Here Comes Santa Claus!

  • November 24, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

Santa Suits

Christmas is just 31 days away and will be here before you know it!  Santa Claus has been seen around the malls and shopping centers getting pictures taken with all the little boys and girls.  There's nothing cuter than getting a Christmas card with smiling kids sitting on Santa's lap during the holidays.  Pictures with Santa are a must if you have children.  It's more than tradition, it's a right of passage for every child.  It's neat to be able to look back over the years at the different pictures of your children with Santa.  I'm not big on mall Santa's just because of the long lines and the one picture deal.   The best way to have your child's picture taken with Santa is to have a friend put on a Santa suit (complete with all the trimmings) and take the pictures yourself.   Or maybe you know someone who loves photography and will take some pictures for you.  I'm telling you, a Santa suit is the way to go and today you don't have to settle for a cheesy Santa suit that is made cheap and looks ridiculous.  At they have great Santa suits in every imaginable material; velvet, plush, velour, flannel - you name it, they have it!  You can go with a traditional deluxe Santa suit or step back in time with an elegant Victorian Santa Suit. Don't forget all the cool accessories that go along to complete the look.  My favorite is the Santa belly stuffing that really does shake like a "bowl full of jelly".

Costumes For Thanksgiving?

  • November 19, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

Thanksgiving is just a week away and many of us are gearing up for the big day.  My "to do" list contains things like:

  • pick up the turkey and trimmings
  • pick up my sister and her family at the airport
  • pick up decorations
  • pick up costumes

Now, that last "pick up" sounds a little more like a to do list for Halloween, but not at our house.  Every year the younger kids like to wear Thanksgiving costumes for our annual Thanksgiving dinner.  We've had the tradition in our family for years.  Even the older kids (from teens to adults) enjoy getting into the act sometimes!

American Indian Girl Costume

It's not uncommon to see my children and their cousins dressed as Pilgrims and Indians running around the house while we're fixing Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm sure the kids like it maybe not so much for the meaning behind the costumes, but just for the fact that they can run around the house like the wild kids they are.   It's so much fun for them and they look forward to it every year!

This year let your kids have fun while maybe even learning a little about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday. has a huge selection of Thanksgiving Day costumes and accessories to make it easy and convenient for your family to start your own holiday tradition this year!


Edible (but Creepy) Halloween Cakes!

  • November 10, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell

When we think of Halloween, we think of costumes, candy, pumpkins and parties!  I've blogged about all of these things, but want to once again speak of the ever popular and sometimes crazy - Halloween costume party!

Now, when throwing any type of party your main concern should be on the atmosphere and the food.  A lot of Halloween party's go with the theme of  "horror" (the backbone of Halloween).  It's a great theme and there's plenty you can do with it!

Next year when you're planning your annual Halloween party don't forget the dessert!  Check out these gruesome (but very delicious) cakes - talk about losing your appetite! 


Bloody Insides Cake

Eyeball Stew CakeJaws Cake

Rib Cage CakeDead Crow CakeZombie Cake

Arm Cake

More Great Halloween Costumes!

  • November 05, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
This Halloween was crazy with costumes!  Adults costumes ranged from humor to horror - one end of the spectrum to the other.  Teens, tweens and kids wore everything from the latest big screen blockbusters to fairytale princesses.  All the costumes that graced my front porch were wonderful.  It's so much fun seeing how creative and bold some children can be when it comes to costumes.  Here are some more great costumes to be seen on Halloween night! Boss Hogg Costume The "General Lee" ain't got nothing on this Hogg.                       Rubik's Cube Costume He was smart enough to figure out the puzzle but forgot about needing his hands for trick-or-treating.                       UPS Delivery Boy Costume The box has two purposes, (1) a trick-or-treat bag and (2) he sits on it to see over the steering wheel of the UPS truck.                       Praying Mantis Costume I can't tell if this is part of her costume or if it just jumped on her while she was trick-or-treating.

What A Great Year For Costumes!

  • November 03, 2009
  • Jenna Maxwell
Well we made it through another year of this holiday of madness they call Halloween!  Costumes, candy, decorations, pumpkins and parties; what a wild ride!  My husband had a great time walking the kids around the neighborhood trick-or-treating while I had so much fun giving out candy at our house and getting to see some crazy and inventive costumes!  I hope all of you had a great Halloween this year.  However, this is not goodbye because Halloween isn't the only time of year when costumes are needed.  How can we have Thanksgiving without Pilgrims, Christmas without Santa, New Years Eve without party supplies, etc...  You get the idea! will be here for all your costumes and decorating needs ALL YEAR LONG!!! 

Check out some of these awesome costumes! 


Little Nun CostumeAt this age, I'm guessing she's more dedicated to her bouncy swing than she is God's work.                        Triscuit Picnic Basket Costume Upon opening their picnic basket the couple was surprised to find the wine bottle empty.                 Turtle Kids Costume With Raphael as best man and Master Splinter giving away the bride, Leonardo and April were happily married.  Nine months later...Toddler Mutant Ninja Turtle was born.               Pasta Costume Now that's Italian!