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How to Make Your Own Face Paint
Use common household items to make your own face paint this Halloween. Let creativity soar when you create a ton of face paint colors and let your kids take hold of the brush. Who knows? It might just inspire a Halloween costume! (read the story...)

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'
Lorena Siminovich, author of 'Petit Collage', shares step-by-step instructions to make a tiger mask and an owl mask out of paper. Make these with your kids for a DIY mask for their Halloween costume. (read the story...)

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best
Are you going to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island? Heed these nine tips from a mom who's been, with 5-year-old in tow, to make your visit with kids go as smoothly as possible (which means more fun for everyone!). (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Annual Halloween Party at The Scholastic Store in NYC on Oct. 26. The party includes food, games, crafts, and costumed characters for kids ages 3 and older and their parents. (read the story...)

All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume
Why buy a kid's Thomas the Tank Engine costume this Halloween when you can build one? Using cardboard boxes and crafts supplies, follow this step-by-step guide to DIY a train costume for your child. (read the story...)

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise
Looking for a Halloween event in NYC for your children to show off their Halloween costumes? The Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Kids Halloween Sightseeing and Costume Cruise is a great opportunity! The Halloween cruise features musical guests Baze and His Silly Friends, which will provide toe-tapping entertainment for little ghosts and ghouls. (read the story...)

Spirit Halloween Announces New Costumes, 2014 Trends
Spirit Halloween, the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in North America, recently announced its new Halloween costumes and Halloween decor, as well as the projected most popular 2014 Halloween costume ideas. (read the story...)

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year
This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun. (read the story...)

How to Celebrate Halloween with a Child with Special Needs
Despite the BOO!-filled nature of Halloween, your child with an anxiety disorder, sensory issues, or other special needs can find a way to partake in the holiday. Preparation is key; read tips from the experts on how to have an enjoyable Halloween. (read the story...)

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson
The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Suffolk County
Find the best kids' Halloween activities in Suffolk County, Long Island, including Halloween events at the museums, Halloween parties, harvest fairs and festivals, family shows, haunted houses, spooky walks, and more. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids on Long Island, Nassau County
Find fun Halloween parties, spooky family shows, harvest fairs and festivals, haunted houses and walks, and trick-or-treating events for kids and families in Nassau County, Long Island. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan
Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan. Here, we've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone, from a Night at the Museum and Halloween Murder Mystery to spooky concerts and trick-or-treating. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Queens
Halloween is here with a bounty of fun for families in Queens. Check out these spooktacular events, including a harvest festival in Long Island City, haunted days at the Queens County Farm Museum, Halloween fun at the Queens Zoo, and more! (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Brooklyn
See our top recommendations for kids' Halloween events and activities in Brooklyn, including Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and many more. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT
Find fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including a Teen Zombie Night in Westport, a Halloween festival weekend in Ridgefield, a spooky cemetery tour in Norwalk, Halloween parades and hayrides at the Beardsley Zoo, and safe trick-or-treating in Stamford. (read the story...)

Halloween Events & Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen
Check out these fun Halloween events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ, including the annual Halloween Parade in Nyack and the popular Zoo Boo in Paramus. (read the story...)

Best Halloween Events & Activities in Westchester
Get all the details on the six best Halloween events in Westchester. This year, we've rated the top celebrations in the area from tamest to scariest, so you'll know which events are best for your kids and family. (read the story...)

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island, happening weekends in October. The festival will include costumed characters, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving contest, and a giant pumpkin contest. (read the story...)

How To Make Your Own Slime
This Halloween hit the kitchen and make a recipe for fun when you learn how to make your own slime. This homemade slime recipe is designed for kids to get their hands dirty, plus it's offers sensory stimulation for sight and touch. Prepare to get messy and have a lot of fun with homemade slime. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to Strasburg Rail Road and Hotel Stay
As, part of our Halloween giveaways, you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Strasburg Rail Road's Murder Mystery Dinner Train on Oct. 25, plus an overnight stay at Clarion Inn at Historic Strasburg. This is a family-friendly Halloween event. (read the story...)

Win 4 Tickets to Sesame Place Spooktacular and Hotel Stay
Dress the kids in their scariest costumes and head over to The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place to trick or treat with Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang. NYMetroParents is giving away four tickets to Sesame Place and a one-night stay at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Langhorne. (read the story...)

Halloween Tricky Bites
These easy Halloween recipes are kid-friendly and festive options. Children can follow the steps to make owl cookies, spider brownies, chocolate and Jell-O hands, and edible witches' hats and brooms. (read the story...)

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts
These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs. (read the story...)

DIY Halloween Duct Tape Doormat
Stephanie Morgan, founder and managing editor of Modern Parents Messy Kids, created this DIY Halloween doormat. This upcycled Halloween decor was made with duct tape. (read the story...)


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