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Halloween Decorating With Glow Sticks and Other Inexpensive Stuff

Halloween is in 3 weeks.  Many yards are already 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 ...

DIY Trick or Treat Bags – Free Pattern

Every trick or treater needs a cute bag for his anticipated haul of candies.  Sure you can go buy a plastic pumpkin or Halloween printed bag from the dollar or discount stores, but if you want something special you can make your own.  There's nothing easier than making these DIY Trick or Treat Bags.  You can make them to coordinate with your child's costumes too! I used Halloween panels I bought at our local fabric store to make these bags. This is pretty straight forward.  Just cut ...

Adult Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is lots of fun.  I've mentioned many times that it's my second most favorite holiday, second only to Christmas.  I love the décor, the costumes, trick or treaters, treats, and most of all the parties.  I've been planning and hosting Halloween parties since my kids were young, now we host them for the grandkids and their buddies.  But Halloween parties aren't just for kids, adults love them too! Throwing an adult Halloween party is pretty much like throwing a kids' Halloween ...

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 ...

Creative Kids’ Halloween Costumes

You know Fall's arrived when you walk into Walmart or other discount store and are greeted with racks of Halloween costumes and piles of treat sized candies.  Yes, there are lots of costume choices out there, ranging from the classic witch costume (I always seemed to be a witch for Halloween when I was a kid) and the newest popular cartoon characters.  And this year there are of course those frightful masks of the politicians running for President. In our family those generic store bought ...

Ghoulishy Fun Halloween Appetizers

Halloween is around the corner!  I love, love, love Halloween!  It's such a fun holiday!  I love the decor, the costumes, and of course the treats.  But treats don't have to be all about candy.  There are some cool and yummy things you can make that are hearty and a bit more healthy than all those sweets we tend to overload on.  Here are some Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Appetizers I found around the web.  They'd make great additions to your Halloween Party or you can serve them to your ...

Handmade Halloween Cards – Great Halloween Craft Activity

Nothing's more excited than receiving a greeting card in the mail, or even hand delivered for that matter.  Greeting cards are a nice way to let someone know you're thinking about them!  Handmade cards are even better, they show how much you care! I know many of us are too busy to send cards for every occasion, we can barely get Christmas cards out!  Instead we resort to emailing or texting holiday greetings to friends and family.  I suppose it's become the norm in this technology driven ...

Kids’ Halloween Party Ideas

I'm sure I've mentioned that our family loves parties, we celebrate just about every holiday with a party.  But no party beats a Kids' Halloween Party, they're my favorite! Kids' Halloween Parties have all the elements of fun, costumes, decorations, treats, games, and activities.  I've been organizing and hosting these parties since my kids were small, now we have them for the grands. Here are some fun ideas to help you fun a spooktacular Kids' Halloween Party this year! Spooky ...

Fun Homemade Halloween Treats

Halloween is our family's favorite holiday, second only to Christmas.  We love the costumes, the parties, and of course the treats!  I'm sure you've seen store shelves filling up with Halloween stuff, costumes, decorations, and of course treats.  Sure store bought treats are okay, but part of the fun of the season is making Homemade Halloween Treats! Here are some of my favorites I found around the web while searching for homemade Halloween treats we should make this year.  So start a ...

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 2016 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 neighborh...