Halloween: Favorites Flashback

by Davina on October 31, 2014

The day is finally here!

Over the years there have been lots of awesome ideas shared by Destri!  She always makes Halloween a special event at her house.  I wanted to bring back some of those incredible ideas today, in case you were looking for some ways to make the 31st extra special.

Free-Printable-Halloween-TriviaHalloween Trivia Game

This little trivia game can be one you share around the table or a testing ground for your goulish party later tonight.

 

 

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If you have little ones at home this morning who are bouncing off the walls with excitement about tonight…these are lifesaver activities for them.  Click here to get all of the easy peasy details.

 

 

Show-And-Tell-Halloween-TraditionsHalloween Traditions

Looking for great ways to make Halloween traditions of your own?  Take a look through some traditions that other moms have started and see if one strikes your fancy or inspires an idea of your own.

 

 

Free-Printable-Halloween-LabelsParty Time

Are you hosting a party of your own tonight or attending a friend’s shin dig?  Add a little extra fun with these hilarious bottle labels.

 

 

Spiders-in-JarLast Minute Decor

If you’ve not decorated yet and still want to make it happen (“I’m in the haven’t done it not planning to” camp) then these ideas may be just what you’re looking for to make a big impact in under 30 minutes! (Well maybe I’ll put some spiders in a jar…)

 

Halloween-Candy_1The Candy

Tonight is the night of eating candy until everyone is sick.  But what about tomorrow…and the next day?  Here are 10 ideas to help you decide what to do with all of that candy!

 

 

glitterpumpkinsWhat about tomorrow?

If you wake up on November 1st with too many pumpkins and gourds…here’s an idea for giving them a Thanksgiving makeover.

Four Last Minute Costumes

by Davina on October 29, 2014

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The Eleventh Hour

With only two days until Halloween, you might still be trying to help a child decide on a costume or you may have been trying to avoid this day.  And now it’s here and you need to call in for back up.  We are here for you!

We have four ideas for you that are fairly simple to pull together here at the eleventh hour.

Medusa

We just finished reading the Percy Jackson series about a month ago and Miriam loved the idea of snakes in her hair.  We got some glow in the dark snakes and even though they didn’t really work….they still looked awesome! And I love her intense stare that can turn you to stone….

To create this costume:

Raid the toy box for some snakes and twined.  Tie the snakes to one inch chunks of hair.  Add snakes until you get the desired affect. A long togo-like dress or a sheet wrapped around the body and tied at the middle with a rope or ribbon are options for creating the robe.

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Black Bat

This was probably the craziest transformation.  When Emma was all decked out in black makeup we could hardly tell who she was with the addition of the black wig.  When I was taking pictures of her she seemed like she would always disappear into the background of every picture.  She was in full bat character the way she would become almost invisible.

To create this costume:

Dress in all black.  Purchase a black short wig and fangs at Party City.  Paint face black.  Voila.

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Evil Princess

Grace didn’t want to be something cutesy this year.  She wanted to be something scary.  Really though, is it possible for her to be scary?  She was casting spells on everyone that came by her.

To create this costume:

Dig in the dress up bin in the toy chest and find a princess costume.  Paint face white with black eye makeup and red lips.  Add a black wig…and evil spell casting fingers and eyes.
 

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Napoleon Dynamite

We are absolute Napoleon Dynamite (and Nacho Libre) fans around here.  Emmett and Napoleon were one on Halloween night.  The moment the final piece of his costume was put on (the glasses) he was in full character.  From the huffing, to “GOSH”, his illegal ninja moves from the government, his lips hurt real bad, the way he ran from house to house, and getting his grove on…Emmett was Napoleon. Napoleon was Emmett.

To create this costume:

Purchase a white t-shirt and red iron on letters (both can be found at wal-mart).  Add a pair of jeans and moon boots or tennis shoes and a pair of glasses from Dollar Tree.

What are some of your easy and simple last minute Halloween costumes?  Please share in the comments!

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