From things to do on Halloween to Halloween food ideas to fun quotes and puns to share on October 31, consider this your guide to a great All Hallows' Eve. We've got spooky, scary, and cute—plus easy costumes for the last-minute planner and pumpkin carving stencils for the person who couldn't wait to start celebrating and decorating.

Everything You Need on October 31

11 Things to Do on Halloween If You're Not Going Trick-or-Treating
Not planning on going door to door? Here are a few Halloween-themed activities you can do right at home (or nearby), with kids or on your own.
31 Simple, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Don't Require a Trip to the Costume Store
It happens—Halloween sneaks up on you, and there you are, the night before the big day, staring down an empty Halloween costume aisle at your local store.  Not to worry! You can come up with some very cool last-minute Halloween costumes using stuff you probably already have in your closet—with a quick trip to your craft stash for a few basic supplies.  Bonus: Waiting until the last minute could get you a cheap Halloween costume idea that's still incredibly cute—and may still net you a top prize at your Halloween party.  RELATED: DIY Halloween Costumes for All Ages
13 Famous Halloween Quotes and Sayings to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
Let the good (and scary) times roll with these funny and spooky quotes from famous Halloween-themed movies, songs, and books.
18 Halloween Movies on Netflix You Can Watch Right Now to Get in the Spooky Spirit
Whether you’re looking for a Halloween classic, family Halloween movie, or true horror, these Netflix flicks have you covered.
How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro
This step-by-step guide to carving pumpkins will turn any gourd into a doorstep-ready masterpiece.

Halloween Food

46 Delicious Halloween Desserts and Treats That Will Have Everyone Howling for More
Halloween may have an unbreakable relationship with candy, but there are plenty of other sweets you can indulge in during the days and weeks leading up to October 31—namely, Halloween desserts. Sure, you can try leftover Halloween candy recipes to use up extra candy, but there are plenty of opportunities to get baking and enjoy homemade treats—think cookies, brownies, cakes, cupcakes, and more—all October long. There's nothing a good Halloween dessert can't do. A tasty Halloween treat pairs perfectly with a round of Halloween cocktails; the right plate of brownies is a great snack for a marathon of the best Halloween movies on Netflix. And if you're looking for things to do on Halloween, few activities will engage the whole family like decorating Halloween cookies. While you're memorizing Halloween quotes and figuring out easy Halloween costumes this season, don't forget to set aside time to bake some treats, too: You'll be happy to have delicious, indulgent snacks all month long, and with a little Instagram magic, you'll have gorgeous pictures of your Halloween desserts to share, too. 
15 Decadent Desserts to Make Using Leftover Halloween Candy
'Tis the season for excessive sugar, and we're here for it. What better way to celebrate the best candy holiday than with a sweet treat packed with Peanut M&M's, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Skittles, and Snickers?

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