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