Halloween Guide

Candleholders made of Wax and Balloons - Add a simple but ethereal feel your decor anytime of the year (inside or out) with these easy homemade candle holders....
5 Reasons Why You Should (Continue to) Raid Your Kids’ Candy Stash - The good folks over at Psychology Today explain that eating candy not only improves your mood (no-brainer!) but also your...
2 Great Ways to Beat Halloween Sugar Shock - Does the thought of your kids feasting on giant Halloween hauls for next two months terrify you? Check out these...
Mini Chocolate Bar Mug Brownie - A moist brownie-like cake made with leftover Halloween mini chocolate bars. That sentence is our favourite sentence ever written.
Halloween Hacks Food for Phantoms: Halloween Dinner Menu - Trick or treat, give me something delicious to eat. The pumpkins are carved or decorated, the costumes are complete and treats...
7 Ghostly (International) Getaways for Halloween - You don’t have to stay in a house of horrors to celebrate Halloween. Dive into mythology, culture and history, and...
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for a Happier Halloween - Whether you’re roaming the neighbourhood with your little trick-or-treaters or staying home on candy duty, consider these tips from Health...
13 Tutorials for Ghostly, Ghoulish Halloween Nails - As much as we’d like to show off an elaborate Halloween costume at the office, we realize that sometimes it’s...
Hocus Pocus 19 Monstrous Movies to Watch With the Family - Check out these must-see, family-friendly Halloween movies. Make sure to check the ratings though before letting your little ones watch with...
Halloween Health and Safety - The Candy Grab How much candy do you give each little Katniss Everdeen, Anna from Frozen, Iron Man, Frankenstein and...
Halloween Hacks 31 Hair-Raisingly Helpful Halloween Hacks - We know Halloween only comes once a year, but it always seems to catch us off-guard. It’s not too far...
Need Inspiration for Last-Minute Kids’ Halloween Costumes? - Try as you might to teach your kids to not procrastinate, it’s easy to put off finding Halloween costumes until...
Duct Tape Spider Web Door Sign - MATERIALS: black, orange, and gold duct tape oversized sheet of paper (ideally 18″ x 24″) parchment paper TOOLS: pencil ruler...
Halloween For Grown-Ups: The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time - Sure, as parents, we have watched our share of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Harry Potter and other various family friendly Halloween-type...
Make a Ghost from Starched Fabric - Need a quick and simple but totally spooky decoration to put by your font door, in your garden or on...
Impress Your Family with Spellbinding Halloween Trivia - Trivia and statistics lovers, indulge! Here are some Halloween-related stats that will give you a spook: 9% of Canadians say...
Skip the Sugar: 11 Halloween Candy Alternatives - Looking for an alternative to shelling out fistfuls of candy this year? We assume you’re not the kind of people...
How To: Glam Halloween Devil Skulls - Sometimes when you buy decorations they aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. Bone-white skulls didn’t suit my home and I...
Halloween Monster and Mummy Bento - Can’t get hold of green bread? No worries; just use a guacamole spread on your bread to turn it green...
Budget Halloween Costume Ideas From Value Village - If you (yet again) will not have time to get your act together in time to make that fabulous DIY costume,...
Take a Family Trip to The Pumpkin Farm - With Halloween around the corner and your little ones eagerly anticipating a night of candy and the chance to dress...
Decorate for Halloween: Easily -   By the end of the Thanksgiving weekend the chrysanthemums have lost their lustre and you’re searching for something spook-tacular to...
13 Boo-Tiful Onesies for Your Wee Monster - Yes, we are aware that it’s still just the end of September…but October is right there, looming in the not-so-distant future....
Pumpkin Seed Recipes - Pumpkins are being carved near and far, but what is everyone doing with the seeds? We have a few awesome...
Monster Brain Sorbet - This might look a little gruesome but it tastes delicious and kids love it for a light Halloween morning breakfast...
How to Make Spooky Cookie Pops for Halloween - These bewitching cookie pops are a fun no-bake alternative to the popular cake pop and are sure to charm guests at...
Five Quick, Easy and Cheap Costumes Your Kids Will Love - Okay, so it is the night before a Halloween-themed birthday party and—yes with less than 2 weeks before D-Day—your kid is still...
Squashed Toad Milkshakes - Double double, toil and trouble…fire burn and cauldron bubble. This concoction is sure to stir up some creepy Halloween feelings...
Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels) - A great addition to any wee beastie’s Halloween Day lunch or school party tray.
Vampire Wings (Chicken Wings) - Vampire wings are the perfect addition to any spooky Halloween-inspired meal.
Witches Hats - A sweet and not-too-scary Halloween treat for the little ghouls and goblins.
Your Guide to Villainous Disney Hairstyles - Who is your favourite Disney villain? Have you always wanted to dress up (or just do your hair like) Cruella...
Make a Retro iPOD Costume - Supplies: 2 (55 cm x 100cm) sheets of cardboard or Styrofoam packaging (check your local electronics or computer store) 2...
Sequin Pumpkins 25 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas - With the holidays right around the corner, Halloween decorating can be a bit overwhelming. We love these no-carve pumpkin ideas...
DIY Costumes for Babies DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume - If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive Halloween costume for your wee one that’s also ridiculously cute, consider this...
29 Tasty Halloween-Inspired Recipes - Of course kids love Halloween. Free candy! But it’s much more than free candy; it’s about coming together as a...
Make Angel Wings from Doilies - Everyone has a drawer with doilies in it, don’t they? Whether you bought a few thinking they were adorable, were...
Cute Snack Idea: Pumpkin Cheese and Crackers - Halloween is almost here and we’re busy having some spooky fun at my house! The kids have been enjoying lots...
13 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Take a pass on the store-bought costumes this year and look to books, movies and even the news for easy...
DIY Animal Hallowee Costumes 9 DIY Animal Costumes Under $20 - Is your child creative? Chances are, they’ll want more than a sheet-over-their-head-ghost costume. Do it yourself costumes are cost effective...
Halloween Craft Idea: Spooky Luminaries - Paper bags aren’t just for packing a lunch! They also can be used for tons of craft ideas, like these...
Halloween Fun: A DIY Ghost-Busting Piñata - Get your ghost-busting gear in order and prepare to exterminate your paper bag piñata with this fun and easy craft....
Cute Halloween Lunch Idea: Jack-o’-lantern Pizza - I’m so excited about Halloween this week. I just love going trick-or-treating with my kids and I love seeing all...
Halloween Craft Idea: Googly Eyes Wreath - Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Well if you have one of these festive googly eyeball wreaths hanging in...
Simple Halloween Craft: Ghost Suckers - Making these cute little ghost suckers is easy as 1-2-3, which is why they’re a classic Halloween favourite. Allison of...
Get in the Halloween Spirit With a Candy Corn Manicure - As much as we’d like to show off an elaborate Halloween costume at the office, we realize that sometimes it’s...
strong man costume 5 DIY Circus-Themed Halloween Costumes - If you’ve ever taken your kids to see the circus you know what comes next – they’ll be talking it...
Fun Halloween Craft: Frankenstein Luminaries - Green and ghoulish, these festive luminaries are the perfect addition to any table top this Halloween. Using some simple items...
Ghostly Chocolate Bark Ghostly Chocolate Bark: A Yummy Halloween Treat! - Halloween is the perfect time of year to indulge your sweet tooth with some tasty homemade goodies. Add a little...
Fun Craft Idea: Halloween Countdown Calendar - Is your house buzzing with excitement over Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating? Create your own Halloween Countdown Calendar to mark the...
Give Your Garden a Spooky Makeover With Painted Rocks for Halloween - Photography by Tonya Staab, Multiples & More If you’re looking for a way to add a little Halloween touch to...
No-Bake Marshmallow Witches Are a Quick and Easy Halloween Snack - With costumes to be made, a house to be decorated and candy (or other goodies) to be purchased for trick-or-treaters,...
A Fun and Easy Halloween Craft Idea: Light-Up Haunted Houses - Nothing says Halloween quite like a haunted house! No, we don’t mean converting your house into a haunted mansion (though...
A Spooktacular Craft Idea: DIY Halloween Lanterns - If you’re looking for a few great ways to decorate your home for Halloween, we’ve got lots of suggestions for...
Healthy Halloween Snack - Halloween treats don’t have to be all about chocolate and candy corn: we love these adorable fruit-filled orange jack-o-lanterns from...
Eerie Egg Carton Bats! - For a simple and easy Halloween craft for most ages, try making these egg carton bats! Most of the supplies...
Freaky Felt Frankenstein -     For a great Halloween craft and decoration by Amanda Formaro, have the kids glue felt onto an aluminum can...
Lady Fingers, a Halloween Classic! - If you need a Halloween snack for your kids’ classes or a dessert for a party, lady fingers are always...
Petrifying Paper-mâché Ghosts - Time to get a little messy! Try these paper-mâché ghosts out for a fun family activity. Your kids can do the...
Munch on Monster Mouths - Need a quick and easy Halloween snack? Monster Mouths, from Better Homes and Gardens, are the answer! All you need...
Pumpkin Carving Not Your Thing? Try this Alternative - For a Halloween alternative to carving a face into your pumpkin, have your kids, as long as they are old...
DIY Spooky Treat: Edible Eyeballs! - These Butterfinger eyeballs will be a hit with your kids! Make sure no one has peanut allergies before handing them out...
Fang-tastic Pancake Recipe - Sorry about the pun, everyone. But we couldn’t resist. Just like we couldn’t resist sharing these ingenious vampire-themed baked goods...
Make Spooky Spiderweb Cookies - Betty Crocker’s Spider Web cookie recipe may look difficult, but it’s not as hard as it seems! The key is...
Turn Your House into a House-o’-Lantern - For a quick, no fuss house decoration for Halloween, try this easy to make house-o’-lantern from FamilyFun. It takes 1...
Make An Easy Witch Costume - By Shannon Phillips
Is Your Halloween Face Paint Safe? - As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about, it turns out that some children’s Halloween face paint contains lead...
Cute Halloween Craft Alert - This is one craft kids can make by hand. Literally. Help your child trace their hand onto a piece of...
Free Dog Breed Pumpkin-Carving Stencils - If yours is a family is full of dog-lovers, try one othese free dog-breed pumpkin stencils from Better Homes and...
Host a Spooky Monster-Themed Bash - Get all your monster mash bash ideas right here.
5 Fabulous-in-a-Flash Costumes - If Halloween has snuck up on you – or if you’re among those of us who can’t sew or glue-gun...
Bag of Popcorn - Supplies: white chef or concession hat 2 80 cm x 100 cm sheets white foam board 18 m red ribbon...
Forest Fairy - Supplies: Roomy-fitting bodysuit craft-store leaves (2 garlands) 2 m each dark green and light green tulle poofy slip (for best...
Three-Tier Cake - Supplies: 2 1/2 m (60 cm wide) foam 2 sheets foam board or cardboard 3.5 m (60 cm wide) felt...
Jack in the Box - Supplies: cardboard box (shown: 35 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm) cardboard piece for inside box (35 cm x...
Designer Pumpkins - CHOOSE A STENCIL, (or do them all!) PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS: Save any of the following printable files to your computer by right-clicking on an...

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