Halloween is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
Who doesn’t love dressing up and getting free candy?! So, trick or treating and costume parties are a fun way for kids and adults alike to get into the spirit. Costumes can be as simple or elaborate as you want – it’s a great time to get creative! Halloween costumes for kids are often funny, sometimes scary and always cute! Halloween costumes for women can get really expensive, so be sure to find the Halloween stores near me – locator, as well as the coupons below to save even more money!
Always on the last day of October, this spooky day’s history is fun and a little frightening! Did you know…
- The first Jack O’Lanterns were originally made from turnips not pumpkins
- “Samhainophobia” is the fear of Hallowe’en
- The largest pumpkin ever measured was 836 lb!
- Ireland is believed to be where it started
- According to one old wives tale, if a person wears his/her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Hallowe’en, he/she will see a witch at midnight.
- Some say it originated around 4000 B.C.
- The name comes from Hallowe’en (a shortened version of ‘Hallows’ Evening’) during which saints (hallows) are remembered
- Other names for this holiday are Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, and All Saints Eve
- Candy Buyback Program! Treat the Troops and get excess candy out of kids’ hands
- Bubba Gump – Kids eat FREE on 10/31 (adult entree purchase is required)
- BurgerFi – Any customer who comes dressed in costume will get a free small fry or custard. Just mention the offer at the register
- Chuck e Cheese – guests who come in any day during the month of October wearing a costume will receive 50 tickets
- IHOP – All kids age 12 & under get a free Scary Face Pancake between 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at participating locations. One per child. Dine in only.
- Joe’s Crab Shack – Kids eat free with adult entree purchase with this coupon. October 31 only.
- Krispy Kreme – Go to your local store in costume on Oct 31 and get a free donut
- Free Party Cookbook – Spooky Treats and Party Eats
- Spooky Deviled Eggs Recipe
- Recipes: Top 5 Drinks to Make Any Party Spirited
- Watermelon Brain Recipe
- Finger Dogs Recipe
- Monster Mouth Treat Recipe
- Easy Broken Glass Cupcakes Recipe
- Feetloaf recipe
- Witchy Fingers Cookies recipe
- Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies Recipe
- Mice Krispie Treats Recipe
- Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
- Healthy Candy Corn Recipe
- How to Make Fake Glowing Blood for costumes or party decor
Free Crafts & More
- DIY Minion Costume – free downloadable pattern
- Glow-in-the-dark Jack-o-Lantern Craft
- DIY Glowing Jars decoration
- Free Halloween Costume Ideas
- TIP: Does soaking a carved pumpkin in bleach help preserve it?
- Free Halloween ecards
- For the kids! Free Halloween coloring pages from Raising Our Kids
- Free Halloween Costume Printables! Printable masks, Free Printable Vampire Mask, and a Printable Skeleton Mask , Printable Brain Eating Alien Mask
- Free printable jack-o-lantern stencils and free printable pumpkin patterns
- Score Free pumpkin stencils from The Pumpkin Lady
- Printable Halloween Party Invitations
Free Halloween Movies & Music
- Want Free Halloween Music? Grab a free month in link!
- Another great Free Halloween Music resource is on the free music archive, or on Pandora here
- Play Free Halloween games online at The Spruce Crafts
- Watch Free Horror Movies online at FullHorror.com
- Probably my favorite place to find the best horror movies is on Netflix and Hulu
- Free Book on Amazon: Spooky Stories for Kids and Scary Stories for Kids
- Don’t miss our huge roundup of free things to do every week!
- Comic Fest – Free comic on October 27th. Find your store location
- Halloween Spooktacular October 27 at American Girl
- Great Pumpkin Celebration Event – October 27 and 28 at Bass Pro Shops free games, photos and more
- CeleBOOrate Halloween – October 26 thru 28 – free stickers and scavenger hunt at Build-a-Bear
- Haunted Halloween Party on October 27 at Disney Store
- Kids Club Monster Bash on October 27 at Michaels
- Paws Patrol Trick or Treat Event October 27 at Target Stores
- Spooktacular Halloween Party at Williams-Sonoma on October 30
Halloween Store Deals & Coupons
- FREE Costume at Party City!
- Spirit Halloween Coupon – save up to $50 on Halloween costumes, accessories and Halloween Party Supplies
- Save 20% instantly when you subscribe to emails, and find costumes up to 96% off when you shop the End of Season Sale at HalloweenCostumes.com!
- HalloweenExpress.com – save 10% off AND get incredibly helpful how-to videos for tips and tricks to makeover into any costume!
- Grab a regular or kids-sized scoop of ice cream at Baskin Robbins for $1.50 and other great deals on October 31
- Boorito! Snag a $4 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos with this Chipotle Coupon on October 31, from 3 pm to close
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