Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Halloween! Who will you be?

Halloween is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! What happened to October? The final days of picking THE PERFECT Halloween costume is upon us! Are you stressing out? Are you feeling the pressure?

In a meeting I was at today, we were talking about Halloween. One of the gals mentioned how she was "stressin out" trying to figure out what she was going to wear for her THREE Halloween parties that she had for Saturday night. After the meeting, I made the mistake of stopping at a Party America store to pick up some items for the event we are/were planning and it was PURE CHAOS in the store. So, if you are feeling the Halloween "heat" of trying to decide which costume to wear, you are NOT the only one! Believe me, if you had been at this particular Party America store, you would understand what I am saying to you!!! (IT WAS NUTS!)

Here are my "two cents" on the Halloween holiday:

1. It's totally a kid holiday! Whether you have kids or if you are a "kid at heart", this is the holiday to be silly and crazy!

2. Search inside for your "alter ego" and let it shine through on Halloween. Pick a costume that is totally out of your comfort zone and have fun with it!

3. Most popular costumes for 2009. Adult: Michael Jackson, Kate Gosslein, Farrah Fawcett, The Joker (Heath Ledger Version), Mario Brothers, Vampires (think Twilight). Child: Mario Brothers, Transformers, Princesses, and Super Heroes.

4. I LOVE homemade costumes MUCH MORE than the store bought kind. (No offense to the retailers out there.). It's a GREAT opportunity to show your creativity, as well as save some money! It's a chance to come up with costumes that puzzle people and it becomes a game for people to try and figure out WHO YOU ARE! Some of the best costumes I have ever seen have been HOMEMADE!
5. Most Important: Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!

Halloween for me is not so much about dressing up. I know, right? Me? Not like dressing up? Clothes? Costumes? Whatever? That seems crazy to say "out loud". Dressing up is not my favorite part of the Halloween holiday. My favorite part is seeing the kids in their fun costumes, handing out candy, and trying to figure out costumes that adults are wearing at parties. It's exciting to see kids/people "leave their reality" for a small amount of time and enter a fantasy world either spooky or whimsical!

What are some of your favorite Halloween memories or Halloween costumes? I would LOVE for you to share.....

Don't delay....get your Halloween costume today!

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