Halloween is almost upon us but don’t be scared by the idea of making your own costume. Here are some frightfully good costumes that won’t break the bank and are easy to make!
I am so excited to share this spooky ebook with you. It’s full of vegan treats recipes for Halloween and it’s free!
There are recipes for breakfast, appetizers, main courses, desserts and sweets. Download this FREE Vegan Halloween Recipes ebook and make this Halloween your tastiest ever!
Disclaimer- I received a copy of How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-Ray as part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Blogger Program but all opinions are 100% my own.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be on video in a few weeks. Keep an eye out for that announcement. Meanwhile, here are some great Costumes, Pumpkin Stencils, Snacks, and more inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2! Click on each one to print.
Disclaimer- I received a copy of Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-Ray as part of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Blogger Program but all opinions are 100% my own.
Get inspired this Halloween season with this hilarious comedy-adventure. Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. Mr. Peabody & Sherman features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.
To help you prepare for Halloween this year, we’ll take you back in time through Mr. Peabody & Sherman’s adventures – a surefire list of original and inspired costume ideas for children and parents alike!
This Halloween will have everyone walking like an Egyptian. The ideas are endless dressed as Cleopatra, King Tut and Anubis, or keep things under wraps with a Halloween classic – a mummy!
Take a page from the history books as an ethereal Greek God or Goddess. You can also put those old sheets to good use with a characteristic toga or bring history to life as a Spartan warrior!
A nod to the rebirth of culture, the renaissance was marked by some of the greatest poets, philosophers, sculptors, artists, architects and musicians. While the possibilities are infinite, some original costume ideas include the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci or medieval gowns and robes paired with wigs and jewelry.
“Let them eat cake.” Whether you’ll be enjoying cake or candy this Halloween, the French Revolution is chock-full of fashion and extravagance – marked by gowns, jackets, headgear, stockings and quirky accessories.
What better way to pay homage to Mr. Peabody himself than an adorable bow tie accompanied by black retro round frames? Add a little black face paint to the nose and some floppy white ears and you’ll have to do a double take! Of course some of those round frames, freckles and a pair of white sneakers would also make for a great Sherman.
I encourage you to build your own creation out of cardboard and share it via social with the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC for a last chance to win an Imagination Box Prize valued at $5000! Learn how to enter-to-win and to see some of the amazing TheBoxtrolls inspired creations by visiting: www.
Here’s a recipe for building your own Boxtrolls cookie pops like the ones above. So cute!
THE BOXTROLLS is in theaters now!
Story: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable
Writer: Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow
Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan
MPAA Rating: PG
To view the official trailer please visit: http://youtu.be/
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For Halloween this year Moose Toys sent my family sample packs of some of their toys to give to trick-or-treaters. They gave us Trash Packs for the boys and Glitzi Globes for the girls. This is the second year that Moose sent us sample packs and we even had a few trick-or-treaters specifically look for our house this year to see what toys we would be giving away. Trash Packs are fun, collectible trash cans with gross characters to collect and trade. These characters have names like putrid pizza, slop corn, and rancid steak. Perfect for boys! Glitzi Globes are the perfect make your own toy for girls. They are a fun, make your own glittery globe product. All the trick-or-treaters were excited to get something besides candy that they could keep long after Halloween.
My girls were excited to give out the Glitzi Globes for Halloween but they were even more excited when we were also sent a Glitzi Globe starter set to review. Glitzi Globes are easy to make. Start with a mini animal figure that you put on the stopper’s post. Fill the clear globe dome with clean bottled water, add 3 tiny, colorful charms, and dissolve a glitter pellet on top. Once the tablet is dissolved close the lid of the Glitzi Globe maker to seal your Glitzi Globe and decide what to put it in. The starter set includes a ring, bracelet, necklace, and pretty base to put on your desk or use as a pencil topper. Glitter globes are a fun collectible for girls so being able to make their own was especially fun for my girls. They especially love being able to wear them. Animals, glitter, water, and jewelry all combined. What’s not to love! Glitzi Globes are sure to be a hit this holiday season! Make sure to check out the web site for fun games and printable coloring pages, too!
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Enjoy Halloween with your family at the YMCA in Boca Raton, FL on October 26, 2013 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm!
Activities will include: Haunted House, Magician, Hay Rides, Fire Dancers, Kids Journey Through Oz Adventure, Trick or Treating and much more!
Peter Blum Family YMCA
6631 Palmetto Circle S.
Boca Raton, FL 33433
PRE-SALE TICKETS (October 12th-25th)
FREE with a bag of individually wrapped candy per person
Children 2 & older- $15
DAY OF EVENT
Children 2 & older- $15
Children 2 & older- $20
Questions? Contact the Y at (561) 395-3622.
Want to win this great collection of Nickelodeon Halloween DVDs?
See below for directions on how to enter! You can enter daily!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Ghouls Fools
Take a haunting, hilarious dive into Bikini Bottom and enjoy some ghostly tunes! In addition to the double-episode, “Ghoul Fools,” go on a treasure hunt, learn to tie nifty knots and board the Flying Dutchman to haunt the Seven Seas.
Nickelodeon Favorites: Happy Halloween
Trick or Treat? Halloween is a special time of year and this DVD has all of your favorite Nickelodeon friends as they discover candy, costumes and haunted happenings. This year, celebrate Halloween with Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Wonder Pets!, Yo Gabba Gabba, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao, Kai-lan.
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade
Join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures in this four-episode DVD. In addition to the title episode, this DVD includes “Boo!,” “The Backpack Parade” and “Dora, la musico.”
Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween!
Excitement abounds as the characters dress up in outrageous costumes and gather private stashes of candy. Through “The Fall Song,” “Halloween Party Song,” and “Trick or Treat Song” the characters learn what happens on Halloween, and just as important, the song “Too Much Candy” helps the characters to understand eating candy in moderation. The DVD contains 3 additional episodes.
Go, Diego, Go!: Diego’s Halloween!
Help Diego and Freddie the Fruit Bat save the llamas so they can deliver Halloween treats to all of the animals! This DVD includes “Freddie The Fruit Bat Saves Halloween,” “Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival,” “Alicia Saves the Crocodile!” and “Manatee’s Mermaid Rescue!”
Max & Ruby: Max & Ruby’s Halloween
Ruby wants Max to be a Little Prince for Halloween but Max wants to be a Vampire. Ruby, dressed up as Cinderella, thinks Max will scare Grandma when they go trick-or-treating to her house. However, it’s Ruby who gets the fright when Grandma answers the door. Plus, this DVD contains 11 additional Max & Ruby episodes.
This giveaway is going to be a little different than I’ve done before but I think it will be fun. Each day of the giveaway between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. EST I am going to post a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN WORD OF THE DAY on my facebook fan page. Make sure to scroll down my fan page wall to see the word of the day. To enter for that day simply enter the date and the SPOOKY HALLOWEEN WORD OF THE DAY on the form below. If you are selected as the winner you must have the date and the correct word of that day as your entry or a new winner will be selected.
Good luck! Happy Halloween!
It’s time to Unjunk Your Halloween! Yesterday I had an ice cream party to introduce my friends to UNREAL™Candy. This wonderful brand is aiming to revolutionize the candy world AND MORE by making it healthier. Unreal candy has no corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, GMOs, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and 40% less sugar per serving on average.
UNREAL™ was started because a thirteen year old boy asked one Halloween why candy needs to be so unhealthy.
He did a bit of research only to find that candy is filled with bad things like hydrogenated oils and artificial colors and flavors. He found out that those ingredients don’t make candy taste better, they simply make it cheaper to produce.
The children and mommies were treated to ice cream sundaes that included fruit and UNREAL candy for the toppings. But would anyone miss the corn syrup, preservatives, and other things that are normally in other candies?
Here some of the moms were discovering how much healthier UNREAL candy is. They were surprised to learn that it had less sugar and more fiber and protein than similar candies. YES! More fiber and more protein! Maybe we can have a candy treat!
It doesn’t look like any of the children are missing any of the corn syrup, preservatives, or other bad for you ingredients!
Everyone really enjoyed the ice cream sundaes with UNREAL Candy topping. The moms were all surprised how much the UNREAL candy tasted like it’s unhealthy counterparts. The moms were even more surprised when I told them that UNREAL candy wasn’t being sold in specialty health food stores or at a higher price than their favorite candies. UNREAL candy wanted to make sure that their products are easily accessible, sold right where you can find your normal candy favorites, and around the same price. You don’t have to spend more or go far to UNJUNK your Halloween!Join the UNREAL Nation and learn more about unjunking your Halloween and more!
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