Happy Halloween, iVillage! Whether you''re a fanatic for this holiday or are just trying to get through without eating too many fun-sized Snickers, you can find a lot of Halloween fun right here in the iVillage community. I went on a little trick-or-treating mission around the boards and here''s what''s brewing:
On the Poets Workshop message board they''ve conjured up a Halloween poem challenge. It sounds like a lot of fun and there''s still time to join in -- I don''t even think you have to be in costume, but it''s a bit trickier than it looks, so beware and mind your iambic pentameter.
Need a last-minute treat that''s safe for everyone to enjoy? The ladies on the Four-and-Five-Year Olds board are sharing peanut-free Halloween snack ideas. Even if you''re already overloaded on treats, these are some good suggestions to bookmark for your next class party or club function.
The moms of 8-and-9-Year-Olds are asking the question: Do you ration out (your child''s) trick or treat candy a little bit at a time, or do you let them eat as much as they want? I''ll add in my own question -- do you always take a certain percentage of your kids'' candy as your "cut" or is that just me? Ahem.
Dress Up Pets: Just because they can''t eat candy doesn''t mean that the family pet can''t get into the Halloween festivities. Don''t miss these cute and furry friends in costume.
They''re scaring up more fun on the Cooking with the Seasons message board. Stop by and join in (and snag a few recipes while you''re there). Find more ghoulish goodies here.
Of course they''re in the spirit of the season on the Halloween board ... stop by to see what everyone''s planning and check out the Halloween scavenger hunt .
The GardenWeb community is showing off their creative talents for the fall season. These glass pumpkins are amazing and many members are showing off their fall decorations.
Although they''re often discussing real-life scary stuff on the In the News board, this week they''re trading Halloween Movie Recommendations and asking, Is your house haunted? My house isn''t haunted, but there sure seem to be a lot of cobwebs hanging around. Hmmm ...
Maybe now is not the time to think of swimsuit season, but if you need some inspiration for getting in shape, don''t miss this amazing Halloween before and after from carol-jtd40
on the LA Weight Loss message board. Way to go!
iVillagers have been showing off their fall and Halloween signature lines in the Fall Frenzy and Halloween Spooktacular challenge. Yes, "spooktacular" is a word, why do you ask? Stop by and see all of the creative images members are using to dress up their messages and post your own!
No matter what you have planned for this spooky day, have fun and stay safe out there! And if you''re not expecting trick-or-treaters to show up on your doorstep tonight, you can still enjoy cute kids in costume from the comfort of your keyboard. Speaking of which, why not upload your own photos? We want to see ''em!