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    The cast-iron construction of this handmade piece mimics a vintage stew pot, but this one is just for decoration. Use this roomy vessel to house bulkier items (think blankets or wood for the fireplace). Then, pull it from its main use for the evening of the 31st to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids.

    6 Halloween Candy Holders

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    Bring some fall foliage into your home with this elegant two-toned serving bowl made of stainless steel with brass accents. Use it daily to serve salad or pasta, but on Halloween, fill it with mini wrapped candy to dole out treats in style.

    6 Halloween Candy Holders

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    Nothing says “Halloween” like a beautiful deep-orange vessel. This pumpkin-shaped baker can be a statement piece on a spookily decorated table—and a dessert server for all your other gatherings (it goes from oven to table).

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    This trio of scary-good bars consists of dark chocolate with cacao nibs and sea salt, milk chocolate with crackling candy, and milk chocolate. The metallic dusted chocolate arachnids make fantastic Halloween table centerpieces.

    6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

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    The soft texture of gummies, these candies are made from Anjou pears and a hint of anise (read: subtle licorice flavor). Two creepy critters come in each pack.

    6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

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    This pop may be an eerie electric green, but it’s flavored like lip-smacking sour apple.

    6 Spooktacular Halloween Candies

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    Here’s a healthy alternative for the adults: individually wrapped, preservative-free hard candies in four sophisticated flavors, like blood orange and honey, pink grapefruit and tupelo honey, and d'anjou pear and cinnamon.

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    A dark chocolate covered marshmallow (shaped like a black cat), conveniently skewered on a stick to make eating tidy. The decadent treats make excellent party favors. For a festive twist, use as drink stirrers.

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    Hand out these high-quality treats, filled with pumpkin spice-infused caramel, to give trick-or-treaters a sweet surprise.

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    You can turn pumpkins into an elegant gold-leafed centerpiece with this easy DIY.

    8 Easy Pumpkin Centerpieces to Complete Your Fall Table

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    These modern pumpkin designs are easy to achieve. Get the easy DIY at RealSimple.com.

    8 Easy Pumpkin Centerpieces to Complete Your Fall Table

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    If want to create a Halloween front yard that the Munsters would envy, you'll need a few tricks (maybe even treats) up your sleeve. Joe Persampiere, owner of Haunted Props, and Leonard Pickel, owner of Hauntrepreneurs, share their tips from more than 50 combined years in the industry.

    How to Decorate Your Lawn for Halloween—According to Professional Haunted House Decorators

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    Set the scene for an elegant gathering with a dark and moody table, like this one by Cassandra Lavalle of coco+kelley. Just add some “creeping” foliage for the centerpiece, black candles, napkins, vintage-inspired plates, and a tablecloth.

    8 Scary Good Halloween Table Decoration Ideas

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    You won’t have to buy a ton of supplies to execute this simple table idea. All you need are a few small and big pumpkins for the centerpiece, plus place card holders, black and orange cardstock for the confetti, place cards, black napkins, simple white plates, and striped twine for the cutlery.

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    Become post-cocktail-party Audrey Hepburn a lá Breakfast at Tiffany’s by dressing up in this loose-fitting button-up shirt. Add tassel earrings, leggings, and a turquoise sleeping mask to channel one of film’s most iconic (and comfortable) moments.

    7 Full Figure Halloween Costumes You Can Buy Anywhere

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    This step-by-step guide offers expert tips and tricks for how to carve a pumpkin like an expert. You're guaranteed to be a carving pro.

    How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

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    A skin-crawling addition to any dark corner. Use a funnel to fill a white balloon with a handful of rice, then inflate until three-quarters full and tie closed. Affix the end of a gauze roll near the knot with a double-sided adhesive and unravel irregularly around the balloon until completely covered (it may take 2 to 3 rolls). With the adhesive, secure each gauze end and attach a few plastic spiders. Tie twine around the knot and hang.

    DIY Halloween Decorations Made From Old Things

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    Bend both arms of a wire hanger upwards 45 degrees—these will form the bat wings. Cut black felt into a 25-inch square. Fold the square diagonally, snip a small hole in the middle, and slip over the hook of the hanger. Open felt, and place a ping-pong ball in the center, underneath the hanger hook. Bunch felt over ball and secure with a rubber band (color it with a black marker).

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    Butterfinger fans will go mad for this creamy cheesecake pie. In addition to the crushed candy on top, there’s a secret stash of crushed candy nestled in the graham cracker crust.

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    You won’t be able to drink out of these straws, but they’ll look cute displayed in a Mason jar or vase, or even on a dining or buffet table. They’re easy to make, too—tape bunches of raffia strips to the ends of striped paper straws.

    10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

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    Get the kids involved with decorating the house for Halloween. Or use these ideas as an activity if you’re throwing a seasonal party.

    10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

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    Kids will have fun creating their own party hats to wear during your Halloween soirée. You’ll need black acrylic paint, white cardstock, a permanent black marker, googly eyes, glue, and ribbon. Cut out the white cardstock bats beforehand, so the kids can just decorate them with eyes.

    10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

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    It's easier than you think to transform a candy bowl into a spider for Halloween. Get the easy DIY for this creepy creature at RealSimple.com.

    7 Fun DIY Halloween Candy Bowls

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    Wrap a white bowl in gauze, toilet paper, or another white fabric to make it look like a mummy.

    7 Fun DIY Halloween Candy Bowls

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    If you want to go all out for your Halloween party, this is the way to do it. Decorate branches with fake crows and black leaves and then place them in a mason jar filled with sand or pebbles. Place the mason jar inside a large hurricane or vase and fill the inside with cotton batting. Add a lace black table runner and vintage dishes and candleholders to finish the spooky look.

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