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  • Halloween party dessert recipes include fun and frightening roach-infested popcorn, gory cake ball brains, chocolate cookie dough rats, zombie and spider cupcakes, cute werewolf snack cakes, and more.

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    by Margaret Schindel25

  • A black cat perched on the fence post, a ghostly wind blowing through the crackling trees, a glaring Jack O' Lantern standing guard at your front door. These are symbols and traditions of Halloween as we know it today, but where did this Halloween symbolism come from?

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    by Nicole Canfield16

  • While we give thanks for our family members, let us not neglect to express thanks to them. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give the proverbial flowers. Here are some ideas to inspire gratitude.

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    by Dora Weithers88

  • Learn how to create indoor and outdoor topiaries with easy-to-follow directions. Designs include a Christmas Berry Topiary, a Christmas Ball Topiary, and Evergreen Spiral Topiary.

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    How to Make a Christmas Topiary: 5 DIY Projects

    by Tammy74

  • How to make beautiful non traditional Easter egg decorations that last long after all the jelly beans are gone. Instructions for blowing out the eggs, silk dyeing, hand painting and making decoupage hanging egg ornaments.

    How to Craft Beautiful  Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    How to Craft Beautiful Egg Ornaments You Can Keep Forever

    by Sherry Hewins51

  • These are examples of what to write in your mom's Mother's Day or Mothering Day card. Also included are directions and ideas for how to write a good Mother's Day wish.

    Messages to Write in a Mother's Day Card

    Messages to Write in a Mother's Day Card

    by Blake Flannery3

  • How to make Christmas tree decorations and ornaments with air dry clay. They can be handmade and the kids can personalize them with their name and date. How do you create awesome handmade Christmas tree ornaments.

    How to Make Christmas Decorations With Air-Dry Clay

    How to Make Christmas Decorations With Air-Dry Clay

    by L M Reid33

  • Make your Halloween party a no-fuss affair with some of these impressive desserts, snacks and main dishes. Also, get Halloween treat ideas for your little ghosts and goblins.

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    20 Fabulous Halloween Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • The Manx holiday Hop-tu-Naa is an October 31st holiday that pre-dates modern Halloween. It has connections to the old Celtic pagan holiday Samhain, the New Year in the Celtic calendar.

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    by Carolyn Emerick8

  • I make all my own scary Halloween decorations for our front yard display. This is the 3D skull with blood and cobwebs that I made, including step-by-step instructions with photos. It is easy to make and is very effective in the front yard to scare the kids out trick or treating.

    How to Make a 3D Blood-Soaked Skull Halloween Decoration

    How to Make a 3D Blood-Soaked Skull Halloween Decoration

    by L M Reid0

  • Creatively presented Easter desserts and appetizers. Fabulous food ideas to help you jazz up a spring or Easter party.

    Amazing Easter Food Ideas

    Amazing Easter Food Ideas

    by iZeko0

  • Samhain, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en: the holiday's Pagan origins—as told by someone who loves the holiday.

    Where Did Halloween Originate?

    Where Did Halloween Originate?

    by Nicole Canfield18

  • A special article for all of those who have lost their Moms and are facing the dismal prospect of Mother's Day without her. Offering hope and consolation for this painful occasion.

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost  Their Mom

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost Their Mom

    by Sharilee Swaity92

  • Fathers are extremely important, especially to their daughters. The instrumental role he plays in the life of a daughter leaves a mark that can't be changed. Those with great fathers are truly lucky.

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    by Kathleen Odenthal24

  • Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even at a campground. Big or small, all need fresh ideas to scare the guests. Here you'll find many ideas!

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    by Virginia Allain68

  • It's easy to make beautiful and festive Christmas tree decorations with oven-bake clay and some basic household tools! These ornaments are quick to make and a fun holiday project to do with kids!

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    DIY Christmas Craft: Easy Oven-Bake-Clay Ornaments

    by Donna Herron20

  • How do you make Christmas-themed rock decorations with decoupage art? Napkins, glue, and rocks are all you need to make these holiday decorations. They can be placed around the Christmas tree and also make great gifts.

    How to Make Christmas Decorations: Decoupage Rocks

    How to Make Christmas Decorations: Decoupage Rocks

    by L M Reid8

  • Enjoy these rocking tunes from a Memorial Day playlist used for indoor cycling class. These songs will get your heart pumping and your holiday cookout off and running.

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    by Marcelle Bell3

  • Alone for Thanksgiving? Make it great and don't feel alone or left out. Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes, and have a wonderful holiday.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle38

  • Find out how Christmas in France is celebrated. Learn all the French Christmas traditions, customs, and everything else there is to know about celebrating the holidays!

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Palen38

  • Painting windows in Las Vegas has been my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. Find out what materials to use and how to create these beautiful window paintings yourself!

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    by Maria Burgess110

  • This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    by Lew Marcrum0

  • Basic charades game play, along with ways to make the game more interesting and to give it some Halloween appeal. You'll also find charade word suggestions and tons of Halloween-themed charade ideas.

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    by Candace Bacon7

  • Celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd! Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate Groundhog Day for kids and adults. From the naturalist to the movie buff to the gourmet cook, there's something for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes and Groundhog Day trivia.

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    by Stephanie Henkel113

  • The International Day of Peace is September 21st of each year. Many around the world gear up for this day in many ways - there are many ways to celebrate!

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    by Cynthia Calhoun19

  • Do you have bells in your craft room and no idea what to do with them? Turn them into beautiful ornaments, wreaths, garlands, elves, and more!

    42 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    42 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    by Annette R. Smith21

  • Some of the young women may seem undeserving but who knows how far-reaching, over time, a genuine message of love and hope will be? Send a personalized Mother's Day card to a teenage mother this year.

    30 Mother's Day Messages for Teenage Mothers

    30 Mother's Day Messages for Teenage Mothers

    by Dora Weithers44

  • These Christmas wishes provide ideas to make Christmas cards extra special. Take the opportunity to send a message with meaning, whether it be funny or inspiring.

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    Christmas Messages to Write in Cards

    by Blake Flannery33

  • Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    by iZeko0

  • August 3 is National Watermelon Day. Learn some interesting things about watermelons.

    National Watermelon Day

    National Watermelon Day

    by Margaret Minnicks4

  • Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    by KRC153

  • Bi Visibility Day is observed every September all over the world and is an important day to bring awareness to the unique challenges that bisexual people face. We can overcome the stigma that bi people face by using this day to increase visibility for the bi community.

    Celebrate Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd

    Celebrate Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • Easter is celebrated by many people all over the world in many different ways! Learn about a special Easter tradition and the origins that gave way to the entire holiday.

    Easter Traditions: Bunnies or Bells?

    Easter Traditions: Bunnies or Bells?

    by Bethany Halbert14

  • The Carnival of Venice is an extravaganza of color, Masks and entertainment. held each year this Italian celebration brings back to life renaissance Italy. Includes the History of the Masks.

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

  • On this page you'll find fun things to do at your Halloween party. Game ideas: Eyeball Race, Capture the Witch, Mummy Wrap, Jack-O-Lantern Decorating, Costume Contest, and more. Lots of photos.

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    by Faye Rutledge3

  • Don't throw away those old holiday greeting cards. Instead, save them for future craft projects. Learn three ways to make crafts with Christmas cards.

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    by Deborah Neyens75

  • Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. Here is a simple plan to build your own manger to display in your yard. It fold down and stores flat.

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    by Eric Cramer46

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  • Getting kids excited for the holidays is a perennial problem. Here's a fun way for kids who love arts and crafts to prepare for Sukkot if you don't have a real sukkah for them to decorate.

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • Are you tired of boring pumpkins? Do you want to find a more creative way to decorate your pumpkins this year? Make your neighbors scream with envy and have the coolest pumpkins on the block with these awesome pumpkin decorating ideas.

    10 of the Most Creative Pumpkin-Decorating Ideas Ever

    10 of the Most Creative Pumpkin-Decorating Ideas Ever

    by Meagan Ireland0

  • Make your own stacked pumpkin topiary to decorate for Halloween and the fall season! You can use real or fake pumpkins and putting these topiaries together is easier than you think!

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    by Donna Herron39

  • Great facts and traditions about the American Flag, how to display it and dates when it is typically displayed.

    Flag Day: How to Display the Flag

    Flag Day: How to Display the Flag

    by Marcy Goodfleisch44

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