Your Questions About Halloween Food Menu

Robert asks…

Will you be serving some spooky foods?

Like “blood and guts potatoes” ? ( Nigella’s recipe, foodnetwork.)

answers:

Absolutely but mine will be based on my theme – like last year we did Sleepy Hollow so I had some fun with “Yankee” foods – made “head bowls” to serve the chowder, served the seafood jumble from a coffin and such – creepy displays are just as fun. My kids will always insist on Mummy dogs regardless of the party theme so they are always on the menu as is my “screaming punch” a blood red concoction with two dry ice cubes tied together so they screech for the first 15minutes or so after I put them in (be sure to use leather insulated gloves and twine as well as metal tongs to handle dry ice – never touch barehanded or consume). This year it is “Winter Horrors” so there will be lots of blood gravy to cover many white foods.
I just love Halloween!!!!

James asks…

planning a murder mystery party?

Im planning a murder mystery party for myself and several friends. i was wondering, how should i do it? does anyone have any tips or ideas? and are there any websites or something where i can look to get ideas? thanks!
p.s menu ideas would be awesome too

answers:

Www.great-murder-mystery-games.com/
www.host-party.com/
www.host-a-murder.com/

Good luck! Have fun!

For the food I would do like a knife cake, Brain jello mold etc kind of like halloween.

Mandy asks…

Halloween food?

What should I serve at my Halloween party?

answers:

Try this website!

Http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/halloween-party-menu/pictures/index.html

Ken asks…

Halloween ideas anyone?

Does anybody have any cool Halloween ideas? I’m throwing a Halloween party this year and I want it to be awesome!

answers:

Ahh i LOVE halloween parties i have one every year

ok if you have a big space here are some things to do:

1. Buy a strobe light and hang them from HIGH places.
2. Buy some red and black lights and use thoes are your only sources of light (other than the strobe lights) DO NOT USE CANDLES!!! COSTUMES ARE FLAMMABLE. IF SOMEONES CAPE GETS INTO THE CANDLE FLAME, YOURE IN A HUGE MESS!!!! Also do you know how much hairspray people use at halloween? If they put their head near the flame their head might turn into an inferno.
3. Get a smoke machine or two and put them in the corners of the room (you can rent them from events places)
4. I dont know how old you are, but out of boxes, you could make a maze
5. Hang dummies or skeletons from the roof
6. Get some halloween music. For dancing, you should get a CD that has songs like “The Monster Mash” and “Love Potion No.9″ on it. If you just want to create and eerie atmosphere, then get a halloween sounds disc (they usually have sounds like digging a grave, screaming, sobbing, stabbing, knocks at the door. Stuff like that)
7. Tell everyone to come in a costume!!!
8. Run a costume contest (ex. Most creative, scariest etc)
9. Keep your party to ONE part of the house. Block off all other ways with police tape, spider webs, or black sheets
10. If your parents are going to be there (again i dont know how old you are) make sure they dress up so they dont LOOK like a chaperone. If you dont want them in the auctual party room (although it is a good idea) then make sure they are close by incase of an emergency
11. Pie eating contest!! (or cake eating)
12. Bobbing for apples (ahh what a classic)
13. Pinata anyone?

For food:

http://www.familymanagement.com/holidays/halloween/food.drink.html

(tons of great halloween food ideas!)
just make sure you keep all the food to FINGER food. No sit down stuff, like chicken, or pasta or whatever. Make sure its all stuff you can grab and eat.

Ok this should be your TO DO list!:
*2-4 weeks before the party:
Pick a costume
Decide on the Menu (put together a list)
*Week of the Party:
Make sure everyone has responded. Tie up any loose ends. Make sure all orders you have placed are in, and
get the outdoor planning out of the way
Purchase your suplies. Go get all the streamers, baloons, skeletons, cloth and whatever you need. This might also be done sooner so the stores dont sell out.
Make sure the party area is clean
Take some time with your parents, or siblings to set up the party area (dont get your friends to help.. It should be a suprise!!!)
*At The Party:
Relax and enjoy, but dont forget to be a good host. Dont let your guests get out of control. Keep the party in one room only. It will keep you sane (no chasing guests out of the bedrooms) believe me.
Keep the food tables stocked and same with the drinks.

I always write too much. Have a good party!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
-Ellz

Joseph asks…

Halloween inspired / or fun RECIPES involving TOMATOES?!!?

We are having our monthly get together party and this time our main ingredient is TOMATOES!

since it’s october i was wondering if there were any Halloewen inspired tomatoe recipes out there?!

thanks in advance!

if not…then what is an AMAZING tomato dish that would guarentee a success at a party~!

answers:

Can’t think of anything Halloween themed but I have an entire tomato themed meal layed out for you. I hope you like these!

**Menu**
Main dish: Bruschetta Caprese Sandwiches with Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Beverage: Blood Mary
Dessert: Caramelized Tomato Cups

*Bruschetta Caprese Sandwiches* (6 servings)
-Take 3 tomatoes and finely dice them. In a large bowl, combine with 1/8 cup olive oil, 1 TBL balsamic vinegar, 2 gloves finely minced garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Mix well and let set while you prepare the bread. Set oven to broil.
-Set 12 slices of sour out and spread olive oil on one side of each piece. Set 6 of them oil side down on a cookie sheet. Layer the 6 pieces with the bruschetta, then 3 fresh basil leaves on each, and a a few pieces of fresh mozzarella. Top with other piece of bread, broil for 3 minutes or until golden, then flip, and broil other side for 2 minutes until golden. Yum!!! :) (You might try adding a few slices of bacon to these ;) )

*Red Pepper Tomato Soup* (6 servings)
-Run three tomatoes through food processor, skins on, leaving them slightly lumpy.
-Rinse, stem, seed, and half one whole red pepper. Broil the two halves cut side down until the skin is black. Allow to cool and then peel the skin and discard it, and add the peppers into the food processor. Blend, leaving slightly lumpy.
-Take a 3-4 quart pot and add in one TBL olive oil. Set to low heat. Stir in one half of a diced white onion and one glove minced garlic. Once the onion is translucent, add in the pepper and tomato mixture. Stir frequently on medium heat until bubbling.
Add in two cups of beef broth, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top! :)

*Bloody Mary*(6 servings)
-I would recommend you buy tomato juice for this one, as juicing enough tomatoes to reach your serving size will be quite time consuming and will take ALOT of tomatoes.
-In a large bowl, mix 6 cups of juice with 4 TBL lemon juice,4 TBL Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon pepper, one teaspon of celery salt, and a splash of hot sauce. Add in 1 cup of vodka if you like.
-Pour into glasses and garnish with a celery stick.

*Caramelized Tomato Cups*
-Combine 1/2 cup water and 2 cups sugar in a large skillet over medium heat. Allow to simmer.
-Slice the top off of 6 tomatoes, and scoop the flesh into a colander over a bowl, leaving the tomato shell intact. Press the flesh against the colander to drain. Set the tomato tops aside.
-Peel and dice three pears into small bite-sized pieces, placing them in a large bowl. Combine with this, 3 TBL slivered almonds, and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
-Take one vanilla bean and split it lengthwise. Scoop the insides out and add it to the pears, then place the empty shell in your sugar mixture on the stove. (Stir this mixture frequently. You are making caramel!)
-To the pears, add one teaspoon lemon juice, half a cup of orange juice, and the reserved juice from your tomatoes.
-To your sugar and water mixture, once it thickens and turns brown, remove it from the heat and add in 2 cups of orange juice. Return it to the heat and stir until the orange juice is combined with it, on a low simmer. Remove from heat once combined and remove vanilla pod and discard it.
-Stuff your tomato shells with your pear mixture, using up all of the mixture. The tomatoes will overflow a little. Spoon caramel sauce into each.
-Top your tomatoes with the reserved tomato tops. Place a small layer of caramel in a baking pan and set your tomato cups in it, then top it with the rest of your caramel.
*TIP* You can make these ahead of time to this point and refrigerate them for convenience!
-Preheat oven to 350 and bake your cups for ten minutes. Baste with caramel and cook another fifteen minutes, then serve warm with vanilla icecream.

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I wish you the best of luck with your get-together!!!!

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Your Questions About Halloween Lights Show

Daniel asks…

Who knows what the true meaning of Halloween is?

I already know about the church calling it All Saints Day, and also the establishment of it in America. I want to know what it literally means.Could you also tell me the significance of this holiday also?

answers:

Hallowe’en (or All Hallow’s Even) comes from an ancient end-of-the-growing season celebration–it marked the end of the agricultural year. As it was truly the last holiday or Sabbath of the year, it is still considered to be the Celtic peoples’ New Year’s Eve.

At the time, since the crops were all in, and stored, and there was a fallow time (a barren time) to wait until the season could begin again, and since the light had seemed to disappear more and more every day since the Equinox in September, it was a good time to honor one’s ancestors, and pay off one’s debts. It was a time to show that one could be generous to those who had gone before and to ward off any evil that roamed the earth. The wearing of masks and costumes and lighting of fires on this holiday were meant to ward off any roaming, un-laid ghosts and spirits who would kidnap you if you were out after dark, and take you down with them to the underworld. The God Samhain (pronounced Sah-WEN) roamed the night with his sickle, harvesting souls all night until dawn, and he would only take those who were out without his leave or that he found not disguised.

As the celebration grew, a table would be set outside the door to feed starving spirits who wandered, so they would not come into your home and take you or your food. Samples of the harvest bounty were placed on the table: grains, apples, gourds, and bread–and candles were lit to show the hungry spirits where it was. (this is the origin of “trick or treat.) If you didn’t have a table with goodies out there, the spirits could come and take yours in your house.

Some older cultures carved turnips (not pumpkins, which are a new-world vegetable) with horrible faces to ward off these spirits and keep them outside so Samhain would be able to find them and take their souls with him when he departed. Carved turnips were the original “jack-o-lanterns”–only after gourds and pumpkins were grown in the new world did they become the ones we’re familiar with.

A fire was kept burning all night–and one’s ancestor’s names were read off and honored.

It was said that Hallowe’en (or Samhain) night was the night of the year when the veils between our world and the world of the dead was the thinnest and could be crossed.

The holiday does not have and never did have anything to do with Satan, or Devil worship. The Christian church turned the holiday into All Hallow’s Eve when it became apparent they could not stop the celebration–they renamed it and made the next day “all Saint’s Day” and the following day “All Soul’s Day” to mitigate its association with the dead and non-Christian religion.

In modern pagan celebrations, it still represents the end of the Wheel of the Year–the final celebration of the agricultural year–and the Pagan New Year. It is associated with witches, only because the ancient word “witch” mean “wise one” (not devil-worshipper.)

the next holidy was Yule–the Winter Solstice–when the light began to return.

Sandy asks…

Why do Christians think Halloween is satans night?

When in reality the origin of Halloween is for people to offer children snacks and cakes in exchange for prayers for the dead.

answers:

Whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween can be a very controversial topic. Some Christians celebrate Halloween simply by dressing up in a costume and having fun, seeing it as innocent and harmless. Other Christians are equally convinced that Halloween is a satanic holiday established to worship evil spirits and promote darkness and wickedness. So, who is right? Is it possible for Christians to celebrate Halloween without compromising their faith?

Halloween, no matter how commercialized, has almost completely pagan origins. As innocent as it may seem to some, it is not something to be taken lightly. Christians tend to have various ways to celebrate or not to celebrate Halloween. For some, it means having an “alternative” Harvest Party. For others, it is staying away from the ghosts, witches, goblins, etc., and wearing innocuous costumes, e.g., little princesses, clowns, cowboys, super-heroes, etc. Some choose not to do anything, electing to lock themselves in the house with the lights off. With our freedom as Christians, we are at liberty to decide how to act.

Scripture does not speak at all about Halloween, but it does give us some principles on which we can make a decision. In Old Testament Israel, witchcraft was a crime punishable by death (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27). The New Testament teaching about the occult is clear. Acts 8:9-24, the story of Simon, shows that occultism and Christianity don’t mix. The account of Elymas the sorcerer in Acts 13:6-11 reveals that sorcery is violently opposed to Christianity. Paul called Elymas a child of the devil, an enemy of righteousness and a perverter of the ways of God. In Acts 16, at Philippi, a fortune-telling girl lost her demon powers when the evil spirit was cast out by Paul. The interesting matter here is that Paul refused to allow even good statements to come from a demon-influenced person. Acts 19 shows new converts who have abruptly broken with their former occultism by confessing, showing their evil deeds, bringing their magic paraphernalia, and burning it before everyone (Acts 19:19).

So, should a Christian celebrate Halloween? Is there anything evil about a Christian dressing up as a princess or cowboy and going around the block asking for candy? No, there is not. Are there things about Halloween that are anti-Christian and should be avoided? Absolutely! If parents are going to allow their children to participate in Halloween, they should make sure to keep them from getting involved in the darker aspects of the day. If Christians are going to take part in Halloween, their attitude, dress, and most importantly, their behavior should still reflect a redeemed life (Philippians 1:27). There are many churches that hold “harvest festivals” and incorporate costumes, but in a godly environment. There are many Christians who hand out tracts that share the Gospel along with the Halloween candy. The decision is ultimately ours to make. But as with all things, we are to incorporate the principles of Romans 14. We can’t allow our own convictions about a holiday to cause division in the body of Christ, nor can we use our freedom to cause others to stumble in their faith. We are to do all things as to the Lord.

Http://www.gotquestions.org/Christians-celebrate-Halloween.html

Halloween: What’s a Christian to Do?
By: Steve Russo
http://www.christianbook.com/halloween-whats-a-christian-to-do/steve-russo/9781565078512/pd/78518?event=AFF&p=1011693&

Helen asks…

How do I (safely) get my baby’s mohawk to stay in place for his Halloween Costume?

I know you can’t use hairspray on a baby (he is 12 months old). Is there anythink I can use to get his mohawk to stay put? He is going to be a lil rocker. Thanks!

answers:

My 2 ur old has a mohawk .. I just use hair gel to keep it up .. I dont use it to often tho .. Maybe once a week when we go out somewhere special .
If ur worried about a reaction , just to a test spot on a sensative area .. Like the inside of his wrist . If nothing shows in 2-3 hours then its fine to use . ..
Oh if he has light hair .. Some food dye works well to get punk colours , lol . It will take some washing tho to get it out , lol

Laura asks…

Should people that don’t give out treats for Halloween be ostracized by the neighbors?

Took the kids trick-or-treating last night. One neighbor just didn’t leave lights off but put a gate across the entrance to the front porch and a heavy table behind that. Definitely sent a message. I think it’s expected that all neighbors should will be ready with treats. Those that don’t should be called out.

answers:

I used to go all out at Halloween, decorating the yard and house, dressing up, giving full-sized candy bars. I took off the day from work and spent it decorating, gave out candy, then brought everything in to prevent vandalism.

Then there was the year my decorations were vandalized.

Then there were the rude kids taking everything I had to offer, demanding their favorite candies, or extras for the imaginary sibling(s) at home.

Then there were the teenage thugs demanding candy and not in costume. They know where you live, so you feel pressured to give in to the demands.

Now as it happens, I work on Halloween and have for many years, often performing in a show so I can’t be home. The lights are off and there’s no decorations, so there should be no enticement to visit my door. And you want to punish me? No wonder the kids are so rude and demanding these days.

Robert asks…

How do I make the Party Rock robot?

My son really wants to dress up like the Party Rock robot for Halloween this year but I don’t know how to make it. Can somebody help me?

answers:

Not hard. All you need to do is decide what sort of lights to buy for the eyes. You could use bike tail light flashers. Or you could buy some LED lights that you connect to a switch you run wires to down his sleeve, so he can make them flash. There are lots of videos showing how. And you should then also help him get some moves down.
I would also suggest you attach the head to something that straps on, such as a like helmet.

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Your Questions About Halloween Makeup

Charles asks…

how to get blue and yellow halloween makeup out of my beige carpet?

i was cleaning my room and moved some furniture around and found out i had a open halloween makeup set under my bed and it melted and is now all over my carpet if my mom finds out she will freak HELP

answers:

Well, admittedly I have never had to clean melted makeup from my carpets. However, I use a product called “Foaming carpet cleaner” for a variety of stains such as mud, footprints and pet stains. You could give it a shot. There are different brands of this product and I currently have a store brand that I think works just as well as the name brands I have tried. There are directions on the can, but basically you just spray it on the stain and take a mop and scrub the stain out. No guarantees, but next to actually cleaning my carpets, this is the best solution I have found. You will find this product in the cleaning aisle of the supermarket around where you buy mopping solutions and/or carpet stain removers.

Good luck!

Michael asks…

How should i do my makeup for halloween?

Iam 11iam gonna be a flapper for halloween any makeup tips i will give 5stars
thanks

answers:

Flappers were in the 1920′s (im sure you know that) so they looked very glamorous and pretty :)
im not good with makeup, but try the blush, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner blah blah blah and maybe some glitter, try to look pretty!
Maybe make the eyeshadow match the color of your outfit (it was an old fashion back then)

John asks…

How to get rid of facial redness?

I’m getting married today and my complexion is showing some redness from shaving and from Halloween makeup.

Is there a quick fix that can subdue/soothe some of the redness?

10 points

answers:

Well I’d suggest something such as Aloe Vera…the aloe vera gel
there are plenty of long term treatments….but Aloe WILL sooth it….and it will take away some redness…not as good as some other things….but the good thing about Aloe is that you cant go wrong with it….its mild yet affective…try it..you’ll like it!
Dont get the aloe vera gel with lidocaine….lidocaine is almost like the ingredient in Vix….menthol…it feels good on skin but it MIGHT cause your skin to temporarily redden even more
i hope this helps

Chris asks…

How can i keep/stop my boyfriends eyes from watering while applying his halloween makeup?

I would love to be a makeup artist or cosmetologist but i cant even put makeup on my boyfriend! When I try to apply eyeliner to his waterline, he immediately starts gushing tears. Tips or links? Please help.

answers:

Some people are just like that when it comes to eyeliner, especially guys! As they are not used to wearing any makeup around their eyes. If you are using a eyeliner pencil ensure that it is sharpened, then lightly rub some product onto the back of your hand. This will soften the tip and warm up the product so it isnt so rough when applying. If applying to left eye, get your model to look up and to the right. This way they ill not be looking directly near the pencil and will ensure easy application. Lightly rest your hand on their cheek and slightly drag your hand down, this will pull the bottom waterline down and allow you to apply the liner without irritating the eye. You can also use gel and pot eyeliners in the top and bottom waterlines. Practice makes perfect. Maybe try practicing on a girl friend rather than your bf. Might make things a bit easier.

Maria asks…

Do you have to be good at costume makeup to be a makeup artist?

I want to be a makeup artist but im only good at doing everyday looks and weddings, prom etc as far as theater makeup and Halloween makeup and stuff like that i suck at and i cant really draw that good so would i still be able to become a makeup artist

answers:

Of course you can still become a makeup artist! It’s good to know the basics of costume/theater makeup, but you don’t need to be a total pro unless that’s the industry that you plan on getting into.

I don’t know much about theater makeup, but I’m a professional makeup artist!

Most makeup artists make most of their money off of natural, prom and bridal looks anyways.

I’m not saying that knowing how to do creative makeup isn’t worth knowing. You should most definitely practice and tweak your skills just in case, but don’t worry about it too much. There are many types of makeup artists!

My instructor does exclusively bridal makeup and has a VERY successful business!

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Your Questions About Halloween Masks Runescape

Carol asks…

What do you think of the Halloween update on RuneScape?

I personally think it’s awsome, with the full skeleton costume, but what do you think?

answers:

It a gud update, especially if u wear da gloves, boots, mask n normal armour

Susan asks…

What should I buy on Runescape?

I have 1.4 Billion and I am unsure of what to buy with my money. Any help will be appreciated.

answers:

Buy the halloween mask or easter egg or christmas cracker or santa hat
they are all very expensive and I can’t afford them

if you don’t want to buy these things
buy different sets of amour, guthix or zamorak or sara

or you can buy big bones to boost your prayer level

Ken asks…

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY OF OBTAINING RARE ITEMS IN RUNESCAPE OTHER THAN BUYING THEM?

i was wondering if there is another way of getting rare items in Runescape like h’ween masks or santa hats or party hats. i know that there are sometimes drops on special events, but how do you find them? is it all luck or is there a technique???

answers:

The only way to get all you listed is buying them, they were drops from past events like christmas and halloween, but there’s no way to get one in a drop.

Sandra asks…

Runescape 07 Halloween masks?

So im curious if these will go up in the future? as of right now , an entire set being 60-100k , will the Halloween masks be back up in the mills in later months? And would it be a good investment to stock up on them?

answers:

Yes, they will go up over time after the Halloween event is over.

David asks…

Runescape rare street prices?

Will someone please tell me what the current street prices are for rare items on runescape (santa, phats, DOR), etc)? All i know is that a blue one is worth about 4.1b street price.

answers:

~Christmas Cracker & Phats~

Christmas Cracker: 5.1-5.21B
Purple Phat: 1.41-1.44B
Yellow Phat: 1.525-1.555B
Green Phat:1.725-1.755B
Red Phat: 1.92-1.95B
White Phat: 2.45-2.55B
Blue Phat: 4-4.2B
Phat Set: 13.75-14.2B

~Pumpkins, Discs, Easters and Wines~

Pumpkin: 280-310M
Disc: 350-400M
Easter Egg: 105-110M
Half full wine jug: 1.35-2.1B

~Halloween Masks~

Green h’ween Mask : 138-140M
Blue h’ween Mask : 170-180M
Red h’ween Mask : 235-240M

~Santa Hat~

Santa Hat: 175-200M

~Spirit Shields~

Divine: 740-745M
Elysian: 445-455M
Arcane: 55M+
Spectral: 40M+

~Nex Armour~

Torva Helm: 215M+
Torva Platebody: 470M+
Torva Platelegs: 445M+
Torva Set: 1.13B

Virtus Mask: 65M+
Virtus Top: 200M+
Virtus Bottom: 160M+
Virtus Set: 425M+

Pernix Cowl: 145M
Pernix Top: 590M+
Pernix Chaps: 400M+
Pernix Set: 1.12B

Zaryte Bow: 120m+

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Your Questions About Halloween 3d

Ken asks…

What should I wear to be a girl nerd for Halloween?

I sorta wanna be like…I cute girl nerd. :D I’m in 8th grade, and I’m going out with friends in 3 hours and then we are going trick-or-treating tonight. :) so, I don’t have long!

So I was going to be Moaning Myrtle but I don’t have the glasses for it. But I have 3D glasses and I popped the lenses out so they look really nerdy…but what clothes do I wear????
Please please help, and thank you!

answers:

Hair in High Bunches
Glasses
Paint Freckles
Crisp white school shirt
School Skirt with Shirt tucked in
Tights
School Shoes
x

Chris asks…

has anyone seen the horror film scar it came out on halloween?

im going to the pictures tonite to see scar 3d anyone seen it ?and is it any good?

answers:

Oh I really wanna see that!

Robert asks…

Halloween screensaver website?

ok…im tryin to find halloween screensavers that arent 3D and that i dont have to download. Any suggestions?

answers:

Search in Google , its only the best way to find…

George asks…

Where can one purchase Anaglyph 3D (red/blue lenses) glasses?

I have Friday the 13th Part 3D on DVD (yes, actually in Anaglyph 3D) and am anxious to view and would like to get a few pairs of glasses for a Halloween get together. I’m aware I can find them in bulk on eBay but prefer to buy them locally if at all possible!

answers:

Try here ……..

William asks…

What can I be for halloween if I have this dress?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2j3s03oee1qb5soao1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1288297585&Signature=sh22OCPmVupRRRC2DcFx2otjYkM%3D

I want to use it again, but I don’t know what to be. I can’t rip it or anything. So help?

answers:

Buy wings, sparkly shoes and put lots of glitter on yourself and be a fairy.

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Your Questions About Halloween Decorations Outside

Jenny asks…

When should I start putting decorations outside for Christmas?

I use to do it the day after Halloween but I think it’s too early, so when?

answers:

You can put your decs up any time you like! I usually put mine up on the first weekend in December but if you like putting them up early I would say mid November is earliest you should go!

David asks…

How to Make a Giant Paper Mache Zombie Hand?

I have to construct a 3-foot tall paper mache zombie hand for a Halloween decoration for work (I work at a bank but my boss is pretty free-spirited).

I’ll be using the image above for inspiration and I understand that I’ll have to use chicken wire or something similiar for added support and shape.

My question(s) is(are), which order would be easiest to construct it in? Would it be easier to make the fingers seperate, or make it all together and start from the wrist up?

Am I going to need to insert dowels or something along those lines to keep it rigid?

Also, any ideas of how to make it waterproof? It will be outside and Michigan is known to have crappy weather through October.

I’m really excited about this project, just having a little problem construction-wise.

Thanks!

answers:

For waterproofing, you should be able to use a spray sealant or water proofer. Use a sample smaller zombie hand for a test run to make sure what you use is going to work.
For your had, you will deffinatly want support inside of it. The palm and wrist will nee d the most to add a base support for the fingers. I would use a heavy wire for extra rigity on the fingers.
Intertwine strips from the palm and fingers to give the fingers a broader base of security.
Good luck

Charles asks…

How to deal with not celebrating Halloween?

Alright so today is halloween, my facebook newsfeed is flooded with halloween pics and I’m probably the only one out of my friends who are not celebrating it due to where I live (I live in an apartment so I can’t go trick or treating or put up decorations and nobody will come to my door asking for candy). This has happened for 3 years straight and I can’t do anything about it. I feel like absolute s**t. How do I deal with this?

answers:

No one comes to our home either….. We live way too far from town { 6 miles up the mountain} & there are no kids up here either. It’s also roughly 25 degrees outside today & rainy.
We’ll go into town and hand out candy as well as maybe find a neighborhood to just take a stroll in.
In town many still celebrate the holiday…. I love just admiring the decorations.

Just deal with it and find something to do. There are always haunted houses to go to on Halloween and malls are cool to frequent on said night as well.

Have a Happy Halloween or as I call it Samhain.

James asks…

How can I make a good Yuki Cross outfit for Halloween?

I want a Day Class unfirom and will be searching for a black shirt soon.

I don’t have a skirt though. Plus, it’s a bit cold though outside.

I have black tights and shoes like Yuki’s

But anyway, my question is how can I make the shirt look good? Such as a Day Class decorations and such.

I don’t have little roses but I can find some jewelery similar from the show and have a band (sweat brand, brand new) and can put the logo on it.

answers:

Goodwill

Joseph asks…

21st Birthday party ideas – looking for something a little different?

I’m turning 21 in the middle of July this year. I want to do something a little different and already we’ve changed the venue 3 times. I was going to have something formal, at a restaurant but now we’re going for an outdoors venue, about middle of the day.
We’re thinking botanical gardens or a rainforest (I’m in Sydney, Australia).The problem is, I’m not sure what kind of games or whatever we can do at the party. Any one have any ideas or suggestions?
Also, since its outside, do you think it would be a good idea to have a theme or not?
Just reading some of your answers i thought i should add, I dont drink anymore, neither do the majority of my friends, and since its going to be a day thing (again just for something different) I dont think they will drink either.

answers:

Themes are good. If you were in NYC I’d say go have your party @ the 21 Club !!! But since you’re down-under you’ll have to improvise. Pull up the club on the net, might give you some ideas. Have you ever heard of the game: TWISTER — it’s lots of fun outdoors. Look up party organizers on the net. There are some good ones here in USA & you could e-mail them, tell them you’re in Australia & in need of some ideas. I’m sure 1 or 2 would be glad to give you some ideas!!! Happy Birthday (my 21st was real bad as I was in bed for weeks with a uterine hemorrhage and almost died!) Best Wishes — I wish I could come ! I’ve been to N.Z. Twice, I so wanted to visit A. !!! But my friend never got around to taking me over there! P.S. — I found the following on the net under: PARTY THEMES !!! Hope this helps! Barbie SW FLA !

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Your Questions About Halloween Costumes Ideas

Sandra asks…

what are good group halloween costume ideas for women?

16 year old group of 7 girls in need of a really good group Halloween costume ideas!

answers:

You could be the Spice Girls. And whatever two girls are left over from the group could dress as actual spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc).

Robert asks…

What are some group Halloween costume ideas for teens?

I need some Halloween costume ideas for a group of teens, mostly girls but like one guy. The costumes have to be appropriate for school. But we would wear them for Halloween too. Please comment with some good ideas! Thanks:)

answers:

You can dress like zombies and he can be a shooter

Sharon asks…

Cute female teenage halloween costume ideas?

I know halloween isn’t for awhile now. But I need a sexy, cute, female halloween costume idea.
Pictures would be great !

answers:

Have you considered making your own costume? Look at these great websites below.
* http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/
* http://www.robinsfyi.com/holidays/halloween/costumes.htm
* http://www.costumepage.org/hallocst.html

If you want to buy a costume, look at these online costume shops below.

Http://www.costumesupercenter.com/

http://www.spirithalloween.com/womens-costumes_teen-costumes/

http://www.costumeshopper.com/

http://www.halloweencostumesale.com/

https://www.halloween31.com/

http://www.anytimecostumes.com/costumes/ctn.html

http://www.costumekingdom.com/

(Don’t forget to check out ebay for great costume deals and professional quality
homemade costumes)

Carol asks…

What are some cool Halloween costume ideas?

What are some cool Halloween costume ideas? Ranging from normal to out of the box. Thank you!

answers:

Loofah Costume

http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/2013/10/16/sexy-and-easy-loofah-costume-for-the-ladies/

Scarecrow

http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/2013/10/14/funny-and-cute-homemade-couple-costume-not-so-scary-scarecrows/

Scooby Doo’s Velma Gets a 2013 Makeover
http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/2013/10/14/fun-and-sexy-costume-idea-scooby-doos-velma-gets-a-2013-makeover/

Helen asks…

What costume can I be with a pink zebra striped dress? Halloween costume idea help?

I’m trying to come up with a Halloween costume idea (I’m in college) using things I have with me so I don’t have to spend a ton of money. I have a tight pink and white zebra striped dress that I’ve never worn, and I’m trying to think of a costume in which I could wear this. OR if you have any ideas that are simple and inexpensive and not generic that would be great!!

answers:

With some shoes, bright makeup, and maybe a wig you may be able to go as a go-go dancer

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Your Questions About Halloween Fun House

Joseph asks…

Why do people leave a sign up on their porch on Halloween saying only take one referring to candy?

LOL, at my Halloween themed questions. Seriously though, it just tempts people to want to take a whole handful.

BQ: Would you only take one or a whole handful?

answers:

They can’t be bothered to answer the door. They don’t care how much you take, just don’t mess the house.

It’s fun to answer the door and meet the kids in the neighborhood.

Donna asks…

Where is the best haunted house in denver?

I am going to a haunted house with a few friends, but we are not really sure which one we want to go to yet. We are thinking the thirteenth floor. But does anyone have any suggestions? We would like it to be the scariest as possible.

answers:

Hi, the Nightmare Factory is rated one of the best in the state. I put a link below so you can check it out, drive by the Shreik Manor on your way, if it isn’t too far.

Have a fun and SPOOKY Halloween!

Helen asks…

How can I make my house scary without spending too much money?

I want to make the outside scary for halloween but I can’t think of anything! We have spider webs, caution tape, an outline of a dead figure, and a moving spider, yet it still isn’t scary! HELP!

answers:

This is going to sound really wild and kinda out there, but have you tried any of the following?

1. Hanging your least favorite neighbor from your tree in the front yard- not building gallows is a real money saver.

2. Have a wheel barrow in the driveway/front yard consisting of nothing but severed limbs- cemetaries are an ENDLESS source of these fun party favors.

3. Instead of wasting time and more money on the outside, throw a party for the adults in your neighborhood on Halloween. Seal all exits so no one gets out and BURN THAT MOTHER TO THE GROUND! Man that takes me back.

Oh, btw, all of these answers have been pre-approved and tested by The Black Water Corporation.

Sharon asks…

How can I make a halloween costume more interesting?

Colored and circle contact lenses are awesome for making heads turn, and they can complete a halloween costume with style and fun. But they cost twenty to thirty bucks, and I don’t wanna pay that much for personalizing a costume. So how can I make a costume unique without buying something that pricey?

answers:

My family and I fix our house up on the outside like crazy and make it very haunted looking. We’ve done so for about 5-7 years. If you want to make a costume look very nice, say it’s a horror movie character, it will be pricey, you can’t escape it. If you really want a head-turning, awesome looking, genuine costume, it will be kind of pricey. Even then, sometimes you don’t get the very realistic looking costume. Example: $150.00 Deluxe Pinhead (Hellraiser) Costume, barely looks anything like the real Pinhead in the movie. Unless you are very creative, it will be very hard to find something under $20-$30 to customize your costume. Try to broaden your price range by a little bit and you can find lots of stuff to customize your costume. Good Luck!

Linda asks…

Would you say Vegas is a particularly good place to go for Halloween?

I know it’s a ways off, but a few friends and I are considering doing something cool for Halloween. A couple other possibilites were New Orleans and Fantasy Fest in Key West.

For what it’s worth we are 3-4 straight guys in our late 20′s-early 30′s

Are there any particularly compelling reason to be in Vegas specifically for Halloween?
(ex. special parties, events, etc?)

Thanks!

answers:

Yes, Vegas is a fun place to be at Halloween. There are lots of Halloween activities along the Vegas strip. Here are a few of them.

1) Fright Dome at Circus Circus
2) Madame Tussauds After Dark
3) Oktober FrightFest at the Fremont Experience
4) Zombie Precinct Haunted House on the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York

These are the places where you will have the greatest halloween fun. Also if you are into clubbing, most clubs have a costume contest.

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Ken asks…

What are some creative (food) idea’s for a school Halloween party?

I am in charge of food and am usually very good at doing creative things for my daughter’s school parties, but she has most the same kids in her class year after year and I want something new and interesting! Thanks!
Sorry, this will be for 8-9 year olds.

answers:

I went to a Halloween party and saw some of the cutest things, like a Calderon filled with punch and dry ice ( for smoke effects). There were also spider cupcakes and the cake was a mummy. There is also many different candies shaped as eye balls and stuff. Have you ever seen the plastic clear gloves, try filling some with popcorn.

David asks…

what are some easy to make halloween decorations or foods?

i need some good and easy halloween decorations. they don’t have to be big they can be big small anything. also any halloween foods.
attach any links you have or type your ideas
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

answers:

You can make a simple cupcakes and buy orange and black icing and buy some fake spider rings and set them on top of the cupcakes

Lisa asks…

What’s your favorite food to bring to a potluck?

Our singing group, the Beanus Breakers are having a kickoff party and dinner here at my place on Halloween. Thoughts, ideas for food??
I should have explained better. We’re kicking off our world tour.

answers:

Well, sign me up for my famous asparagus dip with toasted flat bread and pear cobbler and ice cream.

Mark asks…

2nd annual Kids Halloween party! We had 1 last year and it was typical but turned out great. How to top it?

Last year was great, about 30 some little kids (ages 3 to 8 or so) we had tons of normal food and halloween food, fog machine, fog bubble machine, scary dj music, tons of halloween decorations, we have a trampoline, prize bucket, and a few easy games. So how do we one up it this year? These are little kids… What about mazes and stuff like that? Any ideas?

answers:

Http://www.celebrations.com/halloween-party-games

http://parentingteens.about.com/od/halloweenfun/a/halloween_game.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_2282397_learn-halloween-games-teens.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2089903/halloween_games_for_teens.html?cat=25

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2112699/fun_halloween_games_for_teenagers.html?cat=25

http://www.partygamecentral.com/themes/halloween_party_games/halloweenpartygames.php

http://halloweenpartygames.weebly.com/

http://www.spookmaster.com/pumpkin-carving-patterns-partygames.htm

http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Halloween-Party-Ideas

Lizzie asks…

What are some spooky Halloween ideas for a party?

We are having food and drinks, a Halloween dress up party, Any ideas how we can make it even more ghoulish?
Excuse me, I am not a Christian, and certainly didn’t ask for a lecture on what Halloween is!! Go preach to someone else!

answers:

Hmmm, costume parties are always fun. Buy a few caldrons at a halloween store or party shop and some dry ice. Just put the caldrons around the house with the dry ice in it. That would be pretty cool to have that smoky effect. The link below has some really good suggestions. I hope your party is a blast!

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Your Questions About Halloween Lights

James asks…

How can me and my girlfriend me corey and topanga from boy meets world for halloween?

I want to be corey and topanga from boy meets world for halloween. But i look notinh like him and my girlfriend doesnt look like topanga…any ideas on how we can look like them?

we might just be jessica simpson and tony romo…

any other creative couple ideas?

answers:

Ur girlfriend needs a long light brown/auburn colored wig, and a tight stretchy 90′s girls dress… And a pair of like doc martin boots to wear with it, and white tights

you need to wear a white t-shirt with a sweater vest and a pair of lee regular jeans and a pair of like old pumas or somethin… You won’t be obvious but it might be fun to go to thrift stores and look for this stuff… You could always wear name tags that say corey and tapanga on them or put like “[name of their high school] reunion 08″ or something like that… Get creative! I think it’s a great idea – - i always wanted to be tapanga when i was younger, i think i even tried to convince my mom to change my name to tapanaga!! Haha good luck :o)

Donna asks…

Where can I buy christmas lights that run on battery?

I’m looking for a set of preferably multi-colored christmas lights that don’t need to be plugged into an outlet or anything. Is there anywhere I can get some, besides online?

answers:

Almost anywhere that sells Christmas decorations. It’s not even Halloween, and I’ve already seen Christmas lights at Target, Lowes, and K-Mart. As soon as Halloween is over, you can expect all the Wal-marts to put out all their stuff too. Look for LED lights, many of which run on simple battery packs. If you can’t find any there, you can find tiny miniature sets of LEDs in the “Christmas Village” accessories.

Sharon asks…

How do you dress like barbie for Halloween?

I want to be barbie but not like the slutty kind .
Im gonna wear a pink dress or a different color
But is there anything else i could like make my outfit the BEST on halloween night with my group ?
I want it to be really good this year you know?
Any more suggestions ?

answers:

-Barbie wig
-light pink lipstick
-mascara
-pink nail polish (glitters are better)

Paul asks…

How is Halloween an occultic synthesis and what ancient superstitions of the holiday survive today?

How did the apple become the other symbol for Halloween besides the pumpkin? and why do we dress our kids in demonic costumes and put masks on them that are evil and scary looking,
isn’t the devil posed to enjoy this holiday??
this question was posted
4-23-08

answers:

Halloween has only become associated with pagan religions in the last couple of hundred years as a result of wishfull thinking by Victorian and other writers with an overly active imagination and a romantic view of the Celtic past.

The holiday is originally Christian. Its name, “Hallowe’en”, comes from Hallow, old english for holy or saint, and e’ev meaning eve or evening before. Short for All Hallows Eve – the eve of All Saints Day. All Saints Day started over a 1000 years ago in Rome (so nothing to do with Celts) as a festival commemorating the dedication of a church to the memory of all the saints who had no specific feast day. It became very popular as it allowed peopel to celebrate local saints and also to remember all those people they rememebred as being holy – in some countries it is still a day to remember you deceased family – a day of the dead.

Being a popoular feast day, people started having general feasting and celebration around the day, particularly the evening before. Lights were lit to welcome the spirits of the saints and to scare away bad spirits – represented by people dressed up in silly costumes.

During the reformation (16th/17th century), some protestant leaders objected to these celebrations as they did not believe in having saints. They condemned them as popish – even pagan – practices. The religious nature of the festival therefore became less significant in some places, though the customs which had developed around it carried on.

The reason for the apples is not known but it may simply be a matter of the time of year. End of the apple harvest,

If the devil enjoys the holiday, it is because many people have forgotten its original significance. Regain that, and he’ll hate it.

Susan asks…

Halloween costume help-What can I be with a purple dress?

I have this purple dress that I love and I’ve only gotten to wear it once so I thought maybe I can wear it for halloween. It is a lavender/light purple tube top about knee-shin length. I though of maybe buying fairy wings but that seems too boring just a dress and wings and shoes I guess. Aside from a fairy, how else can I turn my dress in to a costume? Thanks!

answers:

Add a tiara and a sash and be miss america or a prom queen or miss”whatever town you’re from”

or mess up your hair, put fake wounds and blood on your face arms and legs, and make yourself pale, and be a zombie

or depending on how the dress looks add bangles scarves belts leg warmers headbands and a side pony tail and be someone from the 80′s
like pat benatar or something

hope i helped!

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