Decorating can be the biggest treat for parents during a mainly
kid-focused time of the year.
Cosmotot's Witchin' Halloween Guide didn't forget the countless
hours parents spend prepping, spiderwebbing the bushes, carving
pumpkins, manning classroom Halloween parties, crafting costumes
from scratch or searching eBay for one, and picked out two grown-up
treats to share.
Candles are a typical fancy room fixture, but with kids running
around, most people never get a chance to light them. Go for
something more approachable (but still keep it well out of curious
kids' reach) with the Haunted Tealight Tree from Partylite. The hand-painted porcelain tree
features dangling metal ghosts, bats and spiders, and has two
recessed area for tealights or short votives. And, though Partylite
is a home-based party business, you can shop directly online
without having to go through a consultant if you choose.
Enter to win your own Haunted Tealight Tree + 1 box of votives
to make your home that much more scarily stylish. Simply leave a
comment at the end of this article telling me how your family does
Halloween. Do you decorate together? Have dad help the kids make
funny yardstick gravestones? Get together with grandparents to make
handprint ghosts? Paint mom's pregnant tummy like a pumpkin?
One random winner will be announced right where you leave your
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midnight CST the night before.
The Disney Store has a trick up its sleeve
with a new Halloween Pumpkin Collection - no carving necessary. I'm
not a big fan of slicing and dicing, so these pumpkin-shaped lamps
(made to look like real Jack-o'lanterns with pre-cut stencils of
your favorite Disney friends) are a lightweight, easy-to-use
alternative. Just plug them in and you're done. Better yet, since
they're indoor use only, the squirrels can't nibble them and you
can put them out again nexty year.
You'll have decorating done in a snap, which means more quality
time with the kidlets. Head over to The Disney Store Halloween "Dress Rehearsal"
Party on Wednesday, October 21 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at a location
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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