Halloween Traditions Around the World!

As our ghosts & goblins prepare for an evening of trick or treating & carving pumpkins, here are some fantastic traditions from around the world! While North American style Halloween is not always celebrated around the world, there is a common theme among many countries. A festival like celebration honors those who have passed on. In Austria a table lamp is lit in the evening to help light the way for spirits. In Belgium a candle is lighted in memory of relatives that have died. Food is often placed in front of family photos or where loved ones may be … Continue reading

Halloween Fun Food

Looking for some great family fun ideas for Halloween.  Fall is a great time to go picking your own apples at your local country apple orchard.  Gravensteins make a great tasting Caramel/Candy Apple.  To make your own be sure to wear protective gloves and let the kids join in the decorating of the apples.  Use candy corn, sprinkles, nuts, skor bits, M&M’s… use your imagination. Caramel Apples 12     apples 2     (14 ounce) packages individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped 4     tablespoons milk Remove the stem from each apple and press a heavy craft stick into the top. Sprinkle a baking sheet with sugar … Continue reading

10 Great Halloween Party ideas for kids

Halloween Hullabaloo!! Slime bucket for spider rings – use cellulose wallpaper paste, green food colouring , water and $ store spider rings – kids reach in to get prize – keep paper towels handy Marshmallow bobbing – bucket of water put marshmallows in just as child is ready to bob or they dissolve – use large ones Wrap a mummy – divide kids into teams of 6 or so have them create a mummy with toilet paper and tape Mini pumpkin deco – glue on hair , draw faces, glitter eyebrows, mini capes, little felt hats – a fun take … Continue reading