Get the recipe: Hemoglob-politan from One Charming Party Do you have the shivers yet? This fun (yet kind of creepy – in a good way!) mocktail from One Charming Party will get the blood going … down your throat.
See the how-to: No-carve pumpkin from The Swell Life Why spill any guts – or blood? For this graphic concept from Alexa Westerfeld of The Swell Life, all you need is a pumpkin, some stickers, black spray paint and sandpaper. You can leave those knives tucked away in the drawer.
Get the recipe: Red & black candy apples from Matt Bites Present your guests with something “muy spooky,” as Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites would say, with these perfectly glossy candy apples created by Armendariz’s partner, food stylist Adam Pearson.
See the how-to: Placecard holders from The Sweetest Occasion Get everybody’s skin crawling with these eight-legged spiders created by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion. Use them as placecard holders or on their own – they’re scary enough as is!
See the how-to: Moody centerpieces from One Charming Party Getting evocative at your Halloween bash doesn’t mean you can’t make it pretty. These easy-to-replicate designs (created by Megan Dunford of Persimmon Floral for One Charming Party) will move gracefully into your regular (fright-free) life.
See the how-to: Cupcake topper from The Sweetest Occasion Soothe your night terrors with a cupcake, and make it even cuter with a black-and-white flag (created by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion) that reminds you that, Psst, it’s still Halloween.
See the how-to: Candle covers from Family Chic by Camilla Fabri Set the mood of your Halloween bash with glowing votives created by Camilla Fabri of Family Chic, and you’ll instantly add a touch of gothic glamour to your party.
See the how-to: Homemade slime from The Idea Room A Halloween mad scientist is always cooking up something mysterious, like these test tubes of “Monster Goo” and “Snail Slime” created by Amy Huntley of The Idea Room using Borax and old-fashioned Elmer’s glue.
See the how-to: Halloween wreath from Vacuuming in High Heels & Pearls No one wants to make a bad first impression, but what about a bat one? Get your guests in the mood before they even get through the door with this fluttery wreath idea from Vacuuming in High Heels amp Pearls.