X-Men Wolverine Is Back!

  • May 01, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

 

Today May 1, is the official release of the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."  It's actually a prequel to the X-Men blockbuster franchise, going back to the beginning and showing how the mutant character Wolverine came to be.  By the way Hugh Jackman who plays Wolverine just got People's Magazine "Sexiest Man Alive" title!  So for all you ladies out there, it's an added bonus when going to see the movie!  He's got my vote! My son, Caden has been bugging my husband all week to take him to see it this weekend.  So sure enough, tonight he's taking Caden and a few of his friends to see the movie.  It's already received great reviews so I'm betting the movie theater is going to be pretty packed tonight!  I think I'll wait and see it next week.  I'm sure Caden will want to go again anyway! You can bet the Wolverine costume will be a huge hit this Halloween season!  I can see it now, kids running around with the Wolverine signature 3 blades on each hand trying to trick or treat and not hurt someone in the process!  You can bet there will be plenty of adult Wolverine's out there too this Halloween. 

   


It's Fiesta Time - May 5 "Cinco de Mayo"

  • April 27, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

 

I always thought that May 5th or Cinco de Mayo was an important holiday in Mexico but it's actually much more recognized and celebrated here in the United States.  It's observed as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much the same as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German and Chinese ancestry.  My daughter's school always has "Cinco de Mayo" day on May 5th where they get to bring in a Mexican dish, listen to mariachis and learn the Mexican hat dance.  I always volunteer that day because it's so much fun!   Teachers are dressed in Mexican attire of Ponchos and colorful Serapes.    The senorita's wear beautiful ribbons around their necks and many beaded bracelets.  There are sombrero's of every shape, size and color everywhere you look! 

What a great idea to throw your own Cinco de Mayo party!  Invite all your family and friends and have them dress in Mexican fashion.  Have a Mariachi band playing and be sure to have plenty of delicious Mexican food. 

HalloweenExpress.com has everything you need to throw the best Cinco de Mayo fiesta ever!

 


Summer Costume Fun!

  • April 24, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Remember when you were little and loved playing dress up?  My sisters and Iwould dress up in our frilly princess costumes and play for hours.  And it wasn't just us girls, my brothers loved being superheroes, cowboys and Indians and just about any type of costume where they had masks and weapons! Summer is a great time for kids to play make-believe.  School is out and they have all the time in the world.  Gosh, as adults wouldn't it be nice to have that type of schedule - having the whole summer off?  Give your children a chance to show their creative side for a change.  Kids costumes are a great way for children to do this.  Costumes aren't just for Halloween so let your children pick out some for this summer.  Throw a costume party just for the heck of it and invite all their friends to come dressed in their favorite costume!   Some great fun costumes for boys are: Some great costume ideas for girls are:
  • princess costume
  • cheerleader costume
  • witch costume
  • diva costume
Let your children's imaginations fly this summer with a costume from HalloweenExpress.com!

 

 


Great Costumes - Low Prices!

  • April 20, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
The costumes aren't the only great things happening at HalloweenExpress.com!  Check out their new and improved website!  It's amazing and so easy to navigate through.  It makes you wish for Halloween to be sooner than October!  However it's never too early to start shopping for that perfect Halloween costume.  Remember, the early bird gets the worm (or costume in this case)! With today's economic crisis, more and more people will be looking for discounted Halloween costumes for themselves and their children this year.  Well, look no further!  Even with the great low prices at HalloweenExpress.com on their costumes you'll still find even lower deep-discounted priced costumes, masks, props and accessories in a special section on their website called "Super Saver Costumes."  There you'll find amazing costumes for both men and women for just $19.99.  Plus a "Closeout" section with a little bit of everything in it for a fun-filled low-priced Halloween!

Super Saver costumes for men include a Valiant Knight costume, a Vampire costume or a Scally Wag Pirate costume

Women can dress in an Egyptian Princess costume, a Belly Dancer costume or a French Maid costume

The possibilities are endless and the prices low at HalloweenExpress.com! 


Show Your Pride of the Red, White and Blue!

  • April 15, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Well we made it through another Easter holiday and I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Our "Easter Bunny at home" turned out great and the kids loved getting their picture taken with him. My youngest, Olivia wasn't afraid of him at all.  I knew that having the Easter Bunny come to our home and the neighborhood parade was the perfect idea to put Olivia's fears of the Easter Bunny on hold (at least for this year)!  Don't forget to get your Easter Bunny costume for next year! Memorial Day and the official start of summer is right around the corner.  I can't believe the kids only have a little over a month left of school.  My gosh, where has the time gone!  Memorial Day, formerly known as “Decoration Day” is observed on the last Monday in May.  It is a day of remembering all the U.S. men and women who lost their lives serving our country.  It has become both a national decoration day of family graves and a holiday that opens the summer season.  There are many parades,  backyard barbeques and family get togethers.  Memorial Day is always a big deal around here with a pool party to celebrate the opening of our pool for summer, to welcome the end of the school year, but most importantly it's a time to remember and honor all the service men and women.  Every year we decorate with a "Patriotic" theme of red, white and blue.  We enjoy watching the Memorial Day parade and waving our small American flags with everyone in our community. It's a great time to dress up in a Patriotic costume to show your support for the armed services and the good old U.S. of A.  HalloweenExpress.com has so many wonderful Patriotic costumes to choose from such as an Uncle Sam costume, Statue of Liberty and some great military costumes for adults and children of all ages.  What better way to say thank you and show your love of our American soldiers!

This is Spring?

  • April 06, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Wow, it is cold today here in Northern Kentucky!  I can't believe that the Cincinnati Reds have their opening day game and the temperature is only getting to 39 degrees!  Plus besides the wonderful drizzle of rainfall we might get snow flurries!  And they say this is Spring?  Well that's the fun of living in the midwest!  You never know what Mother Nature has planned.  I've been to opening day games where it's been absolutely beautiful with temperatures in the 70's and plenty of sunshine and I've been where they had to stop for a few innings because they couldn't see through the snowfall!  No matter what the weather, opening day here in Cincinnati, Ohio is always a blast.  With the parade, a brand new state-of-the-art scoreboard and the first pitch thrown out by Nick Lachey, what more could you ask for?  At least we're playing the New York Mets and this weird weather won't be new to them.  They always get what we get just a couple days later! At least school spring breaks are still going on and families are heading to warmer climates such as Florida or out west.   A week of sunshine would be wonderful about now.  We're one of those lucky families because not only do we get to head to a warmer climate, but we get to visit our much-missed family as well.  I'm looking forward to relaxing on the beach while watching the kids have a blast in the ocean with my husband.  Me, I'm fine just sitting on the beach!  As much as I love the beach, I don't like the ocean at all!  I can't stand not being able to see what I'm stepping on and the salt - well, that's just got to go! I am looking forward to spending Easter with everyone though!  Mass in the morning then a great day with a neighborhood Easter parade, our own family Easter egg hunt, lots of ham sandwiches, plenty of fatening desserts and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  The kids are going to love it!  The Easter Bunny costume that my sister's neighbor is wearing is perfect! If you haven't got your Easter Bunny costume yet, there's still time at HalloweenExpress.com!  Make this Easter one that the kids will always remember! 


April Fools, April Showers and April Races!

  • April 03, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Wednesday was April 1st or better known as April Fools Day (or All Fools Day).  A big day in the calendar year for all you jokesters out there to play pratical jokes on your family and friends.  Did you kow that in some countries such as; UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa the jokes only last until noon?  After that anyone who plays a trick on someone is call an "April Fool".  Of course in the US, Ireland and France the pranks last all day!  So if you're still in that "prankster" mood check out all the great pranks and gags accessories at HalloweenExpress.com.  There's something to scare the living daylights out of just about everyone you know!

Today is Friday, April 3rd and there's only one more Friday (Good Friday) to go before Easter.  Spring is in the air and the tulips are in full bloom.  Another thing in the air is rain - lots of it!  I guess the old adage is true "April showers bring May flowers".  It started storming last night and is still raining outside now.  I do love to sleep in a good thunderstorm, though.  I do hate when the lights go out during storms but at night when you're getting ready to go to bed it's dark anyway, so I don't mind if we lose electricity at night.  Today is also the first day of live racing at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.  They only have live racing (actual horses running on the track) during April and November.  My nephew goes to the University of Kentucky and a big group of them are all heading over to see the horses and place their bets.  Going to Keeneland is a long running tradition at the University of Kentucky.  Live racing goes through April 24th so if you love horses, love the excitment of the race, and  want to see one of the most beautiful race tracks in the country you have to go to Keeneland! You still have time to order that Easter Bunny costume I've been talking about for weeks to save yourself the headache of waiting in line at the mall for pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Have a family member or friend be your Easter Bunny this year with a great costume from HalloweenExpress.com.