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

Halloween Safety Tips

One of the most important things about Halloween (besides having a great time) is keeping your children safe! One way to avoid trouble is by avoiding masks – they may obstruct your child’s vision and make it hard to see cars or fellow trick or treaters. Not to mention, they have the ability to be grossly hot and difficult to breathe in. A fun and exciting alternative is to paint your face instead (or get a Par-T-Perfect staff to do it for you!) Visit this link for lots of other ideas to make this year’s Halloween a safe one. http://www.essortment.com/all/halloweensafety_rwmo.htm