's Halloween Guide!

by Melissa D. Jaramillo

stuffed scarecrow

There is something special about Halloween -- and no, I'm not talking about the candy loot although my sweet tooth may disagree! This holiday offers us all a time to simply enjoy a period of fleeting childhood fun.

Are you ready to gear up for a 'spooktacular' time this year? We've gathered ideas for costumes (including maternity!), ghoulishly delicious recipes, fun fall crafts, and more within our special Halloween Guide! Have a frightfully fun time!


Let Your Halloween Costume Announce Your Pregnancy: Did you recently get that BFP or perhaps you've been waiting to share that you're expecting? Why not let your costume do it for you? Get inspiration!

Trending costumes for pregnant gals: Expecting? Plan what to wear whether you go trick-or-treating or to a more "adult" fare!

Make Your Pregnant Belly a Pumpkin this Halloween!: Showcase that expectant belly this year!

Latest Halloween costumes ideas for your baby: Get your newest addition in on the act this Halloween!

Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family: Get started with planning your "spook attire" with these suggestions!

Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes: Set your imagination free - all without breaking the bank! Explore these ideas and get ready for ghoulish fun!

Pregnant women have options this Halloween! This is the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of your baby bump and incorporate it into your costume theme!

Create a spooky ensemble this Halloween: It's getting closer to Halloween, and time is running out for those who don't yet have a costume.

Create unique costumes for your family this Halloween: You really don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get the look you're trying to achieve. Here are three do-it-yourself costumes that can help you out or inspire something completely original.

Create a Halloween Costume: Scarecrow: More humble than straw, a scarecrow costume works for any age! This costume is easy on the pocketbook, made of recycled materials and simple to make. It's even super quick to put together, so works well for the "last-minute" trick-or-treater!

Belly "Boo" Costumes: From whimsical to historical re-enactment your imagination (and budget) is the only "confinement." Get started creating an unmatchable costume!


Frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween: Great ideas to make your family's Halloween spooktacular!

Build a haunted gingerbread house: Want a delightfully scary (and delicious) centerpiece on your Halloween spread? Tap that creative genius (for this -- think more like Dr. Jekyll meets the Werewolf!) as you create this treat!

Recipe: Pumpkin spice latte with biscotti: Move over Starbucks! This is definitely one worth savoring!