Follow our tips to throw an easygoing get-together for your favorite goblins, pretty princesses, superheroes, and their parents on October's spookiest night. Our make-ahead menu and scary-but-stylish decorations will wow your guests and be the talk of the neighborhood. (Serves 8 to 10)
Barbecue Stew
Cereal-and-Granola "Apples"

Mummy Dogs

Monster Meatball Sandwiches
Onion-Bacon Dip
Chocolate Ghost Cakes
Credit: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Rose Nguyen