Simple and Sweet Halloween Costumes For Kids
Who says Halloween costumes have to be a fashionable feat to put together? These children's costumes are utterly adorable yet effortless and easy to make.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Helen Kent’s Pumpkin PieThis pie, filled with pureed pumpkin and baked until golden brown, will leave your guests longing for seconds.
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Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Ideas
Whether you're carving, decorating, or using this classic fall gourd for Halloween inspiration, our pumpkin ideas will excite you all season.
Family Costumes for Halloween
Fill your Halloween with family fun this year. Our unique, easy-to-make group costumes will make your crowd the best-dressed on the block.
Indoor Halloween Decorations
Dress up your house in the spirit of the season with our best creepy indoor decor, followed by our cutest.
Outdoor Halloween Decorations
When night falls, a cast of creepy characters can help turn your yard into a landscape that's equally frightening and enchanting.
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Whether your gathering is a sit-down dinner or a casual open house, these scary sights ensure your party is a scream.
Halloween Clip-Art Crafts
Whether you're looking for eerie invites or festive favors, these printable projects will add a fun and fantastical touch to your Halloween.
Arachnophobes Beware: 13 Creepy-Crawly Spider Crafts for HalloweenThese spider crafts are not for the faint of heart. We have a range of ideas, from web-covered windows to creepy-crawly costume accessories, to decorate your home (and yourself) for Halloween this year.
No-Sew Costume: Raven Bird CostumeA bib, a bustle, a beak, and thou: Wearing this plumed raven costume, you'll be poised to swoop all night.
3 Halloween Hair Tricks You Can Make in Under 5 MinutesThe scariest thing on Halloween is finding yourself without a costume! We promise that there's no need to ransack your closet. Erin Furey, host of "DIY Style," demonstrates that all you need is hair and a few minutes. The results are seriously unbeweavable.
Martha Stewart's Halloween Costumes Through the Years
Over the years, Martha has both spooked and delighted audiences and readers with her creative Halloween costumes. Which one do you find most appealing -- or appalling?
Transform into your Halloween character this year by applying spooky, dramatic, or shimmering makeup with our step-by-step instructions.
Last-Minute Costume Ideas That Are Frighteningly Easy to MakeRecipe
Wrinkled PearsThese spooky-looking baked pears are a perfect sweet for a Halloween party. Select firm Bosc pears that barely give.Recipe
Pumpkin Patch CupcakesSince they are topped with cream-cheese frosting and miniature marzipan pumpkins, you might not realizee these festive cupcakes are nutritious. Pumpkins are loaded with good stuff -- vitamins A and B, iron, potassium, protein, fiber -- and are low in fat and sodium.Recipe
Swamp SipsThe flavor of this potent brew is fruity with a hint of slime -- er, lime. For the green fruit-juice blend, we used Green Machine by Naked Juice. For the fuzzy, mold-colored rims, we used file powder, a Creole seasoning, but green tea powder will work just as well.Recipe
Halloween SaladServe this colorful salad with our Muenster, Turkey, and Apple Quesadillas -- There's no trick to this speedy, kid-pleasing meal that plays well on the busiest fall nights.Recipe
Rest in PeasThis creamy dish with tombstone croutons will rouse the appetites of even vegetable-averse children.Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Bleeding Chocolate GlazeThe cake and the cookies can be baked several days in advance. Several hours before you serve it, make the ganache and finish the cake.Recipe
Decomposed SaladPut a ghoulish spin on this Halloween party-ready salad that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.Recipe
Fudgy Devil's Food Cake With Chocolate Ganache FrostingConsider this cake ideal for the ultimate chocolate lover--rich, dense chocolate cake layers are assembled together with an equally rich, chocolaty frosting. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 603.Recipe
Lollipop CookiesBring out the sweet side of Halloween with these colorful sugar cookies, a real treat for your favorite little tricksters. Kids will be happy to help out with this playful recipe -- invite them to roll the balls of dough in colorful sugar.Recipe
Halloween GingerbreadUse stencils to decorate gingerbread circles and squares with powdered-sugar silhouettes of witches, pumpkins, and spiders.Recipe
Brownie BitesServe these sprinkle-coated brownie bits alongside our Peanut Butter Cups as Halloween petits fours.Recipe
Halloween Brownies with Powdered Sugar SilhouettesUse stencils to decorate these brownies with powdered-sugar silhouettes of witches, pumpkins, black cats, and spiders.Gallery
Throw a "Monster Mash" Birthday Bash
Calling all miniature monsters and goblins! This monster-themed birthday party includes kid-friendly ideas like creepy-crawly specimens, Frankenstein-like candy lollipops, and goblin flatbreads.Recipe
Caramel ApplesIf the caramel becomes too stiff to coat the apples, rewarm it slightly over medium heat until it softens. In place of store-bought dowels, you can gather twigs that are about six inches long, and use them for the handles.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Screwed-Up ScrewdriverServe up a little black magic -- in the form of a cocktail made with vodka that's as dark as night. This spooky screwdriver can be sipped through a licorice straw.Recipe
Ghost in the Graveyard CocktailServe up a little black magic in the form of a cocktail made with vodka that's as dark as night -- with a scoop of ghostly-white vanilla ice cream floating on top.Recipe
Berry Scary MartiniCherry juice makes this deadly looking cocktail taste sweeter than it appears.