Halloween Trivia & Fun Facts

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Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more. Take the trivia and make a quiz for your next party! 

  1. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  2. Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  3. Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  4. Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  5. Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  6. The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  7. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  8. Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  9. Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  10. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  11. Black cats were once believed to be witch’s familiars who protected their powers.
  12. The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.
Fun facts from: http://www.halloween-website.com/trivia.htm

Glow In the Dark | Ideas We Love

New to Exeter Paint + Exeter Paint West = Glow In the Dark Spray Paints 

Whether it’s a fun wall design for your child’s bedroom o20140916_164755r for halloween decoration, the new glow in the dark spray paint can be used in various DIY projects this fall!

Some ideas we love at Exeter Paint include DIY project:

1) Design in a child’s room | You know the feeling of looking up at the star sprinkled sky at night? Now how cool would it be to fall asleep under those stars within your bedroom or have them in your playroom to gaze at in the dark with your friends? With the Glow In the Dark paint you can give your kids (or you!) these fantastic wall designs. Check out GoodHomeDesign.com for their creative ideas!

2) Glowing Jars| For any occassion you feel could use a little glow! Check out these beautiful DIY ideas from TheGoldJellyBean.Com  – They take you through a step-by-step process on how to make these jars!

3) HALLOWEEN! Get ready for Halloween this year with some glow in the dark ghost balloons as seen on JustImagine.com! Just spray paint some balloon, blow them up, and add some scary faces and mwahahahahaha . . . Happy Halloween!