Why should we have all the fun when it comes to dressing up for Halloween? This year, let your dog, cat, hedgehog, lizard, or any other pet you have join in on the festivities by dressing them up in spooky, dark, cute, or funny costumes! Here are a few ideas and tips to help get you started:

Go for Paper Mache

An adorable cupcake costume - a pupcake!

Photo courtesy of Chelsea from Lovely Indeed

If you’re not sure what material you could use for a pet costume, give paper mache boxes a try. They’re easy to work with and cheap enough for you to try out ideas and experiment with costumes you may not have tried before. Best of all, it’s an extremely lightweight material—and weight is always something you have to consider when dressing your pet. Chelsea from Lovely Indeed came up with this amazing DIY on how to turn your dog into a walking cupcake for Halloween, and we think it’s brilliant and adorable.

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How to decorate a Halloween tree.

If you thought my Candy Corn Tree was good, take a peek at my Treetopia Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree decorated for Halloween. I used a combination of new and vintage, store bought and handmade, plus kitsch and serious Halloween. Is there such a thing as serious Halloween?
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Halloween is creeping up fast behind you, getting closer and closer until you can feel its breath on your neck, sending chills down your spine. Are you prepared to go out on Halloween and show off your costume? If you haven’t prepared your costume yet, or have no idea about what to wear, here are some Halloween costume suggestions you can try out for yourself:

Join the Horde

zombie

A classic Halloween costume, you will definitely come across a few people dressed as zombies in varying degrees of decay. Use your artistic skills with simple or prosthetic make-up to achieve the perfect look of decay. Top it off with tattered clothing, a splash of fake blood and a limp to give you that realistic zombie appearance.  Since it has been popularized by computer games, television shows and a few recent films, you will surely be a part of the horde.

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If you’re throwing a party this Halloween, do something unique that will make your party one to remember. Instead of just buying candies and chocolates from the store like everybody else does, have your guests take home some memorable homemade party favors. Here are some ideas for fun and sassy party favors your Halloween party guests will absolutely adore.

Sweet Creepy Crawlies

If you want something exotic, make your guests eat some creepy crawlies. Go down to the nearest baking supplies store and find some insect-shaped chocolate molds. Don’t forget to buy chocolate blocks so you can get started right away. Next, melt the chocolate and pour it on to the mold and let it cool. When the chocolate hardens, you can package them for your guests or place them all in a bowl so your guests can choose which insects they want to eat first. Just remember to keep your creepy crawlies away from heat so they don’t melt.

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Halloween used to be more about kids wearing spooky costumes and going door-to-door seeking candy. However, now that you’re all grown up, you need an exciting and appealing substitute for trick-or-treating that will make your holiday unforgettable. Here are some off-beat Halloween party ideas that will help ensure you won’t miss the fun on October 31.

Hogwarts Halloween

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling is not just young adult fiction; it is now also a cult classic that even grown-ups can appreciate. Have your guests come as Harry Potter characters, and serve snacks and cocktails like All Flavor Beans and Butter Beer. Place a sign above your door that says, “Platform 9 ¾,” and add an element of surprise by using a Sorting Hat to divide your guests into houses. Organize games such as Muggle Quidditch. The house with the most points at the end of the party gets a prize. You can even set up your house to look like the Leaky Cauldron!

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Who does not love candy corn? Hardly anyone can recall a Halloween spent trick-or-treating without receiving a handful of these sweet, delightful kernels – and rightly so. First produced in the 1880s, this classic candy has become an American favorite, and has even inspired a Christmas tree design!

Candy Corn Christmas Tree

But did you know that there’s more to candy corn than meets the eye? Here are some crazy candy corn facts that you probably haven’t heard:
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