Halloween - Some Great Freaky Ideas

Halloween is that fun once a year occasion when you are allowed to go out to scare people. It has become a yearly custom that the whole family can become involved in. Scaring and being scared is the best part of Halloween fun. I'm sure that you have noticed that people are getting more and more creative in finding fun and different Halloween ideas. Some people even create freaky decors and halloween looking foods. Do you want to frighten your friends and visitors this Halloween? It is even possible to do it on a budget. Here are some easy yet practical and effective ideas for some Halloween fun.

By using different colored paper plates, you can make different scary masks. You only need to cut the eyes and the mouths. Use staples to properly attach rubber bands or string so you can keep your mask on. You can use scissors and orange painted paper to create pumpkin pictures if you want. If you make them small, you can paste them onto your mask. If you prefer witches or cats, just use black paper to cut them out. You are only limited by your imagination. Jazz your masks and pictures up with glitter, yarn, fabric, and glue. Make it a family treat by having the kids help you.

You can create a scarecrow for your front garden by stuffing old clothes or newspapers into a pair of mom's old pantyhose. They are easy to use and you can paint them to make them look more realistic. Why not try using a balloon with some yarn stuck on it for a head. The yarn can be the hair and you can paint or draw the face with textas. Then just find an old belt and hat to finish off your scarecrow.

Many children love to help in the kitchen so why don't you get them to help you make some halloween cupcakes and cookies. Use food coloring to make black icing. Then you can use white or red icing to make scary faces. You can vary this with using licorice and smarties on the cookies. If you have cookie cutters, you can make some wonderful shapes. Use your children's imagination to come up with even more ideas. Children's imagination are fantastic and you'll love what they will come up with. The time you could spend with your kids in doing this activity would even make all the more fun for everyone. Remember to have fun and enjoy all the Halloween decorations and treats you create together.

Have you thought of turning other foods into instant Halloween hits? Use food coloring to spice up and change things. Change some custard into a green slime or make red pancakes. I've heard that orange cookies are really popular at halloween. And I'm sure you can think of some amazing things you could do with Jell-O to make it have a hallloween theme.

Make some mini hotdogs by wrapping them in pastry and baking them. Then use ketchup or mustard to draw eyes and mouth. Anything goes at halloween so you can add different flavors. Try having slices of banana with pea pupils as eyes, a carrot nose and a slice of apple as the mouth. Dress it up with some lettuce hair and you'll have an amazing mini hotdog. The kids will love it and I'm sure you'll all have a wonderful Halloween.

Tips For Fun Activities During Halloween

Halloween is nearly here again. The years seem to fly by. Halloween is that fun time when everyone gets to dress up in spooky costumes to frighten all the neighbors. I think this, along with the trick or treat, are the most exciting part of halloween. However there are many other fun activities that you do at halloween to make it more memorable.

Below are some of my favorite tips and activities to make this year's halloween even better than the one last year.

We all know about trick or treat. You can provide some wonderful home cooked halloween treats for your visitors. But what about the trick. What can you do to those neighbors who don't want to provide a treat. Why not make up a funny trick. Kids can stand on their heads with their tongue hanging out and waggling their legs. Or they can do some funny acrobats where they fall over. The trick doesn't have to be something mischievious. In some cultures the children sing for their treat. In other places, they dance. I'm sure you could come up with a funny song and dance routine with the kids. And being funny instead of mischievious will leave the neighbors much happier and more inclined to give the treat after all.

In some places, they organize a halloween party. This doesn't need to be hard or too big. Have the children come up with some ideas for easy to organize games. Make it a theme party where all the guests have to have something green. This could be as simple as a green balloon or green clothes. Give a green prize for the most creative idea. Put green food coloring in the cookies and make some green slime dip, to be eaten with green vegies/salads. The possibilities are endless when you start thinking about it. The funnier and more outrageous the better while keeping safety in mind.

The origin of people wearing masks and costumes at halloween was to ward off and hide from the harmful spirits that came back during halloween. The belief was that this was the night the spirits were able to roam everywhere so people wanted to both hide their face from the spirit to keep themselves safe, but they also wanted to scare the spirits away. So the custom of scary costumes and outfits came into being.

So wearing costumes during halloween is a must, and the scarier the better. Children love trying to frighten everyone when they are in a scary costume. It is a wonderful part of childhood. These days the practice now includes theme costumes such as Disney characters or characters from the movies.

Halloween is also a great time to hire scary videos. Having a scary movie marathon for teenagers is a great halloween tip. Often teenagers feel they are 'too old' for the normal trick or treat. Lettin them dress up (if they want to) and eat halloween food while watching scary movies will keep halloween fun for them too.

Halloween should be a fun time for all the family. Whatever way you decide to celebrate it, make sure it is fun and safe. That way when it comes around again next year, you'll be ready to do it all over again. And even better than last time.