Halloween World Tour of the Web

Halloween was magical when I was a kid. I got to dress up like a pretty pink ballerina. I was allowed to take candy from strangers. After a parental perusal for razor blades, I would sort my sugary bounty into categories: chocolate, suckers, gum and other. With a mouthful of nougat, the trading began. My big brother, master of persuasion, would convince me to hand over two mini Snickers for a measly Bazooka Joe. I went to bed with a distended belly, sticky hands, and a smile.

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Then came the confusing teen years when I continued trick-or-treating “to be ironic” and accepted a beer from the young dudes at one house. In college there was the inevitable scramble to find a last-minute party and corresponding last-minute homemade Marsha-from-Brady-Bunch-get-up. By my twenties, Halloween had become a source of stress and a competition to find the adequately sexy (yet not slutty) costume.

With the birth of my first child, the wonder and innocence of a childhood Halloween returned. My family makes the most of this holiday with trips to Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland, Brick-or-Treat Nights at LEGOLAND California, and our local pumpkin patch and Halloween carnival. This World Tour of the Web is a collection of all things fun and festive for Halloween this year.

Top 9 Ridiculously Funny Halloween Costumes for Baby – Deals 4 Dummies
Still debating how to dress up your baby for Halloween? How about as a pine tree air freshener or baby Elvis? These will make you chuckle…or cringe…or both.

Photo Essay: Incredible Pictures of Pumpkin Patches – Sharing Travel Experiences
Take a peek at the world’s largest pumpkin patch, around-the-world patches, and even a glass pumpkin patch in this gorgeous post celebrating all photos pumpkin.

Dinner in a Pumpkin – Macaroni Kid
Kids will be happy to eat this healthy stew served in its jack-o-lantern cooking container. Boo apetit!

Halloween Jokes for Kids – Coupons are Great
What does a bird say on Halloween? Trick-or-tweet. Sweet jokes like these are simple enough for little ones to remember and re-tell (over and over and over!).

10 Easy-to-Make Halloween Cupcakes – Atlanta with Kid
From mummy cupcakes made from marshmallows to spider cupcakes made with pretzel sticks for legs, a chocolate truffle body and cinnamon candy red eyes, these treats look like a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit. These would make a monstrous treat at a Halloween party.

What’s your favorite thing about Halloween? Let us know in the comments!

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.


  1. Great roundup! Here are some pics of what Halloween looks like in Seattle


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