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Halloween Decorating With Glow Sticks and Other Inexpensive Stuff

Halloween is tomorrow!  Many yards are decked out in their spooky glory.  In my daughter's Sierra Vista neighborhood there seems to be a competition among neighbors.  Last year we saw some very creative Halloween decor, from growling monsters lurking in the bushes to ghoulish creatures dangling from tree branches.   Awesome displays that I'm sure came with a hefty price tag. A trip to the Halloween store showed us just how expensive some decorations can be.  Fog machines, life size ...

Halloween Treats for ADULTS

  Who says Halloween is just for kids?  After the kids have returned from Trick-or-Treating and they've wound down for the night put them to bed it's time for some adult fun. Whip up some adult treats ahead of time, hide them from the kids, and take them out for a bit of spooky fun with your friends, or snuggle up with your significant other for drinks and nibbles as you watch a scary movie. Here are a few recipes for Halloween treats and drinks for adults. ...

Awesome Halloween Decor from the Dollar Store

Halloween is fast approaching, decking out your home in ghostly glory is half the fun.  Who says you have to break your budget to have an awesome Halloween display.  With a little creativity, items you probably already have at home,  and a quick trip to the dollar store you too can have some ghoulish fun to fit any budget. Here are some awesome Halloween Decor made from dollar store finds! Take a trip to the Dollar Store for some witches hats and other gruesome stuff ...

Cute Halloween Gift Tags – Free Printable!

Halloween is less than two weeks away!  Yay!!  Halloween is my favorite holiday, next to Christmas that is. I love giving out treats, specially to the grandkids' classmates. That's why this year I made these adorable Halloween Gift Tags! This article has affiliate links to items I use. As you can see I personalized them with the gift giver's name so that each grandchild has his own set of Halloween Gift Tags to use.  I love them because they're super cute and best of all we don't have to ...

4 Easy Halloween Dinner Recipes

Image from Woman's Day Halloween night is always hectic in my house.  I always make something quick and easy for dinner so the kids can get dressed and head out for some trick-or-treating before it gets too late. I also look for recipes that aren't just quick and easy clean up should be quick too.  I sure don't want to come home to a sink full of pots, pans, and dishes after spending a couple of hours trekking thru the neighborhood toting bags bulging with the kids' ...

Haunted Places in the 50 States

England's Tower of London is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world; not surprising given it's bloody history.  The Tower counts among it's prisoners Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII's second wife, and Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just over a week. Both ladies were subsequently executed on the Tower's grounds. England boasts many more haunted places from castles and churches to parks and cemeteries.  But haunted places aren't limited to England, or for ...

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is on Friday.  It's not to late to throw a Halloween party.  When my kids were young we used to throw a pre-trick-or-treat party, it was lots of fun! Consider inviting friends over for pot luck, it makes it easier to feed excited kids.  And making one dish to share is easier than preparing the whole dinner yourself. A few games before hitting the streets gets the evening off to a good start.  Then wind things down after trick-or-treating by sharing a good Halloween ...

DIY Baby Super Hero Costume

I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price.  It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46.  In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween. I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost.  But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...

You’ve Been Booed! Halloween 2016 Free Printables

I guess it's that time of year again!  We've already started the countdown for Halloween  at our house.  I've been busy making costumes for the grands, Halloween cards and decorations.  We're also starting to plan this year's Halloween party for my grandson Jett.  It's supposed to be a small one, but we'll see.  Our parties tend to grow as we plan. One of the activities we love during the Halloween season, in our family that's pretty much the whole month of October, is the neighborhood ...

DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet

Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume.  She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.  When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.  A few years ago  she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton.  Alas all her ...