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Party Tips, Recipes & Activities

What would Halloween be without the dinner table full of glazed eyeballs and brain soup? Or a great theme party to celebrate the night away? Get into the spirit of the season by hosting a Halloween party, complete with activities for the whole family, a menu of ghastly delights and, of course, a prize for the best costume! For inspiration, read some great ‘How To’ articles to transform your house into a fun and ghastly haunted mansion!

Doom Cupcakes

“Doom” has several different definitions. The most familiar meaning of the word is “destruction,” or “ruin,” but an older definition is fate or destiny. These cupcakes incorporate both meanings of the word. They are decorated for Halloween to look like a little slice of the graveyard, but they can also …

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Marshmallow Monster Eyes

These sweet, squishy Halloween treats look positively unnerving staring up from a party platter. For the ultimate in gross realism, the eyeballs gush “eyeball jelly” when eaten. Gross… but very tasty! Kids love these, but they do have a lot of sugar. So, unless you have padded walls, it is …

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Savory Severed Monster Fingers

Severed fingers with rotted black fingernails . . . hungry yet? A twist on the traditional pigs in a blanket, these delicious digits are simple to prepare, yet they look wonderfully gruesome on an appetizer platter. Everyone needs at least one quick and easy Halloween recipe. Kids will love these, …

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Throwing a Widow’s Ball

A Widow’s Ball is the ultimate, gothic-themed night. Don your black and lace attire and get ready for a Halloween dinner party to remember. All the elements that go into planning a successful Widow’s Ball are the same as a regular dinner party, just darker, spookier, and much creepier. To …

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Coffin Cake

This beautiful coffin-shaped cake is the perfect dessert to add a little bit of class to your Halloween party. In fact, why limit the recipe just to Halloween? This cake would also make an outstanding birthday cake, either for the morbid Goths in your social circle or for an over-the-hill …

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Rat Stew in a Pumpkin

This “Rat Stew” is complete with legs, tails, whiskers, eyes and entrails. This Halloween recipe is actually for a scrumptious Mediterranean stew, baked in a real pumpkin for a stunning presentation. If anyone thinks they have identified the “rat legs” as chicken, simply give them an evil smile and say, …

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How to Throw a Pirate Party

Argh, matey, so ye’ want to throw a pirate party, eh? Well then, everything you want to know is right here. Whether you’re celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sep 19), hosting a pirate-themed Halloween party, or throwing a pirate’s birthday bash, we’ll cover it all! Keep reading for tips …

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Black Death Punch

The Black Death . . . A dreaded plague that wiped out much of Europe in the 14th century. First, the patients broke out into black boils. After that came fever and delirium. Death ultimately followed. This potent adults-only fruit punch brings the magic of the black plague to your …

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Grave Rot Jell-O

As you can see below, this Halloween dessert looks really gross, just the way kids and kids-at-heart like it! However, it’s actually quite tasty – a perfect mix of sweet and tart. Kids will love digging out the worms and other ghoulish goodies from the Jell-O. If you have a …

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Host a Halloween Block Party

In many neighborhoods around the country, people don’t know their neighbors or are new and looking for ways to meet them. I don’t think anyone would disagree that knowing your neighbors is a good thing, especially if you have kids or for everyone’s general safety. In our hustle and bustle …

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