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Coffin Cake

This beautiful coffin-shaped cake is the perfect dessert to add a little bit of class to your Halloween party. In fact, why limit the recipe just to Halloween? This cake would also make an outstanding birthday cake, either for the morbid Goths in your social circle or for an over-the-hill …

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GHOSTS! Easy crafts for Halloween

Something ghostly this way comes. These versatile Halloween ghosts can be made in any size. Even the big ones are so lightweight they will easily stay hung on your walls and ceilings as great decorations all through Halloween night. Boo! Materials Needed: Old white sheet Scissors Lots of lightweight, white …

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Rat Stew in a Pumpkin

This “Rat Stew” is complete with legs, tails, whiskers, eyes and entrails. This Halloween recipe is actually for a scrumptious Mediterranean stew, baked in a real pumpkin for a stunning presentation. If anyone thinks they have identified the “rat legs” as chicken, simply give them an evil smile and say, …

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How to Throw a Pirate Party

Argh, matey, so ye’ want to throw a pirate party, eh? Well then, everything you want to know is right here. Whether you’re celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sep 19), hosting a pirate-themed Halloween party, or throwing a pirate’s birthday bash, we’ll cover it all! Keep reading for tips …

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Paper Mache Spiders

This project will take a few days to complete (mainly due to drying), but the results are well worth the time and planning. This project also lends itself to artistic interpretation and variation; a group of people can work on this project together, and each spider will turn out unique. …

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Black Death Punch

The Black Death . . . A dreaded plague that wiped out much of Europe in the 14th century. First, the patients broke out into black boils. After that came fever and delirium. Death ultimately followed. This potent adults-only fruit punch brings the magic of the black plague to your …

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Tabletop Halloween Tree

This is a fun Halloween crafts project you can use to decorate any corner or table in your home. You can adjust the size of the branch to make a bigger tree to keep on your front porch, too. If you opt for the bigger tree, use a painted clay …

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Grave Rot Jell-O

As you can see below, this Halloween dessert looks really gross, just the way kids and kids-at-heart like it! However, it’s actually quite tasty – a perfect mix of sweet and tart. Kids will love digging out the worms and other ghoulish goodies from the Jell-O. If you have a …

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Make a Gorilla Mask With Your Preschooler

This is a fun and relatively simple craft project to do with preschool age children. After the adult cuts the cardboard, the children can do much of the rest. Materials needed: Sturdy cardboard, at least 8 ½ x 11 inches Yarn, black or dark brown Felt, yellow, red, gray, brown …

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Not-So-Spooky Hand Print Bat

This is a simple craft for even the youngest member of your clan — plus, you can use materials your probably already have around your home. Get creative and make several in different sizes or decorate the wings with glitter, sequins or even store-bought cobwebs. Young children can participate in …

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Chainsaw 101 and Other Fun at ‘Halloween Horror Nights’

If you enter a class to see a disheveled professor teaching you the proper way to cut into bodies with a blood-stained chainsaw, chances are you are an employee of Universal Studios Hollywood. (If not, run!) Along with calls for zombie go-go dancers, Chucky puppeteers and zombie dancers, you know …

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For the Love of Halloween Pumpkins!

Back to Vol. 2, Issue 2 by Christine Smith Halloween Pumpkins are very special to our family. Who knows how things start, especially on a farm (Insert 1). We have pictures when my two brothers were just babies of them sitting by a small pile of pumpkins by the road …

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Unmasking Michael Myers: Chris Durand

Back to Vol. 2, Issue 1 Throughout history storytellers have been prized members of society. A good storyteller captures our attention and pulls us into the story so that we may experience any number of exciting emotions. Halloweenites’ favorite stories are suspenseful in nature, especially those that bring us face …

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Halloween Fundraising

Back to Vol. 1, Issue 4 One of the most positive things that happen around Halloween are fundraising events. Two groups who successfully aligned their causes with Halloween are profiled here to share with us the lessons they’ve learned. The Hartford Halloween Parade to Benefit AIDS Project Hartford (CT): AIDSWALK …

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