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Halloween Ideas – A Round Up of Tips for October 31

This collection of ideas for Halloween (October 31) includes costume exchange parties, food and book character costumes, and Halloween tips for dogs and cats.

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~ Author Unknown

 The best part of Halloween is finding new, creative, spooktacular ideas for costumes, decorations, and parties. These 2011 Halloween ideas are ageless, timeless, lace and fineness.

To get in the spirit of Halloween, rent the movie Halloween. It was released in 1978, and is as scary in 2011 as it was back then!

Halloween Costume Ideas

Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Women – My most popular article on Halloween costumes. Ideas range from Backstabbed Beauty Queen to Bubble Bath (a list of “B” costumes that are easy to DIY!). These costumes are easy to make (mostly), and are perfect for people who have the time and energy to make their own Halloween creations.

Food Costumes to Make at Home – From Beef Tacos to Dates – My favorite Halloween costume is the Cereal Killer: Take a bunch of empty miniature cereal boxes, stick plastic knives in the sides, paint with red paint or nail polish to simulate blood. Pin the boxes all over yourself. This Halloween idea requires a bit of preparation, but it’s never to late to start eating cereal!

Book Character Costumes – Want to dress up as a literary character for Halloween 2011? This article includes a list of characters, from Harry Potter to Romeo and Juliet to the Paper Bag Princess. Since I’m a writer, this is my favorite Halloween article 🙂

If you want a cool costume for October 31 (which is the date Halloween falls), you need to start shopping or preparing early! Don’t leave it until the last minute.

Halloween Party Ideas

7 Tips for Throwing a Spooktacular Halloween Party – I love the Halloween decorations I found for this article; they’re all from Amazon.com. Some are really scary, such as the skeleton climbing out of the graveyard.

Twilight Halloween Party – 7 Tips for Twilight Costumes and Parties – For tweens, teens, and adults who love Stephanie Meyer’s book and movie series. Is Twilight passe for Halloween 2011? I wasn’t sure – I guess it depends on how popular the movie and book is in your circle!

Halloween Theme Party Ideas – 5 Themes to Choose From – Want to go beyond a “same old same old” Halloween party this year? This article describes different theme parties for 2011. The tips are from an event planner who specializes in planning Big Bashes!

Halloween Ideas and Tips for Parents of Pets and Children

Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Cats, Plus Pet Safety Tips – Some pets love to wear clothes, while others are happier in their own fur. My favorite Halloween costume is the skunk costume for dogs, but I think I’ll let my dog be a dog this year.

Kids Scared of Halloween? How to Reduce Fear on October 31 – These tips for Halloween 2011 are from a parenting expert, who helps parents reduce their kids’ fear. After all, Halloween is all about raising fear…and dispelling it.

Halloween Safety Tips for Children – How to Trick or Treat Safely – Everything from wear long underwear while trick or treating (not just a Halloween 2011 tip!) to “going bananas” if someone tries to grab you.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for in these Halloween Ideas, let me know below! Perhaps I can dig up something more goulishly spooktacular for you…

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