Halloween2008 

Woman refuses to hand out candy to Obama supporters

A Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan woman played a nasty trick on trick-or-treaters this weekend. A sign on her door read, "No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters, or kids of supporters." The kids who approached Shirley Nagel's home quickl...

Jesus costume deemed too offensive for school

Alex Woinski says his friends often tell him that his long hair makes him look a lot like Jesus Christ. So when it came time to choose a costume for his school's Halloween celebration, he went with the obvious. He donned a crown of thorns, a fake bea...

Do you skip work on Halloween?

My daughter Sara is going to preschool dressed as a fairy (or Tinkerbell or a princess or whatever she decides she is at the moment). She'll show off her costume to her friends and they'll show their costumes, and then they'll all wander up and down ...

Trick or treating safety tips from CPSC

Halloween is supposed to be a little scary, but nobody wants a frightening trip to the emergency room on the big night. To help you avoid that, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind parents that there are hidden dangers in the spo...

The Simpson's spoof Mad Men in Halloween episode

Halloween might mean pumpkins and trick-or-treating for the kids, but for fans of The Simpsons, it also means it's time to kick back with a Hershey bar you snitched from your kids' stash and watch the annual Treehouse of Horror episode. The Simpsons ...

Yes we can ... carve an Obama-shaped jack-o-lantern

The kids are bouncing off the walls in anticipation of Halloween, and their parents are bouncing around the Internet talking about next Tuesday's election. At Yes We Carve, these two exciting events have been combined like never before. This Hallowe...

Sex offender signs get a makeover

Maryland probation and parole officials have decided to give registered sex offenders a choice when it comes to displaying signs warning children not to trick-or-treat at their homes. The 1,200 recipients of the original sign, pictured here, have als...

DailyDish - Halloween laughs to start the fun

Before you head out for some Halloween fun, warm up the crowd with some silly jokes....

Last minute costumes for your pregnant belly

Are you pregnant? Are you enormously pregnant? Then forget that it's October 30th and you don't have time to whip together a costume at this late hour. Because you do. And once you see these costumes from Urlesque, you'll find the time, because they ...

Chicago neighborhood fights Halloween egg wars

The tradition of throwing raw eggs around on Halloween is one that I have never really understood. In fact, even as a kid I didn't know anyone who did that. Toilet paper and shaving cream were about as bad as it got in my neighborhood. But on the nor...

DailyDish - Healthy treats for Halloween

Tired of too much candy? Try these treats instead....

Bruce Springsteen cancels Halloween display

Okay, now I am officially bummed. When we first moved to this area of New Jersey earlier this year, one of the selling points I kept hearing from everyone was "Hey! Bruce Springsteen lives near there! Maybe you will get to meet him some day!" I didn'...

Halloween as community event

What's the reason you celebrate Halloween? Around our house, there's the whole costume thing and participating in the school activities, but when it comes to trick-or-treating, candy is only part of the story. The real reason we wander around the nei...

Do you trust homemade trick or treats?

Yesterday I found myself watching a cooking show wherein the host was making homemade Halloween treats for impending trick or treaters. She was making some sort of popcorn ball treats, and they looked both tasty and creative. Making treats can also ...

DailyDish: Germ-free apple bobbing

Nostalgic about bobbing for apples? Try this little twist on tradition instead....

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