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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mckinneymommas by mckinneymommas | MCKINNEY, TX
Oct 27, 2013

I'm a good old classic kind of gal, and always remember my dad loving candy corns, and being pretty darn stingy about sharing them...........so I always thought they were pretty special! :-)

mommy12 by mommy12 | ELIZABETH CTY, NC
Oct 26, 2013

Simple...candy corn. May seem boring but they are my favorite this time of year!

skullerymaid by skullerymaid | CINCINNATI, OH
Oct 14, 2013

Brach's candy pumpkins. They have to be Brach's. And this seems to be the only time of year I ever see Royals. I love them so much!! Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses are pure evil!

cmrose by cmrose | WINSTON SALEM, NC
Oct 12, 2013

I love candy apples!

mandarin831 by mandarin831 | WALDORF, MD
Oct 12, 2013

I love Twix and Milky Way!

carolinagirl1969 by carolinagirl1969 | ROANOKE RAPID, NC
Oct 12, 2013

My favorite Halloween candies have always been Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Candy Corn M&Ms, and the mini Milky way bars

shawsgla by shawsgla | Hebron, CT
Oct 12, 2013

Totally love almond joy, candy corn, and twix. Since the candy bars are small-you feel less guilty about eating them!

islegirl74 by islegirl74 | EAST MORICHES, NY
Oct 12, 2013

Candy corn since you can only get it once a year followed by Smarties and Tootsie Rolls. The kids Know those are for Mom! ;)

socialwork4kids by socialwork4kids | ELDRIDGE, IA
Oct 10, 2013

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter - to make a good thing even better...add DARK chocolate! YUM!

carlahardy by carlahardy | SENATOBIA, MS
Oct 10, 2013

yummy snickers

wittes02 by wittes02 | Chester, VA
Oct 10, 2013

Reese's pumpkins and candy corn are my fav's!

longqt by longqt | Rochester, NY
Oct 10, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter cups. I try to slip a few out of the kids' Halloween bags each year. Shhhh! Don't tell!

elph71 by elph71 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
Oct 10, 2013

My current favorite is York Peppermint Patties. Taste the sensation!

jwantink by jwantink | Murrieta, CA
Oct 10, 2013

Reese's pieces, Reese's Cup, Butterfinger and Snickers of course are my families favorites!

BlueRibbonMommy by BlueRibbonMommy | N LAS VEGAS, NV
Oct 10, 2013