Halloween 2016 is upon us!

11Alive has compiled this list of information ranging from cheap costume ideas to trick-or-treating safety tips to tasty drink recipes, so you can have the best, most candy-filled Halloween ever.

1. The Costume

First things first, the costume. Whether you opt for the traditional witch or a character from the latest superhero move, costumes and their accessories have the potential to rack up pretty fast. Here's your guide to a few affordable costume options that won't break the bank.

2. The Decor

Who said costumes were for kids only? Here are a few fun tips on ways to decorate your car to become part of the spooky scene.

3. The Forecast

Temperatures for Halloween night are expected to be some of the warmest on record! Check out the latest forecast so you can make sure to stay cool while you trick-or-treat or do the monster mash.

4. The Party

If you're throwing your own Halloween party, getting the menu perfected could be frightful. Worry about one less thing with this cool recipe for a smoking blackberry margarita.

5. Trick-or-treating

Be the envy of all your friends when you score the most candy while trick-or-treating! Here's how to do it.

Parents can check out this handy section for trick-or-treating tips to make sure their ghouls and goblins stay safe. Kids with food allergies will also be able to feel included on the fun thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project, which gives parents a heads up on which houses have non-candy goodies for kids with allergies.

6. The traffic

All the extra trick-or-treaters and party-goers on the road means extra traffic. Our 11Alive Commuter Dude tracks Halloween's unusual traffic to make sure you get to where you're going on time.

Now that you're well prepared, go forth and enjoy the night!

Happy Halloween!

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