Halloween 2014: Teal pumpkins, candy tricks, and other signs of the times

October 23, 2014 12:22 PM

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Parents preparing to take their kids out on Halloween will want to consider everything from setting a budget for costumes to checking bags for candy laced with marajuana. This isn’t your parents' old-fashioned Halloween.

Ten years ago, the average consumer spent $44.57 for a costume. Today, with 67.4 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday, the average spending per person is $77.52. As one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays, there’s more proof than ever that Americans love Halloween.

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