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Happy Hallowe'en!

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 by Polycorp

As a child growing up in Nova Scotia, you knew that once the weather started getting colder, then Halloween must be around the corner.  Costumes took on a different meaning when the temperature dipped down close to freezing.  That fancy costume was more often than not covered up by a raincoat or winter jacket.  That didn’t mean that you didn’t have fun, you just had to be dressed for the weather!  Costumes today are moving away from the more traditional garb of skeletons, witches, ghosts and vampires and are slowly being replaced by the current craze – think Iron Man, Thor, Marvel characters, the Games of Thrones and Katniss Everdeen.  Dinosaurs, aliens, and cartoon movie characters are popular with the younger children and you may see one or all on your doorstep this Halloween (not so much if you live in a new condo in Halifax, but more so for dwellers of single family homes or townhouses).  A quick trip to a Value Village, a department store or one of the specialty Halloween stores in Halifax will have your children outfitted in no time.  For the more adventurous, try your hand at making a costume or make a trade with a friend or family member to keep costs down.  Costumes can actually be as good an investment as any toy as children will play dressup happily for hours all year round.

To get in the spirit of the celebration try your hand at carving a pumpkin and then roasting the seeds for a tasty snack.  Create a great ambience for the trick-or-treaters by having the kids tape their artwork in the window – bats, ghosts, pumpkins and gravestones are all options; themed lights can be strung in the window or around the door; tie “ghosts” or pumpkins on tree branches and arrange cobwebs on your porch.  Play some spooky music when you get a knock on your door and put on a costume yourself.  The trick-or-treaters will be delighted by all your efforts.  And last but not least, make sure that you have lots of candy to give out!

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