Jack O’Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings! Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost [...]
When it comes to candy, Halloween smokes Easter, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. According to the National Confectioners Association, more sweets are sold in the weeks leading up to the Halloween than any other time of year. In 2005, Americans polished off $2.1 billion in Halloween candy! The top five Halloween candies based on 2005 [...]
Before we begin let me just say that we have a very cool place to get spooked right here in the Motherlode. It’s the Hi-4H Haunted House. Check out their website here. Have a safe Halloween. – Justin Are you thinking of going to the same boring costume party this year? Think again! The Haunted House [...]
Pumpkin Pointers: Prolong a carved pumpkin’s life by lathering the inside of the shell and cut areas with petroleum jelly. For easy cleanup, set the pumpkin on several layers of newspaper before carving. Avoid cutting mouths that are large open spaces or very long horizontally. They weaken the pumpkin at the bottom and can make [...]
Decorating for Halloween, easily! I saw miniture pumpkins used as candleholders and thought they looked so cute & festive…thought I’d share. All you need is: Assorted gourds, carnival squash, or miniature pumpkins Pumpkin carving tools (a lid-cutter saw) Sharp knife Taper and votive candles What to Do 1. Insert the knife into [...]
Did you know? One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween. Click the picture below for a TON of info on Halloween. I personally like the pumpkin carving patterns, always a fun time with the kids when we use them. Have a safe and happy Halloween from the Star 92.7 crew!
Did you know that if you sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg on the inside of your jack-o-lantern before lighting the candle, the flame will heat the area inside the pumpkin making a yummy, natural pumpkin-pie scent?
Maryann gave away tickets to the Hi-4H Haunted House this week. Listeners had to guess the #1 Phobia. (Winners also guessed # 10 & #5) Just in case you want the to know the complete list, here it is: TOP TEN REAL PHOBIAS 10. Dentist 9. Dogs 8. Flying 7. Thunder and lightning 6. The [...]
It’s Wacky, but true! I’m sure this would never happen at the Hi-4H Haunted House. A haunted house in Essex, Maryland, is named “The House of Screams,” but it was the character of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre killer who ended up frightened when authorities say an off-duty Baltimore police officer pulled his gun and pointed [...]
In a survey of parents, here are the weirdest Halloween handouts: Animal Food — Doggie bones and cat treats? Random Foodstuff — Besides apples, kids received canned vegetables, potatoes, bulbs of garlic and frozen dinners. Toiletries — Dentists commonly give out toothbrushes, but other personal hygiene frequent finds included sample-sized soaps, shampoo, conditioner and even [...]« go back — keep looking »