Category Archives: Halloween

How to Create a “Spooktacular” Ghost Story Party for Halloween

Pliny the Younger, who wrote that the ghost of an old man was haunting his house, recorded one of the first ghost stories in the first century A.D. In AD 856, the first poltergeist haunting was reported in Germany. This year put a new twist on your traditional Halloween party by giving it a “Ghost  Continue Reading »

Easy Fall Season Craft Idea for Your Senior Center

Arts and crafts are popular activities for many senior centers. With festive fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, you will need easy craft ideas to fit both holidays. This Hanging Lanterns craft project is a great idea to engage your senior residents, and brighten up your center.   Supplies: Round Orange Paper  Continue Reading »

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Halloween Comes!

Ghoulish figures and the stuff of folklore creep out from under the stairs this time of year as the air gets crisp and cool, and there is something of a rustic, earthy atmosphere as the landscape quiets in preparation for its sleep. It is said that the first Jack O’ Lanterns were not actually carved  Continue Reading »

Halloween Crafts

Planning a Halloween party? Ready to get your little goblins around the table and make some Halloween crafts? We’ve put together some fun ideas for favors, decorations and party goods!   Mummy Cups Wrap plastic cups (white or clear work well) with white crepe streamers. Attach with glue or tape, two-sided tape works great. Download Mummy faces template,  Continue Reading »

Free Halloween Idea Book

Download this FREE Halloween Planning Guide. It’s packed full of ideas for decorating and celebrating the spookiest day on the calendar. Click the image below to open the planner.  

Halloween Recipes and Treat Ideas

Halloween is the perfect time of year to throw a festive party! Whether you’re hosting a full-out costume party or just having a few friends over, here are some quick, easy and fun Halloween recipes to make your party spook-tacular! Halloween Beverages Grab your punch bowl and party cups and stir up some old fashioned Butterbeer.  Continue Reading »

Spooky Halloween Treats

Treat your ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to some scary snacks this Halloween! They will love sinking their fangs into Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Graveyard Dirt, and Jack-O-Lanterns. They can wash all those great treats down with some Purple Punch. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 2  Continue Reading »

Halloween Safety Tips

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you! Trick or Treating should be one of the great adventures  Continue Reading »

Halloween Party Tips

Invitations Start spooking your guests with the invitations! Use black construction paper to cutout a coffin shaped invitation, open it up for the party info. Use a small Halloween container like Mini Pumpkin Baskets, fill with some Halloween goodies and a scrolled note listing party details. Cutout simple silhouettes of a haunted house, ghosts, skeletons,  Continue Reading »

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