Although Halloween is going to look a little bit different this year, there’s no reason you can’t dress up with the family. Whether you’re staying in, going out or a variation of the two, these costume ideas could be homemade out of everyday materials or objects around the house.
Halloween is a magical time of year that creates great childhood memories that last a lifetime. But it is also an opportunity for disaster if you’re not careful. Follow these simple steps to make sure the holiday is safe and fun for the whole family.
Halloween is not only a family-favorite holiday in America, it's a time-honored tradition. It’s the one time of year when kids of all ages can dress up in crazy costumes, solicit candy from complete strangers and get their spook on. No matter how old we get, the traditions of Halloween invoke feelings of fun, adventure and nostalgia, but Americans aren’t the only ones getting in on the fun.
Take this however you like, but I grew up in a haunted house. We lived in a small town in Rhode Island and the two-story, white clapboard was more than 100 years old. In its heyday, it had been the vicarage attached to the town’s main church, which had long been abandoned and was derelict by the time my family moved in. There was even a creepy graveyard adjacent to the church, complete with tilted headstones.
It’s the time of year that the creak of a door sounds sharper in the silence, that the footsteps in the hall seem foreign and the voices talking in the next room sound unfamiliar. This is the season we fear and celebrate the dead and they seem to know it. Here are the places that do both right:
When it comes to Halloween in America, no one does it quite like Salem. With a history steeped in witchcraft, stories about ghosts and witches are the norm in the historic Massachusetts city but come October, the whole town seems to get in on the act when it comes to celebrating Halloween.