One of my favorite holidays is coming up this week - Halloween! I love love love getting dressed up and eating tons of candy. You’re never too old to celebrate. For those of you who are going out trick or treating or to a Halloween party, I wanted to make sure you are all prepared…from tips to keeping you safe to throwing together some last minute costumes, this is a must-read!
Safety! Better safe than sorry! Here are a few tips that you can share with your friends or maybe your younger siblings to make sure that you have a fabulously frightful time without any serious mishaps.
1) Bright a flashlight and a cell phone. You’ll be out in the streets at night and you know what they say...the freaks come out at night! Always make sure that you’re alert and can see what’s going on around you.
2) Stay in a group! I'm a huge believer in safety in numbers. If you’re at a party, one of my rules is that we keep an eye on our friends, never let them leave on their own, and go the bathroom in pairs. 3) Let your parents/friends know where you’re going to be in case you might need help. If for some reason you don't make it back home, at least someone will know where to find you.
4) Obey Traffic laws. If you’re trick or treating, stay on the sidewalks. This may seem a little obvious but drivers may not be paying attention so make sure that you are.
5) Trick or Treating 101 - Don’t eat unwrapped candy from strangers!
1) Vintage - 60s, 70s, 80s
Go through your closets or visit the local goodwill. You can be a 70’s hippy with some tie dye and bell bottoms…or a break dancer with a track suit.
Zombies are hot right now, especially with the Walking Dead filmed right here in Georgia. Here’s a recipe to make your own fake blood at home: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fake-Blood
3) Sugar Skull
Represent Dia De Los Muertos a little early by rocking Sugar Skull Makeup. This is easily accomplished with makeup lying around the house including black eyeliner and eyeshadows.
4) Grumpy Cat
This little kitty has been super popular all over the internet. Paint on a cat nose, throw on some ears and practice your frown - you’re sure to get some laughs.
This is definitely an easy costume to make. Wear your clothes a little tight, button all your buttons up high, wear your pants high waisted and throw on some glasses with tape in the middle.