Category: Halloween

National Petition to Move Halloween

A Change.org petition to change to move Halloween has more than 71,000 signatures.  The Halloween & Costume Association started the petition in hopes to create a “safer, longer, stress-free celebration.”  The petition hopes to move Halloween to the last Saturday of October.   If the petition gains 75,000 signatures, it will...

Scary Fact: Halloween Drunk Driving Crashes Are Eerily Common

Halloween’s supposed to be all about scary-good fun, but research shows that All Hallow’s Eve may be deadlier than you realize. That’s because Halloween drunk driving remains a major problem. For some, this night is more about booze than boos. Approximately 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of...

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Tips for a Healthier (and Safe) Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time of year for kids and parents alike. As families gear up for parties, trick-or-treating and spooky fun, the Healthier Michigan team has some tips and recipes to make one of the season’s not-so-healthy holidays a little healthier. Enjoy candy in moderation. Kids collect thousands of calories...

Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!
Car Seats, Costumes, and Coats, Oh My!

The costumes are starting to appear in stores, spooky decor is popping up everywhere, and kids are getting excited… it’s official: Halloween is almost here!  Whether you go around your neighborhood or drive somewhere else for the big night, chances are you’ll be loading the kids in the car to...

Wreck it Ralph Costume Idea

I’m so excited that Ralph Breaks the Internet is coming to theaters in November.  Wouldn’t it be a fun Daddy/Daughter costume idea to dress up as Ralph and Vanellope for Halloween?  A couple of years ago Rosa dressed up as Vanellope. I put together some options for creating your own Wreck it...

Vanellope Costume Idea

I’m so excited that Ralph Breaks the Internet is coming to theaters in November.  Wouldn’t it be a fun Daddy/Daughter costume idea to dress up as Wreck it Ralph and Vanellope for Halloween?  A couple of years ago Rosa dressed up as Vanellope. I put together some options for creating...

Halloween Hangover: Six things to do with leftover candy

Trick-or-Treat is over and if your kid is like my kid, you now have a massive pile of candy in your house. And if your kid is also like my kid, they will lose interest in said pile in a day or two. After the Halloween sugar hangover, you might...

5 Ways to Help Children With Sensory Challenges Participate in Halloween Festivities

Overwhelming sights, smells, and textures do not have to sideline children While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of tick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad “ghouls and goblins,” children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities. “Children with sensory processing challenges may...

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