Imagine being able to pick fresh lemons, limes and oranges right from your patio! Read more »
Cutting overgrown grasses by more than an inch or two at a time can create unhealthy brown and bald spots in your lawn – or ev... Read more »
Kids are eager gardeners. They love to experiment with colorful flowers, have an adventurous sense of design, and getting dirt... Read more »
Our Shear Ease® Grass Shears include a patented mechanism that prevents the blades from jamming or sticking when you’re trimmin... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear® Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
Our Easy-Pour Watering Can offers both capacity and control. The 2.6-gallon volume holds a generous amount of water that is eas... Read more »
Put your crafting skills to work and create a beautiful and unique fascinator that reflects your personal style. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Mosaic tile frames are a beautiful way to display photos. Read more »
Designed for long, easy cuts down strips of Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that preve... Read more »
Add distinctive style to craft projects of all kinds with a Squeeze Punch that makes every embellishment up to 2X easier to pun... Read more »
Designed for tight, precise cuts through Duck® Tape, our Duck® Edition Detail Scissors feature a non-stick blade coating that p... Read more »
A colorful, roomy bag is just the thing you need to carry all your belongings for a day at the beach. Read more »
Keep the kids busy on a road trip with their own art bag full of inspiration and the essentials. Read more »
This easy pillowcase dress looks adorable with pretty fabrics. Plus, it is super simple to put together, even if you have not... Read more »
Only our Stitcher Scissors provide precision and control that meet the needs of the most demanding sewers and quilters. Micro-T... Read more »
Our Seamstress Scissors are the perfect all-purpose scissors for anyone who cuts fabric frequently. The smooth action of these... Read more »
Choose our Dressmaker Shears for long, smooth cuts through multiple layers of medium to heavy fabrics. Extra-long blades maximi... Read more »
Looking for a sure cure for bored kids - make sparkly sea creatures! Read more »
Open-ended activities like this Busy Book can keep kids occupied in the back seat of a car AND spark fun family conversations! Read more »
It doesn’t take much to turn an everyday snack into something a little extra special. It is great to see how quickly you can a... Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The beautiful mood lighting of lanterns at outdoor gatherings is fabulous, so why not craft up a set to use this summer. Read more »
Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin! Read more »
Make a thoughtful gift for someone this summer! Read more »
The StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting perf... Read more »
Great for beginners, the unique design of this tool makes cutting perfect shapes from fabric a breeze — since you’re not managi... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Too old for trick or treating? Or simply looking for a more grown-up way to celebrate this spooky holiday? Throw a grown-up Halloween party! Use these tips and tricks to serve up a frightfully good time for your friends…
Dress up your table
Instead of tissue paper ghosts, let your Halloween decorations take on a more sophisticated flare. Use green, black and orange decorating marbles at the bottom of clear vases holding black roses. Add candles to hurricane style vases, then fill the outside with candy corns. Paint tree limbs black, add to an orange vase, and then hang festive embellishments from the branches.
Try decorating a witch’s hat, or adding paper accents to a foam pumpkin.
Serve color-themed snacks
Halloween doesn’t just have to be about candy (although who really complains about that?). Think of colorful ways to extend your party theme into snacks – black and green olives, orange carrots, and crostini made with white goat cheese. Parties are perfect for finger foods – so have fun with appetizers! Check out these great snack ideas from The Food Network and serve your guests in ghoulish style.
Offer wicked beverages
Brew up a batch of hot apple cider, and offer cinnamon sticks to spice things up. Or stir up some blood-red cranberry punch by mixing ginger ale with cranberry juice and lemon sherbet. Want a little more zing? Create custom wine bottle wrappers offering “vampire blood” or “witch’s brew” – or maybe a selection of pumpkin ale or other seasonal beers.
Include a little trick-or-treat
Bowls of candy and nuts will even make adults say “trick or treat!” – and will keep kid’s candy safe from parental hands! I’ll admit to have quite an obsession with candy corn. Death by sugar? I can think of worse ways to perish!
Make your party BYOP
That’s bring-your-own-pumpkin! As an alternative to a traditional costume party, have guests bring a carved pumpkin to display at the party. Guests can vote on the most creative carving and the winner takes home a prize (maybe their own bottle of vampire blood wine?).
I hope these tips help you celebrate Halloween with style!