halloween 

12 Kids Party Tips From a Celebrity Event Planner

Party City's punky princess party calls for balloons, funky hats and tutus everywhere! Credit: Party City Never ones to turn down a great party, ParentDish was all too happy to take party specialty retailer Party City up on its offer...Party City's planning tips will turn your event into something extra special.

Condoms Instead of Candy Corn Causes Parents to Snicker and Snarl

No, those aren't water balloons. Credit: Getty Images
"Nestlé's Crunch or a condom?" It's hardly a question parents expect their kids to be asked when they knock on doors while trick-or-treating. So, when Halloween revelers in Oregon...
Trick or treat for condoms!

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Co-founder Mary Emma Allison Dies at 93

Basketball player Charlie Bell attends UNICEF event in Pleasanton, California. Credit: Trisha Leeper, WireImage
For the past 60 Halloweens, trick-or-treaters have been knocking down doors pleading for more than just candy. As part of the...
The founder of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a Halloween tradition, dies in her home at 93.

No Tricks, Big Treat: a White House Halloween

Marian Robinson, from left, the mother of first lady, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out Halloween treats as they welcome children to trick-or-treat at the White House. Credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP
WASHINGTON (AP) -...
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, handed out Halloween treats to area children and military families at the White House Sunday evening.

How Much Candy Will You Let Your Kids Eat?

Do you let your little goblins consume all their sweet treats? Credit: Corbis
A post-Halloween hot topic: how much candy will you let your kids eat?
Every year, no matter what day of the week Halloween falls on, your children come home with a...

How to Play: Pin the Nose on the Jack-O-Lantern

Can you pin the face on the Jack-o-Lantern? Credit: TIM SLOAN, AFP/Getty Images
What you need: Orange poster board, markers, black construction paper, tape, scissors and a blindfold. How to play: For this variation of Pin the Tail on the...
Can you pin the face on the Jack-o-Lantern?

Boo at the Zoo

New York City's famous Bronx Zoo holds "Boo at the Zoo" with Halloween spirited activities such as the "Haunted Safari Adventure," a heart-pounding "Lost Hayride," a costume parade and pumpkin carving. Nowhere near the Big Apple? Take a look at...Nowhere near the big apple? Take a look at these pictures to see some of the scary, ghoulish, bloody scenes from "Boo at the Zoo" in the Bronx.

Historic Hudson Valley Halloween

This Halloween season, the Historic Hudson Valley in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., spookifies their attractions for Halloween lovers both young and old. A new haunted house, "Horseman's Hollow," joins a dramatic performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to...This Halloween season, the Historic Hudson Valley in Sleepy Hollow, New York spookifies their attractions for Halloween lovers, both young and old to enjoy. Come see for yourself!

10 Halloween Costumes for Twins, Triplets and More

A bumble-bee and lady bug on Halloween! Credit: Getty Images
Choosing a creative, cute, but not too expensive -- or labor-intensive -- Halloween costume can be a bit of a chore. And for moms of multiples, the challenge is doubled, tripled,...
Choosing a creative, cute, but not too expensive -- or labor-intensive -- Halloween costume can be a bit of a chore. And for moms of multiples, the challenge is doubled, tripled, quadrupled or more.

Should Halloween Be Moved?

Should trick or treating happen on a more convenient night? Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP/Getty Images
This year Halloween falls on a Sunday. Horrors! Should the haunting holiday be moved to a more convenient day? The New York Times points...

How to Play: Spider Web Hunt

Credit: Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
What you need: Synthetic spider webs, spider rings and prizes. How to play: Take the synthetic spider webs and use them to enclose a small space of about 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall by 6 feet long. Hook the...
Find the rings in the web and win!

Hollywood Halloween Costumes: Get Your Kids Ready for Their Close-Ups

Does your little princess want to dress up like Princess Tiana this year? Credit: Party City
Grab those popcorn balls and turn down the lights; it's time to take in as many movies and as much pop culture as you can. Because if you need a little...
Still haven't found a Halloween costume for your kid? Check out these straight-from-Hollywood ideas.

How to Play: Ghost Hunter

Hide "ghosts" to play this game. Credit: Ian Muttoo, Flickr
What you need: Lollipops, ribbon, paper and tissue paper. You also may want a Styrofoam base to stick the ghosts into during the game. How to play: Select five to 10 Halloween terms....
This game is a spooky good time!

How to Play: Mummy Wrap

Will you be the first to wrap the mummy? Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Several rolls of toilet paper and two or more blindfolds. How to play: Divide guests into teams of two to four players. One person is designated as the mummy and the...

Mickey Mouse Halloween App a Sweet Treat for Little Kids

Mickey and some ghostly friends create Halloween-themed fun for tots. Credit: Disney Publishing
Arriving just in time for Halloween, Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book is an interactive iPhone or iPad app designed especially for little fingers....
Arriving just in time for Halloween, Mickey's Spooky Night Puzzle Book is an interactive iPhone or iPad app designed especially for little fingers.

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