Halloween (Image Credit: Mike Spasoff)

Your First Time… Throwing a Halloween Party

Halloween (Image Credit: Mike Spasoff)

Halloween (Image Credit: Mike Spasoff)

My Halloween-o-meter kicks into full gear right about the end of September when all the stores are putting out the costumes and candy. And it just makes me want to celebrate. Once you get too old for trick or treating, it may seem like Halloween loses a lot of its verve, but trust me, it doesn’t.

Halloween just so happens to be the perfect holiday to throw a party! It doesn’t have the familial obligations that come with Christmas and Thanksgiving, it’s important enough to celebrate and it isn’t a depressing holiday like Valentine’s Day can be.

But throwing parties can also be stressful. I know, I’ve thrown several Halloween parties, and they weren’t all me watching scary movies and eating candy by myself in my dorm room. Below, you’ll find tips on throwing your first Halloween party and making it one to remember. Continue reading

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Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

A (tongue-in-cheek) guide to picking a Halloween Costume!

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS (Image Credit: Paramount Pictures)

This is the season; the season where the leaves turn to lovely shades of orange, red and brown; where the slight change in weather sends a chill down your spine; and where you have the intangible sense that things get just a little bit more…creepy. This is the Halloween season.

By now your social calendar is probably filled with great intentions to attend all kinds of fabulous Halloween parties. But the stressful part is deciding on a costume! How will you top last year’s costume? Should you go with something on trend, or stick with something more classic? What if you are caught wearing the same costume as someone else? What if they look better in it?! Well fret no more because I have compiled for you an original guide to picking the perfect Halloween costume! Continue reading

Fun Halloween Movies for Horror Lovers and Haters Alike

Image Credit: Flickr user Sweet Honey Pie

Image Credit: Flickr user Sweet Honey Pie

Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I love coming up with creative costumes, decorating with fake spiderwebs and carving silly faces into pumpkins. It makes me feel like a kid again. But what I don’t love are horror movies.

I’ve never been a big fan of things jumping out at me whether in person or on a television screen. I like my little personal bubble to remain happy and startle-free at all times. That’s not to say, however, that I don’t want to partake in movie nights on Halloween with friends because I’m too scared to watch a movie that my or may not have some monster-serial killer-thing coming to get me. So I make a compromise, and you can too with these classic Halloween movies that everyone can enjoy. Continue reading

DIY Funky Ombre Pumpkins by Funkytime

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Another week, another amazing pumpkin DIY! When I saw these gorgeous pumpkins on Funkytime, I just had to ask if we could share them here with you. I am all about creative pumpkin decoration ideas and these are some of the prettiest non-carved pumpkins I have come across so far!  I adore the ombre pumpkin and think it would make a beautiful thanksgiving centerpiece. I also think the triangle design pumpkin is the kind of whimsical detail that is great for a children’s Halloween Party with more flair and less scare.

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Halloween Sugar Cookies by Jenny of Bake

I love Halloween! It’s the perfect excuse to regress back to childhood; you get to dress up, watch films you know you shouldn’t because they’re scary and gorge yourself on more sweets than are good for you. Continue reading