Inspiration: Treats for Halloween

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Ready for Halloween? From the ghoulish to the whimsical, here's some inspiration from around the web. Whether you're throwing a costume party or staying in with a scary movie, there's a treat here for you.

Have other ideas? What are you handing out on Beggar's Night? Tell us!

Not Martha makes makes creepy cool Crawly Cakes out of Little Debbies and Pocky Sticks.

• Crunchy, gooey, realistic looking candy bugs at Oriental Trading Company.

• Ever wondered how to make edible fake blood? Yes, me too. Foodphreak shows you how to get that nice red color.

• On a healthier note, Lime.com gives some tips for a "healthy" Halloween (as if!) with a good list of Fair Trade, natural, and organic treats.

• For the non-candy crowd, bloodshot devil's eyeballs, a.k.a. Devilled Eggs.

• Decorate with these simple, cute mini pumpkin tea-lights. D.I.Y. photos at Pink of Perfection.

• And finally, Laurie Colwin's Halloween, a classic essay in Colwin's inimitable voice, covering pumpkins, fake cobwebs, and a post-trick-or-treat meal that everyone will love.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.