11 Problem Solvers for Halloween
Halloween Crepe Paper Candy Cups
Trade boring bowls for festive black-and-orange cups that are perfect for serving Halloween treats like nuts and candies.
To buy: $5 for six, shopsweetlulu.com.
Featured October 2012
This flashlight’s flexible silicone handle wraps around just about anything so you can light up the night without moving a finger.
To buy: $12, momastore.org.
Halloween Sticker Treats
For trick-or-treaters who would prefer to skip the candy bowl, these adorable stickers are the perfect Halloween goodies.
To buy: $5 for 150, potterybarnkids.com.
Flying Bats Party Picks
Beware: A bat just landed on your cheese plate. Spice up appetizers and dessert with fun and festive bat-topped picks.
To buy: $7 for 12, etsy.com.
No Pumpkin Carving Required
If you’re in the spirit of carving but don’t want to deal with the mess, this is the best app for you. Create virtual faces on your pumpkins, which you can display on screens throughout your house.
To buy: $1, itunes.com.
Create Spooky Sounds
Is there a ghost in the foyer or a witch on the porch? (No, but it sure does sound like it!) This free app lets you mix up a whole bunch of freaky sounds to greet Halloween-night visitors.
Photo Props Kit
Instant costumes! Hosting a party? Leave these props out for guests to switch up their disguises, and document the silly moments on camera.
To buy: $15, paper-source.com.
Halloween Candy Necklace Kit
Let kids make their own wearable Halloween treats with a holiday-themed candy necklace kit.
To buy: $2.50, joann.com.
Ouch! Toothpick Holder
Stick toothpicks in a durable rubber “voodoo doll” and place on a buffet table for guests to serve themselves hors d’oeuvres at your costume party.
To buy: $10, baronbob.com.
Pumpkin Etching Tool
If you’ve ever shied away from attempting anything beyond the basic jack-o’-lantern eyes/nose/mouth, this might be the tool for you. It’s not meant to do the heavy lifting of slicing into the pumpkin; you’ll still need a knife for that. But this tool makes sculpting sophisticated designs easy; 10 templates are included, or invent your own.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.