Brief History of Halloween

Posted in child costumes, Costume ideas, Decorations, Games & activities, General, goulies, Halloween Characters, halloween history, halloween ideas, Halloween party, haunted house, Movies, Party Supplies, pet costumes, pirates, Popular Costumes, Theme Party, trick or treat on September 4th, 2015

Just where did Halloween come from anyways?

Halloween, better known in parts of the world and in history as All Hallow’s Eve has been around for centuries but as with everything else, the holiday has evolved some. Today’s traditions involve trick-or-treating, haunted houses visits, carving pumpkins, bonfires and even costume parties. But that wasn’t always the case.

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Greeting Trick-or-Treaters the Fun Way

Posted in General on September 28th, 2011
Trick or Treat

Every year on the evening on October 31, your doorbell starts ringing as soon as the sun begins to set and you open the door to little ghosts, witches, pirates, and all sorts of creatures shouting trick-or-treat at you. You then dutifully drop candy into their bags and watch them run off to the next house to repeat the process. It is a tradition and a fun one, but what if you could greet these trick-or-treaters in a different way? What if you could make it just a little more exciting than simply telling them how scary they look as you hand out the candy? Fortunately there are a number of fun and exciting ways to shake things up when greeting trick-or-treaters so let’s take a look.   The first thing you absolutely must do is dress up. Yes, dress up! So many people hand out candy in a ho …

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The Ins and Outs of Trick-or-Treating

Posted in General on June 20th, 2011
Trick or treat

Trick or treat Trick-or-treating is a well-known activity that children in many countries around the world engage in every Halloween. This custom consists of dressing up in a costume and going door-to-door uttering the phrase ‘trick-or-treat’ and receiving candy in return. The phrase trick-or-treat is actually relatively new, having been is use only since the late 1930s, but the custom itself has been around for a few hundred years and includes many different traditions. One of the earliest forms of people going door-to-door asking for treats was something called souling that was practiced in Ireland and Britain. Children and the poor would go door-to-door and beg for what were called soul cakes. In return they would promise to say a prayer for the donors dead relatives or they made promises of prosperity and good fortune. If soul cakes were not given, the “fairies” would play tricks on the owner of …

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