Halloween would not be complete without a spooky party! Use the helpful tips below to plan your event!
- To make fancy pumpkins, spray paint then in either silver or gold. This will give a plain pumpkin a dramatic and sophisticated look.
- For an editable centerpiece, bake ghost shaped cookies, frost them and make a hole in the top. Tie a ribbon through the hole. Next, fill a vase with twigs that you can gather from the yard. Hang the cookies from the ribbons on the branches. Place in the middle of the table and allow your guests to snack at will.
- Use corn stalks to decorate the entrance of your home. Use twine to hold the bundle together then tack the twine to the side of the house. If you have vinyl siding, duct tape will hold the stalks but be sure to cover the tape.
- Use gourds to decorate along with pumpkins. They can be used alone or to compliment a larger pumpkin. The colors of gourds are very festive when placed with an orange pumpkin.
- Be sure to wear a costume that fits your personality. If you are uncomfortable in the outfit that you are wearing, you will not be able to enjoy the evening. This also applies for children. Play off their individuality when choosing costumes.
- For a fun craft project with your children, gather fall leaves that have fallen off the trees. Place them in a large book and allow them to press for about a week. Purchase contact clear contact paper at a local craft store. Cut the contact paper into placemat size. When the leaves are flat, remove them from the book and put them on the contact paper. Place another piece of contact paper over the leaves so that the leaves are stuck inside. Create a decorative edge, place them on the table and serve!
- When you're carving pumpkins for Halloween, don't forget to save the seeds. Roasted pumpkin seeds have a nutty flavor and are packed with protein and fiber. Pumpkin seeds can simply be salted, as in the following recipe, or can be spiced with cayenne pepper or Italian seasoning.