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.

Fun Halloween Recipes for Vampire- and Werewolf-Shaped Treats

Fun Halloween Recipes for Vampire- and Werewolf-Shaped Treats

Want to make some fun and festive Halloween treats to share with the whole family? Check out these recipes for edible vampires and werewolves. When you're done, be sure to share these delicious snacks with the whole family.

How to Make This Halloween a Family Affair: Dress Up in Costumes with a Common Theme

How to Make This Halloween a Family Affair: Dress Up in Costumes with a Common Theme

Although most parents consider Halloween a holiday for kids, why not get in on the action and dress up in a costume too? Pick a theme and include everyone (even the family pet) in the festivities this October 31. Read on for tips on how to make Halloween 2011 a family affair.

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day

With Halloween just around the corner, you might be stressing about getting your kids a new costume at an affordable price. Why not save some money, help the environment, and get rid of old costumes of Halloweens past by participating in National Costume Swap Day on October 8. Read on for details.

How to Have a Harry Potter Halloween: Recipes & Costumes

How to Have a Harry Potter Halloween: Recipes & Costumes

To jump-start your own Harry Potter-inspired Halloween revelry, we’ve got two recipes for meals drawn straight from the series that would even make Mrs. Weasley proud! Plus, check out some costumes of your favorite Hogwarts wizards!

ABCs for a Smart, Safe, and Happy Halloween

ABCs for a Smart, Safe, and Happy Halloween

Suzanne Singleton, author of "Clever Costume Creating for Halloween," offers safety tips and advice for kids and parents on Halloween night.

How to Manage Your Child's Fears on Halloween

How to Manage Your Child's Fears on Halloween

How to manage those less-fun aspects of Halloween, such as kid fears, racy costumes, overloading on candy, and dangerous streets.

Halloween Tricks for Kids

Halloween Tricks for Kids

Beyond the usual card tricks and sleight of hand illusions, the how-to for tricks like this one appear in the new book "Chills and Thrills: The Ultimate Anthology of the Mystical, Magical, Eerie and Uncanny," which is chock full of ghost stories, spells, legends, and lore to entertain your little ones this Halloween and beyond.

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun.

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY

The American Red Cross in Greater New York urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep their homes, kids, and neighborhoods protected while having fun this Halloween.

How to Go Green This Halloween: Help the Environment

How to Go Green This Halloween: Help the Environment

Read these tips from Jodi Helmer, author of "The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference," on how you, your family, and your neighbors together can lessen Halloween's impact on the environment.

Holiday Cocktail Recipes, for Kids and Adults

Holiday Cocktail Recipes, for Kids and Adults

As the temperature drops, spice up your next dinner party with a festive beverage or cozy in with a family-friendly mocktail. Check out these drink recipes courtesy of author and style expert Colleen Mullaney to celebrate the fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Caramel Apple Pumpkins Recipe

Caramel Apple Pumpkins Recipe

Here’s a treat that turns an apple-y tradition into a seasonal delight!

Autumn Cake Recipe and Gourd Craft

Autumn Cake Recipe and Gourd Craft

Try out this recipe for a festive autumn cake and construct a seasonal gourd-topped candelabra for your home. Courtesy of Country Living Happy Halloween.




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