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Give Your Kids a Black Cat Trick-or-Treat Bag to Fill with Candy this Halloween

Give Your Kids a Black Cat Trick-or-Treat Bag to Fill with Candy this Halloween

Make candy collecting extra fun this Halloween by getting your child a specially embroidered and personalized black cat trick-or-treat bag.

Dress Up Your Little Monster in These Fun Halloween Costumes from Pottery Barn Kids

Dress Up Your Little Monster in These Fun Halloween Costumes from Pottery Barn Kids

Whether your kids can truly be monsters sometimes or just want to play the part on Halloween, check out these not-so-spooky costumes.

Magical Mermaid Costume is Pretty and Practical for Girls

Magical Mermaid Costume is Pretty and Practical for Girls

This girls' Magical Mermaid Costume from Chasing Fireflies comes with a sparkling cape to keep her warm and pretty accessories to make her feel special, whether she wears it on Halloween or just for fun.

Bat-y Trick-or-Treat Bag is Great for Every Kid's Halloween Costume

Bat-y Trick-or-Treat Bag is Great for Every Kid's Halloween Costume

Whether your kids plan on dressing up as ghosts, witches, devils, or princesses for Halloween, this spooky trick-or-treat candy bag is sure to complete any costume.

Clifford the Big Red Dog's Halloween Stories for Kids

Clifford the Big Red Dog's Halloween Stories for Kids

Get your kids into the spirit of Halloween before a night of trick-or-treating and candy consuming distracts them entirely. In these two children's books, everybody's favorite big red dog, Clifford, delights everyone in your family with "tails" of his Halloween adventures.

Plush Animal Masks Last Long Beyond Halloween

Plush Animal Masks Last Long Beyond Halloween

These colorful and cute plush animal masks for kids from Lakeshore Learning can be a great accent for handmade Halloween costumes, but they make for great fun at any time of year.

How To Throw a Halloween 'Trick-or-Treat' Party for Kids and Adults

How To Throw a Halloween 'Trick-or-Treat' Party for Kids and Adults

Does your family want to throw the best Halloween party in NYC? Check out the following fun tips on how to throw a successful Trick-or-Treat bash for kids and adults.

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours.

Etiquette Tips: Ensure Your Kid's Monster Costume Doesn't Reflect His Behavior this Halloween

Etiquette Tips: Ensure Your Kid's Monster Costume Doesn't Reflect His Behavior this Halloween

For many kids, the excitement over the Halloween festivities of dressing up and trick-or-treating for candies overshadows anything else. And, with all the craziness, it's easy for kids to forget to mind their manners. Use the following tips to ensure your kids stay polite while having fun.

Freaky Fun Facts about Halloween Candy

Freaky Fun Facts about Halloween Candy

Many kids (and parents) look forward to Halloween for the candy treats more than the festive costumes. For some fun facts on your favorite Halloween food including snack-size bars, gum, and candy corn, read on. You might be surprised by how many other parents are dipping into their kids' trick-or-treat stashes.

How To Extend the Life of Halloween Candy

How To Extend the Life of Halloween Candy

Every Halloween, your kids bring home piles of trick-or-treat candy. Unless you want them experiencing a non-stop sugar high until Thanksgiving, you might want to store some away for later. Read on for tips and tricks to make sure your treats stay tasty for weeks to come.

How To Throw a Festive Halloween Party for Kids and Adults

How To Throw a Festive Halloween Party for Kids and Adults

Most kids are anxiously awaiting to wear their costumes out trick-or-treating on Halloween night, but why not create another opportunity for your little pumpkins to dress-up again. Throw a Halloween party and invite the neighborhood to enjoy fun decorations, tasty treats and cocktails, and of course, candy. Read on for tips to make your Halloween bash a success.

Halloween's Haunted History

Halloween's Haunted History

Why not have your kids digest some Halloween history along with their Halloween candies and treats. If you aren't exactly caught up on why pumpkins became jack-o-lanterns or how the holiday became known as Halloween, read on for some fun facts to share with the whole family.

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

For some kids, Halloween is all about the candy...and eating as much of it as possible. Help keep your kids from consuming too many sugary treats with the following tips. By instilling the habits of nutritious eating young, you ensure everyone has a healthy and fun Halloween for years to come.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Chocolate Witch Hair

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Chocolate Witch Hair

Sure, candy is likely your kids' favorite Halloween treat, but why not cook up something a little different this October 31. Use this easy-to-make recipe to lure your children into the kitchen for a festive family activity that results in delicious chocolate witch hair.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Bewitching Cocoa Bites

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Bewitching Cocoa Bites

Getting the kids into the kitchen to help with dinner can be torture, but getting them cooking might be more fun with this festive Halloween recipe for delicious, chocolate rice cereal treats. Plus, these Bewitching Cocoa Bites also make the perfect addition to any Halloween costume party.

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Goblin Delights

Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with the Kids: Goblin Delights

For kids, Halloween is all about dressing up in costumes and collecting enough candy to last them until Christmas. Why not make obtaining Halloween treats more of a family affair by heading over to the kitchen and cooking up your own festive sweets. Try this quick and easy recipe for chocolate Goblin Delights.

Spider Costume a Great Fit for Baby this Halloween

Spider Costume a Great Fit for Baby this Halloween

Creepy, crawly spiders aren't so creepy after all when it's your pudgy little bug crawling across the room. This baby spider costume from Chasing Fireflies will get plenty of smiles this Halloween.

No-Mess Halloween Cupcake Cups

No-Mess Halloween Cupcake Cups

Forget your metal baking pans. More important--make clean-up easier! These paper baking cups from Welcome Home Brands aren't just convenient (bake treats right in them and serve directly from the oven), they're cute, too.

Orange & Pumpkin Smoothies for All!

Orange & Pumpkin Smoothies for All!

The Happy Family® brand, popular for their organic squeezable baby foods, has introduced the new Happy Squeeze line of fruit smoothies, perfect for every member of the family, not just the tots.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in Westchester County NY

Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Westchester County, New York. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout Westchester that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.

Healthy Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate Filling

Healthy Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate Filling

Start Halloween morning out right with these devilishly delicious pumpkin pancakes stuffed with a creamy chocolate filling. This healthy recipe is from Catherine McCord, the mom behind all those nutritious ideas at Weelicious.com.

Healthy Halloween Recipes from Weelicious

Healthy Halloween Recipes from Weelicious

Catherine McCord, the mom behind all those nutritious and fun recipes at Weelicious.com, presents a host of healthy Halloween treats, including Cheese Wafer "Fingers," Popcorn Trail Mix, "Spooky" Grilled Cheese, Gravestone Brownies, Witches Brew, and Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate Filling.

Two Recipes for Festive Halloween Desserts

Two Recipes for Festive Halloween Desserts

Halloween may be known as the holiday for costumes and dressing up, but few kids ever forget the best part...treats! And although Halloween candy is tasty, why not try baking these festive desserts as a family. They even make a delicious addition to your child's Halloween party at school. Read on for two recipes from Mix It Up with Jenny columnist, Jenny Harper.




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