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Sunday, October 23, 2011

31 Days of Horror: Day 23-- Halloween Fun

A week from tomorrow is Halloween, so I figured now is last chance for me to pass on some fun ideas for celebrating, or just for getting in the spirit:

Always a favorite, you can zombify yourself.  Just upload a picture and see how you would look as a zombie.

Zombies a little too gruesome for you?  Go to Jib Jab to create and send a Halloween greeting featuring you and your family.

But the best place to begin your search for Halloween ideas is Halloween.com.  The site has been around for 17 years and is still THE best place to go for all your Halloween planning for ALL ages.  From their site:
The updated Halloween.com is here and now more than ever our mission is to help you enjoy Halloween as much as we do! Since 1994 Halloween.com's objective has been to help people find useful information about the holiday, while at the same time help those with the information find the people. Halloween.com and the Halloween.com list of Halloween sites will now help you find everything from the History of Halloween, Halloween food, Halloween Costumes, pumpkin carving, trick or treating,  to Halloween Around the World Plus Halloween greeting cards, Halloween screensavers, Halloween jokes, costumes for kids, costumes for adults, costumes ideas for the physically challenged, Halloween Movies, last minute costume ideas. From Halloween games, to Halloween safety to trick or treating information to Halloween events, and everything in between. Our Halloween discussion in the Halloween.com forums lets you exchange ideas, comments and fun about our favorite holiday. Halloween.com is ghouly your one source of all things Halloween! Our complete sitemap shows all the Halloween sections.
Personally, I love their section on the history of Halloween.  My kids are at the age where they are very interested in the "why" behind traditions.  So this page had been visited frequently at our house.

Haunted attractions are also big this week leading up to Halloween.  Personally, I have always want to go to the old Stateville prison in Joliet, Illinois to visit the haunted house which they create there every year.  But every community has their haunted places, whether created for the holiday (like Stateville) or just plain haunted all of the time.  Halloween.com can help you find one near you with this directory.  Next weekend will be crazy, but festive for a visit.

So get started with your holiday planning.

And next week, the last of 31 Days of Horror here at RA for All Horror, along with reviews and horror fiction previews, I will begin the week with a discussion of horror on the small screen and a guest post on the topic  by super librarian Annabelle Mortensen from the Skokie Public Library.

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