It’s October, and Halloween is creeping up on our doorstep. For a holiday that’s all about candy and playing dress up, there sure is a lot to do to get ready! You could dust off the old decorations and recipes from last year, but why not try something new? Today, we have all the tools you need to prepare for a one-of-a-kind Halloween.

14 Elegant Halloween Decorations That Are So Chic It’s Scary

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, there’s a fine line between creepy and tacky. Plastic spiders and fake blood are everywhere, and it’s easy to go overboard. However, it is still possible to be elegant while you celebrate the spookiest time of year. Here are some tips to help your home scream “Halloween” without sacrificing good taste. (And if you’re less inclined toward Halloween decor, many of these ideas can be repurposed as gorgeous autumn attractions without the spook factor.)

 Disgusting Or Delish? 17 Gross-Looking Halloween Recipes

When it comes to Halloween treats, candy will always reign supreme. Last year alone, North Americans spent over $2.5 billion on Halloween candy. But your Halloween treats don’t have to end with a king-sized candy bar. Whether you’re looking for a dish to wow your friends at a Halloween party or want to treat your family to a creepy dinner, these recipes are sure to be a scream!

Creative Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns And Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Next to trick-or-treating, carving jack-o’-lanterns is the most popular Halloween tradition. But who says tradition can’t be improved upon? Before you start to carve the standard “scary” pumpkin face, check out these ghostly gourds for some new Halloween inspiration.

Just For Fun: 9 Scary-Impressive Houses Decked Out For Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, some people play at another level. Prepare to be wowed by haunted houses across America that really brought their A-game.

Enjoy decorating!