Gumballs are always a great choice for a kids' Halloween candy station. They're available in so many colors that it's easy to coordinate them to your scheme. Be sure to set out scoops to keep sticky little hands out of the jars. Decorate with printable labels for a finishing touch.
Download and print these digital invitations to send to guests. As you are welcoming this new baby to the jungle of life, themed invites and envelope liners are the best way to convey the aesthetic of the party. Download the file, add your information, and print on cardstock.
Use free templates online to download and print a banner instead of buying. Stores like Paper Source have great paper selections and DIY banner kits that allow you to customize a banner like the “Congrats" one shown here hanging in the entryway for the party.
If you or a loved one lives in a hurricane-prone part of the country, download the hurricane app from the American Red Cross. It tracks hurricane watches and warnings, lists Red Cross shelters and lets you create an “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
Nothing wows guests like a little high-tech gadgetry. Keep them from fumbling around in the dark looking for light switches by installing a Lutron Home Control system. They can download the app to control all the Lutron switches via your home’s Wi-Fi from the comfort of bed. Turn them off or just dim them to bring the vibe down a notch.
Add some modern folk to your holiday table with cross-stitched poinsettia napkins. [Download our free printable poinsettia pattern](http://www.hgtv.com/content/dam/documents/HGTV/2015/Original_Kristin-Guy-HostingHolidays-poinsettia-napkins.pdf?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host), and [follow our easy instructions to make your own>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/how-to-make-poinsettia-cross-stitch-napkins?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)
1. Start With a Clean Slate. Empty your entire pantry, and thoroughly clean it before you begin the organization process. Starting fresh will help keep things organized longer.
2. Take Inventory. Make a list of your pantry staples and update it regularly. When it's time to go grocery shopping, take your list with you. You can download pantry inventory lists online for free.
Swipe to download cooking apps and watch recipe how-to videos. Wait, if it sounds like you’re using a tablet in the kitchen, think again. The Dacor Discovery Wall Oven runs on the Android platform and features a built-in Samsung processor, a 7-inch LCD touch screen and connects with your home’s Wi-Fi network.