Halloween Round-up

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Find spooktacular events, creepy crafts, Halloween recipes, DIY costumes and more in our Halloween Round-Up!

Are you hosting a Halloween party or crafting a clever costume this year? We’ve collected hair-raising Halloween treats for you!

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Halloween Events

Fa-boo-lous fun awaits in our list of San Diego's Halloween and Fall Happenings, full of fun things to do and places to go with your family.

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Pumpkin Patches

Looking for JUST pumpkin patches in San Diego? We've got you covered! Plan your day of fall family fun with our list.

Halloween Recipes

Make no bones about it! These tasty treats are ghoulishly good grub for your Halloween party or family celebration. *Indicates healthy or allergy-friendly snacks that still scream Halloween.

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Frankenstein Pops


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Candy Corn Smoothie


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Mummified Cupcakes



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Pumpkin Patch Snack

Find more creepy cuisine for Halloween in Family Recipes.Indulge in delicious sweet and savory pumpkin recipes in "Pumpkiny Goodness", a round-up of recipes that takes you beyond traditional pumpkin pie. Love fall apples? Find festive recipes in our Apple Recipe Round-Up.

Halloween Crafts

3 DIY bags for halloween
DIY Halloween Treat Bags
Easy to make Treat Bags for Halloween

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Creepy Cones
Cute table decorations that will delight your trick-or-treaters.

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Greedy Ghosts

This DIY party game is fun to make and play!

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Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins
An alternative way to think about pumpkins at Halloween

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Decorations for Dia de los Muertos

Art with Alyssa: Calavera for Dia de los Muertos

Find more ideas on our Halloween Pinterest Board. Visit our Halloween pinterest board for more crafts, decorations and party ideas!

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DIY Costumes

Find step-by-step instructions from Style Me Pretty Living for these adorable Sushi Roll, Hot Air Balloon and Bubble Bath costumes.

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DIY Funko POP! Costume
Create your own Funko POP! costume this halloween.

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More Halloween Fun:

13 Halloween Party Games for Kids
Entertaining the neighborhood "littles" this Halloween? These games will keep them giggling!

San Diego's Historic Haunt Spots
SD has its share of haunted places. "Meet" our local ghosts at these infamous locales.

Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?
Take a look behind the scenes to help decide

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updated September 2018

Halloween Round-up

Halloween Round-up

Find spooktacular events, creepy crafts, Halloween recipes, DIY costumes and more in our Halloween Round-Up! Are you hosting a Halloween party or crafting a clever costume this year? We’ve collec . . .

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Tips and Tricks for a Happy Halloween

Tips and Tricks for a Happy Halloween

There aren’t many holiday traditions that render children as giddy as Trick-or-Treating. None of the other thrills of Halloween—decorating the house, wearing a favorite costume, carving pumpkins . . .

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Corn Mazes in San Diego

Corn Mazes in San Diego

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without a visit to a straw or corn maze right here in San Diego. Be sure to go with a buddy so you don't get lost! Pumpkin Farms in Rancho Bernardo and Bonit . . .

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Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Spooky Fun: No-Carve Pumpkins

Ready to decorate for Halloween? The kids will love helping with these DIY no-carve pumpkin projects that minimize mess and maximize fun! Thank you to Deborah at www.SuperMoms360.com for sharing her i . . .

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Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

Is Your Child Ready for a Haunted House?

There’s no perfect age to start visiting haunted houses; it’s all about personality. Some kids simply aren’t ready for spooky stuff. Take my son, for instance. He says the garbage disposal is . . .

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10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

10 Haunted Spots in San Diego!

San Diego has its share of haunted places. Some were born of tragedy or misfortune or discovered by psychics, while others are simply final resting places. So grab a camera, a few good friends and c . . .

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12 Ways to

12 Ways to "Give Back" Halloween Candy

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy every year just for Halloween. Much of that will be devoured immediately, but most will linger around the house to tempt you for days and weeks . . .

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DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

San Diego mom and business owner, Mary To-Saturnio, designs and makes amazing Halloween costumes for her family every year. Total cost for her game-themed costumes pictured below was less than $5. Pre . . .

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DIY Funko POP! Costume

DIY Funko POP! Costume

Looking for a creative Halloween costume to accommodate a stroller or wheelchair? Have fun designing and making a Funko POP! costume. Use everyday clothing to create a POP! character that fits your . . .

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DIY Lion Costume for Kids

DIY Lion Costume for Kids

Looking for Halloween costume ideas for kids?   Here's how to make an adorable Lion costume for your kid.  You just need some easy-to-use tools, a few materials, and your creativity . . .

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DIY Costume: Bubble Bath

DIY Costume: Bubble Bath

Transform your wagon into a cute bubble bath costume for squeaky clean fun on Halloween. It’s a perfect way to dress and transport two small kids while you trick-or-treat your way through the neighb . . .

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DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

DIY Costume: Hot Air Balloon

Why be a pilot for Halloween when you can pilot your own hot air balloon? This awesome DIY costume is sure to turn some heads at the neighborhood Halloween party. But be careful. You just might get ca . . .

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DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

DIY Costume: Sushi Roll

There’s something fishy going on here! Craft your way to an adorable costume this Halloween with this DIY sushi roll. Your child will be the talk of the block when you go trick-or-treating!Materials . . .

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Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Fun Fall Traditions in San Diego

Traditions create family closeness and make memories that last a lifetime. If your family doesn’t already have fall traditions, try some of these ideas—you’re sure to look forward to them each y . . .

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