Getting sick of all the feel-good cheeriness of the winter holidays? Why not spice up your family get-together with a little well-placed (or all over the place!) fake blood? Sure, it's not very nice to pull pranks, but that doesn't make it any less fun!
Can't get enough of Halloween? Why not host a masquerade party? Masquerade parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, New Year's Eve, and other festive anytime events, and they're also a wonderful excuse to wear a costume.
Have you checked out the seasonal aisle or clearance bins at your local grocery, discount, and department stores? Though most of the vampire fangs and rubber bats are long gone, what's left of the Halloween merchandise can often be purchased for pennies on the dollar. Just yesterday at a grocery store in Denver, Colorado, I scored a strobe light, two pairs of Lady Gaga sunglasses, several candles, and a sheet of stickers, all for under four dollars. Lots of Halloween merchandise is good year-round, so don't miss out on a bargain just because the big day is over (for now!). Here are some deals to get now before they're gone: