Spooky season is upon us! And Halloween Spook-tacular is your playbook for fun ways to celebrate the creepiest, crawliest time of the year. Inside this issue, you’ll find haunting decor ideas for everything from the front yard to entryways, mantels and tabletops. There’s also a jam-packed crafts section with homemade- takes on classic costumes, personalized trick-or-treat bags and creative projects for all ages. You also don’t want to miss the pumpkin extravaganza, which is brimming with ways to carve, paint and embellish the signature Halloween decoration. Last but not least, since no seasonal gathering is complete without ample treats, we’ve also included 44 devilishly delicious recipes for spooky sweets like Coffin Hand Pies, (page 71) and Spider Cupcakes (page 74); scary snacks like Ghost Quesadillas (page 89) and Mummy Hot Dogs (page 90); and spine-chilling drinks like Berry Bloody Party Punch (page 96). So what are you waiting for? Let the ghoul times roll!
Decor • Get your home primed for Halloween with ideas that both fright and delight.
Best House on the Block! • Fresh ways to take curb appeal to the dark side.
Door Prizes • Help your front entrance shine (or scare!) on its busiest night of the year.
Haunted House • Leave no corner unturned when it comes to your Halloween decor, with spine-chilling ideas for every last nook and cranny.
Party Time! • Four themes. Four ways to celebrate. Find the one that’s right for you and your favorite witches, ghosts and goblins.
Trick or Chic • Elevate fall adornments in October and beyond with sophisticated pumpkin displays.
Costumes & Crafts • Get one-of-a-kind Halloween style with simple do-it-yourself projects.
Legends of the Fall • These easy takes on Halloween costume favorites prove that store-bought has nothing on a homemade getup.
In the Bag • Candy carriers that can handle that prized haul in style.
Not-So-Tricky • Keep your little monsters out of mischief with these kid-approved projects.
Pick Your Pumpkin • Whether you want to carve, paint or embellish, these creative ideas will inspire.
Spooky Sweets • No Halloween party is complete without creepy cupcakes, bone-chilling cookies and more ghoulish goodies.
Scary Snacks & Sips • Spooky finger foods and devilish drinks for a festive and frightening Halloween bash.