Easter Egg Mania!

  • March 30, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

 

There are so many fun things to do as a family during the Easter holiday and a lot of it has to do with eggs!  The annual Easter egg hunt at the local park, the annual Easter egg hunt for the family in the backyard and the coloring of Easter eggs are the three most important things on my kids Easter "to do " list. I love coloring Easter eggs and can remember doing it with my brothers and sisters when I was little.  It was a big deal then and still is today with my children.  I buy three dozen eggs (one for each child) and after boiling and cooling them, the fun begins.  I'm still pretty old fashioned when it comes to coloring eggs.  I like the tried-and-true Paas Easter Egg coloring kit where you drop a colored tab in a mixture of water and vinegar and use the bendable egg holder to drop it in and get it out when it's done.  I love the wax crayon that comes with it so the kids can write their names on the eggs before dropping them into the color.  Today though there are so many different ways to color eggs.  We've tried them all, but my favorite is still Paas. The city park always has a big Easter egg hunt every year and the kids love it.  It's a lot of fun to go to but can be overwhelming for the little ones.  When they tear away the ribbon and all the kids take off it's mayhem!  But the kids love it and the parents are all cheering them on from the sidelines (and of course telling them where the eggs are).  My favorite part is the Easter Bunny himself.  The same "Easter Bunny" has been doing it for years and he is wonderful with the children.  It's the most amazing Easter Bunny costume and you'll never believe where they got it??  Of course...HalloweenExpress.com!  Another fun Easter egg hunt is the one we have for all my children, nieces and nephews at our house every Easter.  We have a big Easter party later on in the day so that all the kids have plenty of time to get their Easter baskets at home and have time to enjoy playing with their treats.  Also there's always Easter mass on Easter morning to go to.  Once everyone is here the kids all go downstairs while the adults hide a ton of those plastic Easter eggs with different things in them all over the backyard.  For the little ones, it's candy and for the older kids of course nothing would do but cold hard cash.  It's all small amounts, some eggs with ten cents other eggs with $1 or $5.  It's always so much fun watching them take off and find the eggs.  Each child gets the same amount of eggs so that we don't hear, "That's not fair!"  So this Easter try a little "egg" fun!  Whether it's coloring them or hiding them around the yard, the kids will really be glad you did! 

   


Baseball Brings Spring Fever!

  • March 27, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Spring is always assured to bring warm weather, spring flowers, the Easter Bunny and America's number one pasttime - baseball!  Professional baseball teams all across the country have been gearing up for their big opening day games coming up in May.  The Cincinnati Reds are my team of choice and I can't wait for their opening day game against the New York Mets on May 6th.  Tickets are purchased, game apparel and fan accessories are bought and now there's nothing to do but wait 11 more days! With the weather in Cincinnati, you never know what to expect on opening day.  I've been before when it's been perfect and sunny and I've been before when it's been bitter cold.  I'm really hoping that Mother Nature sees fit to bestow upon us Red's fans a little sunshine that day.  If you're listening Mother Nature - something in the mid 70's would be nice! If you're a big baseball fan, you should check out some of the awesome costumes and accessories at HalloweenExpress.com just for the baseball fan!  My all time favorite baseball themed costume is the Old Tyme Baseball Player costume.  It's a drawback to the 1920's when some of baseballs greats such as, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb graced our fields. 

If you want to get a laugh out of the fans sitting around you at the game be sure to check out the Game Face Baseball Sports Mask.  It's sure to get you noticed at any game!  

Speaking of getting noticed - for all you women out there that think you can call the shots better than the referee's just put on a sexy referee costume and believe me you'll get more attention then the players themselves!

 

 

  

Disney Costumes Rock!

  • March 23, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

 

You can never go wrong with a Disney costume for your kids!  The way to a child's heart is simple - buy them a Disney costume and instantly you're the best mom in the whole world! What's so great about Disney costumes, is that the kids can relate to the characters because they've watched them either on television or on the big screen for years.  Every child has seen The Lion King and Toy Story over the years and even now at Halloween you always see a Buzz Lightyear costume, a Woody costume and the gentle lion Simba.  What about Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King or the Power Rangers?  Disney has it all and the kids love them! Costumes aren't just for Halloween!  Kids love to play dress-up and Disney knows this.  That's why you'll see little girls at the grocery store, in the movie theater and on the playground wearing their princess costumes.  I love to see my daughters running around in their costumes playing make-believe.  They grow up way too fast the way it is!  Before you know it, make-believe and dress-up are a thing of the past.  So enjoy it with your children now! HalloweenExpress.com has the best selection of Disney costumes online!  With a Disney costume your little girl can become a beautiful princess and your son can become Jack Sparrow, Captain of the Seas. 

Go ahead, let your kids be just that...kids!

 

  


It's Spring, It's Spring - the Peeps Are Here!

  • March 20, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Yea, it's finally here - the first official day of Spring!  Now we can look forward to beautiful flowers, trees budding, green grass and the best sound in the whole world after a nasty winter, the birds singing! And what a nasty winter it was here in Northern Kentucky.  I am more than ready for warmer weather!  However, I think someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that it's the first official day of Spring, because it's only 37 degrees here today!  What is up with that?  I will admit that the 10-day forecast doesn't look too bad with it warming up into the 60's and 70's next week.  I'm so ready to begin working in my yard and seeing the flower beds overflow with vivid spring colors. Easter will be here before you know it, only 23 more days until the Easter Bunny comes to town!  Do you know where your Easter Bunny costume is?  Easter is one of my favorite holidays, (1) because it brings to mind springtime, (2) the Easter Bunny runs a close second to Santa, and (3) who doesn't love to get a basket full of candy!   I have two favorite Easter candies that I just can not live without during the holiday - Whoppers malted milk ball eggs and Peeps.  My son Caden has taken my love of those wonderful marshmellow Peeps to a whole new level this year.  Every morning I find a Peeps chick or bunny on my desk (that was not there the night before) and I have a feeling Caden is the mystery Peeps man.   I haven't called him out on it yet because I know he loves to surprise me and I think it's adorable that he cares enough to surprise his mother every morning with her favorite candy.  Who am I to pass up a marshmellow bunny with my morning cup of coffee?  Did you see where they now have Chocolate Mousse flavored Peeps - there is a God! I did however notice that HalloweenExpress.com has the absolute cutest costume for infants size 12 - 24 months.  It's a yellow chick Peeps costume and if my children were younger you can bet they would have that costume.  But since they're a little too big to fit into it I'm just going to have to get one for my twin nephews (or two since they're twins).  They will look adorable as Peeps!     

HalloweenExpress.com has a huge selection of great Easter costumes and accessories for everyone!  Get yourself or someone you love a fun Easter costume today! 

 


Not Your Everyday Easter Bunny!

  • March 16, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
With Spring right around the corner people everywhere are getting ready for the Easter Bunny.  Kids are getting their baskets ready and coloring Easter eggs.  Pretty soon the Easter Bunny will be at your local mall and your kids are going to want to be there getting their pictures taken.  Or for an easier way of doing it for mom just buy an Easter Bunny costume from HalloweenExpress.com and have a friend wear it over to your house and surprise the kids by having the Easter Bunny come to them! Ok, so you know the story of Peter Cotontail and all the original Easter shows, but this year I think we girls should put a little twist on the old Easter Bunny look.  Of course we'll keep the tried and true Easter Bunny for our children, but maybe you want to try something different and exciting for your significant other.  Make this Easter one holiday that your husband won't soon forget. 

Become a sexy bunny right before his eyes. 

At HalloweenExpress.com you'll find a great selection of sexy bunny costumes.  From your classic Playboy Bunny costume to a sexy French Maid Bunny costume.  Your husband will love it!  The bunny costumes are great and it's just one less costume you'll have to buy at Halloween because you can wear it then as well.   So what are you waiting for??


Spring Brings the Easter Bunny - In All Sizes!

  • March 13, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

Wow, dejavu on the Friday the 13th date.  Didn't we just have one last month?  That's pretty rare because sometimes it only happens once a year!  Consider yourself lucky or unlucky since it is Friday the 13th! Well college spring break is in full swing and the beaches down south are hopping!  With this little cold front that just swept through the midwest this week it's freezing here!  Monday it was in the 70's and today we'll be lucky to hit the mid 40's!  My sister lives in Ft Myers and she said it's been in the 80's all week.  I'm seriously considering moving!  The first official day of Spring is one week from today!  Even though it doesn't feel like it now, it looks like we'll be warming up by this time next week.  Is everybody ready for St Patrick's Day?  Only four days away and everything will be coming up green.  Green lakes, rivers, food and most importantly beer!  Pick up any last minute accessories or St Patrick's Day costumes right here on HalloweenExpress.com.  Do you have your Leprechan hat or green beads?  A couple weeks after that we go right into Easter!  That gives you plenty of time to pick up that Easter Bunny costume you've been wanting.  You'll be the hit of the neighborhood and the kids will love it!  Don't forget your bunny teeth and jumbo carrot!  What about your little one?  Don't you think they'd look absolutely adorable in a Tom Arma Bunny costume?   I do! Have fun this Easter and dress up your whole familiy in Easter Bunny costumes!  HalloweenExpress.com has every size you need from infant and toddler to kids to teens to adults.  Order yours now and make this Easter one to remember!


Santa and the Easter Bunny!

  • March 09, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

 Over the Christmas holiday I wrote a blog about the wonderful idea of taking my children to get their pictures taken with Santa Claus at the mall.  Well, maybe the thought behind it was wonderful but the waiting in line for hours just to have my youngest daughter change her mind right before sitting on Santa's lap was not.  Although a few years down the road I may look back on that holiday picture (two of my children smiling happily on Santa's lap while my youngest screams her head off) and smile, I definitely would not want to go through that again.  Hence my blog about Santa costumes and the benefit of having Santa come to your house for some great holiday memories!

Well it's Easter time again and the same thing can apply to the Easter Bunny!  I know the lines aren't as long at the mall to get your children's picture taken with the Easter Bunny but you still run the risk of your child losing it on the Easter Bunny's lap.  At HalloweenExpress.com you'll find everything you need in the way of Easter Bunny costumes to bring the Easter Bunny to you.  My sister's neighborhood has an Easter parade every year where the kids wear their Easter best and form a little parade down their street.  At the end of the parade route the Easter Bunny is there to greet the children and the kids love it!  I think this is a great idea!  Whether you have the Easter Bunny come to your neighborhood or your home, your children will be more relaxed and really enjoy getting their picture taken and "hanging out" with the Easter Bunny for awhile.  How many kids can say they've hung out with the Easter Bunny?  Last year we did the whole Easter Bunny thing at our house and my neighbors thought it was such a cute idea that we're expanding it to our neighborhood this year.  The Easter Bunny is going to have his hands full this year!

 


More Superheroes Coming Our Way!

  • March 06, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Today is the big release of the superhero movie Watchmen.  Every comic book fanatic is looking forward to this movie since it's based on the 1986-87 comic book limited series Watchmen.  Set in 1985 the film follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union are high and the Doomsday Clock is set at five minutes to midnight.  Former superhero turned vigilante Rorschach discovers that one of his former colleagues has been murdered.  Upon investigating the murder he uncovers a plot that is intent on killing all past and present vigilantes.    The superheroes/vigilantes in this film are:
  • Rorschach
  • The Comedian
  • Dr. Manhattan
  • Silk Spectre II
  • Nite Owl II
  • Ozymandias
I always love a movie where the good guys win and I'm sure this is no different although you'll have to see the movie to know for sure! Superheroes are some of the biggest selling costumes at Halloween.  For a little boy it's so cool to dress as a superhero, cape and all.  Now that there are some great superhero females, little girls are right up there with them.  HalloweenExpress.com is the only place you'll find the biggest selection on all the best superhero costumes for men, women, boys, girls, toddlers and even infants. 

Don't wait, become a superhero today!