20 Chic Ideas for Your Grown-Up Halloween Party

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If the thought of throwing a Halloween party mostly conjures up memories of the jello eyeballs and the toilet paper-strewn lawn of your childhood, maybe it's time to rethink your sweet (but dated) traditions. Below, some entertaining tips and tricks for a modern gal's Hallow's Eve, whether you're planning a fright fest or a charming costume party.

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1. Better-Than-Your-Average-Blood-Punch Boozy Cocktails

2. Glam White Pumpkins.

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3. Mummy Dogs

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4. Turn Your Home into a Bat Lair

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5. Deconstructed Decor

6. Haunted Gingerbread 

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7. Put Some 👀 on It

8. Poisoned Candy Apples .

9. Shadow Play

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10. Bloody Flowers

11. Disco-ify Your Fall Squash

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12. Color-blocked Party Favors

13. A Pumpkin Punch Spigot

14. A Sweet Treat You'll Just Want to Keep For Yourself

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15. Scare All the Kids Away Jack-o-Lantern16. 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Pies

16. 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Pies

17. Murder, She Baked

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18. As If Mannequins Could Get Any Creepier

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19. A Joke Your Cats Won't Appreciate.

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20. Gingerbread Skeletons

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Lori Keong
Lori Keong