Halloween Tricks & Treats offers a "spooktacular" collection of spirited party ideas, ghoulish treats, and frightfully fun pumpkin designs for tricksters of all ages. You'll find plenty of costume and decorating ideas, too!
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Ghost Town • Gather ’round. Scattered with cobwebs, bugs, and bats, this cookie village makes a hauntingly charming centerpiece.
Crazy for Halloween • Salute Halloween, the sweetest and spookiest of holidays, by snagging these Fright Night facts about candy, costumes, and popular culture and sharing them with your favorite fiends.
Skip the Gore With Fun Galore • Tone down the terror with this gathering of pumpkins sure to please, not petrify. Animal-print decoupage, whimsical cutouts, dried-flower decorations, and gemstone favorites show off your creativity with minimal carving.
So Chic It’s Scary • Nothing is as simple as black and white. In this lineup of stylish Halloween decor, easy tops the priority list. Flea market and vintage lamps, linens, vases, and frames keep costs to a minimum.
Conjuring Sweet Hocus-Pocus • The magic of the season shines in this young family’s home with a sweet color palette of pinks and enough inspiration and creativity to share.
Ghostly Arrangements • Work a little magic on fall flowers with these hauntingly elegant designs from a floral wizard.
Let’s Go Wild • Take the kids’ Halloween party outside. Mix warty pumpkins, otherworldly succulents, and natural elements with spooky webs, fake spiders, and wicked-fun costumes for a thrilling afternoon to remember.
Horror Show • Interior designer Oscar Bravo delights in creating creepy scenes in his family’s California home.
Up, Up & Away • Using easy supplies and the genius of artist Lilly Jimenez, you’ll be making cool costumes and decor in no time!
Haunting Hang-ups • Paper, moss, and whimsical butterflies make these easy but eerie hangings best in a covered entry or on an interior wall. Change up materials—dried to silk, foam to plastic—and you’re set for outside!
Charbooterie Boards • Savory and sweet nibbles get their ghoul on! Set out frightful finger foods with minimal effort.
Costume Capers • Dream big, then make it simple. These six clever costumes are perfect for any Halloween adventure.
Lights, Camera, Making Magic • A Colorado photographer conjures scenes both wondrous and whimsical with her husband, children, and trusty camera. She shares secrets for snapping your own spooky shots of kids in their Halloween finery.
Sources • Many of the materials and items used in this magazine are available at fabrics, crafts, and department stores. For more information about the products or to find a retailer near you, check the listings below.