Yes, Halloween is just around the corner. I was reminded of this fact by the sign at exit 2, off 93, that advertised the ScreeemFest going on at Canobie Lake Park each weekend through the end of the month. The tagline is "Where fear meets fun." The website alone is creepy enough for me with its bugs running willy-nilly across the page! There is, supposedly, a Pumpkin Palace designed for little kids, so you can take the whole family. Anyone attending in costume, will be turned away, so there won't be the ghoulish wise-guy in the crowd to scare your kids.
So, now that you've been reminded of the upcoming holiday, you may want to start thinking about costumes, decorations, and Halloween treats. We have many books covering pumpkin decorating and other fun ideas. Better Homes and Gardens' Halloween Fun: 101 Ideas to Get in the Spirit [394.2646 HAL] is one of the more colorful and inviting books on the shelf. I love the simple decorating idea of using glitter glue to make sparkly swirl designs on a pumpkin--it would make a wonderful centerpiece at a little girl's Halloween princess party! And don't worry, there's plenty for the boys, too, like the "Cheesy Goblin Head" snack, or the "Eerie Luminarias."