Don't Just Dress Up Your Turkey - Dress Up Your Kids As Well!

  • November 24, 2008
  • Jenna Maxwell
With Thanksgiving being only a few days away,  the holiday spirit is in full swing.  Dinners are being prepared, family gatherings are being planned and suitcases are being packed for visits to out-of-state relatives.  Now if you get along with your relatives the trip can be a lot of fun, but if not then it makes for a really long Thanksgiving weekend! Thanksgiving is a great time to spend some quality time with your family.  The kids are off for a few days from school and the college kids are home on break.  A tradition in our house is "movie night" always on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  It seems like Thanksgiving always gets a bad rap as far as movies depicting the holiday.  With Halloween you have an abundance of scary flicks to watch and at Christmas time there's always the feel good movies, but Thanksgiving seems to have fallen between the cracks when it comes to movies.  Fortunately there are a couple great movies that we watch every year on our "movie night":
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Both of these are great movies to watch as a family!  On Thanksgiving morning we always watch the Macy's Day Parade and of course it's a given that between the turkey dinner and pumpkin pie the only thing on our television is football!  Thanksgiving is also a great time to surprise your children, nieces and nephews with a great costume that they can wear on Thanksgiving Day.  My daughters love being turned into little Indian Princesses and the boys become wild American Indians running around the house in their Indian costume with their feathered headdress on and the fringe from their costumes flying!  They love it and have a great time pretending!  There's also the little Colonial Boy costume and the pilgrm girl costume that my daughter loves to put on when she's setting the table and bringing out the food for everyone.  It's quite a show and all the adults enjoy seeing them having so much fun. There are some really cool Thanksgiving costumes for adults too if you really want to dress the part this Thanksgiving!


The Perfect Christmas Present - A Costume!

  • November 12, 2008
  • Jenna Maxwell
Speaking from experience I know costumes can keep children busy for hours.  Mine are still wearing their Halloween costumes around the house!  As you know my son Caden was Indiana Jones for Halloween and since he's addicted to the movie he has no problem throwing on his costume and playing for hours in his make shift adventure tent he made in our backyard with his friends.   My oldest daughter Sydney was Hannah Montana and of course like every other little girl in the world, she loves dressing up and playing the part. For Christmas every year I buy my young neices and nephews a costume that I know they'll love.  My neices are perfectly happy with any type of princess costumes and my nephews are into the superhero costumes.  Since HalloweenExpress has so many princess and superhero costumes to pick from at great prices it's easy to find the perfect costume for each of them. 

Move Over Halloween - More Holidays Coming Thru!

  • November 03, 2008
  • Jenna Maxwell
Whew, did you make it through the Halloween season in one piece?  I'm telling you, it seems like when I first started my blogs over the summer Halloween was still so far away, but then before you know it I'm blogging in September then October and in the blink of an eye it's November 1st and Halloween is over!  I've enjoyed every minute of writing my Halloween blogs, however I'm not done yet.  We still have many costumes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, etc....  At you'll find that costumes are not just for Halloween, but for many occassions during the year! Did everyone have fun trick-or-treating?  I know my kids did and we actually made it through the weekend without my son Caden taking his machete from his Indiana Jones costume and hacking away at Syndey's Hannah Montana glitter microphone!  My weekend consisted of three kids on sugar high's one minute and food coma's the next.   They all three looked great in their costumes and they were a big hit in the neighborhood.  By letting them pick out a costume they really like I'm guaranteed that they will wear that costume over and over again for the next year just to play in.  However, I'm not sure my dogs appreciate that because as you know, my youngest daughter Olivia decided to be a kitty cat for Halloween and since the dogs have never before seen a cat that can stand on its two back legs while chasing them around the house, I'm pretty sure they don't care for it! Now that Halloween is officially over the next holiday to celebrate is Thanksgiving.  I love Thanksgiving with all the wonderful food, getting together with your family and football.  It's known at our house as the "3F Holiday" - Food, Family, Football (and not necessarily in that order)!   I hope you'll check out my upcoming blogs about the holidays; the traditions, foods, games and of course all our holiday costumes!