Don’t forget to have a safe and “boo”tiful Halloween!
I just made this really easy vampire teeth Halloween mobile. My boys made me buy them these plastic teeth to play with. They are ridiculously funny in little kid’s mouths. They look like really big grown up teeth and make my kids look like cartoon characters, which makes me laugh really hard, which then makes them cry because they are trying to be scary. And I won’t go into details about the amount of spit that comes out when they finally remove these from their faces. I’ll just say, ewww. But I also thought these teeth would be cute as a Halloween mobile. I grabbed the inside of an embroidery ring, some string and the teeth and BA-BAM. Vampire teeth Halloween Mobile. Easy.
Here is the tutorial, you ready for it? Tie the teeth on to the hoop with string. If only all tutorials could be like this! They sell these teeth in other colors too, and I almost got out my spray paint, but then I got lazy. But I will keep the idea in mind in case I ever throw another rap themed party and need gold fronts hanging around…
I think this might be my favorite Halloween costume that my husband has worn/made. I can’t even tell how old he is here but I know we weren’t married yet and I think this was right out of college. Why wouldn’t you dress up as Mr. T? We still have some of those gold chains around that my boys like to wear. They look totally street when they wear them.
I’m sharing my own favorite home-made costume over on Studio DIY today. You are probably going to want to see it. It is from junior high and it is oh so awesome. And check out the rest of her costume series with other bloggers too. It is such a fun way to get a little glimpse inside your favorite online personalities.
Halloween costumes can be chic. For instance, take the example above (balloon work by Rie Hosokai via Fabric Magazine). If I liked Halloween, had no children, had all kinds of extra time on my hands, was more crafty than I really am and had the body of a little boy, this would be my Halloween costume. And I would be ‘champagne’. I’d probably use blush colored balloons and go for more of a pink champagne. I’d make people call me Piper or Veuve and I would prance around the neighborhood like a bubbly goddess. But that ain’t happening.
This look is way more practical. I do not like dressing up so being able to wear something that resembles a normal every day outfit is essential. By simply adding this amazing paper mache lion mask or something similar you can take you carpool outfit right in to trick or treating.
But this isn’t going to happen either. For me, I will most likely be dressed in some sort of a legging, some sort of a flat super comfy shoe and a nondescript mom tunic. What about you? Do you dress up to take the kids trick or treating?
balloon image by Shoji Uchida
Halloween is fast approaching and Knott’s Berry Farm is offering family fun with their Camp Spooky events. For the regular price of admission, your kids get all the regular fun offered by Knott’s but also get some extra special treats in Camp Spooky. Yes, I know they also have a super rad Halloween Haunt experience for the adults or MUCH older kids. But I don’t do scary so go here to learn more about their 40th annual Halloween Haunt. This post is all about kid fun! My family got to check it out on Sunday and we had an amazing time!
Your kids are encouraged to come in costume! It is so much fun seeing all the kiddos dressed up!
When you enter Camp Spooky (Camp Snoopy for those of you who have had a long week and are not picking up the play on words there) your kids are given a trick-or-treat bag and a map with clues to where they can find candy. While my older son couldn’t eat the candy due to his food allergies, my youngest wanted to eat it immediately at each stop.
Inside Grizzly Bear Lodge is cookie decorating (for a nominal fee). I’m not sure if you have had the pleasure of tasting Knott’s Baked goods, but do yourself a favor and do this. When the kid’s move on to the trick-or-treating you can totally swipe the cookie for yourself.
We had so much fun riding the rides and seeing all the characters dressed up! Due to a Boy Scout activity we were unable to stay to take part in the rest of the Camp Spooky events. There is spooky story telling at The Lodge, A Halloween Spooktacular where the Peanuts gang sings and dances and also a Hay Bale Maze. We were most disappointed to miss the Costume Parade!
I love the events that Knott’s puts on and we were able to spend a little time with our friends, Desi and Tammy and their kids.
I mean, just think of how much more fun roller coasters are when you are wearing a costume. While my son was having the time of his life on this ride, I thought that Riley might not be feeling that great. Turns out he was just bored! This is a fast roller coaster kind of a kid!
Thank you for having us Knott’s!
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*Disclosure: My family was treated to a day at Knott’s but all opinion are mine. We love Knott’s.