Spooktacular Entertaining Ideas for Halloween

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If you watched us on The Today Show this morning, then you saw just how easy it is to pull off a ghoulishly good party. Thanks to our frightfully festive (yet stylish) party ideas, you're sure to thrill your Halloween guests this year.

  1. Yummy Mummies

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    To create this easy appetizer, skewer a meatball and sausage and wrap with cooked fettuccine noodles.

  2. Axed Ribcage

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    Serve up cooked spareribs shaped to resemble a rib cage. Add a knife and an apple for extra gruesome goodness.
  3. Festive Accents

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    Orange candles and placemats pop against an otherwise plain, black tablecloth. A dark candelabra adds gothic glam.
  4. Choose Your "Poison"

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    Guests will love these spooky labels for their creepy cocktails. Print, cut, and adhere to a drink glass with double stick tape.
  5. Glitzy Gourds

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    For a shiny centerpiece, coat small pumpkins with a layer of white glue and colorful glitter.
  6. Lady Fingers

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    Top ladyfingers with an almond and a few drops of red food coloring for a spooky dessert. Serve a bunch in a bowl for extra creep factor.
  7. Eyeball Garnish

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    Fill a lychee with strawberry preserves; top with a blueberry for a ghoulish garnish.
  8. Which of these Halloween crafts will you recreate?

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