4 Easy Halloween Ideas

   By daisykuchins  Oct 08, 2013

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But first, we caught up with Holiday Party Expert and celebrity guest blogger Daisy Kuchins for her 4 best Easy Tips to make your holiday haunt more fun than a Vampire's Ball!  She told us:

"As the editor of a holiday website, I see a lot of creative Halloween ideas - crafts, recipes, decorating tips and costume ideas start coming in from my writers when October begins. Through the years there are some ideas that I've adopted and are now my go-to’s every year. The common denominator to all these crafts and recipes is that they are super easy, which I am all about. When I need to bring a dish to a party or an activity to do with the kids, these are my favorite EASY Halloween tricks I have up my sleeve."

Craft:  Mummified Jar Candle Holders

With a new baby this Halloween, I can truly appreciate DIY and crafts that are easy without necessarily looking it. That’s one reason why I love this decorative craft. It’s cheap to make and you might even have everything you need around the house.

Treat: Tombstone Brownies

This Halloween treat is one of my favorite go-to recipes for parties. They are easy enough to make, since they are only semi-homemade, and they really make me look more creative than I think I am. kids will love to make, and eat these brownies. 

Pumpkin Decorating: Halloween Glitter Pumpkins

One reason I love this glitter pumpkin craft is because it can be used for Halloween and Thanksgiving. It is a great inexpensive centerpiece for an elegant Fall bash. 

 Finger Food: Mummy Dogs

These Halloween appetizers are so ridiculously easy, and both kids and adults will love them. For bite-size appetizers just use cocktail weiners. For a slightly more upscale version use phyllo dough and sausages. If your kids are free have them help you create the mummy dogs; they'll love making them as much as they love eating them.


Special thanks to Daisy! To enter the Goodie Giveaway* comment below by October 13th and tell us all about your favorite Halloween candy!  And now to get the party started, how about a little "Monster Mash?"

*Open to US residents only. No purchase necessary. Winners will be randomly selected and notified on October 14, 2013.  UPDATE: Giveaway has ended.

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jlritter68 by jlritter68 | Leipsic, OH
Oct 09, 2013

I've always loved getting Hershey's milk chocolate bars and Milky Ways when I went trick or treating. These days, however, my son is lucky to have ANY chocolate in his bag. He usually gets all kinds of hard candy and lots of Tootsie Rolls.

Pickle1992 by Pickle1992 | GRAND BLANC, MI
Oct 09, 2013

I love Reese's! They are my favorite Halloween candy! I steal them out of my kids Halloween bags ;)

CrunchyBeachMama by CrunchyBeachMama | Erie, CO
Oct 09, 2013

Kit Kats and Butterfingers

christinlilly by christinlilly | SIESTA KEY, FL
Oct 09, 2013

I love reese peanut butter cups...and homemade rice krispy treats, and brownies and ...anything really LOL!

onegod5blessings by onegod5blessings | RICHMOND, VA
Oct 09, 2013

reeses pieces

peter26 by peter26 | Passaic, NJ
Oct 09, 2013

Mounds and Almond Joy and Snickers!

Natlikell1 by Natlikell1 | PERRIS, CA
Oct 09, 2013

Milk Duds! I love them... Also Dots! My teeth hate both, but I can't resist them!

cindy2366 by cindy2366 | Laconia, NH
Oct 09, 2013

My faves are Candy Corn, and M&Ms, - love to eat them, decorate with them, and make trail mix with them! I also love Lindt dark chocolate balls, they are my evening indulgence.

mbusch2u by mbusch2u | Southampton, PA
Oct 09, 2013

Who can resist candy corn!

tja1967 by tja1967 | BETHEL PARK, PA
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite has always been the Clark Bar. They used to be made in Pittsburgh, not sure if they still are. They used to give them out at almost every house. Now-a-days, my kids are lucky to get one. What I wouldn't do for a Clark Bar right now :)

TM2020 by TM2020 | Winthrop, MA
Oct 09, 2013

I am in love with Almond Joy and Butterfingers!!!

dmg2008 by dmg2008 | N CHESTERFLD, VA
Oct 09, 2013

I love Reese's

ribbons by ribbons | MILFORD, CT
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite Halloween candies have always been Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut M&Ms. What even ARE those orange & black wrapped THINGS that some people insist on giving out?

spark5 by spark5 | PITTSBURGH, PA
Oct 09, 2013

I used to get homemade taffy from an elderly aunt. I also love popcorn balls but I guess that's not candy. Reese's and Kit-Kats for sure.