NEW YORK CITY — If you're planning a Halloween party, don't forget the spooky, scary details.
From eerie decorations to scary but not too scary games for kids, here are nine ways to creep out your guests and make your party really stand out:
Creepy Eyeball Spheres from Bonanza
Give someone a bit of a jolt when they take an apple from the fruit bowl. This set of eight eyeballs is perfect to bring a touch of Halloween weird to your party.
Skeleton Rats from Grandin Road
Love them or hate them, New York City wouldn’t be the same without its rats (think Pizza Rat). Why not include them in your Halloween decorations? Put these rodent skeletons in a shadowy location and see who you can startle.
Skull Pinata Kit from Party City
Here's a grinning skull pinata for some kid-friendly fun and games at your Halloween party. The kit comes with a blindfold, candy and a bat.
Cast Iron Bottle Opener from Grandin Road
The white paint on this skeleton hand bottle opener is aged so it looks like it's spent centuries in the grave. The cast iron means it is durable so you can use it for many Halloweens to come.
Zombie Blood Tablecloth from Amazon
Price: $8.52 for a pack of two
Did you spill some paint or murder the mailman? Let your guests wonder with these gruesome yet artsy table covers. There are two per pack.
Bloody Handprint Cup from Party City
A few of these bloody hand print 20 oz. cups will go well with your blood splattered tablecloth. It is a reusable plastic cup so you can enjoy all year round if you feel like your kitchenware needs a touch of "Dexter."
Larvets Snack Packs from Online Science Mall
If you want to dare your boldest guests, these larvets snack packs are a good place to start. Each pack comes with three kinds of real, flavored larva: BBQ, cheddar cheese and Mexican spice.
Brain Lollipops from Candy Warehouse
Step up your choice of candy this Halloween with these brain lollipops. One selling point is "you can actually feel the creepy ridges of the brain matter as you lick the lollipop,” according to Candy Warehouse.
Orange Maple Leaf Set from DecoMachine on Etsy
For some subtle Halloween decor that is edible, try these maple leaves on cupcakes. The leaves are handmade from wafers.