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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.

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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.

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Make Your Own Yummy Mummy Finger Franks

Make Your Own Yummy Mummy Finger Franks

The Halloween Creativity book from Barren's Educational Series is full of fun Halloween activities including games, crafts, and creepy party snacks.

13 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

13 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Have some pumpkin left over after carving your jack-o-lanterns, or just itching to make a pumpkin-flavored treat to celebrate fall? Try one of these 13 delicious recipes, including sweet breakfast ideas, savory dinners, and of course, some decadent pumpkin desserts.

Clever DIY Halloween Costume Ideas from Crafty Pants

Clever DIY Halloween Costume Ideas from Crafty Pants

Author Shannon Whitt of Crafty Pants: Clever Costumes offers a step-by-step guide an oversized hooded sweatshirt to create easy, froggy and doggy Halloween costumes for kids and parents alike.

Amazing Animal Costumes for Halloween Fun

Amazing Animal Costumes for Halloween Fun

Halloween just got a whole lot wilder with these critter costumes for kids and babies. Furry get-ups will keep your little ones warm whether they dress as a baby bat or a terrifying T-Rex.

All in the Family: Great Group Halloween Costume Ideas

All in the Family: Great Group Halloween Costume Ideas

October 31st isn't just for kids; parents can get into the Halloween spirit with these fun group costume ideas. Coordinate with your children's costumes to turn trick-or-treating into a memorable activity for the whole family.

Oh Baby! Halloween Costumes for Little Ones

Oh Baby! Halloween Costumes for Little Ones

Babies and toddlers are always cute, but why not amp up the adorable factor with these precious Halloween costumes? They're perfect for baby's first Halloween, toddler trick-or-treating, or dress-up during play time.




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