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by Susan Twombly, October 2007

Don't get spooked by the thought of throwing a Halloween party for the kids. HP has a witch's brew of projects you can make for frightfully good fun before, during and after your party.

With HP, you get the right print, the first time, every time - so you don't waste ink, paper, time or money. Designed to work together, HP printers and inks can really make your projects pop.

Before the party: Get into the spirit

There's no better way to get your brood in the mood than making Halloween decorations for all around the house. These projects from HP are sure to lift your spirits!

Pumpkin carving templates

From bats and spiders to ghostly grins, the pumpkin carving templates helps you create jack-o-lanterns to light up your windows or walkways.

Take a walk on the wild side with World Wildlife Fund templates! See the box for details on a new contest from Snapfish, HP and World Wildlife Fund.

Doorbell decorations

Create a simply wicked welcome for your guests with this doorbell design. Or, choose a cat or ghost to put more boo in your bell.

Halloween party invitations

Create your own party invitations to gather all the boys and ghouls at your house for a ghostly good time.

At the party: Jack it up

A house full of kids can be a hair-raising experience. But not if you keep them busy posing for pics, making masks and hanging bats.

Halloween masks

Whether the kids party down with Dracula, freak out with Frankenstein or get goofy with glasses, you'll hide faces, not smiles with these Halloween masks.

Hanging decorations

From fraidy-cats to gruesome ghosts and spindly spiders, the kids can make these decorations at the bat of an eye.

Photo frames

Take hauntingly beautiful photos with your HP digital camera. Then, bring your HP compact mobile printer wherever the party is(2), slip in the memory card(3), pick the photos to frame, and print them wirelessly(4) as instant mementos for guests as they go.

After the party: Make creepy memories

Haunted Halloween scrapbook

A Halloween scrapbook can capture the spirit of the party for years to come.

Photo cards

Create personalized greeting cards using favorite party photos to put more you in your boo.

Halloween sentiment cards

There's also a trio of other Halloween cards for you to quickly download and print. There's no bones about it ... your kids will love sending these spooky sentiments out to family and friends who couldn't make the party.


It's fast and easy to upload party photos to Snapfish, where you can store and share them with friends and family for a price that won't scare you away. (It's free!)

(1)  By entering, you agree to the Contest Rules. Plus, you'll receive conservation and wildlife updates via email from WWF. For terms and conditions, link to wwfhalloweencontest and see "Judging and Rules."
 (2) Battery sold separately.
 (3)  Slots support Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD-Picture Card.
 (4) Bluetooth USB 2.0 wireless adapter sold separately

Learn more

» HP Activity Center
» Halloween photo-taking tips
» Photo editing tips
» Photo printing tips
» Digital photography center
» Free online classes
» Everyday printing
» Original HP print cartridges and paper: Why they matter
» Watch the Vodcast to see the many Halloween projects available
» Your feedback is important to us, tell us more

Pump up your party

HP pumpkin-carving templates make it easy to print, trace and carve jack-o'-lanterns that perk up your porch or pump up your party.

Enter the contest!(1)

Carve a pumpkin with a wild animal design and capture your creativity in great photos!

Then, upload your photos to Snapfish for the chance to win prizes from Snapfish, HP and World Wildlife Fund.

Winners Announced: October 31, 2007.

Cast a colorful spell over all your projects

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» HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer
» View an interactive virtual product tour

Ghoulishly good photos

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» HP Photosmart R937 Digital Camera

Instant mementos for you and the other mummies

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» HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer

Día de los Muertos Party Kit

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd in Mexico, Latin America and parts of the United States.

HP's party kit can help you print invitations, recipe cards, decorations, and more for a fabulous fiesta.

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