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Literary Costumes Your Bookworms Will Love

Literary Costumes Your Bookworms Will Love

Children can dress as their favorite storybook character with these literary costumes. Whether they dress as Horton; the Who he heard; or mischief-making Max, king of all Wild Things, they're sure to be a best-seller this Halloween.

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes from Local Moms

Using common children's clothing and a few household items, you and your children can make easy Charlie Brown, school bus, Where's Waldo, and grape costumes for Halloween and dress up sessions.

Winners of Our Halloween Giveaways

Winners of Our Halloween Giveaways

We're celebrating Halloween season in a big way, with tons of spooktacular giveaways throughout the month of October. You have plenty of opportunities to win big from now through Oct. 31. Check this page for announcements of the winners of each of our Halloween prizes.

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

6 DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget

A consignment expert shares six Halloween costume ideas and how to make your kid's Halloween costume on a budget.

How to Make Your Own Face Paint

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!

DIY: Tiger Mask and Owl Mask from 'Petit Collage'

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.

9 Things to Do to Make Your Luna Park Halloween Outing the Best

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!).

Win 4 Tickets to The Scholastic Store's Annual Halloween Party!

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.

All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume

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.

Win Tickets to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises' Halloween Kids Cruise

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.

Spirit Halloween Announces New Costumes, 2014 Trends

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.

Carve A Watermelon For Halloween This Year

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.

How to Celebrate Halloween with a Child with Special Needs

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.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

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.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Suffolk County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids in Suffolk County, Long Island.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Nassau County

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Nassau County

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for kids and families in Nassau County, Long Island.

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan

Best Halloween Events for Kids in Manhattan

Find the best Halloween events and activities for kids in Manhattan in 2015. We've rounded up the biggest family events so there's something fun for everyone!

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Queens

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Queens

A roundup of the top Halloween 2015 events for families in Queens.

Best Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn

Best Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Brooklyn

A roundup of the best Halloween activities for Brooklyn families in October 2015.

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Best Halloween 2015 Events for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

A roundup of the best Halloween 2015 activities for families in Fairfield County, CT.

Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen

Halloween 2015 Activities for Kids in Rockland and Bergen

A roundup of Halloween 2015 events for kids and families in Rockland County, NY, and Bergen County, NJ.

Best Halloween 2015 Activities in Westchester

Best Halloween 2015 Activities in Westchester

Get all the details on the best Halloween 2015 activities in Westchester County.

Celebrate the Season at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

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.

How To Make Your Own Slime

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.

Win 4 Tickets to Strasburg Rail Road and Hotel Stay

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.




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