How to Party

Learn how to make today’s hottest party trends

When it comes party planning, these clever hacks are total game-changers. You’ll find creative DIYs, delicious food and drink recipes and more—it’s pretty much the ultimate guide that slays the party game, taking it from drab to fab.

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Bring the Pumpkin Patch to Your Party With DIY Halloween Favors

Turn simple balloons into jack-o'-lanterns with this easy craft! Will you make yours silly or scary? 

  • 5 Scary-Easy Halloween Treats That Will Spook and Delight

    These recipes from our friends at Wilton are ready to add character to your Halloween party.

  • Bring the Pumpkin Patch to Your Party With DIY Halloween Favors

    Turn simple balloons into jack-o'-lanterns with this easy craft! Will you make yours silly or scary?

  • This Spookified Slime Recipe Is a Must-Do Halloween Craft

    The obsession with slime isn't going away anytime soon. It's time to embrace slime's ooey gooey charm, and this hands-on Halloween activity idea makes it easy to do so.

  • Modern Halloween Marshmallow Pops How To

    Munch on marshmallow-een treats! Give marshmallows a makeover for Halloween! First, give them a coat of color with Orange Color Mist® food color spray. Then drizzle them with a we

  • Apple Cupcakes Treat Idea How To

    Tasty garnishes make these cupcakes the apple of your eye Ripe for the finger-lickin’ picking, apple-shaped cupcakes make for bushels of fun! Gather red icing, pretzels and green

  • Thankful Apple Pie Recipe How To

    Serve up a slice of Thankful Apple Pie Apple pie is welcomed at any time of the year, but when leaves change into vibrant colors, it’s a must-have fall dessert. A seasonal makeove

  • Pumpkin Cupcake Tower Idea How To

    Build a towering patch of perfect pumpkin treats Pumpkin cupcakes are a perfect way to savor the changing season and satisfy your sweet tooth. Create the perfect patch of pumpkin

  • Witch's Crew Jack o' Lantern Crispy Rice Bars How To

    Crispy treats + candy melts = sweet snacks! These frightfully adorable snack bars are eerie, easy and delicious! Decorate a batch of crispy rice squares in green and purple candy

  • Raven Makeup How To

    Become a raven Make your Halloween night out totally magical by transforming into a mesmerizing raven. Check out our tutorial below to learn how we used simple makeup tricks to fi

  • Cleopatra Makeup How To

    The eyes have it Captivate the crowd with a Halloween look fit for the Queen of the Nile. If you want to make a stylish statement this year, impress your royal subjects with clas

  • Black and Bone Makeup How To

    Haunt with a bare bones look Scare up your Halloween costume with our haunting how-to guide below. Get inspired to take your skeleton statement from spooky to positively ghoulish.

  • Witch Makeup How To

    Go green in wicked-cool witch makeup! Conjure up a spellbinding disguise this Halloween with a wicked witch makeup transformation! Read our step-by-step photo tutorial for the spe

  • Unicorn Makeup How To

    Were you born to be a unicorn? Follow our guide to turn your go-to outfit for a night on the town into a magical Halloween costume! All you need are a few of our easy makeup tips a

  • Cruella de Vil Makeup How To

    Channel your inner Cruella If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will! Cruella is one of Disney's most well-loved villains. As conniving as she is stylish, Cruella will stop at

  • Create a Princess-Worthy Hairstyle Fitting for Disney's Belle

    Recreate Belle's hairstyle Make your Belle costume even more magical with a half-updo inspired by your favorite Disney princess! Learn how with our step-by-step guide below.

  • Anna Coronation Hair How To

    Love Anna’s Look? If your little Frozen fan wants to dress up in Anna's coronation gown this Halloween, help them finish the look by recreating Anna's gorgeous updo! Follow our st

  • Elsa Hair How To

    Learn how to get Elsa's hairstyle Embody Elsa's effortless sense of style this Halloween by perfecting your Snow Queen look! During the iconic Let It Go scene, Elsa wears her clas

  • Elena Hair Three Ways

    Three fun ideas for Elena-inspired hair You have your Elena costume, and magical adventures are waiting...but you still need to pick the right hairstyle to finish your transformat

  • Wicked Witch Makeup How To

    Wicked-good witch makeup tutorial You can transform a simple witch costume into the Wicked Witch of the West with a little help from a warty nose and some makeup tips and tricks.

  • Scary Clown Makeup How To

    Take a front row seat to a freaky makeup tutorial Cirque du Freaky! Be the maniacal clown nightmares are made of with our scary clown makeup how-to! You'll be the main attraction

  • Gory Zombie Makeup How To

    Create a creep-tastic zombie look with bite! Raise the scare factor of your undead zombie look with special-effects makeup! Transform into a gruesome member of the walking dead wi

  • Witch Doctor Makeup How To

    Call the spirits with a witch doctor disguise! Torment your enemies and call the spirits as a wicked witch doctor. Check out our makeup tutorial for step-by-step instructions on s

  • Glamorous Vampire Makeup How To

    Create a dramatic vampiress look Want to be a vampiress this Halloween? Use Halloween makeup to take your vampire costume to a fang-tastic level! Note: some makeup products may ca

  • Mad Hatter Makeup How To

    Get Mad! Learn how Just for your unbirthday, we've created a step-by-step guide to the easiest Mad Hatter makeup this side of Wonderland! Step through the looking glass and keep

  • Bloody Nurse Makeup How To

    Become a bloody nurse! Get your gore on with our gruesome makeup how-to! Use our step-by-step guide to take a simple costume all the way to the winner's circle using fun and easy

  • Sexy Vampire Makeup How To

    Vamp it up as a bloodthirsty beauty! Get your blood pumping with these step-by-step photos to create a dramatic vampiress look with special-effects costume makeup. Your fellow gho

  • Heart Icon Makeup How To

    We heart fun icons! Express yourself with a fun makeup tutorial inspired by emojis! Your friends will be all heart eyes when they see your DIY costume this year. All you'll need i

  • Spook Up Your Bar Cart for Halloween With This Guide

    You love this Halloween take on the rustic trend. Brew up your own take on a “skull and bones” theme by selecting your favorite skulls, small skeletons and rustic decorations from

  • Picture Perfect Halloween Mantel Idea

    Go batty for this Halloween mantel decorating idea When it comes to decorating a Halloween mantel, you can cast a bewitching spell all season long by curating simple decor in a me

  • EEK Balloon Arch How To

    Get all the details on making this boo-tiful wall decoration Get your guests to say “boo-tiful” when they see this stunning focal point at your party. A balloon garland is a go-t

  • Animatronic Witch and Cauldron Idea

    Assist the witch with her brew or pay the price! Welcome to the witch's den! To create this wicked haunted house look, start by placing the animatronic witch in a spot where she h

  • DIY Bottle Balloon Tower Baby Shower How To

    We love this too-cute, larger than life balloon display shaped like a baby bottle, which can be easily customized to suit a party for a girl or a gender-neutral color scheme.

  • Give Your Party an Epic Lift With This Balloon Arch Tutorial

    Take your summertime celebration to the next level with this giant balloon arch tutorial.

  • This DIY Balloon Arch Will Give Your Party Instant Wow-Factor

    Believe it or not, these impressive balloon arches are very do-able. Keep reading for the tutorial and make your birthday girl’s dreams come true on her special day.

  • Make a Splash with Balloons: DIY Bubbly Baby

    Baby showers bubble with excitement, so let “bubbly” be your inspiration for a unique and easy party idea. The mother-to-be will soak up this cute decoration that also makes for an

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