Better Homes and Gardens Best of Halloween tricks & treats book review:
If you need pumpkin decorating inspiration, the front part of the book has painted pumpkins, cut pumpkins, pumpkins with outdoor settings such as a caterpillar, witches feet, and more—even pumpkin pets. Remember, this book is the “Best of Halloween”—so there are lots of templates and photo examples. There is also a handy primer about pumpkin carving basics.
The second part of Halloween tricks & treats is devoted to information on parties. In here, are also invitation ideas, drink recipes, food photos and décor ideas. There are plenty of recipes—many pages featuring such delights as: Icky Intestines, Bleached Bones and Graveyard Lady Fingers.
The décor runs from a party coffin, to people plastered behind the walls, and elegant lace-wrapped pumpkin planters. We love the cupcakes in their cute liners, the variety of candies, and the cones that look like candy corn.
Inside you’ll find more:
Children's party ideas, monster cupcakes, and the fabulous 'eye spy wreath'. There are also plenty of scary kids costume ideas, (including the traditional adorables) and oodles of appetizer recipes. Many dozens of awesome photos throughout, you will return to this book every year for ideas to try, templates to copy, and tips on Halloween décor. One final page of sources will point you to more products sold at retail.
Better Homes and Gardens Best of Halloween tricks & treats, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, Large trade paper size, ISBN: 978-1-118-43517-5 (pbk)