For many, Halloween brings back memories of anxiously waiting by the door, all dressed in your costume of the year, while getting ready to head out on the biggest candy collection spree of the year. ParentsCanada wants to help you spread the joy of Halloween this year.

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Halloween costume ideas

Every year it seems like you're wracking your brain on what to dress your kids as this year. See what parents have done in the past for some creative inspiration!

Watch our editor Janice Biehn talk about some of these costume ideas and recipes below on CTV Kitchener’s News at Noon. 





Dragon's head

Spaghetti and meatballs
head

Princess Rapunzel head
DIY Halloween costumes



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for your little one
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Ghoulish treats

Invite the monsters and ghosts of Halloween into your home with these spooky, but yummy delectable treats. Get quick recipe ideas to feed your little ghouls and goblins before they head out trick-or-treating and dessert ideas to use up your leftover Halloween candy.


Quick cassoulet Hungarian goulash Bacon, leek and gouda
pancake
Cheesy biscuit
witches' fingers






Chocolate zucchini
cupcakes with
marshmallow ghosts

Monster mouths
Cheesy broomsticks
Marshmallow ghost tarts





Swamp pond pie
Halloween party treats
Deep-dish peanut butter
cookies

Peanut butter, chocolate
chip and pretzel bars



Do-it-yourself crafts

Have the kids help in creating their own costume of the year with these easy crafts. Check out a video of our editor, Janice Biehn, demonstrating how to create these on Global's The Morning show.

 
 Batty treat bag  Spooooky spider clips  Vampire repellant
necklace

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