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Archive for September, 2007

Ghost Decorations for a Spooky Halloween Bash

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 26, 2007

Happy-Ghost-Mylar-BalloonGhosts are a must-have for Halloween festivities. ShindigZ has tons of ghost decorating tips, costumes and party accessories perfect for haunting your Halloween party.

Create a big first impression for guests to your home this Halloween with a ghost lawn globe or a Ghost Ranch Decorating Kit. Visitors will be in awe of your awesome decorations and you’ll have the coolest yard in the neighborhood. To really set the scene for spooky, check out our tips for a Haunted Porch. The Ghoulish Graveyard Kit or Spooktacular Cemetery Kit also make awesome choices.

String a set of ghost lights across your porch, doorway, or around your railings to create a spooky glow. The ghost lanterns are another great option.

Transform an entire room of your home in a snap with our Halloween Insta-Theme Kit. It’s perfect for instantly boosting your spooky party décor. Adding ghosts to the wall is sure to add that extra Halloween flair.

If you like pirates, add a little sea-faring touch to your walkway by lining it with a ghost pirate fence. It’s the perfect decoration for pirate fans and Halloween.

Add the finishing touches with our hanging ghost decorations. String a ghost garland around the room. Add a giant ghoulish ghost to a corner to spook guests. Don’t forget Adrian the Ghost. He’s an awesome addition to your party décor!

Don’t forget to decorate yourself with a ghost costume!

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 25, 2007

Zombie Candy GrabberHalloween can be one of the most exciting nights of the year, but with all the activity and the possibility of staying out after dark, there are plenty of safety tips to keep in mind so your Halloween can be safe as well as fun! Share these tips with your kids before Halloween:

First, when you’re out Trick-or-Treating, never talk to strangers. Even if you’re tired of walking, never get into a stranger’s car or go into a stranger’s house.

Stay on the sidewalks and make sure to cross the street only at corners. Look both ways before you cross.

Carry a flashlight with you, so you don’t get lost after dark.

Make sure your costume is warm enough. Put on layers of clothing under the costume or bring a jacket in case the weather gets cold. Make sure your costume doesn’t trail or hang in a way that could cause you to trip. Make sure your mask doesn’t block your vision.

Put reflective tape, stickers, or glow-in-the-dark badges on your costume and treat bag to make you more visible to cars and other people during the twilight and evening hours.

Be sure to tell your parents where you are going. Trick-or-Treat with a group of friends or your family. There’s safety in numbers; plus it will be more fun!

Don’t eat any of your candy before your parents inspect it or say it’s okay. Throw away any candy that has already been opened, it might not be safe to eat.

Walk, don’t run. Tripping and falling down could really spoil your fun.

Always say thank you.

Review these safety rules before Halloween and post them in a visible place during the weeks of anticipation before trick-or-treating.

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Celebrate Halloween with Adult Costumes

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 19, 2007

Cell Phone CostumeEven adults—or big kids—like to dress up for Halloween. There are tons of costumes for adults, ranging from scary to sexy. We even have costumes that will crack up your friends.

For women, Masquerade Countess or Queen costumes offer a cool combination of spooky and sexy, perfect for a Halloween costume party. A classic costume for women is dressing like Marilyn Monroe. The Hollywood Starlet costume offers the iconic white dress perfect for dressing like Ms. Monroe.

For something more innocent, try a nun costume or celestial angel costume.

There are also costumes for women inspired by movies and TV, such as a Padme Amidala costume, or an Elizabeth Swann costume from Pirates of the Caribbean.

If you’re looking for humor, try a Pretty Polly costume to dress as a doll, box and all. The cell phone sandwich board costume is a great option for text message addicts, male and female alike.

We have plenty of costumes for the guys too.

Hangman’s Noose CostumeFor a scary costume, try a body bag costume or evil jester costume. They’re sure to freak out your friends, or any trick-or-treaters who come to the door.

If you prefer a costume that will make people laugh, try a nerd costume or kissing booth costume.

Whether you want to be a wizard or a superhero, we have tons of movie and TV inspired costumes for men. The Lord of the Rings costumes include Gandalf and Legolas. There are also Captain Jack Sparrow costumes, sure to be a hit!

If he’s reluctant to dress up, try one of our EZ Guy costumes, including simple t-shirts and accessories for a funny, no-effort costume. The hangman’s noose costume is another easy, creepy costume.

There are plenty of couple’s costumes too, for dressing up for the parties together!

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Teen Costumes with Attitude

Posted by Wendy Moyle on September 18, 2007

Prom Zombie CostumeMost teens like their Halloween costumes to have some attitude or to be scary. There are plenty of costumes that feature just the looks that teens will love.

Zombies make great teen costumes. Girls will love a Prom Zombie costume, while guys will look especially scary in a Punk Creep costume. Other great looks include Little Dead Riding Hood, RIPunzel and an Evil Doll costume.

Some teens prefer to dress in funny costumes for Halloween. They’ll appreciate sandwich board costumes, available in cell phone, dog house, and pair-a-dice designs. They can even personalize them with their own wording.

TV and Movie costumes are full of great looks for teens, including a Napoleon Dynamite costume, Stewie costume, or Austin Powers costume.

Many teens will fit into adult sized costumes too, so be sure to check out our wide selection of adult costumes and our adult costume tips!

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