We noticed this post on foxnews.com (Halloween Cruises for Singles) and couldn’t help but wonder if this is what they’re talking about? One of our loyal customers snapped this photo of Captain America on a boat in Lake Cumberland a few weeks ago.
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This Halloween you may have been considering dressing up as part of a group with a specific theme in mind. Group dressing for the holiday has become extremely popular over the past few years. You and all your friends can show up at your next Halloween party each dressed in his own themed character, and what an exciting impact your group of costumes will create! Families can have a lot of fun dressing up together in themed costumes as well. Choosing a theme that either reflects the personality of your family or is something fun that you all enjoy is a great way to come together and get into the spirit of this great dress up holiday.
There are many costume themes available to choose from, with ideas for virtually any age group or costume genre. If you have kids (or even if you don’t) you may want to consider dressing up as a group of Crayola crayons. These whimsical costumes that look just like crayons come in many different colors as well as sizes, so each member of your group can choose his favorite color. This is a perfect costume idea for families!
If classic Rock ‘n Roll is more your thing and you and your group really want to go all out, consider recreating the band members from one of the greatest rock bands of all time, KISS. Exciting and fun make up effects along with authentic costumes scream “I wanna rock-n-roll all night!!” These KISS replica looks are going to give you a Halloween experience that is not only memorable but might even attract a few groupies. Don’t forget to include the kids in the fun—they might not remember KISS but they are going to love the idea of really rocking out!
The story of Alice in Wonderland offers a plethora of rich characters to recreate as a group for Halloween. Between Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire cat and the Queen of Hearts, your group will come alive with the entire cast from this great children’s adventure tale. This fantastic trip down the rabbit hole may be the most exciting one yet!
Recreating several Superheroes may be one of the most thrilling Halloween group adventures of all. You can choose to be an eclectic mix of several heroes, with each group member picking their favorite from great choices like Spiderman, the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Or you may want to stick with one superhero movie theme and recreate the entire cast from it with choices such as Batman, Robin, Cat Woman, and The Joker.
Dressing in costume as a group of friends or with your entire family will amplify your Halloween fun immensely and will make your party or trick or treating experience that much more fun. Get into an exciting Halloween group theme and make your holiday anything but BOO-ring!
As mid-September approaches, you’ve probably already packed away your pool toys and summer inflatables for the cooler months and are now getting geared up for the crisper fall weather. The days are growing shorter and by now your kids have probably gotten into a back to school groove. The back to school rush is over and now that kids all have their school supplies, the stores are already filled up with fall merchandise, much of it surrounding Halloween.
You may have been contemplating some fall and Halloween style decorations for your home and for your yard as well, and believe it or not, it’s not too soon to start putting them out now as the cool crisp days of fall are nearly upon us.
One of the newest trends in Halloween decorations that will create both a dramatic as well as festive flair to any yard or garden is that of inflatable yard art. At night when the decoration is inflated and illuminated, the figure literally comes to life with nearly animated features that create an exciting effect with a very huge impact. These are decorations that cannot be ignored and create a lot of bang for your buck.
Another very versatile prop to own is that of a completely posable dummy. The generic dummy form can be dressed in any costume that you like and can be changed from year to year for versatility and to go along with the theme of your other decorations. Make sure your porch has a dressed for Halloween personage there both to scare as well as watch over all of the festivities.
A really fun idea for your yard at Halloween is to recreate the scene of a graveyard. Complete with disinterred spooks, some ground breaking skeletons and a few tombstones your yard can be transformed into a frightful scene that is sure to scare a few trick or treaters. While you are at it, be sure to add a few animated props to your eerie Halloween scene. Props that move, talk ghoulishy or jump out at appropriate times are always tried and true favorites for good ol’ Halloween scares.
Halloween is the second most popular holiday for home and yard decorating, so you won’t want to wait to pick out your favorite selections. Get what you want now because just like most Halloween spooks, after a while this stuff will simply cease to exist. With the right decorations and props your Halloween is going to be absolutely spook-tacular!
With the unofficial end of summer now behind us, our thoughts naturally turn to autumn and all the simple pleasures that it brings with it. The kids are back in school and soon will be settled nicely into a more structured routine. The days are getting shorter and as they go by, the crisp fall air begins to replace the thick heat of summertime. Soon Halloween will be here, and your kids undoubtedly have noticed the stores filling up with fall merchandise. Costumes are a must have for Halloween, but kids love to dress up in costumes anytime. Costumes are great for any imaginative playtime. Here’s our list of our favorite characters that your kids are going to want to have for their dress up collection. Of course, they make really great Halloween costumes, too!
Buzz Lightyear-To Infinity and Beyond! This quirky Space Ranger from the movie series Toy Story is already one of your child’s favorites! Buzz is notorious for finding himself in a bit of trouble, and after a lot of silly shenanigans always manages to finds his way back out! Unsure if he is a toy or an actual Space Ranger, Buzz will always be most well known for his bravery and courage. Your child will have many hours of fun recreating the delightful character of Buzz Lightyear.
Tinkerbell- (or “Tink” for short) is one of the most memorable fairy characters out there. Fairies are a mythical and magical being that any child will love to dress up as. They are beautiful, with gossamer wings and dresses that fall from the waist like soft flower petals. In addition to being strikingly beautiful, Tinkerbell is known for a bit of a tempestuous and jealous streak along with a bit of notorious mischief making. Little girls love dressing up in pretty dresses. Recreating the lovely Tinkerbell, along with her cloud of pixie dust will be a sparkling adventure for any little girl.
Captain America-Every child has a favorite superhero, and Captain America could very easily find his way into your child’s heart. Captain America, arguably one of the most patriotic superheroes, became a superhero after a rough start in life. Always a weak and frail person, Steve Rogers gained his superhuman strength after being administered a mysterious serum that transformed him into an enhanced being of literal human perfection. Your child will have hours of fun bringing out his inner superhero and becoming his own version of Captain America!
Policemen- Playing “cops and robbers” is a classic kids imaginative, role-playing game. There is nothing more fun for a child than donning the uniform of one of the ultimate authority figures in our society, while going out to apprehend the bad guys and haul them off to jail. Your child will have hours of fun role-playing this significant player in adult life and will have fun exploring this part of the world around him. Robbers should beware; there is a policeman nearby that is fully prepared to take you into custody!
Dorothy- She’s off to see the wizard! There is something magical about Dorothy, who is the ultimate damsel in distress. With her newly bequeathed Ruby slippers as well as her acquired sidekicks, the Scarecrow, the Tin man, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, an ordinary farm girl from Kansas, suddenly finds herself thrust into a strange land, with an evil witch set out to destroy her (and her little dog, too). Your little girl will love recreating the character of Dorothy during playtime and be thrilled to wear her very own pair of sparkling and magical ruby slippers!
Jack Sparrow- Jack Sparrow is the swashbuckling pirate captain of The Black Pearl. The swaggering pirate has become a classic character that children truly adore. Jack is indeed a pirate, but in spite of his dirty, rugged and somewhat disheveled appearance, has confessed that he believes that even some pirates can be honest as well as good men. Rarely a fighter, Jack would much rather resolve problematic situations with his wits as opposed to weapons or fighting. Your child will love having many imaginative adventures out on the high seas while pretending to be Jack Sparrow!
Wonder Woman-This outfit represents chick power extraordinaire! All kids love wrapping a traditional superhero cape around their shoulders and then heading out to save the world. Girls want to be superheroes, too, and your little girl can be the quintessential female heroine with her own version of a Wonder Woman get up. With her super human strength, speed and agility, Wonder Woman’s place in the world is to restore order, love, peace and equality.
Spiderman-“Spidey” is a really cool superhero. Peter Parker at one point was a kind of nerdy kid who was very shy and a bit backwards. After being inadvertently bitten by a radioactive spider in a laboratory, interesting changes began to occur in Peter and eventually he was transformed into Spiderman! The once struggling adolescent has now morphed into an agile, super strong being with the ability to cling to most any surface, as well as scale up most any wall. Web-shooters are now found at his wrists, which enable him to shoot blasts of spider webbing out at will! Your child is going to love recreating one of the most popular superhero characters of all time!
Super girl-Although somewhat of a more obscure superhero, the chance to be “Super girl” is not one to be missed. Traditionally, Super girl has the identical superhero powers to Superman and also shares in his vulnerability to Kryptonite. As Superman’s cousin, Super girl has always been taken under his wing– that is, until she fully learns to use and control her magical powers. Your child is going to love empowering herself in a Super girl get up. Traditional colors are available, but make sure to look for the “all pink” version of Super girl for that extra special girl that loves all things in the pink!
Miltary-There is nothing braver than a soldier. Today’s soldiers are stationed in all parts of the world, fighting bravely to preserve our lifestyle as well as our basic freedoms. Kids love dressing up as the brave men and women that are part of the armed services. Various takes on camouflage or other military uniforms are the perfect way for your child to dress up to play “army.” Play-acting a soldier is a great way to use their imagination while recreating pretend battles in your own backyard.
Halloween costumes are obviously great for Halloween, but a costume’s potential as a great playtime accessory should not be overlooked. With the right dress up gear, your child will have hours and hours of endless imaginative role-playing fun!
Towards the end of August many people start feeling a little sad because summer is slowly disappearing. Warm weather merchandise is long gone from the stores, and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. The end of summer does bring with it a distinct sense that something wonderful is coming to a close, but the good new is that the fall brings with it a whole new set of magical things! There’s no point in being sad about the summer wind down with so much to look forward to. Here’s our list of 10 reasons why you should be absolutely looking forward to the autumn months!
Perfect Weather: There is nothing better than the weather during the fall season. The extreme heat of the summer is gone. Most of the time, autumn days are still fairly warm, yet the nights are just crisp enough to grab that favorite sweater or jacket to take off the chill. Springtime weather can be unpredictable, while winter is just far too long and cold. Yes, gone are the hot and lazy days spent baking by the pool, but the temperate fall days can be almost magical.
Back To School: There is something about going to Back-to-School that signals a fresh start. Arguably, most people think of New Year’s as the big starting over point, but for kids, a new school year may be the perfect time to begin anew. Kids actually love shopping for new school supplies. There is something fresh and wonderful about new books, pencils, markers, notebooks, and perhaps even a new pair of sneakers to wear on that first day of school. Once school is back in session, you also won’t be looking to entertain bored kids anymore. This is a definite fall bonus for most parents.
Football Season: Football season is nearly upon us, and if you don’t have a favorite local team to watch live in a stadium, America’s best pastime is probably coming to a television and living room near you! Football brings with it many excuses to get together with your group to party even if you aren’t a huge fan of the sport. Tailgating parties before games are always great fun. Watching the game on TV with your family and friends is made even livelier with appropriate game fare and lots to drink.
Fall Foliage: There is nothing like the vibrant color changes that happen to leaves as they begin to change in the fall. Even your average tree can suddenly become a rainbow of yellow, green and gold. Autumn is a good time to take the long way home. Find the tree-lined side streets nearby to really take in the leaves and their color changes. If you have a mountain nearby, the canyons can be glorious during the fall. The sound of the crisp leaves underfoot after they have fallen to the ground is another reminder of fall. Kids love to gather the leaves, throw them up or just jump right into large piles of them. Leaves are such a simple autumn pleasure.
Halloween: Halloween is nearly as exciting as Christmas for many children (and some adults too!) Dressing up in costume is really, really fun and exciting for kids of all ages. The candy is great, too, and Halloween brings with it the perfect excuse to indulge, along with a wide variety of mini-versions of all your favorite sweets. Halloween parties, and all the fun surrounding them are always memorable.
Autumn Festivals: Many communities have a variety of Harvest festivals, fairs, and community activities during the fall. Oktoberfest is a popular theme to celebrate in the autumn months. Enjoying a fall festival is the perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp fall weather and celebrate with your friends and neighbors. Enjoy the fun, food and family time at your local celebration.
Television’s New Season: Every fall each network comes out with it’s new season of television programs. No more summer re-runs as the latest editions of your favorite shows will soon be off and running, along with new programs that the networks have been cooking up for your viewing pleasure!
Fashion: Fall is the best time of the year if you are a fashionista. Stores are fully loaded with the latest and greatest fashions for you to indulge yourself in. There is something about the rich color palette of autumn clothing that really livens up a wardrobe, along with the vibrant colors and mixed textures of fall fabrics.
Autumn Treats: Ah, there is something delectable about the taste treasures you are going to find to tantalize your taste buds in the fall. From that first pumpkin latte at your coffee shop, to pumpkin and apple pies–there is much to enjoy in the fall. Hot chocolate, mulled cider and other warm drinks are comforting and relaxing and especially fun to drink while out in the cool night air. Embrace the fall season with your favorite autumnal food and drink splurges.
Smells: Fall just smells really good. From the first time you smell a waft of smoke coming from a neighbor’s chimney, to the aroma of something wonderful baking in your own oven, there is a smorgasbord of smells to enjoy in the fall. Cool, clean crisp air smells invigorating. Coffee shops and stores are filled with the wonderful fragrances of cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and apples. Even fresh cut grass mixed with the smell of burning leaves can be reminiscent to some.
As your summer winds down, you can look back with fondness to all the fun memories you’ve made and look ahead with great anticipation to all that lies ahead this fall. Autumn is filled with so many wonderful, yet simple pleasures. There are many beautiful things to be enjoyed during the fall months and so much to look forward to!