Halloween decorating & party guide

Creative jack-o'-lanterns, no-carve pumpkins, and surprises from the kitchen

  • Set the mood

    Gothic Halloween party ideas

    Killer punch, classy finger bites, and Gothic decor that breaks free of jack-o’s for a sophisticated soiree

Nikki McClure pumpkin stencil

36 fun Halloween decorating ideas

Whip up a happy holiday with pumpkin carving ideas, spooky plants, and tricks the neighborhood will love

Mini Caramel Apples

30 scary-good Halloween treats

Make the holiday extra tasty with party foods and candy from your kitchen

Feed me, Seymour

23 spooky plants for Halloween

Who needs Halloween decorations when nature provides such bizarre and beautiful creations? Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house this season...if you dare

Pumpkins

5 unusual pumpkins for fall decorating

Offbeat pumpkins are stealing the spotlight from ordinary varieties

Foliage band

How to carve elegant pumpkins

Use our easy instructions to carve a grown-up pumpkin--plus, get design inspiration from Northwest artist Jen Ament and from our design archive

Gauzy spirits

Gauzy spirits to haunt your entry

Translucent fabric is the secret behind these quick-to-make Halloween characters

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