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Halloween

Halloween
A collection of news and information related to Halloween published by this site and its partners.

Top Halloween Articles

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  • Halloween used to be more trick than treat

    Halloween used to be more trick than treat
    Historical images abound of artfully costumed people of all ages in Highland Park for all sorts of parties, pageants, plays at school, at Ravinia. The list is long. Pictures of Halloween trick-or-treaters are less plentiful. The first documented use...
  • Last-minute Halloween costumes from your closet

    If the thought of a Halloween costume makes you scream in fright, we’re here to solve your problem. Your perfect costume can come right from your closet — with a little accessorizing from two spellbinding stores! Pretty Princess Elsa from...
  • Haunted houses, hay and hoopla

    Haunted houses, hay and hoopla
    Halloween Hoopla The Jewett Park Community Center will host its Halloween Hoopla from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Enjoy haunted houses, bonfires, hayrides, games and much more. General admission for Saturday festivities is $5 for...
  • Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

     Last-minute Halloween costume ideas
    Twas the week before Halloween, when all through the house, not a costume could be found, not even a mouse. Let's say you've suddenly decided you want to go to that Halloween party after all, or your kids don't like the costume they originally chose. No...
  • Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife

    Trick out that pumpkin without a carving knife
    What’s more terrifying: Handing a child a knife to plunge into a pumpkin, or wielding a hot glue gun yourself? For us at Just Kidding, it’s a draw. But this Halloween, we decided to set aside our irrational fears of crafting — along with...
  • Teal pumpkins signal safe Halloween treats for kids with allergies

     Teal pumpkins signal safe Halloween treats for kids with allergies
    Halloween can be scary for children with severe food allergies. But this year families in Chicago and beyond are reaching out to kids who can't eat peanuts, milk or other common allergens by putting a teal-colored pumpkin on their front porches as a...
  • Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters

    Strategies to attract or deter trick-or-treaters
    Seasoned trick-or-treaters in Coppell, Texas, already have Jeff Logan's house on their route. To lure the uninitiated, Logan flashes a strobe light down the street and uses a boombox to emit groans and screams. Count Logan and his wife, Linda, among the...
  • Halloween costumes that work for couples, families

    Halloween costumes that work for couples, families
    It's easy and fun to knock out your entire family's Halloween ensemble with one great idea. Go with a theme and you'll look organized and connected without being too matchy-matchy. "We are increasingly seeing Halloween transition to a traditional family...
  • Looking for love at a Halloween party? Consider your costume

     Looking for love at a Halloween party? Consider your costume
    Halloween isn't traditionally thought of as a romantic holiday. Sure, some people use it as an excuse to wear skimpy outfits, but many others opt for costumes that are humorous, puzzling or utterly terrifying — sometimes a mix of all three. Most...
  • Ray Rice and other offensive costumes to avoid this Halloween

     Ray Rice and other offensive costumes to avoid this Halloween
    Every year, no matter what party or event you go to there's always "that guy" who takes it way too far with his Halloween costume. Before the rise of social media, anyone who found themselves offended would shake their heads or wag their fingers and...
  • Orlando named best city for Halloween parties and activities

    Orlando named best city for Halloween parties and activities
    Halloween is upon us, but is Orlando the best place to celebrate the holiday? According to personal finance website WalletHub.com, the City Beautiful is the best in the nation when it comes to "parties and activities" for Halloween. A recent study...