Fun Halloween Decor

October 23, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Time Out Chicago Kids Editor in Chief, Amy Carr introduces us to some hair-raising DIY Halloween party props as well as some family-friendly Halloween events going on around Chicago.

  • Zombie Dog
    Life-sized dog that barks and growls when set off
  • Gazing Ball
  • Skull-shaped disco ball
  • Skeleton Hand Servers
    Fully functional forks can be used as party utensils
    handcrafted from aluminum and stainless steel
    $19.99 for a set of two,
  • Brain Mold
    Comes with two recipes for gray or green brains
  • Gothic Skull Candelabra
    Three-limbed, skull-adorned prop, LED candles included
  • Skull-and-crossbones punch bowl
    Serve punch or other drinks with the skull and crossbones ice
  • Bone Chiller Ice Tray
    Make ice in the shape of skulls and crossbones
    $17.95 for one tray,
  • Skull & Bones Martini Glass
    90 cents each,
  • Bone Collector Wine Charms
    Adorned with beads in Halloween colors
    A fun way for guests to keep track of their drinks
    $5.99 or a set of six,
  • Drink Up Witches Cocktail Napkins
    Cheeky cocktail napkins
    $4.95 for a set of sixteen,
  • Glittered Spider Table Runner
    Sparkling table runner comes with attached plastic spiders


  • Creatures of the Night at Brookfield Zoo, Oct 26-28
    Main attractions are Xtreme Bugs, the Haunted Tram, Trail of Terror
    Other activities include Crazed Maize, Pumpkin Executioner, Light and Video Show
    $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors 65 and older, children under 2 free
  • Easel Art Studio Pumpkin Carving Party
    Easel provides the pumpkins, tools and some inspiration
    Recommended for kids ages 2 and up
    Crafts, lunch or dinner, and treats included
  • Supper with Snakes at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Oct 27
    Enjoy a meal while reptile specialists introduce the snakes
    More than eight species of snakes
    $15/member, $20/non-member and $10/child ages 3 and up,
  • 26th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Reading/ Glessner House Museum, Oct 27
    Actors from Lifeline Theatre present staged reading of Poe's terrifying stories ad poetry
    $25 per person/ $22 for museum members,
  • LEGOLAND Brick-or-treat, Oct 26-28
    Trick-or-Treat for LEGO bricks that create a special Halloween-themed model
    Hunt for ghosts in haunted Jungle Expedition for a chance to win four free annual passes
    Receive a limited-edition Halloween factory brick
    Bring a pumpkin and receive $5 off general admission (valid up to four people)
    $12 +tax,

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