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Pumpkin kegs and sweet spider webs: How to throw the best Halloween party ever

Halloween is the best time to let your creative juices flow freely.

After all, even if you’re terrible at DIY, all you need to do is make the end-product look gross and you can claim victory!

Top help you set up your spooky space, we’ve got a devilishly delightful display for your party — and we promise, anyone can do it. From an amazing pumpkin keg you’ll want to recreate all season long to a sweet twist on cotton candy that makes “spider webs” something you'll actually want hitting you in the face, here’s what you need to make this the best Halloween ever!

It's a perfectly boo-tiful buffet for getting neighborhood ghouls of all ages in the spirit of the Halloween celebration.

Pumpkin keg

This spooky drink dispenser is wickedly easily to make and guests will get a kick out of drinking a pumpkin spice-flavored cocktail, pumpkin beer or any other seasonal beverage from a tapped pumpkin! Get the recipe.

Spooky Sherbet Punch
Siri-Dali: Last-minute Halloween party treats: Sherbet punch, slime cake, Butterfingers
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Take it old school with Siri Daly's yummy version of sherbet punch. Using a frozen hand, creepy gummy worms and dry ice make this punch perfect for a Halloween celebration.

Gooey Slime Cake
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Thankfully, this spooky slime cake only looks way grosser than it tastes — like decadent chocolate heaven!

Handmade Cotton Candy Spider Webs

Love cotton candy but can't be bothered to buy a machine? This hand-spun technique will have you whipping up sugary strands at home in no time — and what better way to add ambiance to your Halloween party than with a few scary (yet sweet) spider webs? Get the recipe.

Spooky Chocolate Graveyard Puppy Chow

Whether you call it Chex Mix or Puppy Chow, this creepy chocolate graveyard is sure to wow any Halloween party crowd. Plus, it's full of peanut butter-chocolately goodness. Mix and match toppings using your favorite candy for the perfect kid-friendly treat adults will also love! Get the recipe.

Halloween Cake Pop Eyeballs
Creepy Halloween cake pop eyeballs
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Use any boxed cake mix to make cake pops that stare into your soul. Once you get past the anatomical likeness, these are delicious — creepily delicious, that is!

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Stop stressing over picture perfect Halloween creations. Make these super easy pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats.

Blood-Moon Punch
Martha Stewart's Blood-Moon Punch recipe
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Set the scene for a thriller night with a Martha Stewart-approved ginger-grape punch that comes with a giant floating orange moon ... candy bats and creepy-crawlies optional.

Now go out and grab your costume, stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters and have a happy Halloween!

Want even more fun recipes for your Halloween table? Try these!

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