Home Decorating for Halloween

If there is ever a time of year when the ghosts and goblins roam the streets of the modern world, that time would be Halloween. Today’s ghost and goblins are probably a little more frightening than at any other time in history but they are often tempered by a princess seeking frogs and a few witches and wizards along the way. Halloween is a great day to be a kid but can also be a great day for grown ups as well. Decorating for Halloween can be almost as fun as going out and begging for candy any day of the week. Besides, having a well decorated home for this holiday gives you the perfect excuse to scare the evil …

Trick or Treating

In the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada, it is customary for children to go trick or treating on the evening of October 31. They dress up in costumes, wigs, makeup, or masks and go from door to door (usually in groups of four or five). They knock on the door or ring the doorbell and cry “Trick or Treat”! The homeowner opens the door and drops a treat (usually candy or cookies) into the bag that each child is carrying. The “trick” part of the trick or treat cry is actually a threat to do harm to the homeowner or his property if a treat isn’t forthcoming. Small children, of course, have no intention of hurting the …

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 …

Creative Halloween Decorations

Word Count: 502 Summary: If you walk around your neighborhood, there is a good chance that you will see very similar decorations at every home. Jack-o-lanterns, orange lights, trash bag pumpkins, and witches that have “crashed” into garage doors and nearby trees are incredibly common. However, if you are looking for something different to do this year, read on for creative ideas. Keywords: Halloween Costumes, Halloween costume, Costumes Article Body: If you walk around your neighborhood, there is a good chance that you will see very similar decorations at every home. Jack-o-lanterns, orange lights, trash bag pumpkins, and witches that have “crashed” into garage doors and nearby trees are incredibly common. However, if you are looking for something different to …

Keeping Halloween Diet Damage to a Minimum

Word Count: 513 Summary: If you are trying to avoid sugary sweets, either to lose weight or simply to have a healthier Halloween, this can be a frightful challenge. No other night of the year can compare to the amount of sugary temptations that are available, in fact, most Halloween activities center around candy. Before you run screaming this Halloween, here are some suggestions for limiting the sugar overload. Keywords: Halloween Costumes, Halloween costume, Costumes Article Body: If you are trying to avoid sugary sweets, either to lose weight or simply to have a healthier Halloween, this can be a frightful challenge. No other night of the year can compare to the amount of sugary temptations that are available, in …

Keep Your Diet in Check on Halloween

Word Count: 453 Summary: Halloween is often a difficult time for dieters. Not only does it mark the start of the winter holidays, with Thanksgiving and Christmas following not far behind, the holiday itself has become synonymous with candy and other treats. Keywords: Halloween Costumes, Halloween costume, Costumes Article Body: The biggest problem with these Halloween sweets is that they have plenty of calories per serving and little nutritional value. Plus, the smaller “fun-size” treats often fool dieters into thinking that they can eat multiple pieces without harming their diets. But t only takes 9 of these mini-candy bars to add a quarter of a pound of fat to your body. Beyond candy, Halloween is also filled with other indulgent …

Halloween Vampire Makeup

Word Count: 307 Summary: When will Halloween arrive! Its taking so long to get here. I am looking forward to terrifying the little ones out trick-or-treating. I wear my vampire gear complete with glued on fangs, special make up and a dark long cloak. And I am confident I resemble the real thing when I am done. Just ask the numerous small ghouls, witches and monsters that came knocking on my door last year. I paid a high price for my fun though, in the form of large handfuls of candy. But it was wo… Keywords: Halloween, vampire makeup Article Body: When will Halloween arrive! Its taking so long to get here. I am looking forward to terrifying the little …

Halloween Door Decorations Make Eerie Sounds

Word Count: 436 Summary: Many blocks of a neighborhood are decorated with all kinds of eerie things. As children wander from house to house with their parents by their side, they might come across several homes with doors that are making eerie sounds. When some children hear these strange noises for the first time, they make it very difficult for the parent to coax them to walk up the sidewalk to the house. Some doors are so scary that children will refuse to knock on the door. Some older children… Keywords: halloween Article Body: Many blocks of a neighborhood are decorated with all kinds of eerie things. As children wander from house to house with their parents by their side, …