Halloween: 101 Frightfully Fun Ideas from Better Homes and Gardens

You want to make Halloween sweet and spooky fun for your family. But you’re too clever (and too strapped for time and cash) to make a plan that will haunt your wallet and your sanity. You need Better Homes and Gardens’ Halloween: 101 Frightfully Fun Ideas.

You’ll find easy-peasy decorations for your Halloween tree and table, classic costume ideas and patterns that only require a little if any sewing, and lots of screamingly good treats and crafts to make and share. The making can be part of the fun at your party.

Dress up cupcakes to look like cauldrons, spiders, monsters, and more. A chocolate sugar cone, some chocolate icing, store-bought (or homemade) cookies can be used to make spookily pretty witches’ hats.

Got more skills and a little more time?  Build and decorate a stand to showcase a jack-o’-lantern, stitch a magical wind sock or build a Halloween-themed bean bag toss. These projects can be reused year after year. But are you REALLY short on time? Look for Halloween wax appliqués in a crafts store to turn any candle into a special one. Or, use graham crackers, chocolate icing, and candy to create a spooky house for a table centerpiece. Whichever ideas inspire you, you’ll be making sweet, fun times and wonderful memories.