Author Archives: Emma Rae Curtis

About Emma Rae Curtis

Kids around the world count down the days until Christmas but not Emma Rae Curtis. Ever since her first Halloween, Emma has been a huge fan of the magic that is Halloween. While raising her kids, Emma had the time of her life making Halloween costumes and hosting lively Halloween parties. Each Halloween her house is still decorated to the hilt making it a trick or treat favorite in the neighborhood. Emma is an avid researcher, reader and writer of all topics involving Halloween costumes, traditions, decorations, parties, and accessories. At the urging of her friends and family Emma has worked independently as a Halloween writer/researcher since 2001. Emma also does consulting for organizations regarding all things related to Halloween parties, Halloween costumes, and Halloween related information.

Show Your Colors on Memorial Day

Memorial Day – the day on which the USA acknowledges those who died while serving in the armed forces – is a hallowed day in America. While it is often celebrated with barbecues, friends, and family, it is also a … Continue reading

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Evil Easter Bunnies

The excitement of Easter can overwhelm kids with happiness and smiles; excessive free candy, toys and trinkets, hunting for fun filled eggs, and not to mention that adorably happy Easter Bunny.  But not always does that joyful bunny appear so … Continue reading

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Luck O’ the Irish!

Ah, yes, St. Patrick’s Day – the day when everyone is Irish! Most days of the year, you probably don’t want to drink green beer or dress like a leprechaun, but this is an exception. March 17 provides an opportunity … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Madness!

Before some people fast for Lent, they like to party. You’ve seen their colorful beads and festive makeup – typically it comes in shades of purple, gold and green. Mardi Gras season is upon us and it’s sure to be … Continue reading

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A February to Remember

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. Too many people let this opportunity for festivities pass them by – there are lots of great ways to celebrate! A romantic dinner by candlelight may come to mind, but this year, … Continue reading

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Stirring Up Those Stardust Memories

If you’re feeling at a loss for how to get your costume on after Halloween, vintage costumes are an excellent choice. They’re not easily classified as either a costume or an outfit—they’re kind of both, really. And depending on how … Continue reading

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Have a Very Scary Christmas

Christmas is a big deal. If holidays are kids at school, Christmas is the most popular kid of all – everyone wants to be their friend and anticipation surrounds every move they make. Once Halloween is over, all the attention … Continue reading

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Post Halloween Shenanigans — Baking for the Holidays

It’s not easy for me to admit Halloween is over. I absolutely loathe letting the season go. However, time marches forward and so must I! My all encompassing love of Halloween doesn’t completely overshadow the joy I find in other … Continue reading

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All-American Halloween Twitter Chat with BBC America!

This past week, I got a ridiculously exciting email from Ruth Margolis, a positively lovely writer for BBC America. On Wednesday, October 29th, I’ll be taking part in a Twitter chat on the concept of an all-American Halloween. We’ll probably … Continue reading

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My Horror Movie Survival Kit

Halloween is quickly approaching and I’ve been binge watching horror movies on Netflix to celebrate. The nice folks over at Man Crates (a company that ships awesome gifts in crates that you have to open with a crowbar) recently asked me … Continue reading

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