Halloween decorations, crafts and more!

Halloween decorations, crafts and inspiration for October 31

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Halloween is here.

Get ready for delightfully devilish Halloween decorations, crafty makes and all sorts of frightfully good fun with our dedicated Halloween guide to all the spooky goings on this season.

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Halloween this year falls on a Saturday - which by our reckoning is the perfect excuse for a do! We have everything you and your family need for this year's celebration, whatever your style and budget.

From gothic Halloween decorating ideas to inspire you to be a braver decorator over the spooky season, to fun crafts for kids and of course the ultimate guide to carving the best pumpkin your street has ever seen, don't start your Halloween decorating and celebrating without these ideas...

How to carve a pumpkin

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Our step-by-step guide shows you how to carve a brilliant design into your pumpkin. From the equipment needed to templates to try and the clean up process to consider, don't miss your chance to create the pumpkin everyone's talking about.

Create a trick or treat table

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If you're expecting the odd witch or wizard to swing by over the Halloween weekend, have a fest to greet them ready to roll with our guide to creating an easy trick or treat table on your doorstep. It's easy to do, is on budget and will look seriously spooky on the pavement - making your Halloween home the talk of the town.

Design a trick or treat pot

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Heading out for a spooky evening trick or treating with your children? These crafty pots will give all their sugary treats a good home (until they tuck in, that is!). It's a five-step process that anyone can do - whether you're a crafter or not.

Spookily simple Halloween crafts

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From hanging lanterns to beautiful pumpkin seed gifts, these simple makes will transform your pad into a haunted house in a - stylish - flash.

How to have fun with orange and black

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Proof that you can add a stylish touch to the spooky season without turning your whole house into a pumpkin.

What does your pumpkin carving say about you?

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How you pick your pumpkin and carve your pumpkin says a lot about you and your style! Find out what it all means.

Budget Halloween decorating ideas

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Everything you need for a Halloween party - for under a tenner!

Halloween party ideas

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Don't miss our spookily fun ideas for throwing a Halloween party for all the family.

Spook up your fright night table

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Don't throw a Halloween do with these stylishly spooky ideas

Is this the ultimate haunted house for Halloween?

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An artist in America has created the haunted house to end all haunted houses - and you have to see the photos!

Visit the most spine-tingling locations around the world

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From haunted houses to a church crypt - we've visited them all!

Perfect pumpkin recipes

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Don't throw away all that delicious filling - there are so many yummy ways to use it. Don't miss our recipe round up for making the most of every last scrap.

Halloween homes that have upped the spooky ante

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Don't miss the most fabulous homes decorated for Halloween.

WIN tickets to Thriller Live!

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Share your pumpkin photos on Instagram with #RateMyPumpkin for your chance to win tickets to the show in London!

Download our FREE Halloween decorating ideas book - packed with crafts and fun for all the family this October.

Tamara Kelly

Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.