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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Quick Halloween Party Food

Create a spooky spread of these Halloween party food recipes to transform a dreadfully dull holiday party into a frightfully fun evening with your favorite ghouls and guys. Easily feed guests of all ages with these fast-to-fix Halloween party food recipes.

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    • Halloween Party Marshmallow Pops

      Your party guests will go crazy over kid-friendly Halloween marshmallow pops decorated to look like a skull, mummy, ghost, pumpkin, and Frankenstein. Candy pieces and fondant make each pop unique, while paper party straws give the silly spooksters a place to perch.

    • Pumpkin Bread Truffles

      Perfect for fall gatherings, these adorable truffles are made with sweet pumpkin bread and decadent cream cheese frosting.

    • Halloween Hors D'ourvres

      For a horrifyingly delicious Halloween party recipe, use mini Halloween-theme cookie cutters to cut out pieces of cheese and meat. Place the creepy cutouts on top of your favorite crackers and accent with leaves of dark green lettuce. Small black olive pieces easily embellish these creative crackers.

    • Topsy-Turvy Witch Cupcakes

      Bake or buy your favorite frosted party cupcakes and make them wicked fun with these easy-to-create pointy witch shoes. Download our witch shoe pattern and print onto cardstock; cut out. Using white chalk, trace the shoe patterns onto black cardstock; cut out. Cut striped straws into 2-1/4-inch lengths. Cut a tiny slit in each straw and insert the shoe cutouts into the slits.

    • Bloody-Rimmed Martinis

      Call on your inner vampire when you suck down these "bloody" martinis. Not only will the drizzling red icing help set the Halloween mood, but their coconut flavor will keep your guests coming back for more.

    • Spooky Rock Candy Cake

      This frighteningly beautiful cake will stop guests in their tracks. Only you will know how sinfully simple it is to make.

    • Wicked-Easy Snack Mix

      For an easy Halloween party snack, toss together equal amounts candy corn, pretzels, peanuts, and corn chips. The delicious combination of sweet and salty will have this tasty appetizer disappearing in no time.

    • Caramel Apples 4 Ways

      Watch to learn how to make this classic fall party food -- caramel apples! We dipped ours in chocolate chips, nuts, crushed pretzels, and candy pieces, but you can use whatever you'd like.

    • Terrifying Tarantulas

      Made from sweet candies, these scurrying spiders will have partygoers squealing with delight. Melt candy coating or candy discs and place in a resealable plastic bag; snip off a small corner. Pipe spider legs onto a  baking sheet lined with waxed paper and sprinkle with nonpareils; chill until firm. Squeeze small circles of melted coating onto another baking sheet lined with waxed paper and insert eight chilled legs into each circle. Add a 1-inch candy truffle on top of each circle for the body and use small candies or frosting for the eyes. Chill until firm.

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      Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs

      Your Halloween party guests won't be able to resist these creepy eyeballs. To make, stir together 1/2 cup peanut butter, while gradually adding 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, stirring until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper until dry. Melt 8 ounces of vanilla white candy coating in a heavy saucepan; stirring over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Place on waxed paper; let stand until coating is firm. Using a small paintbrush, paint red food coloring on the coated peanut butter balls to look like veins, and pipe on small dots of black icing for pupils. 

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      Bag of Bones Snack Mix

      Your party guests will love grabbing these creepy bags of snack mix! The sweet mix will have them coming back for more.

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      Spooky S'mores

      Forget the bonfire: All these gooey fright-night snacks need is a microwave to get party-ready. To add Halloween flair, dip melted marshmallows in orange and yellow nonpareils and swap plain graham crackers for chocolate-flavor ones.

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      Graveyard Taco Dip

      Venture into this graveyard and you'll discover a tasty taco party dip. Layers of refried beans, lettuce, and black olives mimic dirt and grass; tortilla shells easily transform into tombstones, a spooky tree, and a creepy cat.

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      Eyeball Ice Punch

      Your guests won't be able to shake the feeling that they're being watched when helping themselves to a glass of refreshing punch -- a creepy eyeball ice ring floats inside. Made from fruit and candy, this spooky decoration will add sweet flavor to any Halloween drink.

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      Moldy Cheese Balls

      Though these green cheese balls look past their prime, their "mold" is just a simple herb coating that adds flavor and an eerie appeal. Garnish this Halloween party recipe with plastic spiders for a little extra creep-factor.

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      Veggie Skeleton with Double Dip

      Create a spooky skeleton from your favorite vegetable dippers. Serve with extra cut veggies so as Halloween party guests eat the food, they can rebuild Mr. Bone's body for fun.

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      Poison Apple Gum Balls

      Scare up some fun with these spooky poison-apple candies. Green apple gum balls get the Halloween treatment with a drizzle of black icing and licorice for a sweet that's almost too spooky to eat.

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      Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball

      Turn a simple cheese ball into the perfect Halloween party food by dressing it up as a playful pumpkin. Roll prepared ball in crushed nacho-cheese-flavor snack chips and place on a kale-lined platter. Cut a black olive into two triangle-shape pieces for the eyes and press into the cheese ball. Press three olive halves into the cheese ball to form the grin (you may need to remove chips from these areas so the olives stick). Place a mini pickle on top for a stem.

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      Transylvania Punch

      Halloween party punch doesn't get much simpler than this! Simply add cherry-flavor red gelatin to a lemon-lime carbonated beverage for a spooky addition to your drink selection.

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      Chicken "Fingers"

      See how to transform your favorite breaded chicken into wicked "fingers" perfect for any Halloween party.

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      Polka-Dot Halloween Party Cupcakes

      Festive-color frosting topped with a polka-dot pattern is an easy way to decorate your Halloween party cupcakes for an impressive yet fuss-free impact. Use orange and brown frosting and candy-coated chocolate pieces for a polka-dot contrast in classic Halloween colors

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      Tangled Web Shakes

      These scrumptious milkshakes are a great way to get all your Halloween party guests involved in the fun. Have each person create their own tangled sugar spiderwebs and creepy chocolate and caramel drizzles along the inside their glass.

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      Chocolate Spider Cake

      A 9-inch round chocolate cake (from a box or from scratch) can be trimmed and decorated to look like many people's worst nightmare: a spider. But, with rolled wafer-cookie legs -- held together with melted chocolate -- and a chocolate sprinkle-coated body, this spider cake is a delight instead of a fright. Give it a classy-creepy appeal by keeping it faceless or a kid-friendly look using black licorice, chocolate pieces, and other candies.

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      Halloween Candy Bark

      An addictive mix of salty and sweet, this colorful candy bark will be a hit at any Halloween party. Best of all, it's super easy to make!

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      Hummus Pumpkin

      When shaped into a simple pumpkin, hummus gets transformed into the perfect festive Halloween party food. Scoop hummus onto a serving plate, cover with finely shredded carrots, and make a stem from a piece of green onion -- it's that easy!

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      Caramel Corn

      Caramel popcorn is the ultimate when it comes to Halloween party food. Whether your Halloween shindig is for kiddos or adults, this sweet-yet-salty popcorn recipe is a sure way to satisfy any hungry monsters who attend. 

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      Easy Pretzel Fingers

      Need an extra hand with your Halloween party buffet? Not with these simple fingerlike sweets! Dip large pretzels or breadsticks into melted white candy coating and add sliced almonds to the ends for fingernails. For a more horrifying display, place the pretzel fingers in a jar wrapped in an old shirt cuff. 

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      Wickedly Fun 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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