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Make Halloween Extra Spooky with Ideas from Verizon

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DALLAS - As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, children and families everywhere are searching for the perfect Halloween costume and other spooky fun. To help with your Halloween plans, Verizon offers a special Halloween section with tips and ideas for creating a haunted but safe Halloween. To get started, visit ( and click on the creepy Halloween button on the left side of the page.

Trick-or-Treat Safely

Trick-or-treating is a favorite Halloween activity for most children, so parents should be aware of some tips to keep them safe. Place reflective gear on your children's costumes and candy bags to ensure their visibility to other people and cars around them. Also, check costume labels to make sure the fabric is flame-retardant.

If your children will not be trick-or-treating with you this year, make sure they travel in a group of three or more. They should have a watch - preferable one that glows in the dark - and they should know what time to be home. Also, send them with a cell phone or enough change for an emergency call.

Create Creepy Cuisine

Whether you're hosting a ghoulish bash or just cooking Halloween goodies for the family, provides recipes such as "Toxic Tomatoes" - broiled, halved tomatoes with a mixture of avocado, grated Swiss cheese basil and oregano on top. There are also links to Halloween recipe and entertaining books.

More Halloween Fun

An interactive Halloween game for kids called "Brenda's Bat Bash" and spooky e-mail postcards to send to friends and family are also available on's Halloween section. Find links to online costume stores, the Salem Witch Museum, ghost stories and more. Even search for Halloween-related services by category, such as candy stores, costume shops or farmers' markets, in your area. For more fun and helpful Halloween resources, log on to