Halloween

Halloween is a time to get creative with fun crafts and festive decorations. For those who go all out with a big bash, greet guests with scary wreaths and door décor, and then work a little magic inside with impressive DIY ideas for your Halloween table. Need help? These super creative Halloween crafts add flair and keep the kids busy while you’re decorating. And, even if you don’t transform your whole home into a spooky graveyard, there’s no excuse to miss out on the fun—set aside an hour or so to carve a pumpkin. Or, if you’re really short on time, try no-carve pumpkins or even just make a few of these easy seasonal recipes. Start the day with an all-natural pumpkin spice latte (that’s right—there’s no need to buy one!) and round out the evening with a candy-studded dessert or an apple pie that’ll make your whole house smell like an orchard.

Group Halloween Costumes

These homemade Halloween costumes, suitable for adults and kids alike, are just right for couples, siblings, families, or friend groups. And you’ll have to do minimal shopping to throw each of these looks together—all of the costumes are made with items you can find around the house. So grab your craft supplies and get to work.

8 Big Batch Cocktails Guaranteed to Delight a Crowd

Because nothing dulls a party faster than getting stuck behind the bar.

Cherry Manhattan

There's not a smidge of whiskey in the recipe—but there's certainly nothing childish about this sexy, smoky, tea- and black-cherry infused riff on the Manhattan. For maximum effect, garnish it with real Maraschino cherries, like those sold under the Luxardo name.

Cacao Nib and Pumpkin Seed Toffee

Crunchy, tart cacao nibs and salty pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) give this easy homemade sweet a grown-up taste and appealingly rustic texture.

Pumpkin Pie-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy All Season

The quintessential Thanksgiving pie gets a dozen different makeovers, so you can enjoy the subtly spicy sweet treat on any crisp fall day—no matter if it’s for breakfast or dessert or sometime in between.

America’s Best Towns for Halloween

There are many, many towns that boast some amazing Halloween festivities, including pub crawls, pumpkin beer on tap, and late-night shows. Others take a more low-key, kid-friendly approach, hosting costume competitions for pets or autumn festivals with corn mazes and apple-wine tastings. Read on for the best places to celebrate, from Colorado to Tennessee.

(This story is originally from Travel and Leisure)

6 Halloween Candy Holders

Use these standout bowls to serve candy on Halloween and make a stylish statement at your fall get-togethers.

6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

Sick of candy corn and economy-sized bags of bad chocolate? We’ve scared up abnormally tasty sweets for your trick-or-treaters and seasonal parties.

8 Easy Pumpkin Centerpieces to Complete Your Fall Table

Not every pumpkin needs to be a jack o’ lantern. Use the season’s best bounty of gourds to decorate your table and wow your dinner guests.

How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

This step-by-step guide dials down the “ew” factor and plays up the “ah” factor with expert tips and tricks for a perfectly-carved pumpkin. 

7 Full Figure Halloween Costumes You Can Buy Anywhere

Don’t want to go all out on a complete costume this season? Skip the Halloween superstore and instead transform a versatile piece of clothing into a low-effort disguise that you can wear (sans props!) all year round.