Halloween Superstitions

There are hundreds of superstitions and Halloween seems to conjure up some of the most creative ones. Here are a few of the superstitions that are associated with or maybe inspired by Halloween: 1. Don’t look behind you if you hear footsteps. It might be the dead following you. 2. It is said that girls should go into a field and scatter hemp seed. They should chant, “Hempseed I sow thee Come after me and show me.” When each girl spins around quickly, she will see a vision of the man who will be her husband. 3. If a bat flies into a house, it is a sign that ghosts are about, and the ghost has let the bat into …

Halloween Parties

Halloween parties have gotten to be more popular every year. It’s not hard to see why. A Halloween party practically gives itself. The decorations are dictated by the holiday — they will be orange and black, there will be pictures of black cats with their backs arched and their ears laid back, there will be pictures of bats and witch’s cauldrons. There are no gifts to buy and no cards to send. You just need a bowl of punch and some finger food and you’re all set! Right? Well, yes, but do you know what you are celebrating and why? The word “Halloween” originated in the Catholic Church. It is a contraction (some say corruption) of All Hallow’s Day or …

Halloween Movies

Horror is one of the most popular of movie genres every day of the year, but it does seem to come into its own around Halloween. Halloween has been the setting for some of the greatest horror films of all time. But Halloween is more than just scary movies. Here are three of my all-time favorite Halloween movies. For Horror: The 1978 film “Halloween” seemed to kick off the slasher/horror genre movie. In the movie, a masked murderer is stalking the teenagers of Hadenfield on Halloween. He’s looking to finish something that was started many years ago. “Halloween” starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis. It was directed by John Carpenter. There have been several sequels, but none of them …

Halloween Monsters

Halloween is a night when kids and grownups both like to dress up in monster costumes. The kids like to go trick or treating, and the adults like to go to costume parties. Monster costumes always have been and probably always will be the first choice of kids and adults. Some of the favorite Halloween costumes are: 1. Bats: Bats are creatures of the night, so they are automatically associated with things that are dark and evil. Most bats eat insects. Some eat fruit. Some do drink blood, and that’s where the idea that they could be transformed vampires came from. 2. Ghosts: Ghosts are part of the culture of every society that has ever lived on earth. Some people …

Halloween Food Ideas For Kids

When kids hear about a party, the thought that comes to mind first is the thought that there will be food. They even rate the failure or success of any party that they attend not only on the quality of the foods but also on the quantities that are available for their consumption. They may not actually eat up everything, but just the idea of being in a room full of their favorite foods that they could have a pick at is exciting for the kids. This is why it is important to take some time in considering the Halloween food ideas for kids which you will settle on to include at any party that the kids will attend. It …