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by NYMetroParents Newsletter Archives September 25, 2013

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NYMetroParents Halloween Guide
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Our Halloween Countdown Continues with Costume Ideas Galore!
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September is almost over, which means Halloween season is officially in full swing. You might be focused on keeping your children healthy amidst the candy overload, but we bet the kids are focused on a different aspect of the holiday: costumes!

Build a terrific train with our step-by-step guide, transform a basic hoodie into a fanciful animal costume, or rise to Duck Tape’s challenge to decorate your pumpkin and home with duct tape–really! We also have great DIY costume assembly ideas from local mommy bloggers, and an easy tutu tutorial that’s perfect for dress up, too!

• Check out our round-up of great kid lit costume options, and raid your little one’s library for inspiration!
• Get the bad guy-busting breakdown on these Hollywood hero costumes—there’s a reason they’re always so popular!
• Trick-or-treat in tandem! Sibling costumes make for great photo-ops and festive memories with built-in best friends.
• One, two, three… Awww! (Is there any more appropriate response to these adorable baby and toddler costume ideas?)
• We know kids can act like it sometimes, but what if they really were animals for a day? Don’t worry, they’ll change back on November 1st.

Halloween Giveaways!Spooktacular Prizes: With books for every reader, tickets to festive and fun events throughout the New York metro area, and even a $200 gift card to Chasing Fireflies, our Halloween giveaways will be a hit with every ghoul and goblin.

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Kooky Candy and Creepy Chocolate: Make an edible centerpiece that’s sure to impress at your Halloween party, decorate cookies using store-bought ingredients, and enlist the kids to make silly and spooky ghost treats and decorations.

Trick-or-Treating Tweens: As your kids grow from babies to teenagers–we know, it’s scary!—they might be unsure as to which childhood traditions to keep, and which to chuck. We’ve got tips on handling the transition.

Pumpkinpalooza! Save the seeds you harvest when you carve jack’o’lanterns and stock up on pumpkin puree: We’ve got 13 festive recipes featuring the fall favorite, from decadent pancakes with chocolate filling to seed-crusted chicken. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and vitamins, and it’s just plain delicious. (Bonus points if you pick your own to cook with!)


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