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 Birthday Party Tips From Oakville Par-T-Perfect !

Happy Birthday, Punkin’! Pssst. Hey — jack-o’-lantern. Yeah — you! Move it on over. The birthday pumpkins are in town. And we’re carving out a little space of our own. For autumn birthdays, there’s no better way to decorate than with the true legend of the fall — the pumpkin. Here’s a few ideas to get you started…and some tips to make it easy on yourself.  First, a few ideas… “Blaze of Glory” Pumpkins Line up enough pumpkins so you can carve one letter in each to spell “H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y.” (Math tip — that’s 13.) Place a candle or flashlight … Continue reading