Halloween Safe Activities 

*This post was sponsored by Lemi Shine. All thoughts and opinions are my own*

Trick or Treating may be cancelled in a lot of cities but that doesn’t mean that Halloween needs to be cancelled! Celebrating can still safely happen with your immediate family, a few close friends or your quarantine pod! We will still be hosting our annual Halloween party just with the 2 other families that have been coming over for years. There are 6 kids, 3 boys and 3 girls, ranging in age from 4-8, and this year I am putting together a few extra outdoor activities in case trick or treating is cancelled in the neighborhood. Luckily Halloween is on a Saturday so the kids can enjoy the holiday all day long! 

  1. Halloween Backyard Egg Hunt – What better way to keep the excitement going all day than to have an egg hunt. If you are limited to outdoor space you can hide eggs in your home as well! I stuffed orange and green colored eggs with candy and small Halloween toys. Egg hunts don’t need to be reserved for just Easter! 
  2. Outdoor Bounce House – I rent one of these every year for Halloween and the kids love it! It’s a great way to burn off energy from all the candy, especially if they are unable to run door to door this year! Google Bounce House Rentals and your city to find a company near you!
  3. Pumpkin Painting Station – You don’t need to visit a pumpkin patch to stock up on mini pumpkins Grab some acrylic paint, brushes and butcher paper from your local craft store to set up a fun decorating station. **This can also be a carving station as long as a parent is there to do the carving and cutting. Let the kids help pull out the seeds and then bake them for a sugar-free snack**
  4. Cookie Decorating – Keeping in line with the decorating stations, a cookie one is perfect entertainment for kids. You can buy premade/unfrosted cookies from most grocery stores or make them yourself at home. The squeeze frosting is the best for little hands and the easiest clean up too! Grab some cute Halloween sprinkles and you will be all set! Weather permitting, this is a great activity to do on an outside table! 

As with all parties and gatherings this year, keeping family and friends safe is the number one priority. Be sure to check out the CDC’s recommendations for Halloween and wash your hands! It’s also very important to disinfect and keep surfaces clean and germ free, especially ones that your guests will be touching. Lemi Shine Disinfecting Wipes with Fresh Lemon Scent are safe for use on everything from kitchen countertops to doorknobs. They’re bleach-free, with Citric Acid as the active ingredient, and kills 99.9% of germs, including Staph, Salmonella, and E. Coli. Lemi Shine disinfecting wipes contain 100% biodegradable ingredients and are the first wipe that the EPA has certified as designed for the environment and effective against SARS-Cov-2, the cause of COVID-19. I’ve been using the wipes around the house and car for the past few weeks and they work wonderfully. I love the smell and they have worked on every surface. I specifically use them on the door, drawer, cabinet, toilet and fridge handles, the counters, my car steering wheel and areas inside the car. Now that the kids are back in school it’s extra important to keep surfaces clean and germ-free. Lemi Shine offers a ton of cleaning products for all your household needs. I especially love their Disposal Cleaner which I have been using for years. It really gets rid of all the sink smells and nastiness. You can check out their full line here and here to find a store near you.

Right now they are available at HEB + Kroger stores and nationally later this year. Supply is limited, so it’s recommended to go to the store in the morning if you can, since the restocks happen overnight. Have you tried Lemi Shine Disinfecting Wipes? What were your thoughts? Also, tell me what your Halloween plans are for this year! 

Fembot Halloween Costume

I still remember going to see Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery back in 1997 when it came out. I was 13 years old and loved everything about the movie. The character that always stuck with me the most were the Fembots. I loved their effortless sexiness and confidence. Even 23 years later, the Fembot is still an iconic movie character from the 90’s. I knew she had to be one of the costumes for my 31 days of Halloween. The dress I bought came with matching gloves, underwear and a headband but they had a glittery type look so I didn’t love them. I bought separate gloves which I thought paired much better! If you really want to achieve the actual Fembot look, this shop on Etsy makes the dress complete with the gun barrels!

Pink Dress // Pink Gloves // Shoes // Beehive Wig // Dress Option 2 // Dress Option 3

Special thanks to the Hotel Clermont and Nick for letting me shoot my costume there! It’s my favorite hotel in Atlanta and I knew it would the perfect backdrop for this 60’s costume!

Orange is the New Black Halloween Costume

Friend costumes are so fun to do together. There are so many great duo’s out there and the possibilities are endless. Alex and Piper from Orange is the New Black is such an easy costume to do with a friend, especially if one is a blonde and the other a brunette. I’ve been told I’ve looked like Alex on more than one occasion, especially when I wear my glasses. Lindsey has the perfect length blonde hair and it was her idea to do this one and I am so glad we did! This costume is truly the most comfortable of the 31 this month, and would be perfect for a long night of walking on Halloween. We opted for orange scrubs, printed our own inmate tags and already had white shirts. Use a men’s white shirt if possible, you don’t want the slim/feminine fit. We wore basic white sneakers, printed our inmate tags and attached with safety pins and voila! The easiest costume ever!

Orange Scrubs // Men’s Plain White T // Inmate Costume // Orange Jumpsuit //  Inmate Tag

Jessica Rabbit Halloween Costume

Jessica Rabbit has such a glamorous look to her and my everyday makeup skills just wouldn’t cut it. I enlisted my friend Britney to use her magic again (she created Jack Skellington, Ursula and my looks for DragonCon last year – Pennywise and The Raven) and I knew that certain costumes would need her skills. Since Jessica Rabbit is an animated character we wanted to keep her cartoonish looks for the costume. This is the most I have never looked like myself for any costume and I absolutely love it.

My costume is entirely from Amazon which is super convenient. The dress runs a tad big in the chest FYI. You’ll need safety pins or some double sided beauty tape for sure. I am a 36DD and wore a padded strapless bra and the chest area was still a tad large. I wore purple heels which I already owned but you can also wear nude heels which I have seen done! Here are the links to this 3 piece costume:  Red Dress // Purple Gloves // Red Wig

The Birds Halloween Costume

Alfred Hitchcock is the original master of horror. His films have a way of sticking with you, due largely in part to the suspense. For those who haven’t seen the movie, The Birds focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on people. The bagged costume had some not so good reviews, mostly how the jacket was cheap and made out of foam with no structure, so I ended up going with a classic green dress. Mine came with a belt too but I opted not to use it for the photo. Shout out to my friend and makeup extraordinaire Britney for adding the creepiness dynamic to this picture!

Green Dress // Wig // Fake Birds // Nude Heels // Bagged Birds Costume 1 // Bagged Costume 2 

Poison Ivy Halloween Costume

My second Uma Thurman character of the month – do you remember the first? Poison Ivy There are so many versions of this costume you could do. As long as you’re wearing green and have the red wig, people will totally know who you are. If it’s cold on Halloween you can wear a long sleeve green body suit, green leggings, skirt or tutu. You can add a cape, wear a dress, make your own (google “Poison Ivy Cosplay” to see some amazing costumes).

My entire costume was sent to me from California Costumes. They have a ton of incredible complete costumes that come with literally everything. Shop my wig and costume! This costume runs small so order one size up!

Flashdance Halloween Costume

Here is another easy and comfy costume to add to the list! You can pair with black leggings or black biker shorts depending on the weather. Same with the shoes – red kitten heels or red flats would be perfect. This wig I was able to use for 3 different costumes this month: Flashdance, Rocky Horror and Alien. For under $16 it’s a decent wig to have in a your dress up stash! I cannot believe there are only 2 weeks until Halloween! So sad that this month is going by fast!

Grey Sweatshirt (order up to fit oversize) // Curly Wig // Red Heels

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