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Thursday, August 18, 2011

73 day to 2011 Halloween

This kids are back in school which mean Halloween is only a few months away. Now is the perfect time to find out what the kids what to be for Halloween. Starting early is the best way to save money. Not only can you search for old items to reuse but you have time to hand make needed items as well. Garage sales and thrift stores are the perfect place to find items to reuse in a Halloween costume and at a fraction of the price compared to last minute shopping.

Don't forget about you as well, there is Halloween costume contests coming up. Remember last years winner and their over the top look? With a little planning you can have a great costume and win this years contest. What do we need to be looking for. Below are some ideas to make old items great Halloween costumes.


Black Dress - An old black dress can be cut down to fit on children. The cuts will be great jagged as they will look more scary.

Tie - Old ties make a great snake. Witches can wear a snake tie as a belt or around their neck.

Colorful Big clothes - This clothes are great for a clown costume.

There are many good Halloween costumes that come out of old clothing. Start by choosing what you what to be and then let your imagination run wild.


Autumn Activites for the Home and Family

Autumn Activities for Home and Family blog is full of lots of fun ideas for the fall. With all the tips for the fall your family is going to fall in love with Autumn. Best of all Autumn includes the Halloween parties as well. Recipes from Apple Cider Donuts to Baking yummy pumpkin seeds this is a great place to gather more information for your Autumn and Halloween activities.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

133 Day to Halloween 2011

Yes, I'm crazy and thinking about Halloween already. (really I'm crazy I already started my Chirstmas shopping too!)

But, there one good reason to think early. It Saves Money. Thinking in advance gives you plenty of time to come up with a Halloween idea and find the best and cheapest way to make it happen.

If my kids want a good witch out fit, pretending I don't have the items I hand, I can go garage sale shopping or ask around of old worn out black clothing. (the black clothing works for more than half of the costumes)

Want to make something extra specail. No problem pull out that sewing machine and get working. With all the extra time, you'll be able to make a great costumes that is bound to win a few prizes.

Halloween is going to be even more exciting this year. We finally got other kids to move into our part of the block...should be extra fun.

If you got something Halloween to share, send me a comment and we'll get it posted.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wonderful Halloween Costumes by kittycooks

This pea pod costume is so cute. Perfect for those of us who are in love with the Veggie Tales as well. kittycooks has writing easy to follow instructions with great looking pictures to help create the unquie pea pod.

http://www.kittycooks.com/how-to-make-a-pea-pod-costume.html


This unquie costume is great for using old clothes hidden into the closet. I love this idea because there is usually some old clothes hiding in the children closet. We can recycle those old clothes into a new and wonderful Halloween costume.

http://www.kittycooks.com/easy-homemade-costume-for-kids.html


Check out these two costumes as well: