Scare up fun at a Halloween party with a centerpiece that displays favor bags and seasonal ornaments. Branches hold evil-eyed black cats and jolly jack-'o-lanterns fashioned from paper, as well as candy-filled bags for guests to bring back to their lairs.
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
A pumpkin-carving saw
Two paper-towel tubes
Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
Orange acrylic paint
Red construction paper
Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)
A picnic at the beach deserves the proper dishes -- what could be more fitting than colorful plates posing as a lobster, sun, and seagull? Just cut parts from another plate and affix with double-sided tape.