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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Caramel Apple Pumpkins Recipe
Here’s a treat that turns an apple-y tradition into a seasonal delight! (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Children's Halloween Books and DVDs
Kids can read up on some of the Halloween-themed books and DVDs being offered this season. From spooky to just plain fun, there's something for everyone! (read the story...)

Just For Moms: What Will YOU Be for Halloween?
Have you spent all of your time making or planning your kids' Halloween costume and now you're stuck on what to wear yourself? Read these tips on where to find some unlikely inspiration. (read the story...)

How To Have a Happy - and Safe - Halloween
Halloween may be scary, but it doesn't have to be dangerous. Here, we've compiled a few ways to help you avoid any accidents while still having a fun and memorable night with your kids! (read the story...)

Ten Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween
All kids love to trick-or-treat, but remember these important guidelines to ensure that your kids remain safe (read the story...)

How to Create an Everlasting Pumpkin: A Carving Alternative
Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun, but after a week or so, your jack-o-lantern will start to droop and pucker, even if you’ve used all the tricks for preserving it. If you’re looking for a pumpkin that will last a bit longer, try making one out of papier-mâché. (read the story...)

Halloween: Trick vs. Treat?
If you find yourself debating which Halloween treats are OK for you and your children to sink your teeth into, we can help! Check out our list of the best and worst Halloween candies, including calorie counts and equivalent exercise time. (read the story...)

Halloween Destinations in New York
These Halloween-themed attractions are annual traditions for many families in the New York metro area. Join the fun! (read the story...)

Happy Halloween Hauntings Clever Costume Creating
Hey Halloween crusaders! What are your little pumpkins going to be for Halloween? Author Suzanne Singleton has a handful of clever costume suggestions with no sewing involved! Clever Costume Creating for Halloween ($15.95; Twenty-Nine Angels Publishing; (800) 736-7729 or from amazon.com) offers an A to Z guide of 200 costume ideas for all ages that will make you itch to create a costume for your kids’ next Halloween party. (read the story...)

A Happy Halloween Safety Guide
It's easy to become overconfident about Halloween safety. In fact, I'm guilty of it myself. We feel safe in our neighborhood. The children trick-or-treat as a group and are always accompanied by several adults. We hold their hands when they cross the street and at all times the adults are just a few feet away. What could happen, right? (read the story...)

Head off Holiday Havoc
Halloween is here, and that means Christmas and Hanukkah are only a few short shopping weeks away. Learn how to carve out time early on, to prepare for the winter holidays - it may be the biggest trick to staying ahead of the seasonal chaos this year. (read the story...)

Halloween's Magical Heritage
Although it has become a retailers' marketing frenzy in recent years, the elemental traditions of Halloween remain intact, and are rooted in ancient traditions dating back to pre-Christian times. (read the story...)

How to Prevent Eye Injuries from Costumes and Masks
Every year, there are several hundred eye injuries related to costumes and masks that are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. A growing problem, particularly among young children and teens, is the use of cosmetic contact lenses. Get tips from an expert on how to avoid eye injuries on Halloween. (read the story...)

Wicked Web Spots for Halloween!
Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! Creak open a cyber-crypt this month with a spider's "Web" full of fright sites. Take a break from scarecrow-stuffing, caramel apple-dipping and frenzied costume-planning to have a mad, mad time online this Halloween season. (read the story...)


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