Halloween Guides

For the perfect Halloween party in your home, learn about scary good recipes, DIY decorations, costumes on a budget, and the history of all hallows eve.

  • From Harvest to Horrors: A Brief History of Halloween

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    A Celtic ritual circle. Photo by hislightrq, sxc.hu Halloween, also known as Hallowmas, All Hallow's Eve, and Samhain, hasn't always been the candy-fueled fright fest that seems to dominate American culture in late October. The second oldest unbroken holiday in the world,...

  • Halloween Recipes

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    When throwing a terribly fun Halloween party, it's important to fill up your ghouls'-er, guests'-stomachs with tasty treats. These recipes will do just the trick. They're both tasty and tantalizing, and even the pickiest of eaters will surely go batty over these scrumptious...

  • Tricks for Safe, Fun Trick-or-Treating

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Halloween is a great time of the year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to dress in crazy costumes and, for kids, to go trick-or-treating. There are some simple things you can do while taking your kids trick-or-treating to make sure they have fun but also stay safe. Costume Safety...

  • Safe, Secure, and Fun Alternatives to Candy

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Photo by icekitty37, sxc.hu For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word "Halloween" is candy. The association between Halloween and candy has long been ingrained on our minds. This is evident by the fact that grocery stores often create entire...

  • Creative Costumes From Your Closet

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    When coming up with a costume for Halloween, there is an unlimited number of ideas to choose from. While you could go to a party-supply store and find a costume you like, it may be more rewarding (and less costly) to make a costume yourself. Whether you are making a costume for...

  • Jack-O-Lanterns 101

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Making jack-o-lanterns is a time-honored Halloween tradition. While kids often get the most fun out of making them, people of any age can enjoy carving up the pumpkins and creating funny, scary, or just plain weird faces on them. Even if you aren't much of an artist, you...

  • Movers.com’s Exclusive Pumpkin Face Templates

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Photo by RAWKU5, sxc.hu One of the most common, and fun, Halloween activities is carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. Carving a face into a big, orange squash and putting a candle inside is perhaps one of the strangest customs of a holiday where anything goes. So how did this...

  • Devilishly Good Décor

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    When transforming a certain space into a Halloween-themed area – décor matters! The design of your décor should start with a concept. Taking the time to think about what you appreciate most about Halloween will help you identify the concept behind your decorating plans. You can...

  • Hosting a Halloween Party

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Halloween can be appreciated for reasons beyond trick-or-treating and dressing up in costumes. Many people enjoy the holiday through laughter and parties with friends and family. Hosting a Halloween party may involve a lot of details, but it can also bring a sense of fun and...

  • The Ultimate Transformation: Werewolves, Vampires, Witches, and Ghosts

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Maybe it's the eating habits of vampires or the travel methods of witches, but many people find monsters and mystical creatures alluring. It's no surprise that wearing a costume or mask during Halloween makes you feel that you have undergone a magical transformation. What if you...

  • Top Five Tunes of Terror: Halloween Song and their Ghoulish Lyrics

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    Somehow, Halloween music makes topics like zombies, werewolves, witches, vampires, and other macabre characters seem normal. There are many Halloween-themed tunes that you probably know, but maybe the following list has a few songs that you haven't heard. THRILLER,...

  • Spooky Urban Legends

    Alex Seise  Posted by Alex Seise on October 16, 2009

    For those who don’t know, urban legends are stories that get passed along by word of mouth or, more recently, the Internet. They are usually told by teens to their friends and younger siblings, but anyone can tell them and get spooked. Though they always have limited...

  • DIY Halloween Decor

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 28, 2015

    When it comes to holiday decorating, Halloween is often a favorite time of year for many people. For whatever reason, we enjoy things that creep, lurk and bump in the night--so incorporating a bit of that into your home decor is exciting and of course, fun! As the weather cools...

  • Free Movers.com Pumpkin Carving Stencils

    Monica DuFour  Posted by Monica DuFour on October 10, 2016

    Halloween is soon. You've got your candy and picked out your costume. The next step is to put up the decorations. You can cover your home in fake spiders and cauldrons. But the main decorative attraction of Halloween are the pumpkins! You can decorate by simply putting pumpkins...

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