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7 Boo Basket Ideas For Couples & Giving Your Friends A Halloween Thrill

It’s always such a thrill when a package arrives at your front door, even if you know what’s inside. So, what if you and your partner sent your faves a basket filled with goodies for Halloween? Of course, you may not have any boo basket ideas for couples right now, and that’s where we come in.

After scouring the Internet for the best products, we came up with a ton of boo basket ideas — each of which comes with its own theme. Some of these baskets will treat your friend and their partner to an at-home date night. Others will get their beloved pet involved in the holiday festivities.

Be warned: Once you put the basket together, you may want to just keep it for yourselves and enjoy the bags of peanut butter cups and matching sweaters in the comfort of your own home. But, it’ll be so much

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Fright Lights and Robot Ghosts? The Best Gadgets To Make Your Home ‘Spooktacular’ for Halloween

The frightening reality is that Halloween will be a little different this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic far from over. But it’s not entirely canceled! While we’re advised to stay away from indoor parties, door-to-door trick-or-treating, and walking through haunted houses, there are still a whole host of fun ways to get in the spirit.

And it all begins at home. Get ready to trick out your place into a Halloween masterpiece with some of the same smart devices you rely on to make your life easier.

With the tap of a finger, you can transform your home into a spooky haunted house—or scare the pants off your neighbors. Cue evil laughter here!

Ready to get started? Here’s how to use the latest apps and tech to transform your home into the spookiest, most festive place on the block.

1. Spooky indoor lighting

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These Halloween Costume Ideas For Sorority Sisters Were Made For Photoshoots

Your sorority sisters don’t have major plans for Halloween. However, you’re still planning on getting dressed up for a casual night spent in your backyard with tasty concoctions and a camera. On Oct. 31, you’re fully planning on posing with your pumpkin-shaped basket and other whimsical props for Instagram. You just need to decide which of these Halloween costume ideas for sorority sisters you want to bring to life on the spookiest night of the year.

Truth be told, there are so many options, so it’s probably best to decide what “theme” you’re going for. For example, do you want your costumes to make people laugh, say “aww,” or jump out of their seats? Do you want to look like your favorite TV or movie characters, or would you rather be mystical creatures like mermaids, or devils, or ghosts? Once you’ve made a decision, along with your big, little, or

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Halloween Isn’t Canceled! Creative Ways to Celebrate Safely at Home This Year

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means we are all gearing up for our usual tricks and treats in this not-so-usual time. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, it can be hard to know how to celebrate. But just because this Halloween is going to look different doesn’t mean that it has to be boring or lacking in any way. Talk to your kids about what they love about Halloween and get their input. From there, you can decide — together — what is going to be the most fun for them!

Need some ideas? From socially distant spooky activities to at-home fun for the whole family, we have compiled a list of fun ways to celebrate safely.

Turn Your Home into a (Temporary) Haunted House

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There’s no time like the present to lean into outfitting your home for the holiday! By making it a fun activity

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Lowe’s to offer curbside trick-or-treating this Halloween

Dive Brief:

  • Lowe’s on Monday announced the launch of its curbside trick-or-treating event at its stores across the country from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29.

  • Starting Oct. 10, families can book a spot online for Lowe’s Halloween experience at a nearby location, where they then can drive up to get candy and a small pumpkin for free. Costumes are welcome but are not required, the company said. 

  • On Oct. 28, the home improvement retailer is encouraging consumers to carve a pumpkin with a message of gratitude to first responders to celebrate National First Responders Day and share their creations on social media using #BuildThanks. 

Dive Insight:

Lowe’s is among other retailers engaging with Halloween consumers in new ways this year. The holiday is going to be different for many companies, including Party City, where Halloween accounts for around 20% of its domestic sales. 

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7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

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It’s officially ’Spooky Season’, which means a month of horror movie marathons, telling scary stories, shopping for costumes and indulging in everything pumpkin-spice-flavoured in the build-up to Halloween on October 31.

Although the holiday originated in the US, the festive fun has spilled over into other parts of the world, including South Africa. From themed meals at restaurants and fancy dress parties to trick or treating, there are many ways to celebrate.

A big part of Halloween is definitely the food – especially if you prefer treats over tricks. Getting creative in the kitchen with spooky-themed dishes is a fun way for children and parents to participate in the action.

7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

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Krispy Kreme giving free doughnuts for wearing a Halloween costume

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Many traditional Halloween activities are a risk to spreading COVID-19, so here are some suggestions the CDC has stay safe this spooky season.

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Halloween is expected to look different across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating.

But some national chains – including Lowe’s and Krispy Kreme – plan to offer alternatives.

The home improvement retailer announced Monday it will have “drive-through curbside trick-or-treating” at Lowe’s stores nationwide Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. where families “can drive up to receive candy and a small pumpkin at no cost to take home.”

Space is limited, but starting Saturday, Oct. 10, families can reserve a spot for the early Halloween events at Lowes.com/DIY, Lowe’s said in a news release, adding costumes are encouraged but not required.

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8 Halloween Coffee Drink Ideas On YouTube That Are Wicked Tasty

As soon as October hits, you’re in full-on spooky mode. All you want to do is watch scary movies, make candy corn cocktails, and carve pumpkins. One way to embrace your spirited side is by creating these Halloween coffee drink ideas on YouTube.

Starting your day with a latte or cold brew is how you’re able to manage the fall activities you have on the books, such as apple picking and frolicking in the fallen leaves. It makes perfect sense that you’d want to ditch your usual blend for a seasonal sip.

Plus, there are different ways to make your coffee Halloween-y, so you can have fun with it. Test out seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice or caramel apple. And if you’re all about the presentation, make a few creepy concoctions that have Halloween candy garnishes and vampire “blood” whipped cream.

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8 Backyard Halloween Party Ideas For You & Your Housemates

This year, you’re having an intimate gathering for Halloween and inviting only your two or three housemates. Together, your roomie crew is staying safe at home on the spookiest night of the year and having a very exclusive shindig in your own backyard. Since Oct. 31 is going to sneak up on us, you’re already thinking of underrated backyard Halloween party ideas and attempting to put some details in place amidst the ongoing pandemic.

Look no further than this list we put together for you and your main boos. It’ll deck out your backyard with funky skeletons and crafty jack-o’-lanterns, and make sure you have a full itinerary for the night. Setting up a social media-worthy movie theater in your backyard will let you all watch the classic films you grew up with, like Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus. Brewing a mocktail or two in a plastic cauldron will prep

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