Making a Monstrous Halloween

Themed Parties, Activities and Events

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About the Book

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays, known for its fun and creativity for all ages. This work offers instructions and tips for Halloween-related activities and events for a variety of settings, from school to work to home to the local graveyard. History, crafts, decorations, games, trips, and other seasonal activities are described in detail.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kullstroem is a life-long Halloween enthusiast, writing for newspapers and Internet sites on Halloween display designs, party themes and travel destinations. She lives in Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Chris Kullstroem
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: illustrations, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4438-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5382-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Introduction of Insanity      1

SECTION I. STARTING THE SEASON      3
1. Researching Halloween Happenings      5
2. The Halloween Calendar      10

SECTION II. MAKING THE SEASON      15
3. Outdoor Décor      17
4. Indoor Décor      42
5. Halloween and Your Business      60
6. Halloween in the Classroom: Living Histories of the Holiday      72
7. Your Halloween Adventures      80
8. Halloween in Your Insane Asylum      97
9. Setting up for the Big Night      119
10. The Completed Calendar and Halloween Scrapbook      133
11. The Halloween Website      136

SECTION III. KEEPING THE SEASON      139
12. The Halloween Fund and Halloween Sales      141
13. Future Events and Your Next Halloween Vacation      145
14. Halloween and Horror Conventions      149
15. Stone Hunting      155
16. Ghost Hunting      166
17. Full Moon Nights      175
18. Expanding the Spook: Continuing Your Haunts and Displays      180
19. Friday the 13th and Murder Mystery      183
20. Growing Your Own Pumpkin Patch      190

Reflection      193
Recommended Reading      195
Index      197