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20 Oct 2010

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Will your Halloween fancy dress party guests be put off by ghouls?

Anyone who has invited people around for a Halloween fancy dress party may wish to check first if they are afraid of things that go bump in the night.

According to a new survey by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, 57 per cent of people would be put off a house if they discovered it was haunted.

With 13 per cent of homeowners saying they believe their property does actually have a ghost, this could result in quite a few partygoers being prompted to leave their pals' houses in a hurry this October 31st!

However, a more brave 46 per cent said they

15 Oct 2010

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16 days until Halloween fancy dress – Have you got everything for the little ones?

Although many people may be throwing a Halloween fancy dress party for adults this year, there will also be lots of you inviting friends of your children around for a more family-friendly bash.

If this is the case, it's important to remember that you're going to have to tone down the fear factor just a little bit – after all, you don't want them going home traumatised in their ghost fancy dress.

Luckily, there are lots of things you can do that

08 Oct 2010

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23 days until Halloween fancy dress – Why not plan a scavenger hunt?

When you're planning a Halloween fancy dress party, it can be hard to think of new ideas for games.

If you've got a scary-looking piñata and you've already thought of sealing some objects in a box for children to feel and guess over, then how about planning a scavenger hunt?

These are always great fun and most kids love them, plus it's really easy to adapt the search from the ones you might do at Easter into a spooky indoor version.

Lisa Kothari, a party planner form Peppers and Pollywogs, told Celebrations a treasure hunt is

02 Sep 2010

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Lancaster Castle to embrace Halloween fancy dress next month

Fans of Halloween fancy dress events may want to head to the city of Lancaster next month in order to check out special goings-on at the castle.

There are tours of the ancient building all year round, but it really comes alive on October 31st, with ghostly figures leading visitors around the judges' lodgings, the drop room and the court.

Its Dark History Tour is more scary than usual and takes place by candlelight, so it may not be suitable for young children.

However, older tourists are sure to be thrilled with the

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