Friday, October 30, 2015

Five on Friday: Halloween edition!

DIY glitzy Halloween pumpkins

Happy Halloween Eve! Is everyone excited for the big day tomorrow? T and I are hosting a small daytime Halloween gathering (might as well start early with the costumes and candy!), so I took off from work today to prep for that and to spend some quality time with his parents who are visiting from out of town. Here are the five (Halloween themed!) items I'm loving this week!

 
Semi-homemade costumes

I'm giddy with excitement to reveal my Halloween costume (check our Instagram tomorrow!) but for now, all I'll say is that it meets my top 2 Halloween requirements: 1) it allows me to wear a wig, and 2) it has a store-bought base that I've been able to jazz up! Semi-homemade looks are always my favorite type of costume to put together since it's not like I'm ever going to be able to sew something from scratch, but I still like to customize my costume. Hands down, this DIY pageant girl costume is still my all-time favorite Halloween look (and I have the costume contest awards to prove it!).


Dog Halloween Costumes

Is there anything more adorable than a dog in a Halloween costume? M's dog Fred loves the spotlight (check out that camera-ready gaze), so of course we had to create a custom Queen Bee costume when she entered (and placed in) a dog Halloween costume contest. Does your pup get in on the holiday fun? 


Candy Corn Bark

One of the great pains of adulthood is not being able to stuff your face with free candy on Halloween (well, unless you have a kid who is old enough to trick-or-treat but too young to actually eat all of the candy...in that case, congrats!). Want to recapture the post-trick-or-treating sugar high? Our Candy Corn Bark is the ultimate Halloween party sweet nibble.


Halloween Nails

For a slightly more subtle approach to the holiday, this Halloween manicure provides the perfect mix of glitz, textures, and the classic orange/black color scheme!



Halloween Hand Sanitizer Party Favor

After ringing lots of strange doorbells all day, you'll definitely want to keep those germs far away from your home. At your Halloween party, skip the extra sugar in favor of this unique, cute, and practical favor - a bottle of Halloween hand sanitizer adorned with a "Germs are scary" tag will never go to waste! 

As a bonus, if you're still looking for the perfect party snacks for this weekend, make sure you check out our Top 5 Pumpkin Recipes for everything from pumpkin cocktails to pumpkin mac and cheese! Have a safe and fun Halloween!


Cheers to AprilAmandaJennieKarliRebecca, Katie, Heather, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!

19 comments :

  1. Such a cute dog costume! Awww! Our bulldog was a pumpkin last year and it was the funniest thing ever...he was so angry about having to wear the little stem as a hat! Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!!!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  2. Seriously that's so amazing that you were able to create that costume, I definitely don't have those type of skills! Dogs and little kids (strictly in a non creeper way) are definitely my favorites to see dressed up! They're just so cute! And M's dog looks so adorable in his costume!

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  3. omg that puppy! and your costume - that is fantastic! i can't wait to see. have a wonderful weekend with the parents!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. I can't even deal with that puppy costume! SO cute! I wish I was going to be home to dress up my dog tomorrow! Have a great weekend girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. That puppy costume is adorable. I was watching a local talk show the other day and they had a doggie costume fashion show, it made me laugh and the doggies were so cute. Anyways... love that Halloween manicure too and I hope that you ladies have a fab weekend! :-)

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  6. I did a Toddlers and Tiaras costume a few years ago and I loved it!

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  7. ooooh i love the 'semi homemade' - great idea. i quite like store bought just because #lazy and because i have no real experience with costumes. cannot wait to see what you girls rock tomorrow!

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  8. I'm so bad about Halloween costumes now - I got so lazy last year and bought cat ears and that will be my go to for years to come LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. I still don't have a costume! Haha last minute all of the time! Love the nails! So festive! And the hand sanitizer! I might run and pick one up to give to Emily's teacher when I pick her up this afternoon!! So cute!

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  10. Oh my gosh girl, I am so excited for your party! Cannot wait to see your costume, you're going to have a blast I love those germs are scary party favors, what a brilliant idea! Semi homemade are the perfect kind! Have a fun, spooky and spectacular Halloween weekend!!!

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  11. Love this post....a festive start to this holiday weekend! Absolutely adore that pageant girl costume! Happy Halloween!!!!

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  12. Candy corn bark?!?!?! I have never heard of such a thing but I really want some!!! Love your costume!!! And that dog is so cute :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. I love love Dog costumes! Candy Corn bark oh my yum!

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  14. I was a T&T a few years ago and it was one of my favorite costumes. I have it on my blog today.

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  15. Oh myyy that candy corn bark looks so good! I can't wait to see what your costume is for today!

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  16. SO CUTE! I love the homemade costumes! Also, that bark? OMG. Hope you had a blast yesterday! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  17. Your costume is so fun! I love the dog's too :) I always say I will dress up the dog, but it never happens. You may have convinced me for next year though!

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  18. Once you've taken in the unique décor at these venues in Los Angeles, the hardest part is to decide whether to go upstairs or downstairs. With a large open floor plan, you'll find bars on both levels, and someone will always come by to serve you matter where you decide to hang out.

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