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!
From the Editor
Better Homes and Gardens
Remains to Be Seen • Instagrammers agree. Enlist the help of a skeleton crew, and you’ll have an extra hand (or two) for fall decorating.
Modern Masterpieces • Let your artistic side emerge. These projects are so easy, anyone can turn a pumpkin into art. No carving involved!
Desert Magic • An Arizona homeowner works decorating wizardry with a simple layering of fall, then—poof!—a captivating sprinkling of Halloween.
Home Sweet Haunted Home • Transform gingerbread houses into ghoulish autumn architecture. Recipes and detailed instructions help you craft a nefarious neighborhood. Let your imagination decide which creatures lurk among your dark dwellings.
25 Fun Ways to Get the Party Started • Food, favors, games, and giggles are at the heart of a kid-centered gathering. Pick your favorite ideas and host your own awesome bash.
Unnerving Neighborhood • Whether they’re walking, biking, or driving by, people will know you’re serious when you put this daring—yet so easy and inexpensive to make—outdoor decor on display.
The Wild Ones • Beetles, butterflies, and bears, oh my! Craft these costumes to turn your trick-or-treaters into the wildest creatures on the block.
Paranormal Mixology • Let signature cocktails cast spells amid bewitching decor at your holiday gathering or Halloween date night.
Eerie Entries • Boos, bats, and a bubbling bucket of eyeballs—these welcomes get weird fast. Haunt visitors with spiders and a tombstone for even more ghoulish delights.
Full of Spirit • A big ghost hovers over this Georgia farmhouse, and the fun continues inside where Halloween is an excuse for spunky—not scary—decorations thanks to a busy mom of 10 who sets the tone.
Real Cutups • Mother Nature has a sense of humor. Tall, short, round, or squatty, each pumpkin has a personality—even before the decorating begins. Using a few simple paint and carving techniques, you can help their true character emerge.
Tastefully Spooky • Both flair and scare top this year’s sophisticated Halloween table. Try one of these settings that are full of visual tricks and treats.
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.