You'll also learn how to carve that perfect pumpkin or scare the pants off your guests with the spookiest Halloween decorations and props at this year's party.
Costumes for the kids
• Halloween costumes for less
Fast and inexpensive costume ideas from our readers.
• Shooting star costume
Your child will shine in this unique costume.
• Geisha costume
You can make this pretty costume in just one day.
• Mini pirate costume
Try this quick and easy no-sew costume.
• Cinnamon toast costume
Get your friends to dress up as toppings and masquerade as a sandwich!
• Bat costume
Create a spooky bat costume for your little one.
• Baby jester costume
This cute costume is guaranteed to make you smile.
• Baby ladybug costume
Try this quick and cute no-sew costume.
• Halloween craft: Lordly lion mask
Prowl around as the king of beasts and have a roaring good time on Halloween.
• Frightful and fun
Easy Halloween costumes you can make at home.
Spooky Halloween home décor
• Masked Ball: Dessert Party
Create a spooky setting to host an elegant masked ball that features devilish desserts.
• The Enchanted House
Transform your entranceway into a Halloween showcase with these spirited decorating ideas.
• Nightmare Theater
Throw a Halloween puppet show to spook your friends.
• Witches in the window
Kids will love making harum scarum witch hat decorations.
• Scare up a treat
Make a spooky party favour in minutes.
• Ghoulish Greetings
Spook your trick-or-treaters with these haunting halloween decorations.
• Halloween magnets
Decorate the fridge with easy-to-make magnetic designs.
Hubbard Squash and a few twigs are all you need to create these creepy creatures.
• Invisible man
Shock your friends silly with this surprise party guest.
• Halloween décor
Create charming hanging lanterns from squash.
Page 1 of 2Pumpkin carving
• Joyous jack-o-lanterns
Our Web guide to free pumpkin-carving patterns, tips and techniques.
• Make a pretty pumpkin
Turn inexpensive vinyl ducting into a creative Halloween decoration that's easy to make.
• In the boneyard
Use a few pumpkins to create this scary skeleton jack-o-lantern.
• Digital crafts: Jack-o'-lantern templates
Get creative carving inspiration with templates to print out.
• Carve the perfect pumpkin
Sculpt a spooky pumpkin with these tips.
• Faux Pineapple Finials
For unique jack-o-lanterns, use pumpkins to create pretty pineapple finials.
• Mr. Turnip Head
No pumpkins left in the patch? This last-minute Halloween project has similarly spooky results.
• Digital craft: Spooky Halloween invitations
Lure your friends to a pumpkin-carving party.
• Halloween goody bags
Receiving Halloween sweets in these goody bags is a treat in itself!
Crafts with the kids
• Magic potion
An easy science experiment to do with the kids.
• Halloween trick or treat bag
Help your kids to make personalized goodie bags.
• Colour me scared
Turn a basic tote into a screamingly fun Halloween kids' craft.
• 10 face-painting pointers PLUS 3 simple looks to try
A professional clown shares tips for painting fa-boo-lous Halloween faces.
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