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Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?

We spoke to Nicholas Strouse, LCSW, of Westport Family Counseling to get tips on handling tween's embarrassment of dressing up for Halloween, talking to your tween or teen about their inappropriate costume, and how to handle your teens mischievous Halloween behavior and pulling pranks on others.

The Best Halloween 2015 Activities in the NY Metro Area

The Best Halloween 2015 Activities in the NY Metro Area

We've rounded up the best Halloween 2015 family-friendly activities in the NY metro area, including events in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, Fairfield, Long Island, and Rockland.

Grave Mistake: Don't Get Tricked When Buying Halloween Costumes

Grave Mistake: Don't Get Tricked When Buying Halloween Costumes

Whether their children wear them one time or all year round, parents are looking to get the best deal out of Halloween costumes. The Better Business Bureau of New York offers tips for those buying or renting their Halloween gear from pop-up and year round costume shops.

DIY Halloween Costume: Duct Tape Mask and Cape

DIY Halloween Costume: Duct Tape Mask and Cape

Looking for a simple last-minute Halloween costume that you can make? We've got step-by-step directions from Scotch Duct Tape for a DIY Duct Tape mask and cape.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup

We spoke to NYC dermatologist Ariel Ostad, M.D., to find out what kind of makeup to buy for children for Halloween, the best way to remove makeup, and how to prepare your child's face for makeup.

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Little Green Monster Cupcakes

Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes

Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts.

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Sugar Puppy

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Sugar Puppy

Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her adorable Sugar Puppy face painting design for a great girls Halloween costume idea.

The Halloween ComicFest Comes to New York City!

The Halloween ComicFest Comes to New York City!

Kids and parents can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween CostumeFest at their local participating comic book shop. With games, raffles, free comic books, and community enrichment, there's something for every superhero!

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Zombie Kid

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Zombie Kid

Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her Zombie Kid face paint design, which makes a great boys Halloween costume idea.

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Creative Director Michael Natiello Dishes on the 2013 Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.

Pumpkin Carving 101: Tips from Master Carver Michael Natiello

Pumpkin Carving 101: Tips from Master Carver Michael Natiello

Planning to carve a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween but not sure where to start? Follow these easy pumpkin-carving tips from Michael Natiello, master carver and creative director of The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Westchester.

Top 5 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes in Queens

Top 5 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes in Queens

Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Queens, and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume.

11 Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in Manhattan

11 Best Places to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costumes in Manhattan

Your kid has thought about what he wants to be for Halloween since last year--and he's changed his mind a handful of times. This year, take your child to show off her best Halloween costume at Manhattan's most fun Halloween parties for kids that will also award prizes to the most creative of costumes.

5 Best Parties in Brooklyn to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costume

5 Best Parties in Brooklyn to Show Off Your Family's Halloween Costume

Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Brooklyn and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume.

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume on Long Island

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume on Long Island

Head to one of Long Island's best Halloween parties to show off you and your family's creative costumes. Many of the parties will host a costume party so your child can enter for his chance to win a grand prize.

Superhero Halloween Costumes Inspired by Blockbuster Films

Superhero Halloween Costumes Inspired by Blockbuster Films

As comic book heroes continue to take pop culture by storm, superhero-themed Halloween costumes are expected to be a favorite among young trick-or-treaters.

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume in Westchester

Top 14 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costume in Westchester

What are your kids going to be this Halloween? Whether they decide they want to be a witch, ghost, goblin, or a superhero, they'll fit right in with all the kids in costume at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Westchester.

Top 7 Places in Fairfield to Show Off Your Halloween Costume

Top 7 Places in Fairfield to Show Off Your Halloween Costume

Choosing a Halloween costume is a monumental decision for kids, one that they have been thinking about probably since last Halloween. Help them be proud of their Halloween costume and take them to show off at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Fairfield.

Count Down to Halloween with NYMetroParents
8 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes In or Near Rockland

8 Places to Show Off Your Halloween Costumes In or Near Rockland

Picking the "right" Halloween costume is a big deal for kids, who have probably been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween last year. Now that they've decided, take them to show off their costume at some of the most fun, kid-friendly Halloween events in and around Rockland County.

Defrightful Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Defrightful Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Holiday decorations aren't just for looks alone. These Halloween decoration ideas and how-tos from Party City use paper lanterns and rat cutouts to mark certain areas of your house as off-limits so you can maintain your family's privacy while your guests enjoy your party.

Maybe Just a Treat

Maybe Just a Treat

Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.

Count Down to Halloween with NYMetroParents



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