Home Spooky Home: Easy Halloween Crafts

Create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out -- with our easy Halloween crafts. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun Halloween. Including spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends, our Halloween crafts will help you set the scene for a frightful evening.

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How to Make a Spooky Bat Wreath for Halloween

Watch our nifty orgami-folding technique to turn cardstock sheets into flying bats (free template included). Attach a colony of bats to a wreath and your Halloween door is all set for trick-or-treaters.

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Haunted Owl Pretzels

A soft pretzel plus some creative toppings equals an adorable owl-shape treat that will be the hit of any fall get-together. Here's how to make them.

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Halloween Drink & Punch 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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Luscious Pumpkin Desserts

There's no doubt about it: Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor, and we especially love it in desserts. With classic pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie and new favorites like pumpkin bread pudding and pumpkin cupcakes, our collection of pumpkin dessert recipes will have you prepared for any fall gathering.

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Easy Wreath with a Message

A word spelled with pipe cleaners hangs from the inside of this incredibly easy wreath. Here's how to customize the look.

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Elegant Dinner Entertaining Menu

Salmon in Phyllo is an elegant entree, one that fits beautifully with the rest of this menu. Do the shopping three days before the dinner, and most of t the prep two days before. The only thing you need to pick up the day of the dinner is fresh fish -- but frozen salmon is quite good, so you could also use that option to avoid last-minute shopping.

Appetizer

Peppered Herb Cheese Ball

Peppered Herb Cheese Ball recipe

Main Course

Salmon in Phyllo with Dill Mustard Sauce

Salmon in Phyllo with Dill Mustard Sauce recipe

This timeline shows you how far in advance food preparation for the menu can take place. Following these tips allows maximum time with your guests and minimum fuss.

Up to 2 days before dinner

  • Prepare mustard cream sauce; cover and refrigerate.
  • Cut green beans for Green Beans Amandine; cover and refrigerate.
  • Cut carrots for Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots; cover and refrigerate.

Up to 1 day before dinner

  • Prepare Herb Cheese Ball.

Up to 6 hours before dinner

  • Prepare salmon through step 2.
  • Prepare potatoes. Cover and keep at room temperature.

Up to 2 hours before dinner

  • Bring Herb Cheese Ball to room temperature.
  • Bake Clafouti.

40 minutes before dinner

  • Bake salmon packets; bring sauce to room temperature.
  • Cook Green Beans Amandine and keep warm.
  • Cook carrots and keep warm.

20 minutes before dinner

  • Reheat potatoes in oven.

After serving entree

  • Reheat Clafouti briefly, just to warm.
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