Our 2008 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner [Photograph: Flickr: shaggy67]

We've been eating miniature sized candy bars for weeks, but they've only got us amped up and ready to go because today is the real deal. HALLOWEEN!

From spooky spider cupcakes to bread bones, check out our guide to Halloween-themed sweets. Then flip through our Halloween drinks guide to find a fitting beverage to drink alongside or to serve at your Halloween bash.

Want to be a Halloween hero? Try this 7-layer candy bar dip or follow our easy, start-to-finish menu for throwing an awesome Halloween cocktail party.

Or maybe you want up your pumpkin carving skills to master gourdsman? We can get you there with this how-to guide to carving any photograph into a pumpkin.

What about you, Serious Eaters? How are you celebrating this day? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!


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