How To Make A Pinata: Paper Mache Pinata Instructions + Tips + Videos

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A pinata brings life to a party -- especially an outdoor party!If you're going to hang a traditional pinata indoors, then make sure that you have lots of wide open space -- such as a basement -- otherwise, your home decor could get in the way when your party guests are swinging away.Pinatas aren't that expensive to buy, but it's a lot more fun to make your own. You can also involve the kids in this fun craft project.Following are step-by-step instructions for making a variety of … [Read more...]

VIDEOS: How To Carve A Radioactive Glowing Pumpkin For Halloween

A radioactive pumpkin made with glow sticks and artistically carved by Tom Nardone

Have you ever wanted to carve a pumpkin that looks super-psychedelic and radioactive with glowing green goo spewing out of it?The following 4 videos and instructions by Tom Nardone of ExtremePumpkins.com show you how to do just that! What you need:One ugly, odd-shaped pumpkin Several non-toxic glow sticks (at least 5) Drywall saw Heavy-duty scissors or garden shears Ice cream scoop Pumpkin carving tools (or a jigsaw) Dry erase markers How to do … [Read more...]

Top Halloween Costumes For Adults & Kids This Year According To The Experts

One of the many Angry Birds costumes available this year!

I've spent a good deal of time chatting with the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com.I asked what they thought the most popular Halloween costumes were going to be this year.I definitely learned a lot from them.There's no doubt about it, these guys are experts in the field.I was impressed by their knowledge of current trends and pop culture, as well as the criteria they use to ultimately determine the popularity of Halloween costumes.Plus, the quality of their costumes is top … [Read more...]

Using Teeny Tiny Mini Pumpkins As Fun Halloween Decorations

The following videos show some really simple ways to decorate your holiday dinner table using mini pumpkins.  It's so easy... and so adorable!Here are 5 simple ideas for Jack-Be-Little pumpkins:  More Ideas For Tiny Halloween Pumpkin DecorationsUse Tiny Pumpkins As Eyes On A Larger Pumpkin Make Small Sparkly Pumpkins Using Glitter Use Small Pumpkins As Serving Bowls Turn Mini Pumpkins Into Candle Holders Make Centerpieces, Candle Votives, … [Read more...]

Top Adult And Kids Halloween Costumes ~ Current Trends

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After perusing various lists of the top Halloween costumes for this year from a number of sources (including the National Retail Federation), I've compiled the best of the best costume trends here for you.So, if you haven't decided on your Halloween costume yet, you're in luck. There's still time.Choosing one of these costumes might give you an edge in the Halloween costume contest this year! More people plan to dress up for the holiday than ever before — 40.1% compared with 33.4% last … [Read more...]

Photos + Videos Of The Worst Halloween Costumes Ever!

These first few were rated among the worst Halloween costumes by Threadbanger (as seen in the video below):Leaf Blower - simply attach a leave on a string to your hat. Human Maxi Pad & Tampons - too weird. (Here's another version.) Wolverine - tape knives and forks to your fingers. (Here are 20 more Wolverine costumes that don't make the cut.) Magazine Face Mask - cut out a full-page face of someone else and adhere it in pieces to your face. Human Turd - could be used as part of … [Read more...]

How To Come Up With The Best Halloween Costume… Ever!

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Don't do what everyone else is doing for Halloween this year.Instead, try to get a little bit creative and come up with a fun Halloween costume yourself.The following video provides some great tips for creating your own one-of-a-kind Halloween costume.Some highlights from the video:Play on words. A clever or trendy term or phrase could inspire a really unique Halloween costume. For example, explore the banished words for the year (likesexting or tweet), or the newest … [Read more...]