This is the time of year when it’s all about tricks and
For tips and tricks on how to bring fall flair into
your home décor, entertain your family with seasonal crafts, or create
budget-friendly Halloween costumes, the internet has a bounty of websites to
help you do just that. The web is also crawling
with sites featuring tasty treats that’ll help you usher in this cozy
and comforting time of year.
As autumnal colors begin bursting forth in Mother
Nature, we bid farewell to summer’s sun-drenched days. It’s a time to focus
on family and friends, and enjoy the delightful transition between the
extremes of summer and winter. Bring the warm colors of fall’s splendor into
your home with these beautiful and simple decorating projects. Here you’ll
find ideas on how to create harvest-inspired tablescapes, etched pumpkins,
fragrant pomanders and even pumpkin topiaries.
If you’re more into crafty than creepy, this is the
place to go. Here, you’ll find dozens of Halloween project ideas, including
yard decorations, Halloween front-door décor, unique pumpkin-carving ideas,
Halloween party decorations and kids’ crafts.
One such craft idea is spirit jugs — homemade lanterns
that are sure to extend a ghostly greeting and goodbye to all your Halloween
visitors. Simply draw ghost eyes and mouth on plastic gallon-size milk jugs.
Use a craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug,
and then arrange the “ghosts” near each other and string lights in between
them (stuffing several bulbs into each jug). The end product is ghostly and
There’s something eternally comforting about the taste
of fall — whether it is warm drinks in hand, decadent pumpkin pies slathered
in whipped topping or a crisp apple streusel. But for the days you just want
a quick treat that still offers comfort, here’s the place to go. No peeling
apples, roasting pumpkins or rolling out pie crusts required for these
recipes. Pumpkin-spice Rice Krispie treats, pumpkin-spice cookies, cheddar
olives, Vidalia onion dip with bacon crumbles, and milk-and-honey
peanut-butter balls will help you usher in the fall season with a smile on
your face and fullness in your belly. Also, be sure and check out
where you will find hundreds more tricks to make the tastiest and
spookiest Halloween-inspired treats.
Halloween is just another excuse for creating themed
treats; ideally, ones that aren’t too tricky. For fun, festive snacks sure
to delight your youngsters, check out this website. The Food Network
features a variety of sophisticated and spooky treats perfect for the whole
family. Some of these treats include crispy phyllo-wrapped hot-dog mummies,
ghostinis with bloody sundried tomato tapenade, caramel apple monster munch,
wormy weenie sandwiches and tempura octopus hot-dog bites.
If you’ve ever tried to costume your entire clan, you
know that costumes can be quite costly. So here are some fun, cheap costumes
for kids that you can make on your own. For the no-sew piggy costume, for
example, all you need is a sweatshirt two sizes bigger than your child’s
size, a hot-glue gun, an empty toilet-paper roll, batting, pink pipe cleaner
and a pair of scissors. After a little cutting, folding, poly-filling and
gluing, your child will be the cutest little oinklet on the block.
For easy ways to cozy up your
home for fall, HGTV.com is the place to go. Fall is the perfect excuse to
update your home with fresh accessories and hues inspired by the season. Get
your home ready for cool autumn weather with simple interior and exterior
decorating ideas, like creating a grand entrance, warming things up with
cozy autumnal colors, adding fresh flowers, creating wall décor with fall
flair, bringing the outdoors in and much more. For Halloween-specific décor
ideas to spook up the house, inside and out, HGTV.com also covers that. Head
on over to
to be inspired (and possibly spooked) this Halloween.