Rather than scaring kids silly, these late-October parties engage young revelers in creative projects, hands-on crafts and educational programs. Though the themes are ghoulish, costumed kids need not be afraid of what goes bump in these nights (or days). However, for teens that crave an old-time fright, there are a couple of gorier events catering to them. And for trick-or-treaters young or old, here’s hoping that a certain Halloween tradition stays the same:  the sugary sweets.