Tombstone Pizza = Wolfman-Approved! #TrickUrTreat #shop #cbiasIt's officially Day 21 of 31 Days of Halloween here on The Rock Father, and what that means is that we're in the homestretch as we make our way toward the best day of the year... October 31, 2013. As we wind down the month, the Halloween Parties will be increasing in frequency, and whether planned or impromptu, there's a lot of fun ways to incorporate a Spook-tacular theme without having to crack the crypt for extra bones. With Tombstone ("The Official Pizza of Halloween!") and Nestle, we turned an early-evening dinner into a super-rockin' Halloween Party, complete with Pentagram Pizza, Monster Treat Cups and Kids' Graveyard Cake... and you can do this, too!

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I always like to include some GHOSTBUSTERS action in my annual 31 Days of Halloween, but while we await any real news of GHOSTBUSTERS III, we're sort of in an off-year. You see, it's next year that's the biggie... when GHOSTBUSTERS celebrates 30 Years of Spectral Removal and Storage. In the meantime, we could flashback to 2012 when I featured both HOOBASTANK and MELO-M rocking uniquely different versions of Ray Parker Jr's Huey Lewis and the News-inspired theme song, or I could just drop-in a link to MISTAH F.A.B.'s GHOSTBUSTERS-sampling "Ghost Ride It" video... but we won't (even though I just did). Instead, let's take a quick look at a few new 30th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS Minimates that are coming next spring from Diamond Select Toys. It's Day 20 already...

It's Day 19 of 31 Days of Halloween already, and as we continue counting down the days 'till the best day of the year, I've still got a few tricks and treats up my sleeve. Once in awhile, though - something comes up that forces me to bump something else in order to get it worked in. A prime example: Crayola and their line Halloween Crayons. Like their recent assortment of Back-to-School colors (which I covered here), these snuck-up with no warning or announcement, appearing tucked into a corner at the local Walmart. This new collection of eight, seasonally-themed color collections and an accompanying coloring book (each priced at just .97) secured themselves a position on my annual countdown after becoming an immediate hit with the kids (and grownups!) here at Rock Father HQ.

While I've already featured some great family-friendly music during 31 Days of Halloween 2013 here on The Rock Father, today we're going to expand that playlist by nine... but only if you act fast! From now through Sunday (the 20th), you can grab a FREE DOWNLOAD of a Kindie Rocktober Halloween Playlist featuring tracks by TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA (again?), KEY WILDE & MR. CLARKE, DAVID TOBOCMAN, JUSTIN ROBERTS, HEIDI SWEDBERG and the SUKEY JUMP BAND, MISTER G, BOXTOP JENKINS (again?), LLOYD H. MILLER, and THE POP UPS. Stream the songs below, then grab the downloads from this page...

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For Day 17 of 31 Days of Halloween we have something fresh... so fresh that just 24 hours ago it didn't exist online. From TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA comes the music video for "Boo!," a seasonally-appropriate, spooky little jam from their recently-released album, RUBBER BABY BUGGY BUMPERS. Check it out below...

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I first mentioned the KRE-O CityVille Invasion line of building sets here on The Rock Father back in August, and as part of my 31 Days of Halloween, it's time to show off one of the most seasonally-appropriate of the bunch: The Haunted Hideaway. Given to me by Hasbro during a recent Holiday Toys lunch here in Chicago, this 317-piece building set was irresistible to my four year-old, despite being advertised for ages 7+. Straight-away, she wanted to build "the haunted house," and that secured it a spot here as Day 16.

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