#4 Halloween Ideas & Traditions – The Raising of the Scarecrow

Many, many years ago we started a tradition that we call “The Raising of the Scarecrow“, and have repeated it every October 13th. since then. While it may sound elaborate, it really only takes about thirty minutes to setup and maybe ten minutes for the actual “ritual”.

The Raising of the Scarecrow – The Preparation

The Preparation - The Raising of the Scarecrow

Originally, we made a special scarecrow just for this event by assembling a distressed Bucky Skeleton body, a artificial Jack O’ Lantern for the head and a purposely distressed Grim Reaper robe for it’s clothing. The mast pole was made from round stake fence poles. The Pose-N-Stay is a good alternative to the expensive Bucky skeleton. Later, this scarecrow was replaced with another more traditional looking one, that had a very scary facemask held up by a styrofoam wig head.

To put together a non-skeleton scarecrow, you’ll need an old pair of pants, an old well worn shirt, old work boots, an old trench coat or other long coat and a pair of old work gloves.

We bought a couple big bags of Fiber Fill at Wal-mart, the kind that you use for stuffing homemade pillows or comforters. WE stuffed the pants and the shirt, laid it down both pieces and tucked the shirt into the pants and then sewed the shirt and pants together using wide stitches by hand just to keep them together. We placed the wig head, which is available at most beauty supply stores, into the neck of the shirt and stitched it tightly in so it wouldn’t fall out. We made sure that we added more stuffing to any area that needed it and tied a rope belt around the pants, through the belt loops. Next we stuffed a pair of old cloth work gloves and sewed them to the ends of the sleeves. The boots were a bit harder to sew on, they were an old pair of leather work boots but using a carpet or leather needle, we were able to stitch them on after filling them with as much newspaper as we could get in them. We topped him off with a very creepy scarecrow mask that we had and placed an old Fedora style hat to his head and sewed that on as well. The mask had long, stringy straw hair so it was easy to sew on. It does take two people to get him situated on his stand because he is close to six feet tall.

The same can be done using a skeleton as the base under clothing. You may still want to sew each piece together as you get him dressed but distress the clothes to the point that you can see bones showing here and there.

We send out “Raising the Halloween Scarecrow” invitations to our chosen friends and family members the week before. We make and print the invitations ourselves. You can do this yourself using a card making program or using a program like Microsoft Publisher. Make them creepy looking and print them out to send either using regular card stock or a lighter weight stock that can be folded and put in a regular letter sized envelope.

When everyone arrives on the chosen night we get started. First, we dig a hole in the ground in the front yard with a post hole shovel where we want to display the scarecrow. Since we leave this it up for the rest of the month and want it to be really secure in the ground, we dig the post hole to a depth of two feet. The mast is temporarily paced inside the hole, but not filled in yet.

Then four Tiki torches are arraigned at a safe distance around the pole, about eight feet from the main scarecrow post hole. Many years ago we found some really cool Tiki torches that have a Jack O’ Lantern torch canister, instead of the typical can. They are really unique and offer a festive way to light up the night. Once they are planted firmly in the ground, we fill them up with enough Citronella oil to last a couple of hours.

Halloween Ideas & Traditions - The Raising of the Scarecrow

In the garage, we have laid our Halloween scarecrow on a bed of straw inside a wooden coffin. Lastly, a length of plastic chain is wrapped around the coffin as though the scarecrow has been locked inside. With proper music playing, we unwrap the chains and open the coffin to find our scarecrow waiting for appointed duties.

We burned a special music CD just for this occasion. Its starts with a two minute long version of the “Funeral March” from the Paper Magic Group – Scary Sounds CD (track #74). There is also a midi version of the “Funeral March” at the Halloween Online music page. This is the perfect amount of time for us to slowly carry the coffin to the ritual site and then tie the scarecrow to the mast. The next track is the very gothic “Visitors in the Night” (track #7) on the CD “Transylvania” by Nox Arcana. At just under three minutes in length, its perfect background music while the ritual poem is being read.

Earlier in the day, each of us carve a pumpkin in preparation for the ritual. You could go with just a simple Jack-O-Lantern face or do an elaborate template carving. You’ll need one for each person attending the raising that night.

The Raising of the Scarecrow – Ceremony

At dusk, four of us act as pallbearers, each dressed in a Grim Reaper robe. We start a portable CD player with our special CD in it and slowly carry the coffin from the garage to the front yard where the Halloween Scarecrow will be raised.

The Ceremony

Two others lift the mast out of the hole and hold it parallel to the ground, while the pallbearers lift the scarecrow out of the coffin and secure it to the mast with twine. The shape of the mast is cross like with a smaller cross piece for his feet. His arms are draped over the upper pole and tied there, his feet are placed one on each side of the pole so when it’s raised, he looks like he is standing there. We use a smaller cord that is the color of the boots to tie each foot to the pole, you can barely see them and it looks like he’s just hanging around up on the mast.

The mast is then raised up right and put back in the post hole. Dirt and small rocks are packed into the hole and around the base of the mast. The Jack O’ Lanterns are placed on the ground circling the base of the mast pole, each with a votive candle inside. We all hold hands forming a circle around the scarecrow and all recite the following poem that we made up:

With the fires all lit the bats fly above,
We’ve raised the Scarecrow for all to see!
Halloween is near, the night we all love,
With the fires lit, let evil spirits flee!

Protect us, oh Scarecrow, until Halloween night!
Such a frightening visage, you bring such fear.
We’ll honor you every year with fires alight,
You’ll soon be gone but be back again next year!

That ends the ritual. Now, it’s party time! We let the torches and Jack O’ Lanterns burn and we start a fire in our fire pit. We all gather around it and roast marshmallows, make S’Mores and drink hot apple cider. We tell stories of past Halloweens, ghost stories or just whatever pops up. This usually goes on for a couple hours until it’s just too chilly to sit out anymore, even with the fire going. We douse the fire pit out but we let the torches and Jack-O-Lanterns burn. We keep an eye on them until we are ready for bed and then someone goes out and puts all the candles and torches out until the next night.

The Raising of the Scarecrow – Rest of October

Every night until Halloween night, one of us goes out at dusk and lights the fires again, weather permitting, and then we put them out just before going to bed. Then we just sit back and enjoy the rest of the night that we love most, Halloween! It actually makes us feel a bit secure to have him up in our front yard where anyone driving down the road can see him. He’s a pretty scary looking guy hanging up there. Some times, after Halloween before we put him away, we set him on our big yard swing that was made for us by a friend. You can fit about four people on it normally so we just let him stretch out and drape himself over the swing. From a distance it actually looks like someone sitting there.

#3 Halloween Ideas & Traditions – Visit an Old Cemetery

We always try to visit an old cemetery during the Halloween season. While visiting a cemetery can be a spooky experience for some, its also very peaceful and calming. It can give you a chance to reflect on life, our lost loved ones and our own mortality. Personally, we love the old cemeteries that are so hard to find nowadays. We don’t like the “plaque in the ground, looks like a park” type, we like the kind that has old headstones, crypts and mausoleums.

 Visit an Old Cemetery

My wife was lucky enough to grow up back east and lived just down 2 blocks down the street from the town cemetery. It is a large, rambling cemetery with small rolling hills, lots of trees, hundreds of headstones and monuments, including her family’s section. She liked to go there as a young girl to read the tombstones or read a good book and just be alone for a while. It was her private escape. As a teen, she and her friends would go there all year long to hang out. But on Halloween night they always went for ghost stories, hide and seek and generally just to scare the wits out of each other. To this day, it’s hard to keep her away from a good cemetery! Every time she goes back for a visit, she, her mom and her sister take the 80 mile drive to the town they grew up in to look at their old houses and visit her families section where her dad’s ashes now resides.

Since no one we know personally is buried at our local cemetery, which is dates back to cowboy days, we pick a grave at random and honor that person by clearing the area of over growth, brushing off the headstone and placing a bouquet of fresh flowers. Our local cemetery has been around since the “old west” days so there are some very interesting headstones there that are very old. As a tribute to those who have gone before us, we like to recite a short poem like “Walking Among Different Graves” by Gwendolyn Golden.

Different people, different names
Yet, the same story follows all
Death has claimed the life
So many headstones
Beautiful flowers blooming wildly
Death is silence upon the grave

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

If we go in a group to a cemetery at night, sometimes we sit in a circle and take turns telling ghost stories. After all, what better place could there be than a graveyard? We bring some pillar candles in glass holders, so we can light them and make a circle to sit in or place them on top of some of the tombstones to light up our area. We then take turns telling a ghost story that we’ve heard, either real or made up. By the time we are done, we are all a bit on edge. Even adults can get scared, you know! Keeps that adrenaline flowing, it keeps you young. Everyone has at least one urban ghost story to tell or one that actually happened to them.

Check out the Halloween Ghost Stories web site for lots of creepy ghost stories. They have long stories by some known and unknown authors, also poems, urban legends and works of Edgar Allen Poe. There’s plenty of stuff there to use or to give you ideas on what to make up for a ghost story! There is also a wonderful article published at the Halloween site that has tips and suggestions for the best way to tell a ghost story. Yes, there really is a way to set things up to make a spooky story even spookier!

Gravestone Rubbings

Gravestone Rubbings

Gravestone rubbing is a technique used to make a paper print transfer of the carving on a gravestone. There are some truly beautiful and interesting old headstones and taking a rubbing is a unique way of duplicating its face and has actually become an art form. We frame and hang up some of our better rubbings as house decorations for Halloween.

Before attempting to make a rubbing, make sure you get permission from the care taker first, do your research to learn how its done and never do anything that could damage or harm a gravestone. We never take a rubbing of a stone if it is badly worn or crumbling as it could damage the stone even more. Look for the very interesting, the older the better, the ones with a most intricate design on them. Those make the best rubbings.

You can use black or sienna stick charcoal and large sheets of thin tracing paper, which can be found at any arts and crafts store. Some people like to use loose charcoal powder and a stiff brush but we find that the stick form works best for us. Using a sienna (it gives the rubbing a sepia look to it) is a good choice if you are going to frame your rubbings. This subtle reddish color just makes it look old and gives it a rich, deep quality. Check out Gravestone Rubbing Supplies for a full line of tools and supplies. If you don’t purchase from them, you can get an idea of what you need from your local art store or craft dept. at a mass market retailers.

Cemetery Etiquette

Cemetery Etiquette

Always show respect! If you decide to visit a cemetery, make sure that it is a public cemetery and that you know its rules of operation. Only go during its posted visiting hours and never disturb any grave site. If it is a private cemetery, get permission before entering. Some cemeteries actually have a no rubbing policy. The people buried there deserve your respect! Take pictures, do rubbings, walk around and look at the tombstones, but never take anything and never disturb anything! A cemetery can be a very peaceful place to connect with death as well as life, so treat it with the respect that it deserves! and remember, there are people laying just 6 feet below you when you walk from grave to grave. Unless we are taking a good look at a headstone we try and stay at least 6 feet away from the head stone so that we know that we aren’t standing on someone. That alone can creep you out, knowing that just below you lies the remains of a person that once had a life and family. Unless you plan on being cremated like we do, that could be you under there someday!

#2 Halloween Ideas & Traditions – The Picking of the Halloween Costumes

On October 1st, we start trying to figure out what we want to be this Halloween. In fact, most years we start thinking about it as we are putting away the costumes we just wore that year. But October 1st really gets down to it and decisions must be made. In most of the years past we’ve gone with a vampire theme and have many different types of vampire costumes. Occasionally we try to do a different costume style which usually ends up in a week long debate since we always go as a pair of something. Last year it was high end “Mr. and Mrs. Devil” costumes and we looked pretty sharp! This year is still kind of up in the air. Sometimes there are just too many costume ideas to choose from! My wife loves the Totally Skelebones costume, which can be found in the Halloween costumes section. It’s a total black suit with latex bones on it and it does look cool. For some reason when you put one on, you feel like dancing around and acting silly no matter how old you are. We guess it’s because of the full covering of the costume, it give you anonymity and you can just cut loose when no one knows it’s you in there.

Choosing Halloween Costumes

Choosing Halloween Costumes

By the first week of October, we have all made our final decisions about what Halloween costumes and makeup we will wear for the current year and placed our orders for them, usually from an online store. Below are some tips I’ve learned over the years.

Experience has taught us to order our costumes well in advance of October 31st. This gives us time to make sure that the costumes fit well, fill our needs and also to accessorize them. Doing this also gives us time to exchange a costume if necessary way before the night we’ll will be wearing it.

The worst situation you can find yourself in, is having no costume at all on the big day. By then, stores, including costume stores may have sold out of all the good stuff. If your a woman, remember, we come in all shapes and sizes, and picking out a costume that fits well and looks good can be difficult. I always do a dress rehearsal to make sure my costume fits and looks the way I want it to, including any makeup I will be wearing.

Decide is if you want to look scary, sexy or funny? Some people pick a costume based on their everyday personality, others go for something totally out of character. Personally, I like sexy costumes because I don’t dress like that in my day-to-day life. What’s the weather going to be like, will you be indoors most of the time or outdoors, will you need a sweater or wrap?

Even if its the last minute or you’re just lazy, try not to dress in something unbelievably lame like a “This Is My Halloween Costume” tee-shirt or slipping on a pair of fake bunny ears or plastic devil horns, particularly if you’ve been invited to a Halloween party. You may think its adequate or looks funny, but most people will just think you are a slacker for not caring what you look like. We’ve seen this many times and always think the same thing…loser. Even wearing a cheap costume and using one of those Halloween makeup face painting kits is better than nothing or near nothing.

Don’t go dressed in anything political or that is social statement. Some people wear masks of their favorite or least favorite politician or all one color such as pink to promote a cause, Halloween is a night for fun and frivolity, not for advocating a personal cause, in other words, don’t be a bore. Also, avoid dressing as someone or something that people will not easily recognize or you’ll hear “what’s he/she supposed to be” all night long and feel stupid.

Halloween Nail Art

Halloween Nail Art

I’ve always made sure that if nothing else looked good on me, my nails were always perfect. I’ve been that way my whole life, totally obsessed with my nails. My husband can smell acrylic products and nail polish a mile away because of me. When I die, the rest of my may look like crap but I’ll die with nice nails! And I love nail art as well, I was a licensed manicurist most of my adult life, or nail tech as they loved to be called today, as well as a hair stylist. So, it would figure that I also love painting my finger and toe nails for the holidays, starting with Halloween. I usually paint them in a black and orange Chevron style French tip for the first two weeks of October, then do an ombre’ orange, yellow and white color, to look like candy corn for the next two weeks and lastly, something that goes well with my chosen Halloween costume.

This has been a tradition with me for about 28 years. I wear acrylic and tips on my nails, they vary in length and style depending on the time of year. I always put on a long, curved set (Kiss brand nail tips in Hawk Curves) for October to give them that extra dangerous look and at that length, believe me, they can be dangerous! Nail art looks good on most any length of nail so if you aren’t a fan of long nails and like to go more short and sporty or maybe mid length, it will still look good and give you some Halloween flair everywhere you go.

You can do the nail art yourself or go to a nail salon to have it done, that goes for the artificial nails as well. If you haven’t bee putting your own on for 30 years, maybe it’s not the time to start right before the holidays. There are lots of nail only salons out there that will put on a full set for a good price and most do nail art as well.. Whatever you do, get your nails painted up for for Halloween. If you do it yourself, all you need are some French manicure guide strips (curved or Chevron shaped), black, orange, yellow, white and clear nail polishes and some time. It would take a whole page to give the instructions on how to do it, so go to the Halloween Finger Nails article which has step by step instructions and pictures.

About 15 years ago I suggested to my husband that he let me paint his toe nails black for the entire month of October. It took some heavy convincing since he’s a good, old fashion traditional man, not one of those “Metro” guys. Finally, I broke him down and he let me do it. Now when October is just around the corner, he actually reminds me that I’ll need to give him a pedicure and paint his toe nails black soon. I really look forward to doing it! No one knows but us that he’s wearing his “Goth” toenails under those socks and high top Doc’s.

#1 Halloween Ideas & Traditions – Decorating the Front Door

Each year, on October 1st., we begin our first annual Halloween tradition. Just as the sun is setting, we hang a Halloween wreath on the front door, place a Halloween printed door mat on the front porch and raise a Halloween flag from our eighteen foot tall flag pole, all to mark the beginning of the Halloween season. We’ve been doing it for so long, it seems second nature and to not do it would be a crime against Halloween. Every few years we’ll make a new wreath for the front door and for some reason they just keep getting bigger and more elaborate.

We start gearing up for Autumn in September and we love the preparations, going through our cargo container of Halloween stuff, yes a large cargo container which holds all of our Halloween things and way in the back is Christmas. Starting with the first bon fires of Autumn, we know our favorite time of year is here once again.

Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

A spooky, elegant or funny wreath hanging on your front door during the haunting season is a wonderful way to say to the world, “Welcome to our Haunted Home” on Halloween night. Remember,  they are not just for the front door, they can be used on interior doors and even hung on walls as Halloween decorations. We hang one on every door, inside and out including the garage. We even hang a couple over the fire place since we have a large empty area that is just ready to hold any of our seasonal wreaths at any time of year. I like to make my own wreaths since I love doing crafts. It gives me the perfect opportunity to out do myself each year. I make Autumnal wreaths as well that can be hung at the first sign of chilly weather here.

Pre-made, store bought wreaths usually cost anywhere between ten and fifty dollars depending on how elaborate they are and can usually be bought at most craft and department stores during the month of October or year round online. Some craft stores will sell display models that have been made by the staff so if you aren’t handy with a glue gun, it can look like you are!

Making your own wreath from scratch as a craft project is a lot of fun that the entire family can enjoy doing together. Your wreath can be spooky or have a harvest theme to it.  The cool thing about a home made wreath is that it will be a one-of-a-kind piece of art. You might consider making three or four of each since, if you are like me, you end up sending them to family or giving them to friends only to find that you didn’t leave one for yourself! For Halloween Wreath making tips, visit the Halloween Crafts section at Halloween Online.

Holiday Door Mat

A festive Halloween style door mat is a great greeting to receive your guests at the door and let them know that you are getting in the spooky spirit of the season. Many have such fine designs that they are really spooky works of art and you may not want to dirty them by using them at the door, you can always hang them on a wall. We have collected so many over the years that we will use a large empty wall in our dining room and hang them side by side, they almost cover the wall. It looks like a huge mural of Halloween art! We usually put down a Autumn themed mat at the front door in September, when the season changes to Fall and use it until October 1st. We then put out a Halloween themed mat on the porch and the Autumn one goes just inside the door to leave shoes and boots on.

These are available in a variety of patterns and designs during the month of October in many department and craft stores or can be bought online year round. Just make sure that it lays flat, so that your visitors don’t trip over it. Make sure you store your door mats flat or they may be hard to get flat again. We have a box that we picked up at a craft store that Halloween mats had actually come in to the store. We just asked and they gave use one  so now after we make sure that any used outside are clean for the next year, we stack them up in the box and place a layer of tissue paper between each mat.

Decorative Door Trim

Whether you do it for the kids that trick or treat at your home on Halloween night or you are looking forward to the enjoyment on the faces of your Halloween party guests, do it right! The entrance to your haunted home sets the mood for what lays beyond. Door trim and, especially, facades can look really impressive and a give you a way to show what flair fort Halloween decorating you have!

We usually use the “The Haunted Forest Door Facade” every year for our front door (pictured right). This one is made up of creepy trees, vines and is adorned with lots of sinister looking Jack O’ Lanterns, but there are many different styles of door trim to choose from or you can even make your own if you are imaginative and craft savvy.

This type is made from either foam latex or a more solid foam, comes in about five parts, the side columns and the topper. They also make a great entrance for your home haunt if you put one on. It will set the perfect mood. If we are having a party, we’ll sometimes use them on some of the interior doorways as well.

Our master bedroom is done in a Halloween theme all year long. We have a large wrought iron Cemetery gate arch as our bed head broad, a dozen multi sized pressed dot plastic pumpkins, the kind that light glows through so well, are arranged on top of the entertainment center and a suit of armor with a skull inside the helmet all grace the room year round. We like to put up on our door frame there a similar one made by the same company (Rubies) called “The Skull Door Facade” that is made from skulls and bones.

An easy way to make a door trim yourself would be to measure the sides and top of the door and buy as many plastic pumpkins that have a light in them as you can stack. You would need to use a sturdy PVC pipe to hold each side, drill top and bottom on the pumpkins, you may have to take the bottom off, which would remove the light. Use a long string of white lights and make sure that you have enough room to run it through the pumpkins from top to bottom. We’ll get working on one soon and have some pictures for you so you can have a better idea of what we mean.

Halloween Flag

Let your Freak Flag fly!! Or in this case, your Halloween flag fly. Because of its high visibility, a Halloween flag is a great way to let everyone in the neighborhood and passer-bys know well in advance that you will be expecting them to visit your house on Halloween night for trick or treating.

You can find all kinds of wonderful Autumn and Halloween themed flags during the season. One of our favorites is pictured to the right, it is simple and to the point, but many designs others are available. This particular one is a large three by five foot flag, which includes two metal grommets for attaching it to the flag line. The great thing, Amazon has it for about $6.00 each so we buy multiple flags because e leave ours up all year long. We have a lot of heavy wind in our area and one good wind storm can tear a flag down to nothing.

In order to make them last longer, we have started using a sewing machine and going over and over all the side seams with mono-filament thread. It’s a clear, plastic thread and by doing this the flag won’t fray apart in the wind as easily. This is a good idea to do to any flag that you fly if you live in a windy area. We also do it to our American flag which we fly along with the Jack-O-Lantern most of the year.

Since flag poles tend to be pretty expensive, we made our own pole from two ten foot sections of thin-walled galvanized pipe connected together with a coupler. Two feet of the pipe was buried and cemented in the ground, making it very stable. This gave us an eighteen foot tall flag pole. We used large metal eyelets for the line guides. In order to change or repair flags, we separate it at the middle connection so we can do what ever we have to do like change the light on the top (see paragraph below).

Lastly, we added a solar powered lawn light mounted on the top of our flag pole. This year we are going to place a small plastic pumpkin pail over the light, so that it will glow at night as a Jack O’ Lantern beacon. It should look pretty cool! We picked up a pack of eight lights on sale at Home Depot so we would have spares when one quit working. They’re fairly bright and we live in a sunny area so the solar panel on top really gets high all day long, which allows for an all night glow.

Several Simple Techniques for Arranging Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations – One hundred men and women provides you with a hundred advice on Hallow’s eve decorations and or adornments. Along with I may also be at least one doing the same thing. Seriously there’s nothing completely wrong in various folks offering their diverse guidelines a subject matter just like Halloween party. And as for adornments, fancies take flights and people are impelled with a lot of originality. The reason is Halloween party can be a special matter and really close up to heart.

Several Simple Techniques for Arranging Halloween Decorations

It really is entertaining to buy Halloween party accessories. The fun heightens more if you obtain those all-important creative ideas. You’ll be surprised to find out that, you will discover a tremendous amount of things for such a adornment behind your lawn itself. In case you are finding it as well is as complicated as to getting into entire body, just endeavor to keep it simply by feasible. If you need to embellish without wasting almost any dollars, you may use the disposable products in your house such as plastic or paper plates. Your utilized colorful shirts could also serve you on this matter.

Halloween Decorations

To have a excellent start to your own designs be careful that you start from the right spot. When you asked people house, the doors have to occur first, literally. This is where the people will first appear and this is where your primary chance of impressing these folks is. A terrifying werewolf head would be your best bet in this.

Halloween Decorations

Other than this you will discover scores of other tips that you could apply on your designs. As explained above, the scary aspect is the better one for just about any component of your property. In the event you consider, this can be used attribute where ever you like, close to your house. While using the skulls and cross bones, black draperies, jack-o’-lanterns, an eerily laughing cat, cardboard witches and totals of other pastimes can be a part of your nuts designs. Take always into account to add the owls and bats for that added effect.

You may also opt for exterior Halloween party decorations. Your back garden, the open space in front of the house, or the yard that you have especially developed, can all be a part of your Halloween celebrations. When it is feasible for you to hang up lighted jack-o’-lanterns, your festivities are sure to acquire that extra slice of facelift. Doing it peculiar styles will enhance the frightful enjoyment.

Any Halloween decorations are a component of particular appreciation and each one is always as unique as ever.

Funny Halloween Jokes | Spooky Halloween Jokes for Kids | Scary Halloween One Liners

The excitement raising high as the days passing by to enjoy in the grand party. Under the open sky, around the bonfire, dance like it’s the last day with the weird faces and dresses, party like it’s the end. Must be thinking which day am I talking about? Which day is it? You all know my buddies and the day is Halloween 2018. All the talkings above are right! Didn’t they? Yes, my friends the soothing and chilling winds soon be breezing all around and in that shivering cold the energized steps would be dancing hard. But it’s not as simple my friends, as there would be the ghost and witches guarding over the night. The spread of fear will kick start a few days prior to the celebration with the Halloween Jokes.

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Start the fun prior to the day with the Funny Halloween Jokes and spread rumours of the ghosts and witches all around. Give other’s the spooky mood and fill in all them the fear with the Scary Halloween Jokes. Hit up the hearts and make them paralyze of the fear not even able to go alone anywhere in the night.

Halloween Jokes

Kids are the one who are most excited about the day, so mommy fill in the fear in them. From the October’s very beginning wrap a napkin around with Halloween Jokes for Kids written over them. Don’t be panicked for the new jokes everyday. We have the huge collection of the Happy Halloween Jokes. Mindset your children’s brain of the ghosts & goblins and witches & sorceress. The Halloween Knock Knock Jokes are in bulk here, grab as many you want.

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Panic those friends who are soft hearted or fear a lot of all these stuffs. Share them the the scary Halloween Jokes in the midnight. If you are the college guy and a hostelite, prank your friends with the scary sounds share them a Halloween Joke and ask to come to your room. Make the environment scary by spreading the Happy Halloween Jokes everywhere.

Funny & Spooky Halloween Jokes For Kids

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Shook up the children’s mind with the Kids Halloween Jokes and create the horror atmosphere to completely enjoy the day. Get your dresses ready for the night with the Halloween Jokes carved over them with the glittering substance. Don’t be late as the favorite ones would be sold out soon, so keep visiting here often to get all the needed stuff for the day’s celebration to the fullest. Whether that be the party ideas, the Halloween Images or it be the Happy Halloween Jokes.

History Of Halloween And Pristine Origins Of Halloween

Winter is approaching that is the darker half of the year and along with it the spooky era. The witches, ghosts and vampires will soon be covering up the earth. Don’t fear up my friends it’s the celebration time. The day of Halloween is soon to take a bend and the fear even to go out alone for peeing would be hitting up the mind. Although the Halloween began as a holiday for the people who practiced black magic, but now turned into completely different thing. It is now about the fun, scary pranks, terrific night parties and much more. All enjoy the day but only a few, even few may not know the halloween history and the origin of halloween. Here we go with the lesser known points about the History of Halloween:-

History of Halloween

History Of Halloween:

Straddling the line amongst fall and winter, bounty and scarcity, life and demise, Halloween is the time of celebration and superstition. History of Halloween is believed to have its tail back back in the Celtic Festival of Samhain and thought to be originated from there, when people would wear the horrible costumes to head off wandering ghosts, goblins and the witches. A candle is lit at the western faced window or door left open to welcome the ancestors back home. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III dedicated 1st November as the day to honor all the martyrs and saints. The holiday named in as All Saint’s Day, incorporated some of the consuetude of the Samhain. The evening prior was known as All Hallows’ Eve and afterwards Halloween.

how halloween began

The Halloween began as a Celtic festival marking end of summer, and reminding and honoring the deceased ancestors. For their spirits, places are set on the dinner table, left the cuisines aside, on the doorsteps and aside the road along with a lit candle to let the loved ones find their way back to the spirit world. The spirits are welcomed home and treated with the yummy dishes kept aside for them.

halloween history

There are believed many ancient origin of Halloween with some relating its tale back to the Celtic festival of Samhain which is the most listened and some relating this celebration to the Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruits and trees. So let’s explain every of the Halloween Origin in Brief.

Pristine Origins Of Halloween:

Halloween origin dates back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years back in the zone that is currently Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, praised their new year on November 1. The day marked the end of summer and of the 3rd and final harvest and the onmark of the dark, cold winter, a time of the year related to the human death. It was believed that the night before new year i.e., 31st October the gap between the universe of the living and dead became blurred. On the 31st night the Samhain was celebrated, believing that the ghosts of the dead returning to the Earth. Though there were harms from the spirits but also the presence of otherworldly spirits gave Druids and Celtic priests the chance to predict about the future.

Pristine Origins Of Halloween

Origins Of Halloween

The huge sacred bonfires are set to commemorate the event where the gatherings were made to burn crops and animals as sacrifice. During the festival the costumes were worn typically made of the animal’s skin. The sacred bonfire which were lit as a sacred reason is now a part of the celebration. Bonfires are lit and dancing, partying are organised around it. Several games are played like the apple bobbing which is a much ancient game having its tale related to the Halloween History.

A scary and outcry Halloween to all!!!

Halloween Party Ideas 2018 – How To Decorate Your House For Halloween?

Ready for the celebrate the scary day. Yes, the Halloween Day. The night which according to the beliefs becomes very thin between the dead and the living ones. The day on which the dead ones visit their homes and day which is known as Hallowmas. On this day celebration is done. People decorate their houses to do a warm welcome of the old spirits of their homes. Here we are sharing some most happening Halloween Party Ideas which anyone can implement in their party and create some most memorable time. But before that make yourself clear about some facts about Halloween festival.

Halloween Party Ideas

What Is Halloween Party?

An evening before the day of All Saints in Christian Holy Days is celebrated as Halloween day. The day is celebrated on the 1st of November making a Holiday of offices and everyone gathers to celebrate the day. Folks celebrate the day in decorating the house with the haunting Pumpkins and playing games. The day is celebrated in almost all the western countries. In the Halloween Party ideas 2018 there are many which added to added to the party to make it bombastic.

What Is Halloween Party

How to decorate your house for Halloween?

  1. When you heard the topic of decorating the house for the Halloween the first thing comes in the mind is pumpkins. Nobody imagines decorating their house with some other thing as they give the feeling and scary look in the night make everything haunted.
  2. Hang up some pumpkin balloons on the top of the Wall
  3. Show your creativity by decorating the Pumpkins with the glitter colours.
  4. Open up a pumpkin by a knife carefully.
  5. If you make an impression or want to give a special touch to the festival use pumpkin dishes to serve for the Halloween dishes.
  6. If you made some special thing you can serve it in a Halloween bowl.

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As the day is originated from the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain and it is celebrated with organising with a Halloween Party Ideas in which peeps play games, light bonfires and yes wear scary costumes for the roaming Ghosts. As the people beliefs that on this day the spirits and ghost come to visit and try to haunt. But as this is a 21st Century and no one beliefs these old sayings. Many people see this day as a day of celebration. They decorate their houses and invite their friends and play games with them. As it is an official holiday for the working people in the western countries.

How to decorate your house for Halloween?

People used to decorate their houses and set the theme according to the Halloween Party Ideas For Adults with the drinks and food in a scary way. There are some ideas by which you can make the night a terrific and a memorable one.

  • Zombie Halloween Party Ideas: – This will be a undead gathering as the theme is of  Zombie and this will attract your friends as all pretending to be a Zombie.

Zombie Halloween Party Ideas

  • Halloween House Party Ideas:- For the house Decoration pick the best things to set a house party. It may be funny, scary, creepy but it must give the feel of a Halloween Party.

Halloween House Party Ideas

  • Office Halloween Themes:- For an office party there are lots of themes available on the net. Find something new and unique.

Office Halloween Themes

  • Kids Halloween Party Ideas:- This idea must come from the mind of the mummy to give a new look to a house and a surprise for her children.

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

As there are hundreds of party ideas given on the net which can set the evening on a fire. There are some new Halloween Party Ideas added for this year on the internet from decorating your house to the serving food stuff and drinks.  

DIY Cute And Easy Halloween Crafts Ideas For Kids – Halloween 2018 Craft

People are counting the days of Halloween which is going to celebrate on 1st November every year. To make the day memorable and special peep like to do several activities to decorate their houses while implementing the Halloween Crafts ideas. There are many such ideas which people like to do with their children. DIY Cute & Easy Halloween Crafts Ideas For Kids

Halloween Crafts Ideas

Easy Halloween Crafts Ideas For Kids

Creepy Crawlies Ideas:-

Creepy Crawlies Halloween Craft Ideas For Kids

Pumpkins which are small are in size are fantastic to make spiders. As it just need to attach a pipe cleaner legs to the bottom of the mini pumpkin. For making the eyes beans suits perfectly and on them fill it with the black color drop so that it looks like pupil and a white drop to highlight the eyes. It will look very graceful and also gives a haunting touch which gives the perfect touch to the occasion like Halloween.  

Pretzel Skeletons:-

Pretzel Skeletons Cute Halloween Craft For kids

To make this skeleton you need marshmallows and pretzels with chocolate dipped and try to make funny and crunchy characters with it. It is a fun time of craft which children of any age would like to do for the occasion like Halloween.

Black Cat Pumpkins:-

Black Cat Pumpkins Scary Halloween Craft For Children

This looks scary when it completes. To make a black cat pumpkin first you need to do a black paint on the pumpkin and with some pipe cleaner use them to make the kitten moustache. Through organising a Halloween Crafts For kids give the task to make this and as it looks good it can be use for the Halloween of next year.

Give Glam Up To Your Pumpkin:-

Give Glam Up To Your Pumpkin Cute Halloween Craft Idea

On the Halloween day when everyone is trying to give the best look to their pumpkin while carving it beautifully. Use glitters to decorate it by sprinkle on it and create a unique👌 design of the pumpkin. On the carving on the pumpkin make the line visible by decorating it with the shiny colors.

Pumpkin-pie:-

Pumpkin-pie - smile halloween crafts ideas for kids 2018

In addition to the Halloween Ideas you can also carved some funny Halloween on the pumpkins. Like, you can add a carrot on the place of nose. Make eyelashes or a mustache, a hat, a tie there are lots of option are there which complete the look of the pumpkin and it will look great after this touch.

Mini Bat Pumpkin:-

Mini Bat Pumpkin - Spooky Halloween Craft For Kids

As this day according to the ancient beliefs that there is a very thin line between the dead man and living ones so isn’t is awesome to add some mischief to Halloween by making the black little bats with their wings to add some scare of the day. Make the wings of the bat by the card and paint them with the black color and also paint the pumpkin with the same color. Kids you can give a special look by painting their eyes with white color.

Hanging Ghosts:

Hanging Ghosts Halloween 2018 Crafts For Kids

Most of us have a mindset of ghost that they are very scary it is a good option to hang outside the house to give a look of the scary night of ghosts. Invite your friends at your home make them feel scary with your Halloween Crafts. Hanging the fabric and give it a ghost look will be amazing.

Best DIY Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids, Women And Men

With Halloween horror round the corner, we have already started thinking about our much awaited spooky look for the evening. To help you solve your dilemma, here we are with some refreshing Halloween costume ideas for every age group.

Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids:

Accident Roadkill Costume:  One of a kind Halloween costume idea for your kid is an accident Roadkill costume. Your kid can look really spooky with all those organs spilling out of the costume. You can get it easily available online.

Accident Roadkill Halloween Costume for kids

Kids Devil Costume: Another Halloween Costume idea for kids can be a scary devil dress.

Kids Devil Halloween Costume Idea for kids

A devil dress accompanied with a spooky eye and lip make up is all you need to get your kid ready for the amazing night. This is also available on number of online stores.

Movie Characters:

The Smurfs: The smurfs series is one of the most acclaimed animated series. It is quite popular among kids as well. You can imagine how adorable your little one will look dressed as a smurf or Miss Smurfette. (smiles) This is one of the best “Do it yourself” Halloween costume idea for a little one at home without putting much effort. All you need is

The Smurfs - Halloween Customer for kids 2018

The Shrek: “A cute little ogre roaming down the streets” is a view; one will always have his heart for.

The Shrek - Halloween Costume For Kids

Another very creative Halloween costume idea is to dress your little one as Shrek or Fiona- the ogre princess. All you need is some green skin friendly paint, a brown cut-sleeve mid waist jacket, brown pants, and a pair of green Shrek years (which can easily be prepared at home with a help of handmade sheet). You are good to go!!!

Aladdin and Jasmine: “Arabian nights, like Arabian days  …More often than not…Are hotter than hot… In a lot of good ways”, is a song which kids have learnt by heart. Two of the most famous Disney characters of all times have been Aladdin and Arabian Princess Jasmine. Their costumes are easily available on every fancy dress store and most of the online stores.

Aladdin and Jasmine - Halloween Costume idea for kids 2018

Minions: Superbad, Superdad!! Minions are small adorable creatures from highly acclaimed kids’ movie “Despicable Me”. Little kids look lovely in those small minion dresses. They already adore those small creatures. To look like them will be a great deal for them. All you need is a denim dungaree, a plain yellow t-shirt and a pair of wide glasses and the job is done.

Halloween Minions costume for kids

Halloween Costume Ideas for Women:

Wonder Woman : This is the most popular look of the season. Recently the movie was released and grossed a decent turnover all over the world. The lead character of the movie known as Wonder Woman is a symbol of power and strength. This can be a very strong and meaningful Halloween costume idea for the season. You can easily grab the costume from your nearby stores. The Costume is also available on online stores.

Wonder woman - Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn is a badass character in the movie, although with an eye catching spirit.

Suicide Squad - Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Her appearance is quite loud for everyone to notice. She is a blonde with some contrast highlights .If you want get noticed this Halloween, grab on the outfit and step on the streets with a BADASS attitude!!

Daenerys Targaryen: She is the most loved khaleesi in world-wide popular TV series, “Game of Thrones”. By getting dresses like Khaleesi, who knows, you might meet your Khal Drogo out there somewhere. The character is so popular that you can get the look online easily.

Daenerys Targaryen - Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

Frozen’s Elsa: A beautiful princess with a kingdom of ice is the character’s say. If you want to dorm a girlish and princess-like look, this is the perfect choice for you. A sky -blue evening gown, a chiffon or net robe and of course a braided hair style will complete your look for the evening.

Frozen’s Elsa - Halloween Costume Ideas for Women

There are a number of Halloween costume ideas available to choose from, this season, like: Marilyn Monroe, Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Blossoms – the power puff Girls, Super Girl, Cat Woman and many more

Halloween Costume Ideas for Men:

Jon Snow: Everyone is aware of his dashing looks and killing silent acting. This season, donning the look of former Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and present king in the north can actually be a head turner. This is one of the most popular Halloween costume idea this season with the new season of the show about to start!!!

Jon Snow - Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

White Walker: Another popular and scary character of the popular show game of thrones is “The Night King”. You can easily get white walker mask available on a nearby store. Accompany it with a robe and a sword. This unique Halloween costume idea is enough to bring the chills down the spine.

White Walker - Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

Baywatch: Recently released movie featuring, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Effron and Priyanka Chopra gave another look of the season. A good Halloween costume idea can also be to dress as a Baywatch lifeguard. It can be a cool beach look.

Baywatch - Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

Beast from Disney’s Beauty and The Beast: Another unique and classic Halloween costume idea can be to dress as a beast from the Disney movie – Beauty and the Beast. The character was a true lover and admirer of the Princess. Although with a scary appearance but with a golden heart!!

Best Halloween Costume Ideas for Men 2018

Other Halloween costume ideas to choose from: Joker –the villain from Batman series, The Devil Look, Men in Black, Captain America and superhero looks as well can work for you.

Have a scary Halloween !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!