Halloween decorating ideas from the Maplewood home of Woman’s Day editor …
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Opting for family friendly instead of frightful for this year’s Halloween decorating?

How about trading the spooky jack-o’-lanterns for rock-star pumpkins with flowing tresses of vines or a spiky crew cut of ornamental grass?

Both are among ideas in the Halloween issue of Woman’s Day, and we visited the Maplewood home of the magazine’s editor-in-chief to check out the simple steps that make these groovin’ gourds and others.

Susan Spencer, who oversees content for the national publication with 3.2 million readers, says her staff aims for simple projects that won’t stress time-starved parents who want to get their children involved with the decorating. Her fifth-grader Emmy helped make the Halloween projects shown.

“Halloween is absolutely one of our top holidays at Woman’s Day,” says Spencer. And the magazine’s approach is always to provide projects that can be accomplished with supplies that might already be on hand.

Gourds can make great Halloween decorations with a little carving and help from common household items, potted plants and easy craft-store finds.  

Got an ornamental carnival squash and a yellow crookneck squash? With a few knife cuts and careful positioning, they can becom…………… continues on The Star-Ledger

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Halloween is just around the corner, so—if you’re someone who digs the holiday—you’re probably already planning your costume. However, even if you’re not into dressing up, a halloween party can still be a fun excuse to get your friends together. Luckily, with websites like Pinterest, finding Halloween decoration ideas that are cool, not tacky, is a breeze.

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1. Don’t want to scour stores for the perfect Halloween decorations? Order ready-to-set-up items here!

2. Make these easy-to-make Halloween graveyard treats for a Halloween party.

3. Put a water balloon with a glow stick inside a stocking and hang from trees or your ceiling.

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