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!
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. HalloweenExpress.com 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!
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!
CREATIVE AND CREEPY!
Check out some of these awesome costumes!
At this age, I'm guessing she's more dedicated to her bouncy swing than she is God's work. Upon opening their picnic basket the couple was surprised to find the wine bottle empty. 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. Now that's Italian!