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    Spook-tacular Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes

    There’s only six days left until the streets are filled with the sounds of kid giggles, doorbells and “Trick-or-Treat”, and the scariest to most beautiful costumes around. Autumn sure is a time for fun, for treats and for great kid friendly Halloween recipes. We’ve recently added two Pinterest Boards with a bunch of great ideas for Halloween-time treats and recipes, here are a few of our favorites.


    Halloween Caramel Apple Bar

    Kid fun activity for sure! Fill plastic bowls with chocolate chips, candy corn, mini marshmallows, Halloween-colored sprinkles and maybe even some gummy worms. Have a parent melt a bag of caramels on low and pour into a safe bowl.  Slice granny smith apples into quarters or bite-size chunks and insert a stick. The rest is pretty much up to you and your kid’s imagination! See pinned recipe.


    Cheese-ball Goblin

    Make sure the kids are filled up before trick-or-treating with a little appetizer they can gobble-in right up! Here’s an easy cheese ball recipe from Food Network.




    Slithery “Snake Bites”

    Here’s another simple to make kid friendly recipe for Halloween parties. Watch Paula Dean prepare Snake Bites in her video on Food Network. Looks pretty easy to make and kids are sure to enjoy.



    Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Fingers

    These spooky treats won’t last long so be sure to make enough to enjoy. Simple and quick to make:

    Ingredients: caramel, milk chocolate, slivered almonds, pretzel sticks
    Melt caramel on low, dip pretzel in caramel, set on waxed paper to cool. Next, melt milk chocolate on low and dip cooled caramel pretzel stick in chocolate, apply one slivered almond to the tip. Let cool. Enjoy the creepiness!


    What are some of your favorite kid friendly Halloween recipes? Leave a comment for others to enjoy!

    Pumpkin Carving: A Fun Family Tradition

    It’s that time of year when the fall air is getting cooler, leaves are turning red, orange and brown, and kids are ready to get into costume and head out Trick-or-Treating. But before they go, have some family fun carving this year’s Jack-o-lantern with a few tips, ideas and stencils.

    Here are a few helpful tips for your pumpkin carving activity:

    1. Safety first. Always make sure an adult is present during pumpkin carving. Adults should make the harder cuts and let the kids scoop out the seeds. Also, a good pumpkin carving tool set comes in handy (only ($5.99 at CostumeExpress.com and FREE 2-Day Shipping with ShopRunner.)
    2. Simple, simple, simple. You don’t have to carve a Picasso-like design to have fun, keep things simple and make a silly face or check out these printable pumpkin stencils for great ideas.
    3. Be creative! A crooked mouth is ok. One eye could be fun. Use penne pasta as teeth (just hot glue a toothpick to the pasta, let it dry and stick the toothpick in the jack-o-lantern’s mouth.)
    4. Stickers and paint. Some younger children will enjoy decorating pumpkins with stickers, paint, pipe cleaners or other craft items. Let your kids use their young imagination to create their monster-piece!

    Share your pumpkin carving tips or ideas by leaving a comment.

    Oh and if you need some ideas for treats, decorations and goodies, we’ve pinned a collection of Halloween Tricks and Treats on our Pinterest board, go check it out.


    Visit the Toys “R” Us Halloween Boo-tique for Seasonal Fun for All this Fall!

    Along with a huge selection of costumes, Toys “R” Us is also a great source for (candy) buckets full of Halloween fun this year, thanks to their Boo-tique!

    Need some spooky inspiration to get you in the spirit? Watch this fun Hotel Transylvania movie trailer:


    Looking for something FUN for your kids to do this weekend?

    Toys “R” Us  has a FANG-Tastic page filled with fun activities like coloring pages you can print, Wicked Wallpaper for your computer and some online games.  Head on over to the Kid’s Fun Patch for all of the free activities:


    Need Cute Costume Ideas?

    Infant Shark CostumeIf you have some festive shopping to do, make sure to check out the huge selection of Halloween Costumes for ages 0-12 months all the way to adult costumes. There are over 400 costumes to choose from! They also have a nice selection of Halloween and fall themed books for young readers! Of course,  you will enjoy FREE 2-Day Shipping with ShopRunner!

    Throw a Spooktacular Halloween Bash with Celebrate Express and ShopRunner!

    Make your Halloween bash the best ever by shopping online at Celebrate Express where you can buy everything from costumes to party favors. They even have some wonderful “party suggestions” that are very handy to putting together your party in a snap. For example, the perfect table setting for a Friendly Haunted Mansion theme:


    How about this Candy Buffet? What a brilliant idea since we are quite certain that most ghosts and goblins have a sweet tooth:


    And don’t forget about the Spellbinding Halloween Decor, it’s a must for creating the perfect spoooooooky atmosphere:


    And best of all, you can create all of your Halloween effects by shopping online at Celebrate Express (and/or sister site Costume Express) and enjoy 25% OFF Sitewide when when you use coupon code:  25OCTOBER at checkout.  And don’t forget you’ll get FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) when you checkout with ShopRunner!

    Top 10 Fall and Halloween Candies from Candy.com

    The fall chill has hit the air which means tailgate parties, homecoming dances, and Halloween parties are officially in season.

    Here is a Top 10 list of fall and Halloween candies from Candy.com’s candy buyer, Rita Cummings.  She picks unique and fun candy and offers some tips on making any occasion a success!  Right now, Candy.com has a 10% OFF orders of $75 or more plus you will get FREE 2-Day Shipping on your order when you shop with ShopRunner! Use Coupon Code: FallShopRunner10 at checkout to apply the discount, offer expires Oct 31, 2012.

    #10. Football Pops

    Tailgate parties aren’t all burgers, brats, and beer. Bring on the football sweets! These awesome Football Pops are perfect for poking into cakes and cupcakes.


    #9. Gummi Candy Corn

    Classic candy corn is always welcome for fall parties, but for chewy candy lovers, this year brings a special treat: Gummi Candy Corn. Each kernel is big, too, at approximately 1-inch tall, so this candy provides a huge splash of color on a dessert table.


    #8. Apple Cider Candy Corn??

    Also new in the candy corn category this fall is a crop of corn in fun colors and flavors like  Apple Cider with a layer of red, brown, and cream. YUM!!!

    Other flavors include RaspberryRaspberry LemonadeTangerine,CinnamonCandy CaneEgg Nog, and Gingerbread. Think of the possibilities for baking and candy crafting!


    #7. Candy Apple Taffy

    Remember candy apples when you were a kid? Candy.com has Candy Apple Taffy and it’s a great choice for fall parties. This vibrant salt water taffy can be dressed up in a glass apothecary jar or served casually in favor bags or in a big bowl for trick-or-treaters.


    #6. Pumpkin Gumballs

    Individually wrapped Dubble Bubble Pumpkin Gumballs are adorable… and perfect for crafting and topping cupcakes.


    #5. Twinkle Candy Corn Pops

    Vanilla-flavored Candy Corn Pops scream “Halloween!” Each individually wrapped lollipop sits on a long 12-inch stick, making it a great choice for adding height to a candy buffet or centerpiece. Tie on an orange bow to create a quick party favor, or bunch a dozen together for a Halloween bouquet.


    #4. Autumn Mix Mellocremes

    Hard to resist grabbing a few of the Pumpkin Mellocremes when you see them in a bowl on your kitchen counter or co-workers desk at the office. Candy.com ran a Facebook Poll that showed the majority of their followers did the same thing!


    #3. Fall Candy Sticks

    One of the best “pops of color” you can get from Candy.com is from old-fashioned candy sticks. Rita’s tip is to stack them on top of vibrant Sixlets in a tall glass jar, bundle them with a bow to make a pretty party favor, or display them on a flat white tray to create instant eye candy on a dessert table.


    #2. Zombie Pops

    Kids will love these spooky looking Zombie lollipops. The individually wrapped, cherry-flavored lollipops have incredible detail. (Lots of warts!) They’re so gross, yet soooo cool.


    #1. Missing Body Parts Gummies

    At #1, are bloody bones, severed fingers, brains, skulls, feet, and fangs all in one bulk bag! Imagine what you can do with these gross gummy body parts. Candy.com suggests on floating them in a punch bowl along with yellow gummy chicken feet this Halloween.


    Let us know what are some of the fall and Halloween candies that you enjoy or some that you my make at home.

    Celebrate Halloween 2012 with a Family Theme + 15% Off Costumes at BuyCostumes.com

    We think that Halloween should be a family affair, and  BuyCostumes.com has you covered for finding just the right costume for everyone from the youngest to the oldest! Consider a fun movie theme, like Harry Potter….magical!

    Looking for something a bit more Disney? How about The Incredibles? The possibilities are endless and the fun just multiplies when you celebrate together!

    Looking for something a little more theatrical? How about going with a Wizard of Oz theme?

    Right now, you can get 15% OFF on Costumes at BuyCostumes.com  when you use coupon code: DEMON15 at checkout. This will make for a great deal when you outfit the entire family for Halloween this year!

    Plus, you will get FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) on most items when you shop with ShopRunner!

    One Day Only! 20% off Costumes and Decor at BuyCostumes.com

    It’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes and if you plan ahead, today is the day to score some major deals!

    BuyCostumes.com has a huge selection of costumes for children and adults including the latest and greatest styles for 2012!

    And today only, September 17th, BuyCostumes.com is featuring 20% off Costumes and Decor when you use coupon code: bctake20 at checkout.

    Plus, you will get  FREE 2-Day Shipping (and returns!) on most items when you shop with ShopRunner!