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 others company while whipping up delightful Halloween treats. Provide (or ask guests to bring) cupcake containers, carriers or boxes so they can take their baked goods home.
Pre-bake a few 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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