Toss your Halloween candy, Hershey’s has launched Hot Cocoa Kisses

There’s no point in hanging on to that leftover Halloween candy. This season’s tastiest treat is a new arrival.

Perfectly timed to cooler weather coming, Hershey’s has just launched Hot Cocoa Kisses, the candy’s first new holiday flavor in nearly a decade.

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Keiki Patients Enjoy Halloween Fun at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Trick-Or-Treat Event

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center held its annual trick-or-treat event for the hospital’s youngest patients today, celebrating Halloween with festive costumes, decorations and healthy treats. Eight pediatric patients ranging in age from toddlers to teens traveled through nearly every floor of the facility, showing off their costumes in exchange for stickers, coloring books and healthy snacks from physicians and staff.

Baby shark and friends enjoyed the healthy treats from staff.

Baby shark and friends enjoyed the healthy treats from staff.

Dressed as superheroes and movie characters, keiki visited General Surgery, Cardiology, Food & Nutrition and other departments to take in the hospital’s Halloween decorations and meet physicians and staff in costume. Five young patients who were unable to leave the pediatrics floor received a special delivery of Halloween treats delivered to their rooms by staff members.

“Our annual Halloween trick-or-treat event is a favorite for physicians, staff and parents, because it allows our young patients to celebrate the holidays without leaving the hospital,” said Kathryn Martin, RN, manager of pediatrics at Moanalua Medical Center. “We look forward to brightening the spirits of all our keiki with healthy treats and festive Halloween fun.”


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Should Halloween Costumes Cross Racial Lines?

PHOENIX (AP) — When Colorado attorney Jeff Schwartz asked his 7-year-old son what he wanted to dress as this Halloween, the answer was clear: his favorite movie superhero, “Black Panther.”

Schwartz said his white son’s choice of a black character didn’t give him pause.

“I didn’t give it a second thought,” said Schwartz. “I think that if my son wants to idolize a character — be it a black character or a white character — race doesn’t need to come into it at all.”

NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like Black Panther have become hugely popular.

The issue has reverberated across social media, from magazine articles about white children wearing Black Panther costumes to protests against costumes that perpetuate Native American stereotypes. Social media debates have focused on whether political correctness is spoiling the spirit of the holiday.

The fallout was swift for Kelly, who wondered on her show why dressing up in blackface for Halloween is racist: NBC said Friday it was canceling “Megyn Kelly Today.” She found little support from her NBC colleagues, including Al Roker who called on her to apologize to people of color nationwide. He later was asked on Twitter if a woman’s white son was OK to dress as Black Panther.

“Sure he can. Just don’t try to wear dark makeup on,” Roker wrote.

Others chimed in on the thread, including Schwartz, whose son only wants to don the Marvel character’s vibranium suit.

“We should encourage our kids to have black heroes whether they’re white or black kids. That’s healthy,” Schwartz said.

Some articles warn white parents away from such a choice, arguing that while Black Panther’s fabled homeland “Wakanda” isn’t a real place, the character’s race is essential to his identity.

Elise Barrow, a black mother of three in New York City, said she and her husband tried to persuade their 5-year-old son to be Black Panther, but he opted to be a dinosaur instead. Barrow said she was torn by the debate.

“Kids want to be what they want to be. I’m not going to prevent them,” Barrow said. “If my son wants to be Captain America, I’m not going to say no.”

A similar issue cropped up in recent years with the animated features “Moana,” set in ancient Polynesia, and Pixar’s “Coco,” which centers on a Mexican boy named Miguel and his family. A few months before “Moana’s” November 2016 release, Disney pulled a costume based on the character of Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson. The ensemble included a brown bodysuit with Polynesian tattoos and a faux-grass skirt. Some argued that it was off-putting to have a child wear the skin of another race.

Jim Quirk, a white father of three in St. Paul, Minnesota, said adults should stop projecting concerns about race and gender onto what is essentially “a kids’ holiday.”

“They want to be princesses, doctors, Black Panther or whatever,” Quirk said. “They do it because they want to be like them. It’s adults who put meaning onto these things.”

But he acknowledges there are some things that are over the line, such as blackface.

“You shouldn’t be disrespectful,” Quirk said.

Calling out cultural appropriation is what drives Amanda Blackhorse, a longtime activist against the use of Native images for mascots and logos. On Wednesday, Blackhorse and others demonstrated outside the Phoenix headquarters of Yandy.com, a lingerie company that has been selling “sexy” Native costumes including one marketed as “Chief Wansum Tail.”

Her group delivered an online petition with thousands of signatures calling on Yandy to stop using Native American culture for costumes.

“The people have always looked at or seen Native people through stereotypes — through headdresses, buckskin and fringe,” Blackhorse said. “This company is perpetuating that. They think that’s who we are. They don’t see us as different tribes.”

The group wants Yandy to discontinue the line, issue an apology and donate any proceeds from the costumes to agencies that help Native American women. A spokeswoman for Yandy did not respond to a message seeking comment.

Yandy’s far from the only retailer offering such costumes. Amazon.com and other mainstream sites offer Halloween-wear based on Asian stereotypes such as a geisha or “dragon lady.” There are also Mexican-inspired outfits that include a poncho, sombrero and mustache and a “sexy senorita” dress.

Kelly’s blackface comments, meanwhile, left many outraged.

“Back when I was a kid that was OK as long as you were dressing up as like a character,” Kelly said in discussion with an all-white panel.

Blackface dates back to the 1830s when white performers would put on dark makeup, wigs and exaggerated costumes, mocking slaves, according to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. They often depicted black people as lazy, ignorant or cowardly. Decades later, movie stars like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland wore blackface on screen.

 


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Stealing Candy from a Baby! Jimmy Kimmel Gets Parents to Pull Halloween Candy Prank on Their Kids

Trick-or-treat! These kids didn’t get something good to eat!

For the eighth year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel has convinced parents to trick their children into thinking they ate all of their Halloween candy.

On the Nov. 1 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the 50-year-old television host presented his audience with a compilation of parents filming their kids’ reactions to the hilariously cruel prank which he has dubbed “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.”

“Now it’s time to find out just how easy it is to take candy from babies,” Kimmel began.

In the first clip, one small boy grimaces like Marvel’s Hulk after being told his mom and dad ate all of his treats.

The boy later tells his mom “You’re going to get sick.” He then says his parents are going to “poop all over the floor.”

In the next video, one boy is in such disbelief about his parents taking his candy that he repeatedly says “but it was in there,” in reference to his trick-or-treat bucket.

He later became too frustrated to speak and just screamed to the top of his lungs.

One little girl took the mature route and told her mom, “I’m so disappointed at you.”

Next up, was another boy who runs into his kitchen to find all three of his buckets completely empty. When his younger sister comes in and asks ‘What happened?’ he just breaks down in tears.

Some kids even resorted to violence after hearing what their parents had done.

One little boy, who was dressed as a firefighter, began hitting his dad on the forehead after his candy went missing.

A different boy also began hitting his father after being asked if he wanted broccoli instead.

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Interestingly, not every kid was upset. In fact, some didn’t even mind that their parents took their treats.

“I’m not mad at all. I would never be mad at you because you’re my mom,” one little boy said and his mom responded with “You’re too sweet. It’s gross.”

One little girl said, “I forgive you mommy. I love you.”


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Halloween is a time to go wild with your creativity – and let’s be honest, celebrities always do it best. With their unlimited resources, they pull it off every year. There were endless winners this year, but we’ve picked our top 5…

Heidi Klum as Shrek’s Princess Fiona

Every year, Heidi Klum knocks it out the park with her outlandish outfits and epic Halloween party. We loved last year’s Jessica Rabbit, but she may have just topped it with her scarily lifelike Princess Fiona.

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Lupita Nyong’o as Clueless’ Dionne

We’re obsessed with how dead on this interpretation of everyone’s favourite Clueless BFF is, from the nose ring to the chunky 90s phone that she didn’t put down all night. That’s dedication.

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Winnie Harlow as RuPaul

What a Queen! Winnie’s take on RuPaul was bang on – and pretty damn sexy! Nailed it.

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Kourtney Kardashian as Ariana Grande

Ok, hands up if you think the resemblance is uncanny?! KK did a great Ariana, captioning this eerily accurate interpretation with: ‘God Is A Woman’. Yessss.

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake as Lego Batman character

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Heidi Klum Is Totally Unrecognizable in Her Elaborate Halloween Costume Again

Leave it to Heidi Klum to keep on upping the ante for Halloween festivities. On Wednesday night, model and former Project Runway host Klum shared a video of her ahead of her approach to her 19th Annual Halloween Party. This time, she chose to dress herself up as Fiona from Shrek, taking to Instagram to tease the elaborate transformation process.

By now, Klum has cemented her status as one of the most Halloween-obsessed celebrities in the game, willing and able to go all-out in pursuit of looks that range from wildly exact to terrifying. She has an illustrious history of Halloween dressing, and after 19 consecutive years of throwing a huge costume party for the October holiday, her backlog of impressive looks is hefty.

In 2017, she chose to dress up as the werewolf from Michael Jackson’s famous music video for hit spooky song “Thriller,” replete with varsity jacket, hands transformed into claws and a furry, bewhiskered face with menacing fangs. In 2016, she went as herself — but then recruited four other women to join her as her “clones,” creating an optical illusion of sorts. In years before that, she’d decked herself out as everything from a spot-on Jessica Rabbit to a glittering butterfly with vast wings to an elderly, wrinkled version of herself. (That one might have been the eeriest—and most realistic—costume of them all.)

Clearly, Klum has no plans to slow down with her Halloween antics.

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Nicholas Hunt—2015 Getty ImagesHeidi Klum attends Heidi Klum’s 16th Annual Halloween Party on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)
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Gilbert Carrasquillo—FilmMagicHeidi Klum (3rd L) is seen arriving at Heidi Klum’s 17th Annual Halloween Party on October 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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The ladies of The Real know they’re far from being the first daytime talk show hosts to have viewers glued to their seats, and today they paid homage to four talk show divas who paved the way for their success. Hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jeannie Mai all dressed up and embodied […]

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Broadway Jukebox: Every Song You Need for a Creepy, Campy, Show-Stopping Halloween!

Wicked witches, demon barbers, blood-thirsty plants… and that’s just the beginning. Broadway certainly hasn’t disappointed in the horror department over the years, with on stage representations of vampires, beasts, and everything in between. This Halloween we celebrate the spookiest showtunes of the musical theatre catalogue. From creepy to campy, disturbing to grotesque- take your Halloween party to the next level, Broadway-style
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Beyoncè Pays Homage To Toni Braxton For Halloween

When it comes to Halloween costumes, nobody does it better than Beyoncé. She proved that over the years with some very interesting looks. In the past, she, Jay, Blue Ivy and her Mom, Tina, have channeled Michael Jackson, Salt N Pepa, and the Coming to America cast among others.

This year, the 37-year-old entertainer has decided to emulate Toni Braxton … circa 1993 for her Halloween costume this year. She shared snaps of her Halloween look with her fans on Instagram. And to no one’s surprise, everyone is loving it!

Specifically, Bey recreated Braxton’s self-titled album cover, Toni Braxton, by wearing a short pixie wig, a fitted white tank, light wash, high-waisted jeans, a leather jacket and chain belt which was identical to the R&B singer’s cover look.

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The only change? Instead of words “Toni Braxton” on the album cover, Beyoncé got creative and changed the lettering to “Phoni Braxton” on her recreations of all three of Braxton’s iconic cover shots.

The “Put A Ring on it” singer also wrote a heartfelt message to Braxton in the caption of her first photo:

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Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends. Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always. Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens,” Beyoncé said.

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Apparently Toni Braxton herself couldn’t have been more thrilled with Bey’s creativity.

“Phoni Braxton!? NEVER!!! How do you look better than me on MY album cover? I LOVE IT, Such a superstar! Thanks for the love sis! Happy Halloween,” Braxton tweeted.

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17 Scary-Good Halloween Deals and Freebies, From Pizza to Ice Cream

Who says kids get to have all the fun on Halloween?

This year, there are a bunch of scary-good deals and freebies that will make the holiday a delight for kids of all ages.

So if you’re looking to fill your trick-or-treat bag with pizza, burritos, ice cream and more, get your Halloween costume ready and check out these sweet Halloween deals.

1. Applebee’s

Trick or drink! If you celebrate Halloween with cocktails, then stop by Applebee’s for some zombies — that’s a concoction of rum, pineapple, passion fruit, cherry and lime garnished with a gummy brain — for just $ 1 each.

2. Baskin-Robbins

You don’t have to scream for free ice cream this Halloween. As part of its Celebrate 31 promotion, all Baskin-Robbins customers can get a free scoop of any flavor ice cream for $ 1.50 on Oct. 31.

3. Bass Pro Shops

Round up the family and head over to a participating Bass Pro Shop location Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to join in on totally free activities like crafting, pumpkin tossing, photo ops, cookie decorating, trick-or-treating and a costume parade.

See the full schedule of events here.

4. Beef O’Brady’s

You can make sure the kiddos eat dinner before dessert when you head over to Beef O’Brady’s on Halloween. All costumed kids get a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

5. BJ’s Restaurant

If you want to add warm cookie smothered in ice cream to your buffet of Halloween treats, then head over to BJ’s Restaurant for $ 3 Pizookies. The offer is available for dine-in, takeout and delivery orders through Oct. 31.

6. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Run, Forrest, run… down to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to get a free kid’s meal on Halloween with the purchase of an adult entree. The offer is limited to one per table and is not valid with any other discount. Tax and gratuity are not included.

And for all of you “Forrest Gump” fans, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has declared October “Forrest Gump Character Look-Alike Month.” This means you could win a $ 200 gift card if you share a photo of yourself dressed as one of the movie’s main characters before Nov. 1.  

7. BurgerFi

Whether you’re in the mood for something salty or sweet, you can get it for free at BurgerFi on Halloween. All you have to do is stop by in your costume to get a free small custard or free small fry.

8. Chipotle

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Chipotle’s annual Boorito promotion is back! Grab a $ 4 burrito when you show up in costume on Halloween from 3 p.m. to close! Not a burrito fan? Don’t worry. You can get a bowl, salad or order of tacos instead!

And don’t forget to take a selfie in your Halloween costume while you’re there. You could win free burritos for a year if your share your photo on Instagram and tag @chipotle.

9. Chuck E. Cheese’s

Halloween is all fun and games with Chuck E. Cheese’s Chucktober celebration. Kids who come dressed to play — in their Halloween costumes, that is — any time during the month of October will each receive 50 free game tickets.

10. Cici’s Pizza

Before the kids start collecting treats for their Halloween candy buffets, treat them to a free kids buffet at Cici’s! The offer is available with the purchase of an adult buffet and a regular or large drink — just print or show this coupon. Limit one child per adult purchase, and the kiddo must be in costume.

11. IHOP

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids to pass the time before trick-or-treating, head over to your local IHOP any time between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Kids 12 and under can create their own free scary-face pancake with strawberries, whipped topping, mini Oreo cookies and candy corn.

12. Joe’s Crab Shack

Get the kiddos decked out in their costumes and head down to your local Joe’s Crab Shack on Oct. 31 for up to three free kids meals when you show this flyer to your server. Make sure you go hungry, too — one adult entree purchase is required for each free kids meal.

13. Krispy Kreme

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Wear a costume and stop by a participating Krispy Kreme location to get a free donut of your choice on Oct. 31.

14. McAlister’s Deli

Participating McAlister’s Deli locations are giving away free kid meals to kids in costume on Halloween. The deal is available for dine-in orders only between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree. Limit two kid meals per adult entree.

15. Penn Station East Coast Subs

Have a little fun with this online hangman game that offers instant rewards for winners. All you have to do is complete the phrases to receive an instant reward, including BOGO coupons. No registration is required, and you can play once a day through Oct. 31, 2018.

16. Sonic

Calling all corn dog lovers! Snag a 50-cent corn dog all day on Halloween at Sonic locations, no costume necessary.

17. 99 Restaurant & Pub

99 Restaurant & Pub is offering all kiddos 10 and under a free kids entree with an adult entree purchase.

Happy Halloween, Penny Hoarders!

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JetBlue is giving out free Halloween candy in these three cities

You don’t have to be booked on a JetBlue flight to score a free snack from the airline this Halloween.

The company will be handing out treats for the holiday in New York, Boston and Boca Raton, Florida in makeshift spots called JetBoo houses.

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Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away Free Donuts on Halloween. Here’s How to Get One

Is your biggest Halloween fear that you somehow won’t find quite enough sugar this year?

Calm yourself: We’ve found a sweet solution.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut to folks in the holiday spirit this Halloween.

How to Get a Free Krispy Kreme Donut This Halloween

All you have to do is suit up in your Halloween costume and head over to your local Krispy Kreme on Wednesday, Oct. 31, to get a free donut.

Krispy Kreme goes all out for Halloween every year with a special collection of limited-time, Halloween-themed treats.

This year’s Halloween lineup includes two newbies: the Trick-or-Treat donut, a glazed donut dipped in salted caramel and covered in candy, and the Monster Batter donut, which is filled with cake batter and decorated with slime-green icing, monster eyes and candy confetti.

No purchase is necessary for this trick-free treat; however, the deal is only good at participating locations, so be sure to check with your local Krispy Kreme before suiting up.

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Spooky places to visit in the UK this Halloween: readers’ travel tips

Serious history collides with fond imaginings in our tipsters’ tales of the unexplained, from a Spanish Armada wreck to a snuffling ghost pooch

Windhouse, on Yell, is probably Shetland’s most haunted house. Last year, two 13th-century skeletons were uncovered at this 18th-century ruin, which is reputedly haunted by a lady in silk, a man in a top hat, a servant girl and a dog. There are reports of skeletal remains of a woman, man and child found in separate incidents between the 1880s and 1900s, as well as the story of the shipwrecked sailor who spent a night in the house one Christmas and had to fight off a monster with an axe. The house can be visited for free anytime – and if you’re feeling brave, the gatehouse is now run as a camping pod by Shetland Amenity Trust (£12pp, sleeps 8, Mar-Oct).
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Joe Jonas wins Halloween as fiancée Sophie Turner’s ‘Game of Thrones’ character

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Joe Jonas won hearts and Halloween itself on Saturday night with one of the best one-sided couple costumes we’ve ever seen.

Going as the ultimate stan of his bride-to-be, Sophie Turner, Jonas attended a costume party dressed as Sansa Stark, her Game of Thrones character. Meanwhile, the actress behind Sansa went as… an elephant. Perfection.

In case the iconic red wig wasn’t a dead giveaway, Jonas even posted a video of his dramatic entrance as Sansa with the Game of Thrones credits music playing in the background of his Insta story. We’re not sure if it was a great idea to also add a GIF of Sansa’s almost-husband, Tyrion Lannister, to the video — but at least Jon looks like he approves. Read more…

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See All of Your Favorite Fashion People’s Halloween 2018 Costumes

Though Halloween doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday, the weekend leading up to Oct. 31 was packed with festivities in celebration of the spooky holiday. From Los Angeles to New York City, our favorite fashion people dressed up in their best and most over-the-top costumes, from the …

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Favorite horror movies

It’s that time of year again.

Break out the popcorn, dump some candy into the trick-or-treaters’ bags, and settle in for some scary movies. It’s interesting — horror is a particularly buzzy genre right now thanks in part to programs like The Haunting of Hill House and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, both of which have just debuted on Netflix and garnered plenty of online chatter.

The genre is also definitely resilient at the box office, because think about it — what better way to get scared out of your mind watching a horror movie than on a giant screen in a dark room with a bunch of strangers? Heck, people love horror films so much there’s even a streaming service dedicated to horror-related content.

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Melania and Donald Trump Gearing Up for Halloween at the White House

TRICK OR TREAT: Fright might be a common denominator across party lines, but the first couple will be taking a more playful approach to Halloween with a pre-holiday celebration Sunday at the White House.
First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was the first to celebrate Halloween at the White House with a luncheon for staffers’ wives in the State Dining Room. Skeleton decorations were strewn from the wall lights, and jack-o-lanterns, dried corn stalks, pumpkins and red apples added to the decor. But this weekend’s White House trick-or-treaters will be making the rounds, thanks to Caroline Kennedy and her late brother, John Jr., who were the first presidential children to celebrate the holiday with other children. The Kennedys also introduced a charitable component to the festivities with President Kennedy talking up UNICEF in 1961, according to the White House Historical Association. Former first daughter Amy Carter celebrated a birthday at the White House with a Halloween-themed party, as did Hillary Clinton decades later on more than one occasion. (Clinton turned 71 today.)
For Halloween with the Trumps, cornstalks will stretch along columns up to the second-floor Truman balcony, and assortment of foliage, decorative pumpkins, gourds and hay bales will add to the fall feel.

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It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch up your weekend, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.

 

ADJUST:…your perspective.

This is a story about the Mercator projection. It is a story about maps and how they are mostly wrong. It is a story about distortion and the poles. And, it is a reminder that there are some things which we learned and thought we understood that might need another look.

 

PARTY: A playlist made for your Halloween bash.

The Saturday night before Halloween (especially when the holiday is in the middle of the week) is THE night for big adult parties. For those of you hosting or going to a party, we’ve created the perfect soundtrack for a night of fun. Like the old Ronco adds would say, “set it and forget it!”

 

READ: Yes, you can work yourself to death.

It happens. If you find yourself being tasked with more and more projects and obligations at work, make sure you keep yourself healthy and aware of your health. We’d very much like to have you hanging around with us. Obligatory.

 

WATCH: Product Wars (a short)

For those of us who wonder about the future of marketing and branding, this is a surrealistic take on what could be coming our way. Satire and social commentary with a dose of humor all combine for a bit of fun. I’m hoping for my own Gritty.

 

LEARN: Pick up some pointers for your Halloween costume?

When I was a kid there was a movie called F/X and it was a pretty big pop culture hit. It hasn’t aged well but it was fun at the time and it left an impression. This story is about how the CIA protects its agents via disguises. In other words, this is the real life version of the movie and it is really interesting.

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No Glue Gun Needed: 7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Anyone Can Make

Costume parties in and of themselves seem like a great idea.

That is, until you realize that you’re about to spend $ 50+ and countless hours of work on an outfit that you’ll wear once before shoving it deep under the bed with the rest of your one-hit-wonder Halloween ensembles.

And while I always try to be frugal (because despite my over-the-top holiday enthusiasm, I’m still a Penny Hoarder at heart), I’m also pretty lazy when it comes to Halloween costumes.

I always think I’m going to go all out and DIY my costume, but then every year, without fail, I end up running to the store at the last minute and spending a lot of money.

There has to be a better way to go about this whole costume business — a way that, ideally, won’t cost any money at all.  

Shop Your Closet for Halloween Inspiration

If your aim is to wear a completely free (we like free!) costume on Halloween, start with your closet. Chances are you already have a few costume options lurking in the dark recesses of your wardrobe.

I mean, there’s gotta be a reason you didn’t throw out that Hawaiian print shirt from the summer of ‘92 yet, right?!

I started brainstorming a few costume options that I could make from just the pieces I could find in my closet, and I think they are all pretty doable.

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Find in Your Closet

I managed to put together seven great options that I could wear to a Halloween costume party — using only things I already owned.

1. Tourist

 

Grace Schweitzer shows off a last-minute DIY tourist costume for Halloween.

This one might be the easiest costume on this list to pull off. I mean, who among us doesn’t have a pair of shorts, a brightly colored shirt and some tacky socks you can pair with sandals?

Slap on a straw hat or visor and some sunglasses and grab a camera or a map and you’re ready to go. A sunscreened nose will only make your costume more realistic (although a little messy).

2. Fortune Teller

 

Grace Schweitzer shows off a last-minute DIY fortune teller costume for Halloween.

For this one, you’ll need drapey, flowy clothing, a scarf or headband and lots of stacked jewelry (never enough jewelry). If you’re not totally convinced that your costume is convincing, carry around a prop like a Magic Eight Ball (or a plain glass orb, if you just so happen to have one lying around) and make vague but ominous statements all night about how your friends’ Mondays will go.

3. Minion

 

A woman wears a DIY minon Halloween costume.

Overalls were like the parachute pants of 2017: You either own three pairs already, or you’re desperately looking for an excuse to add them to your closet. Go ahead, I won’t tell anyone you didn’t actually already own these babies. Add in a yellow shirt (any shade will get the point across), black shoes and gloves and a pair of round glasses or goggles (find an awesome DIY tutorial here), and you’re all set to annoy the living daylights out of everyone at the party.

4. Pinup Girl

 

A woman dresses up as a pinup girl for Halloween.

High-waisted shorts + a button-down shirt + wedges + red lipstick + bandana = perfect pinup girl. Follow a YouTube tutorial like this one to achieve that flawless pinup hair curl (I promise, it’s actually so much easier than it looks), and you’re ready to make old-fashioned gentlemen swoon.

5. Witch

 

A woman dresses up in a DIY witch costume for Halloween.

This costume is less classic witch and more witchy-esque. I mean, does anyone just casually own a pointy hat?

No matter: Throw on lots of black layers, add some dramatic makeup, frizz up your hair and add some drippy black jewelry and no one will even question your costume (mostly out of fear). Bonus points if you’re willing to carry a broom around all night.

6. Zombie

 

A woman dresses up as a zombie for Halloween.

This one doesn’t take a lot of… wait for it… brains to figure out. (I know, I know. I already docked me three whole funny points.)

But seriously, all you need is holey, grungy clothes: ripped jeans, an old work shirt, a plaid button-up and a pair of dirty sneakers. This will either read as zombie or “midnight Taco Bell run” depending on how you accessorize — which is why you can’t skip the makeup.

Use dark eyeshadow around your eyes and under your cheeks, rat your hair and add some twigs and leaves and you’re good to go.

7. Greaser

 

A woman dresses up as a greaser for a DIY Halloween costume.

This one’s a classic, and honestly if you try to tell me you don’t own a white T-shirt and leggings or jeans, I won’t believe you.

Tie a scarf around your neck, slip on a pair of sneakers or wedges, throw a jacket (denim, leather or bomber) over your shoulder and you’re good to go.

Bonus: This one makes for an excellent couples costume, too.

Trick or Treat!

Assuming you own at least a pair of jeans and some dark makeup, I’d say we’ve just about solved your last-minute costume woes.

Now you officially have no excuse for not showing up to the party in a costume that could shock Frankenstein’s monster to life.

Grace Schweizer is an email content writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s just trying to figure out if there’s a way to combine all her best costume ideas into one. Is there such a thing as a fortuwitcheaserpinuzombieist?

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The ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes That Controversy Cannot Kill

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast

Like pretending to enjoy candy corn and scrambling to find an apple-picking partner, keeping up with “sexy” Halloween costumes has become a requisite October activity.

In simpler times, there were a few staples. Want to show off your legs? Pull out the plaid skirt that lives in the back of your closet and be a naughty schoolgirl. Got boobs and a feather duster? Congratulations, you’re a French maid!

But then social media joined the party, turning every night into a photo op that lasts forever on Instagram. Combine the pressure to look good with the fact that being considered basic in black cat ears is a fate worse than anyone knowing you regularly drink pumpkin spice lattes, and you have to step up your “sexspiration.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Michael Myers on Michael Myers: A ‘Halloween’ Legend on Handing Off the Butcher Knife

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You know his name: Michael Myers, the unstoppable suburban menace of John Carpenter’s iconic proto-slasher Halloween. Among the horror franchise’s 40-year lineage of actors who’ve squeezed under the rubber mask, only one’s name is still inextricable from Myers: Nick Castle, the original Shape.

Castle’s looming presence on his old USC film school buddy Carpenter’s set gave physical form to a cinematic definition of evil: slow, strangely graceful, unknowable in its single-minded bloodlust. James Jude Courtney, the actor under the mask in David Gordon Green’s new Halloween sequel, is the first Michael Myers to share screen time with Castle, who turned to directing (The Last Starfighter, The Boy Who Could Fly) after his debut in the blue jumpsuit. It’s an appropriate handing of the torch for a new Halloween canon: Green’s film, co-written with Danny McBride and starring the OG scream queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis as a hardened, ever-vigilant Laurie Strode, supplants every Halloween sequel to date, providing a fresh start in a spirit faithful to the original.

For his part, Castle is endeared, if slightly flummoxed by the deeply-felt significance Halloween-heads still project onto Myers. “I can’t even say mine was a performance,” he chuckles. “It was as simple as putting on a rubber mask and John telling me which way to turn.”

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You Don’t Have To Be Scared of Halloween Costs With These Free Kids’ Events

Halloween doesn’t have to be a one-day celebration.

Let’s make the most of those kids’ costumes, shall we?

Several retail chains across the nation are hosting children’s events for the spookiest holiday of the year. They’re free entertainment for the little ones, which makes it a win-win for parents and kiddos alike.

1. Disney Store

Saturdays in October just got a lot more magical. The Disney Store will host its Haunted Halloween Party for kids 3 to 12. Partygoers will go home with free light-up Mickey Mouse pumpkin wristbands.

When: Oct. 20 and 27 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Be sure to: Register in advance. Party attendance is limited to the first 20 children who RVSP for each time slot. Contact your local store to reserve your spot. Outlet locations won’t be hosting the Halloween events.

2. Bass Pro Shops

This outdoor recreation retailer will host eight days of free Halloween fun starting Oct. 20. Kids can create crafts, play games, walk in costume parades, take photos with the Peanuts gang and go trick-or-treating.

When: Oct. 20 and 21 from noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 27 and 28 from noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 29 and 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Be sure to: Read this post for details on the schedule of events.

3. Michaels

The arts and craft chain will host several Halloween-themed classes this month, but the real treats are the free events. Children have the chance to create gooey slime creations on Oct. 21 and 27. Also on Oct. 27, little crafters can make three holiday-themed art projects — plus get their faces painted.

When: Ultimate Slime Party Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m., Monster Bash Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and Monster Slime Party Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Be sure to: Register in advance online or by contacting your local Michaels.

4. Target

Target — a favorite retailer of moms everywhere — will host a  “PAW Patrol”-themed Halloween event for kids to party with their favorite pups from Adventure Bay. Enjoy the festivities and stay for a screening of a special episode of the PAW Patrol TV show.

When: Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Be sure to: Bring your kid in costume for trick-or-treating. There will be other giveaways as long as supplies last.

5. Simon Malls and Premium Outlets

Trick-or-treating at a mall is like the G-rated, child-centric version of barhopping for adults — except with there is candy instead of beer and everything is free.

Simon Property Group owns over 200 malls and outlet shopping centers in 37 states and Puerto Rico. Several locations will host Halloween activities for kids this year.

Tyrone Square Mall, my local mall in St. Petersburg, Florida, will host crafts and treat-or-treating on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Some locations will celebrate prior to Halloween. For example, Norfolk Premium Outlets in Norfolk, Virginia, will host trick-or-treating on Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

When: Dates and times vary by location.

Be sure to: Contact your nearest Simon property for details.

Bonus: PetSmart

Parents of four-legged fur babies can visit PetSmart Oct. 20 and 21 for the store’s “Who’s Your Boo?” costume parade and Halloween event.

The stores will give out free pet treats and coupons to help you save money during your visit. The first seven guests who arrive at the each location’s event will get a free pet collar safety light.

When: Oct 20 and 21 from noon to 3 p.m.

Be sure to: Dress up your pet for the chance to win a prize.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves discovering free kids’ events. Her daughter has gone trick-or-treating at Bass Pro Shops and Tyrone Square Mall.

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This is Why It’s Smarter to Buy Halloween Makeup at Ulta Than a Party Store

I’ll tell you this right now: Halloween is not my holiday of choice.

I usually spend the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 being a grump and refusing to dress up. Then, a few days before, I start feeling left out and just want to go to the party, so I piece something together.

It always ends up being expensive.

And I feel like a fool in a scrappy costume while everyone else is dressed as a clever pun with Pinterest-worthy makeup.

Not this year, my friends.

Although Halloween is on a Wednesday, I will be prepared — and I refuse to spend too much money.

A co-worker (who is a lot more makeup-savvy than I am — thanks, Kelsey) recently let me in on a secret: Buying “real” Halloween makeup at a cosmetic store like Ulta is actually a lot smarter than going to Party City for the “cheap” costume stuff.

No way, I thought. But, lo and behold, it really is a smarter decision. Here’s why.

1. “Real” Makeup Is Cheaper

This is where I was hung up. I know how much the little bit of makeup I wear costs, so the idea of buying legit makeup over the costume stuff didn’t seem like it’d be cheaper.

But you really can find cheaper Halloween makeup alternatives at Ulta — both in-store and online.

Plus, you can apply some hefty savings to your order if you know what you’re doing.

For example, you can get free gift cards to Ulta by taking surveys through Swagbucks (which will also give you $ 5 to get started).

Once you’re in, buy an Ulta gift card and shop Ulta through the platform. You’ll earn two Swagbucks (SBs) per $ 1 you spend. You can exchange SBs for gift cards.

For context, 2,500 SBs equate to a $ 25 PayPal gift card, good for all your online shopping pleasures.

However, as it turns out, many of the costume basics are a lot cheaper if you get them from somewhere like Ulta.

I compared a few items and their prices:

Fake eyelashes:

  • Sultry False Eyelashes: $ 4.99 at Party City
  • Ardell Glamour Multipack (of four sets): $ 11.99 at Ulta, totaling about $ 3 per set

Lipstick:

  • Gold Glitter Lipstick: $ 2.99 at Party City
  • Makeup Revolution: $ 2.49 at Ulta

Eyeliner:

  • Black Shimmer Eye Liner: $ 3.99 at Party City
  • Essence Kajal Eye Pencil: $ 1.49 at Ulta (also available in white)

Self-adhesive face jewels:

  • Adult Sea Siren Mermaid Makeup Kit: $ 9.99 at Party City
  • Lottie London Mermaid Self-Adhesive Jewels: $ 5.49 at Ulta (online-only)

Setting powder:

  • Colorless Setting Powder: $ 3.99 at Party City
  • E.L.F. Prime & Stay Finishing Powder: $ 2 at Ulta (online-only)

Bonus: Here are seven other ways you can save money at Ulta.

2. “Real” Makeup Is Better Quality

One year in middle school, I decided to be a clown for Halloween… Lord knows why.

I hate clowns, and my face was covered in paint, which caused my already acne-prone skin to freak out. I think there’s one photo of the incident floating around somewhere…

When I dressed as a scarecrow a few years back, my face was not happy with the swirls of red paint on my cheeks. Also, the red paint refused to come off — even with makeup remover — so going to class on Monday was an adventure.

One of the perks of using “real” makeup is the quality. The likelihood of your skin having an adverse reaction to the product is probably lower. Plus, the real stuff is usually built to stay on all day, so it’ll be less likely to slime off during your rowdy night.

3. “Real” Makeup Stores Better (and You Can Use It Again)

I held onto that red paint palette I purchased for my scarecrow costume, because it felt like such a waste to use the tiniest bit and toss it.

Moving out a few months later, I stumbled across it. It was totally dried out.

When you purchase legitimate makeup, it’ll store better — and longer. Actually, depending on the product, it’ll probably be fine until next year.

There’s also more of a chance you’ll use eyeliner than black face paint on any other regular day.

4. “Real” Makeup Has More Options

At Party City, you’ll probably find limited options for Halloween makeup. You’ll see the white face paint, the palette of clown colors and maybe two colors of lipstick.

The nice thing about opting for makeup from a place like Ulta is you have so many options. You’re also not locked into buying the five-pack of eyeshadows, for example. You can probably find a singular one you actually need (and will use again).

Plus, did you see all those lipstick options? Black? Green? Purple? Neon yellow?!

The best part is you don’t risk running into someone who used the same pre-packaged kit as you. You’ll be unique. And, really, that’s all that matters on Halloween — because it’s awkward to run into someone dressed the same darn way.

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

 

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Halloween Decorations to DIY Using Supplies From the Dollar Store

You don’t have to spend heaps of money to have the spookiest front stoop. Check out these seven sinister and spooky Halloween decorations you can make with supplies from the dollar store:

 

Casper candles

Photo Source: thoughtfullysimple.com

Photo Source: thoughtfullysimple.com

What you’ll need: white candles, black sharpie

Details and instructions. 

 

Specimen jars

Photo Source: realhousemoms.com

Photo Source: realhousemoms.com

What you’ll need: containers, plastic critters of your choosing, battery operated tea lights

Details and instructions. 

 

Monster or count Dracula candy pot

Photo Source: savvychichome.blogspot.ca

Photo Source: savvychichome.blogspot.ca

What you’ll need: terracotta flower pots, paint

 

Spooky eyes

Photo Source: kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

Photo Source: kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

What you’ll need: foam spheres or plastic pumpkins, spray and regular paint, aluminum foil, jar lid to use as a stencil

Details and instructions.

 

Wine goblet candle holders: Frankenstein, mummies, witches or ghosts

Photo Source: thekeeperofthecheerios.com

Photo Source: thekeeperofthecheerios.com

What you’ll need: wine glasses, tea lights, glitter paint or regular paint, felt, craft foam, sharpie

Details and instructions.

 

Crash landing witch

Photo Source: eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca

Photo Source: eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca

What you’ll need: Crazy socks, pool noodles, decorative witch shoe or an old pair of shoes

Details and instructions.

 

Hanging body bag

Photo Source: instructables.com

Photo Source: instructables.com

What you’ll need: garbage bags, string or twine, newspaper

Details and instructions. 

 

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You Had Us at Glow-in-the-Dark Fangs: 9 Cheap Halloween Candy Alternatives

Don’t let November 1 wind up being a day of regret.

Having tons of Halloween candy left over because you overestimated how much you’d need for trick-or-treaters ends two ways. You’ll either be eating way too many fun-sized candy bars or you’ll eventually end up trashing them by the dozens — and wasting money.

Why not try out something different this year? Plenty of goodies to give out to trick-or-treaters don’t involve chocolate, artificial fruit flavors or sugar.

I recently visited two dollar stores in my area — Dollar Tree and Dollar General — to find Halloween treats of the non-candy variety. I ended up spending only $ 9 (plus tax) for 213 individual trinkets.

The best part about these treats is whatever’s left over can be reused next year.

9 Halloween Candy Alternatives

1. Glow-in-the-Dark Vampire Teeth

A person holds glow in the dark vampire teeth over Halloween trinkets.
All the better to bite you with, my dear — and nobody will get hurt from glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth, which cost $ 1 for 10 at Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

It doesn’t matter what a kid’s costume is — it can always be enhanced by a pair of vampire teeth. The fact that these glow in the dark is an added bonus.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per set of teeth.

2. Sparkly Foam Stickers

Glittery foam Halloween-themed stickers on concrete.
Glittery, colorful foam stickers in Halloween shapes are 75 for $ 1 at Dollar General and make an inexpensive alternative to candy for trick-or-treaters. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These glittery foam stickers are substantial enough to give one out per trick-or-treater. They come shaped like skulls, bats, jack-o’-lanterns and other classic Halloween characters.

Price: 75 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 1.3 cents per sticker.

3. Mummy Army Figurines

2-inch-tall plastic mummy army figurines are a good candy alternative for Halloween.
This army of 2-inch-tall plastic mummy figurines, 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General, can act as a candy substitute when little goblins and ghouls come calling. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These 2-inch-tall plastic figurines are the Halloween version of toy Army men. Perfect for a make-believe battle of the undead.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per figurine.

4. Halloween Pencils

No. 2 Halloween pencils photographed on concrete.
No. 2 Halloween pencils will almost make taking a test (does anyone use them for tests anymore?) fun. You can buy 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

No. 2 pencils will never go out of style. These “treats” are practical, but the designs keep them fun.

Price: 10 for $ 1 at Dollar General.

Cost breakdown: 10 cents per pencil.

5. Sticker Boxes

Small boxes that contain Frankenstein, skeletons and black cats in sticker form are 18 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
You can’t go wrong with stickers — and you can’t buy Halloween treats for much less. These Frankenstein, skeleton and black-cat stickers are 18 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Frankenstein, skeletons and black cats — in sticker form — will greet your trick-or-treaters when they open these little packages. Each box contains eight Halloween-themed stickers.

Price: 18 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 5.5 cents per sticker box

6. Creepy Creatures

Four-inch glow-in-the-dark centipedes are 12 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
These 4-inch-long glow-in-the-dark centipedes, 12 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree, will make wee trick-or-treaters say “eek.” Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

The kids get enough treats on Halloween. Go for a fun trick with these 4-inch glow-in-the-dark centipedes.

Cost: 12 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Price breakdown: 8.3 cents per bug.

7. Halloween Spinning Tops

Halloween Spinning Tops are 8 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
Halloween-themed spinning tops, eight for $ 1 at Dollar Tree, will amuse the neighborhood kids. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

All the sugar kids consume on Oct. 31 will have them running in circles. These Halloween-themed trinkets will spin right along with them.

Price: 8 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 12.5 cents per spinning top

8. Rings

Plastic Halloween rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats are 50 for $  1 at Dollar Tree.
Plastic rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats are 50 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree and add an extra touch of the holiday to Halloween costumes. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Trick-or-treaters can show off their love for all things Halloween with plastic rings shaped like spiders, skulls and bats. Let the kids pick out their favorite.

Price: 50 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 2 cents per ring.

9. Glow-in-the-Dark Bracelets

Glow-in-the-Dark Bracelets are 20 for $  1 at Dollar Tree and a good alternative to Halloween candy.
Trick-or-treaters will be more visible wearing glow-in-the-dark bracelets on Halloween. They’re affordable, too: $ 1 for 20 at Dollar Tree. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

These bracelets will be the highlight of your trick-or-treaters’ night — literally — by adding a touch of neon to kids’ Halloween costumes. Wait until there are visitors at your doorstep before you snap and shake the bands to activate the bracelets’ glow.

Price: 20 for $ 1 at Dollar Tree.

Cost breakdown: 5 cents per bracelet.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She still has candy in her house from Easter that she needs to throw away.

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Keep the Kids Busy for Free at Bass Pro Shops This Halloween Season

I’m not an outdoorsy person, but I’m a fan of Bass Pro Shops for one reason: They know how to do the holidays right with free activities for the kiddos.

My daughter’s first experience trick-or-treating was at Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when she was 2 years old. This year, the outdoor recreation retailer is hosting eight days of free Halloween fun. There will be crafts, games, costume parades, photos with Charlie Brown and the gang and — of course — trick-or-treating.

Events will be held at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores, which are owned by the company. About 170 locations in 45 states and Canada will get in on the Halloween spirit with the exception of the retailer’s Islamorada, Florida, location.

The festivities start two weekends before the holiday. On Oct. 20 and 21 from noon to 5 p.m., children can create Frankenstein crafts, pose for photos and play pumpkin toss — a holiday-themed version of bean bag toss — for the chance to win small prizes. The stores will be selling a photo package for $ 5, but you can get one free 4-by-6 photo without buying anything.

From Oct. 26 to 30, the Frankenstein craft will be swapped out for a vampire bat craft. Families can go to Bass Pro Shops on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. to make crafts and take photos.

More activities are scheduled the Saturday before Halloween (Oct. 27) with treat-or-treating from 3 to 5 p.m. and a costume parade at 4 p.m. The store’s pint-sized visitors can also make crafts, play pumpkin toss and take photos from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28.

The action is light the two days leading up to Halloween — Oct. 29 and 30 — with just crafts and photos from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Halloween celebration culminates the evening of Oct. 31 with events from 4 to 8 p.m. Guests can take photos, play pumpkin toss and create crafts — this time a scarecrow — throughout the entire time.

From 5 to 7 p.m., children can decorate a cookie. Trick-or-treating will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., kids can walk in a costume parade.

My little one enjoyed her time collecting candy and making crafts at Bass Pro Shops. And I loved that I didn’t have to spend a dime.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves free kids’ events and is in favor of trick-or-treating that doesn’t involve going door to door.

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