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    17 Things For An American Horror Story Freak Show Halloween Party

    Turn off the Monster Mash and turn this year's Halloween party into a Freak Show, #AmericanHorrorStory style!

    1. Send guests these “tickets” to the main attraction.

    2. Require American Horror Story attire.

    3. Use this tutorial to turn into Twisty the Clown...

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    ...but don't expect to look in the mirror without peeing your pants.

    4. Print and hang creepy vintage circus photos.

    5. Display a sign like this, so friends know what they’re in for.

    6. Hire a sword swallower to put everyone on edge.

    7. Build a vintage ticket booth to set the scene.

    8. Upgrade your balloon game.

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    This spider balloon DIY will make your skin crawl.

    9. Create a photo booth with a circus tent backdrop.

    10. Don't forget the props!

    11. Serve up some finger food.

    12. Throw some surprises in the popcorn.

    13. Quench thirst with a tasty bowl full of “Satan’s Circus.”

    14. No AHS Halloween party is complete without a Jessica Lange pumpkin

    15. Candy apples are cool - blood covered apples are better.

    16. Make or rent some classic carnival games.

    17. Label your poisons with free printables.