(ARA) - Halloween
has become one of the most anticipated holidays of the year with
excitement starting to brew days, if not weeks, before the big
night. Adults are even getting inspired by their children’s
ghoulishly delightful Halloween tricks and treats. Whether you
plan to take the kids trick-or-treating or have a large-scale
Halloween party, there are many creative ways to make this Halloween
Perfect Glue, a great resource for family-friendly
Halloween projects, offers these simple, time-saving tips for
creating a frighteningly chic night to remember.
* Make memorable candy dishes utilizing inexpensive
items or materials you already have around the house. Use items
such as oatmeal containers, construction paper and remnant fabric
or ribbon to create themed candy dishes and centerpieces.
* Create an outstanding tablescape that will raise
the dead. Add unique flair to your Halloween atmosphere with a
terror-ific tree with branches of spiders and skulls. Use felt
to make traditional pumpkins, black cats and ghosts. As an added
touch, stuff each ornament with yummy goodies or other fun keepsakes,
then watch as they disappear.
* Put away the breakable serving platters. Make
this year’s festivities a little less frightening by keeping
your expensive serving pieces out of sight. Instead, construct
several platters by covering inexpensive paper cups and round
cake boards with decorative paper. They have many decorative uses
and can also be used to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
* Get inspired to create a pumpkin goodie bag trick-or-treaters
will proudly carry for years to come. Begin by tracing a pumpkin
template onto orange felt and cutting out two layers. Apply Perfect
Glue 1 (it won’t bond skin, so the kids can use it with
supervision) around the edges and glue the layers together, leaving
the top open. Cut pumpkin face features out of black, white and
yellow felt; glue onto the front. Finally, cut two long ribbons
for the handles, fold the edges and glue to the inside of the
bag. Let the bag dry for one hour before allowing the treats to
* Host a pre-Halloween party where family and friends
can enjoy making a variety of scary décor and fun-filled
treats. Gathering to create seasonal crafts has long been a family
tradition. Carry the tradition into Halloween this year and invite
friends and family over to make awe-inspiring Halloween crafts
instead of purchasing them. These parties create cherished memories
and the quality time spent together is priceless.
Need more not-so-scary décor projects? Visit
for detailed instructions and photos to make creating Halloween
decorating simple and fun.
-Courtesy of ARA
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