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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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Green Drinks for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to party in the middle of March. From nonalcoholic drinks like smoothies and mojito mocktails to boozy beverages like margaritas and more, here's a showstopping lineup of delicious green drinks for St. Patrick's Day.

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    • Honeydew-Basil Nojitos

      Fill sugar-rimmed glasses to the brim with fresh basil leaves, lime juice, and sweet honeydew melon. Slice into spears or use a melon baller to make perfectly rounded honeydew balls for a green garnish.

    • Cucumber Gin and Tonic

      Floral, fizzy, and totally on trend, this cucumber gin and tonic is the perfect party drink for St. Patrick's Day. Elderflower liqueur gives the traditional cocktail a crisp twist.

    • Classic Margaritas

      Where there's margaritas, there's a party. A pitcher of classic lime margaritas is sure to bring a little green to your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Pick Triple Sec or another liqueur of your choice.

    • Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies

      Start your St. Patrick's Day off right with a good-for-you green smoothie. A colorful assortment of fresh produce -- kiwifruit, pineapple, banana, and spinach -- gives this drink its natural sweetness.

    • Minted Cucumber Nojitos

      Time to pucker up! This minty mocktail features a double dose of lip-smacking lemon: a squeeze of lemon juice and icy-cold lemonade. Slices of cucumber make a refreshing (and green!) garnish.

    • Minty Lime Refresher

      A small splash of green creme de menthe -- an Irish bar staple -- goes a long way in this rum-infused cocktail. Make this thirst-quenching drink extra bubbly by topping it with carbonated club soda. Use mint sprigs for garnish.

    • Avocado Smoothie

      Fill your blender to the brim with the creamiest of combinations: smooth avocado, yogurt, and banana. Add in a cup of OJ to perk up this St. Patrick's Day smoothie.

    • DIY Mojito

      The beauty of this lime-green mojito? It's personalized by you! Be your own barista this St. Pat's by choosing your favorite flavor of rum, then pick between fresh mint or basil leaves for garnish.

    • Video: How to Make a Mojito

      In the mood for a crisp, minty cocktail? We'll help you become a master of the mojito in just a few shakes with our Test Kitchen secrets to success.

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      Honey-Ginger Limeade

      Kick up your heels for this jalapeno-studded St. Patrick's Day drink. The wee-bit-spicy limemade also features fresh ginger and a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up.

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      Lemon-Cucumber Refresher

      Light rum and fresh lemon never tasted so good. Try the refreshing duo in this invigorating St. Patrick's Day cocktail featuring cucumber and homemade simple syrup.

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      Easy Being Green Smoothie

      Make a green drink the whole family will love! Kiwifruit, honeydew, and fresh mint bring delicious flavor and perfectly green hues to this surefire St. Patrick's Day smoothie.

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      Irish Recipes

      Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these fresh takes on traditional Irish dishes, including shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread. We've also included a few nontraditional recipes to add a bit o' festive green to your meal!
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