A Halloween Party Spread

When planning a Halloween party one of the most important things you will be organizing is food.  Here are a few tips for preparing a Halloween party spread your guests will love. Party theme:  Keep these things in mind when preparing your party food. Do you have a theme for your party? Will there be children, or is this an adult or teenage party? Are you open to a pot luck? Do you prefer a sit down Halloween dinner party, or are finger foods and mingling the way you like to entertain? Here are some fun treats and tips that are simple, and bound to please. Beverage: Creamy Orange Punch Tip: Place beverage in a drink dispenser or large jug.  Using black card and removable poster tape attach a fun jack-o-lantern face to your dispenser. Ghost Marshmallow … [Read more...]

10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

It's the time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play. Of course, they aren't real ghosts and goblins...they're our children dressed up for trick-or-treating and Halloween partying! And, if we're really cool parents, we dress-up with our kids! My kids ask to be something different every year. And every year I secretly hope they'll ask to be something I can make myself. A good DIY costume is second to none. This year out of five kids I get to make three costumes. Not bad odds. {The five-week-old baby doesn't get a say so. Ha!} My oldest son wants to dress-up as a nerd. {Awesome!} My four-year-old daughter wants to dress-up as an angel. {Easy enough!} I'm glad they chose easy costumes to create. When your kids tell you they want to dress up as something or someone do you … [Read more...]

4 Gorgeous Halloween Makeup Looks

The best thing about Halloween is not only the costumes, but the extravagant or simple makeup looks that can make or break your garb. Take a look at some of the gorgeous-yielding, yet easy tips below! The Fairy Look Frosty, dewy, and ethereal describes this look. You'll want to prep with a primer as your base to ensure that this gorgeous glow sticks. For the eye area, we're loving the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer. Take a bold color, such as aqua, turquoise or even a glitzy peach, and blend throughout the eyelid. Create an airbrushed effect at the crease by blending thoroughly. To make your eyes really pop, take some gold cosmetic glitter and, with a light hand, brush it atop your eyeshadow color. To complete the eyes, line them with a liquid bronze liner and delicate false … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Costumes from Your Closet

I remember growing up we did not do a lot of trick-or-treating. We did, however, go to “Hallelujah Night “ or “Fall Festival” parties thrown by local churches (and sometimes we would hit up two or three of these “parties”. Oh, we were all about the candy!) I also remember how the brothers and I always had to go as a Bible character (had to as in that is what we wanted to be not simply had to). Most of the time, my brothers wanted to go as Shepherds. Mom grabbed a bathrobe and rope, a pillowcase for head garb and found a stick out in the yard to be used as a staff (and just sometimes my brothers would be ultra cool and hide a water gun under their robes as well). One year, Mom made the Christian Solider from Ephesians 6 costume out of a can of silver spray paint and cardboard. That … [Read more...]

The Harvest Party: A Halloween Party Alternative

Across the country as parents gear up for the Halloween season, many are trying to figure out an alternative to the typical Halloween party. Perhaps, another child in the class is already hosting a Halloween themed party or maybe you would just like an alternative to the spooky, scary themes that come with a Halloween party. A good alternative to the Halloween party is the Harvest party. The following are a few tips for hosting a Harvest party of your own: Harvest Party Decorations Decor for your Harvest party can be as simple as a few well-placed pumpkins and autumn leavesor any other fall decor that you can find at local craft stores. Harvest themed items such as pumpkins, gourds and autumn leaves can even be found in the produce and floral sections of your local grocery … [Read more...]

How To: Vampire Halloween Makeup

Vampires are most definitely "in" right now. With shows like Twilight, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries you might be toying with the idea about becoming sporting a vampire costume for Halloween. There is a total spectrum of vampire looks from super sexy to super scary and now thanks to the popular TV shows, even human-like. Let's hit somewhere in between with this makeup look. You'll have your trick or treaters and friends applauding your effort with this step by step vampire makeup tutorial. Step 1: Complexion Two things are important in getting your complexion just right - paleness and translucency. Buy some white liquid Halloween face makeup to mix with your tinted moisturizer. Stay away from using full coverage foundation and stay away from a thick cream white face paint. Mix … [Read more...]