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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.

Children's Halloween Books and DVDs

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!

Just For Moms: What Will YOU Be for Halloween?

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.

How To Have a Happy - and Safe - Halloween

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!

Ten Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween

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

How to Create an Everlasting Pumpkin: A Carving Alternative

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.

Halloween: Trick vs. Treat?

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.

Halloween Destinations in New York

Halloween Destinations in New York

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

Happy Halloween Hauntings Clever Costume Creating

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.

A Happy Halloween Safety Guide

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?

Head off Holiday Havoc

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.

Halloween's Magical Heritage

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.

How to Prevent Eye Injuries from Costumes and Masks

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.

Wicked Web Spots for Halloween!

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.

Paper Bag Pranks: Great Costume Ideas from The Paper Bag Players

Paper Bag Pranks: Great Costume Ideas from The Paper Bag Players

Halloween, with its license to be silly, scary, ugly, glamorous or simply outrageous, is a great opportunity for children to pretend to the limit. Judith Martin, artistic director of The Paper Bag Players, offers some unique and easy-to-make costume ideas for children.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

Liz Weiss, RD, mother-of-two and co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers has created three delicious and healthy recipes that families will love and moms can feel good about serving.




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