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Secrets of a Great Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume

ipone baby costume

Jealous of your friend down the street who always seems to come up with the most creative and unique Halloween costumes? Looking for the “wow” factor in your Halloween costume this year rather than going as the color green (again)? Well, if you’re ready to dive into the costume venture …

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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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Eric glared back at his kid sister, scowling as she struggled along in her pink princess outfit. “I told you to go home, Tina.” “No,” she whined. “I want to trick or treat with you. Dad said I could.” “I said you can’t,” Eric said, exasperated. “You can’t keep up. …

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Hanging Halloween Votive Holders

Halloween Votive Holders

Dripping with ghoulish slime, these votive holders add spook to any Halloween setting. Hang from porch rafters or in tree branches in the front yard to help cast a creepy light over trick-or-treaters and party-goers. Look for inexpensive globe light covers at charity shops and home improvement resale stores like …

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Window Witch Halloween Silhouette

window witch silhouette

What’s that peeking out of that window? Is it…can it be?? A WITCH! Dress up your windows this Halloween with a life sized paper witch silhouette to peer out at trick-or-treaters and frighten the neighbors. Look for large rolls of paper at teacher supply stores or substitute with black posterboard. …

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Prepare Your House for Halloween!

Spider Halloween decoration on window

Over and over again I hear from rueful friends, “I just don’t have the time to decorate my house for Halloween…and besides, I don’t want to spend a lot of money.” My answer? Both the time AND money you spend on decorating your house for the scariest day of the …

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How to Survive Halloween With Your Pets

Halloween can be a frightening experience for your dog or other pets. From the constant ding of the doorbell, to the many people out and about, and all the little hands that inevitably reach for him, there are many things aside from ghouls and goblins that can frighten your pup. …

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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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Easy Kid’s Halloween Costumes

Quick and Easy Ideas For Last-Minute Children’s Costumes Some kids and their parents have their Halloween Costume ideas well planned and mapped in advance. Others don’t decide to go trick-or-treating until the last minute. If you are scrambling around the night before or the day of to find a Halloween …

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Halloween in Indiana

There was always a particular order to Halloween activities in my family. The whole family went to Stonybrook pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins. When we were little, my Mom dressed my sister and me in “quaint” calico bonnets to block out the sun. Mind you, it was something like 1985, …

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Halloween Costume Classics: Wizards Throughout the Ages

Whip up an enchanting costume this Halloween Halloween is a time of magic, making a sorcerer’s costume the perfect pick. But there’s more than one way to wave a wand. Famous wizards have their own distinctive looks, giving you plenty of options. Try a classic or contemporary enchanter outfit and …

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The History of Trick-or-Treat

by Sheila Wheeler Ding Dong. “Trick-or-treat!” So begins the yearly procession of witches, vampires, movie stars and super heroes visiting door to door in search of candy and cookies. As with most traditions, trick-or-treating has evolved over centuries and is likely to continue to do so. Kids’ holiday? Good reason …

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Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Children for Change During Halloween – Halloween Fundraiser For over 55 years, children have demonstrated their power to promote change through “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF,” which commenced in 1950 when a group of young Philadelphia trick-or-treaters, along with their pastor, began the tradition of knocking on doors for UNICEF on Halloween. …

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Halloween Safety Guide – Tips on Having Fun when Trick-or-Treating

With Halloween witches, goblins, and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods across the USA, the American Red Cross offers parents, grandparents and guardians some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment and following some common sense practices …

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