Invite five or six friends over for a quick dinner and a massive cupcake baking and decorating spree. Each guest will take home a couple dozen cupcakes, decorated by themselves and/or other guests.
Sip wine or cocktails while decorating, chat, and enjoy each other's company while whipping up delightful Halloween treats.
Pre-bake several dozen Halloween cupcakes - some vanilla, some chocolate, some pumpkin, etc. That way they're ready for your guests to decorate after dinner. Provide lots of fun decorating supplies - colors, frostings, non-pareils, Halloween-colored sanding sugar, etc.
Serve something savory and a bit salty, to offset all the sweet cupcakes your guests are sure to nibble on during your party.
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