Halloween Door Decorations

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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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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3-Step Halloween Decorations

One, two, three, done! Get ready for Halloween in no time with our easy three-step decorating ideas. Including flying bats, playful pumpkins, and scaredy black cats, these Halloween crafts will be ready in no time. Try one of our easy Halloween decorations to get your home ready for the spooky season.

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Create quick no-carve Halloween pumpkins with a creative eye and some decorative tape. We share our technique!

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Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes--for both kids and adults--to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra-easy!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Wreath

This easy-to-make Halloween wreath can be used year after year. A few cheap supplies and some creativity result in a pretty fall wreath that's ready to display on your front door all season long. See how to make it!

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Long-Lasting Halloween Decorations

Looking for sleek fall decorating ideas that last all the way through Halloween? You've come to the right spot. Our collection of eclectic autumn displays and spookily stylish Halloween decor is sure to bring a little magic to your home all season long.

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Ways to Make Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Looking for a showstopping, star-spangled 4th of July dessert? Whether you use food coloring, fruit, or candy, try some of our patriotic ways to make red, white, and blue desserts.

#1: Include Berries

Because of their naturally bright colors and fresh, summery taste, berries are perfect for 4th of July dessert decorating. Here are some ways to use them:

  • Make a simple berry-topped tart.
  • Stay with the traditional and bake a blueberry, cranberry, or strawberry-rhubarb pie.
  • Top cupcakes or cake with halved strawberries and a sprinkling of blueberries.
  • Serve crackers with raspberries, cream cheese, and blueberries for a star-spangled snack.
  • Put a patriotic twist on traditional s'mores by adding a layer of strawberry jam on one of the graham crackers.
  • Make strawberry and blueberry smoothies or ice cream, complete with whipped cream topping or toasted coconut.
  • Use dried fruit as an alternative to food coloring to create red, white, and blue dessert decorations. Place dried strawberries and blueberries directly on the cake, or buy freeze-dried fruit and use a food processor to grind them into a powder. Sprinkle the powder over your dessert for natural, vibrant red and blue.
  • Mix raspberries, bananas, and blueberries into cereal or yogurt, or make red-white-and-blue layered parfaits.

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#2: Add Candy and Sprinkles

Add extra sweetness to your 4th of July dessert using red, white, and blue candy or sprinkles.

  • Let the kids decorate cookies, cupcakes, or our mini s'mores using red, white, and blue sprinkles. Look for star-shape sprinkles, red and blue gumdrops, or jelly beans for even more fun.
  • Mix red and blue candy-coated chocolate candies into crispy rice cereal treats, or try a fun spin-off, such as substituting popcorn for the cereal.
  • Dress up cupcakes or cakes with festive sparklers made from candy coating.

#3: Use Food Coloring

There's a reason food coloring is the go-to method for making red, white, and blue desserts: It's a quick and easy way to make gorgeous, vibrant treats. To make your own 4th of July dessert in a snap, mix blue or red food coloring into your batter or frosting.

  • Food Coloring in Batter: For patriotic cakes and cupcakes, tint basic vanilla cake batter. Go with all red, adding white frosting as an accent. To get all three colors, split the batter in three, coloring one third red and one third blue; leave the remaining third uncolored to serve as a white stripe.

    Editor's Tip:
    When coloring batter, look for gel paste or powdered food coloring -- the liquid kind will alter the consistency of the batter.

  • Food Coloring in Frosting: Make a fun pattern or design with red, white, and blue frostings for a festive 4th of July dessert. Frost red and white stripes onto your dessert, or make each cookie or cupcake a separate color.

    Editor's Tip:
    To create red and blue ribbons of color in white frosting, use food coloring to paint two stripes opposite each other on the inside of a decorating bag. Fill the bag with white frosting, and as you squeeze the frosting out, watch as red and blue ribbons appear.

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Bonus Idea: Star Shapes!


Get stylish this 4th of July with stunning star-shape treats. Using a star-shape cookie cutter, you can make starry scones and pie tops, bright, shining shortcakes, and more. Here are a few recipes sure to bring on the oohs and ahhs:


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