3 Figure-saving Tips This Halloween Season!

As Halloween season is ominously looming around the corner, the time is now for a big-time reality check: pumpkin season is REALLY when the holiday weight gain starts! While the month of December is typically blamed for holiday weight gain, the fact remains that the pounds actually start to get packed on in late October. The amount of eats and treats that people consume is alarming. One of the main problems is the smaller “snack sizes” that the candy manufacturers have made available. Eating several “mini” chocolate bars is something people see as “ok” because of their smaller size. In other words, it becomes a lot easier to convince yourself to indulge in these gut-swelling goodies and then you end up eating even more than before!

Well my rant aside, let’s focus on what we can control. Use the following three figure-saving tips that we have used with great success with our own clients for keeping the pounds off while still allowing for the occasional indulgence this trick or treat season:

1) Workout with Pumpkins:

Engage in some amazingly fun and effective seasonal fat loss workouts involving only your body weight and you guessed it… a pumpkin! This orange fruit can be used just like a medicine ball except for the smashing or throwing aspect, unless that’s your goal! Make your very own four-minute total body pumpkin fat loss workout, using the provided template below (the options are endless):

Exercise#1- Double-Leg Lower Body: Pumpkin Squats @ 20 s max reps, 10 s rest and transition

Exercise#2- Upper Body Push: Pumpkin Push-ups @ 20 s max reps, 10 s rest and transition

Exercise#3- Single-Leg Lower Body: Pumpkin Lunges @ 20 s max reps, 10 s rest and transition

Exercise#4- Upper Body Push: Pumpkin Bent-Over Rows @ 20 s max reps, 10 s rest and transition

– Perform this 2-minute circuit 2x for 4 total minutes

These high-intensity, metabolism-boosting circuit interval training workouts only take four minutes to complete and will have you burning tons of calories during the workouts AND even more calories while you’re resting… or having those naughty Halloween treats!

2) Make Healthier Halloween Recipes:

Think outside of the box when it comes to preparing Halloween snacks. One great strategy is to use fruit as a main component in your baked goods. The most popular fruit of the fall, the Pumpkin, is a health food in disguise. Loaded with beta-carotene and packing 7 grams of fiber in just one cup, adding this to any treat immediately improves it’s health profile. For example, culinary queen Naomi Nazario makes a fall-time classic, Pumpkin Pie, into a much more figure-friendly option. In her “Guilt-Free Pumpkin Pie” Nazario substitutes the loads of sugar with splenda and replaces high-fat condensed milk with only half the amount of low-fat or fat free condensed milk. Simple changes like this eliminate the high-sugar, high-fat combination that is responsible for the major weight gain around the holidays.

3) Use Common Sense:

– Only buy enough candy so that you expect to run out before the evening is over. It’s crucial to weight loss success to not have “trigger” foods lying around – the temptation is often too great.

– Allow yourself just one piece of candy in the morning and then one at night. Skip any desserts that you would normally eat after dinner. Also, be sure to increase your exercise activity by thirty minutes on every day that you eat your two pieces of candy. This will counteract the increase in calories that you are consuming.

– Furthermore, if you indulge a bit too much it’s important to forgive yourself and move on. Dwelling on the past will not help your success.

We must break out of the frustrating emotional eating patterns that sabotage our fat loss efforts during the holidays. Our brains are wired to crave the sugar-laded treats that typify the Halloween season. So, instead of using Halloween as a reason to justify eating a bunch of junk food we spin the seasonal event to spice up our boot camp workouts by using pumpkin exercises and making healthy pumpkin pecan shakes. Halloween thus becomes a fat loss tool for us, an approach that is key to adopting a healthy lifestyle for long-term weight loss success.

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Saving Hundreds With Unused Halloween Supplies

Re-using Halloween supplies year after year cuts down on your Halloween expenditures over a period of time. These cost-effective measures add up because you’re not paying for new Halloween supplies each year. This amounts to a tremendous savings over time. You must ensure if you are re-using Halloween supplies, that you store all the Halloween items in a large box and mark it “Halloween supplies.”


It also is not a bad idea to list each item that you have stored on the outside of the box. There’s no way that you’ll remember what items you have packed away. So, by enumerating the items on the outside of the box, you will be able to check your inventory without scavenging through the whole box in order to check on your Halloween supplies the following year.

If you were ever disappointed about a party or celebration that you looked forward to as a child but were denied for no reason of your own, then you can empathize with a child who can not have a Halloween party because his parents can’t afford the supplies.


This does not have to happen to you – you don’t have to disappoint your child because you feel that the cost of the Halloween supplies is too much for your budget to handle. You can eliminate this problem and put a smile on your young one’s face again by re-using Halloween supplies.


You can find a slew of discounted Halloween supplies in supermarkets, super stores, party supply stores, and online. Make sure that you purchase mainly those items that can be preserved through storage year after year.


While you will not be able to preserve the pumpkins that you buy this season, you can certainly save the decorations and pens used to decorate the pumpkins.


What we are suggesting is that people need to use their creativity and ingenuity by re-using Halloween supplies. You just need to be pro-active and store your re-usable Halloween items in a safe place, label the box, and remember where you store it.


Here are some suggestions for re-using Halloween supplies as a cost-effective measure:


– Have some oldies records available to play to add to the atmosphere of Halloween. One such oldie would be “Monster Mash” by Bobby Boris Pickett. The song, a No. 1 smash from the week of Halloween in 1962, is best known for knocking the Four Seasons classic Sherry out of the top spot on the Billboard survey.


– In order to make fog each year, build your own fog machine from a PVC pipe and an old picnic cooler.


– Buy re-usable Halloween costumes such as witch’s outfits with brooms, skeletons, vampire, zombies and costumes from other themes of your choosing.


– Put recorded music as a programmed theme for your doorbell. You can de-program your door bell when Halloween is over, and re-program the door bell in time for Halloween next year.


– If you have pets, such as dogs or cats, buy an outfit for them in a pet store. You can use the outfit each succeeding year without incurring the cost of additional purchases.


– You can re-use Halloween flags and banners each year, or keep the Halloween spirit alive around your home all year long.


By re-using Halloween supplies as a cost-effective measure, you will make it possible to provide true Halloween spirit year after year, and not have to refinance your home.

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Halloween Party Ideas for Adults

Halloween party does not necessarily have to be only for children affair. If you have missed the thrill of jack-o-lanterns, donning a Halloween costumes, and joining a party, you must know that Halloween party for adults have become more and more popular over the past few years. In fact, one in ten Americans states going to a Halloween Party for adults over the past three years. If you are set to join in the fun, here are some ideas on setting up a successful party.

When it comes to party invite, you need to be creative. A Halloween Party for adults needs only easy pre-made invites bought at any party deliver store, or you could make your own using creation paper, Halloween-themed confetti, and with some other markers. Further you can design your invitations in the computer and produce them out. Finally, ensure you send out the invites at least two weeks in proceed, so people have the time to find a Halloween costume and systematize last minute details.

Go supreme with the decoration part. Nothing sets the frame of mind for a Halloween Party for adults improved than a spooky house. Enlarge on all sizes of pumpkins to stretch around your house. If you do not have the time or power to carve a couple dozen jack-o-lanterns, look for the artificial variety, and ensure at least some of them to lighten up. Purchase black lights for the all lamps in your home, or exchange with red for a spookier ambiance light. Fog is simple to make by mixing dry ice and warm water, and any house could look forsaken if you cover most of the furniture with white sheets and then place false dusts in the corners of the house. A Halloween party for adults is a huge opportunity to go supreme with scary mask props. For example, remember to set the frame of mind with Halloween sounds, generally on hand in CDs or downloadable from the Internet.

As a final touch to a winning Halloween party for adults, ensure your food and drinks game the mood. Use red or black food coloring to approximately anything to create it seem creepy. For example, present black Jell-O shots; shape up ice cubes with sticky worms inside, blood (tomato) soup, and tombstone-shaped cookies. You could find huge Halloween recipes online by just doing a quick search.

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Popular Halloween Costumes in 2008

Halloween 2008 What are you going to wear this halloween ?

Like every body else I was also not very much sure about the Halloween dress for this Halloween . I thought that there may be so many people around who are not yet decided and they may be interested in finding out what others are wearing to make their own decision . I did some research and found some reaserch done for this year by National Retail Federation. This article is mostly based on their finding and personal exeprience of celebrating and buying costumes for Halloween .

Mens Halloween Costumes

Speaking of the the adult celebrating Halloween this most of the adults would like to dress up as ghosts or pirate . Men have additionally been attracted to the on going Hollywood hits like Star wars characters or this years – The Dark Knight, Batman and no doubt you can find losts of batman and jedis walking down the street . Political atomsphere is also hot so many people will wear masks of their favorite leader and we may see a halloween night debate between friends wearing incomming president’s masks. Some people have their next halloween idea fixed by the last Halloween itself and some got motivated by movies and other events and still others are still not decided . They will probably go with everybody else , what ever is most popular they will stick to that . Just to see what prople are really going to wear this you can leave a comment if you have decided .

Womens Halloween Costumes

Recently a research has indicated that Witch & Cat character costume will be most favorite halloween costume for women in 2008 . But why not look at the other bargain options available through auction sites like ebay . You may find the costume you were looking for and you may end up getting it for a bargain .

Kids Halloween Costumes

Small kids , toddlers halloween dresses have been of pumpkins and animals like lion , elephents , dynosoures and little princesses and fairys and they are the cutest dressed in Halloween .

Girls Halloween Costumes

Girls all time favorite halloween costume is Princess and fairy costume and if they are not scared they dress up as witches . This year young girls , besides princess and witch , may like to dress up as their favorite TV star – Hanna Montana. If you are looking for a dress for this halloween you can look get one for a bargain price in ebay . You can view a list of popular dress below .

Boys Halloween costumes

Boys would like to dress up as star wars character such as Jedi worrier or their favorite spider man who can jump over the building or ship pirate . Going by the Hollywood inspiration The Dark Knight, Batman – inspired batman dress will be a choice of boys.

Pet’s Halloween Costumes

People with pets in their house treats them as family members and on a occasion like halloween they are going to get them dressed in a halloween costume as well . Most of the people will propably buy a devil or pumpkin halloween costume for their pets and along with devil and pumpkin you may find pets dressed in witches , princesses and angels halloween costumes as well.

about : James Taylor is the author of this article . Based on his reaserch he created a website http://halloweenwardrobe.com to share his experience and provide a convinient way of buying popular halloween costumes for everyone in the family

About Author: James Taylor is the author of this article . Based on his research he created a website http://halloweenwardrobe.com to share his experience and provide a convenient way of buying popular Halloween costumes for everyone in the family.

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Halloween Ideas: Celebrating Halloween on a Budget

It is nearly Halloween once again, and the huge range of Halloween goodies available in mainstream stores made me think- why isn’t Halloween made into more of an event? Like a creepy Christmas or something suchlike. Seriously though, it could be turned into much more than just Trick Or Treating and bobbing for apples. Plus, there’s more out there than just toffee apples to give out as Halloween gifts for everyone.

It isn’t just kids that can celebrate Halloween. Taking it as the commercial version of Halloween and not the religious festival observed by the pagan community (Samhain, prononced ‘Sow-en’ or ‘Savven’ depending on who you talk to), Halloween can be a blast for kids and adults, and can serve as a bonding experience for families. Involving children in Halloween styled games can be a great way to entertain youngsters and educate them on traditional pastimes (even when their origins have become so obscured by popular culture). Dressing up, getting made up as witches and monsters and the like can be fantastic fun for all involved, and properly supervised Trick-Or-Treating is a great thing for making memories.

Another great method for making a Halloween night memorable for children would be to gather a group of them together for a mini Halloween party before Trick-or-treating. read them a spooky story from the proliferation of kid’s horror series that are on the market, or show a suitable movie.

But Halloween isn’t limited to the domain of kids, and nor should it be. With all manner of themed events on in clubs, cinemas and so on there’s a ton that the adult Halloweener can sink their teeth into (sorry). There’s a great deal of Halloween themed merchandise that would make great gifts for loved ones, such as licensed horror movie memorabilia and other horror merchandise such as action figures, posters, statues, and the movies themselves. You could check out things like the ever-creepy Living Dead Dolls figures, or the movie collectibles created by MacFarlane Toys, NECA and Sideshow Collectibles.

Want a great Halloween evening in? How about you gather a selection of friends, some suitably kitsch horror movies (Go for the cheese more than the hardcore dark stuff- zombie films, cheap B-movies, Chucky, Underworld, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and its billion sequels, films you can shout at), Halloween snacks (stock up on kids snacks and themed sweets- there’s nobody saying the grown-ups can’t have some fun too), add some suitably camp music (I recommend ‘Project 1950′ and ‘American Psycho’ by the Misfits, and anything by the Cramps) and voila, you have the makings of a fun Halloween party in your own home. Granted, that sounds like a typical night in at our place, but still, there are people out there who are actually normal. Somewhere. I think. get your place decked out with cobwebs and skulls and make an event out of it.

When choosing movies for your Halloween night, I’d suggest finding a bunch of 80s horror titles, as they really do capture the right fun atmosphere you’d need for an evening making fun of everything with your friends. Why 80s? Listen. While some may argue we are enjoying something of a resurgence in ‘true’ horror movies, with your million SAW sequels and million remakes of classics, I am left wondering what happened to the horror films that would have you yelling ‘COOL!’ amidst your screams. The 1980s are a fine example of an era in which horror films had all the horror stuff down pretty well yet mixed in a liberal dose of humour and fun without becoming parodies. While horror has become either more serious or more bland in recent years, with endless repetitions of the same old themes, old schlock fiends like myself are left wanting something that isn’t being delivered, namely films that you want to see again.

You see, a major problem with current horror cinema is that companies are making PRODUCT instead of FILMS. You can go into any DVD outlet and find rack upon rack of Wrong Turn/Scream/Hostel/Halloween knockoffs that are cheap and easy to make, and there’s barely a memorable title amongst them.

I’m not just craving the old days though- contemporary horror is missing something. Look at the 80s. Evil Dead 2. Fright Night. The Lost Boys. Pumpkinhead. Elm Street. Hellraiser. Vamp. Return of the Living Dead. Hell, even Rawhead Rex was better than much of the current output masquerading as horror. All of these horror movies had their scares and their gore, but there was a definite fun quality to each of them. They hit their beats so well you could almost pick out the rhythm. I’d love to see a return to that sort of structuring. Many recent films and their subsequent franchises don’t seem to want to do anything new with the format they are beating like a particularly dead horse.

Want a fun evening’s viewing? Check out any of the following horror flicks for some entertainment with your gore:

Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Trick or Treat, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, An American Werewolf in London, Bad Dreams, Hellraiser, Evil Dead 2, Return of the Living Dead 2: Hellraiser II, A Nightmare on Elm street, Re-animator, Scanners, The Burning, Class of Nuke ‘Em High (okay, this is a spoof but it still kicks ass), From Beyond, House, 976:Evil, Witchboard, Warlock, The Thing, Bad Taste, Cat People, Child’s Play, Cat’s Eye, Chopping Mall (BEST. TITLE. EVER), Dead Zone, The Gate, The Hunger, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Monster Squad, Society, Sorority babes in the Slime-ball Bowl-O-Rama….. Jeez, there’s thousands of ’em. Go seek out some fun.

There are so many ways to make your Halloween a fun night to remember. Start off with a movie night as suggested above, then go along to a themed party or concert. Preferably in costume. Check local listings for events in your area that you can go along to and take part in. If all this sounds like a no-brainer, that’s because it is. With a little effort you can transform what has become a relentlessly commercial day into something you can genuinely enjoy without a massive amount of cost. Halloween celebrations shouldn’t be all about handing out sweets to bored kids on your doorstep- it should be enjoyed and relished. I mean, how often can you actually run around with a plastic trident and horns on during the rest of the year? Actually, don’t answer that.

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Happy Halloween I – the Origin of Halloween

At first, let’s talking about the origin of word “Halloween”: a lot of nations on the eve of Halloween will held a celebration gathering, which also be called “All Hallow E’en”, “The Eve of All Hallows”, “Hallow e’en”, or “The eve of All Saintas’ Day “, and last evolved as a convention into “Halloween”, in Chinese we call it “the night of Halloween”. 

 

 

Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom come from? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual?  

 

In the Medieval Ages, the central Europe had a history of demolishing heathens, but the sacrifice ceremony before the New Year’s night has never been reclined indeed, and just appeared in the form of wizard. That’s why in today’s Hallowmas, we are still familiar with witch’s brooms, black cats and curses.  

 

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. From the Roman’s Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days.   

 

 

Hundreds of years ago in what is now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshipped nature and had many gods, with the sun god as their favorite. It was “he” who commanded their work and their rest times, and who made the earth beautiful and the crops grow.  

 

The word itself, “Halloween,” actually has its origins in the Catholic Church. It comes from a contracted corruption of All Hallows Eve. November 1, “All Hollows Day” (or “All Saints Day”), is a Catholic day of observance in honor of saints. But, in the 5th century BC, in Celtic Ireland, summer officially ended on October 31. The holiday was called Samhain (sow-en), the Celtic New year.  

 

One story says that, on that day, the disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living.  

 

Naturally, the still-living did not want to be possessed. So on the night of October 31, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes, to make them cold and undesirable. They would then dress up in all manner of ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around the neighborhood, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess.  

Probably a better explanation of why the Celts extinguished their fires was not to discourage spirit possession, but so that all the Celtic tribes could relight their fires from a common source, the Druidic fire that was kept burning in the Middle of Ireland, at Usinach.  

Some accounts tell of how the Celts would burn someone at the stake who was thought to have already been possessed, as sort of a lesson to the spirits. Other accounts of Celtic history debunk these stories as myth.  

The Romans adopted the Celtic practices as their own. But in the first century AD, Samhain was assimilated into celebrations of some of the other Roman traditions that took place in October, such as their day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween.  

 With regard to the origin of Halloween, the most referred legend viewed that Halloween was came from the ancient Western European countries before the birth of Christ, which mainly includes Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These ancient Western Europeans were also called Celtic or Druids. The date of Celtic or Druids’ New Year is on November 1, and in the New Year’s eve, young peoples in Druids were gathered in a team and worn various weird masks, carried carved radish lamps and wandered between villages. 

The thrust of the practices also changed over time to become more ritualized. As belief in spirit possession waned, the practice of dressing up like hobgoblins, ghosts, and witches took on a more ceremonial role.  

Here is necessary to explain that the pumpkin lamp is a custom appeared lately, and there’s no pumpkin in ancient Western Europe. In fact, the Halloween is a ceremony that celebrated for the autumn’s harvest, and it also was said as a “ghost day”, there’s a legend said that the souls of people who dead in the that year will return to visit the world, so live peoples should let the souls returned see the scenery of their successful harvest and give them an abundant feast. So all needfires and lamps were used to scare sway the souls of ghosts, and the same time to illuminate the return road for the ghosts and guide them back.

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Happy Halloween III – Truths About Halloween (funny)

0) The most popular game on the eve of Halloween is “Biting Apples”. In the game, people will put some apples floating in the water with a big basin, then let the children to bite at these apples without using their hands, and the winner is the first one who bite an apple successfully.  

 

1) Halloween is always celebrated on 31 October.

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2) Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in the world, dating back over 2000 years to the time of the Celts who lived in Britain

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3) Halloween is correctly spelt as Hallowe’en and Halloween is also known by other names:

– All Hallows Eve

– Samhain

– All Hallowtide

– The Feast of the Dead

– The Day of the Dead

– Nos Calan Gaeaf (Halloween in Welsh)

4) In Mexico, they celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead starting the evening of October 31.

5) When the Romans conquered England, they merged Samhain with their own festivals, a harvest festival called Poloma, and a celebration for the dead called Feralia.

6) When Christianity came to England and the rest of Europe, 1 November became All Saints Day – a day dedicated to all those saints who didn’t have a special day of their own. They performed a mass called ‘All hallows mass’ and the night before became known as All Hallows E’en and eventually Hallowe’en or Halloween.

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7) Black cats were originally believed to protect witches’ powers from negative forces.

8) About 99% of pumpkins sold are used as Jack O’ Lanterns at Halloween.

9) It is thought that the colors orange and black became Halloween colors because orange is associated with harvests (Halloween masks the end of harvest) and black is associated with death.

10) A pumpkin is really a squash, and comes from the same family as the cucumber.

11) The biggest pumpkin in the world tipped the scales at a whopping 1,446 pounds. This gigantic gourd was weighed in October 2004 at a pumpkin festival in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

12) Top Tips for Halloween: If your pumpkin lantern shrivels up, you can restore it by soaking it overnight in water to rehydrate it.

13) The very first jack o’ lantern was made out of hollowed out turnips.

14) The record for the fastest pumpkin carver in the world is Jerry Ayers of Baltimore, Ohio. He carved a pumpkin in just 37 seconds!

15) If you see a spider on this night, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.

16) Ringing a bell on Halloween eve scares evil spirits away.

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17) If you want to meet a witch, put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards on Halloween night.

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Halloween In The Eyes Of Adult

One festival seemingly at odds with the overall nature of festivities must be that of the one occurring every October 31, the Halloween. Why? Here is one festival the basis for celebration is that stemming not from joyous things but scary things. This is the festival for ghosts, ghouls, goblins and monsters. The nature of Halloween has inspired thousands of horror movies, plays and television shows and shows no signs of it going out of style or fans anytime soonIHave you ever realized that how modern day film flicks and television shows have churned newer ghost ideas for the generation next. Halloween has its own rich history. October 31 is a momentous day for you and your peers, who get an opportunity to showcase your wildest antics. This festival is daring for all the reasons. You explore new, exciting and peculiar dressing and hardly leave anything behind when it comes to scare someone. That you play a monster; appear like a ghost, disguise as a goblin or ghoul is all you do at HalloweenIStyles hardly die down, so does the history of Halloween. This is a special occasion for you to turn a bit scary. Halloween culture remains an inspiration for several artistic entertainment ideas being adapted into film or television medium. This festival is expressive of many untoward and amusing expressions. You do scary activities and feel pleasure in appearing like a ghost. You also encounter a monster, goblin or ghoul which might scare you a bit. But hold on: the naughty element is one of your friends. Halloween is all about fun and a tradition which die not.

For a scare fest festival, the origins of Halloween is still religious in nature. It is said to be similar to the All Saints Days of the Christian’s celebration and supposedly originated from Europe, namely Ireland. Another version has it that Halloween’s is a Gaelic celebration named Sam Hain held towards the end of the harvesting season, which occurs at the end of October. From the point of view in interesting origins, this one has it that Sam Hain is also the day when the boundary that separate the world of living from that of the dead and the demised would simmer and thin down, before dissolving in certain particular spots and locationsIHistory of Halloween is based upon several presumptions. The mystery prevails due to religious importance of Halloween. One presumption is that it resembles famous Christmas celebration All Saints Day. This trend was incepted in Ireland. Likewise another story is unique one which describes that Halloween is a Gaelic celebration named Sam Hain. It is organized by the end of harvesting season in the late October. The later assumption is considered more meaningful according to the mythical story that Sam Hain is symbolic of a special day – metaphor for a thin layer of separating the living beings and the dead who would merge at a particular place and occasion on HalloweenIThere are many interesting stories associated with Halloween. One story is here that it is a replica of the All Saints Days of the Christian’s celebration broadening its religious importance. Having its roots in the European country, Ireland, Halloween has another story of its origin which is still believed the most. Organized at the end of the harvesting season which falls at the last day of October, Halloween is considered symbolic of the Gaelic celebration called Sam Hain. According to this religious belief, it has importance due to its mystic identity that Halloween is symbolic of an occasion when the thin layer between the living beings and the dead ones would end.

Now, amongst these spirits would be some particularly restless ones, those with unfinished business and those who harbors evil intention against the world of the living for one reason or another. These are the spirits which would cross over and wreak havoc onto the world of the living, bringing both sickness to the people and destroying the crops and the animals. These are the spirits that must be prevented from doing so with offerings by the local pagan chiefs of old. It is said that these religious heads would throw the skeletal remains of farm animals into bonfires made at these locations where the spirits are to cross over.

This mystic festival turn funny where children have all the fun. At this unique celebration, adults too don’t lag behind and wear scary costumes. Here a belief is translated into fun filled reality when the group leader performs the rituals to keep the evil souls away and the herd of mask wearing youngsters’ dance around the flames in scary costumes to let the evil souls get confused of this hallucinating situation. The evil souls would not come forward presuming that some of their members are already at that venue. This interesting idea keeps an age old tradition of wearing ghostly costumes alive.

You are hardly made accountable for your rustic acts therefore you get an opportunity to wear Count Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy and various other such costumes in Halloween. Your disguising dressing sense appeals everybody and children too remain in the party mood by sharing your pleasure. At this particular occasion, the costume manufacturers produce various types of designer and fashionable Halloween’s couple’s costumes which you wear to flaunt your dressing sense. In the meanwhile the manufacturers too get an opportunity for some extra sale.

Halloween sexy costumes are trendsetters for the best of seductive dressing. Partying couples can choose the best designer costumes for a Gothic scary festivity you plan. You can choose Count Dracula and his incubus out of the many wildest dresses which are wonderful sensual costumes keeping you ascertained to pure Halloween spirit. If you long to expose much skin and cleavage of yours, go for the see through Victorian costume of the incubus. The currently added Vampirella dress would turn you extremely seductive. This exclusive sexy costume prepared by blood red fabric instigates you expose your curves. Its low down neckline, bare back and expressive slits go up to the waist. You get a chance to expose your creamy long legs lest you have anything more to expose for the ‘greedy’ onlookers for peeping view.

The organizers of most of the adult Halloween parties plan for thematic ideas in it. They do this to specify best Halloween spirit in your party. Such specialization keeps your Halloween at par where each of your attending guests is solaced with themed activities, and the guests enjoy a complete funny experience. Specialized Halloween parties are highly exciting plus enormous in nature unlike the traditional simple ones. It provides a platform for both children and adults to enjoy a fun filled party.

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How to Get Attractive and Fantastic Halloween Costumes

There are many adults out there that are looking forward to Halloween. No, they are not looking forward to Halloween so that they can go trick-or-treating, although some adults are, but many adults are looking forward to Halloween simply because Halloween is the time when all of the grown-ups are able to dress up differently from how they normally dress up. Adults can wear costumes that are very attractive and matching to the fantasy they desire.

If you wear a beautiful Halloween costume during Halloween time, you will be increasing your fun, even if you are just working at the front door giving all of the children candy. If you are looking to join in on a Halloween party, then you should pay attention to the type of costume you are wearing.

The trends of Halloween costumes have evolved throughout the years. If you are looking for a beautiful costume for the Halloween party that is about to come up, then you should keep track of the costumes that are in demand. Many of the costume companies have a separate line of costumes that are made just for adults. These costumes are catering to everyonea€?s preferences and needs. If you want to wear a sexy costume for the Halloween party, then you will be able to find a lot of sexy Halloween costumes out there today(visit http://www.whatagirlylife.com/ to get more information). If you are looking for some scary Halloween costumes, then they are out there as well.

When looking for your Halloween costumes, you should visit different stores and play some  halloween costumes games on some dress up games sites,such as Dress Up Games,Girls Games before you choose the one Halloween costume you want to wear. If you are looking for Halloween costumes on the Internet, then you should look around at different places before you choose the Halloween costumes you want. If you want a traditional Halloween costume to wear for this Halloween, then you can be a witch, ghost or vampire. If you want to add some modernity to your Halloween costume, then you could find costumes of mysterious gypsy, French maid, belly dancers, cowgirl and much more. Before you start to look at Halloween costumes, you should decide what theme you want to go for.

If you are a guy, then you too will be able to find a wide array of Halloween costumes. You will have the chance to become a pirate, a superhero, display your Greek look by wearing a toga or something else that you like. Today, you will find tons of Halloween costumes out there for guys because guys have started to get in the trend of wearing Halloween costumes as well.

When it comes to Halloween costumes, this should be something fun and something that you would enjoy to wear. If you have wanted to be a ballerina and wear the same outfits that ballerinas like to wear, then Halloween is the time to do so. If you want to show your witch looks, then Halloween is a great time to show your witch looks without someone making fun of you and laughing at you. Remember, whatever Halloween costume you choose to wear, you should have fun in it and that is all that counts.

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Bringing Halloween Into The Classroom

When Halloween comes kids get excited, very excited. So why not use that excitement to enhance their learning at school? Halloween provides a wonderful opportunity to motivate kids in the classroom.


Halloween activities and Halloween games can be used in different subjects and will get kids performing enthusiastically in math, spelling, writing and reading.


Listed below are a few suggestions for using Halloween as a stimulus at school.


Halloween Math

Predicting Pumpkin Measurements

Introduce a few pumpkins to the classroom and you can get kids, estimating and comparing mass, circumferences, diameters and heights. Use three – five pumpkins and label each with a letter.


Have children record their estimated mass, circumference, diameter and height for each. Children can also record the order of the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest and from smallest circumference to largest. The same can be done for diameter and height. Then have the students measure and record these things. Children can then compare their estimates with the actual measures.


Halloween Counting

Play the old favorite counting game Buzz replacing the word “Buzz” with a Halloween word. Use “Boo” or “Scary” instead. Children count around a circle but replace the number 7, every multiple of 7 and every number containing a digit 7 with the word “Boo”. If a child says the number instead of saying “Boo” they are out. This is a challenging game and it requires concentration and a knowledge of multiples. Trying playing it with other digits instead of 7, e.g. 5 or 9.


Halloween Problems and Brain Teasers

Number problems can also be made much more interesting by using Halloween themed characters and situations. Here are a few to try.


Zelda the witch has all of her cats and all of her owls in the house. She has 9 animals in the house and they have 30 legs altogether. How many cats and how many owls does she have?


Frankenstein has 15 shirts in his wardrobe. They are all black or blue. He has 7 more black shirts than blue ones. How many blue shirts does he have?


Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy, Gilda and Zelda are all having a Halloween party. Each of them has given an invitation to all of the others. How many invitations have been given out?


Halloween Word Activities and Spelling Activities

Letting children play with words is a great way to develop spelling skills and reading skills. Try these games to develop and extend children’s spelling skills.


Black Cat

Kids will want to play this game over and over again even though it is really just a version of a spelling bee. You can use Halloween themed words or use words that the children are learning to spell. Children stand in a circle. The teacher gives a word for the children to spell and nominates the person to start. Children give one letter at a time going in a clockwise direction. The child who is after the person who says the last letter says ‘Black Cat’. The next child is out and sits down. If a child says a wrong letter, he is out and sits down also. Then the next person gives the correct letter. When the word is completed, the teacher gives the next word and play continues around the circle. The last child standing is the winner. This one is really worth trying as it moves quite quickly and kids really love to play.


Halloween Hangman

Hangman is a popular spelling game that tends to be particularly appropriate for Halloween. Use Halloween themed words or for a more interesting version try using a whole sentence. Simply make up a Halloween sentence, e.g. Ghosts, mummies, witches and zombies chased the frightened children all over the haunted house. Draw the dashes for each letter or each word, leaving spaces between the words. Then you are ready to start. Just fill in all instances of each letter that the children give. A great writing activity is to get the children to write interesting sentences that can be used for the Hangman sentence.


Halloween Sentence Jumble

After children have written their own Halloween sentences as suggested above. Play Sentence Jumble by writing the sentences in a long string with no breaks between the words. This creates an interesting puzzle for children to decipher. They have to rewrite the sentence putting in the breaks. A more advanced version of this is to run the words together and then break the letters up into groups of three, four or five letters. This makes an even more difficult word puzzle. Here is one for you to try.


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Jumbled Letters

Another simple Halloween word puzzle is to jumble the letters of Halloween words and have children compete to see who can unjumble them to find all of the words first.


There are many, many different ways to incorporate Halloween into your school program. Hope the ideas above help to make Halloween more fun for your students. Happy Halloween!

Teresa Evans is a teacher and parent who uses math games to get kids excited about math. She shares her favorite math games at MakingMathMoreFun.com. Visit www.makingmathmorefun.com/halloweenmath.htm to learn more about Halloween math games.

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