We've divined how to conjure the most spellbinding Halloween soiree this side of Hades -- and you don't even have to hex the guests. Instead, my pretties, bewitch simple, affordable supplies, allow some snakes and toads to join the mayhem, and decorate with putrid greens scraped off moldy gravestones and blacks drained from the midnight sky. Got that? Then it's time to start plotting a party most foul.
These stars-and-stripes templates make store-bought ice cream look extra special. To make the wrappers, simply print the clip art and wrap around the cone, fastening with a glue stick or double-sided tape.
For your favorite horticulturist, choose a sturdy basket that can have a long life of service in the garden. We decorated ours using a palette of yellows and oranges, inspired by the early-blooming daffodils.