Pumpkin Party Cooler
Halloween's just around the corner, but it's not too late to enhance your haunted house, add a touch of fright to party decor, or prepare for trick-or-treaters. Get into the spooky spirit with these 25 quick and stress-free Halloween ideas.
Need a quick ice bucket for your Halloween bash? Carve your pumpkin into a festive cooler. Just choose a large, wide pumpkin, cut off the top third with a serrated knife or keyhole saw, and scrape out the pulp and seeds. Line the gourd with a glass or plastic bowl to prevent it from becoming waterlogged. If the pumpkin opening is a bit too small for the bowl, carefully shave the inside edge with a spoon. Finish by filling the bowl with ice and bottled drinks.
Welcome trick-or-treaters in hair-raising style by turning your front porch into a bat cave using just black paper, our bat template, and painters' tape.
Bring a gaggle of helium-filled jack-o'-lantern balloons to life near the refreshment table in no time. Draw simple features onto inflated balloons with permanent marker. Choose an assortment of geometric shapes that are easy to create freehand.
Affix easy construction-paper bats to clothespins to make festive treat bags.