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1. It’s not to late to carve a pumpkin. Hit the market Friday or Saturday for the perfect pumpkin and let your children carve their scariest jack-o’-lantern. If you need pattern suggestions, head to the Internet, where you’ll find a host of ideas.
2. Haunted house: This is the best weekend to hit up haunted houses in your area, as many will be pulling out all the stops for the actual holiday weekend. Check the paper for listings of haunted houses in your area.
3. Hold a scary-movie night at your home or head to the theater for one of the hot horror films. Opening this week is “Saw 3D,” rated R and sure to be a hit with gory-movie fans. Also at the movies is last week’s hit, “Paranormal Activity 2,” which also is rated R. You also could hold a kid-friendly Halloween movie night and show films such as “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
4. Don’t forget to go trick-or-treating in your neighborhood or at a community event. If you’re lucky, you might be able to get two trick-or-treating nights this year because Halloween falls on Sunday, but people will be in the spirit Saturday as well.
5. If you throw a costume party this weekend, there are lots of ideas to help you perfect your party. In addition to costume judging, you can have special treats and drinks, have a ghost-telling contest and more. Check out this site for a wealth of ideas: www.celebrations.com/halloween-party-ideas.
GateHouse News Service