For those who love Halloween, it is THE Holiday. You’re thinking about this year’s costume by July. You have a backup costume in case you change your mind. (In fact, let’s be honest, here, there might be a list.) You decorate in August, much to the dismay of your partner, housemate or cat.
To those folks, we say, “Oooooo.” And also, “We see you.” These are the gadgets, treats and tchotchkes you’re going to need this year. Because 2020 deserves an out-of-this-world celebration.
Creepy as can be, but in the best way, this bitelet pan is Nordic Ware and nonstick. That’s crucial in order to get every grim detail of these guys’ faces. Shellac with your favorite frosting, dust with powdered sugar, and be the hit of the party.
So you’re having an adult Halloween celebration. Good for you. This is the pumpkin punch bowl you want. Check out the gold handle on this gorgeous specimen! (Paging Cinderella and her chariot.) And hey, if it’s a kids-only party, consider this blood-red, virgin punch.
The brainchild (get it?!) of celebrity pastry chef Chris Ford, this breakable chocolate skull employs a premium blend of premium cocoa beans from Ghana and Ecuador. Foil-wrapped individual caramel truffles nestle inside. A pulled-sugar rose and a wee mallet for busting it open make this gift a no-brainer.
Every year you declare that next year you’ll make an effort to get a proper carving set for those darn Jack-o’-lanterns. Time to put your money where your mouth is! Messermeister has helped make pumpkin carving safer and easier, with a trio of high-quality tools including a seed scraper to help thin pumpkin walls; a sawtooth carver for patterns and lids; and an etching tool for any small details. Gotta love its lifetime warranty, too.
Why should Christmas have all the fun? You can make a holiday house for Halloween, too, thanks to a haunted house kit that’s deadly delicious. Young builders and bakers will revel in this kit. Cookie pieces comprise the base of the house, pre-made icing “glue” is ready to roll, and they can customize using “bone” candies, mini beads, candy corn, bats and sprinkles.
Matchy and creepy at once, this set of kid-and-adult aprons is just the thing to welcome evil spirits into your home. (Er, that is, to get into the holiday spirit!) Made of rugged cotton twill, they glow-in-the-dark, and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t tweak one into a last-minute costume once in a while!
Mom is obsessed with Halloween, but it’s kind of sad watching her break out the same busted decorations she’s had since the ’70s, right? Gift her this wreath, and make her year.
Yessss. Every goth’s birthday deserves cocktails with ice cubes shaped like skulls, and your favorite Halloween freak will delight in them. The oversized silicone molds make two at once, so no one has to get jealous.
If you’re going to be making skull ice cubes, don’t you need a double-walled Old Fashioned glass embossed with a skull? We thought so. That skull is hand-etched, and almost a delicate touch on an otherwise completely clear glass. It’s elegantly spooky.
In 2020, Halloween is more complicated. This trick or treat sign is not. It gives the signal to anyone who is wondering that your doorstep is ready for them. Generally speaking, the reclaimed fence wood sign with hand-cut calligraphy is intended for indoor use. But once a year, outside in fine weather, it’s a great way to let the neighborhood know your stoop is open for candy business!