Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Are you planning a Halloween party but don’t know where to start? Why not haunt your local library for some frighteningly good ideas? From scary pumpkin carvings and spooky house decorations; to horrific face painting and creepy costumes; to spirited libations and hauntingly good edibles, you can dig up great books to cover it all. Your library even has Halloween sound effects on CD that will add just the right amount of atmospheric chill to your ghoulish gathering.  Before you know it, your home will become the most haunted crept in town! But that’s not all! Your library is filled with untold numbers of the scariest literature ever written and some of the spookiest movies ever directed. So come to the library and see what jumps out and screams… BOO!

Better Homes and Gardens: Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats (Library Copies)
Cool ideas for a personalizing any Halloween party
From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, this all-new edition of Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to Halloween parties and celebrations. You'll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you'll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun.
  • Halloween party ideas and kitchen-tested recipes
  • Instructions for making handmade Halloween decorations and crafts
  • Halloween costume patterns and ideas for kids' games
Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats shows you how to create imaginative Halloween celebrations whatever your level of crafting ability.

Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween by Stephen Brown (Library Copies)

With gorgeous full-color photos and step-by-step instructions for making 20 whimsical Halloween crafts—including some never-before-published Glitterville favorites—Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween is the go-to guide for America’s second-biggest retail holiday. Celebrate the season of costumes and candy with Glitterville's guide to creating a wondrously wacky and whimsical holiday! Treat yourself to the kookiest compilation of crafts and decor assembled from Glitterville's creator, Stephen Brown, judge of Craft Wars on TLC. Glitterville's Handmade Halloween is full of bright, colorful photos, step-by-step holiday how-tos, and over-the-harvest-moon decorating ideas to make your home sparkle and shine this spooktacular season.
A great book for intermediate to experienced crafters, Glitterville's Handmade Halloween will delight readers as they make their way through the playfully photographed pages of the book, which include full, never-before-published instructions for making some of Glitterville's most sought-after items, including Halloween candy garland and the studio collection of folk figures.

Country Living Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas (Library Copies)            
When October arrives, thoughts turn to Halloween and all things scary. To make your holiday marvelously macabre, Country Living has a collection of 125 creepily cool ways to create meaningful memories for family and friends. With ghoulish delight, Spooky & Bright revels in Halloween's magic and mystery with to-die-for pumpkin displays, blood-chilling haunted houses, sinfully sweet treats (like spider-web cupcakes), hair-raising party and trick-or-treat suggestions, and decorating tips with a dark sense of humor. You'll go batty over every devilishly delightful idea!

Other Halloween books available: 
  • Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects by Susan Wesinger
  • Halloween with Matthew Mead by Matthew Mead
  • Betty Crocker Halloween cookbook by Betty Crocker
  • Extreme costume makeup : 25 creepy & cool step-by-step demos by Brian Wolfe
  • Fun face painting ideas for kids by Brian Wolfe and Nick Wolfe
  • Dog trick or cat treat : pets dress up for Halloween by Archie Klondike
  • Extreme pumpkin carving by Vic Hood
  • How to build hair-raising haunted houses by Magan Cooley Peterson
Other spooky reads available:
  • Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans by Jeanne, DeLavigne
  • The Big Book of Ghost Stories edited by Otto Penzler
  • Famous Ghosts And Haunted Places by Gordon J. Lynch, Diane Canwell and Jonathan Sutherland
  • Ghosts : Recent Hauntings by Paula Guran
  • Who Was Dracula? : Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer
  • The Little Book of True Ghost Stories by Echo L. Bodine

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