Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pictures of Halloween 2010

 Halloween 2010 was a lot of fun. My oldest son used a mask from an Alien costume and a black robe to make his costume. We cut the bottom of the robe so it wouldn't drag. He used the bottom of the robe to cover his arms and black glove to cover his hands. Not bad for his first time being creative and putting together his own costume.

The Younger son (the much shorter one lol) mixed two costumes together. He used a zombie bottom with a skeleton head. Easy and cute all at the same time.

The Second Picture here is my favorite as he has those red eyes staring at you. Really just that red eye effect from the flash that we normal don't want. But this worked great for the Halloween picture. 
 My husband, Richard, as Mario and his friend Jim, as Luigi. Both bought from the store, but just goes to show that you are never too old o have fun with Halloween. It just depends what you do with the Halloween season.
Last, my husband, again, and me. Sorry for the dark photo, but not bad for my son taking it. I had to tone down my normal witch costume because of the young kids we were going with. Instead I opted for this more fun purple witch. Try as I might nothing suits me better for Halloween then a witches costume. Put together from items I got from Walmart. Interesting looking hat with feather, black cape, a black shawl (helped to keep me warm too) and purple hair. I got the black cape from our Halloween box however.
We got the Halloween stuff all neatly packed away for next years use and plenty of candy left over as well.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Last Minute Halloween decorations

Found yourself need to decorate at the last minute? No matter the reason why, short on time or on money, this article on last minute decorations will have tips to help you get on your way. Starting with stuff around the house and in yard; there a lot of details that you can add to your decorations without spending a lot of money.

This weekend is it for 2010. I hope to share some good Halloween pictures with everyone. Never know I might see you out there.

Last minute Halloween decorations

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Costume made from Leftovers

Halloween is approaching fast. This year seems to go by so quickly; I'm still trying to catch up to it. Five Days until Halloween day and only two days away from the first Halloween party for my family. This year we haven't bought anything for Halloween yet; as like many of us we are trying to save as much money as possible. Tonight we pulled down that old Halloween box to see what was inside.

To have a really great Halloween box without spending a lot of money it is best to buy Halloween items just after Halloween. Yes, you miss that years Halloween. You also save tons of money and end up with really cool items for future Halloweens. Another cheap way is to keep some old ragged clothes around as well. Like black pants that got bleach spilled on them. The pants can either become hard at work pants or save for Halloween. Of course your Halloween box can become over full. That when you can share with neighbors or weed out old stuff that most likely won't be missed.

Inside our Halloween box was a little bare this year with new item. However our oldest son has fun mixing and matching items. He took an old black robe that was adult size. We cut jagged all around the bottom of the robe and arms of the robe to make it fit him. He then took an Alien mask and put it on with black gloves left over from winter. He used the two arm selves cuts to wrap around his wrist to hide his skin. The cut from the bottom of his robe is warn like a scarf to hide his neck. It became a really good costume from some old junk.

I'm planning to get some good pictures on Halloween from him. So if your low on funds or just want to save money; look no further then the junk in your own home or even a local thrift store.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Neat Halloween items to check out By DianeCass

DianeCass  has some good Halloween items to share with us at

Nice spooky Halloween Coffee mug. Perfect Halloween gift for coffee or tea lovers.

Halloween Coffee Mugs

Wonderfully spooky Halloween announcement. Perfect for inviting all your friends to your Halloween Party!

Halloween Invitation

Here are some more frightful gifts that your friends will love.

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Easy Indoor Halloween Decorations

Easy Indoor Halloween Decorations

Author: The Halloween Host

I always like to start with a Halloween theme for my Halloween decorations. Ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, etc… then build from that point.

In a ghost theme, you can create ghosts from sheets and pin them up on walls or have them hang from different elevations in your home. Such as railings, doorways, lamps, cabinets etc. are inventive.
Ghouls and skeletons are pretty much the same concept except they can be placed in a chair or a bathroom or place it on a wall right where people might be coming in.

Pumpkins are my favorite theme. You can carve many different designs out of a pumpkin even if you aren't very artistic.  There are stencils for carving pumpkins such as pet faces, silly faces, scary faces, or even inanimate objects such as tomb stones. How about a carving of a pumpkin?

I always thought it would be cool to have a pumpkin carving contest. The guests can bring their own pumpkin and you decide if it should be carved at your house or if it should already be carved when they arrive. I like the latter idea because of the mess they make.  If you do decide you want it done at your house just insist they clean the pumpkin before they arrive. This will cut down on the mess. Put garbage containers near every two people and have a time limit. You can judge by categories or just overall whose was the best.  And then the pumpkins become part of your d├ęcor.

Be sure to use plenty of spider webs so your house looks creepy. Spiders are great also. If you have a basement and use it as your party room place spiders lining the walls going down the stairs with a large spider up above.

In the bathroom if you really want to scare someone squirt fake blood all over the tub walls and shower curtain then close the curtains part way. Then you can put some fake body parts in the tub.  And don't forget the sound effects.

Halloween can be as much fun for decorations as Christmas. So have a ghoulish good time.

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Top Five Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Wonder what the top five outdoor decorations for Halloween are? This list can help give you the heads up on whats hot.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

All I know About Halloween

All I Know About Halloween squidBOO page was written by Virginia Allain, who is indeed a very good writer.
Virginia is embarrassing Halloween this year starting with sharing very thing she know about Halloween.
  1. Plan a Halloween Party or a Haunted House
  2. Make Some Extreme Pumpkins for Halloween
  3. Webpages about Vampires, Bats and Black Cats
  1. Other Halloween Topics
  2. Places to Go for Halloween
  3. Lots of Halloween Costumes 
And there is More:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween Spirit

Halloween can be a fun time of the year if you participate. More and more people think Halloween is losing it magic or Halloween spirit because the old door to door tick or treating is disappearing. In Sevierville, TN there is very little door to door tick or treating instead the kids go down to various local functions. The churches, community center, and even the local baseball stadium give the children as chance to get candy. The churches do more of a trunk or treat where the people from the church pass out candy from the trunk of their cars. The towns do this to keep our children safe, as door to door has become increasing more dangerous. So how do we continue to have Halloween spirit, fun, and excitement?

Volunteer at some of the local events. Do you have really neat Halloween decorations, like to scare people, or just have some time to help pass out candy? Volunteering to help out with a local event or some of the local events is a great way to have fun with Halloween and share the fun with everyone in the neighborhood. It is also a great way to meet new people in the town as well. Never know, mingling at Halloween events may even help your personal career!

Churches, community centers, or the local chamber of commerce will be able to help lead you to the right direction of local events going on for Halloween and who to get in contact with to volunteer your services. Not only is this helpful to spread the Halloween spirit with everyone in your neighborhood but it also help to make Halloween twice as much fun for any children you may know, including the big kids as well.

Halloween parties are still a SCREAM. Children and Adults can enjoy a Halloween party. With all the old Halloween games and maybe a haunted house, a Halloween party with all your family and friends is a great way to spread the Halloween spirit. This is a perfect way to share your Halloween craftiness by showing off your Halloween foods, decorations, and imaginations. Maybe even a nice cauldron over a fire with some good soup would be a great way to feed the ground and be spooky. Many people even collect can food in exchange for the soup. Great way to help out the local food pantries for needed people.

Decorate your front lawn. Just because people don’t door to door tick or treat much anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your front lawn. Now with a little bit of planning the Halloween decoration can easily be reused for Thanksgiving decorations as well. 

Scarecrows can be dressed spooky for Halloween, but turned into happy scarecrows for Thanksgiving.

Painted pumpkins can have two faces; one side of the pumpkin spooky for Halloween and the other side cute or turkey face for Thanksgiving.

Noose hanging from a tree can look spooky especially with a vampire or witch or funny for Thanksgiving with a turkey.

There can still be Halloween spirit with or without door to door tick or treating. We can still have fun and keep the children safe. If you are friends with many of your neighbors, or live on a safe street and want to get to know your neighbors, you can always have a Halloween block party. This would allow the children to have fun, but keep them in a safe area.

Last but not least you could create your own haunted house. This can be done in your backyard, garage, or even a basement. Have fun scaring some family and friends. After checking with local laws you could even charge a small donation to donate to a charity. Halloween fun for the neighbors while helping a local charity; best of two worlds.

Halloween Gypsy Costumes

With so many colleges in the Pennsylvania/New England area, skimpy, sexy costumes are always in high demand. Frat parties on college campuses in Pennsylvania demand the best costume and Halloween gypsy costumes are always a crowd pleaser.

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The Top Five Items to Make Your Own Devil Costume

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How to do Goth Make Up for Halloween

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Pierced Gothic Guy Halloween Costume

Well guys who want to go for the pierced, Gothic Guy look this Halloween may be pleasantly surprised to find it’s just as easy. If you have something black in your closet, you’re ready to be a Gothic Guy.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Putting together a great vampire or Vampiress Costume

The vampire or vampiress Halloween costume is quite possibly one of the most popular. On Halloween you can't walk down the street, go to a party or even look out your door without seeing someone wearing plastic fangs and a cape. But most of these costumes are lacking something. They lack believability, depth and, most of all, they lack that horrifying look you're supposed to get when you see an undead creature that wants to kill you.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scariest Vampire Contacts

As shown in this picture with the right contacts your eyes can stand out and be the most scariest thing other people will remember from Halloween. Here Tara Swadley explains how to get the best and scariest Vampire Contacts. This article is a must to scare everyone for Halloween.

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Best Couple Costumes: Angel and Devil Halloween Costumes

Wonderful Angel Costume to go with your hubbies Devil Halloween Costume.

Angel and Devil Halloween costumes are a very popular couples costume. It’s a surefire crowd pleaser at any Halloween party. Best of all, this cute couple’s costume doesn’t need to be planned too far in advance and the clothing portion of the costume can be planned on a whim with things many have in their closets already.

Found out How here 

Photo by: Varyamo

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to Make Unique Jackolantern Faces with an Amazing Pumpkin Carving Technique

Looking for some unique ideas for your jackolanterns?  This jackolantern is sure to get some scream out of visitor. Two great article that will help you to create a pumpkin into a unique jackolanter for Halloween.

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Dog Halloween Costume - Safety Tips for Pet Dogs

Dog Halloween Costume - Safety Tips for Pet Dogs

Author: Donna Boras

The demand for dog Halloween costumes has grown in the past number of years. Some families like to have their dog with them while trick-or-treating for security purposes; how about dressing your buddy up for Halloween and allow him to have fun too,  keeping dog Halloween safety in mind of course. With a properly trained pet, and dog-loving neighbors, it can be a family event. Some dogs like getting dressed up and the attention they get. Those who are not party animals may become stressed.  Here are some tips that may get your best friend in the mood.

Tips for Persuasion
1. Don’t wait until Halloween day, start a couple of weeks before to get your dog accustomed to the costume using treats to persuade him.
2. Let your buddy sniff around the costume, lay it over him for a minute, praise him and give him a treat. Do this several times. Every day follow this procedure, leaving the costume on longer each time.
3. Loosely put the costume on your doggy and repeat what you have done in the instructions above. A minute at first and then gradually take longer increments. Accompany this with many of treats and much praise.
4. If your dog gets nervous and agitated, and does not liking the costume idea, forget it. A doggy t-shirt, Halloween collar or bandana may be a better alternative.

Dog Halloween Costumes – Tips for Safety
1. The correct fit is important - not too tight or constricting.
2. Avoid impeding the breathing, hearing, sight, movement or barking.
3. Costume should not cause overheating.
4. The costume should be checked for things that may be poisonous or that may choke your doggy.
5. A dog should not at any time be left unattended when wearing a costume.
6. All rubber bands should be removed immediately.

Inside Safety on Halloween
1. Be mindful that your dog does not escape when you open your door to trick-or-treaters.
2. If your dog accidentally gets out, wearing a reflector could prevent injury from a car.
3. In case your dog does escape, do make sure he has an Identification tag on.
4. Think about having your friend on a leash, crated or in another room when trick and treaters are out and about.
5. Candy and wrappers will be everywhere on Halloween but they must be kept away from pets. A chew toy or a canine treat should keep him satisfied so that he does not feel left out.

Safety on Halloween - Outside
1. Every Halloween pets are injured, stolen tormented and tortured. It is important not to leave your dog outside on Halloween.
2. If you walk your dog Halloween evening, be vigilant of what he may pick up along the path.
3. Do have your dog on a lead and make sure he is wearing a collar and ID.
4. Set Jack O'Lanterns and lighted candles where they cannot be tipped over.

Shopping for Dog Halloween Costumes:
Does your dog have the temperament for trick or treating with the family? If so there is a huge amount of choices available for pets.
Have a safe and fun Halloween with your dog!

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Top 5 Amazing Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Looking for something new an unique for carving your pumpkin this year? Here are five amazing techniques to make your pump stand out from the rest. With these techniques you are sure to wow your Halloween visitors.

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How to Apply Vampiress Makeup

Photo by: busangane 

Complete and easy to follow directions to make a pierced vampiress look for Halloween. Tara Swadley has done a great job explaining exactly how to achieve a wonderful vampiress look that is bound to amaze all your friends for Halloween.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Halloween Costumes

Photo by Lapopat
A great professional looking Vampire Costume. Everything you need to make a grate Vampire Costume. Perfect for Halloween parties or Halloween costume contests. Have Fun.

Friday, September 10, 2010

How to Plan a Halloween Party

Halloween Parties are the top news going around for the month of October. Knowing how to plan a Halloween party can mean the difference between an "OK" party and an amazing party.

This article by Susan Golis is just want you need to help plan for a Halloween party that everyone will remember.

Start Planning your Halloween Party today with by reading How to Plan a Halloween party. I hope you have a dreadfully spooky Halloween party.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

Halloween Costumes for Toddlers

Author: Halloween Costume Fun

Toddler Halloween costumes are favored by all the little children. The selection of toddler costumes continues to grow, making each year harder and harder to pick out a costume. We all know that you want your toddler looking the cutest Halloween night.

Little girls love to dress up. They love to play house and they love to neatly place their stuffed animals around the table for a tea party. Little girls enjoy dressing in their prettiest dresses and tiara's while nibbling on little cracker cakes next to their friends. Princess costumes will have your child enjoying tea time in style, being the princess of the castle, and she will even be teaching her pupils how to make a great queen.

Witches are a popular Halloween costume as well. With costumes are preciously made, keeping your child as sweet as a button. She will be brewing up some of the sweetest potions in her witch outfit, just don't get on her bad side or she will get all hocus pocus alakazam on you and turn you into a shoe. Witch costumes are full of magical fun.

Toddler boys and girls are fascinated by superheroes. With their super fast speeds, being able to fly, and how the fight against the villains to protect the innocent, is definitely intriguing to the little eyes. Superhero costumes offer a sense of adventure for all the children. Your little stallion will be looking super buff in a muscle chest superhero costume and pair up your daughter and have a super team duo.

Boys love playing cops and robbers. They love upholding the law in an officer uniform. Police costumes are available for the little ones who want to take down the bad guys, they are the ones who want to make a difference at all the homes and local businesses. Just make sure to get all your chores done, otherwise he's going to give you a ticket. Whether you are on home or on the go, mind your P's & Q's, cuz this little Sheriff means serious business.

There are a lot of educational and fun cartoons now on television. Children enjoy watching all their favorite shows and would love to go exploring in a Deigo or Dora costume. We all love Sponge Bob, after all, he lives in a pineapple under the sea. Super Why, the Back Yardigans, and Handy Manny are all popular shows we watch at home. Let your toddler watch all the favs in costume!

Toddler costumes are an all year craze and make great birthday gifts as well as Halloween costumes. There are so  many choices that will have your child's wheels turning a mile a minute. The options are endless in a toddler costume!

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Pumpkin Carving with young children or toddlers

Kids of all ages, including the ones inside us, like to carve pumpkins. Although this is a fun tradition, it can also be dangerous for young children or toddlers. Toddler and young children can still get into having safe fun carving pumpkins but with a twist. Many toddler or young children don't have the strength to use the safer pumpkin knives, so they get stuck watch their parents cut their pumpkin for them. This article has some great suggestion to help the toddler or young children to enjoy carving their pumpkin without getting hurt.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

My favorite Halloween Costume

Halloween items are just around the corner and into our stores. However visiting you local thrift store you could not only create your own costumes at a much cheaper price, but you can also help other people as well.

My favorite costume was dressing up as a witch. Not only did I enjoy being a witch but I also won many Halloween competitions for the costumes as well. The costume was all self made. Starting with a black gown from my mother. It was an old maternity gown that was all black and thick. We cut the bottom of the gown to have jagged edges.

Living up north during my childhood, having the gown was big was perfect so I could easily wear clothes underneath so I could be warm.

Next we got a cape, witch's hat, lots of green make up, and black hair spray. Wearing dark colored clothes, then the maternity gown, then the cape. Painted my hands and face dark green. Ratted my own long blond hair as high as it would go, and sprayed it with black hair paint. My hair was completely black and ratted. Some people thought it was an expensive wig. Then top with witch's hat.

Latter We even found some old ties. Which we sewed together to make as a snake. I the wore the snake around my neck. An unique and elaborate costume. Overall this costume didn't cost that much, every year it got better and didn't cost much.

With over 60 day till Halloween now is the perfect time to start searching local thrift store for costume parts.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Only 65 days till Halloween

Yes there is only 65 days today for Halloween. This means that now is the perfect time to start your decoration planning. Being thrifty with items from around the house or things you may use often is a great way to save money. The more money we can save the more scarry Halloween stuff we can get!!

Currently I'm saving ice coffee bottles. The bottle are short and fat and plastic. These bottles are perfectly fat as they could look like little pumpkins. Simply cover the bottle in paint to make them look more like a pumpkin. Tie a string around the bottle and hang the bottles from the trees. Inexpensive pumpkins to decorate the trees.

Halloweeen this year is going to be blast. Please share links and or ideas below on more home made decorations.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tips for Homeowners to be safe on Halloween

Halloween is coming up in a few month and it is time to start planning. I have written an article on tips for homeowner to help homeowner protect themselves and their property during this hopefully fun Halloween year.

Tips for Homeowners to be safe on Halloween

Please if you have additional tips leave a comment below. If we are all prepared and thinking safety first we should have a Happy Halloween.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Save money and plan to plant pumpkins this year

Pumpkins are fairly easy to grow. Plus you can grow as many or as few pumpkins as you would like. Now is the perfect time to think about planting pumpkin for next year Halloween. Of course it is too early to plant them outside, but it is the right time to plan and save for the garden you would like. Pumpkins grow on a vine and can take up a lot of area. You can however cut and remove parts of the vine to make the plant produce less and fit in the area you provide.

Planting pumpkins is not only a great way to save money but it can also help to make some extra cash. Think of the amazing Halloween party you can throw with the extra cash from a pumpkin patch.

Not in for the money but have a some extra garden space? How about growing pumpkins to donate? Children would love to have class projects to carve pumpkins. Pumpkins seed don't cost much at all, but it can bring a lot of joy to many people for Halloween.