4 Easy Halloween Ideas

   By daisykuchins  Oct 08, 2013

We've got twice the treats!

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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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catnip1222 by catnip1222 | ROCKY FACE, GA
Oct 10, 2013

Twix, candy corn, and White Chocolate Kit Kats!

champ76 by champ76 | BAY CITY, MI
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite halloween candy are the Rese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins and I also love popcorn balls!

Chevygal1981 by Chevygal1981 | TEKONSHA, MI
Oct 09, 2013

I might do the mason jar ghosts, I have a few 50-60 year old mason jars I found in my basement and trying to figure something out to do with them instead of packed away. So this might get them out of a box and being used once again.

SunshineMama by SunshineMama | DAVENPORT, FL
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite was and still is the mini candy bars that has Mr goodbar,, krackle and special dark! Drooling just thinking about it

fabbri by fabbri | CLARKSTON, MI
Oct 09, 2013

mellowcremes -- the candy corn pumpkins

jvalbooks by jvalbooks | CHERRY HILL, NJ
Oct 09, 2013

I like peanut M & M's and Reese Peanut Butter Cups

WildOrchid08 by WildOrchid08 | HAMILTON, OH
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite Halloween candy was always Kit Kats and Twix! I used to eat them together like a sandwich LOL!

thebramble by thebramble | REDONDO BEACH, CA
Oct 09, 2013

Almond Joy and Milk Duds ... but if I was buying my own Halloween treats, I'd go for Sees and/or Rocky Mountain chocolates!

ElizabethMenard by ElizabethMenard | NOBLESVILLE, IN
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite Halloween candy has always been Mounds bars and Almound Joy! Not only do I love the candies Halloween also happens to be one of my favorite holidays! To this day I decorate my house and look so forward to my favorite candies!!!!

Jackie9641 by Jackie9641 | GRAYSLAKE, IL
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite candy is those Take 5 bars. they're chocolate covered pretzels and they're most easily available this time of year. Yum!

Jennyfr by Jennyfr | FOND DU LAC, WI
Oct 09, 2013

Ever since I was a little child I have loved Candy Corn! Now to add to that favorite is the M & M's Candy Corn! Those are one of the best treats I have ever had and SO addicting! All M & M's are good but none are better than the Candy Corn flavor! Try them!

arianna77 by arianna77 | MONTCLAIR, NJ
Oct 09, 2013

My favorite is Reese's cups, hands down!!

oopsIsaiditagain by oopsIsaiditagain | STEVENSVILLE, MD
Oct 09, 2013

Milky Way - Midnight Dark Chocolate ......... Yum Yum Yummy!!

kjw5532 by kjw5532 | BROKEN ARROW, OK
Oct 09, 2013

Love little almond joys! They are such a delight!!!

twinkieluv by twinkieluv | SANTA CLARA, CA
Oct 09, 2013