Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Have More Fun with Halloween Games 2016

Aside from offering prayers to their loved ones, many people celebrate the Halloween season through parties! This is the time of the year that people enjoy scaring and being scared through costumes and other decorations that fit the Halloween theme. Come Halloween season, some of the things that people look forward to are costumes, prepared foods, Halloween gifts and treats, and the games during the party.

Indeed, what good is a Halloween party if there are no games for the kids? Compared to adults, teenagers and the younger ones enjoy the thrill and feel of the Halloween not only because of the costume for the games as well. Why? Because these kids look forward to playing Halloween games, winning them, and bringing home lots of Halloween-themed goodies. 

All night fun!
 Have More Fun with Halloween Games 2016 Some adults may deny it but everyone enjoys Halloween games? And why not? Aside from the thrill and excitement, people playing these games will definitely have one of the funniest days of their lives. For those who are planning to organize a Halloween party, they should be thinking of Halloween games as early as now. This is because it is one of those things that will ensure that success of party.

Aside from the costumes, the foods, the venue, and the decoration, people who are planning to hold or organize a Halloween party should be very well prepared to Halloween games because many people—regardless of age and gender—will be looking forward to these.

  Have More Fun with Halloween Games 2016
If you don’t have the time to make your own craft for the Halloween games, you can buy ready-made one in bookstores and specialty stores. But if you do, you can come up with variations—in terms of crafts—which will make your party the most popular "Halloween party of the Year"!
The following are just some of the popular Halloween games for the season, it is up to you to make variations for the props and in the mechanics of the games as well.

1. "Halloween Who Am I?"

This is a simple and fun game suitable for everyone. For this game, you will be needing names or photos of various items, pieces of paper, pins, and your limitless imagination! In this game, the guests are asked to find out what or who they are by asking other guests in the party simple "yes" or "no" questions. Once a guest arrives, he or she will be pasted with a tag on his or her back and will asked to guess what the paper says before the party ends. When they answer correctly, a prize is waiting for them to bring home!

2. The "Spooky Walk".

This game is "musical chairs" type of game less the pushing and running around. Here, you will be needing picture cut outs, supplies for crafts, and music which can be spooky or fun. This game—which involves funny graphics, spooky walking and music—will be a surefire hit to all attendees. The good thing about this Halloween game is that you can play it as many times as you would want to. And since it involves movements, sights, and sounds, it will also save you and your guests from getting bored or from getting sleeping during wee hours of the night.

3. The "Pumpkin Bowling".

This is probably one of the funniest Halloween games there are because it involves messy and funny antics as the participants run and roll the pumpkins everywhere. Here, you will be needing small pumpkins, empty clear soda bottles, white spray paint, black marker, and a bag of pebbles that will be placed inside of each bottle.

How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween is not the same without a pumpkin just like Christmas is not the same without the three. You can buy a carved one but if you want to do it yourself, here is how you do it.

How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin:- You first have to go to the supermarket and get a pumpkin. You can make this a family activity with your kids by letting them choose it. Once this is brought home, both of you can decide what kind of face the pumpkin will have.  It can be happy, angry or something funny that your neighbors will find entertaining. 

With a pen, they can outline the face so once everything inside the pumpkin is removed, you can easily cut holes for the eyes, nose and mouth. 

But before you do that, put the pumpkin on a flat surface that is already covered with newspaper. Get a long serrated knife and then cut out a circle around the stem of the pumpkin and place this on top of the newspaper.

Ideas to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin With the pumpkin open, it will be easy for you and your kids to put your hands inside and get the contents out. Since these are still edible put them in a container so you can use this later on to make a salad or a pumpkin pie. There will probably be a few things left inside so use a large spoon to get the remaining stuff. 

Don’t forget to clean the lid of the pumpkin too. You should also put holes here so heat can escape when you this is placed back on top with a candle inside. 
Tips Carve a Halloween Pumpkin  
Now it is time to cut the marked areas for the face of the pumpkin. For this, you will once again use the serrated knife by cutting around the edges so you can easily push this out with your hand. After you done this, put a candle inside or a small electric light so people will be able to see your wonderful creation at night. 

If you decide to use a candle, monitor it regularly since the wind could blow out the light. If you don’t want to do this, choose a small electric light instead since the light will only go out when you switch it off or unplug this from the socket. 

Your experience in carving one pumpkin will make it easier to make a few more so you can put one outside and maybe a couple of them indoors. Since an open pumpkin does not that long, you have to prepare these the night before. 

Wonderful Ideas to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin  
But there are ways to preserve the pumpkin so this will not rot overnight. Your first option will be to place it inside a bathtub of cold water and pouring in some picking powder which keeps keep the pumpkin from drying out and fresh. You can also preserve this by putting it inside the refrigerator when it is not being displayed. 

Simple Ideas to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin
Halloween happens once a year so a lot of people make the most of it by decorating the house and preparing the decorations. Some people recycle what they used last year while others buy new ones and one of them is the pumpkin. For the family to be able to help out in carving the pumpkin, the first thing you have to do is get it from the grocery, cut it open using a serrated knife, taking the contents out and then putting a candle or small light.

Monday, 10 October 2016

How to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016

A Halloween lantern adds a nice touch to your garden. What is even better is that it is easy to make and the materials you need are very affordable. 

How to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016
To make a lantern, you will need a pair of metal scissors or rotary cutter, paint, light, a black marker, wood and some empty paint canisters.

Before you make holes on the canisters, draw a witch’s face so this can serve as a guide when you cut this using the rotary cutter. 

 How to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016

When you are finished paint this using whatever you color you like. Since it is Halloween you better use black, orange or red. Once it dries, nail the top portion with a long piece of wood so you can place this in the ground. The last thing you have to do now is put a bulb inside so people will be able to see it at night. If you don’t want to put this on a stake, you can just line up a few of these together.

Since lanterns are usually hung, you can also suspend this in mid air by using some string and hanging this to the ceiling.

Ideas to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016

If you don’t want to use an empty can of paint, you can use a pumpkin or a watermelon instead. Since the project is going to be messy, make sure you are wearing an apron. 

With a sharp knife, cut into the fruit and clean it out.  You don’t have to throw the contents away since you can use it to make a salad or for some other recipe so just set this aside. 

When you are done, cut a hole for the eyes, nose and mouth. Now clean up your work area and finish it off by placing a candle on the center. Now light it and place this outside your house or on the dinner table.

Since fruits like a watermelon or pumpkin rots easily, it is best to make it at least the night before Halloween.

Another Halloween lantern you can make is out of paper mache. You will need a balloon for this and once you get it, inflate it to correct size. To create the paper mache paste, mix water, flour and craft glue together.  

When it is ready, dip newspaper strips into the mache and glue this all around the balloon. Let it dry overnight and then pop the balloon. You will notice that the paper mache will pull away from the balloon so it will still resemble the original shape of the balloon. 

Best Ideas to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016
To make the lantern stand on its own, crush the bottom portion a bit. With a pencil, mark the area where the nose, eyes and mouth will be. Cut these out using a craft knife or a pair of scissors. The last thing to do now will be to color it so take out that spray can and use it. 

When it’s dried, put a battery operated light bulb or one that has to be plugged in the center. Never use a candle as this could burnt the lantern. 

Ideas to Create Halloween Lantern in 2016 

Making a Halloween lantern is easy and you can make one on your own. You just need the materials and then follow the instructions. Once you get the hang of things, you can make modifications so each one produced is unique.

Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for 2016

We've all been there. It's the day before Halloween, and you still don't have costume. Maybe, at the last minute, you decided to attend that party. Or maybe, you got a last minute invitation. Or maybe, like me, you're just a chronic procrastinator. The why doesn't matter. What matters is that Halloween is just around the corner and you need a costume like yesterday. That's where last minute Halloween costumes come in to save your bacon and the day.

 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for 2016

 Contrary to popular opinion, last minute Halloween costumes do not have to be lame. In fact, some of the best costumes at the party were likely last minute ideas that were executed brilliantly. It's not like some people start planning their Halloween costumes on November 2nd as soon as they recover from their Halloween night hangovers. (Well, yea, there are people like that, but they are way too perfect and the less said about them the better.) The difference between an awful costume and a good costume is not time or planning. The difference between an awful costume and a good costume is execution, style, and nerve. Panache, if you will.

Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for 2016 
The best last minute Halloween costumes make the most efficient use of the materials at hand. They succeed because they do not attempt to be what they are not. Face it, if it's October 30th, you're probably not going to successfully pull off a 17th century French courtier with what's laying around your apartment. However, you will be able to McGyver together a great last minute costume through creative use of what is laying around. Take stock of what you've got and proceed accordingly. Work in your given medium, like the genius you are, and those last minute Halloween costumes will be the ones that get the biggest laughs, as well as the biggest gasps, at your party of choice this year.
Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for 2016
Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes for 2016

Sunday, 9 October 2016

How to Make a Halloween Treat or Treat Bags 2016

If your kid’s costume is ready the only thing they need now is a trick or treat bag. While you can buy this from the store, you can save money and be creative at the same time if you are able to make this on your own. 

How to Make a Halloween Treat or Treat Bags 2016
The first thing you have to do is look for an old shopping bag. This should be able to carry a lot of candy and should not break because of the weight. Ideally, this should be color orange as this is often associated with Halloween. 

 How to Make a Halloween Treat or Treat Bags 2016

Since your kid can’t go around with a gift bag featuring the logo of the department store, it is time to decorate the trick or treat bag. For that, look at some templates online and then print it out.

How to Make a Halloween Treat or Treat Bags 2016

Now trace the picture onto tracing paper using a pencil and then cut it out. Tape the cutout onto a sheet of black construction paper and center this in the middle of the bag. Push the construction paper down so it will stick well on the trick or treat bag and all air bubbles have been removed. 

There are some designs that you can get that will require more than just pressing it on the bag. You may have to iron it into the fabric similar to what is done to a shirt that has no distinctive markings. When you do it, make sure there is a cardboard placed in between the two sides so the colors do not bleed from one side to the other. 

Ideas to Make a Halloween Treat or Treat Bags 2016

You can also create a trick or treat bag by drawing the design and then pasting it. Some examples which are popular include the ghost, skill or pumpkin. You then cut it and then repeat the same procedures as the one mentioned before. 

To make the trick or treat bag more decorative, add some Halloween stickers or sprinkle some glitters after mixing this with some glue. You can also use this to write their name so no one will get it by mistake.  

Another way to make a treat or trick bag is to buy some fabric from the store and then sew it together. Since there is sure to be leftover material, use this to create handles and then label it using some thread or with craft paint sticks. 
Personalized Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Before you let your kid walk out the door with it, test it to make sure that it won’t suddenly burst open once it becomes too heavy. You can do this by putting candy and then leaving it for an hour or so since this is about the same time that your child will be out. If nothing happens, then it can withstand the weight even if your kid is walking with this from house to house. 

You don’t have to pay much for a trick or treat bag when you can make it at home. One of the benefits of doing it is to reduce the chance that someone in the neighborhood will have something similar to what your kid has. 

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags 
When Halloween is all over, you can keep it and then use this again for next Halloween. But if your child wants something different, that is perfectly because they will most likely wear a different costume next year and the trick or treat bag should always match the outfit.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

How to Make Your Own Halloween Mummy

Hanging fake spider webs and creating your own lanterns is one way to decorate your house during Halloween. If you want to make something bigger or more life like, why not add a mummy?

To make one, you don’t have to buy a mannequin or an inflatable. You will need though a lot of newspaper since this will help make up the entire body. 

how to make your own halloween mummy

 How to Make Your Own Best Halloween Mummy

When all the parts are ready, hold everything together using some tape then begin wrapping the mummy using bandages. The best ones to use are those used in the hospital. Since this is too expensive, you will have to substitute this with toilet paper instead. It is best to use the plain kind since people will probably laugh if they noticed that it has a flowery design.

How to Make Your Own Halloween Mummy 

Now that your mummy is ready, put this where there is a lot of traffic like beside the front door to your house or in the dining room. 

If you want to scare people, put this in places where they don’t expect like the bathtub or the closet. If people ask where the toilet is, just give them the directions. The same goes if people come in and want to hang their coat then just wait until you hear a loud scream.  

Another way of making a mummy will require adult size clothes for a large mummy and child size clothes for a small one. When you have it, lay these on the floor and start stuffing it using newspaper. If you notice, the end result will make your mummy look like a scarecrow. 


Ideas to make your own Halloween Mummy with bandages

For the hands of the mummy, get a pair of gloves then attach this to the arm then wrap this up using toilet paper or gauze. If you can spare an old white bed sheet which you can cut into strips, even better. 

As for the head, try inflating a balloon or a gallon sized milk jug then put this near the collar of the shirt. Continue wrapping until you are also able to cover the mummy’s face. If you want to put some eyes, use black construction paper then glue this on the face. 

While most mummies lie still, you can make your mummy different by letting it sit upright on a chair. One suggestion will be put the chair beside the table where the candies are.  

Your life sized mummy will look great wherever you decide to put it. If the tissue, gauze or strips should come off just patch it up as fast as you can. 


Although most mummies are color white, you can give it an aged appearance by using some spray paint. The two ideal colors to use for this are translucent beige and brown which you can easily buy from the craft store. 

When Halloween is all over, take one last look at the mummy and then take it apart. Some of the stuff you use can be recycled for next year while the rest has to be thrown in the trash.

Now that you know how to make a life sized mummy, you can also use the toilet paper and gauze to create your own Halloween costume. If the two are identical, some people will think that they are talking to you when actually they are talking to a dummy.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Halloween Snacks to Serve on the Go

Halloween happens once a year and this is the only time that you can get away with a few snacks that may sound gross but are great to fill anyone’s stomach. Here are a few examples. 

1. The first is the Bat Sandwich. You will need some sharp cheddar cheese, soft chive and onion flavored cream cheese, drained diced pimiento, chopped toasted pecans and bread slices. After you mix the ingredients mentioned, put the spread onto one side of the bread and then put another one on top. Cut this to shape like a bat and then serve. 

2. Something light you can also serve is Goblin’s Taco Chicken salad. You will need skinless chicken breasts, tomato based salsa, salad greens, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, green olives and sour cream. 

Cut the chicken breasts into small strips. When you are finished, cook this with salsa at medium high for ten minutes until the chicken is cooked. Mix this with greens and cheese in a large bowl then add any remaining salsa together with the dressing. You can also put in tortilla chips and sour cream which helps make it crunchy. 

3. Next is Brain Cell Delight. For this, you will need some jello, cottage cheese and blueberry soup. One you mix the jello with water, put this in a bowl and then let if chill in the refrigerator. Mix blueberry syrup with cottage cheese until it is well blended. To give it a graying color, add some food coloring. Now take out the jello, cut a slice so you can put this on the place then add the blended mixture. 

4. Ever eaten a hotdog that was also a pizza? Well you can when you make the Halloween Mummy Dog. For this snack, you will need some pizza dough rolls, mozzarella cheese, non-stick spray, pizza sauce, assorted vegetables and hotdogs. 

5. Halloween is not the same without the pumpkin. If you carved one, you can use the contents to make Pumpkin Pie. Aside from the pumpkin, you will also need sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, ground ginger, slat, eggs and evaporated milk. 

Cook the contents of the pumpkin pie and then let it cool. Then get the rest of the ingredients and mix this all together before putting this into the pie bowl as this will form the pie’s crust. After heating this in the oven, it will harden. Now pour in the pumpkin filling and cover it up with the remainder of the crust on top and leave put into the oven for 45 minutes. When it’s finished, cool the pie in a rack and refrigerate. 

6. One game that people get to play during Halloween is apple bobbing. Instead of playing with food, you can enjoy it by making Apples on Stick. After you rinse the apples and pat it dry, you remove the apple stem and insert a popsicle stick. Roll this in peanut butter then raisins, dried cranberries and shredded coconut then serve. 

Guests who come over will enjoy the different Halloween snacks you prepared. What is even better is that these are all easy to make so the kitchen will not be that messy. So people will know what these snacks are, don’t forget to write the names of each one on a small card so if they really like it, you can give them the recipe.