Browsing articles tagged with " halloween"
Oct
30
2013

Halloween SCARE – the candy might be worse than you think!

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Halloween can be a scary time of year in more ways than one.  The candy being one of the SCARIEST things for our health!  Containing artificial colors, sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup, there are many reasons to be concerned about these sweet treats.  According to studies, synthethic food dyes might be one of the most common causes of behavior problems in children. Petroleum based dyes can also be found in vitamins, artificial juice, cereal, [...]

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Oct
10
2013

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

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Just by following a few Halloween safety tips, you’ll make sure that your child stays safe, healthy, and happy on Halloween. Halloween and trick or treating should be fun for your kids. Following these few safety tips can keep accidents and scary things away. 1. Get a light, white, or brightly colored costume for your child, so that he can be seen more clearly in the dark. 2. If their costume is dark, use reflective [...]

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Oct
16
2012

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

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  Refined or processed sugar and foods containing refined sugars such as cookies, candies and some breads and pastas have numerous negative effects on both children. When children regularly consume refined sugars, they are at an increased risk for developing conditions such as tooth decay, obesity and behavioral issues.  Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/495114-negative-effects-of-refined-sugar-in-children/#ixzz29TcQTyeU With Halloween approaching it will become very difficult to steer children away from consuming sugar, even moderate amounts of sugar.  But when it comes [...]

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Sep
27
2012

Are You Prepared For Trick-or-Treat?

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The fall is officially here…and Halloween is just around the corner! You don’t want to find yourself waiting until last minute to pick out a costume and be forced to scour half empty store shelves for not only a costume that you or your child likes but for a costume that fits!  Make this Halloween less stressful by selecting any needed costumes now and addressing other trick-or-treat issues that might come up. To help you [...]

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Oct
20
2011

Have Fun With a Haunted House This Halloween

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Haunted Houses make great Halloween parties. Not only are they a lot of fun, they can be tailored to your interests. Like witches? Do a creepy witch themed haunted house, with lots of cauldrons around as signs that witches must be near. Set a few of them around the house, and fill them with dry ice. The smoke and fog will make your party exceptional. Put a few witch’s brooms around, and ramp up the [...]

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Oct
17
2011

Cute Character Halloween Costumes

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Representing your favorite television character at Halloween is always fun, especially for children. What’s more fun than dressing up as their favorite television character? If you’re going in a large group or dressing as a family, that’s even better. You’ll look cute as can be. I can hear the oohs and ahs already! Not to mention that costume prize you’re sure to win… If you need some ideas for costume characters, here are a few [...]

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Oct
12
2011

Dressing Your Pet for Halloween

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Do you dress your pet up for Halloween? Dressing your pet up for Halloween isn’t as weird or as uncommon as it may sound. Or maybe it is…I can’t get past the cute factor long enough to tell. What could be cuter than a Bad Dog Prisoner costume? See what I mean? Isn’t that adorable? If you do decide to dress your pet, there are some basic rules you should follow. You don’t want to [...]

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Oct
7
2011

A Green Halloween

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When you think of Halloween, eco-friendly is probably not the first thing that pops into your head. As holidays go, Halloween might seem that it’s a hard one to ‘green’, but with these few, easy tips it’s easier than you might think. Use a cloth bag or recycled plastic bag to hold candy when your kids are trick or treating. Alternatively, use the same hard plastic bucket year after year. You’ll save money, and you’ll [...]

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Oct
4
2011

Accessorize Your Halloween Costume

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Accessories can make your costume stand out from the crowd. Where would Harry Potter be without his wand? The right accessory can help make you a costume contest winner. Best of all, these accessories can be re-used every year, in vastly different costumes. Think outside the box, and build your costume around your accessories, not the other way around. • Lady Gaga Wig – This year, use it with your Lady Gaga costume. Next year, [...]

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Oct
3
2011

A Safe Halloween Costume for Your Child

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Halloween is a fun holiday. It’s great for kids – but it can be dangerous, too. Most accidents, statistically, are costume related. Use the following tips to make sure your child’s Halloween costume is as safe as possible. When picking out a Halloween costume, let your child help. They might want to wear a Green Lantern costume for children, a children’s Snow White costume, or even a Police costume for children. Whichever one you choose, [...]

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