I started taking my informal poll of Halloween costumes back when flu vaccines were shot only. Talking about who’s going to be what is a great topic and a great distraction. The past few years I’ve enjoyed hearing about creative mash-ups for traditional costumes like vampire princesses and zombie robots.
Every year is someone’s first Halloween, and the links below provide thoughtful information for making the holiday safe for kids of all ages. I especially like the pumpkin science experiment at the very end of the Bananas article.