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How to treat your guests to a hauntingly fun Halloween party

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How to treat your guests to a hauntingly fun Halloween party

Hosting a memorable Halloween party can be daunting, but there are lots of ways to impress your guests and keep them coming back year after year. Besides the traditional orange and black color scheme and lots of pumpkins, little details throughout your party area can make it even more impressive. Here's some suggestions for a great Halloween party! 1) Pick your favorite Halloween theme and go with it Start planning your party by selecting your favorite Halloween theme. Is it horror films, haunted houses, or perhaps all things skeletal? Once you decide, you can use various things to keep the...

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Illuminating tips for setting the tone and lighting up Halloween

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Illuminating tips for setting the tone and lighting up Halloween

The month prior to and including Halloween evenings are the perfect time of the year for all kinds of creative lighting. Warm and glowing, or flickering and flashing candles, string lights, and luminarias can all be used to create your particular Halloween mood. From warm and inviting to fiery and restless, your lighting sets the tone for both your home, your guests and your trick-or-treaters. Glowing candles for a tranquil scene Soft glowing candles like tea lights can be used to set a calm relaxing tone. Lighting votives or tea lights in small glass vases or candle holders casts a...

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Tricks for having a smashing Halloween office party

Posted by Mark Cohen on

Tricks for having a smashing Halloween office party

Think about it, adults really enjoy Halloween just as much as kids do whether they'll admit it or not. Maybe we're not into slipping into a lavish costume, but there's something about Halloween that brings out the kid in us -- at least a little bit. We remember going Trick or Treating house to house to claim our bountiful booty. Sometimes we were armed with just a pillow case to hold our goodies. While we might not go out trick or treating these days, a simple Halloween party get together at the office might just do. Here's some ideas for...

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Origin of Halloween Trick or Treating and Jack-o-Lanterns

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Where did the idea of going house to house for Trick or Treating and Jack-o-Lanterns come from? It is said that in times past end of the harvest festivals would include dressing up and going from house to house reciting verses or singing songs in exchange for food. To light their way, turnips or gourds were hollowed out and lit with candles. Sometimes, they carved images on them. This tradition became our modern Jack-o-Lanterns. In today's world, you don't have to use a real pumpkin for your Jack-o-Lantern when there are lots of flashing options available at http://bongoflashers.com/pages/shop-halloween-flashing-lights. There are...

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