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Lollipop ghost treats by Emma Rae Curtis. (Emma Rae's Halloween)
Lollipop ghost treats by Emma Rae Curtis. (Emma Rae's Halloween)
Lollipop ghost treats by Emma Rae Curtis. (Emma Rae’s Halloween)

In case you were wondering if Halloween experts exist, they most certainly do. We were lucky enough to correspond with All Hallow’s Eve guru Emma Rae Curtis Wednesday (October 29) for a @MindtheGap_BBCA #MindTheChat Twitter session on all things Halloween-y. Emma is an expert who not only consults with people on Halloween related topics and events but “is an avid researcher, reader and writer of all topics involving Halloween costumes, traditions,  decorations, parties and accessories.”

Let’s check out a roundup of Emma’s and fellow Halloween lovers’ spooky advice:

Emma’s Halloween flick of choice? Hocus Pocus.

What can you do with all that candy you don’t particularly want your kids eating? Sell it to the dentist!

Or, quiz your kids for select pieces:

Are zombie costumes still “in?”

And what do you do with un-costumed trick-or-treaters?

Here’s why you should hand out celery stalks over cash:

 

And what is Emma doing for Halloween?

And what kind of candy does she hand out?

 

BONUS: Costumes and pumpkins!

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And of course, Emma’s own pumpkins:

 

Check out Emma’s blog, Twitter, and Pinterest for more Halloween-inspired tips, tricks, treats, and more.

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By Helen Donahue