Halloween Fun!

Great ideas for Halloween costumes, Halloween treats, and more

Need great ideas for how to make your next Halloween fun fest better than ever? From Halloween costumes to Halloween treats and decorations, here are some creative and easy ways you can celebrate Halloween with your child.

Spook-tacular Treats: Fun Halloween Recipes for Kids

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Looking for some yummy and ghoulishly fun recipes for Halloween treats for kids? Try these delicious spooky Halloween recipes for kids to snack on before and after trick-or-treating or to gobble up at a fun Halloween party.?

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Halloween Invitations to Make or Print

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Whether you’re planning a big monster bash or a small gathering for Halloween, here are some great options for Halloween party invitations you can print or make. The best part: They’re free or can be made for minimal cost with some paper and craft supplies.?

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

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Katherine Lee

From a festive paper pumpkin wreath to pop up Halloween invitations for a fun party, these ideas for Halloween Crafts for Kids are the perfect way to celebrate this fun holiday. So grab some arts and crafts materials, get inspired, and get creative! And when you're done, you can display these fun crafts to get the house ready for Halloween!

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Tips for Halloween Candy Control

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Marcy Maloy
Aside from Halloween costumes and decorations, Halloween is all about Halloween candy for kids. What are some sneaky ways you can curb your kids’ intake of Halloween candy? Some great strategies include shifting focus to other Halloween fun, such as working on Halloween decorations and giving kids plenty of healthy foods and snacks.

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Great Kids' Halloween Costumes


What are the most popular costumes for kids this Halloween? Check out our gallery of great kids' costumes to see what we are loving this year!

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Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

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If you’re plumb out of Halloween costume ideas and hate the idea of shelling out tons of money for a mass-manufactured outfit that may barely make it through one wearing on Halloween night, consider these great homemade Halloween costume ideas from About.com’s family crafts guide, Sherri Osborn. She even includes fast and simple last-minute Halloween costume ideas that time-strapped or procrastinating parents will surely appreciate, as well as no-sew suggestions for the craft-challenged among us.

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Halloween Decorations

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Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just want to fill your house with some touches of Halloween fun for the holiday, try these spooky ideas from About.com’s entertaining guide, Donna Pilato. You and your grade-schooler will have lots of fun preparing your house for Halloween fun!

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Halloween Treats

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Looking for great Halloween treat ideas for a party or just a family celebration? Kids and grown-ups alike are sure to love the recipes compiled About.com's Parenting Teens Guide. You'll find lots of creepy-yummy recipes for everything from Halloween eyeballs to slime juice.

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Tips for Halloween Safety

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When parents and kids are thinking about Halloween fun, it’s also important to keep in mind a few key safety tips. Whether you and your family are putting up Halloween decorations or getting your Halloween costumes ready, be mindful of the simple precautions you can take to keep everyone safe.

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