All the how-to tips you need to throw a haunting (but not daunting) kid-friendly halloween party.
Follow our tips and How-To Videos to throw an easygoing get-together for your favorite goblins, pretty princesses, superheroes, and their parents on October’s
Haunting (but not Daunting) Menu
Serves 8 to 10
Bob for apples without the water and all the mess by suspending them from string. Remember, no hands allowed!
Served in an acorn squash, Creamy Onion-Bacon Dip is sure to be a hit–you probably should go ahead and double the recipe.
Monster Meatball Sandwiches, which start with frozen meatballs, are a bit spicy. Taste one before serving to little ones or
omit the relish.
A spider web of mustard and ketchup goes perfect with Mummy Dogs. (The secret to the “bun” is refrigerated breadstick dough.)
To make the web, fill a small bowl with ketchup. Using a squirt bottle, pipe mustard in concentric circles on top of ketchup.
Beginning at the center, draw a wooden pick through the circles in a spoke pattern.
Serve make-ahead Barbecue Stew over baked frozen oven fries for a hearty meal.
Serve Cereal–and–Granola "Apples" for dessert or package them as party favors for the kids.
Keep an assortment of drinks cool in scary spider coolers. Soft copper tubing is oh-so-easy to shape into legs. You can also
use wrought iron “S-shaped” plant hangers or pipe cleaners.
Creating designs on your pumpkins, like the ones shown here, is easier than you think. Kits are available everywhere–from
dollar stores to high-end kitchen shops–but you really don’t need a kit. Assemble your own with basic kitchen tools such as
a sharp knife, a smaller paring knife, and wide, sturdy spoons to clean out the seeds and stringy pulp. A small handsaw is