Spooktacular Halloween Decorating Ideas

These frighteningly-fun drink recipes, ghoulishly-good finger foods, and bewitching decorating ideas will make your Halloween bash a night to remember!

There’s only a few days left before Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put on a great party! Here are a few DIY ideas that are fun and creative!


Carved pumpkins are great, but to change it up why not try painting your pumpkins? There’s a spectrum of ideas – from chic to scary – to make your deck out your pumpkins without spending a lot of money. You could try painting flowers, stripes, or patterns on your gourds for a stylish twist. Or, make them scary, paint your pumpkin green, roll it sideways, paint a face on it, and put a witch’s hat on it, or paint some spiders and spider webs on them.


Once you have your decorations in place, you’ll need to whip up some food and drinks to keep your guests from turning into zombies! Switch up your pigs-in-a-blanket recipe with wrapping multiple layers of dough around each hotdog to make them into Mummy Hot Dog. Or, try a savory snack with Salted Caramel and Bacon Popcorn Balls! Yum!

cocktail margarita

Mix up Hawaiian punch, Sprite, and fresh cut fruit for a colorful-looking witches’ brew, or try some spooky, and delicious alcohol favorites, such as a Bloody Orange Cocktail, a Morgue-a-rita, or Zombie Lime Shooters. They’re so good, your guests will scream with delight! Muh-ha-ha! Here are some more creepy drink recipes.

Happy Halloween!

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The fabulous Greenbriar and Baldwin models at Judd Builders’ Brookshire community are move-in ready! Located on the border of Berks and Lehigh Counties, Brookshire offers brand new, luxurious, single-family homes in a quiet, rural setting with breathtaking mountain views. Not only are the homes and views spectacular, the location is great—it’s close to Routes 100 and 29, and just minutes away from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 78, and Route 22. Call 610-965-7808 to schedule a visit.


The Greenbriar Colonial features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath, a 2-car garage, and 2,830 sq. ft. of living space. The first floor features a living room, dining room, family room, and a gourmet kitchen with an island and breakfast area. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and the owner’s suite with a full bathroom, two walk-in closets, and a sitting area. The home is priced at $406,317 and is available in 30 days.


The fabulous Baldwin Country Manor model features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3-car side entry garage, and 3,400 square feet of living space! The gourmet kitchen includes many upgrades, as well as granite countertops and hardwood flooring. The luxurious owner’s suite has a volume ceiling, two walk-in closets and a lavish bathroom. This home is priced at an amazing $508,367 and is available in 30 days.

Homebuyers looking for exceptionally well-designed, single-family homes from a trusted builder will certainly find it at Brookshire. The community offers seven single-family home floor plans ranging from 3,120 to 4,542 square feet of living space and offers open floor plans, generously sized rooms, 9 foot first floor ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and a 3-car garage. The homes also include gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, center islands and 42” cabinets; spacious family rooms, and luxurious owners’ suites. Homes are priced starting from the lower $300,000s.

One of the most distinctive features of this community is the amazing view. Located on gently rolling hills, the community provides a picturesque view of wooded mountains—gorgeous every season of the year.

Brookshire is also in proximity to shopping and entertainment. The community is within 30 minutes of the Lehigh Valley Mall and the South Mall in Allentown, as well as Brookside Country Club or the Saucon Valley Country Club. For family fun, it’s not far to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom or Arnolds GoKart and Family Fun Center. The sales office is located at 6620 Granville Road, and is open Mon., Tues., and Thurs. – Sat. 11 – 5; Sun. 12 – 5.