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Decorate 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! …

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Great 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 …

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How to Recycle Your Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween candy corn

So Halloween is just on the horizon, which means many neighborhoods will soon be littered with big orange pumpkins. On the weeks leading up to the holiday, the sight of these pumpkins brings joy and excitement, because it’s a reminder that Halloween is, in fact, almost here. However, come November …

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The Origins of Our Halloween Customs

Halloween is a festival that dates back over 2,000 years, with origins in Celtic celebrations marking the beginning of winter. Believed to be a night when the boundaries between the living and the dead world are blurred, this night of magic and mystical happenings is steeped in traditions and superstitions. …

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Quick Halloween Party Ideas

The holiday season is creeping up on us all. First to come is Halloween, and this year you’re hosting a Halloween bash. While you would like a party that all the boys and ghouls continue talking about for years to come, you’ll settle for an enjoyable time that goes off …

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Halloween Costumes For Kids Who Love To Garden

baby flower costume

Halloween costumes are most fun when the child wearing them gets to pick them out or even design them. The costume your child wears should be a reflection of something he loves; it could be a favorite movie, comic book character, or occupation. It may be a favorite monster or …

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8 Awesome Smartphone Apps for Halloween

imut8r iPhone app

Halloween is such a great event and with the advent of smartphone apps you can enjoy your favorite parts of Halloween everywhere you go.  We tested dozens of apps and compiled a list of the 8 best ones we could find in terms of the most imagination and uniqueness. We hope you …

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In the Pumpkin Patch with Mr. Bumble Bindlegrim

The Pumpkin Dream

So there I was, tending my small pumpkin patch on the roof (not a roof-top garden, the vines had escaped my backyard and had crawled all over my bungalow) when this strange fellow, previously curled up in a leaf, emerged, yawned, and asked for some refreshments. Over a cup of …

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Black Grapevine Pumpkin

grapevine Halloween pumpkin craft

Grapevine pumpkins pack craft and décor stores this time of year. But how about making your own? It’s quick, simple and allows you to customize it to create something a little more unique – like this spooky black version, perfect for your Halloween porch decorations! You’ll need: 1 – eight …

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Host a Halloween Photo Safari

Photo Safari iPhone App

If your kids are getting just a tad too old for trick-or-treating, or you’re hosting a family event a few days before the big night, consider making a Halloween Photo Safari the highlight of your next bash. With the advent of camera cell phones and smart phones, photo safaris have …

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Advanced Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Are you tired of seeing the same old scary faces on every Jack O’ Lantern you see? Are you obsessed with carving and looking for a way to bring your passion from “craft” to “work of art”? Or do you just have a few hours on your hands to try …

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Halloween Then and Now

Everything Old is New Again Ever wonder the origins of our modern-day Halloween? Our holiday represents a merging of ancient Celtic culture and 8th Century Catholicism. Pope Boniface IV designated the day as All Saints’ Day. The day was spent in honor of martyrs and saints of the Church. The …

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How to Grow Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Ah, the orange, glowing, delightful Jack-O-lantern: it’s perhaps the most immediately recognizable image of Halloween. Each autumn, thousands of families within the U.S. flock to farms, vegetable stands and even supermarkets to buy a pumpkin or two (or more!). But a few in-the-know growers avoid the rush by cultivating their …

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My First Halloween with My Husband

My first Halloween with my new husband was actually right before we got married, so technically he was not my husband. To the people of Keene Valley, New York, we were apparently homeless. That would be an impressive feat to pull off in Keene Valley—surviving as a homeless person. You …

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Pumpkin Brains (aka Spaghetti in a Pumpkin)

One of my favorite family Halloween traditions is eating spaghetti in a pumpkin on Halloween night. Every year, without fail, my dad would hollow out a pumpkin while my mom cooked the spaghetti, and we would feast at the table. It is a bit messy and time consuming if you …

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