Whether you're a trickster or a treater, pull off the best Halloween ever by checking out the leading websites from Scripps Networks -- HGTV.com, FoodNetwork.com, Recipezaar.com and DIYnetwork.com. These top online destinations are the home of hundreds of ideas, fun videos, informative articles and step-by-step instructions for delectable recipes and party props to make Halloween memories that last long after the haunting season ends!
Kick off your Halloween preparation right by logging onto HGTV.com (http://hgtv.com/halloween), where you will find fiendishly good ideas, such as:
· Pumpkins with Pizzazz - Whether you are part of the 54 percent of America carving or the 23 percent that prefers to paint your pumpkins, HGTV.com has ideas to trick out your Halloween jack o'lanterns.
· Costume Ideas - Dress up your guys and ghouls in these clever and easy ideas. Don't miss the pet costume ideas submitted by users of HGTV.com!
· Halloween Party Decorating - Whether haunted mansion or humble abode, these design ideas help turn any home into Halloween headquarters.
From there, log onto DIYnetwork.com for Pumpkin Palooza (http://diynetwork.com/halloween), where Halloween aficionados can scare up extensive video content, featuring:
· Pumpkin Palooza - Learn the tools, techniques and tricks for carving pumpkins like a pro with custom video and amazing examples.
· Costumes For Toddlers, Children, & Adults - Exclusive videos hosted by Michelle Beschen of B. Original! show how to create cute Halloween costumes and accessories with items found around the house, like wings fashioned from wire hangers and tights, or cylinder-shaped costumes like caterpillars or cans made with hula hoops and old bedsheets.
· Witch Crafts - From super-sized spiders and spooky treats to home décor and haunted houses, DIY is done right in these Halloween ideas.
What would Halloween be without some devilishly delicious treats? Don't let the cooking creep you out! Follow the easy Halloween-themed recipes at FoodNetwork.com and Recipezaar.com (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/et_hd_halloween/0,1972,FOOD_9836,00.html
· Creepy Cocktails - Have guests thirsting for more by mixing your favorite Blood-Colored Cocktails, be it a Pomegranate Mojito with Vanilla Sugar or Emeril's Ruby Red Rocket Cocktail. There's also a Best of the Bloody Mary section and non-alcoholic drinks too.
· Terrifying Tidbits - From Rachael Ray's recipe for Yummy Mummy to Sandra Lee's Bat Sandwiches and Emeril's Angels and Devils on Horseback, these tricks lead to tasty treats.
· Graveyard Goodies - At Recipezaar there are Halloween recipes for bones made out of sugar, wiggly gelatin worms and eyeball cookies, the graveyard never tasted so good!
Scripps Networks Interactive The award-winning, category-leading Web sites created and supported by Scripps Networks Interactive attracted an average of more than 15 million unique visitors per month in 2006. The Scripps Networks Interactive properties -- Web sites HGTV.com, FoodNetwork.com, DIYnetwork.com, FineLiving.com, GACTV.com, Recipezaar.com -- are not only extensions of Scripps Networks leading lifestyle brands, providing users programming information and additional instructional content, but also exciting destinations for original content, engaging video and powerful interactive tools.