Halloween Party Ideas

For your upcoming spooky soirée, we have crowd-pleasing recipes, DIY decorating ideas, and party planning tips to make your event a monster smash hit. We also have Halloween party theme ideas, Halloween door wreaths, hanging Halloween spider decorations, and plenty of Halloween party recipes.

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Our Favorite Halloween Recipes

These Halloween appetizers, snacks, cocktails, and main courses may not be the spookiest out there—but they'll definitely satisfy hungry party guests. Serve festively scary foods that aren't cheesy but are delicious thanks to our selection of Halloween recipes.

20 Hauntingly Good Halloween Potluck Recipes

Once your friends get a load of these potluck treats, not even the ghost of a crumb will remain.

Plaster Hands

Those wiggling, groping appendages at the end of your arms seem to have a life of their own, and the sight of other people's hands causes you to break out in a sweat. On Halloween, consider taking your fear in hand and making five-fingered candleholders and tabletop decorations. These are made of plaster and get a ghoulish gray cast from a brush with black gouache.

A Guide to All the Different Types of Pumpkins

For aficionados, the beauty is in the bumps-and the curves, tonal colors, and unique marbled, mottled patterns. Learn how to identify these top heirlooms and hybrids.

Chicken Costume

Why did the chicken cross the road? To go trick-or-treating, of course. This funny costume is made from two tickly feather boas, ordinary kitchen gloves, tights, and a pilot's cap that's crowned with a felt comb. Under the plumage, two leotards are stuffed with batting for extra plumpness.
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How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner at Home While Maintaining Social Distancing

It's a classic case of "whodunnit" that involves picking a them, assigning roles to everyone in the family, and preparing a decadent spread. And you can do it safely at home right now.

Felt Puppy Ears Headband

Every child can be top dog with these easy-to-make Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, and basset hound ear headbands.