breed is best by carving a...

Free Face Stencils for Fun Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Use our free downloadable pumpkin stencils to carve Halloween jack-o'-lanterns...

Free Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

Use these stencil patterns to create cute (or creepy) Halloween pumpkins that...

Free Printable Fall Pumpkin Stencils

Carve a pretty harvest-theme motif into your Halloween pumpkins this year usin...

How To Carve a Pumpkin

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Free "Text Me" Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween

Bring your texting skills to your Halloween pumpkin carving with our free...

Our Best Halloween Pumpkin Stencils and Ideas

We've put together a gallery of our best Halloween pumpkins -- for all skill...

Sugar Skull Pumpkin Stencil

Yes, you could make a real sugar skull for the Day of the Dead -- if you have ...

Wistful Grin Pumpkin Stencil

We're not sure why this pumpkin's smile is so wistful. Maybe he's remembering...

Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Stencil

Kids will be starstruck over this glamorous pumpkin stencil. A starry night sk...

Bucktooth Pumpkin Stencil

This sweet-faced pumpkin stencil looks a little confused, but once he's settle...

Silly Face Pumpkin Stencil

Looking for laughs this Halloween? This silly pumpkin stencil will certainly...

Car and Camper Pumpkin Stencils

Road trips aren't just for summer! Use the best of fall produce to make this...

Oak Leaves & Acorns Pumpkin Stencil

Acorns aren't just for fall wreaths. They're also gorgeous etched into the sid...

Haunted Mansion Pumpkin Stencil

Why settle for either a carved or painted pumpkin when you can have both? This...

Tower of Pumpkins Stencils

No other pumpkin displays quite stack up to this charming tower! Each carved...

Angry Face Pumpkin Stencil

We can't recall another pumpkin stencil as beautifully frightening as this one...

Zombie Pumpkin Stencil

Unless pop culture is gravely mistaken, the zombie apocalypse is just around...

Googly Eyes Pumpkin Stencil

Who knew mismatched eyes and a three-toothed smile could be so charming? We...

Cat Pumpkin Stencil

Need a dose of classic Halloween style? This retro spooked-cat pumpkin stencil...

Happy Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Pumpkin Stencils

Did you know all jack-o'-lanterns celebrate their birthdays on Halloween? (We...

Bulldog Pumpkin Stencil

The iconic, blunt-nosed bulldog face may look a little imposing, but behind th...

Spooky Spider Pumpkin Stencil

Any other spider is fair game for the broom, but as for this oddly cute...

Feline Pumpkin Stencil

This friendly feline pumpkin would like nothing better than to enjoy the view...

Cat and Mouse Pumpkin Stencils

We're bringing the classic game of cat and mouse to your porch steps with thes...

Peek-a-BOO! Pumpkin Stencil

It's hard to tell, but it sure looks like someone's eyeing your candy bowl....

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