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The Ultimate Scary Halloween Guide

Published July 04, 2018        by Sarah

Curious about the history of Halloween? Wondering what costume to choose this year? Or maybe you have a party you want to get out of. This ultimate Halloween guide has all the information you are searching for. Halloween Fun Facts According to the US Census Department, over 36 million American children (ages 5 to 13) will trick or treat door to door on Halloween night. Many people in the United States carve pumpkins to light up on Halloween.  Chances are that you will be getting a pumpkin grown in Illinois unless you purchase one grown at a local farmer because Illinois leads in US pumpkin production by a huge margin. Consumers will use up over 1 billion pounds of pumpkin as jack o' lanterns, in pies or other ways just this year alone. The nearly 2500 costume stores and rental Read more

Halloween Safety Tips

Published October 28, 2015        by Matt

 Halloween Safety Tips Halloween Safety Guide This Halloween keep yourself, your kids, and children trick or treating at your home safe. Below you will find some helpful tips for picking safe costumes, trick or treating advice, tips to apply costume make-up safely, ideas to keep your pets safe, and advice on how to make sure that the jack o'lantern carving goes well. Kids (and adults for that matter) look forward to Halloween for months. In fact, I know some kids that wear their costumes for days leading up to trick or treating night. Don't let the holiday be ruined by an avoidable accident. Just use these tips and your own common sense to make this a Happy Halloween full of devilishly delicious Halloween treats for one and all. Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips Here are some suggested Read more

10 Funny Excuses to Stay Home From Halloween Parties

Published October 26, 2015        by Matt

 10 Funny Excuses to Stay Home From Halloween Parties 1) Odd Costumes, Loud Music, Crazy People - No Thanks? It's not unusual to not want to go to that Halloween bash (again) this year. Sure, last year you managed to drag yourself to the party but this year you're just not feeling it. It happens, more often than you'd think. Really. So what should you tell the host (and the guests) when they ask you why you won't be attending? Here are a few ideas that you can use this year. Next year though, you're on your own. Image courtesy of merfam on Flickr   2) You have to babysit. All night. This excuse works if they're asking you weeks ahead of time, why you won't be attending. This excuse is especially believable if you have younger brothers and sisters, or nieces and nephews. If you use this one, Read more

Halloween History

Published October 21, 2015        by Matt

 Halloween HistoryThis post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. The Real History and Origins of Halloween Halloween is a holiday that has always been soaked in myths, mystery, magic and urban legends. It's celebrated in several countries, but is most popular in the United States and Canada. And, it is probably one of the most misunderstood holidays that is celebrated today. Over 2,000 years ago, the Celts lived in what is now Ireland, northern France and the United Kingdom. Their new year began on November 1, the day marked the start of the cold winter ahead which was associated with death. On October 31, they celebrated the new years eve with Samhain, which has evolved into our ghoulish Halloween celebrations over the Read more

Best Scary Movies For Halloween

Published October 19, 2015        by Matt

 Best Scary Movies For HalloweenThis post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. Spooky and Scary Entertainment for Halloween Night If you're a little older and you are over the whole "trick-or-treating" stage, then odds are you might be staying home to celebrate in other festive ways. If you've decided to skip the whole Halloween party scene, then Halloween movies are likely on your mind, and why wouldn't they be? They're the best way to get into the spirit of the holiday without ever having to leave your couch. Keep in mind, these are not children's movies, so if there are small eyes and ears around, you may want to opt for the Disney Channel or something safe. So gather your friends, get the soda, popcorn and goodie baskets Read more