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Planning the perfect Halloween party for all ages

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Throwing a party for Halloween is the perfect excuse to over decorate and break out your favorite Halloween costume. You've already decorated your house for Halloween, so why not have a few friends over? It is easier than you might think to throw together the perfect Bone-chilling Bash! From a simply spooky menu to devilish decorations, Jennifer Durbin, author of Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick, gives us some tips.

DIY Decorations

Mummy lanterns. Simply wrap gauze around mason jars, add googlie eyes and a candle and you have a perfectly spooky centerpiece. Psst – for Christmas swap the gauze for burlap, add brown pipe cleaners and a red nose and you have Rudolf lanterns.

Adorable candy corn centerpiece. Fill your favorite glass vase with candy corn and ghost Peeps for the perfectly edible centerpiece.

Healthy Snacks

Candy corn fruit salad. A fun and healthy single serving option for your guests.

Creepy Drinks

Snake wineglass markers. Wrap a rubber snakes around the stems of your wine glasses as creepy wine glass markers.

Eyeball and bloody finger ice. Add creepy shaped ice to your favorite drinks.

Kid Friendly Fare

Ghost sandwiches. Make your favorite sandwiches and you spooky cookie cutters to cut them into fun shapes for the little ones.

Twisty Noodle coloring book. You can't have a party without a few free printables from TwistyNoodle.com.

You can find all of Jennifer's great tips at www.CluelessChick.com and in Party Planning Tips for the Clueless Chick.

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