Halloween

7 Boo Basket Ideas For Couples & Giving Your Friends A Halloween Thrill

It’s always such a thrill when a package arrives at your front door, even if you know what’s inside. So, what if you and your partner sent your faves a basket filled with goodies for Halloween? Of course, you may not have any boo basket ideas for couples right now, and that’s where we come in.

After scouring the Internet for the best products, we came up with a ton of boo basket ideas — each of which comes with its own theme. Some of these baskets will treat your friend and their partner to an at-home date night. Others will get their beloved pet involved in the holiday festivities.

Be warned: Once you put the basket together, you may want to just keep it for yourselves and enjoy the bags of peanut butter cups and matching sweaters in the comfort of your own home. But, it’ll be so much sweeter to see your BFF’s reaction when they open up their boo basket.

You can leave a note on top asking them to FaceTime you once it arrives, or request an unboxing video via text. Either way, from the other side of the screen, your heart will be filled with witchin’ vibes. Don’t waste another second that you could be shopping. Here are some quality boo basket ideas for couples.

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1. The Movie Night Basket

2. The Wine And Cheese Basket

3. The Backyard Tea Party Basket

It’s not too chilly for a backyard tea party yet, and you can give your friends everything they need to set one up. They’ll need a box of sugary and

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Alabama woman dressing dogs for Halloween to help find forever homes

Cute doggies? Check. Cute costumes? Check.

Adorable way to let people know about rescue dogs? Check, times a gabillion.

Huntsville resident Sara Alavi has been fostering rescue dogs until they can be adopted. And to help find those forever homes, Alavi created the Instagram page @dearpups. “I created the page to share some fun images of my own rescue dogs and some of my fosters in hopes that they might get adopted,” she said, although she says has been lax in keeping it updated in the past.

Now she’s found an awwww-inspiring way to keep her page current: During October, she is posting photos each day of her dog, Nelly aka Jellybean, and some of her fosters wearing Halloween costumes. She is calling the challenge Nellyween and so far it includes costumes like Ruff Bader Ginsburg, Eve, Carol Baskin, and even the famed dress from Carol Burnett’s parody of “Gone with the Wind.” She said she looks forward to suggestions from followers of creative costumes.

“I have always sewn and created Halloween costumes for my dogs throughout the years. The costumes are usually something current to do with pop culture and I look for inspiration all year,” Alavi said. “Three years ago, my best friend challenged me to do a costume for each day of the month of October. I figured if there is ever a year to do it, this would be the year. I figured people could use a smile (or laugh). And, thankfully, I have an incredibly tolerant dog who humors me. Being cold-natured, she can usually be found wearing clothing anyways and, in fact, gets upset when she has to change for laundry day.”

Alavi says Nelly’s breed is a “pomchillon,” her own name for “a mix between a pomeranian, chihuahua and papillon.”

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Krispy Kreme giving free doughnuts for wearing a Halloween costume

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Many traditional Halloween activities are a risk to spreading COVID-19, so here are some suggestions the CDC has stay safe this spooky season.

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Halloween is expected to look different across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating.

But some national chains – including Lowe’s and Krispy Kreme – plan to offer alternatives.

The home improvement retailer announced Monday it will have “drive-through curbside trick-or-treating” at Lowe’s stores nationwide Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. where families “can drive up to receive candy and a small pumpkin at no cost to take home.”

Space is limited, but starting Saturday, Oct. 10, families can reserve a spot for the early Halloween events at Lowes.com/DIY, Lowe’s said in a news release, adding costumes are encouraged but not required.

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“We know that customers still want to celebrate Halloween, even if the holiday may look different for us this year,” Joe McFarland, Lowe’s executive vice president of stores, said in the release. “While the pandemic has changed many elements of everyday life, the tradition of trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be one of them.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is suggesting lower-risk activities such as Halloween-themed scavenger hunts at home or placing prefilled treat bags at the end of driveways for kids to pick up.

Among the riskiest Halloween activities when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 are door-to-door trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating – “where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots” – and indoor parties or haunted houses,

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7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article published24m ago

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It’s officially ’Spooky Season’, which means a month of horror movie marathons, telling scary stories, shopping for costumes and indulging in everything pumpkin-spice-flavoured in the build-up to Halloween on October 31.

Although the holiday originated in the US, the festive fun has spilled over into other parts of the world, including South Africa. From themed meals at restaurants and fancy dress parties to trick or treating, there are many ways to celebrate.

A big part of Halloween is definitely the food – especially if you prefer treats over tricks. Getting creative in the kitchen with spooky-themed dishes is a fun way for children and parents to participate in the action.

7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

Pumpkin spice

Pumpkin spice is a medley of spices used to season pumpkin pies traditionally eaten on Thanksgiving in the US. However, its flavour has become synonymous with autumn and everything from lattes to sandwich spreads has been infused with its warm cinnamon and nutmeg taste. Swirl the mixture of spices into porridge or cream cheese to be smeared on toasted bagels, mix it into your buttercream icing or simply add a few pinches into your cake batter for that spicy festive feel.

Mummify everything

From hot dogs to cookies and even pretzel sticks, practically any food can take on a super scary mummy look with a few DIY skills. For sweet treats, fill a piping bag with melted white chocolate or buttercream icing. Ice your treats using a zig-zag motion to create the illusion of a bandaged mummy. For savouries such as hot dogs or veggies, use thin strips of pastry for the wrapping and bake.

Fake blood

Raspberry jam and berry coulis have an intensely red

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8 Halloween Coffee Drink Ideas On YouTube That Are Wicked Tasty

As soon as October hits, you’re in full-on spooky mode. All you want to do is watch scary movies, make candy corn cocktails, and carve pumpkins. One way to embrace your spirited side is by creating these Halloween coffee drink ideas on YouTube.

Starting your day with a latte or cold brew is how you’re able to manage the fall activities you have on the books, such as apple picking and frolicking in the fallen leaves. It makes perfect sense that you’d want to ditch your usual blend for a seasonal sip.

Plus, there are different ways to make your coffee Halloween-y, so you can have fun with it. Test out seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice or caramel apple. And if you’re all about the presentation, make a few creepy concoctions that have Halloween candy garnishes and vampire “blood” whipped cream.

Not only do these Halloween coffee drinks fit your fangtastic vibes, but they could also save you money. You’ll have more cash to dish out on a wicked cute Halloween costume or extra bags of candy to enjoy while watching Hocus Pocus. You never know, your ideal witch’s brew may be out there and now’s your time to find it.

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

You can’t have a list of Halloween coffee drinks without including the star of the season: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. This drink lives up to the hype, and now you can whip up a copycat recipe with fresh ingredients in your own kitchen. Pour your sweet concoction into an adorable jack-o-lantern mug ($12, etsy.com) and post your coffee pics on Insta with some pumpkin puns.

2. Witch’s Cold Brew

This video features two tasty Halloween recipes. First up is a cold brew pumpkin spice latte, and second is a witch’s brew cold brew. The

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