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5 ideas for carving Halloween pumpkins

TweetI love doing Halloween with my daughter here in the UK, especially since it’s still in its infancy. There’s a bit of trick or treating, there are a few parties but the celebrations aren’t over the top, like what can be a consumer-fest in the U.S.  I also find the whole super-gruesome costume thing that adult revelers have embraced creepy in the extreme. But one thing I am glad that has caught...

How to make Halloween sensory boxes

TweetSince I am The American in our circle of friends, certain things are expected of me. I must talk loudly and slap everyone on the back. I’m expected to start wars then appear on aircraft carriers declaring them won. It’s taken for granted I will ruin the world economy. But in addition to all that, it’s a given that I have to kick ass at Halloween. After all, Halloween is one of America’s...

The hair-raising world of kids' Halloween costumes

Tweet It's officially autumn: we bought our first bit of Halloween paraphernalia today at the local pound shop. My daughter has been carrying around her string of skull lights all afternoon before setting them up on her bookcase for bedtime. (We then had to turn them off because they were a bit too spooky.) In the past on Alpha Mummy I've written about distasteful "sexy" Halloween costumes for...

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