By Blaire Brown

Published on September 3, 2014

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Photography by Nicole Gerulat

Bring on the holiday spirit with these ghoulish tricks and yummy treats that we've rounded up from a few of our favorite blogs.

See last-minute Halloween costume ideas, creative disguises for kids, and delicious Halloween cupcakes. 

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Photography by www.lilluna.com

black out candy apples

You don’t have to be Snow White to take a play out of her book.  Candy apples that are to die for delicious.

See more at lilluna.com.

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Photography by yoursouthernpeach.com

bloody shirley temple

Every holiday needs a signature drink. This creepy cocktail will be a great conversation starter at the annual Halloween bash. 

See more at yoursouthernpeach.com.

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Photography by Craftberry Bush

black and white halloween mantel

It’s not always about orange and black. This non-traditional palette–black, white, gold– gives a mantel (or even a table setting) a spooky, yet sophisticated vibe.  Plus, the look proves that you really can’t ever have too many frames

See more at craftberrybush.com.

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twine pumpkins

A new spin on the traditional pumpkin decor. Throw a craft night with the girls and catch up over a cocktail or two.

See more at craftunleashed.com.

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Photography by Nicole Gerulat

the halloween school party food station

Kids will get a hoot out of these Halloween treats.  Owl cupcakes and bat-skewered fruit kabobs give an interesting twist to simple snacks.

See more at onecharmingparty.com.