Spooky Halloween Ideas

It wouldn't be Halloween without some tricks and some treats! We've come up with 20 creative ideas to keep your party guests well fed, entertained and spooked out.
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It wouldn't be Halloween without some tricks and some treats! We've come up with 20 creative ideas to keep your party guests well fed, entertained and spooked out.

Tricks & Treats

Express your spooky side this Halloween with the help of our so-easy but so-creepy recipe and craft ideas.

Frankenstein Punch Bowl

Frankenstein Punch

Start with a large, straight-sided glass vase, then add hair and eyes cut out of contact paper. Draw a mouth and stitches with a permanent marker. Hot-glue wine corks to each side of the vase, then fill with our Bubbling Lime Brew to bring your monstrous creation to life.

Bubbling Lime Brew

Bubbling Lime Brew

Fang Club

Sip on something scary, like vampire teeth! Print out vampire teeth on card stock. Cut out and attach each set of fangs to a straw, taping or gluing about an inch from the top.

Fang Club

Use our template

Web of Lines

Using black-and-white patterned washi tape, create a spiderweb pattern on a tray by laying out 8 wheel spokes, then connecting them in a series of octagons.

Web of Lines

Candy Corn Pretzels

Put your own festive twist on one of Halloween's most iconic treats: Candy corn! This recipe is a little savory and a lot of sweet.

Candy Corn Pretzels

Candy Corn Pretzels

Gory Goodie Bags

Cut out Halloween labels printed on card stock. Fill small plastic bags with candy or our Candy Corn Pretzels. Fold the labels over the bags and staple shut.

Gory Goodie Bags

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Wicked Witch Melts

Green mint-chip ice cream gives this wicked witch her ghastly complexion and the kids a tasty dessert.

Wicked Witch Melts

Wicked Witch Melts

R.I.P. Pudding

Milano cookies have never tasted better than in this creepy creation where they're surrounded by pudding "dirt."

R.I.P. Pudding

R.I.P. Pudding

Bag of Treats

Print our iron-on labels on transfer paper and iron them onto canvas treat bags or pillowcases according to transfer-paper instructions. Then hit the streets!

Bag of Treats

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Pigs in Bandages

Hot dogs, otherwise knows as "pigs," get mummified in this twisted take on a kids favorite.

Pigs in Bandages

Pigs in Bandages

Doubly Deviled Eggs

What a transformation! Red bell pepper pieces bring new life to the classic Deviled Eggs appetizer when assembled as devilish horns and goatees.

Doubly Deviled Eggs

Doubly Deviled Eggs

Spiderweb Soup

Yogurt and a toothpick magically turns ho-hum tomato soup into a show-stopping holiday supper.

Spiderweb Soup

Spiderweb Soup

Creepy Crawlies

Toss these creep-tastic grilled cheese spiders on top of your soup for one epic Halloween pair.

Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

Eye'll Be Seeing You

Using a needle threaded with string or thin year, poke a hole through a pair of foil-wrapped chocolate eyeballs (available at drugstores) so the pupils are facing up. Pull the string through the eyes and tie around a cloth napkin.

Eye'll Be Seeing You

Go Batty

Trace bat shapes onto black construction paper, cut out, then fold the wings along the dotted lines on our template. Unfold and string together or tape along your walls. (At the end of the month, fold back up to store for next year!)

Go Batty

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What a Drip

Using a hot-glue gun fitted with a red sealing-wax stick ($7.50, paper-source.com), draw a line of wax around a candle, then add drips to the top of the line. As your candle melts, the "blood" will begin to drip. (The method also works on vases and glasses.)

What a Drip

Broomstick Bites

This sweet will zoom off of the plate and into your kiddos mouths faster than you can say broomstick!

Broomstick Bites

Broomstick Bites

Spectral Sweets

Nothing says Halloween quite like a ghost covered in white chocolate.

Spectral Sweets

Spectral Sweets

Dinner Ghosts

Blow up mini balloons (we used water balloons). Cover each balloon with cheesecloth or white tulle, securing it with double-sided tape. Glue on construction-paper eyes. Loop wire or thin string through the top of the fabric, then hang the balloons from the ceiling or tree branches.

Dinner Ghosts

Lobotomy Loaf

This cheese dip transforms into a zombie snack with just a little squeeze-savvy skills.

Lobotomy Loaf

Lobotomy Loaf

Halloween Ideas

Want more recipes to wow your Halloween party guests? We've got plenty of scarily delicious recipes and ideas.

Severed Finger Cookies

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