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Halloween Party Ideas & Halloween Safety For The Kids

submitted on September 24, 2009 by Lynette in "Member's Lounge"
Taking the kids out trick or treating this October 31st? What a fun and delightful way to spend time with the kids! Make sure you take your camera along with you to snap up some photos of your favorite witches, cowboys, princesses and super heroes.

However as fun as this night is for the kids it can also be harmful if proper precautions are not taken. I'm sure most of you know what to do but let's just touch up on some basics so we can all have a safe and fun "witching eve"
. Check that candy - This is so important, The day's where we used to get homemade popcorn balls and not think anything of it are long gone... If your child gets one of these from someone you don't know on a personal level, throw it out. If the candy looks tampered with in any way, the wrapping doesn't look right for some reason, you know what to do. Your child/grandchild, neice, nephew is more important than that piece of bubble gum they collected from some house 3 blocks away.
. Carry a flashlight - It gets dark out there and you as well as the kids need to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
. Help your child pick out or make a costume that will be safe. - Make it fire proof, the eye holes should be large enough for good peripheral vision.

If the children are going trick or treating without an adult, make sure you know where they're going - talk about their route ahead of time and never let a young child trick or treat alone!

These are just some of the basics and I don't want to scare anyone. Safety is important and I feel it's best to exercise the utmost caution when it come to children.

Now, I realize that not everyone has children and some of us are just "too old" to play the trick or treat game so here are a few ideas to have some fun with your friends or family this halloween.

Go here for treat recipes: http://www.easy-kids-recipes.c.....cipes.html

Yeah, Yeah, it says it's for kids but come on, who doesn't like caramel apples and pumpkin cheesecake?!

Having a party without the kids and need some drink recipes that cater to adults only? Then you gotta go to this site:

Holy cow, they have some drink recipes here that will surely knock your socks off!

You can get some game ideas here:

They have some games for kids and adults; even a few murder mystery games you can play out.

And if this isn't enough you can always check your local paper or of course, the good ol' internet for Haunted Houses, Public mazes, theme parks and pumpkin patches you can visit.

And if you're feeling extra ghouly this Halloween and have some "dough" to spend, you can check out these places to rent a Hearse this Halloween:


How cool would it be ride around town in your own chauffered Hearse!

Whatever you decide to do this Halloween - with or without the kids, I hope that each and every one of you has a Splendid Hallows Eve!


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