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Follow These Links for a Spooky Halloween If You Dare

Creating a scary memorable Halloween is easy if you know where to look for ideas. Below are links sectioned by category.

Candy

There are two ways to buy candy. One is online and the other is going to the store. For convenience, you can always pick up candy at your grocery store. Simply add it to your list when you go to the store. This is the best for people short on time and practicality is a high priority.

Coupons for Candy

Target store shoppers go to http://www.target.com/c/halloween/-/N-5xt2o

http://www.coupons.com for candy and general coupons

Online Candy Purchases

For buying in bulk try Sam’s Club. Either go to the store or check it out at http://www.samsclub.com type in Halloween in the search box. Click on “go” this will have candy and also costumes for baby and pets along with some decorations.

Another way to get a large amount of candy is to log onto www.blaircandy.com. The site has a Halloween candy section along with numerous other ways to search for types of candy. For example, you can search for nostalgic candy like Gobstoppers and Fun Dip.

I also recommend the website CandyWarehouse http://www.candywarehouse.com/occasions/halloween-candy/ 

CandyWarehouse is a great source for candy. You can shop by colors, flavor, or occasions to just name a few. Here are my suggestions for Halloween candy to pass out for trick or treat you can order at CandyWarehouse.

  1. Wonka MixUps Candy Packs
  2. Halloween Sixlets Candy Packets
  3. Skull Pops

Trick or Treat Tips for Kids

http://www.kroger.com/Pages/TipsforaSafeHalloweenExperience!.aspx

Decorations, Costumes and Candy Oh My!

  1. http://www.partycity.com/category/coupons.do
  2. http://www.spirithalloween.com
  3. http://www.halloweencity.com/

Carve a Pumpkin

  1. Martha Stewart templates http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2012/funny-face-pumpkins-msl1012.pdf
  2. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-entertaining/holidays/halloween/halloween-party-ideas/pumpkin-stencils.aspx

Activities to put you in the Halloween Spirit

Warning: The following links contain gruesome pictures so click on them if you dare!

Ohio Haunted Houses and Beyond

My best suggestion for Ohio is Lake Eerie FearFest

http://lakeeeriefearfest.com from website: “This October, 4 legendary haunts unite with newly renovated, Ghostly Manor, as seen on The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been”. Lake Eerie Fearfest bands the mysterious legends of Lake Erie together under one roof to create the area’s newest, most unique, most feared haunted destination in all of Ohio.  You don’t want to miss the nationally recognized Ghostly Manor, and all new haunted encounters brought in from around the world including Darkmare, Caged, Quarantine & Eerie Chateau!  Lake Eerie Fearfest is 6 acres of non-stop haunted action.”

http://www.festivals-and-shows.com/haunted-houses-in-ohio.html

http://www.hauntedhouse.com

Scary Stories

Check into the story of the Mothman. It combines a devil like creature and the Silver Bridge collapsing that is sure to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. The tale comes from real life events. The bridge connecting Ohio and West Virgina did crumple and kill several people. To read more about the Mothman check out this link.
http://www.mothmanmuseum.com

to find out about the building of the bridge and the official reason why the bridge collapsed check out http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Bridges/Silver-Bridge.htm

Other Frightening Tales

A story from

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/dancing_with_the_devil.html

A Texas Ghost Story
retold by
S. E. Schlosser

The girl hurried through her schoolwork as fast as she could. It was the night of the high school dance, along about 70 years ago in the town of Kingsville, Texas. The girl was so excited about the dance. She had bought a brand new, sparkly red dress for the dance. She knew she looked smashing in it. It was going to be the best evening of her life.
Then her mother came in the house, looking pale and determined.
“You are not going to that dance,” her mother said.
“But why?” the girl asked her mother.
“I’ve just been talking to the preacher. He says the dance is going to be for the devil. You are absolutely forbidden to go,” her mother said.
The girl nodded as if she accepted her mother’s words. But she was determined to go to the dance. As soon as her mother was busy, she put on her brand new red dress and ran down to the K.C. Hall where the dance was being held.
As soon as she walked into the room, all the guys turned to look at her. She was startled by all the attention. Normally, no one noticed her. Her mother sometimes accused her of being too awkward to get a boyfriend. But she was not awkward that night. The boys in her class were fighting with each other to dance with her.
Later, she broke away from the crowd and went to the table to get some punch to drink. She heard a sudden hush. The music stopped. When she turned, she saw a handsome man with jet black hair and clothes standing next to her.
“Dance with me,” he said.
She managed to stammer a “yes”, completely stunned by this gorgeous man. He led her out on the dance floor. The music sprang up at once. She found herself dancing better than she had ever danced before. They were the center of attention.
Then the man spun her around and around. She gasped for breath, trying to step out of the spin. But he spun her faster and faster. Her feet felt hot. The floor seemed to melt under her. He spun her even faster. She was spinning so fast that a cloud of dust flew up around them both so that they were hidden from the crowd.
When the dust settled, the girl was gone. The man in black bowed once to the crowd and disappeared. The devil had come to his party and he had spun the girl all the way to hell.

Craving a chilling read try http://www.americanfolklore.net/spooky-books.html if you click on the book you want to buy it takes you to a brief summary of the book, table of contents and an about the author section about the book, comments from people about the book  and has a buy now link that takes you to amazon.com where you can purchase the book.

80’s Retro Costume Idea

Many years ago, my mom made the coolest Halloween costume. Walking around dressed as a Rubik Cube was a big hit in my neighborhood. Received multiple complements that made me feel great about my outfit choice. Making this costume for a grown up Halloween outfit would be a good way to go retro. You’d need a box. Sometimes you can get free boxes from your grocery store. Also get some outdoor paint that will hold up to the weather. Images of the cube to model your outfit after is helpful.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Cube

Music

  1. http://www.spirithalloween.com/decor_halloween-music-cds/
  2. http://www.all-about-halloween.com/free-halloween-music.html

Having a Party?

Try this link for drink and food ideas.http://www.bhg.com/halloween/parties/

Click on the video titled “Easy Halloween Party Food & Drink How-To”

Now you’re all set for a Halloween that you’ll never forget.

Happy Halloween!

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About Author Colleen Green

I’m an amateur chef who is passionate about cooking and baking. I’m a writer of romance suspense and also love to read. In order to share my passion about cooking and reading I started The Dayton Book-n-Cook Club. It is about developing friendships by talking about books we love and sharing our favorite food recipes. For more info go to http://www.colleengreen.info. The active part of activeamateurchef represents how I actively promote Dayton businesses. Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColleenPGreen

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Follow These Links for a Spooky Halloween If You Dare

  1. Wow!

    Too many choices. I love It. 🙂

    Posted by emaginette | October 27, 2012, 1:02 pm

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