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Halloween Haven

Updated on May 23, 2016
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I love Halloween! From decorating for Halloween, dressing in costumes, going to parties, to handing out treats, it is all just pure fun!!!

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Halloween Is Fun

If you are looking for Halloween costumes, Halloween décor, Halloween movies or music or even a Halloween dinner, you have come to the right place!

Some of my best memories are of Halloween parties, haunted houses, costumes, trick or treating and even "rolling" yards on Halloween.

As a child, I enjoyed dressing up in a costume and trick or treating in our neighborhood. We went from house to house with our friends and gathered vast hordes of candy. The night air was electrified with excitement!



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Trick or Treat Halloween Safety for Children

Because you can never really know for sure what lurks in the night, there are a few safety tips to remember to ensure a Happy Halloween!

*Don't Trick or Treat Alone ~ Groups are fun anyway

*Never Go Inside a Strangers Home

*Never Get into a Strangers Car

*Carry a Flashlight

*Wear or Carry something Reflective

*Stay in a well Populated Area

*Stay in a well Lighted Area

*Watch for Traffic when you cross the street

*Choose a Costume with great Visibility

*Choose a Costume that is Flame Retardant

*Don't carry any Sharp Objects

*Don't Eat Unwrapped Treats

*Parents, Inspect your Child's Candy

*Stay away from Lit Candles in Jack-o-lanterns

*Wear Sturdy Shoes

Halloween Costumes

As a teen, I gathered with my friends to stage a haunted house. We thoroughly enjoyed painting our faces in gory or grotesque make up and scaring the dickens out of anyone who crossed our path.

As a young adult, again I gathered with my friends for Halloween parties. We always dressed up in costumes and sometimes we would go to a haunted house ourselves.

As a young parent, we dressed our children in costumes and took them trick or treating, to a haunted house or to a Halloween party.

Even Our Blue Sylvestermouse is Dressed for Halloween

Halloween Dinner

Don Your Apron & Get Ready for Halloween Fun in the Kitchen!

See Halloween Aprons

Since Halloween is usually harried, I call on my husband to make dinner. He makes an outstanding pizza and with a little creativity, it will fit right in with a Halloween theme. I will share his recipe, but you can use your own sauce & Crust.

Tonight, this is just about looks!



Spider Web Pizza Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Basil
  • 4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Boboli Pizza Crust, Original Pizza Crust
  • Boboli Sauce, 1 Packet

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven on 425 degrees F.
  2. Lightly rub both sides and edges of pizza crust with Olive Oil.
  3. Spread on Sauce & Sprinkle with basil.
  4. Make your web pattern with the Mozzarella Cheese.
  5. Cook on 425 degrees F for approx.10 min.just until cheese is melted.

Spider Web Pizza

Spider Web Pizza
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5 stars from 2 ratings of Spider Web Pizza

Spiders for Your Pizza

~ 12 ~ Spiders ~ Approx. 2 Inch Plastic ~ New ~ Science, Insects, Halloween Table Sprinkles
~ 12 ~ Spiders ~ Approx. 2 Inch Plastic ~ New ~ Science, Insects, Halloween Table Sprinkles

Approximately 2"

Assorted colors

Made of plastic

Legs are flexible

 

Having Fun on Halloween

Now that our children are grown, we still like to dress in costumes, decorate our home and give out candy to the trick or treaters. We always play Halloween music in the background.

Our son, pictured in the introduction, usually stays home for the first hour or so of trick or treating and hands out the candy. The neighborhood children always love his costumes. I think they come to our house more to see how our son is dressed than to get candy.

The little girls just love him and the little boys always want to emulate him.

After the trick or treaters turn in for the night, we enjoy a Halloween movie.

Regardless of our age or station in life, Halloween has always been fun!

Halloween Haven Website
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Thank you for stopping by!

Do Come Back and See Me Again!

~ Sylvestermouse ~



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How Do You Celebrate Halloween?

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      Mary Norton 16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      This makes me look forward to Halloween taking in mind your safety tips as well.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      wow, you do have a lot of halloween pages, you've worked hard on this topic, wonderful!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a terrific collection of pages related to Halloween. Great resource for everything from costumes to decorating to fun food for that Halloween party! I will definitely keep this list close at hand for reference.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I love all the décor and costumes you featured here! I love Halloween - it's so much fun :)

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      LaurenIM 4 years ago

      This lens is perfect for a comprehensive night out! I love the spider pizza, CRUNCHY!

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      Great new ideas for Halloween celebrating. Your hubby's spider pizza looks delicious.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Never knowing how many children will 'appear at our door' on any given Halloween, we always buy OUR favorite candies (so we have good leftovers for our own treats post-Halloween! ....LOL). Happy Halloween! PS: Love your son's costume!

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      DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

      Awesome Halloween collection here!

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      Crystal Booth 5 years ago from Stroud, OK

      Love it! Thanks!

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      I have featured this page on my WhiteOak's SquidAngel Journey

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wee, Wee ... Very nice, and just in time for Halloween. ~ MUAH!

      I gotta' bless this sweetheart. XO's

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      Great job on creating this page!! *Blessed*

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      Halloween is always fun with cute costumes and lots of candy. Great tips for children and there are so many fun ideas here

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      @indigoj: Oh, thank you Little Pear! That is my favorite costume for Halloween. I am so glad you like it :)

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      Just stopped by to admire your Halloween costume for this year. Wow you look terrific! :)

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      It's getting close to that time again :)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I love to dress in a costume, but my hubby drags his feet on this. Sigh.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We don't really celebrate Halloween (shhhh, don't tell anyone ok?) BUT we always give out really great treats to the kids who stop by! - Kathy

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Good safety advice for trick or treaters. Plenty of great halloween resources too. I am really beginning to wish we celebrated halloween more here in Oz.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Halloween is not as popular here, but your enthusiasm for it really is contagious! That pizza is terrific, can see I'm not the only one who was impressed. :)

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      yeah, that pizza is too awesome. :)

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I also love the spider web pizza. What a great idea.

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      Love the spider's web pizza! Lensrolled to my Halloween punch recipes lens.

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      We always go to the homeschoolers Halloween party, terrific food and costumes!

      That pizza is really cute!

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      SherryHolderHunt 8 years ago

      Delightful lens! 5*s

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted: SquidBoo Blast. Happy Halloween!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Mmm, gotta have that pizza. Love Halloween, although our cats always seem to be spooked!

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      omg I need to show that pizza to my SIL, a Halloween fanatic! 5*

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      My grandson would thoroughly enjoy the spider-web pizza!

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Love the pizza - that is awesome - I may have to try that.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Halloween is my husband's favorite holiday. (His birthday is the day before.) We celebrate Halloween almost as much as we celebrate Christmas.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Lizzy

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Fun lens, Cynthia!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Halloween is so much fun! Last year we were in Atlanta visiting our granddaughters and I got to trick or treat with them! Cool lens 5*