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Last Minute Halloween Trick and Treats

Halloween, Matthew Mead Matthew Mead has created fabulous decorations, crafts and food for the spookest day of the year. From peeled fresh carrots with bean eyes to stylish painted pumpkins, Mead will fuel your creative juices. The color photographs are key to enticing you to try his inspired ideas. Happy Haunting!



Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats, Better Homes and Gardens A treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to Halloween parties and celebrations. You'll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you'll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun.


Creating Your Vintage Hallowe'en : the Folklore, Traditions, and Some Crafty Makes, Marion Paull Read how folk used to celebrate with dressing up, fortune-telling games, parties, and much pleasurable spookiness, and recreate your own vintage Hallowe’en with old-fashioned projects, including a carved Jack o’ lantern, a witch costume, and fun decorations for your home. Creating your Vintage Hallowe’en is packed full of little-known facts about the origins of Hallowe’en customs such as bobbing for apples and carving lanterns out of pumpkins, while the charming makes and vintage artworks featuring chubby, red-cloaked witches, sleekly silhouetted black cats, cute kittens, cheery goblins, and smiling spectres, will inspire you to have your own vintage-style Hallowe’en celebration.

Matthew Mead's Halloween Spooktacular, Matthew Mead Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows' eve.



A Ghastly-Good Halloween, Ashley T. Strickland When the air turns crisp and school is back in session, everyone starts to plan for one of their favorite Fall holidays: Halloween. Hours of frightening fun in this collection of ghoulish tricks & treats, spooky crafts, clever costume ideas and devilish decorations. With full-color photos on every page, easy step-by-step instructions for craft projects, oodles of tempting recipes for the whole family, and so much more, this book will be a must-have for every Halloween lover.


Halloween Treats : Simply Spooky Recipes for Ghoulish Sweet Treats, Annie Rigg There’s nothing more exciting for them than hosting their own Halloween party, complete with ghoulish sweet treats. You’ll find chapters on Cookies; Cupcakes; Big Cakes; and Other Treats. Kooky recipes include cookie ghouls, gingerbread witches’ hats, spidery cupcakes, and jack-o-lantern cookies. There are also simple recipes for bite-size treats like eyeball sweets and chocolate witches’ fingers. The easy ideas are suitable for the home baker, whether you have experience of baking or not. Some of the recipes are even straightforward enough for children to help you make.


Extreme Halloween : The Ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again, Tom Nardone From baking hemorrhaging desserts to burying family and friends alive, the outrageous projects in this guide will inspire readers to transform the house, the yard, the kids, and the wardrobe for the scariest Halloween ever. For any fan of Halloween, this extreme celebration will spook, inspire, and help freak out the neighbors.



Artful Halloween : Frightfully Elegant Projects, Susan Wasinger These 30+ costume, pumpkin, and home-decorating ideas are not just beautiful--they are scary beautiful. From unique pumpkin decorations to a “blood”-splashed dinner-party centerpiece to a Yard Specter made from two poles, a string of lights, and torn, draped fabric, these creepy but stylish Halloween projects will give your home a spooky, sophisticated look with gothic flair!



The Halloween Handbook : 447 costumes, Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.
For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. A wide variety of masks, head gear, and costumes are presented, with explanations for making and combining accessories. The step-by-step instructions are presented in words and photographs. Ordinary household tools are used, and all the materials are easy to find, collect, or buy. The projects are arranged in three groups, according to the length of time required, and all models are children. The instructions are clear, giving basic ideas, and suggesting variations and accents.

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