After perusing various lists of the top Halloween costumes for this year from a number of sources, including the National Retail Federation, I’ve compiled the best of the best here for you. These are the most popular Halloween costumes based on today’s current trends.
In addition to making pumpkin pie shots and pumpkin drink skewers or stir sticks, you’ll find LOTS of Halloween drink recipes for punch and other cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic Halloween drinks for kids and adults alike.
This is a huge sampler of some of the worst costumes ever. Click on the list names to see photos for them all. Some are DIY ideas. Others are legit Halloween costumes that you can buy.
One of the hottest Halloween costumes is the iPhone costume. What a great idea… If you’re a fan of Apple or the iPhone, why not make your own iPhone costume, right?! Here are some great photos, instructions, and videos.
This video provides some great tips for creating your own one-of-a-kind Halloween costume. There are 6 simple things you can do to come up with some really fun ideas!
Step-by-step instructions to make some of the most gruesome looking Halloween foods that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of scary Halloween foods! The best part… as gross as these foods look, they’re all 100% edible!
The best part about the Halloween decorating ideas described in this video is that they utilize everyday things that you have around the house. AND… they can all be un-done. So you aren’t damaging any of your favorite things when you turn them into fun Halloween decorations.
Many view Halloween as the one time of year that it’s safe to unleash your wild side. For some, that means sexy Halloween costumes. For others it means trashy Halloween costumes. These videos highlight the differences between the 2 types of Halloween costumes, along with some interesting ideas for wearing Halloween costumes in the bedroom.
Lots of great videos that provide step-by-step instructions for making your own Halloween costumes. These ideas apply to child and adult Halloween costumes.
Have the first day of Kindergarten jitters? The best advice for parents whose children are getting ready to start Kindergarten comes from parents & teachers who’ve been there before. Following is a collection of all the best tips from parents and kindergarten teachers to help you prepare for the first day of Kindergarten.
Make your own Tweet Me and Text Me candy hearts — like Necco’s new Sweethearts Candy designs — using this free online Candy Heart Maker. Or, make some personalized M&Ms for Valentine’s Day, or for ANY other holiday or special occasion for that matter!
DIY Network has 4 great videos showing some outside-the-box ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween! Each video features the unique pumpkin carving techniques used by 4 of their TV experts: Chris Grundy, Jason Cameron, Ahmed Hassan, and Amy Matthews.
Photos and videos showing lots of fun ways to decorate Halloween Trees — both indoor and outdoor — using all sorts of fun shapes and Halloween decorations.
To create the illusion that Mother Nature has gone berserk and created foliage with a spooky personality, here are some tips. Photos of lots of tree faces and talking trees here!
First some fun facts about New Year’s resolutions. Then, my personal resolutions for the year — which all happen to have a ‘green’ theme. Finally, a poll for your feedback, plus tips for sticking to your New Years resolutions this year.
A wine club membership is a great gift idea for wine drinkers. The official Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons.
These jack-o-lanterns are the coolest pumpkins I’ve ever seen!… They might provide you with some inspiration for other fun ways to carve pumpkins. Please let me know if you find other cool Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns!
Literally hundreds of group Halloween costumes to consider buying or making yourself — for adults and kids alike. Each group costume idea has a make-it-yourself option, for the crafty ones and the do-it-yourselfers. If you’re going trick-or-treating with a group this year, or have a work party or a fun party you’re attending with friends, then you’ll be the best dressed group in attendance. You’ll probably win this year’s costume party!
Should you give red roses? white roses? pink roses? carnations? or daisies? And which colors? Here are the appropriate types and colors of flowers that you should give on Valentine’s Day or any other special day.
Make some fun football cupcakes! Start with ‘easy vanilla cupcakes’. Then add ‘vanilla buttercream icing’. Finally, top individual cupcakes with one of the following: Edible Footballs — made from caramel candies, with white icing as the stripes on the ball. Pennant Flags — press fruit candies (like Starburst), then cut in the shape of sports flags, attach the flags to pretzel sticks, and pipe some icing messages onto the flags. Tiny Helmets — made from the same fruit candies in different colors, cut in the shape of football helmets, and then pipe some icing onto the helmets for decoration.
Not a fan of football? As much as I hate to admit it, that’s me. For some reason, I tend to gravitate toward the fun party games and football party recipes instead of the actual game itself. Here are some fun ways to learn the basics of football… fast!
Some fun and interesting New Year’s ideas to explore…
Check out these fun new holiday cards we received for Christmas. They’re actually GIFTS… in addition to greeting cards!
Have you noticed this?… More and more drivers are decorating their vehicles with things like Christmas lights, garland, and wreaths. I also saw a couple of SUVs decorated with reindeer antlers — you know, one on each of the front door windows. Here are a few pictures…
Turns out, I’m one of the last ones to discover Office Max’s Elf Yourself holiday e-card. On the CBS morning show, they reported on several of these types of viral videos. They said the Elf Yourself one has been viewed by over 65 million people already!