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Plan a Halloween Themed Fundraiser

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 3, 2011

Do you have an October fundraising event? Work a Halloween theme and Halloween party decorations into your fall fundraiser this year. Bring something fresh to annual fairs and festivals with newer products such as personalized bottle labels, or try one of the more unusual fundraising ideas below.

Say Boo with Your Booth
For an indoor Halloween themed carnival fundraiser, check out the Radiant Halloween balloon arch from Halloween props. The arch helps you create a happy, festive entrance that is rated “E” for “Everyone.” As always with our Radiant arches, you have balloon color choices. If the fundraiser really must be geared more generally to fall, select candy corn or autumn leaf colors instead of orange and black.

For festival and tailgate fundraising, set up a fuss-free outdoor canopy. Be sure to weight the corners adequately to stand up to errant autumn breezes.

Hang a custom Halloween banner across the top of the canopy and sell bottles of blood-red soda with personalized Halloween bottle labels and matching Halloween candy bars.

Plot a Scavenger Scheme
A road rally is a scavenger hunt on wheels, and it is becoming a popular fundraising event. It’s a cute idea as a fundraiser for a transportation-related cause, such as a school bus trip or Meals on Wheels, and highly amenable to a Halloween theme party. Donations are collected as registration fees.

Just for fun, pick a theme with a mascot or conveyance that gets around: witches and brooms, vampires and bats, headless horsemen and jack-o-lanterns. Plant thematic Halloween party favors and props – especially wearables — on the scavenger list; and keep up the theme on snack tables for the gathering afterward.

Plan a Murder
This type of Halloween fundraiser can come formal or informal, costumed or not, but one thing is clear: Halloween adds an extra shiver to a murder mystery party.

Select a murder mystery kit from the many available online, and then come to Shindigz.com for the setting decorations. Whether your murder is committed in a 1920s Chicago speakeasy or at a fancy masked ball, you’ll find beautiful themed decorations and plenty of assistance.

Complete the look by outfitting the players in accessories and Create-A Costume pieces from Halloween Costumes.

Thrill the World
If you can plan a Halloween fundraiser for Halloween weekend 2011, consider a tie-in to Thrill the World, a global celebration of zombie unity and of Michael Jackson’s video, “Thriller,” expressed through dance. Visit Thrilltheworld.com for more information on the dance and to officially register your event.

Participating organizations are encouraged to use their events to support charities. Raise funds via “Thriller” dance workshops, costume contest entree fees, or a donations-at-the-door monster bash decorated with Halloween party supplies such as our smashing cemetery and zombie silhouettes and new Beware Zombie tableware.

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2011 Costume Ideas

Posted by Wendy Moyle on March 15, 2011

Whether you like to go classic, cutting edge or humorous for Halloween and costume parties, there is no shortage of options in Halloween costumes for 2011.

Go To the Movies
For the absolute latest trends in costumes, our advice is to go to the movies this year. New Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, XMen and Green Lantern films will be released in 2011, meaning lots of choices coming up in new costumes whether your character preference is Jack Sparrow or Voldemort. Shop Movie Costumes for some of the hottest movie and TV selections out there.

Play Favorites
Another way to go this year is a classic costume. Sci-fi and superhero characters fit this category, as do old- fashioned witches and monsters such as vampires and werewolves that are as fashionable as ever thanks to such TV fare as The Vampire Diaries and Being Human. From Spiderman to Darth Vader, Dracula to Wolfman, see Movie & TV as above, Witch Costumes and Horror Costumes.

Humor Us
If you like to walk into a room and hear laughter as others spot your costume, Create-a-Costume may be for you with its wacky wigs, glasses and other costume accessories. Put together an over-the-top 1970s “disco guy” with big wig and mustache, or a “biker” sporting a flame bandanna and tattoo sleeves. Or, pull on one of our hilarious sandwich board instant costumes (found in Men’s, Women’s or Teens’ pages).

Think Young
Look for older kids’ faves in durable, detailed Disney™ Costumes. Toy Story and Pirates of the Caribbean are still running strong as are girls’ Disney Channel characters from The Wizards of Waverly, Hannah Montana and Camp Rock.

In Infants & Toddlers, don’t miss the highly-rated Pinkalicious™ and UPS™ Guy costumes for the littlest trick-or-treaters.

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Monster Decorations for a Smashing Halloween

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 21, 2007

Graveyard-GhouliesMonsters are a Halloween classic—monster movies, monster costumes, monster decorations, even the Monster Mash! There are tons of monster decorations and monster costumes for a smashing Halloween.

Guests at your Halloween party will love playing a quick game with a Monster Lab bean bag toss or taking a crack at a Frankenstein pinata.

If scary monsters are more your style, try a Zombie Candy Grabber, hanging cursed pirate, crypt keeper stand up or Grim Reaper door decorations. They’re perfect for adding a spooky touch to your décor.

We also have monster decorations with special effects! Try a bloody butcher heart decoration, which really thumps with a heart beat or our rotating skull strobe light for a eerie light. A dancing Frankenstein adds a comical touch. Our talking skeleton will freak out your guests or trick or treaters.

Add a decoration to your yard with a grave yard ghoul decoration or grave evader. Paired with a fogging tombstone, they’re perfect for adding a creepy accent to your lawn.

Decorate yourself with our selection of monster costumes. We have monster costumes for kids, adults, and teens. Monster pop costumes are a unique twist on a classic monster costume. Check out more scary costumes!

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Which Decorations are the Coolest? Witches!

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 13, 2007

Flying-Witch-Wall-GraphicFrom Samantha Stephens to Hermione Granger and all the spooky witches before them, witches are a favorite emblem of Halloween. Witches adorn invitations, banners, windows, Trick-or-Treaters and more. These witch decorations will have your guests cackling!

Decorate your home, office or Halloween party with bewitching style. Start off by adorning your door with a witch hat and broom entrance. It’s the perfect way to welcome guest or have the coolest house on the Trick-or-Treat route. A Halloween Balloon Arch is another great option.

Hang a witch hat personalized banner to send a custom message. These banners are printed on heavy-duty weather-resistant vinyl, so they can stand up to the October blusters. Banners are available in seven different sizes with or without metal grommets.

The crashing witch yard sign and witch hat lantern make great accents for your home décor. Bat lights are great complements to your witch decorations too.

For a scarier look, try a hanging witch. This illuminated black and gray witch is over 5′ high and 36″ wide. Decoration includes LED light for glowing eyes! Yikes!

Add clusters of balloons around your home or party space and keep them grounded with a spider balloon weight.

You can bring the witching look to your tables too with witch personalized beverage napkins and hand out favors with our witch finger pens. There are so many witch products to choose from!

Don’t forget to check out the large selection of adult and kids’ witch costumes!

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