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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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  • 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...
  • Chicago Halloween party guide

    Chicago Halloween party guide
    Freaks are the new zombies, if this year's Halloween parties are any indication. Bars are embracing the twisted, dark side of the holiday with freak show-themed bashes that lend themselves to some eerie costume possibilities. There are a handful of...
  • Candy, music draw people to Allentown's Halloween parade

    Candy, music draw people to Allentown's Halloween parade
    Fourteen bands marched to their own beat, three dogs sported prisoner costumes and countless spooky characters tossed fistfuls of candy to sugared-up kids. And with that, Allentown added another year to what is believed to be the nation's oldest Halloween...
  • Have a healthy Halloween

    Your children will have plenty of candy on Halloween. That much is a given. But what do you do if you want them to eat more nourishing food as well? How do you offer children a healthy treat without them thinking it is a trick? The answer is to make...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums

    Dark side of history: Celebrating Halloween at the museums
    "From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...
  • 'Book of Life' weaves a tale of enchantment

    Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead may seem like a somber celebration as the focal point of a children's animated film. However, the roots of the Mexican holiday that typically spans from Halloween through All Saints' Day revolve around the essence...
  • Treat or nasty trick? Denver police warn of pot-tainted candy

    DENVER (Reuters) - The two almost identical gummy bears sitting side by side, coated in sugar and tinged with the same red hue, may end up in a trick-or-treat bag, but only one is plain candy. The other is loaded with marijuana. As children around the...
  • Schools Eliminating Halloween?

    Schools Eliminating Halloween?
    Some Newington schools are eliminating Halloween by replacing the holiday with a “harvest celebration."  Halloween, as celebrated in America today, is a secular holiday. It has been standardized into a fun tradition for people of all backgrounds....