Before you know it, Halloween will have come and gone and it will be time to dust away those cobwebs on your Halloween décor (literally) and transition into fall. Since Halloween is only for one night, I tend to go light on the Halloween themed décor and instead focus on items that will carry over through to Thanksgiving. If you like to go all out and almost create a haunted house in your front yard, you'll most likely be packing it all away early in November. But, there might be a few ... Continue Reading
Transition those pumpkins and fall leaves from Halloween decorations into Thanksgiving ones.
Keep your Halloween party eco-friendly this year by using items you may already have on hand.
With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to start planning that Halloween party or get-together. Instead of running out to the nearest store to gather decorations, why not keep your Halloween party fun and eco-friendly this year? Opt to use items you already have around your house, or purchase products you can reuse over the upcoming years. Here are some great ideas to "green" up your Halloween event: Cheesecloth Spider Web This cheesecloth spider web idea from Martha Stewart ... Continue Reading
A list of Halloween movies – both old and new – to add to your DVD list this October.
The month of October is a great time to curl up and enjoy some classic scary movies - or even discover new ones to add to your collection. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, it's time to stock up on these spooky movies and prep for the big night. That is, of course, after watching Monsters Inc. and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with the little ones! We’ve compiled a great list of movies, both new and old, so grab your pumpkin seeds, cider and your favorite blanket and prepare ... Continue Reading
Take precautions to keep your pets healthy and safe this Halloween.
Oh Halloween, the little goblins, the witches, the princesses and pirates. Halloween is fun! That's very true, for humans. It is not so true for our pets. Halloween can be a dangerous time of year for pets, so we, as responsible owners must take precautions to ensure their safety. No Sweets Care should be taken to keep candy out of the reach of pets. It can make them sick, and in some circumstances can even kill them. Chocolate contains Theobromine which can kill dogs, especially smaller ... Continue Reading
An alternative to the sugary sweets most people hand out on Halloween.
Halloween is fast approaching and you are probably getting ready for all the little trick-or-treaters that will be coming to your house. Instead of sticking to traditional candies like M&Ms, Snickers, and Candy Corn consider these eco-friendly alternatives. Glee Gum Glee Gum is all natural gum made from chicle, Fair Trade sugar cane and brown rice syrup. All gum used to be made from Chicle, which comes from tree sap, but now most gum is made of a synthetic mix. Glee Gum packages are ... Continue Reading
Keep the holiday heft away with these fall fitness guidelines.
You know it's coming - lying in wait for you like a spider waiting to trap you in its web - Halloween and all its sticky candy treats. The holidays, which start at Halloween and run to New Years, has Americans consuming a lot of sugary, waistline-destroying treats, an average of 7-10 lbs. per person! Hoping to stay clear of the dreaded holiday heft? There is hope if you follow these guidelines: Mounds & Monsters Halloween marks the beginning of candy madness. You buy a bag (or ... Continue Reading
Check out these fantastic outdoor decorating ideas for Halloween.
With Halloween creeping around the corner, it’s time to start taking down those summer outdoor decorations and replacing them with Halloween decor. Whether you go all out spooky or with a more traditional harvest look, there are some fantastic outdoor decorating ideas for Halloween. As I’ve been browsing online for a few ideas for my home, I’ve seen some of the most creative outdoor Halloween decor ideas that are not only simple to pull off, but they look amazing and will wow your ... Continue Reading
Looking for a scare? Check out one of these top five haunted attractions this Halloween.
It’s almost time for Halloween and what better way to enjoy the holiday than by visiting a haunted house? This may not be an activity for younger children or the faint of heart, but after weeks of planning costumes for the kids and taking them out trick-or-treating, don’t you deserve a little fun of your own? We’ve checked out some of the nation’s biggest and best haunted houses and here are our top 5: Pennhurst Asylum (Philadelphia, PA) – As the name suggests, this was once a ... Continue Reading
Start off the bewitching season with a festive movie that you can incorporate into a safe and fun Halloween party.
My children are finally at the age where we can enjoy watching a few Halloween movies without worrying about inducing a week's worth of nightmares. Now, I'm not talking about anything drastic like the 1978 horror flick "Halloween;" my aspirations for Halloween film treats are a lot tamer. My kids are finally at a place where they can enjoy movies like "Hocusv Pocus" without me having to convince my son the witches aren't going to try to eat him for supper. To help make Halloween a little more ... Continue Reading
Even with dietary restrictions, children can and should be able to enjoy Halloween fun. Learn more!
Most children look forward to Halloween with great anticipation. For the parents of children with food allergies and other conditions requiring dietary restriction (such as celiac disease or diabetes) Halloween can be a cause of some concern. But there's no reason to be afraid on Halloween. Even with dietary restrictions, children can and should be able to enjoy Halloween fun. Trick-or-Treating Costume: Halloween shouldn’t be just about candy. It’s also about being someone else for an ... Continue Reading