Samhain, Hallowmas, All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en: the holiday's Pagan origins—as told by someone who loves the holiday.
This origami ghost looks good on a string for flying. Use double stick tape to stick to the wall in all directions. Fancy papers would make pretty ghosts if you want to break the traditional scary mold.
Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.
Looking for cute, inexpensive Halloween decorations to make? Learn how to make this pretty, fluffy Halloween wreath for a couple dollars at most!
Halloween witches potion bottles craft. Make Halloween witch's potion bottles easily using recycled bottles and jars. Witches brew bottles labels.
Pumpkins come in dozens of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Which ones make the best jack-o-lanterns?
Don't have money this Halloween? Create bruise effects using washable markers with this how-to tutorial!
Not everyone loves horror movies. This list includes many good movies that aren't in other lists because I love watching Halloween movies, but hate horror movies.
Make unique Halloween decorations by upcycling plastic milk jugs into Jack-O-Lanterns. A great way to reuse something that would normally be considered trash.
My comprehensive list of music for Halloween with a heavy emphasis on classic rock. Add some of these to your playlist for this year's big party or haunted house.
Stumped for ideas on what you should go as for Halloween this year? Sick of the same boring costumes at the store? Here are some ideas for costumes you can make yourself at home!
Kids will leave your doorstep with a smile and you won't have to worry about any of the issues we can have with candy in the 21st century.
Make glamorous, ghoulish, or a ghostly costume in one night. It can be done by looking in your household closets and using your arts and crafts skills. Use makeup on hand for facial expressions.
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.
Celebrate Halloween with this song list of spooktacular rock, pop and country favorites. From haunting tales to fun sing-a-longs, this list includes both perennial favorites and lesser known tunes.
Decorate brown paper bags for Halloween treat bags. Homemade treat bag ideas. Halloween treat recipes.
Learn how to make quick, cheap, and easy Halloween costumes out of things laying around your house. You can make a memorable costume out of a pizza box, some foil, or a poster board! Photos included.
Ever play Mummy? How about Ghost Busters? These 14 games are sure to keep a horde of young zombies busy and happy!
Find the perfect pumpkin-carving template, whether you are looking for a classic design, such as a spider or a haunted house, or one that references pop culture, such as "Family Guy" or "Star Wars."
With all the hustle and bustle this popular holiday brings, it's easy to overlook simple safety concerns. Keep these tips in mind to ensure your child has a happy -- yet safe -- Halloween!
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. Here is a step-by-step guide with photos. It is easy to make and very effective to scare the kids out trick or treating.
Here's another list of comedic and/or cheesy horror movies to watch during the month of October. Or just anytime you need some cheering up.
Looking for fun Halloween activities for your kids? Read to find creative crafts, spooky snacks, and fun family ideas to get your children excited for the upcoming holiday.
This tutorial will demonstrate how you can create burned skin effects for stage, film or for Halloween. The effect will look realistic even from up close.
Halloween is such a fun time of year, with all the costunes, games, and of course, candy! Here are 100 spooky Halloween words to use to help you enjoy the festivities with the kids!
Rock out to these thriller tunes this Halloween! This playlist churns out 50 rocking songs featuring witches, ghosts, monsters, devils and music that is just plain spooky.
Looking for that amazing yet easy-to-make Halloween costume? Here's a list of six pop-culture inspired costumes that can be whipped up with just a few items and a little creativity.
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.
Add a Halloween witch light to your fall decorations. This is a simple, easy-to-make Halloween craft which uses felt, raffia, and a string of lights to bring the witch to life.
A recipe for an ancient Halloween treat. Trick-or-treaters hoping for a gift of candy might be surprised to be given these soul cakes instead. But baking and giving them observes an ancient Halloween tradition. Find out more in this article.
These pumpkin poop treats in a jar treats are perfect for handing out to little stinkers, er, I mean trick-or-treaters on Halloween night!
The long, lazy days of summer are over, and it's easy to descend into a fall funk. But don't despair! Autumn is the perfect season to slow down and create special stress-free moments with your family.
I'll show you how to make a zombie door with this step-by-step guide that uses my own photos. This 'The Walking Dead' door can be a scary delight in your yard this Halloween.
I have two young daughters, and there has been a lot of talk about what they will be for Halloween. My mother seems to outdo herself when it comes to cute Halloween costumes for our girls.
Here are a plethora of decorating ideas for origami bats, from choirs to kitchen help. I have spent more than 7 years having fun with this single origami fold. One is never too old for Halloween fun!
A witch greeting craft that uses clear string lights and a pizza box. So easy to make and very impressive to view.
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.
Fused perler and hama bead patterns and designs to use in your spooky Halloween crafting. A fun craft activity for kids and adults who can get ideas and inspiration here.
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
It's almost that time of year again, and our naughty elf, Snowflake, will be up to no good. I've included 73 great ideas for little girls and boys that they'll love--my daughter certainly did!
Decorate your yard with a solar light ghost this Halloween. Use inexpensive solar lights to make this easy, and spooky ghost craft.
Kids' easy step-by-step how to make ghosts to hang outside from trees or the front porch at Halloween. Very few supplies needed. 14 photos and 2 short videos included.
Decorating ideas for a mad science-themed event with fun experiments. Great for Halloween, kids birthdays, or theme parties.
Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!
Wings are the most attractive part of a costume. Make your own Tinkerbell wings. Your little princess will surely be proud wearing her fantastic wings on her birthday, Halloween or costume party.
Going to a Halloween party this year, but have no idea what to dress up as? This article has 18 great ideas for last-minute costumes that you can put together without spending a lot of money.
This article outlines several easy Halloween costumes for adults that you can make quickly using some basic DIY materials.
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.
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.
Building a scary haunted house no longer has to break the bank. Follow these simple steps and you will be an A+ haunter in no time.
A tutorial about how to create a Halloween image using an app (Over) on your mobile phone that features yourself. Time to wow your Facebook friends.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.
Halloween bookmarks are fun to make. This one has an origami bat on the top. A fun paper craft for Halloween or any time of the year.
It can be hard to limit yourself to just a few Halloween decorations when you're on a budget. Consider these ideas for fun, functional Halloween items that can be reused and recycled over the years.
Salem witches' faces really did turn green, from severe physical punishments. Do you know what their broomsticks really represent? Green faces and broomsticks are not for children - rate them NC-17.
Are you nuts? Because you'd have to be nuts to play any of these 'games'-- especially on Halloween! Just learning about them is scary enough. Find out what they are-- come on in here and look.
Do you want to make scary DIY Halloween decorations for your front yard? Here you'll find instructions for making a creepy wreath for your front door to scare the kids on trick or treat night.
It's the time for monsters, witches, and skeletons once again! Helping your little ones enjoy the Halloween season, creepy children's songs are a great activity for Halloween parties, school classrooms, and Trick or Treating.
For my Halloween 2018 display, I made a Georgie skeleton and his sailboat. This is the little boy from one of the best new scary movies 'IT'. Here is a step-by-step guide for making this skeleton for your front yard display.
Just because you're not in high school anymore doesn't mean you can't go to Monster High on Halloween!
Here's a great craft for young and old. Very inexpensive and easy to do with great (and creepy) results.
When thinking of Halloween, you usually think about fancy dress parties, fireworks displays, and various other social observances, but for some, these activities don't seem quite so enticing.
Are you stuck at home on Halloween? Celebrate the holiday by dressing up, decorating the house, carving pumpkins, telling ghost stories and more! You don't need to go out to have fun on Halloween!
It's Halloween Time at Disneyland once again! Here is your guide to all the things you can expect at the park this Halloween season!
I love Halloween. Every year, I can’t wait for it to roll around. I even splurge on the full-size candy bars – and, no, I won’t tell you where I live. But I don’t want to spend too much decorating. There are plenty of things you can do to decorate your house without going broke. Most of them you can do yourself, and if I say that, then you should know they’re all super easy because I’m one of the least craft people I know!
In the spirit of the upcoming spooky holiday season, here are some great and easy DIY costumes for your dog this Halloween that hopefully won’t end up shredded on the floor.
Love the color and design of an old wool sweater so much that you can't bear to throw it out? Turn it into a fun and fuzzy pumpkin to decorate your home for fall!
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.
How to make an realistic fake wound for a Halloween costume, using ingredients you already have in your house.
Use cardboard, paint, and a brown bag to age a Halloween tome and a stunning, spooky Halloween or fall decoration.
Find some ideas for carving your pumpkins this year, including designs inspired by Harry Potter, bats, and popular images, stories, and tales.
Winter is coming... and so is Halloween! Do you want to dress as Khal Drogo, or Khaleesi? Ned or Catelyn Stark? How about Jon Snow? Or is it Jamie or Cersei? I'll show you how to dress like them all.
How to make a creepy coffin for your scary Halloween display in the front yard. Homemade DIY outdoor Halloween decorations for 2018 to frighten all those kids out doing trick or treat.
How to make scary Halloween yard decorations from things you have on hand or can purchase inexpensively.
Halloween in its various forms has been around for many centuries, especially in Northern Europe, where it originated. Here are ten fun facts that you might not know about the popular fall holiday.
Fun and educational, this Halloween quiz offers fifty questions (with answers) about one of Britain's most popular traditional festivals.
A Handmade Halloween card is fun to make. Draw a skull that fits your mood and put wings on it. The flying skull is a version of the flying heart.
Mummies, pumpkins, and vampires—oh, my! Besides those ghoulish delights, you'll find 30+ other Halloween-themed charades ideas here.
Folded paper bats are fun during Halloween or any time of the year. Here you'll find easy, step-by-step photo instructions. The bat is curious and a little scary too. It's a great craft for any age.
Interested in starting a Halloween boo in your neighborhood? Check out this article to learn more about this fun tradition, what to do if you're boo'd this Halloween, and learn what boo sign is.
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?
Christians can carve a pumpkin for Halloween that is not scary or a jack-o-lantern, but one that shares the message of Jesus, the Light of the World. Here are some free printable stencil templates.
These Halloween card messages are so funny it's scary. Use these to delight your friends this Halloween whether you write in a card or use social media to with them a Happy Halloween.
Skyrim costumes can be made easily from common materials. All it takes is a little inspiration and imagination.
Halloween has changed as it crossed the Atlantic from Europe and is now fervently celebrated in North America. Following are 13 modern 20th-century songs that delve into the dark but festive holiday.
Like to be scared? Below are reviews of five of the most heart-stopping narrative horror podcasts on the internet to get you in the mood for Halloween!
I collected these up for my granddaughters, but I thought I share them here with you all too. Ready to bone up on your Halloween jokes?
Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Want to dress like Lara Croft for Halloween, cosplay, or a costume party? In this article you will find tips on how to achieve Lara's signature look.
Detailed instructions on how to carve an Elsa pumpkin from the Disney movie Frozen. This technique is different from the normal way of carving a pumpkin ... It's a better easier way.
Bring a little Rock N Roll to your Halloween decorations this year with these KISS inspired pumpkin carving templates!
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
A Maleficent costume for kids (with horns and staff) is going to be one of the most popular Halloween choices for girls this year. Get this sassy yet age-appropriate costume before the rush. Or DIY!
If you don't want to give out candy on Halloween, here is a list of non-candy alternatives, including healthy choices, allergy-free treats, and toys for trick-or-treaters.
We white people feel entitled to don the garb of any and all cultures, but it's often inappropriate. Here's a list of racist Halloween costumes that we absolutely should not wear.
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.
Rey costume ideas for Halloween. Make your own Star Wars Rey costume with these DIY costume instructions and ideas. Find out how to put together a costume from clothes you have, find cheap accessori
Decorating for Halloween can be wicked fun but can also break your piggy bank wide open. The only thing you'll break with these ideas is your neighbors' hearts when they wish they had thought of them!