Halloween

Here you'll find spooky projects and activities centered around the Halloween theme and learn how to host a great Halloween party

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When your broomstick just won't do, and you're forced to fly the "friendly skies," at least you can feel safe knowing you can still show up dressed to kill.

By Stephanie Vermillion

Checking your kids' candy for poison or sharp objects? Locking up your black cat so it doesn't get snagged by a Satanist? Maybe you can relax after finding out the real stories behind these urban legends.

By Dave Roos

Haunted houses have an arsenal of scare tactics they deploy depending on who darkens their doors.

By Dave Roos

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Can a Halloween attraction be sued for being too scary? It's already happened. When else did attractions get out of control — at least for some visitors?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Have Halloween decorations gotten so good that when people spot a real dead body, they think it's fake? That's been the case in these ghoulish instances.

By Chris Opfer

The American Halloween is just one of many celebrations around the globe with roots in ceremonies to honor the dead who've returned to visit their loved-ones. Want to join the Hungry Ghosts Festival or snack on a sugar skull?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

What you need for your Halloween party is some spooky music that'll establish the need for a dance floor -- like M.J.'s "Thriller."

By Debra Ronca

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Why should humans have all the fun on Halloween? Here are 10 costumes for your dog that are sure to have the hounds howling.

By Alison Cooper

If anything can bring out the kid in an adult, it's Halloween. For fans of the holiday, the dressing-up experience is made even sweeter (and cuter) once a child enters the picture, thanks to coordinating mommy-and-me costumes.

By Alia Hoyt

In the rush to come up with a creative and inexpensive Halloween costume idea in a hurry, don't make the mistake of confusing unique for tasteless or timely for tacky. It can be hard to draw the line between a costume that's clever and one that's inappropriate.

By Sara Elliott

Why do children don ridiculous costumes and bang down doors demanding candy once a year? And what do the ancient Celtic clans of Britain have to do with it?

By Cristen Conger

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What do a man named Stingy Jack, the devil and a cross have to do with carving Halloween pumpkins? Everything, it turns out. This long-standing tradition is steeped in folklore and superstition.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Halloween is known for its chocolate and sweets, but you can make it a little more health-conscious by swapping sugar-laden candy treats with our five candy alternatives.

By Maria Trimarchi

Whether you're carving, stenciling or painting your pumpkin, we've collected five easy ways to create out-of-this-world pumpkin designs.

By Maria Trimarchi

Halloween is for tricks and treats... and partying! We have 10 cool party ideas for kids, teens and parents alike.

By Maria Trimarchi

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These five ideas offer a sampling of the gore, humor and downright creativity that it takes to make a teen-perfect Halloween costume.

By Cristen Conger

Why wait for party invites from friends and family when, with a little pre-planning, and a small budget, you can throw your own ghoulish shindig?

By Maria Trimarchi

To get to the bottom of why black cats got a bad rap and where revelers can catch glimpse of a ghost, treat yourself to these 10 frighteningly fun Halloween facts.

By Cristen Conger

We have five tricks to making Halloween noise that has you covered whether you're a digital music downloader or a do-it-yourselfer.

By Maria Trimarchi

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Here are a few suggestions for keeping the Halloween party favors economical while keeping your guests happy.

By Maria Trimarchi

Prevent your family from hidden dangers and injuries such as falls and burns with these helpful hints.

By Maria Trimarchi

You don't need to be a pumpkin-carving Picasso to think outside the typical jack-o'-lantern box, you just need a little spark to get you going.

By Maria Trimarchi

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Everyone gets to dress up and be someone else for the night. Explore our spooky Halloween album and discover some of the major elements of this ghostly holiday.

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Money for admission? Check. Willing companion to hold onto during your visit? Check. Second set of pants in case yours are scared off? Check. You're now ready to enter a haunted house.

By Cristen Conger

No need to spend big when you can make creative kids' Halloween costumes with just a few supplies. Some of these costumes can be made with materials that you may already have in your home. Use our no-sew steps for fun, unique kid costumes.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.