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Halloween Tricks & Treats 2018

Halloween Tricks & Treats® magazine is for readers of all ages who love Halloween. We provide inspiration and step-by-step images and instructions for all types of Halloween preparation and celebrations including parties for both kids and adults, costumes, fun food, and lastly, lots of carved and decorated pumpkins!

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grab your broom. it’s halloween time!

PUMPKIN PATCH CHECK OUT THESE PAINTED GOURDS FOR MANTEL DECORATING. Page 28 Sweep the porch. It’s time to get out the pumpkins—and we have all the ideas you’ll need to decorate around your front door. When the neighborhood kids ring your doorbell, your candy will be the cutest on the block with our emoji downloads on page 16. No magic spells needed for costumes: Turn to page 62 to see how easily you can create characters that could only come from your child’s imagination. For grown-up BFFs, there’s a fun “Witches’ Night Out” party, page 50, and much more. Get ideas for decorating your home from Halloween enthusiasts Gwen Hefner and Shauna Beltramo. These homeowners know how to put on the spook! So check out this issue, send out those party invites, and don your…

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES MATERIALS • 3 eggs • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped • ½ cup butter, cut Into pieces • 3 Tbsp. crème de cacao • ½ cup all-purpose flour • ½ tsp. baking powder • ¼ tsp. salt • ½ cup sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla INSTRUCTIONS 1. Separate eggs. Allow egg yolks and egg whites to stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in crème de cacao; cool. 2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour twelve 2½-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. 3. In a large mixing bowl beat egg yolks and sugar with an electric…

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get more @bhg.com

GORGEOUS HOLIDAY INSPIRATION Our Holidays and Celebrations newsletter offers great ideas, including crowd-pleasing recipes, seasonal decor and craft s, entertaining tips, and more. Sign up now for fresh tips every day! BHG.com/HolidayNL MAKE IT MERRY Follow us on Facebook @BHGHolidaysandCelebrations for the best tips and ideas to create a memorable holiday full of cheer and celebration. SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY MOMENTS How do you celebrate the holidays? Use #howiholiday on Instagram to join the party and share your photos with us all season long!…

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door prizes

Line Dance Make it modern, featuring chic stripes accented with your favorite faux succulents. The trick to this treat is using embroidery hoops as the pattern and wreath base. Use decoupage medium to adhere striped fabric to a sheet of cork. Center the inner ring of a 12-inch-diameter embroidery hoop inside the inner ring of a 14-inch-diameter hoop on the fabric-covered cork. Trace around the outside of both hoops; cut out ring. Reassemble the embroidery hoops; hot-glue both embroidery hoops to the cork-and-fabric ring, then hot-glue faux succulents to the wreath. PRODUCER SARAH JANE SKAGGS PHOTOGRAPHER CARSON DOWNING Hands-Down Winner Glam up your Halloween with a sophisticated front-door welcome that makes every mummy applaud. Classic black and white—with just the right amount of sparkle—combine for a ghoulishly fun wreath. Coat five skeleton hands from the…

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cookie creations

1 Bug-Eyed Ghouls Transform chocolate sandwich cookies into friendly spooksters with round cookie molds, green or orange candy-coating disks, and candy eyeballs. 2 Pretzel Blockheads Who is peering through the shadows? It’s pretzel sticks encased in dark melting chocolate or black candy-coating disks topped with candy eyeballs. Make in a rectangle cookie mold. 3 Green Monsters Give these monsters life using rectangle cookie molds, orange candy-coating disks, green sprinkles, peanut butter sandwich cookies, and candy eyeballs and mustaches. COVERED TREATS MATERIALS • Colored candy-coating disks or melting chocolate • Round and/or rectangle plastic sandwich cookie molds (For Sources, see page 120) • Round sandwich cookies, pretzel sticks, and/or peanut butter sandwich cookies • Candy decorations (eyeballs, mustaches) and/or sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS 1. Melt candy-coating disks according to package directions. Carefully spoon melted coating into molds, filling one-third full. Gently tap on…

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more boo for your buck

MATERIALS PLASTIC WINEGLASSES PLASTIC SKELETONS SILVER SPRAY PAINT SUPERGLUE FLORISTS WIRE $7.50 (FOR 4) 1 Graveyard Goblet Bring life to your next party with sinister stemware. Spray-paint a small skeleton silver; let it dry. Sand spots on a plastic wineglass where the skeleton will attach. Use superglue to secure it in the desired position. Hold it in place with wire until the glue sets. MATERIALS BLACK FLOOR MAT CHALK WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT PAINTBRUSH PERMANENT MARKER $6.00 2 Wicked Welcome Mat Find the center of the mat, then use chalk to mark out a harmless little message. Paint over the letters with white acrylic paint; let dry. Apply a second coat of paint; let dry. Clean up letter edges with a black marker. Vacuum away leftover chalk. HERE A DOLLAR, THERE A DOLLAR—THE BARGAINS IN THE AISLES WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.…