How to Get the Most from Your Money This Halloween

According to a recent survey conducted for the National Retail Federation, the average person spends $72.31 on Halloween related items....more

Don’t Think Trick-or-Treating Has Changed? Consider This.

My sons’ childhood seems to barely resemble the childhood I remember. And nowhere is the discrepancy more glaring than at Halloween.For American kids, Halloween has always been the BIGGEST deal of the year, barring the “Holiday Season” [which is now 2 months long.] Growing up, summer recess had scarcely commenced when my friends and I began our countdown to the spectacular, candy-coated event. We couldn’t imagine how its scale could possibly be any grander.How beguilingly naive.What’s Changed The Most:...more

10 Tips for Choosing an Adult Halloween Costume

Yes, it’s THAT time of year again: The Season of the Witch, All Hallow’s Eve, Trick or Treat, the Night of Mischief and, most definitely (my eyes are bleeding), really age-inappropriate costumes.  ...more

Easy DIY No-Sew Alien Costume

I have found, in the past few years, that I have a ridiculous amount of fun crafting with duct tape. I couldn't give you any logical reason but, judging by the fact that there is an entire aisle of the stuff in my local supermarket, I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels that way....more

DIY Budget-Friendly Star Wars Halloween Costumes for the Family

Our costumes have always been homemade. The problem with homemade costumes when you're me is this: I have absolutely no sewing skills. Sure, I can re-affix a button to a shirt, but there have been several times my sweet, talented sister Jenny has attempted to teach me how to use a sewing machine and I've almost killed both of us. Multiple times. ...more
Lol thanks! Sadly only Noah will be wearing a Halloween costume this yearmore

7 steps to a thrift store Halloween costume

I love dressing up for Halloween. The more ridiculous, the better. I’ve been everything from Richard Simmons (I looked good with my drawn on chest hair), to a pregnant nun....more

12 Ways Halloween Has Changed Since We Were Kids

I have totally missed the Halloween boat, and my kids are going to be pissed. They know I missed the boat, because yesterday when they brought the mail up to the house, their little faces were scrunched up as they held back the tears. “What's wrong?" I asked, "Was there a dead animal in the mail box?” “No, mommy. You are late for Halloween! The Chasing Fireflies CHRISTMAS catalog is here and we still. don’t. have. costumes!” ...more
Hilarious! You mean people used to plan without Pinterest?more

Halloween on a Budget: Make Your Own Adorable Costumes (and Save a Ton!)

I'm a crafty girl, so of course, I always make my kids' Halloween costumes. But even if you don't have a crafty bone in your body, I know you can make a costume this year (or at least vow not to spend an ungodly amount of money on a crummy costume at the store, okay?). I'll show you how—keep reading! ...more