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.
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.
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.
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.
These hair-raising places will spook your socks off this Halloween season. Find ghost tours and haunted sites in Columbia County, Dutchess County, Orange County, and Ulster County that are part of the Haunted History Trail of New York State.
UPDATED FALL 2015: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.
Celebrate Halloween with the sounds of the holiday, brought to you by your favorite Disney characters. Songs from Danny Elfman and the Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and classic Disney villains are sure to get your kids into the spooky spirit.
Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.
PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, shares step-by-step directions for adding demon eyes to your photo to make yourself into a vampire or demon for a spooky Halloween profile picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.