Take the fear out of fright night with a Heaven and Hell bash.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
People at Party

Serve up a spread of sinfully rich and fiery hot snacks on one side, light angelic desserts on the other. The good-versus-evil theme makes for a devilishly good time, and it solves all those costume dilemmas, too.




Red Hot
Pull red balloons onto glass votives (from the bottom) and cut off the excess rubber just below the rim to create moody red candle holders.

Sign Language
Make fun gravestones out of cardboard or foam core.

Red Light!
Use red lightbulbs in the Hell room.

Bright Idea
Light up red balloons with lights.


Like Heaven
Make the table look angelic with a white tablecloth and mounds of pillow.

In the Clouds
Serve miniature "clouds" (meringue cookies from the supermarket) on the Heaven buffet.

Sugar, Sugar
Trick out your table with jars of yogurt-covered almonds, marshmallows and other white treats.


Grave Situation
Place spooky signs in the yard or on the front lawn to set the mood.

Head Games
Give friends their choice of horns or halos.