Fun Halloween Treat Ideas For 2009: Healthy Treats for Halloween

September 25, 2010 by admin  
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Fun Halloween Treat Ideas For 2009: Healthy Treats for Halloween
Candy, though being associated with Halloween for centuries, has also long been associated with health issues such as spikes in sugar levels, weight gain and contributing to such things as diabetes and decay of our teeth. However, there are other Halloween treat ideas that you to hand out to your trick-or-treaters.  We can all make sure our kids enjoy this Halloween by giving them treats that won’t harm or affect their health.

After having numerous conversations with kids in my family, their friends and their classroom buddies I have come up with a list of treats the kids would enjoy just as much, if not more, than Halloween candy.

Healthy Snacks:

Raisins or other dried fruit packets

Bags of homemade trail mix

Mixed nuts that can also be mixed with raisins or dried cranberries

Apples can be decorated with small scary spiders that you can attach to the stem

Bananas and oranges can be decorated with painted Halloween faces

Other Great Treats:

Kids love stick-on stickers and temporary tattoos

Wax teeth and mustaches have been a hit on Halloween for as long as I can remember

Small wind-up toys that jump and move in many different ways – many adults have collected these since they were children

Boxes of Crayons

Spooky tops for their pencils and spooky shaped erasers

Sidewalk Chalk – great for Hop Scotch and for drawing pictures on the sidewalk or driveway

Freaky plastic rings shaped like spiders and other creatures will go nicely as accessories to their costumes.  A cat ring would be a great addition to the Pink Barbie Cat Costume for girls.

Many of your local party stores will have Halloween party favor bags. Some of them have miniature harmonicas and other fun toys in them.  I take these bags and use the contents individually for the trick-or-treaters. Kids love Halloween whether they get lots of candy or other fun and playful treats in their bag.

With the thousands of children that can’t eat candy due to health issues such as diabetes or food allergies, it’s important to have alternatives to Halloween candy so they can also enjoy the holiday.

I plan to give out candy, both regular and sugar-free, but I also plan to have many other treats for the children that prefer them or just can’t eat the candy.  Why should they be left out when there are so many easy ways to include them in the Halloween Spirit?

The Child Bratz Cat Costume is at the top of the list for Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween!

Cats are a big part of Halloween decorations and the Cat-In-The-Hat Costume is a hit this year for 2009 Halloween costumes. The Barbie Pink TM Child Costume is an officially licensed Barbie costume.

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Halloween Bat crafts- Get Your Hands On Them Now!

September 24, 2010 by admin  
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Halloween Bat crafts- Get Your Hands On Them Now!

Bats are the most popular symbols of Halloween and if you are planning on creating your own Halloween decorations, Halloween bat crafts are the easiest options. Like all other craft projects, Halloween bat crafts are as easy as you want them to be. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Using a egg carton is the easiest way of making a Halloween bat craft. First, cut out three adjacent egg cups together from the carton. Then, to make wings, cut the front portion of the outside egg cups. On the egg cup in the center, draw a face. Then, punch a hole at the top and pull a string or thread through it in order to hang it from the wall or anywhere you please. You can make it even more fancy by spray painting the bat black and pasting googly eyes on it for more effect.

Another suggestion for Halloween bat crafts would be to make a huge bat and hang it on your trees outside. First, take a huge black plastic garbage bag and a 2 litre empty soda bottle. Wrap the black bag around the soda bottle using black electric tape for making the bat’s body. In order to make the bat’s ears, punch two plastic bunches near the cap of the bottle and tie a rubber band around it.

Next, cut out fangs from the white plastic lid and tape it in place while affixing the eyes using red dot stickers. Take another trash bag, cut it open, and lay it flat. Cut bat wings out of this. Then, lay the wings flat and place a stick like a kabab stick right above the wing. Use electric tape to attach the stick to the three projecting points of the wings. Repeat the same procedure for the second wing and then careful stick both the wings to the body of the bat.

Just place the sticks across the tree branches in order to hang the bat. You secure the bat in place by using electric tape too in case you feel it is too windy or that the bat might fly away. You yard will be the scariest yard in the neighborhood if you hang these huge bats outside your house.

For other Halloween bat crafts you should search online. All you need to do is search for Halloween bat crafts on google and you will be met with a range of crafts that you can easily make for this occasion. So why wait? Collect your craft items and make your yard the most popular yard in your neighborhood for Halloween.

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Creepy Ideas for Halloween Decorating

September 23, 2010 by admin  
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Creepy Ideas for Halloween Decorating

An excellent way to add a lot of fun to Halloween is to create or buy Halloween decorations to situate around your house or office.  It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, Halloween decorations can help to provide Halloween spirit. If you are looking to make or buy Halloween decorations to enjoy around your house or to decorate for a party, it is a good idea to keep in mind the ages of your kids or guests. A party for young children really should have cute and funny decorations as opposed to seriously frightening ones. Sometimes creatures such as ghosts or goblins can be created to look funny. To decorate your house or party for adults, the choices are endless and you can make use of any type you prefer.

Some of us will always love the old Dracula or Frankenstein; while others want to see princesses and knights. Witches are an all time favorite.   To make a room scary, you can also consider hanging wall decorations. Many kinds are available and ghosts, skeletons and pumpkins are popular choices. Our family enjoys posters of pumpkins and ghosts hanging around at Halloween.

Another idea is to place fake cobwebs in corners of a room or on the ceiling and a combination of cobwebs with spiders is always a favorite. There are also available cute, small dolls or ornaments. You can choose from cats, vampires and the like to put on tables or shelves.

For the most part, lights have always been used for Christmas decorating. Now you can buy and hang Halloween lights around your house and/or outside as they are easily found in stores or on the internet for sale. There are very adorable lights in the shape of the usual Halloween characters and they are available in several colors.

Since money is usually a consideration, you don’t need to buy expensive decorations. There is always the option to come up with some home made ones. If you have the time and are a little creative, this should be easy. Kids always like crafts and it can be a family project. You will find that you will enjoy making little skeletons or ghosts with your children.  Look around for craft items to make the decorations you desire. You will find several ideas on the internet, in a book or in your children’s imaginations. Making these decorations yourself will not only save you money but will create a fun time for your family. Go all out to make this Halloween festive and fun.

Gross But Great Halloween Party Food Ideas : Halloween Party Food: Color for Bloody Boogers

September 20, 2010 by admin  
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Inexpensive and Simple Outdoor Halloween Decorating

September 20, 2010 by admin  
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4.5′ ft Economy White Giant Spider Web ~ Halloween Spider Web Decorations & Props

September 20, 2010 by admin  
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4.5′ ft Economy White Giant Spider Web ~ Halloween Spider Web Decorations & Props

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Home-Made Halloween Decoration Suggestions and Party Game ideas, for all the family.Themes that the whole family can join in and have Great Fun with

September 18, 2010 by admin  
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Home-Made Halloween Decoration Suggestions and Party Game ideas, for all the family.Themes that the whole family can join in and have Great Fun with

The key to a successful Halloween party is creating the right atmosphere. You expect your guests to get into the ‘spirit’ of the celebrations by dressing in Halloween theme costumes, so why not dress the party venue to compliment the festivities.

When holding a Halloween theme party it is a good idea to transform the party venue from something ordinary into a visually atmospheric space, filled with Halloween ambience, that will be enjoyed not only on the night, but during pre-party preparations and hopefully for years to come.

The interior (and exterior if you wish) can be dressed by using decorations, lighting and accessories to stunning effect, wherever you decide to hold your Halloween party and whatever your budget.

There are all kinds of Halloween theme decorations available to purchase and also plenty of ideas to create inexpensive Halloween decorations of your own.  Home made Halloween decorations can not only save you money, but can give the whole family, young and old, the opportunity of creating something together, while at the same time having great fun.

Kids love to get creative and enjoy the experience even more when it is shared with other family members.  As a family group, why not think about Halloween party games and even try them out as part of the party preparations.  Trying games out in advance will help you decide which are the best games to play at your Halloween party. So let’s have some fun!

How to make your own Halloween decorations. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Creepy Spiders A very quick and easy project, which even the youngest Halloweenster can accomplish. You will need black pipe cleaners, black pom-poms and some thread (black or nylon are best).

Take 4 pipe cleaners and twist them together 2 times in the centre.

Use the thread to tie the pom-pom to the pipe cleaners.

Bend the legs to create ‘knees’.

A smaller version can be created by cutting the pipe cleaners in half and winding a further pipe cleaner around the centre of the legs to create the body instead of using a pom-pom.

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How to Make Halloween Cupcakes – Easy and Fun Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

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6 Unique Decorating Tips for Halloween

September 17, 2010 by admin  
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6 Unique Decorating Tips for Halloween

Thinking about decorating for Halloween?  Here are some tips on what you can do to make your home stand out from the rest!

1.    Fake Spider Webs – Creating fake spider webs is not complicated yet you see so many people decorating their homes with clumps of cotton that looks like they were taken out of the bag and thrown on the wall.  Try to make it look somewhat realistic.  Stretch the cotton material until it becomes a silky transparent thread.  You want it to look real enough that it will fake a real spider. Another idea for spider webs is using dark threading hanging from the ceiling in front of the door.  Note: this will only work in a dark setting.  Wet the strings so when guests enter your house they’ll walk through the web and get freaked out!
2.    Floating Skulls – This is one of my favorites.  You need a TV or monitor, a DVD (preferable) or a VCR, a video of a head or skull, a large sheet of glass or plexiglass.  Lay the TV/Monitor facing up right below the window where you want the image displayed.  Have the top of the TV/Monitor facing the wall. Place the glass or plexiglass above the TV at a 45 degree angle where one side is resting on the bottom of the TV and the other side is resting on the window. Make sure the video of the skull is adjusted where the area surrounding the head is dark.  The end result is a floating head in the window. For more dramatic effects, you may want to add a background surrounding the area.
3.    Lighting – You want to create the right ambiance. Replace the light bulbs on your chandelier and your front porch with a black light.  You can even add a strobe light for a more
4.    Tomb Stones – These are pretty easy to make. You need Styrofoam which you can get from a local arts and crafts store or Lowes, grey primer, and acrylic paint. Cut out the shape for the tomb stone, paint it with primer, and write the epitaph.  Roughen the edges to give it a weathered look. You can also create a cross with two pieces of boards and nail them together in a shape of a cross. You may want to break pieces off the end or burn parts of the cross to make it appear old or weathered.
5.    Birds – You can add fake crows and perch them on a tree, bush, or anywhere in your front yard.
6.    Michael Meyers in the windows – This is relatively easy.  Get a jump suit from a thrift store or ask a mechanics garage for an old outfit, get the Michael Meyers mask which can be found in virtually any Halloween store, get some construction gloves, newspaper, a fake or dull kitchen knife, double stick tape, a long stick with bottom support or a coat hanger with removable hangers, and a directional light.  Stuff the jumpsuit with all of the newspapers. Stick long newspapers in the forearms so that the newspaper sticks out of the sleeves later to be used to stuff the gloves.  Stuff the mask with newspaper as well. Cut a hole in the butt are of the jumpsuit and stick the support through until it reaches out of the neck area.  Stick the mask on top of this portion of the support. Use the double stick tape and wrap it around the knife and close one of the gloves around the knife. Stand the figure in front of a window and place the light facing up so that it shines on Michael Meyers face.

Halloween is the one time out of the year where you can pretend to be anything you want and express yourself freely without being judged. If you are looking for more ideas for Halloween, go to http://www.helpfulhalloweentips.com/partyideas.htm. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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