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 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.
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!
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.
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 please...do NOT pass out raisins...
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!
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.
'Cuz before you know it...it's over.
P.S. Don't forget to turn your clocks back at midnight Halloween night. Wooo hooo and extra hour to party!