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Halloween Candy: Better For You Options

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means one thing: kids are dreaming of Halloween candy. Ha! At my house, we’re steering the conversation more toward costumes and spooky decorations, but I know the candy subject will come up soon. If you’re like me and not quite looking forward to an insane sugar high come October 31, never fear — here are some guilt-free ways to keep trick or treating fun this year.

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2015 FROZEN Halloween Costumes: Adult, Teen, & Toddler Sizes

I think it’s safe to say that Halloween 2014 was ruled by FROZEN. About 90% of the girls who showed up at my door Trick or Treating were wearing an Elsa costume. There were a few Anna’s, but the night was clearly owned by the Ice Queen herself.

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Wizard of Oz Costume: Fun Family and Group Costumes

The Wizard of Oz film is one that’s been loved by generations, so it’s no surprise that decades after the movie debuted in theaters, it’s still popular. Halloween is a great time to dress up as one of your favorite WOZ characters from Dorothy to the Tin Man and even the Mayor of Munchkin Land, you can find them all in sizes from children to adults and even pets.

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10 Pumpkin-shaped Treats – Perfect for Fall

As kids start going back to school, my thoughts turn to to the fall. Although I don’t want the cold weather to come back, I do enjoy finding (and making) fun, new fall recipes. Today I want to share my latest finds: pumpkin-shaped treats. These cute treat ideas can be used during all of the fall months and are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. You are bound to find at least one of these treats you want to make this fall!

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Plus Size Disney Costumes 2015 – Women’s Costume Characters

It wasn’t that long ago that plus size women’s costumes were limited to nuns and other dowdy options. Now more companies are adding choices for those larger than size 16, but sadly, most stop at size 18/20.

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Monster Treats for Halloween – Easy to Make and Ghoulishly Fun!

When you think of Halloween, you probably think of costumes and treats. I know I do. One of the fun things about this time of year is that there are so many options when making a Halloween treat – pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, bats – the creativity you see online is amazing! I really like the monster-themed treat ideas.

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New Disney Maleficent Movie Costumes for Halloween 2015

Jolie plays the evil Maleficent against the pure, Ella Fanning as Sleeping Beauty. These costumes mimic the tone of the film and are favorites for the 2015 Halloween season.

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Group Halloween Costumes: The Addams Family

The Addams family was classic 60’s TV fare. The eccentric family headed by Gomez who was madly in love with his wife Morticia. They lived with their children, Puglsey and Wednesday Friday, plus Uncle Fester, Grandma Addams, Cousin Itt, Lurch, and Thing T Thing in a house that was more campy than creepy. These characters are so well loved that they’ve been brought back in remakes, though none are as fabulous as the original.

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LEGO Pinata – Create Your Own DIY Party Decor

My son wanted a pinata for his LEGO birthday party, but our party store didn’t have any pinatas that would work. So I created my own LEGO brick pinata at home! Keep reading for the instructions — it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

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LEGO Party Games on a Budget – A Fifth Birthday Bash

My five-year-old wanted a LEGO birthday party, so we threw him a great one without spending a ton of money. My son invited five fellow LEGO-loving friends that I’d need to keep occupied during the 2-hour party.

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LEGO Party Ideas On A Budget – A Fifth Birthday Bash

My son just turned 5, and we didn’t even have a discussion when it came to choosing his party theme — of COURSE he would want a LEGO® party. The kid is obsessed with those little bricks and most of his friends are too, so it was a perfect fit.

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Teen Beach 2 Party Pack – Recipes, Crafts, Decorations

Teen Beach 2 is playing on the Disney Channel and it’s available on DVD. Since it’s now officially summer, the kids are going to start clamoring to see their friends. Let them throw this simple to do Teen Beach 2 themed party! The recipes are easy enough for tweens and teens and younger kids can make them will a little help from mom and dad.

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