Subscribe to this site Dia de los Muertos: Get Your Dead On!

Dia de los Muertos: Get Your Dead On! Can't get enough Halloween? Then celebrate it twice (or even three times)! Here's the 411 on a famous Spanish-community holiday...and how you can get in on the action. [caption id="attachment_2689" align="alignleft" width="300"] The spooktacular celebration of death (and life) often starts with a no-holds-barred parade. Image: Larry Lamsa[/caption] What it Is Dia de los Muertos (“day of the dead” or “day of the dead ones") is actually three days: Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. (However, many combine the traditions into one day.) Dating back hundreds of years as an official celebration and possibly linked to ancient Aztec culture, Dia de los Muertos honors those who have passed through the veil. Various Spanish-origin cultures celebrate Dia ...

Subscribe to this site The Global Halloween Convergence Returns!

The Global Halloween Convergence Returns! Halloween fans ‘converging’ on Philadelphia for two days of fun, fright and frolic Halloween fans from near and far will “converge” on Philadelphia on Friday the 13th for a mid-year Halloween fix. Home of haunted historical happenings—Philadelphia is the ideal eerie backdrop for this annual glorification to ghoulishness, known as the Global Halloween Convergence Geared for grown-ups, the Convergence, according to event coordinator Rochelle Santopoalo, “is a great chance run away from home for two days of fun, fright and frolic with people who are as hopelessly in love with Halloween as you are.” The two-day event will be packed with Halloween-themed activities including a guided tour of Mutter’s Museum and Laurel Hill Cemetery, a flashlight tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary, and a ...
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The Year of Living HalloweenThe Year of Living Halloween

Halloween is my favorite Holiday. Every year I throw a big costume party for my friends and family. I go all out, making creepy snacks, putting decorations up at the beginning of October, and making the day one to remember. I usually lead up to Halloween by having scary movie nights every weekend in October. I invite a few different friends each night, and then everyone gets together on All Hallow’s Eve itself. The problem is, every year there are more ...

Make a Dollar Store Halloween WreathMake a Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

At my house, with small children, we appreciate the whimsical as much as the creepy. It's always a challenge to find Halloween decorations that fit both these criteria. Here's one we came up with that was so simple – and so cheap! Using all dollar store items, you can make a similar project. Let's go shopping and get crafting! You will need: a grapevine or willow wreath or a metal or plastic wreath form (or you can use a few ...

"Skellie," our family's very own ghost riderDecorate Your Car for Halloween

Thought you'd run out of things to creep up on Halloween? Wrong-o, my spooky friend! Have you ever considered decorating your car? I have. And I've used most of the methods described below. If I haven't, I've referenced the appropriate image. Come along on a terrifying little ride with me! Car Decor Idea #1: Ghost Rider Every year, come the first day of fall of thereabouts, our family friend Skellie takes up residence in my car. I drive, and Skellie drives shotgun. We ...

Great Gourds! Pumpkin Varieties and How to Use ThemGreat Gourds! Pumpkin Varieties and How to Use Them

If you've ever tried to grow a pumpkin or two, you know just how special this squash variety can be. Getting that perfect pumpkin, with the right shape, color and size, isn't always easy. Luckily, more and more varieties are cropping up on the market between September and October. They're ready-grown and ripe for the picking. Grab a gourd and eat, decorate and be merry! Below are some of our favorite varieties. Howden...

Katniss Fire BallgownHow to Get the Katniss Girl on Fire Look This Halloween

Known as 'the girl on fire' Katniss' fire outfit is coveted by many, both in The Hunger Games fashion world and real life. So when you think of this year's Halloween costume, Katniss Everdeen should spring to mind. Why don't you get your fire look together? The Outfit Katniss Everdeen had two main fire outfits for the film which spring to mind when considering on building a Katniss Halloween costume. 1. Fire Catsuit The catsuit was plain black and set on ...

Seven Unique Ways to Use Skeletons in Your DecorSeven Unique Ways to Use Skeletons in Your Decor

As an icon of spookiness, skeletons have always had their place on Halloween. If you grew up in the 60s, 70s or early 80s, you may remember the dangling cardboard skeletons that the "good candy house" always had on their door. Today's skeleton decor is kicked up a notch - a big notch. Lifesize plastic skellies (poseable or dangling) are showing up in more windows, more yards -- even in more cars (more on that later). Here are seven ways to have ...

Creeping Within the Morbid DollhouseCreeping Within the Morbid Dollhouse

I'm scared of dolls. Well, I used to be okay with them, until they began to rapidly multiply around our house - that seems to be a side effect of having two daughters. Their glass eyes seem to gaze into my soul, accusingly, of course, and their heads seem to turn as I shift perspective. Sometimes I see them clumped together while the kids are at school, as if conspiring to do something evil. Once I saw three in the kitchen. ...

dead fairy prop for HalloweenMake a Dead Fairy for Your Halloween Display

Brothers Grimm, look out – this is the stuff nightmares are made of. Have you seen those dead fairies in jars or trophy cases? So cool! They look complex, but you're about to be surprised. I made a dead fairy for our Halloween garden display in a creepy little twinkle. (And they call me butterfingers. Or worse.) Here's what I did to turn a pair of wings and a little plastic into something truly Grimm. ONE: First I gathered my materials. I already ...


Halloween 2013

Halloween has evolved into all forms of fun entertainment in October. Read some interesting tidbits, tips and 'how to' articles about Halloween across the USA and the globe for the 2013 Halloween season.


Halloween Decorations & Decorators

Find great Halloween decorations and meet big time Halloween decorators who wait all year to decorate their yard and home for the Halloween season. These are serious Halloween decorations!


Costumes, Masks & Accessories

You can shop for Halloween items all year round. We offer a premium selection of Halloween costumes, masks and accessories, and list specialty shops which sell unique Halloween items. This year, Avengers costumes and other superheroes are expected to be big sellers!


Spooky Stories, Legends & Myths

Nothing is more fun than a good story to get into the Halloween spirit. Curl up to the warm glow of the computer screen and read a wide selection of fun and entertaining Halloween stories, legends and myths.


Party Halloween

Does your Halloween Party need resuscitation? Looking for fresh Halloween Party ideas? Check out Party!


Party Theme Ideas

Need a theme for your next party? Check out for ideas, inspiration and party supplies - from baby showers to kids birthdays to movie themes!


Pirate's Treasure Chest

Arrrrrrh! Who doesn't love pirates? It seems most first mates enjoy everything about riding on the high seas. Look for a great selection of costumes, decorations and accessories, read stories, and learn about Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean.


Sexy Costumes

Feeling a little on the wild side? Need to unleash your inner naughty nurse or hunky pharoh? Check out these sexy costumes to find great ideas for dressing a little fun and flirty!


Happy Halloween Magazine

Read free Halloween articles from our Happy Halloween Magazine periodicals. Free tips about Halloween costumes, decorations and Halloween party ideas.


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