Halloween Party Planning

By Elliot Schein

Halloween parties are the ultimate celebration of the fall season. No one would argue that cool costumes, good food, and great friends make for an awesome night of spooky fun. Going to a party is always a blast, but throwing one yourself? That’s a different story. Especially years like this, where Halloween is in the middle of the week, busy highschool schedules can eat up the attention and time that party planning demands.

Decorations, costumes, and candy are hardly forgotten, but it often takes something a little more special to really make a party stand out. Creative activities and other DIY projects and recipes can turn your party from trick to treat. 

Pillsbury’s frightfully easy ghost cookies are great as a last minute treat idea that will liven (or deaden) up the atmosphere of any fall function.

Frightfully Easy Ghost Cookies

Total time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 Servings: 32


  • 12 oz. vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
  • 1 – 1lb pkg. peanut butter-filled sandwich cookies
  • 64 Miniature chocolate chips (4 Teaspoons)


  • In small saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  • Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Holding cookie with tongs, dip entire top and side of each cookie into melted coating, letting excess drip off. Lay flat, coated side up, on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Place 2 chocolate chips in coating to form eyes. Let stand about 10 minutes until set.

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