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    • Throw a Spooktacular Halloween Party!

      Halloween is about a week away. If you have thought about throwing a party for friends and family, we have some great tips on the Charming Chick blog today that can help to ensure that everyone has a ghoulishly good time.



      Creepy Costumes


      What is a Halloween party without people dressed in funny, terrifying and creative costumes? Kids love to dress up and - truth be told - adults do too. It may take a little coaxing but once they are dressed up it's hard not to feel like a kid again. To make the costume aspect even more fun and interesting, you can always include a costume contest into the party activities. Depending on how many guests you plan on having, you can do one, two, or three prize for adults and a few for the kiddos.



      Dreadful Decor


      The decorations set the stage. As soon as your guests arrive they should be greeted with festive, freaky and fabulous decor. Of course the colors orange, black, brown, white and yellow are most commonly associated with this holiday.

      Scatter fake spiders and spider webs inside and out. You can also put up fake tombstones for an even creepier detail. Also, put dry ice in the punch bowl to create an ominous, foggy effect. Pictures, knickknacks, and decorations that include ghosts, goblins, zombies, Jack  O' Lanterns, and mummies are nice and spooky. Also, don't forget to have scary and suspenseful music playing in the background.



      Plan some thrilling activities.


      There are so many fun things you can plan to do during your Halloween party. Here are a few games and activities that are sure to make for a frightenly good time:


      * Pumpkin carving

      * Bobbing for Apples

      * Monster Tag

      * Make a Mummy

      * Weave a Scary Tale 



      Freaky Food


      You'll want the food you serve at your Halloween party to be delicious and devilish. Creating these ghostly snacks can also be a lot of fun. If you are looking for some festive and unique recipies here are some great websites:


      21 Gross Halloween Recipes ~ Parenting.com

      25 Spooky Halloween Treats ~ Family Fun

      Halloween Party Food Ideas ~ Better Homes and Gardens

      Happy Planning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tips for Choosing a Spooktacular Halloween Costume


      Halloween is just a few weeks away and many of us are trying to decide on  just the right costume for this fun fall holiday. Should you go traditional or be terrifying? Do you buy something at the store, DIY or a combination of the two? There are really so many choices out there and you are only limited by your imagination.

      At Charming Chick we have just a few tips to help you decide on the right costume for you this Halloween!


      This lamp  charm  makes an ideal accessory
       if you plan on being a genie this Halloween .






      1. Think outside the box

      The more original and creative you can be -- all the better. If you don't think you are creative enough to invent your own original costume or character don't worry; putting a new spin on and old favorite can work just as well or better.


      Also, choosing someone who is trending, or in the news a lot, is another great idea. You could go as the famous "Hockey Mom" and politician Sarah Palin or you would be "winning" as Charlie Sheen this year. You can also choose to go as your favorite celebrity; that can be a lot of fun!

      2. Consider your comfort

      It is also a great idea to consider how comfortable you will be while wearing the costume and where you are headed. If you are dressing up to take the kids trick-or-treating or will be at an outside, event a big or heavy weight costume might be okay.However, if you are going to be indoors = especially where there will be a lot of people - those types of costumes may be too hot or cumbersome to wear.

      Also, when kids go out trick-or-treating they aren't going to want to wear a coat over their costume, this takes away from the WOW factor and may have people asking, "Now what are you dear?" You can keep your little superheros and princesses warm by putting layers underneath their costume if it's a chilly fall evening.


      3.  Decide on a costume theme for the entire family 


      This is fun if you'll be attending a Halloween party or going trick or treating as a family. There are so many creative combinations you can do. Some family go as all the characters from the Wizard of Oz, all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the solar system, and more. If you check out The Tip Junkie Blog she has a ton of great Halloween costume ideas for the whole family.


      Have fun! Be Safe! Get Creative!


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