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Halloween Costumes For Babies

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For many people, Halloween is one of their favorite holidays. When you have a family with a baby, it can be a fun time to dress the baby up in a cute Halloween costume to take pictures, head out for some treats or even visit with your relatives. Whether you are thinking of purchasing a costume for your baby or making one, there are a couple of great ideas that you can keep in mind!

As far as purchasing a Halloween costume for your baby, you can find a number of incredible designs in local stores or even through a variety of online shops. You can choose from sleeper styled costumes to separates that you can dress your little one up in. Whether you are looking to dress your baby up as a pea pod or a naughty little devil, there are plenty of cool designs that you can choose from. When ordering, simply make sure that you order the next size up if you happen to live in an area that tends to be cold on Halloween. This way your little one can remain snug and warm while you begin the trek to see all of the ghosts and goblins about town.

When it comes to making a memorable Halloween costume for your precious baby, you still have a world of options. You could make the costume from scratch using items around your home or even get more involved by purchasing a pattern and the materials so you can sew one up! There will still be plenty of options to choose from in terms of patterns, so if you are good with a sewing machine you can end up with a great costume for your baby at a fraction of the cost of buying one from a retail store or online.

No matter what kind of Halloween costume you end up deciding on for your baby, it is important that you make sure that there are not any choking hazards or even loose string or fabric that the baby can get caught up in. A good rule of thumb is to simply look over the costume to make sure that there are no loose threads or embellishments that are of choking size that a baby could put into his or her mouth. Once inspected, your little one should be all set to get dressed up and hit the town with you for a great time exploring and seeing all of the sights on Halloween.

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When the frightening and always festive Halloween party season rolls around, you want to make sure that your family always has a good time. Instead of simply waiting to go out and trick or treat, you can think of putting together a great Halloween party that everyone will enjoy. However, what are you supposed to do if you do not have a ton of money that you can throw into decorations and all sorts of food for your Halloween shindig?Halloween Party - You are Invited

No fear! There are plenty of great ways that you can put together a killer Halloween party without completely breaking the bank. From the costumes all the way down to decorations and food, you can put together a memorable fright fest that all of your guests are sure to love. You simply have to kick your imagination into high gear and set aside the time to implement all of the ideas that you come up with.

Do you happen to have a couple of children who love to do arts and crafts? Gather up your kids and even some of their friends and sit them down with all of the craft supplies that they need to make great Halloween decorations. There are a variety of websites with terrific craft ideas as well as magazines out there that you can use for inspiration. Before you know it, you will have a complete collection of low cost decorations that you can put all over your house for the party.

If you have a dollar store nearby, you may want to think of going there for odds and ends decorations, favor bag goodies or even your paper goods for the party. You would be amazed at some of the affordable, fun items that you can get for a scream of a deal for your party. By saving money in all of these areas, you can put the rest of your budget into some of the food and beverages that you would like to serve up at your Halloween party!

For the food at your Halloween party, you might even want to ask some of your guests to bring some ghoulish treats as sort of a potluck style event. This can add both variety and a festive twist to your food table! You can always fill in with a variety of dips and goodies to dip with such as veggies and chips. If you would like, you can even get creative and make food items that are shaped like body parts or eyeballs to remain within the Halloween party theme!

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History of Halloween

The History of Halloween is almost as frightening as seen a real ghost.   It’s almost that time or year  again. Things are about to go bump in the night. Spook masters would have you believe that the dead actually walk the earth on that day, but Halloween is as much a matter of shadows and mirrors as the horror movies we watch. For anyone interested, here is a history of the modern day holiday known as Halloween.

First of all, it was called All Hallows Eve.  We are not speaking of Sleepy Hollow.  Hallow means holy, like in The Lord’s Prayer for all the Sunday schoolers out there.

History of HalloweenEarly pagan religions specifically the Celts would celebrate different phases of the earth. One such festival was Samhain. It is pronounced “saw-in.” it was a festival that commemorated the lives of the dead. There was nothing wrong with this, except that they didn’t discriminate between the “good” dead and the “bad” dead. People remembered all of the dead. The date that this festival fell on was October 31st.

Isn’t sounding too scary so far is it? Well, you must remember that early pagan religions were prone to superstition as in the Middle Ages. They were afraid of spirits and the thought of them returning to the human world frightened them.

As history goes, during this time, priests of the religion would contact these spirits to divine the future of the harvest as this was also harvest season. People’s livelihood depended on those crops and they were afraid that the spirits would curse them and destroy the crops.

The church decided to combat such superstition by adding a bit of Christianity to the occasion. They moved the celebration of All Saints Day from March 13th to November 1st. People would hopefully be less scared and more into the Christian celebration than the pagan one.

Everyone didn’t change their long held beliefs however. People would cover their faces with masks when they went out at night in hopes that any roaming spirits would recognize them as fellow travelers and suspend their mischief. They also used large carved turnips with candles inside as lanterns.

All Hallows Eve became Halloween in modern times. Instead of walking through the veil between this world and the next, kids dress in a variety of costumes to scare each other silly and get a bit of candy in the process. The only spirits around on Halloween are the ones we create on the movie set. Watch out!  And there you have the History of Halloween.

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