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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Pamelabunting by Pamelabunting | SAINT CHARLES, MO
Oct 09, 2013

I love Snickers! There is just something about the fun size versions for Halloween that makes them even harder to resist.

izzygirl2009 by izzygirl2009 | BALTIMORE, MD
Oct 09, 2013

I love smoothes candy cupa and snickers

jennylmay by jennylmay | CAMILLUS, NY
Oct 09, 2013

Reeses peanut butter cups!!! Who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter. Best combo ever!!!

laurenh33 by laurenh33 | Lehigh acres, FL
Oct 09, 2013

Ferrero chocolate, Lindt chocolate and Reese cups. Love chocolate!

girl17 by girl17 | EAGAN, MN
Oct 09, 2013

Reese's PB Cups (but really I love all candy)!

JazzyTJan by JazzyTJan | Canton, MI
Oct 09, 2013

My favorites have always been sweetarts and M&M's with peanuts. Plus, I love butterfingers, too.

lorrij7 by lorrij7 | TAPPAHANNOCK, VA
Oct 09, 2013

I love Reese's peanut butter cups and candy corn

jessad by jessad | WINTER PARK, FL
Oct 09, 2013

while I love every chocolate candy bar that's made I couldn't live w/o "CANDY CORN" love love love them and even decorate cakes/cookies and treats w/them - thanks for a chance to win

yukicharley by yukicharley | CROWN POINT, IN
Oct 09, 2013

I love Reese's... peanut butter cups, pieces, minis, everything. And my favorite Halloween candy is candy corn!! Sooooo yummy!

julybug by julybug | DORCHESTER, MA
Oct 09, 2013

I love the crunchy, nutty and coconut Chick-O-Stick.

Salchipapa by Salchipapa | Riverview, FL
Oct 09, 2013

I love those coined shaped chocolate/peanut butter candies. I raid those from my kids' stash!

mzierden by mzierden | LINO LAKES, MN
Oct 09, 2013

I love Mounds bars..dark chocolate over coconut. Yummy! I know you buy them year around, but the only time I eat them is at Halloween time, when I snitch them from my kids loot.

rge-rge by rge-rge | Piscataway, NJ
Oct 09, 2013

kit-kat.....drooling....need to eat one NOW!! :)

cmerino by cmerino | ANAHEIM, CA
Oct 09, 2013

Milky Way Midnight! I wait all year for the bite-sized bags.

snwlprd37 by snwlprd37 | QUEEN CREEK, AZ
Oct 09, 2013

I LOVE Candy Corn!! They have out some candy that is almost the same as Candy Corn but they are Pumpkins and I LOVE those also! I can literally eat a whole bag of that candy!