Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random hearts: Trick or treat...smell my feet (ewww) give me something yummy to eat! We craaazzzyyy heart HALLOWEEN!

3 days and counting until our most favorite holiday in the whole wide world happens!!!!!!!!! (OK, it ties with Xmas time). But how exciting...

Halloween is coming!

Its the 1 time of the year where kids can be kids and grown ups can be kids. We get to wear super fun makeup and costumes and fool around and stuff our bellies with candy.

Oh and guess what? Halloween treats have NO calories! Woooo hooo...pass the candy corns and the butterfingers...mama's starting early.

Here is a short history of Halloween or All Hallows Eve (PS...yes it is cut and pasted from Wikipedia...I'm not the best re-typer)....

Halloween has origins in the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain, which is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end". The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the "lighter half" of the year and beginning of the "darker half".

The celebration has some elements of a festival of the dead. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm.

Now on to the fun stuff! Here is a small list to help you enjoy the holiday...

Grab a great costume
How rad is this "Barbie" costume! Yes, it could be suuuuper hard to get around the party in...
but just think of how many "Best Costume" awards you will win! See...super worth it.

You and your cutie bean BF need a costume together but don't feel like going thru too much hassle?
You guys would be sickeningly cute in this plug duo.

While you are at it, you should ask your poopie dog if he or she wants to dress up too!

Don't want to fuss?

DIY it with an easy to do hoodie costume!

Or just throw on a mask and you are RTG (but B-O-R-I-N-G)

Don't feel like going out to a party or trick or treating? Invite a few friends over for a Ghoul filled bash...

Make some super fun and creepy treats.

Loving these healthy yet super funny creepy teeth. They are made with apples and nuts!

Eyeball Doughnuts?!?!?! Really? Yes...heaven on a Halloween-ified Earth!
How cool are these Witches fingers? Easy to make and even easier to eat... done and done...

Oh my jeez!!!! Kids of all sizes will suuuper heart these spider cupcakes....we know we do!

Put in a uuber scary movie to get everyone in the mood.

We totally and crazy love The Others, Pet Sematary (yes...that's how it's spelled), and the classic, Halloween...

Or if you have the little ones with you how about The Nightmare Before Christmas! Or Beetlejuice!!!

Now, if you are still not convinced that Halloween is the most fun holiday ever...then grab some candy for your trick or treaters and let them have all the fun.

This is the best mix of candy ever!!! The only thing missing is the candy corn...but pop a few Butterfingers or Snickers and you just may say, "Candy Corn who?"

Oh how I wish we had trick or treaters in my neck of the woods...I would soooo lurve to pass out these amazing Gummy Teeth.

These pink and white fangs would be the hit of anyones pile o' candy at the end of the night. That was the best feeling! Pouring out our candy at the end of a successful night and trading your friends for your favs.

Don't feel like passing out fake teeth or chocolate? That's ok...pass out any kind of sweet treat, But please...oh NOT pass out raisins...

Just remember how you felt as a kid when you put your paw in the pillowcase and pulled out a box.

But if you have to be healthy, then how about giving out some organic lollipops or gum?

Glee gum is an uber yummy alternative to the normal halloween sugary sweets... It's made with all natural ingredients, colors and flavors...(and NO corn syrup!)

OMG! Glee also has DIY candy kits!!! Wowzers!

These Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops will fool even your most sugar loving tot...
They are made with real fruit juice and organic ingredients. Yes Please!

So however you choose to spend your Halloween...spend it with friends...wisely and have FUN!!!!

Still need a costume...ahheemmm Miss t.w.h....that means YOU! Here are our 3 go to places for the best out there... Hollywood Toys and Costumes, Target, and Buy Costumes.

Here is a great website for the best tips and sometimes the ones we don't even think about ;)

Ben and Jerry's have a super fun website dedicated to the fun filled holiday.

Be safe...Be scary...HAVE FUN!

'Cuz before you know's over.

P.S. Don't forget to turn your clocks back at midnight Halloween night. Wooo hooo and extra hour to party!

xoxo t.w.h.

1 comment:

Earl said...

Kids and adults alike have fun around the neighborhood with their awesome and entertaining costumes, which is why the homeowners provides them treats to keep the festive spirit alive. Me and my friends always participate in such activities with our themed costumes; we once went around the neighborhood as Bon Jovi with our lace wigs. And last year, we went as door-to-door evangelists proclaiming the word of Halloween while wearing a business attire and motown tress wigs.

With the fun it brings to everyone, I'm sure that the spirit of Halloween will not die.