Category Archives: General Halloween

Guest Post — 4 Ways to Prepare for a Haunted House This Halloween

Today we have a little treat! A guest post from the lovely Katelyn Darrow! I’m a big fan of haunted houses, and Katelyn has some wonderful tips on preparing for these wonderful attractions. It’s the season of screams and scares! … Continue reading

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Costume Ideas For Your Pets

Here it is, just a few days from Halloween, and I have have neglected my favorite people: my pets! You may think I’m nuts, but I love to dress my dog and cat up in pet costumes for Halloween. And, … Continue reading

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Thirsty? Top 5 Halloween Cocktails

For A Spirited Evening, Make It A Cocktail & Costume Party   A great Halloween party has equal parts ambiance, costumes and libation.  Narrowing down the right cocktail for the job can be a bit of a headache with hundreds … Continue reading

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Surviving Halloween With Kids

“There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.” Jean Baudrillard I was reading an article about a mom and her son and the family chaos that … Continue reading

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Get Creative With a Theme Jack-O-Lantern Display

I may have mentioned before that I am a nerd. In addition to Halloween, I love sci-fi, and fantasy. As I was developing ideas for my Halloween decor this year, I decided that I am going to do my jack-o-lantern display … Continue reading

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Top Halloween Movie Picks For Your Halloween Party

When you are planning any kind of Hallween event that involves large groups, you’ll want to be sure to have a “chill-out area.” I went to a great vampire costume themed Halloween party a few years ago that was complete … Continue reading

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Tragedy Lover’s Classic: Why Romeo & Juliet IS NOT a Love Story and Why It’s Great For Halloween

I know what you are thinking…What on earth does Shakespeare’s tale of Romeo & Juliet have to do with Halloween? Isn’t it a love story? Doesn’t it have lots of references to gushy, mushy more-suitable-for-Valentine’s-Day love? Allow me to set the record straight: Romeo … Continue reading

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Halloween Superstitions

A cat as black As blackest coal Is out upon His midnight stroll, His steps are soft, His walk is slow, His eyes are gold, They flash and glow. And so I run And so I duck, I do not … Continue reading

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History of Halloween in America

Culturally, we all understand what modern Halloween has evolved into. But we may not know what it was like decades ago. When I first started learning about Halloween, I often wondered if it was based on superstitions and if its … Continue reading

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Halloween Fun: Amateur Ghost Hunting

To complement my post about some of the most historical haunted places in the United States, I thought I should highlight the “sport” of ghost hunting, if it can be called a sport. Ghost hunting is an activity that has … Continue reading

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