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Fun Halloween Movie Date Night

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to plan a fun night for me and the hubbs to enjoy some Halloween 'magic'.  Halloween has a fun energy that comes with it, which I wanted to take advantage of.  Joseph {my HOT hubby} and I are such movie fans,  I thought it would be fantastic to plan a Halloween movie marathon date!  Doesn't that just sound AWESOME?!  

50 fantastic family friendly halloween movies

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Do you want to know what is just genius about this?!!  I had the ever so talented Kristin of CdotLove design an invite for your Halloween movie date night.  She is so talented and always such a gem to work with!  Her designs are truly amazing.  
invite - Web Sized
Kristin designed 2 different versions of the invite - one for a night with just you and your spouse and the other to invite other couples for a group date! Awesome huh?!  Thank you, Kristin!  You are amazing!  
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Now all you need to really make this Halloween date night spectacular is the perfect movies.  Read through these 50 movies and pick 3 or more of your favorites.  I wanted to make this easy for you to navigate so I placed the movies into categories.  Below you will find...
  • 14 Halloween Movie Classics
  • 16 Kid Friendly Halloween Movies
  • 20 Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

Let's be honest, I am a total wimp when it comes to Halloween movies - to the point where Harry Potter movies scare me!  LOL!  With that said, when I was selecting these movies, none of them are above a PG-13 rating.  I wanted to keep this as family friendly as possible - in case you want to have your kiddos watch some movies with you. Not only that, there are a bunch of PG-13 movies that will even make a real tough guy jump! Ha!

 

Classic Halloween Movies

There are some movies that are true classics, so my Classic Halloween Movies list wouldn't be complete without these!  Choose one or more to make your Halloween date night a true success!

14 classic halloween movies

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1- GhostbustersIn this classic movie, 3 scientists, who have been kicked out of their university, decide to go into business for themselves, by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses, apartments, and places of business.  Soon the business is booming, but a skyscraper is taken over by a powerful ancient god which might prove the Ghostbusters' end!  If you love this movie you might just like Ghostbusters II as well.  Try them both out! 2- BeetlejuiceThis is a story of a nice couple who end up dying in a car crash, and haunting their own beautiful farmhouse.  Their peace is disrupted when a boisterous family moves in and tries to redecorate everything.  The couple then turns to the 'people exterminator' Beetlejuice to help them out, but he has ideas of his own... 3- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlLet's be honest, any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series would be awesome for Halloween, but I picked this one because it feels a little more 'Halloween-ish' with the crew of the Black Pearl being cursed.  Lol! In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner are on the hunt to find Elizabeth Swann who was kidnapped by Captain Barbossa.  Along the way they find out that Barbossa and his crew are under an ancient curse that they neither live nor die unless a blood sacrifice is made.  Can Sparrow and Turner arrive in time to save Elizabeth? 4- The Goonies: This is a story about a group of friends who are trying to save their homes from being demolished and made into a golf course by raising enough money to stop the development.  When the groups' leader finds a treasure map, they try to find the treasure before a crime ridden family takes it first. 5- GremlinsWhen Billy is given a mysterious pet by his father, he is excited.  But the pet comes with 3 rules: never get him wet, keep him away from bright light, and never feed him after midnight.  When an accident occurs and the creature accidentally gets wet, Billy gets more than he bargained for.  Can he handle it? 6- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: An alien spaceship lands on earth to study it, but the aliens are discovered by a human task force which forces them to flee.  One alien, E.T., accidentally gets left behind.  E.T. is found by a 10 year old boy who forms a special connection to him.  They find themselves in a race to get E.T. home before the task force can intervene.  7- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAll of the Harry Potter movies are great for Halloween as they all center around magic and of course lots of suspense.  The Prisoner of Azkaban is a story where Harry Potter is once again in danger when Sirius Black, convicted mass murderer, escapes from prison and is after Harry Potter to kill him.  Will Harry Potter manage to get away or will the scary Sirius Black take his revenge? 8- The Wizard of Oz/Return to OzDorothy is a small town girl who lives on a farm until a cyclone comes and carries her away to the land of Oz.  Here she finds 3 new friends who vow to help her get home, and also hope to get a brain, heart, and courage for themselves.  But the Wicked Witch put many obstacles in their path to make it so Dorothy is stuck in Oz forever.  Will Dorothy ever find her way home?

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9- Addams Family / Addams Family Values: The  Addams family are a unique bunch, but one with a lot of money.  When an evil doctor finds out that their Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, the doctor plots to steal the family fortune by sending in a fake uncle to discover where the fortune is hidden.   10- TremorsA small town starts noticing members of their population disappearing.  At the same time a seismologist shows up talking about 'tremors' that her instruments are picking up.  When 2 men of the town try to leave, but instead encounter a creature in their path, the town discovers they must come together before becoming an unknown creature's next meal. 11- Arachnophobia: A large spider from South America hitches its way to North America after it bites (and kills) the researcher who was studying it.  Once in North America, the spider mates with another spider and together unleash chaos and death to a Californian town.  Can these spiders be stopped before it's too late? 12- The Mummy (and sequels): A group of explorers go to dig in the ancient city Hamunaptra to uncover a valuable treasure.  Unfortunately, there is another group that beats the first to the dig and unleashes a curse that takes over the dead High Priest Imhotep. The first group of explorers need to stop Imhotep (The Mummy) and send him back before it's too late. 13- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy is a cheerleader that has it all as a young woman.  When she is approached by Merrick who tells her she is the Slayer; the one woman who is in charge of defending the world from vampires.  Buffy befriends a man named Pike who joins her in her quest to fight off the vampires, especially the most powerful vampire Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. 14- Edward Scissorhands: Edward was created by an inventor who dies before he is able to finish Edward's hands - which are scissors.  Peg, a local Avon lady, discovers Edward and bring him into society.  He is accepted by the community until he is framed for a robbery.  He then finds out how cruel life really can be.  

Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

A family friendly Halloween movie list wouldn't be complete without including movies made for kids!  This list include movies that are classics and some that are new, but they are all guaranteed to put your kids in the Halloween spirit!

16 fantastic kid friendly halloween movies

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15- Hocus Pocus: 3 sisters are killed by a small town for being witches.  But they cast a spell before their demise that would allow them to come back to life.  300 years have passed since then, when the new kid, Max, accidentally brings them back to life.  The sisters now have only one night to make it permanent unless Max and a 300 year old cat can prevent it.  16- The NeverEnding Story / The NeverEnding Story II: Bastian is being bullied by other kids in his school.  One day he escapes from the boys into a book shop where the owner shows him an ancient book, but warns it can be dangerous.  Bastian 'borrows' the book and begins reading it in the school's attic.  Soon he finds himself drawn into Fantasia, a mythical land that is in desperate need a hero to save it. 17- Casper/Casper Meets Wendy: Carrigan is willed a mansion from her late father and is ready to burn the place down until she discovers a map to a treasure.  However, the house is haunted by ghosts who do not like 'fleshies'.  She hires an afterlife therapist who moves into the mansion with his daughter Kat. Kat discovers Casper, a friendly ghost who tries to help the pair rid the house of his not so friendly uncles who are determined to get of the 'fleshies'. 18- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: During WWII 3 children are sent to live with a woman named Eglantine Price who is an apprentice witch.  She receives a letter from her witch school to come talk to the headmaster.  She puts a spell on a bedknob of her late father's bed so she and the children can ride to the school on it.  When talking to the headmaster of the school, she tells him of her plan to find a spell that will bring inanimate objects to life which will help with the war efforts. 19- The Witches: A recently orphaned boy is on holiday with his grandma at a hotel when he and a friend eavesdrop at a convention of women being held at the hotel. They hear that the convention is a cover for a witches covenant and that the Grand High Witch has a plot to rid the world of children.  The boys are discovered and turned into rodents but that doesn't hinder the boys into trying to stop the witches at all costs. 20- Labyrinth: Sarah is left to babysit her baby brother who cries all night long. Being so frustrated with him, she wishes him to the goblins.  The goblins take translate this statement into truth and take her brother.  Sarah has until midnight to rescue her brother from the goblin's labrynth or the baby will be turned into a goblin! 21- Monster House: DJ has suspicions about the house across the street because he frequently sees toys that land in the yard disappear.  When the old man has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital the day before Halloween, DJ thinks the danger is gone.  Then his ball bounces into the yard, and when he goes to retrieve it, the house comes to life and tries to get him!  DJ discovers that the house has a mind of its own and plans on eating all kids that come trick or treating there unless DJ can stop it! 22- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit have a respectable business of keeping pests out of vegetable gardens.  When a creature known as the were-rabbit invades the neighborhood, all eyes turn to Wallace.  He puts together a plan and everyone agrees except for one man who is determined to stop the large creature himself.

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23- Monsters Inc: A city of monsters get their main power source from the screams of little children.  Monsters are hired by the power company to go into children's closets and scare them.  The top scare team is Sulley and Mike Wazowski.  When Sulley accidentally lets a human 2 year old girl they nickname Boo back into the monster city, it's up to him and his partner Mike to get Boo back to her home before anything bad happens to her. 24- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king in Halloween Town who is very tired of doing the same thing for Halloween every year.  One day he stumbles into Christmas Town and becomes determined to get the citizens of his town to put on Christmas...but, it doesn't quite work as well as he planned. 25- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Charlie Brown is so excited because he gets invited to his very first party.  The peanuts gang decide to go trick or treating before the party, but Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin will come visit his pumpkin patch and deliver presents.  Watch what happens to the whole gang in this great adventure. 26- The Worst Witch: Mildred is a student at the witch academy, but a poor one.  She is picked on by teachers and other students.  The headmistress has an evil twin sister who plan on destroying the academy, and Mildred finds out about it.  Can she foil the evil sister's plans or will she be too late? 27- The Haunted Mansion: Married couple Jim and Sara are both real estate agents and partners.  They get a mysterious phone call from a mansion owner asking them to come view the property and put it on the market.  They smell big commission and head over with their two children.  When they arrive mysterious things start happening and they realize they were brought there with an alternative motive. Sara is taken by the mansion's owner and Jim is kicked out.  Will he be able to save his wife or will he be too late? 28- What's New Scooby-Doo? Halloween Boos and Clues: The gang is at it again!  In these 4 short movies, the gang solves Halloween related mysteries with Shaggy and Scooby always getting into trouble! 29- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Roo is determined to celebrate Halloween with his new best pal Lumpy.  They get all dressed up to go trick or treating and are super excited until Tigger warns them of the dreaded Gobloon who will turn them into a jaggedy lantern.  But if they catch the Gobloon before he catches them, they get a wish.  After Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, the pair decide to be brave together and go after the Gobloon before he gets them. 30- Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Spookley is a square pumpkin which causes him to be teased endlessly by all the other round pumpkins in the patch.  However, he gets help from his his friends the scarecrow, 2 bats and 3 spiders.  Wait until see what happens next!  

Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

One of the most fun parts about Halloween is getting scared!  There is just something about going to a haunted house that has such an allure to it. The same goes for scary movies.  Even though I am not a huge fan of scary movies, I must admit that every once in a while I crave a movie that will literally make me scream!  This list will not disappoint you on that front!

20 spook yourself silly halloween movies

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31- Wait Until Dark: Susy, who recently became blind from fire, and Sam are newlyweds.  Sam is a photographer and flying home from Canada on a job.  He is asked by a woman to carry a doll for her, and the woman disappears.  His acceptance of the doll sets off a crazy set of events that put both him and Susy in grave danger.  Unbeknownst to Sam, the doll is full of heroin and the real criminals will stop at nothing to retrieve the doll.  That includes luring Sam out of the house and leaving poor Susy to fight off 3 horrible men. 32- When a Stranger Calls: Jill is a teenager who is being forced by her parents to babysit for a rich family for exceeding her minutes on her phone.  After the kids go to sleep, she is bored until she gets a scary phone call from a man.  When the calls keep happening, she calls the police who tell her the call is coming from inside the house!  She has to fight for her life as she tries to save the kids and herself from the mysterious caller. 33- White Noise: Jonathon's wife is killed in an accidental death and it is devastating to him.  Soon after, a paranormal expert approaches him and says his wife is trying to contact Jonathon through Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).  At first Jonathon is skeptical about EVP, but finally tries this method of communication out.  He soon gets obsessed with EVP and communicates with others as well.  There are 'destructive' spirits that don't like his meddling in their behavior and try to end his life.  Will he be able to escape these spirits and save others as well? 34- The Others: Grace and her 2 children live in a huge mansion during WWII.  Grace's husband passed away in the war so it's now just the 3 of them.  The children have photosensitive skin so all the drapes have to be drawn at all times or the children's skin will burn.  Grace needs help with keeping up the house and land so hires 3 workers.  Soon after they are hired strange things begin to happen.  Grace's daughter tells her that there is a boy named Viktor that visits them.  Grace begins to seek out the mysterious sightings her daughter tells her about which leads to a revelation about the house and its intruders. 35- Lady in White: On Halloween night, Frank gets locked up in a closet and sees the ghost of a young girl get murdered.  Frank then finds himself being stalked by the girl's murderer.  Frank is drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady in White lives.  As he finds out what really happened to the girl, it might now adds extra 36- Devil: Detective Bowden has yet to get over the death of his wife and child, but is still working cases in Philadelphia.  He has been called to a skyscraper that has 5 trapped victims in one of its elevators. The communication device on the elevator is broken, but the camera is still working.  Detective Bowden is horrified to find that the lights on the elevator flick on and off and one of the 5 are found dead.  He is now in a race against time as he tries to identify all passengers and figure out who is killing them 1 by 1.  He quickly begins to question if this is a normal homicide case or if the devil is really the creator of the whole thing. 37- Insidious: A family moves into a new home.  Shortly thereafter, one of the boys is exploring the attic when he falls and hits his head.  The next morning he doesn't wake up from his sleep. He is in a deep coma for 3 months when the wife begins to see apparitions.  At first her husband doesn't believe her, but then his mother also says something.  They soon hire a medium who tells them their son is trapped in a world between reality and death and unless the husband can go get him, his body will be lost to a very powerful demon. 38- Red Eye: Lisa is a hotel manager of a very illustrious chain.  She is flying home from her grandma's funeral when she is cornered by a man who gives her proof that he has her father kidnapped and tells her that she will kill him unless she changes the room of a politician so he can be killed.  She now has to use the flight and the next day to save not only her father, but the life of the politician and herself!

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39- Poltergeist: A young family, living in a nice neighborhood discover their youngest daughter communicating with ghosts through their TV.  At first the family is amused with the whole thing, but when the ghosts turn nasty and even abduct the daughter, the family finds themselves in a matter of life or death. 40- The Sixth Sense: Malcolm is a child psychologist who receives a reward for his work.  On the same night he is visited by a past client who is not happy with the work that they did which shakes Malcolm up quite a bit.  When he is approached by a mother with a child who claims the same vice of his former client, Malcolm is determined to get it right this time. But the vice is a bit scary.  The child sees dead people.  Malcolm spends hours and hours with the child trying to find a cure for his problem. 41- Signs: Preacher Graham Hess loses his faith in God after his wife is killed in a car accident.  He moves his two children and brother into a farm house to start a new life.  When crop circles begin appearing in his corn he thinks at first that it is the work of meddling teenagers. But as he watches the news and they see these crop circles appearing throughout the world, he realizes the phenomenon is more serious than he thought - it is the work of extraterrestrial beings.  The family must stick together and find a way to fight off these invaders before it's too late. 42- Jaws: There is a shark attack among the beaches of New England and the new sheriff wants to close down the beaches.  The mayor balks at that and a boy gets attacked the next day.  The mother is enraged and puts a bounty on the shark's head.  A local fisherman and man who has experience hunting sharks offers to join in for a hefty price.  Soon he and his workers head out and realize that this is no ordinary shark they are hunting! 43- 1408: Mike Enslin is a writer who focuses on supernatural phenomena surrounding places - hotels, graveyards, etc. and in his writing he solves the mystery behind the 'haunting'.  Mike is currently writing another book centered around one room in a hotel - #1408.  It is permanently closed but Mike insists on staying in the room and even threatens to sue the hotel unless he can stay one night in the room.  The manager tells Mike of the 50 people who have died in that room and begs him to switch rooms, but Mike stays.  Will he be the first ever to survive a night in the room, or will he suffer death as did every other former patron? 44- What Lies Beneath: Norman and Claire are a normal married couple who live in a lakeside home in Vermont.  Claire is recently retired and begins seeing and hearing strange things.  When she consults Norman about it, he encourages her to seek out help.  Claire's therapist listens to the report of her seeing a reflection, hearing strange noises, and encourages her to make contact.  What Claire and her best friend uncover is a secret so serious, the owner of the secret will do anything to keep it from being known.

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45- The Village: In a quiet olde Pennsylvania village, there is a pact between the people of the village and the creatures that live in the woods surrounding the village - the humans don't enter the woods and the creatures don't enter the village.  However, the pact is challenged when a young man seeks medicine in the villages beyond the forest, strange things begin to happen. When animal carcasses without devoid of any fur appear, the elders of the village are worried that the village is now in grave danger. 46- The Invasion: When a space shuttle disintegrates on re-entry, it releases a extraterrestrial virus that it acquired in space.  A psychiatrist hears stories from many people stating their loved ones are no longer themselves.  She soon finds that the virus is attacking the human DNA and changes it.  After her former husband contracts the virus, she fears for her son's life as he is with her former husband for the weekend.  But after he doesn't get the virus, she actually finds that her own son just might be the key to finding a cure for the virus. 47- They: Julia is a graduate student in psychology when a childhood friend contacts her and asks her to meet him in a bar.  He reminds her of the nightmares they both had growing up, and he tells her that they have been tagged by demons who are chasing him - and commits suicide right before her eyes.  She begins having nightmares again and realizes that all the things she was scared of as a little girl might actually be real. 48- I Am Legend: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spreading of a man-made disease which he is immune to.  Every day for 3 years he sends out a radio message in hopes to finding another human who survived.  He also works to find a cure using his own blood.  The 'changed' humans watch his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake so they can get him too.  49- The Stepfather: Michael returns home from military school to find his mom in love with her new boyfriend.  The new boyfriend seems just a little too nice and Michael begins to suspect him to be the serial killer who preys on broken families.  He rushes to find evidence of the fact before it is too late for his family. 50- Dream House: A young family moves into a beautiful home where unbeknownst to them a murder occurred killing a mom and her 2 girls.  The father survived and was the only suspect.  As the new family gets settled, they find themselves the new target of the killer.  Now the father and a neighbor from across the street team together to put the puzzle pieces together and hopefully catch the killer before he catches them.  

Aren't all these movies just amazing?!!!!  If you can't find at least 1 or 2 Halloween movies to watch from this list, then you are just crazy!  LOL!  If you would like another fun way to watch one of these Halloween movies, check out Michelle's Hocus Pocus dinner date night or go on Sarina's Halloween Scavenger hunt before your movie marathon date starts!

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50 awesome family friendly halloween movies

Fun Halloween Movie Date Night

With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to plan a fun night for me and the hubbs to enjoy some Halloween 'magic'.  Halloween has a fun energy that comes with it, which I wanted to take advantage of.  Joseph {my HOT hubby} and I are such movie fans,  I thought it would be fantastic to plan a Halloween movie marathon date!  Doesn't that just sound AWESOME?!  

50 fantastic family friendly halloween movies

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Do you want to know what is just genius about this?!!  I had the ever so talented Kristin of CdotLove design an invite for your Halloween movie date night.  She is so talented and always such a gem to work with!  Her designs are truly amazing.  
invite - Web Sized
Kristin designed 2 different versions of the invite - one for a night with just you and your spouse and the other to invite other couples for a group date! Awesome huh?!  Thank you, Kristin!  You are amazing!  
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Now all you need to really make this Halloween date night spectacular is the perfect movies.  Read through these 50 movies and pick 3 or more of your favorites.  I wanted to make this easy for you to navigate so I placed the movies into categories.  Below you will find...
  • 14 Halloween Movie Classics
  • 16 Kid Friendly Halloween Movies
  • 20 Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

Let's be honest, I am a total wimp when it comes to Halloween movies - to the point where Harry Potter movies scare me!  LOL!  With that said, when I was selecting these movies, none of them are above a PG-13 rating.  I wanted to keep this as family friendly as possible - in case you want to have your kiddos watch some movies with you. Not only that, there are a bunch of PG-13 movies that will even make a real tough guy jump! Ha!

 

Classic Halloween Movies

There are some movies that are true classics, so my Classic Halloween Movies list wouldn't be complete without these!  Choose one or more to make your Halloween date night a true success!

14 classic halloween movies

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1- GhostbustersIn this classic movie, 3 scientists, who have been kicked out of their university, decide to go into business for themselves, by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses, apartments, and places of business.  Soon the business is booming, but a skyscraper is taken over by a powerful ancient god which might prove the Ghostbusters' end!  If you love this movie you might just like Ghostbusters II as well.  Try them both out! 2- BeetlejuiceThis is a story of a nice couple who end up dying in a car crash, and haunting their own beautiful farmhouse.  Their peace is disrupted when a boisterous family moves in and tries to redecorate everything.  The couple then turns to the 'people exterminator' Beetlejuice to help them out, but he has ideas of his own... 3- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlLet's be honest, any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series would be awesome for Halloween, but I picked this one because it feels a little more 'Halloween-ish' with the crew of the Black Pearl being cursed.  Lol! In this movie, Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner are on the hunt to find Elizabeth Swann who was kidnapped by Captain Barbossa.  Along the way they find out that Barbossa and his crew are under an ancient curse that they neither live nor die unless a blood sacrifice is made.  Can Sparrow and Turner arrive in time to save Elizabeth? 4- The Goonies: This is a story about a group of friends who are trying to save their homes from being demolished and made into a golf course by raising enough money to stop the development.  When the groups' leader finds a treasure map, they try to find the treasure before a crime ridden family takes it first. 5- GremlinsWhen Billy is given a mysterious pet by his father, he is excited.  But the pet comes with 3 rules: never get him wet, keep him away from bright light, and never feed him after midnight.  When an accident occurs and the creature accidentally gets wet, Billy gets more than he bargained for.  Can he handle it? 6- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: An alien spaceship lands on earth to study it, but the aliens are discovered by a human task force which forces them to flee.  One alien, E.T., accidentally gets left behind.  E.T. is found by a 10 year old boy who forms a special connection to him.  They find themselves in a race to get E.T. home before the task force can intervene.  7- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAll of the Harry Potter movies are great for Halloween as they all center around magic and of course lots of suspense.  The Prisoner of Azkaban is a story where Harry Potter is once again in danger when Sirius Black, convicted mass murderer, escapes from prison and is after Harry Potter to kill him.  Will Harry Potter manage to get away or will the scary Sirius Black take his revenge? 8- The Wizard of Oz/Return to OzDorothy is a small town girl who lives on a farm until a cyclone comes and carries her away to the land of Oz.  Here she finds 3 new friends who vow to help her get home, and also hope to get a brain, heart, and courage for themselves.  But the Wicked Witch put many obstacles in their path to make it so Dorothy is stuck in Oz forever.  Will Dorothy ever find her way home?

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9- Addams Family / Addams Family Values: The  Addams family are a unique bunch, but one with a lot of money.  When an evil doctor finds out that their Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, the doctor plots to steal the family fortune by sending in a fake uncle to discover where the fortune is hidden.   10- TremorsA small town starts noticing members of their population disappearing.  At the same time a seismologist shows up talking about 'tremors' that her instruments are picking up.  When 2 men of the town try to leave, but instead encounter a creature in their path, the town discovers they must come together before becoming an unknown creature's next meal. 11- Arachnophobia: A large spider from South America hitches its way to North America after it bites (and kills) the researcher who was studying it.  Once in North America, the spider mates with another spider and together unleash chaos and death to a Californian town.  Can these spiders be stopped before it's too late? 12- The Mummy (and sequels): A group of explorers go to dig in the ancient city Hamunaptra to uncover a valuable treasure.  Unfortunately, there is another group that beats the first to the dig and unleashes a curse that takes over the dead High Priest Imhotep. The first group of explorers need to stop Imhotep (The Mummy) and send him back before it's too late. 13- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy is a cheerleader that has it all as a young woman.  When she is approached by Merrick who tells her she is the Slayer; the one woman who is in charge of defending the world from vampires.  Buffy befriends a man named Pike who joins her in her quest to fight off the vampires, especially the most powerful vampire Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. 14- Edward Scissorhands: Edward was created by an inventor who dies before he is able to finish Edward's hands - which are scissors.  Peg, a local Avon lady, discovers Edward and bring him into society.  He is accepted by the community until he is framed for a robbery.  He then finds out how cruel life really can be.  

Kid Friendly Halloween Movies

A family friendly Halloween movie list wouldn't be complete without including movies made for kids!  This list include movies that are classics and some that are new, but they are all guaranteed to put your kids in the Halloween spirit!

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15- Hocus Pocus: 3 sisters are killed by a small town for being witches.  But they cast a spell before their demise that would allow them to come back to life.  300 years have passed since then, when the new kid, Max, accidentally brings them back to life.  The sisters now have only one night to make it permanent unless Max and a 300 year old cat can prevent it.  16- The NeverEnding Story / The NeverEnding Story II: Bastian is being bullied by other kids in his school.  One day he escapes from the boys into a book shop where the owner shows him an ancient book, but warns it can be dangerous.  Bastian 'borrows' the book and begins reading it in the school's attic.  Soon he finds himself drawn into Fantasia, a mythical land that is in desperate need a hero to save it. 17- Casper/Casper Meets Wendy: Carrigan is willed a mansion from her late father and is ready to burn the place down until she discovers a map to a treasure.  However, the house is haunted by ghosts who do not like 'fleshies'.  She hires an afterlife therapist who moves into the mansion with his daughter Kat. Kat discovers Casper, a friendly ghost who tries to help the pair rid the house of his not so friendly uncles who are determined to get of the 'fleshies'. 18- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: During WWII 3 children are sent to live with a woman named Eglantine Price who is an apprentice witch.  She receives a letter from her witch school to come talk to the headmaster.  She puts a spell on a bedknob of her late father's bed so she and the children can ride to the school on it.  When talking to the headmaster of the school, she tells him of her plan to find a spell that will bring inanimate objects to life which will help with the war efforts. 19- The Witches: A recently orphaned boy is on holiday with his grandma at a hotel when he and a friend eavesdrop at a convention of women being held at the hotel. They hear that the convention is a cover for a witches covenant and that the Grand High Witch has a plot to rid the world of children.  The boys are discovered and turned into rodents but that doesn't hinder the boys into trying to stop the witches at all costs. 20- Labyrinth: Sarah is left to babysit her baby brother who cries all night long. Being so frustrated with him, she wishes him to the goblins.  The goblins take translate this statement into truth and take her brother.  Sarah has until midnight to rescue her brother from the goblin's labrynth or the baby will be turned into a goblin! 21- Monster House: DJ has suspicions about the house across the street because he frequently sees toys that land in the yard disappear.  When the old man has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital the day before Halloween, DJ thinks the danger is gone.  Then his ball bounces into the yard, and when he goes to retrieve it, the house comes to life and tries to get him!  DJ discovers that the house has a mind of its own and plans on eating all kids that come trick or treating there unless DJ can stop it! 22- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit have a respectable business of keeping pests out of vegetable gardens.  When a creature known as the were-rabbit invades the neighborhood, all eyes turn to Wallace.  He puts together a plan and everyone agrees except for one man who is determined to stop the large creature himself.

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23- Monsters Inc: A city of monsters get their main power source from the screams of little children.  Monsters are hired by the power company to go into children's closets and scare them.  The top scare team is Sulley and Mike Wazowski.  When Sulley accidentally lets a human 2 year old girl they nickname Boo back into the monster city, it's up to him and his partner Mike to get Boo back to her home before anything bad happens to her. 24- The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington is the pumpkin king in Halloween Town who is very tired of doing the same thing for Halloween every year.  One day he stumbles into Christmas Town and becomes determined to get the citizens of his town to put on Christmas...but, it doesn't quite work as well as he planned. 25- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Charlie Brown is so excited because he gets invited to his very first party.  The peanuts gang decide to go trick or treating before the party, but Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin will come visit his pumpkin patch and deliver presents.  Watch what happens to the whole gang in this great adventure. 26- The Worst Witch: Mildred is a student at the witch academy, but a poor one.  She is picked on by teachers and other students.  The headmistress has an evil twin sister who plan on destroying the academy, and Mildred finds out about it.  Can she foil the evil sister's plans or will she be too late? 27- The Haunted Mansion: Married couple Jim and Sara are both real estate agents and partners.  They get a mysterious phone call from a mansion owner asking them to come view the property and put it on the market.  They smell big commission and head over with their two children.  When they arrive mysterious things start happening and they realize they were brought there with an alternative motive. Sara is taken by the mansion's owner and Jim is kicked out.  Will he be able to save his wife or will he be too late? 28- What's New Scooby-Doo? Halloween Boos and Clues: The gang is at it again!  In these 4 short movies, the gang solves Halloween related mysteries with Shaggy and Scooby always getting into trouble! 29- Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Roo is determined to celebrate Halloween with his new best pal Lumpy.  They get all dressed up to go trick or treating and are super excited until Tigger warns them of the dreaded Gobloon who will turn them into a jaggedy lantern.  But if they catch the Gobloon before he catches them, they get a wish.  After Pooh eats all the Halloween candy, the pair decide to be brave together and go after the Gobloon before he gets them. 30- Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Spookley is a square pumpkin which causes him to be teased endlessly by all the other round pumpkins in the patch.  However, he gets help from his his friends the scarecrow, 2 bats and 3 spiders.  Wait until see what happens next!  

Spook Yourself Silly Halloween Movies

One of the most fun parts about Halloween is getting scared!  There is just something about going to a haunted house that has such an allure to it. The same goes for scary movies.  Even though I am not a huge fan of scary movies, I must admit that every once in a while I crave a movie that will literally make me scream!  This list will not disappoint you on that front!

20 spook yourself silly halloween movies

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31- Wait Until Dark: Susy, who recently became blind from fire, and Sam are newlyweds.  Sam is a photographer and flying home from Canada on a job.  He is asked by a woman to carry a doll for her, and the woman disappears.  His acceptance of the doll sets off a crazy set of events that put both him and Susy in grave danger.  Unbeknownst to Sam, the doll is full of heroin and the real criminals will stop at nothing to retrieve the doll.  That includes luring Sam out of the house and leaving poor Susy to fight off 3 horrible men. 32- When a Stranger Calls: Jill is a teenager who is being forced by her parents to babysit for a rich family for exceeding her minutes on her phone.  After the kids go to sleep, she is bored until she gets a scary phone call from a man.  When the calls keep happening, she calls the police who tell her the call is coming from inside the house!  She has to fight for her life as she tries to save the kids and herself from the mysterious caller. 33- White Noise: Jonathon's wife is killed in an accidental death and it is devastating to him.  Soon after, a paranormal expert approaches him and says his wife is trying to contact Jonathon through Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).  At first Jonathon is skeptical about EVP, but finally tries this method of communication out.  He soon gets obsessed with EVP and communicates with others as well.  There are 'destructive' spirits that don't like his meddling in their behavior and try to end his life.  Will he be able to escape these spirits and save others as well? 34- The Others: Grace and her 2 children live in a huge mansion during WWII.  Grace's husband passed away in the war so it's now just the 3 of them.  The children have photosensitive skin so all the drapes have to be drawn at all times or the children's skin will burn.  Grace needs help with keeping up the house and land so hires 3 workers.  Soon after they are hired strange things begin to happen.  Grace's daughter tells her that there is a boy named Viktor that visits them.  Grace begins to seek out the mysterious sightings her daughter tells her about which leads to a revelation about the house and its intruders. 35- Lady in White: On Halloween night, Frank gets locked up in a closet and sees the ghost of a young girl get murdered.  Frank then finds himself being stalked by the girl's murderer.  Frank is drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady in White lives.  As he finds out what really happened to the girl, it might now adds extra 36- Devil: Detective Bowden has yet to get over the death of his wife and child, but is still working cases in Philadelphia.  He has been called to a skyscraper that has 5 trapped victims in one of its elevators. The communication device on the elevator is broken, but the camera is still working.  Detective Bowden is horrified to find that the lights on the elevator flick on and off and one of the 5 are found dead.  He is now in a race against time as he tries to identify all passengers and figure out who is killing them 1 by 1.  He quickly begins to question if this is a normal homicide case or if the devil is really the creator of the whole thing. 37- Insidious: A family moves into a new home.  Shortly thereafter, one of the boys is exploring the attic when he falls and hits his head.  The next morning he doesn't wake up from his sleep. He is in a deep coma for 3 months when the wife begins to see apparitions.  At first her husband doesn't believe her, but then his mother also says something.  They soon hire a medium who tells them their son is trapped in a world between reality and death and unless the husband can go get him, his body will be lost to a very powerful demon. 38- Red Eye: Lisa is a hotel manager of a very illustrious chain.  She is flying home from her grandma's funeral when she is cornered by a man who gives her proof that he has her father kidnapped and tells her that she will kill him unless she changes the room of a politician so he can be killed.  She now has to use the flight and the next day to save not only her father, but the life of the politician and herself!

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39- Poltergeist: A young family, living in a nice neighborhood discover their youngest daughter communicating with ghosts through their TV.  At first the family is amused with the whole thing, but when the ghosts turn nasty and even abduct the daughter, the family finds themselves in a matter of life or death. 40- The Sixth Sense: Malcolm is a child psychologist who receives a reward for his work.  On the same night he is visited by a past client who is not happy with the work that they did which shakes Malcolm up quite a bit.  When he is approached by a mother with a child who claims the same vice of his former client, Malcolm is determined to get it right this time. But the vice is a bit scary.  The child sees dead people.  Malcolm spends hours and hours with the child trying to find a cure for his problem. 41- Signs: Preacher Graham Hess loses his faith in God after his wife is killed in a car accident.  He moves his two children and brother into a farm house to start a new life.  When crop circles begin appearing in his corn he thinks at first that it is the work of meddling teenagers. But as he watches the news and they see these crop circles appearing throughout the world, he realizes the phenomenon is more serious than he thought - it is the work of extraterrestrial beings.  The family must stick together and find a way to fight off these invaders before it's too late. 42- Jaws: There is a shark attack among the beaches of New England and the new sheriff wants to close down the beaches.  The mayor balks at that and a boy gets attacked the next day.  The mother is enraged and puts a bounty on the shark's head.  A local fisherman and man who has experience hunting sharks offers to join in for a hefty price.  Soon he and his workers head out and realize that this is no ordinary shark they are hunting! 43- 1408: Mike Enslin is a writer who focuses on supernatural phenomena surrounding places - hotels, graveyards, etc. and in his writing he solves the mystery behind the 'haunting'.  Mike is currently writing another book centered around one room in a hotel - #1408.  It is permanently closed but Mike insists on staying in the room and even threatens to sue the hotel unless he can stay one night in the room.  The manager tells Mike of the 50 people who have died in that room and begs him to switch rooms, but Mike stays.  Will he be the first ever to survive a night in the room, or will he suffer death as did every other former patron? 44- What Lies Beneath: Norman and Claire are a normal married couple who live in a lakeside home in Vermont.  Claire is recently retired and begins seeing and hearing strange things.  When she consults Norman about it, he encourages her to seek out help.  Claire's therapist listens to the report of her seeing a reflection, hearing strange noises, and encourages her to make contact.  What Claire and her best friend uncover is a secret so serious, the owner of the secret will do anything to keep it from being known.

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45- The Village: In a quiet olde Pennsylvania village, there is a pact between the people of the village and the creatures that live in the woods surrounding the village - the humans don't enter the woods and the creatures don't enter the village.  However, the pact is challenged when a young man seeks medicine in the villages beyond the forest, strange things begin to happen. When animal carcasses without devoid of any fur appear, the elders of the village are worried that the village is now in grave danger. 46- The Invasion: When a space shuttle disintegrates on re-entry, it releases a extraterrestrial virus that it acquired in space.  A psychiatrist hears stories from many people stating their loved ones are no longer themselves.  She soon finds that the virus is attacking the human DNA and changes it.  After her former husband contracts the virus, she fears for her son's life as he is with her former husband for the weekend.  But after he doesn't get the virus, she actually finds that her own son just might be the key to finding a cure for the virus. 47- They: Julia is a graduate student in psychology when a childhood friend contacts her and asks her to meet him in a bar.  He reminds her of the nightmares they both had growing up, and he tells her that they have been tagged by demons who are chasing him - and commits suicide right before her eyes.  She begins having nightmares again and realizes that all the things she was scared of as a little girl might actually be real. 48- I Am Legend: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spreading of a man-made disease which he is immune to.  Every day for 3 years he sends out a radio message in hopes to finding another human who survived.  He also works to find a cure using his own blood.  The 'changed' humans watch his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake so they can get him too.  49- The Stepfather: Michael returns home from military school to find his mom in love with her new boyfriend.  The new boyfriend seems just a little too nice and Michael begins to suspect him to be the serial killer who preys on broken families.  He rushes to find evidence of the fact before it is too late for his family. 50- Dream House: A young family moves into a beautiful home where unbeknownst to them a murder occurred killing a mom and her 2 girls.  The father survived and was the only suspect.  As the new family gets settled, they find themselves the new target of the killer.  Now the father and a neighbor from across the street team together to put the puzzle pieces together and hopefully catch the killer before he catches them.  

Aren't all these movies just amazing?!!!!  If you can't find at least 1 or 2 Halloween movies to watch from this list, then you are just crazy!  LOL!  If you would like another fun way to watch one of these Halloween movies, check out Michelle's Hocus Pocus dinner date night or go on Sarina's Halloween Scavenger hunt before your movie marathon date starts!

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Can I tell you how excited I am to be partnering up with Once A Month Meals for today's magical and yummy dinner and a movie date!? Take a moment to to peek at Once A Month Meals and be prepared to be IMPRESSED with Tricia and Kelly and the amount of time they are going to save you on preparing meals!

Once A Month Meals is dedicated to helping people fill their freezers by creating monthly menus using seasonal recipes giving them more time together at the dinner table and less time in the drive-thru. No matter your dietary needs they have a menu for you: Traditional, Diet, Whole Foods, Paleo, Gluten Free Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Baby/Toddler and Mini menus are available. Aren't you excited we've partnered up with Once a Month Meals for today's dinner and a movie?!

Dinner and A Movie!!!

The number one no-fail date for my hubby is the good old fashioned dinner and a movie date. We all know the regular dinner and a movie date requires zero thinking, planning, or creativity. On top of all that, it's just not as fun as the Dating Divas "Dinner and A Movie Date", we know how to have a "Not Your Ordinary Movie" night. We put a twist on movie night with yummy food, creative ideas, easy desserts, gorgeous printables, unlimited bonding time, and a spicy after party for the two of you, what more could you ask for out of date night?!

Now that I've got you excited about dinner and a movie, I'll fill you in on today's movie.  Get ready for it...Hocus Pocus with a twist!!!

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The Movie

When was the last time you saw Hocus Pocus? This is a must-see movie for Halloween. I love all of the songs, Jessica and Barbara are entertaining, and the story isn't half bad either. Some of you might be thinking my man won't watch this, I promise, if you add a bit of spice at the end, he will be all over this.  Yes, you are going to bribe him with an "after party for two", no one is ever too old or too cool for a bribe. Go on, you can do it and he will be all over it!

The Theme

Now that we've got your hubby on board let's talk about planning... If you're a seasonal decorator, then you've got witches, pumpkins, bats, spiderwebs, skulls, candles, and all the oranges and blacks you can think of all over your house. So here's what you're going to do...  Collect a few of these Halloween items and place them on your dinner table.  Set out as many candles as you can by collecting them from around the house, place them in your TV room, and light all of them.  Dim the lights.  Set out a few fluffy pillows and fuzzy blankets. Voila, you've got your Halloween buffet table and romantic movie room all set up.

Secure a sitter for the night or wait 'til the kids are in bed. Have the scene set up as your hubby walks through the door.

If you've got the home all to yourself, you'll be setting up an area for the after party in a private little nook. If you've got a full house, set it up in your bedroom.  For now, just remember that you need to set up a steamy after party, we'll get to the details a little later.

You'll be preparing and making everything just right for the two of you, so go all out and make it a perfectly "spooky" night!

The Printables

Before I get into the printables, I have to brag a little {or a lot} about our super talented designer Erin with Strawberry Mommycakes. She totally got my vision for the night and came up with these gorgeous grown-up Halloween party printables that I'm in love with! You have to check her out, you will love her just as much as I do! Hurry on over, I'll still be here. Use card stock for all of your printables.

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The Invite

Add the date, time, and the address of your home to your invite before presenting it to your hubby. This invite would be super cute attached to some of your honey's favorite Halloween candy. {Candy might also work as a little bribe for the night too, ha!}

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The Dinner

Halloween is all about food and junk, right?! Of course it is! This is a grown-up affair so say bye, bye to all the kiddy food you see all over the place for spook night! Instead, we are going to make our honey's tummy growl and maybe a little drool will fall at the sight of your buffet table!

Find your favorite recipes (I'm linking you up to my favorites just in case you don't have a favorite) for the yummy dinner items below and create the perfect grown-up Halloween dinner menu:

Bubbling Caldron-homemade rootbeer or another drink mixed with dry ice

Ghastly Chili-Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili or Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili or Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Chili in Pumpkin Bowls.

Oven Roasted Ribs with Blood Sauce-Oven Roasted Ribs With Barbecue Sauce or Cranberry Cola Glazed Babyback Ribs.

Crunchy Green Bean Salad

Decomposed Salad

Shriveled Potatoes-baked/roasted Yukon or red skin potatoes

Shrunken Pears-baked pears in syrup

Poison Apples- an apple dessert or the traditional candy apple

Now, I'm getting hungry! lol What I love about this menu is that you can prepare everything, except the bubbling cauldron, a day or two ahead of time.

The Witches Brew

The "Witches Brew" is a combination of your favorite treat items.  Before the movie, each of you get to concoct your own personal brew mixture to make a magical, heavenly, and sugary spell to cast during the movie. The label "Witches Brew" can be taped/glued to a paper lunch sack or onto a bowl. The brew includes:

Witch Hair- licorice

Wolves Nails-candy corn

Rat Droppings-black jelly beans

Frog Tongue-peach rings

Creepy Crawlers-gummy worms

Bone Chunks-kettle corn

Wizard Guts-black rope licorice

Poison-skittles

Goblin Eyes-whoppers

Vampire Bites-hot tomales

You can't have a movie without a treat!!!

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The Dessert

One of my favorite things is a pretty little drink! This Halloween cocktail is a perfect addition to a our "adults only" date night. Hurry on over to Once A Month Meals to grab this pretty little recipe. While you are there, be sure to give Tricia and Kelly from Once A Month Meals a huge thank you for sharing it with us!

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The After Party

It's the end of the night and time for the real party to begin! Remember this song "I Put A Spell On You" in the movie..." I put a spell on you and now you're mine, you can't stop the things I do...I put a spell on you and now you're mine." That song is the inspiration for the theme of this little magic love spell book and it's going to be your little after party surprise for your hubby. Thanks to Diva Becca for adding a few sassy spells to this book.

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Print off all the pages for your book, cut them out, place the cover on top (this is the page on the left of page 8), roll them up like scrolls, and tie with a ribbon or punch with a hole on the top left and tie with a string.

There are 14 spells in the book, pick one of them to end the evening. Good picks for the night would be the Fountain of Youth, Kissing Spell, Flame in the Heart, Attraction Charm, Fireside Lust, or Passionate Evening Spell.  {These are all laid back, easy, and a very spicy way to end the evening!}  The Attraction Charm would be awesome if you want to dress up, it is Halloween, after all,  and dressing up is a must. Check out my  Halloween "After Party" Costume Ideas, you're sure to find sexy costume for both of you.

Gather needed items for the spell you have chosen and pick a private nook for your love spell encounter. Give the spell book to your hubby with a little note inviting him to perform the next spell.

The next morning give your hubby this little "falling in love with brew" or "sassy love spell treats" gift as a thank you and reminder for a lovely and sassy evening.

This is a lot to fit into a couple of hours. A good idea would be to make a whole day out of it. Have your hubby play hookie and enjoy the movie and treats while the kids are at school. Send your kids to the sitters or to their rooms in the evening and have a romantic dinner for two and end the night with the spicy after party.

Once you two do this date you are going to be hooked to our dinner/movie date night twists. Take a peek at Black and White Date Night or Zorro.

Enjoy your date and Happy Halloween!!!

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Can I tell you how excited I am to be partnering up with Once A Month Meals for today's magical and yummy dinner and a movie date!? Take a moment to to peek at Once A Month Meals and be prepared to be IMPRESSED with Tricia and Kelly and the amount of time they are going to save you on preparing meals!

Once A Month Meals is dedicated to helping people fill their freezers by creating monthly menus using seasonal recipes giving them more time together at the dinner table and less time in the drive-thru. No matter your dietary needs they have a menu for you: Traditional, Diet, Whole Foods, Paleo, Gluten Free Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Baby/Toddler and Mini menus are available. Aren't you excited we've partnered up with Once a Month Meals for today's dinner and a movie?!

Dinner and A Movie!!!

The number one no-fail date for my hubby is the good old fashioned dinner and a movie date. We all know the regular dinner and a movie date requires zero thinking, planning, or creativity. On top of all that, it's just not as fun as the Dating Divas "Dinner and A Movie Date", we know how to have a "Not Your Ordinary Movie" night. We put a twist on movie night with yummy food, creative ideas, easy desserts, gorgeous printables, unlimited bonding time, and a spicy after party for the two of you, what more could you ask for out of date night?!

Now that I've got you excited about dinner and a movie, I'll fill you in on today's movie.  Get ready for it...Hocus Pocus with a twist!!!

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The Movie

When was the last time you saw Hocus Pocus? This is a must-see movie for Halloween. I love all of the songs, Jessica and Barbara are entertaining, and the story isn't half bad either. Some of you might be thinking my man won't watch this, I promise, if you add a bit of spice at the end, he will be all over this.  Yes, you are going to bribe him with an "after party for two", no one is ever too old or too cool for a bribe. Go on, you can do it and he will be all over it!

The Theme

Now that we've got your hubby on board let's talk about planning... If you're a seasonal decorator, then you've got witches, pumpkins, bats, spiderwebs, skulls, candles, and all the oranges and blacks you can think of all over your house. So here's what you're going to do...  Collect a few of these Halloween items and place them on your dinner table.  Set out as many candles as you can by collecting them from around the house, place them in your TV room, and light all of them.  Dim the lights.  Set out a few fluffy pillows and fuzzy blankets. Voila, you've got your Halloween buffet table and romantic movie room all set up.

Secure a sitter for the night or wait 'til the kids are in bed. Have the scene set up as your hubby walks through the door.

If you've got the home all to yourself, you'll be setting up an area for the after party in a private little nook. If you've got a full house, set it up in your bedroom.  For now, just remember that you need to set up a steamy after party, we'll get to the details a little later.

You'll be preparing and making everything just right for the two of you, so go all out and make it a perfectly "spooky" night!

The Printables

Before I get into the printables, I have to brag a little {or a lot} about our super talented designer Erin with Strawberry Mommycakes. She totally got my vision for the night and came up with these gorgeous grown-up Halloween party printables that I'm in love with! You have to check her out, you will love her just as much as I do! Hurry on over, I'll still be here. Use card stock for all of your printables.

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The Invite

Add the date, time, and the address of your home to your invite before presenting it to your hubby. This invite would be super cute attached to some of your honey's favorite Halloween candy. {Candy might also work as a little bribe for the night too, ha!}

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The Dinner

Halloween is all about food and junk, right?! Of course it is! This is a grown-up affair so say bye, bye to all the kiddy food you see all over the place for spook night! Instead, we are going to make our honey's tummy growl and maybe a little drool will fall at the sight of your buffet table!

Find your favorite recipes (I'm linking you up to my favorites just in case you don't have a favorite) for the yummy dinner items below and create the perfect grown-up Halloween dinner menu:

Bubbling Caldron-homemade rootbeer or another drink mixed with dry ice

Ghastly Chili-Black Bean and Sweet Potato Turkey Chili or Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili or Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Chili in Pumpkin Bowls.

Oven Roasted Ribs with Blood Sauce-Oven Roasted Ribs With Barbecue Sauce or Cranberry Cola Glazed Babyback Ribs.

Crunchy Green Bean Salad

Decomposed Salad

Shriveled Potatoes-baked/roasted Yukon or red skin potatoes

Shrunken Pears-baked pears in syrup

Poison Apples- an apple dessert or the traditional candy apple

Now, I'm getting hungry! lol What I love about this menu is that you can prepare everything, except the bubbling cauldron, a day or two ahead of time.

The Witches Brew

The "Witches Brew" is a combination of your favorite treat items.  Before the movie, each of you get to concoct your own personal brew mixture to make a magical, heavenly, and sugary spell to cast during the movie. The label "Witches Brew" can be taped/glued to a paper lunch sack or onto a bowl. The brew includes:

Witch Hair- licorice

Wolves Nails-candy corn

Rat Droppings-black jelly beans

Frog Tongue-peach rings

Creepy Crawlers-gummy worms

Bone Chunks-kettle corn

Wizard Guts-black rope licorice

Poison-skittles

Goblin Eyes-whoppers

Vampire Bites-hot tomales

You can't have a movie without a treat!!!

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The Dessert

One of my favorite things is a pretty little drink! This Halloween cocktail is a perfect addition to a our "adults only" date night. Hurry on over to Once A Month Meals to grab this pretty little recipe. While you are there, be sure to give Tricia and Kelly from Once A Month Meals a huge thank you for sharing it with us!

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The After Party

It's the end of the night and time for the real party to begin! Remember this song "I Put A Spell On You" in the movie..." I put a spell on you and now you're mine, you can't stop the things I do...I put a spell on you and now you're mine." That song is the inspiration for the theme of this little magic love spell book and it's going to be your little after party surprise for your hubby. Thanks to Diva Becca for adding a few sassy spells to this book.

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Print off all the pages for your book, cut them out, place the cover on top (this is the page on the left of page 8), roll them up like scrolls, and tie with a ribbon or punch with a hole on the top left and tie with a string.

There are 14 spells in the book, pick one of them to end the evening. Good picks for the night would be the Fountain of Youth, Kissing Spell, Flame in the Heart, Attraction Charm, Fireside Lust, or Passionate Evening Spell.  {These are all laid back, easy, and a very spicy way to end the evening!}  The Attraction Charm would be awesome if you want to dress up, it is Halloween, after all,  and dressing up is a must. Check out my  Halloween "After Party" Costume Ideas, you're sure to find sexy costume for both of you.

Gather needed items for the spell you have chosen and pick a private nook for your love spell encounter. Give the spell book to your hubby with a little note inviting him to perform the next spell.

The next morning give your hubby this little "falling in love with brew" or "sassy love spell treats" gift as a thank you and reminder for a lovely and sassy evening.

This is a lot to fit into a couple of hours. A good idea would be to make a whole day out of it. Have your hubby play hookie and enjoy the movie and treats while the kids are at school. Send your kids to the sitters or to their rooms in the evening and have a romantic dinner for two and end the night with the spicy after party.

Once you two do this date you are going to be hooked to our dinner/movie date night twists. Take a peek at Black and White Date Night or Zorro.

Enjoy your date and Happy Halloween!!!

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50 Last Minute Couples Halloween Costumes http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/last-minute-halloween-costumes/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/last-minute-halloween-costumes/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=60018 50 Last Minute Costumes- Square

50 DIY Couples Halloween Costumes

Still don't have a costume?!  No worries!

We've gathered 50 EASY last minute ideas that will still make you the hit of the party!

50 Last Minute Couples Costumes

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Just because you waited last minute doesn't mean your costume has to look last minute?!  These quick and easy ideas are creative and unique!

To narrow down all of these fabulous ideas, we've broken them up into categories:

  • 7 Movie Themed Costumes
  • 3 Game Themed Costumes
  • 9 Object Themed Costumes
  • 5 Pun Themed Costumes
  • 8 TV Show Themed Costumes
  • 4 Spoof Themed Costumes
  • 5 Book Themed Costumes
  • 9 Cute Combo Themed Costumes 

Last Minute Couples Costumes

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1. Dirty Dancing: What a classic! For Him: Tight black jeans rolled at the bottom and a tight black, tucked in T-shirt. For Her: A knotted white T-shirt and cut off jean shorts. 2. Grease: Another classic! You could really replicate a couple of Danny and Sandy’s styles from this movie, but the final scene is such a great one! For Him: Tight black jeans rolled at the bottom, Converse style sneakers, a tight white T-shirt and a black leather jacket. Can’t forget the greasy slicked hair! For Her: Tight leather pants or leggings, hot red heels, and a tight off the shoulder black top! Pretty curls in the hair are a great addition! 3. Johnny Cash and June Carter: For Him: All black outfit and a guitar. For Her: Pretty 50’s/60’s style dress. Check your local thrift store! 4. Castaway: For Him: Tattered white T-shirt and khakis. A fed ex envelope is a great addition! For Her: A white T-shirt with a volley ball drawn on it and, of COURSE, the red hand print.

Last Minute Movie Costumes for Couples

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5. Forrest Gump and Jenny:  For Him: Khaki pants, a plaid button up T-shirt and a ball cap. For Her: A 70’s style dress, guitar and flower head piece! 6. Squints and Wendy Peffercorn: Sandlot is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE movies! LOVE this idea! For Him: A baseball style T-shirt, ball cap and glasses (a must). For Her: Lifeguard attire is the best replication of Wendy! Lifeguard swimsuit, sunglasses and a whistle. 7. 101 Dalmation’s: For Him: White T-shirt with black dots drawn or taped on, a leash necklace (if you desire) and black pants. For more effect, use body paint to draw on a nose and whiskers. For Her: A black dress of any kind. A wig would really help pull it together but if you don’t have time, no worries!

Cute Couples Halloween Costumes

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Game Costume Ideas for Couples

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1. Angry Birds: This popular game transforms into an easy costume idea. For EITHER: Grab a red or black T-shirt and corresponding hat. Decorate your hat to look like the birds face as seen in the game and throw on a feather boa! 2. Mario and Luigi: What a cute idea! For Mario: A red T-shirt and suspenders. Add a red hat with a white M. For Luigi: A green T-shirt and suspenders. Add a green hat with a white L. 3. Guess Who?: This HAS to be one of my favorite ideas on the list! You can really choose ANY character from the game and recreate their facial features. It may be a pair of glasses, a mustache or a hat. Then wear a red or blue T-shirt with a large '?' painted on the front. Lastly, create a box out of poster board to frame your face. Across the top border of the frame write "Guess Who?" and along the bottom border of the frame, write the name of the character you are recreating.

Couples Halloween Costumes

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DIY Couples Costumes

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1. Jellyfish: SUPER cute idea here! For BOTH: Clear umbrellas, LED lights and strips of fabric or streamers. Attach a battery pack to the top of the inside of the umbrella, attach LED lights and streamers.  For more info, click the link! 2. Google Markers: How creative is this costume? For BOTH: Use yellow duct tape, to tape streets on a long sleeve T-shirt. Print up street names and bus stop signs (like seen on Google maps) and tape those to different spots on your shirt. Then, use poster board to create your large A marker and B marker. 3. Lightning Bolt and Victim: For Him: Create a lightning bolt of out large poster or card board. You can either cover it in yellow fabric or color it in yellow. For Her: Take an old shirt and tatter it up, mess your hair and use make up or body paint to add the black carbon residue. Lastly, take an old umbrella and tear it up so it looks like it was struck! 4. Paint Chips: How easy and cute is this? For BOTH: Simply use large white poster board and color 4 varying shades of any color on it. Make sure to put the paint emblem in the corner, as seen above (Behr emblem). You could also add names and numbers to each color like they do on real paint chips! 5. Stick Figures: HAHA, love this! For BOTH: Using an all-white outfit, tape black electrical or duct tape to create a stick figure shape. Then use white paper to create a stick figure face as a mask.

DIY Couples Costumes

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6. Soap and Loofah: Nice clean fun! For Him: Although you could create a soap sign to wear, to make it easier, use a white T-shirt and write 'Soap' with marker large on the T-shirt. You can add bubbles as well! For Her: To create the loofah look, you will need roughly 16-20 yards of tulle or netting. Using a tight tank top and shorts, dress, leotard or romper and LOTS of safety pins, start wrapping your tulle around your tight apparel and securing it with the pins. For another way to create this look, check out this video. 7. Salt and Pepper: One of the easiest on the list! For EITHER: You will need a one black (or gray) and one white T-shirt. Then write or tape a black S for salt on the white T-shirt and a white P on the black (or gray) T-shirt. Add stocking caps to for more emphasis! 8. Peanut Butter and Jelly: For Him: A brown T-shirt with the emblem of your favorite peanut butter brand taped across the chest. For Her: A purple (for grape flavor) or red (for strawberry or raspberry flavor) T-shirt and your favorite jelly brand taped across your chest. 9. Social Media: Too funny! For EITHER: Just print of sections of the social media page and tape them to your shirt as they appear online! Then you look like a running Facebook or Twitter feed!

Couples Halloween Costumes

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Pun Themed Couples Costumes

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1. Black Eyed Peas: This is easy PEASy (no pun intended haha)! For BOTH: A black T-shirt with a large white P on the front and a painted-on black eye! DONE! 2. Deviled Egg: Too creative, haha! Either of you can really be the devil or the egg. For the Devil: The main features are the horns, tail and pitch fork. For the Egg: A large white poster board cut in an oval with a yellow oval colored in the middle. Punch two holes on one end and hang it from your neck. 3. Nuclear Explosion: This is as last minute as costumes come! All you need is a T-shirt and puffy paint! Write an 'N' on one T-shirt to represent the neutron and u235 on another T-shirt to represent Uranium. Together they create a Nuclear Explosion…clever huh? 4. French Kiss: Only two requirements here: face paint and French bread! Paint your face like the band Kiss and carry around your French bread and you’ve got a French kiss. 5. Hawaiian Punch: Such a funny twist on the tasty drink! For Him: Any attire and a boxing glove. For Her: A swim suit, grass skirt or Hawaiian style clothing! Leis are a great added touch!

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Last Minute Couples Halloween Costumes

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1. Pebbles and Bam Bam: The cutest kids from the Rock Age! For Him: No shirt (ow ow). Orange shorts with black polka dots. Now, these might be hard to find, so if you can find just orange shorts and use black electrical or duct tape that will work as well! He also wore an orange ball cap! For Her: You can totally copy the cute girl pictured but the real Pebbles wore blue shorts and a green tank with black polka dots. If necessary, use black electrical or duct tape to create black dots on your tank! 2. Inspector Gadget and Penny: For Him: The trench coat and top hat are a MUST! For Her: A red T-shirt with a large white stripe in the middle. To create the T-shirt, use a red shirt and white tape to wrap around the middle section of the shirt. Using that same white tape, add a square patch to the knees of your green cargo pants. Add a messenger bag to finish it off! 3. Al and Peggy Bundy: For Him: Dress pants and a button up shirt…unbuttoned partially! Then dangle a tie over your shoulders – Easy! For Her: Late 80’s inspired outfit! Tight, off the shoulder top with leggings! Don’t have a wig…no worries, just tease your hair! 4. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: What guy DOESN’T want to be Superman? For Him: Your best suit with a Superman shirt exposed underneath. Glasses are a great finished piece! For Her: A nice pencil skirt, button up shirt and heals!

DIY Couples Costumes

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5. Mickey and Minnie: Classic Mickey and Minnie…the cutest mice around! For BOTH: Any combination of black and red clothes will work. Find mouse ears at a local dollar store. If you don’t have a nose, you can use black body paint to paint one on! 6. Flo and Mayhem: I think this is a SUPER creative combo! For Him: Black dress pants, a white button up shirt, a sweat band and weight. Be sure to leave part of your shirt untucked as shown… give the total Mayhem look! Lastly, use make-up create a fake black eye. For Her: An all white outfit. If you have or can find a white apron, write or iron on letters to read Progessive. Add a name tag reading 'Flo'. If you don’t have an apron, the name tag will work just as well! 7. Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler: I love this show! For Him: A Flash T-shirt! And if you don’t have Flash, just create one using iron on's or fabric markers on a red T-shirt. Make sure to have a long sleeve shirt underneath your T-shirt, as that is a staple for Sheldon! For Her: A dated sweater and long khaki or jean skirt, tights, Mary Jane shoes and glasses. 8. Mad Men: A more dressy costume! For Him: A well fitted suit. For Her: A vintage dress and pearl accessories. You may need to hit up your local thrift store to find something!

DIY Couples Costumes

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DIY Couples Costumes

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1. Mail Order Bride: For Him: Classic dress pants, a button up shirt and jacket. For Her: If you can head to your local thrift store and find a wedding dress, GO FOR IT! If not, a white dress and fake flowers will give the same idea. Then, if you have a postal envelope, tape it to your dress. OR from your computer, print off FedEX or Postal wording and decor to tape on your dress! 2. Publisher’s Clearing House Winner: HaHa, this one makes me laugh! For Him: Wear a suit! Then, using large poster board, create a BIG check! For Her: A bath robe or pajamas. Then, place your hair in curlers or give yourself some sweet bedhead! Voila! 3. Wal-Mart Greeters: SUPER easy! For BOTH: Wear any normal clothes and add a blue vest. You can add fun pins, a name tag or stickers to your vest to give it the extra touch! 4. 50’s House Wife and Milkman: If you are pregnant, this is a GREAT and easy one for you! For Him: An all-white outfit and empty glass bottles. In the featured picture, I LOVE the added lip marks on his outfit! PERFECT touch! For Her: A simple 50’s styles dress and cardigan. If you don’t have anything at home…a run to your local thrift store might do the trick! A quick fix!

Last Minute Couples Costumes

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

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1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Although the featured couple created AH-dorable pieces out of paint chips…you can STILL pull this outfit off by just wearing ALL GRAY. Though ideally, if you can run to your local hardware store and pick up a bunch of gray paint chips and recreate the tie and skirt, you are sure to emphasize the fifty shades! 2. Where’s Waldo: For BOTH: A red and white striped T-shirt with blue pants. A red and white striped stocking cap and a pair of glasses. You can add fun accessories like a cane or camera that sometimes Waldo sports in his books! 3. Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox: For Him: Jean and Flannel T-shirt with suspenders. Include an ax and stocking cap as accessories. For Her: Blue Leotard or T-shirt, blue tights or leggings and blue socks or boots! If you can find small horns or use a head band to make your own…that would be a GREAT finishing touch! 4. Thing 1 Thing 2: Easy peasy! For BOTH: A red T-shirt. Then you can either draw or iron on a white circle and write Thing 1 or Thing 2. 5. Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox: For BOTH: Vintage inspired attire and a fox mask.  And if a fox mask is hard to find, use face paint to make a fox look on your face!

DIY Halloween Costumes

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Couples Costume Ideas

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1. Jack and Jill: These items are most definitely in your closet! For Him: Jeans and a button up shirt. If you have jeans with holes or old ones that you could add holes to, it will give the full effect of “falling down the hill.” For Her: Simple dress or overalls. Again, if you can create holes or tatters to give the full effect, that would be ideal. Carrying buckets will also add effect and using make up to add bruises or scraps! 2. Mr. Clean and Housewife: For Him: An all-white outfit. Tight fitting T-shirt of course. If your man has a shaved or bald head, this is PERFECT for him! For Her: An apron and dish gloves! 3. Koala and Tree: How sweet!? For Him: An all brown outfit and tree leaves. You can find fake leaves at hobby stores. For Her: An all brown outfit and Koala ears – you can easily make these with a headband and construction paper. Adhere your construction paper to something more durable like card stock or card board and place that on your head band to create ears! Use body paint to add a nose! 4. Robbers: For BOTH: Black and white striped T-shirts, black pants, black stocking caps, a bag that you can write a dollar sign on and a face mask. If you don’t have a face mask, use body paint to draw one on around the eyes! 5. Barbie and Ken: SUPER easy! For Him: Khakis and a tight solid colored T-shirt. For Her: Really anything girlie! A pretty dress or cute top and skirt is perfect!

Couples Halloween Costumes

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6. Babies: How comfy is this?! For BOTH: Pajamas and a stuffed animal! Voila! Easy! Footed pajamas would really be a nice touch. You could also hang a pacifier from your neck. 7. Camp Counselor: For BOTH: Comfy, fitness style clothes, head bands, whistles, and a clip board. High tube socks are a great touch! 8. Safari Couple: For BOTH: Khaki shorts, white T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, binoculars and a camera! 9. Grandparents: For BOTH: Dated clothing with Velcro shoes – great thrift store finds and a cane or walker!

 So many choices, it's going to be so hard to choose!  At least now you have a couples years worth of amazing costumes!  {wink wink}!

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50 DIY Couples Halloween Costumes

Still don't have a costume?!  No worries!

We've gathered 50 EASY last minute ideas that will still make you the hit of the party!

50 Last Minute Couples Costumes

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Just because you waited last minute doesn't mean your costume has to look last minute?!  These quick and easy ideas are creative and unique!

To narrow down all of these fabulous ideas, we've broken them up into categories:

  • 7 Movie Themed Costumes
  • 3 Game Themed Costumes
  • 9 Object Themed Costumes
  • 5 Pun Themed Costumes
  • 8 TV Show Themed Costumes
  • 4 Spoof Themed Costumes
  • 5 Book Themed Costumes
  • 9 Cute Combo Themed Costumes 

Last Minute Couples Costumes

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1. Dirty Dancing: What a classic! For Him: Tight black jeans rolled at the bottom and a tight black, tucked in T-shirt. For Her: A knotted white T-shirt and cut off jean shorts. 2. Grease: Another classic! You could really replicate a couple of Danny and Sandy’s styles from this movie, but the final scene is such a great one! For Him: Tight black jeans rolled at the bottom, Converse style sneakers, a tight white T-shirt and a black leather jacket. Can’t forget the greasy slicked hair! For Her: Tight leather pants or leggings, hot red heels, and a tight off the shoulder black top! Pretty curls in the hair are a great addition! 3. Johnny Cash and June Carter: For Him: All black outfit and a guitar. For Her: Pretty 50’s/60’s style dress. Check your local thrift store! 4. Castaway: For Him: Tattered white T-shirt and khakis. A fed ex envelope is a great addition! For Her: A white T-shirt with a volley ball drawn on it and, of COURSE, the red hand print.

Last Minute Movie Costumes for Couples

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5. Forrest Gump and Jenny:  For Him: Khaki pants, a plaid button up T-shirt and a ball cap. For Her: A 70’s style dress, guitar and flower head piece! 6. Squints and Wendy Peffercorn: Sandlot is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE movies! LOVE this idea! For Him: A baseball style T-shirt, ball cap and glasses (a must). For Her: Lifeguard attire is the best replication of Wendy! Lifeguard swimsuit, sunglasses and a whistle. 7. 101 Dalmation’s: For Him: White T-shirt with black dots drawn or taped on, a leash necklace (if you desire) and black pants. For more effect, use body paint to draw on a nose and whiskers. For Her: A black dress of any kind. A wig would really help pull it together but if you don’t have time, no worries!

Cute Couples Halloween Costumes

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Game Costume Ideas for Couples

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1. Angry Birds: This popular game transforms into an easy costume idea. For EITHER: Grab a red or black T-shirt and corresponding hat. Decorate your hat to look like the birds face as seen in the game and throw on a feather boa! 2. Mario and Luigi: What a cute idea! For Mario: A red T-shirt and suspenders. Add a red hat with a white M. For Luigi: A green T-shirt and suspenders. Add a green hat with a white L. 3. Guess Who?: This HAS to be one of my favorite ideas on the list! You can really choose ANY character from the game and recreate their facial features. It may be a pair of glasses, a mustache or a hat. Then wear a red or blue T-shirt with a large '?' painted on the front. Lastly, create a box out of poster board to frame your face. Across the top border of the frame write "Guess Who?" and along the bottom border of the frame, write the name of the character you are recreating.

Couples Halloween Costumes

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DIY Couples Costumes

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1. Jellyfish: SUPER cute idea here! For BOTH: Clear umbrellas, LED lights and strips of fabric or streamers. Attach a battery pack to the top of the inside of the umbrella, attach LED lights and streamers.  For more info, click the link! 2. Google Markers: How creative is this costume? For BOTH: Use yellow duct tape, to tape streets on a long sleeve T-shirt. Print up street names and bus stop signs (like seen on Google maps) and tape those to different spots on your shirt. Then, use poster board to create your large A marker and B marker. 3. Lightning Bolt and Victim: For Him: Create a lightning bolt of out large poster or card board. You can either cover it in yellow fabric or color it in yellow. For Her: Take an old shirt and tatter it up, mess your hair and use make up or body paint to add the black carbon residue. Lastly, take an old umbrella and tear it up so it looks like it was struck! 4. Paint Chips: How easy and cute is this? For BOTH: Simply use large white poster board and color 4 varying shades of any color on it. Make sure to put the paint emblem in the corner, as seen above (Behr emblem). You could also add names and numbers to each color like they do on real paint chips! 5. Stick Figures: HAHA, love this! For BOTH: Using an all-white outfit, tape black electrical or duct tape to create a stick figure shape. Then use white paper to create a stick figure face as a mask.

DIY Couples Costumes

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6. Soap and Loofah: Nice clean fun! For Him: Although you could create a soap sign to wear, to make it easier, use a white T-shirt and write 'Soap' with marker large on the T-shirt. You can add bubbles as well! For Her: To create the loofah look, you will need roughly 16-20 yards of tulle or netting. Using a tight tank top and shorts, dress, leotard or romper and LOTS of safety pins, start wrapping your tulle around your tight apparel and securing it with the pins. For another way to create this look, check out this video. 7. Salt and Pepper: One of the easiest on the list! For EITHER: You will need a one black (or gray) and one white T-shirt. Then write or tape a black S for salt on the white T-shirt and a white P on the black (or gray) T-shirt. Add stocking caps to for more emphasis! 8. Peanut Butter and Jelly: For Him: A brown T-shirt with the emblem of your favorite peanut butter brand taped across the chest. For Her: A purple (for grape flavor) or red (for strawberry or raspberry flavor) T-shirt and your favorite jelly brand taped across your chest. 9. Social Media: Too funny! For EITHER: Just print of sections of the social media page and tape them to your shirt as they appear online! Then you look like a running Facebook or Twitter feed!

Couples Halloween Costumes

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Pun Themed Couples Costumes

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1. Black Eyed Peas: This is easy PEASy (no pun intended haha)! For BOTH: A black T-shirt with a large white P on the front and a painted-on black eye! DONE! 2. Deviled Egg: Too creative, haha! Either of you can really be the devil or the egg. For the Devil: The main features are the horns, tail and pitch fork. For the Egg: A large white poster board cut in an oval with a yellow oval colored in the middle. Punch two holes on one end and hang it from your neck. 3. Nuclear Explosion: This is as last minute as costumes come! All you need is a T-shirt and puffy paint! Write an 'N' on one T-shirt to represent the neutron and u235 on another T-shirt to represent Uranium. Together they create a Nuclear Explosion…clever huh? 4. French Kiss: Only two requirements here: face paint and French bread! Paint your face like the band Kiss and carry around your French bread and you’ve got a French kiss. 5. Hawaiian Punch: Such a funny twist on the tasty drink! For Him: Any attire and a boxing glove. For Her: A swim suit, grass skirt or Hawaiian style clothing! Leis are a great added touch!

TV

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Last Minute Couples Halloween Costumes

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1. Pebbles and Bam Bam: The cutest kids from the Rock Age! For Him: No shirt (ow ow). Orange shorts with black polka dots. Now, these might be hard to find, so if you can find just orange shorts and use black electrical or duct tape that will work as well! He also wore an orange ball cap! For Her: You can totally copy the cute girl pictured but the real Pebbles wore blue shorts and a green tank with black polka dots. If necessary, use black electrical or duct tape to create black dots on your tank! 2. Inspector Gadget and Penny: For Him: The trench coat and top hat are a MUST! For Her: A red T-shirt with a large white stripe in the middle. To create the T-shirt, use a red shirt and white tape to wrap around the middle section of the shirt. Using that same white tape, add a square patch to the knees of your green cargo pants. Add a messenger bag to finish it off! 3. Al and Peggy Bundy: For Him: Dress pants and a button up shirt…unbuttoned partially! Then dangle a tie over your shoulders – Easy! For Her: Late 80’s inspired outfit! Tight, off the shoulder top with leggings! Don’t have a wig…no worries, just tease your hair! 4. Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: What guy DOESN’T want to be Superman? For Him: Your best suit with a Superman shirt exposed underneath. Glasses are a great finished piece! For Her: A nice pencil skirt, button up shirt and heals!

DIY Couples Costumes

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5. Mickey and Minnie: Classic Mickey and Minnie…the cutest mice around! For BOTH: Any combination of black and red clothes will work. Find mouse ears at a local dollar store. If you don’t have a nose, you can use black body paint to paint one on! 6. Flo and Mayhem: I think this is a SUPER creative combo! For Him: Black dress pants, a white button up shirt, a sweat band and weight. Be sure to leave part of your shirt untucked as shown… give the total Mayhem look! Lastly, use make-up create a fake black eye. For Her: An all white outfit. If you have or can find a white apron, write or iron on letters to read Progessive. Add a name tag reading 'Flo'. If you don’t have an apron, the name tag will work just as well! 7. Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler: I love this show! For Him: A Flash T-shirt! And if you don’t have Flash, just create one using iron on's or fabric markers on a red T-shirt. Make sure to have a long sleeve shirt underneath your T-shirt, as that is a staple for Sheldon! For Her: A dated sweater and long khaki or jean skirt, tights, Mary Jane shoes and glasses. 8. Mad Men: A more dressy costume! For Him: A well fitted suit. For Her: A vintage dress and pearl accessories. You may need to hit up your local thrift store to find something!

DIY Couples Costumes

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DIY Couples Costumes

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1. Mail Order Bride: For Him: Classic dress pants, a button up shirt and jacket. For Her: If you can head to your local thrift store and find a wedding dress, GO FOR IT! If not, a white dress and fake flowers will give the same idea. Then, if you have a postal envelope, tape it to your dress. OR from your computer, print off FedEX or Postal wording and decor to tape on your dress! 2. Publisher’s Clearing House Winner: HaHa, this one makes me laugh! For Him: Wear a suit! Then, using large poster board, create a BIG check! For Her: A bath robe or pajamas. Then, place your hair in curlers or give yourself some sweet bedhead! Voila! 3. Wal-Mart Greeters: SUPER easy! For BOTH: Wear any normal clothes and add a blue vest. You can add fun pins, a name tag or stickers to your vest to give it the extra touch! 4. 50’s House Wife and Milkman: If you are pregnant, this is a GREAT and easy one for you! For Him: An all-white outfit and empty glass bottles. In the featured picture, I LOVE the added lip marks on his outfit! PERFECT touch! For Her: A simple 50’s styles dress and cardigan. If you don’t have anything at home…a run to your local thrift store might do the trick! A quick fix!

Last Minute Couples Costumes

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Last Minute Costume Ideas

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1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Although the featured couple created AH-dorable pieces out of paint chips…you can STILL pull this outfit off by just wearing ALL GRAY. Though ideally, if you can run to your local hardware store and pick up a bunch of gray paint chips and recreate the tie and skirt, you are sure to emphasize the fifty shades! 2. Where’s Waldo: For BOTH: A red and white striped T-shirt with blue pants. A red and white striped stocking cap and a pair of glasses. You can add fun accessories like a cane or camera that sometimes Waldo sports in his books! 3. Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox: For Him: Jean and Flannel T-shirt with suspenders. Include an ax and stocking cap as accessories. For Her: Blue Leotard or T-shirt, blue tights or leggings and blue socks or boots! If you can find small horns or use a head band to make your own…that would be a GREAT finishing touch! 4. Thing 1 Thing 2: Easy peasy! For BOTH: A red T-shirt. Then you can either draw or iron on a white circle and write Thing 1 or Thing 2. 5. Fantastic Mr. and Mrs. Fox: For BOTH: Vintage inspired attire and a fox mask.  And if a fox mask is hard to find, use face paint to make a fox look on your face!

DIY Halloween Costumes

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Couples Costume Ideas

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1. Jack and Jill: These items are most definitely in your closet! For Him: Jeans and a button up shirt. If you have jeans with holes or old ones that you could add holes to, it will give the full effect of “falling down the hill.” For Her: Simple dress or overalls. Again, if you can create holes or tatters to give the full effect, that would be ideal. Carrying buckets will also add effect and using make up to add bruises or scraps! 2. Mr. Clean and Housewife: For Him: An all-white outfit. Tight fitting T-shirt of course. If your man has a shaved or bald head, this is PERFECT for him! For Her: An apron and dish gloves! 3. Koala and Tree: How sweet!? For Him: An all brown outfit and tree leaves. You can find fake leaves at hobby stores. For Her: An all brown outfit and Koala ears – you can easily make these with a headband and construction paper. Adhere your construction paper to something more durable like card stock or card board and place that on your head band to create ears! Use body paint to add a nose! 4. Robbers: For BOTH: Black and white striped T-shirts, black pants, black stocking caps, a bag that you can write a dollar sign on and a face mask. If you don’t have a face mask, use body paint to draw one on around the eyes! 5. Barbie and Ken: SUPER easy! For Him: Khakis and a tight solid colored T-shirt. For Her: Really anything girlie! A pretty dress or cute top and skirt is perfect!

Couples Halloween Costumes

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6. Babies: How comfy is this?! For BOTH: Pajamas and a stuffed animal! Voila! Easy! Footed pajamas would really be a nice touch. You could also hang a pacifier from your neck. 7. Camp Counselor: For BOTH: Comfy, fitness style clothes, head bands, whistles, and a clip board. High tube socks are a great touch! 8. Safari Couple: For BOTH: Khaki shorts, white T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, binoculars and a camera! 9. Grandparents: For BOTH: Dated clothing with Velcro shoes – great thrift store finds and a cane or walker!

 So many choices, it's going to be so hard to choose!  At least now you have a couples years worth of amazing costumes!  {wink wink}!

And if you LOVE fall and LOVE round-ups, check out our 50 Fun Fall Date Ideas!

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CALLING ALL PINTEREST ADDICTS!! http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tara/calling-all-pinterest-addicts/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/tara/calling-all-pinterest-addicts/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:53:16 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=60937 Pinner's Conference Code

Boy do we have some SUPER exciting news!!!

If you love US & you love PINTEREST... then you better be sitting down...

Are you sitting??

You've gathered lots of cool stuff on all your Pinterest boards, haven't you? Now step into Pinners - where your Pinterest dreams come to life! 

Pinner's Code

That's right!! A Conference AND Expo just for PINTEREST LOVERS!!! It's like we all died & went to heaven!!

...and the Divas are going to be there! Not only are we speaking/presenting TWO TIMES {squeal!} but Tara, our founder, will also be on a FUN panel!!

Pinner's Unite

This show is mainly about two cool things - fun classes & tons of shopping! It will feature nearly 80 top classes from the coolest presenters in the nation {totally not joking}... including US! Plus, you'll also have nearly 200 businesses providing must-have items in the world of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, makeup, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry, and all SORTS of other things. I'm thinking you can pound out ALL of your Christmas shopping in one swoop... PLUS, attend a bunch of rockin' classes - including ours!

...and it's ALL going down in November, in the fabulous state of UTAH!! 

THE DETAILS:

When & Where: Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah {9575 S. State, Sandy, Utah}

Hours: Friday 10:00AM-9:00PM & Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM

Admission: Tickets range from free {just getting in to SHOP!} to $90 for EVERYTHING, including the VIP dinner where you can meet all the bloggers. I TOTALLY think you should go for the $30 pass - this would get ya in BOTH days for ALLL the classes {and shopping} that your little heart would desire! AHEM, and JUST because we love you, we are gonna HOOK YOU UP! We have a $5 off discount code for all of our diva fans!! When you purchase the tickets online - enter the code divas13 - and VOILA! FIVE BUCKS cheaper! {You are soooooooo welcome!} BUT - keep reading for more details. The link to register is below!

Classes to Attend: OURS, of course!!!! Wanna see what we'll be talking about?? READ ON!

10 Easy Ways

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TITLE OF CLASS: 10 Easy Ways to Rock Your Marriage AFTER The Honeymoon

 
DESCRIPTION:
This isn't the normal BORING marriage seminar... ahem, have you MET any of the divas? We're pretty spunky ladies! Come to this high-energy, fun, & interactive class {with or without your spouse}. We LOVE being married to our hot hubbies and will be sharing our tips, advice, and ideas with YOU! After being thoroughly entertained, walk away with genius ideas you can use right away in your OWN marriage. Oh, and there just may be some giveaways included....   PSsssttt... and if you came to our classes LAST year, don't worry, this is a FRESH class! We can't wait to see all of you!

 {The above class is being taught on Friday, November 7th @ 4:30PM & Saturday, November 8th @ 11:00 AM}

**Tara will also be on an AWESOME panel called, "It's a Wonderful Life" with other talented peeps like My Mommy Style, Melea Johnson (Freebies2Deals), Drew & Lynn Manning (Fit2Fat2Fit) & MORE! And that goes down on Saturday @ 3:30PM

I'm thinking you need to plan a GIRL'S WEEKEND OUT... better yet, make Friday Night a DATE NIGHT & bring your man to our class!!! BOOK TODAY & use our code divas13 to get that $5 off discount!! Hurry before our classes fill up! 

Here's what you do.... first go HERE...

Pinner's Conference Home Page

Click on "Classes & Presenters" on the menu bar at the top & scrrrrooooolllll down to the section that says, "My Wonderful Life - Lifestyle & Learning" & click next to our classes to register!!

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CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER TO REGISTER NOW!!

Pinner's Conference Code

After our fun-filled classes... make sure to come say "Hi!!" We can't WAIT to meet you!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST!!!!

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Pinner's Conference Code

Boy do we have some SUPER exciting news!!!

If you love US & you love PINTEREST... then you better be sitting down...

Are you sitting??

You've gathered lots of cool stuff on all your Pinterest boards, haven't you? Now step into Pinners - where your Pinterest dreams come to life! 

Pinner's Code

That's right!! A Conference AND Expo just for PINTEREST LOVERS!!! It's like we all died & went to heaven!!

...and the Divas are going to be there! Not only are we speaking/presenting TWO TIMES {squeal!} but Tara, our founder, will also be on a FUN panel!!

Pinner's Unite

This show is mainly about two cool things - fun classes & tons of shopping! It will feature nearly 80 top classes from the coolest presenters in the nation {totally not joking}... including US! Plus, you'll also have nearly 200 businesses providing must-have items in the world of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, makeup, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry, and all SORTS of other things. I'm thinking you can pound out ALL of your Christmas shopping in one swoop... PLUS, attend a bunch of rockin' classes - including ours!

...and it's ALL going down in November, in the fabulous state of UTAH!! 

THE DETAILS:

When & Where: Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah {9575 S. State, Sandy, Utah}

Hours: Friday 10:00AM-9:00PM & Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM

Admission: Tickets range from free {just getting in to SHOP!} to $90 for EVERYTHING, including the VIP dinner where you can meet all the bloggers. I TOTALLY think you should go for the $30 pass - this would get ya in BOTH days for ALLL the classes {and shopping} that your little heart would desire! AHEM, and JUST because we love you, we are gonna HOOK YOU UP! We have a $5 off discount code for all of our diva fans!! When you purchase the tickets online - enter the code divas13 - and VOILA! FIVE BUCKS cheaper! {You are soooooooo welcome!} BUT - keep reading for more details. The link to register is below!

Classes to Attend: OURS, of course!!!! Wanna see what we'll be talking about?? READ ON!

10 Easy Ways

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TITLE OF CLASS: 10 Easy Ways to Rock Your Marriage AFTER The Honeymoon

 
DESCRIPTION:
This isn't the normal BORING marriage seminar... ahem, have you MET any of the divas? We're pretty spunky ladies! Come to this high-energy, fun, & interactive class {with or without your spouse}. We LOVE being married to our hot hubbies and will be sharing our tips, advice, and ideas with YOU! After being thoroughly entertained, walk away with genius ideas you can use right away in your OWN marriage. Oh, and there just may be some giveaways included....   PSsssttt... and if you came to our classes LAST year, don't worry, this is a FRESH class! We can't wait to see all of you!

 {The above class is being taught on Friday, November 7th @ 4:30PM & Saturday, November 8th @ 11:00 AM}

**Tara will also be on an AWESOME panel called, "It's a Wonderful Life" with other talented peeps like My Mommy Style, Melea Johnson (Freebies2Deals), Drew & Lynn Manning (Fit2Fat2Fit) & MORE! And that goes down on Saturday @ 3:30PM

I'm thinking you need to plan a GIRL'S WEEKEND OUT... better yet, make Friday Night a DATE NIGHT & bring your man to our class!!! BOOK TODAY & use our code divas13 to get that $5 off discount!! Hurry before our classes fill up! 

Here's what you do.... first go HERE...

Pinner's Conference Home Page

Click on "Classes & Presenters" on the menu bar at the top & scrrrrooooolllll down to the section that says, "My Wonderful Life - Lifestyle & Learning" & click next to our classes to register!!

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CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER TO REGISTER NOW!!

Pinner's Conference Code

After our fun-filled classes... make sure to come say "Hi!!" We can't WAIT to meet you!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST!!!!

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87 Creative Halloween Couples Costumes http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/87-creative-couples-costumes/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/holidays/halloween/87-creative-couples-costumes/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=44889 fun and creative couples costumes-round-up

 So I have a confession to make... I love to dress up for Halloween. What is that? You do too!!! Luckily you can stop searching for the best costumes out there because we've put them all in this post FOR you!!!

fun and creative couples costumes-round-up

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We're impressed by all of you bloggers out there and happy to say that some of you need to confess, too!  We've collected some of the best classic, trendy, creative, and fun costumes out there!  Are you ready?  Let's go...

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1 - Jack and Jill by The Dating Divas

2 - Zombies by Guest of A Guest 

3 - Posh and David Beckham by Cul-de-sac-Cool

4 - Mario and Luigi by Every Saturday Is A Waffle Day 

5 - Candy Land by Meaningful Mama

6 - Batman and Catwoman by Bat-Blog

7 - Star Wars by Under the Sycamore

8 - Raggedy Ann and Andy by The Proper Pinwheel

9 - American Gladiators by Coolest Homemade Costumes

10 - Lucy and Ricky by Modern Mom

11 - Cowboy and Indian by Robinson Jr's

12 - Pirates by In The Little Red House

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 13 - Peeta and Katniss Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite 

14 - Sun Drop by Diary of a Semi-Healthy Nut

 15 - Jack Skellington and Sally by Craftster Share

 16 - Times Square The Kiss by Costume Works

 17 - Guess Who by Coolest Homemade Costumes 

 18 - Great Gatsby by Classy Girls Wear Pearls 

 19 - Tourist and Sailor by C.R.A.F.T

20 - Beetlejuice & Lydia Costume Works

21 - Frankenstien and Bridezilla by Brittany Wood 

 22 - Greek God and Greek Goddess by The Dating Divas 

 23 - Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam by Embrace the Adventure 

 24 - Caveman by  The Little Red House

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25 - Lightening Strike by Julie Ann Art

26 - Cast Away Couple by Coolest Handmade Costumes

 27 - Moonrise Kingdom by Enter Jaime 

 28 - Where's Waldo and Wenda by Meaningful Mama

29 - Burger King and Wendy by Modern Kiddo 

 30 - Nacho Libre and Encarnacion by Robinson Jr's

31 - Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf by Loralees Looney Tunes

32 - Mad Scientist by Sew Woodsy

33 - Flynn and Rapunzel by Cara Loren

34 - Mermaid and Pirate by Buy Me Love

35 - The Shining by Coolest Homemade Costumes

36 - Shoplifters by Jen Loves Kev

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37 - Alice and Woderland by Keiko Lynn

38 - Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" by Costume Works

39 - Children's Toys by Modern Mom 

40 - Bikers by Say Yes To Hoboken

41 - Peter and Wendy by Sweet Lady Sass

42 - Angel and Devil by The Dating Divas

43 - Miss Piggy and Kermit by xoxo, Me

44 - Sandy and Danny by The Shank Family

45 - Words With Friends by The Nest

46 - Princess Buttercup and Wesley by Faught Fam

47 - Tooth and Tooth Fairy by Julie Ann Art

48 - Koala and Eucalyptus Tree by Let Them Eat Cake

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49 - Charlie Brown and Lucy by Magenta and Lime

50 - Clark Kent and Lois Lane by Mike Hulsebus Photography

51 - Harry and Ginny by Progressive Ruin

52 - Mary Poppins and Bert by Your Home Based Mom

53 - Super Heros by In The Little Red House 

54 - Walking Dead by Knox News  or  The Walking Dead Rick Grimes and The Walking Dead Adult Little Girl Zombie

55 - Dog and Beth Bounty Hunter by Loralees Looney Tunes

56 - Salt and Pepper by The Curtis Family

57 - MacGruber by The Girl In The Red Shoes

58 - Peas and Carrots by Unspeakable Visions

59 - Popeye and Olive Oyl by The Patriotic Peacock or Popeye and Olive Oyl

60 - Papa Smurf and Smurfette by Costume Works 

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61 - Mr. and Mrs. Pacman by Julie Ann Art

62 - Sun, Constellation, and Gallileo by Modern Kiddo

63 - Bonnie and Clyde by Real Style Network

64 - American Gothic by Sea Kettle

65 - The Flintstones-Pebble and Bam Bam by Sky Turtle

66 - Pregnant Nun and Priest by The Dating Divas

67 - Cruella Devile and Horace by Your Home Based Mom

68 - Homer and Marge Simpson by Cul-de-sac-Cool

69 - USB Port and Stick by Usb Port and Stick

70 - Dora the Explorer and Sidekick Diego by Modern Mom

71 - Mad Men by Say Yes To Hoboken

72 - Silent Film Stars by Shrimp Salad Circus

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73 - Mrs. Butterworth and A Waffle by Coolest Homemade Costumes

74 - Mexican and Pinata by Coolest Homemade Costumes

75  - Almond Joy and Mounds by The Girl In The Red Shoes

76 - Soap and Loofah by Meredith

77 -  Tron Legacy by Instructables

78 -  Reno 911 by Robinson Jr's

79 -  Muppets by Meaningful Mama

80 -  Magic School Bus and Miss Frizzle by Costume Works

81 -  Fatigue Twins by The Dating Divas

82 - Wizard of Oz by Buy Me Love or Mad Hatter and Alice In Wonderland

83 - Fireman and Dalmation by Coolest Homemade Costumes

84 - Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head by Seven Thirty Three 

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85 - Fred and Wilma Flintstone by C.R.A.F.T or Fred and Wilma Flintstone

86 - Bun In The Oven by Meaningful Mama

87 Live Cartoon by Unknown Source. I had to add this to the list because it is amazing!!! We can turn this into a couples costume.  The guy should be dressed up in similar dotted cartoon clothes, painted dots all over, with a phone at his ear, and  a word bubble that says, "Oh, Sally you've stolen my heart."

Now it's time for the hard part, deciding which couples costume you are going to choose.  Good luck because this decision is going to be a doozy!

Alright, I know some of you are still thinking, "I haven't found IT yet." No worries, we've got a collection of costumes that you need to take a peek at: The Ultimate Couples Round-Up, Couples Halloween Costumes, and our Pinterest Halloween Couples Ideas Board.

Happy Trick or Treat!!!

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fun and creative couples costumes-round-up

 So I have a confession to make... I love to dress up for Halloween. What is that? You do too!!! Luckily you can stop searching for the best costumes out there because we've put them all in this post FOR you!!!

fun and creative couples costumes-round-up

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We're impressed by all of you bloggers out there and happy to say that some of you need to confess, too!  We've collected some of the best classic, trendy, creative, and fun costumes out there!  Are you ready?  Let's go...

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1 - Jack and Jill by The Dating Divas

2 - Zombies by Guest of A Guest 

3 - Posh and David Beckham by Cul-de-sac-Cool

4 - Mario and Luigi by Every Saturday Is A Waffle Day 

5 - Candy Land by Meaningful Mama

6 - Batman and Catwoman by Bat-Blog

7 - Star Wars by Under the Sycamore

8 - Raggedy Ann and Andy by The Proper Pinwheel

9 - American Gladiators by Coolest Homemade Costumes

10 - Lucy and Ricky by Modern Mom

11 - Cowboy and Indian by Robinson Jr's

12 - Pirates by In The Little Red House

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 13 - Peeta and Katniss Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite 

14 - Sun Drop by Diary of a Semi-Healthy Nut

 15 - Jack Skellington and Sally by Craftster Share

 16 - Times Square The Kiss by Costume Works

 17 - Guess Who by Coolest Homemade Costumes 

 18 - Great Gatsby by Classy Girls Wear Pearls 

 19 - Tourist and Sailor by C.R.A.F.T

20 - Beetlejuice & Lydia Costume Works

21 - Frankenstien and Bridezilla by Brittany Wood 

 22 - Greek God and Greek Goddess by The Dating Divas 

 23 - Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam by Embrace the Adventure 

 24 - Caveman by  The Little Red House

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25 - Lightening Strike by Julie Ann Art

26 - Cast Away Couple by Coolest Handmade Costumes

 27 - Moonrise Kingdom by Enter Jaime 

 28 - Where's Waldo and Wenda by Meaningful Mama

29 - Burger King and Wendy by Modern Kiddo 

 30 - Nacho Libre and Encarnacion by Robinson Jr's

31 - Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf by Loralees Looney Tunes

32 - Mad Scientist by Sew Woodsy

33 - Flynn and Rapunzel by Cara Loren

34 - Mermaid and Pirate by Buy Me Love

35 - The Shining by Coolest Homemade Costumes

36 - Shoplifters by Jen Loves Kev

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37 - Alice and Woderland by Keiko Lynn

38 - Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" by Costume Works

39 - Children's Toys by Modern Mom 

40 - Bikers by Say Yes To Hoboken

41 - Peter and Wendy by Sweet Lady Sass

42 - Angel and Devil by The Dating Divas

43 - Miss Piggy and Kermit by xoxo, Me

44 - Sandy and Danny by The Shank Family

45 - Words With Friends by The Nest

46 - Princess Buttercup and Wesley by Faught Fam

47 - Tooth and Tooth Fairy by Julie Ann Art

48 - Koala and Eucalyptus Tree by Let Them Eat Cake

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49 - Charlie Brown and Lucy by Magenta and Lime

50 - Clark Kent and Lois Lane by Mike Hulsebus Photography

51 - Harry and Ginny by Progressive Ruin

52 - Mary Poppins and Bert by Your Home Based Mom

53 - Super Heros by In The Little Red House 

54 - Walking Dead by Knox News  or  The Walking Dead Rick Grimes and The Walking Dead Adult Little Girl Zombie

55 - Dog and Beth Bounty Hunter by Loralees Looney Tunes

56 - Salt and Pepper by The Curtis Family

57 - MacGruber by The Girl In The Red Shoes

58 - Peas and Carrots by Unspeakable Visions

59 - Popeye and Olive Oyl by The Patriotic Peacock or Popeye and Olive Oyl

60 - Papa Smurf and Smurfette by Costume Works 

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61 - Mr. and Mrs. Pacman by Julie Ann Art

62 - Sun, Constellation, and Gallileo by Modern Kiddo

63 - Bonnie and Clyde by Real Style Network

64 - American Gothic by Sea Kettle

65 - The Flintstones-Pebble and Bam Bam by Sky Turtle

66 - Pregnant Nun and Priest by The Dating Divas

67 - Cruella Devile and Horace by Your Home Based Mom

68 - Homer and Marge Simpson by Cul-de-sac-Cool

69 - USB Port and Stick by Usb Port and Stick

70 - Dora the Explorer and Sidekick Diego by Modern Mom

71 - Mad Men by Say Yes To Hoboken

72 - Silent Film Stars by Shrimp Salad Circus

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73 - Mrs. Butterworth and A Waffle by Coolest Homemade Costumes

74 - Mexican and Pinata by Coolest Homemade Costumes

75  - Almond Joy and Mounds by The Girl In The Red Shoes

76 - Soap and Loofah by Meredith

77 -  Tron Legacy by Instructables

78 -  Reno 911 by Robinson Jr's

79 -  Muppets by Meaningful Mama

80 -  Magic School Bus and Miss Frizzle by Costume Works

81 -  Fatigue Twins by The Dating Divas

82 - Wizard of Oz by Buy Me Love or Mad Hatter and Alice In Wonderland

83 - Fireman and Dalmation by Coolest Homemade Costumes

84 - Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head by Seven Thirty Three 

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85 - Fred and Wilma Flintstone by C.R.A.F.T or Fred and Wilma Flintstone

86 - Bun In The Oven by Meaningful Mama

87 Live Cartoon by Unknown Source. I had to add this to the list because it is amazing!!! We can turn this into a couples costume.  The guy should be dressed up in similar dotted cartoon clothes, painted dots all over, with a phone at his ear, and  a word bubble that says, "Oh, Sally you've stolen my heart."

Now it's time for the hard part, deciding which couples costume you are going to choose.  Good luck because this decision is going to be a doozy!

Alright, I know some of you are still thinking, "I haven't found IT yet." No worries, we've got a collection of costumes that you need to take a peek at: The Ultimate Couples Round-Up, Couples Halloween Costumes, and our Pinterest Halloween Couples Ideas Board.

Happy Trick or Treat!!!

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101 Creative Halloween Costumes http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/101-halloween-costumes/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/101-halloween-costumes/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59922 101 Costumes- square

Awesome Halloween Costumes for any Age

Oh my goodness!  Aren't you just SO excited that Halloween is just around the corner?  In my family, we LOVE Halloween.  My kids love getting FREE candy (of course!) but our favorite thing is to DRESS up!

Sometimes picking the best costume is the hardest, and that's why I have rounded up...

Over 100 Creative Halloween Costumes!

Just wait til you see allllll the fantastic costumes to help pick the best costume for you and/or your family!

101 creative halloween costumes

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You want to know what is even more exciting?!  Most of these creative Halloween costume ideas are DIY costumes!  Yep, that's right, you can save money and still have a great Halloween!  Wahoo!  I have even split them up into categories for easy navigating.  Below you will find...
  • 20 Halloween Costumes for Couples
  • 14 Maternity Halloween Costumes
  • 25 Cute Halloween Costumes for Babies
  • 22 Fun Halloween Costumes for Kids
  • 20 Halloween Costumes for Families
 

Halloween Costumes for Couples

If you are like me and love to dress up with your spouse, but sometimes have a hard time finding the perfect costumes, then this list is for YOU!

20 great halloween costumes for couples
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1- Snow White and a Poison Apple by Katierainesblog.comI love that this costume idea is a spin-off of the normal Snow White and a Prince and instead does Snow White and a Poison Apple - who wouldn't thought?!

2- Taco Belle by Katierainesblog.comTaco Bell isn't just a great restaurant, now it's a fantastically creative Halloween costume!

3- Mr. and Mrs. Pacman by Julie Ann ArtI grew up playing Pacman as a kid - and now I can actually BE Mrs. Pacman and my hubby Mr. Pacman.  What makes this the best is that I can MAKE this creative Halloween costume!  Yay! 

4- Tooth and Fairy by Julie Ann ArtUm, seriously?!!! This is just too cute...instead of being a Tooth Fairy - you can be a pretty fairy while your spouse is the tooth!  So creative!

5- Struck by Lightning by Julie Ann ArtI absolutely love this creative Halloween costume.  I think the 'burnt' hair and clothes really MAKE this costume.  

6- Alice and the White Rabbit by Keiko LynnThere are tons of Alice in Wonderland costumes out there, but if your spouse allows you to turn him into an adorable white rabbit, then this one takes the cake!

7- Mary Poppins and Bert by Keiko LynnMary Poppins is a classic - go a little 'retro' with this awesome costume idea for you and your spouse.

8- Homer and Marge Simpson by Costume WorksWow, if these costumes don't win most creative at a party - I don't know what would! I just love the look on Homer's face!  Classic!

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9- Doritos by Brit & CoI have to admit that I have NEVER thought of dressing up as a famous snack.  Doritos are to die for, so why not dress up like them.  Yummy!

10- Popeye and Olive by Brit & CoPopeye and Olive have been around for years, but maybe not looking THIS cute!

11- John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Brit & CoWhy not try these 'rockers'  on for size?!!!! John Lennon and Yoko Ono are a guaranteed show stopper with these Halloween costumes.

12- Bettlejuice Couple by Brit & Co: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice...this is probably the most quoted line from the movie, but I don't think this monster couple from the movie is anywhere close to what you need!

13- Legos by Brit & CoWho would have thought that life-sized Legos would make such an amazingly creative Halloween costume?! 

14- 3D Viewmaster and Sidereel by Costume WorksKids these days wouldn't even know HOW to use one of these fun machines.  Try this fun costume to be the hit of Halloween!

15- Trophies by Costume WorksWho knew that your old trophies would be inspiration to some amazing Halloween costumes!

16- Rapunzel and Flynn Rider by Costume WorksI love the new Disney movie - Tangled - and these Halloween costumes are just as great! 

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17- Bob Ross and Mona Lisa by Costume WorksBob Ross was awesome to watch on tv.  Why not let his name live on by dressing up in this creative couple's costume?!

 18- Shrek and Fiona by Costume WorksShrek and Fiona are becoming classic Halloween couple's costumes, but just look at them - why wouldn't they be adored?

19- Roller Coaster Ride by Costume WorksOh my goodness!!! When I first found this costume I literally LAUGHED-OUT-LOUD!  It is just awesome!  This gives a new meaning to the saying "stuck like glue"  :-D! 

20- Bert and Ernie by CosmopolitanBert and Ernie might not be your idea of a 'normal' Halloween couple's costume, but who said anything about wanting to be 'normal'?!

Maternity Halloween Costumes

I think that maternity costumes can sometimes be the most fun, but I guess it depends on who you are asking!

14 wonderful maternity halloween costumes

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 21- Sun, Constellation, and Galileo by Really Awesome CostumesOh my goodness, this costume is to die for, especially since the hubby joins in.  Kuddos to him!

22- Magic 8 Ball by Really Awesome CostumesGrowing up, Magic 8 balls were the best!  Why not just turn your baby belly into one? Genius.

23- Bump in the Road by Really Awesome CostumesCreate your baby bump into this construction hazard.  Too cute!

24- Humpty Dumpty by Really Awesome CostumesHumpty Dumpty is no longer a great nursery rhyme, it is now one of the most creative DIY Halloween costumes!

25- Farmer and Cow by Really Awesome CostumesOh, this Halloween costume is just to die for!  What a creative way to show off your baby bump.  

26- Skeleton by Really Awesome CostumesThis fun skeleton costume really makes you take a second look to make sure you really see the baby skeleton in there!

27- Momma Bird in a Nest by Costume WorksOh my goodness...this seriously has to be one of the most creative maternity costume I have ever seen.  This is just AWESOME!

28- Cat Eats Fishy by Coolest Homemade CostumesThis costume has a bit of a humor and a lot of creativity!

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29- Mike Wazowski by Coolest Homemade CostumesI really like the whole story of Monsters, Inc. and this costume really uses Mike Wazowski's one eye to the fullest!

30- Pregnant Basketball Player by Coolest Homemade CostumesYou gotta give a little attitude with this costume - since you are literally carrying the 'ball'!

31- Day of the Dead by Coolest Homemade CostumesIf you are talented with make-up then this is the costume for you!  Transform your little one into a character so he/she can really come to life!

32- Pregnant Zombie by Coolest Homemade CostumesThis costume will really creep people out as they try to figure out what is crawling out of your belly!

33- Danger, Curves Ahead by Coolest Homemade CostumesTransform yourself into a road sign that will make everyone smile because of it's awesome creativity!

34- Pot o' Gold by Huffington Post via Coolest Homemade CostumesYour belly is on the 'other side of the rainbow' or wait...is that a pot o'gold?! 

Cute Halloween Costumes for Babies

I LOVE dressing my babies up for Halloween.  Here are the top 21 cutest and most creative Halloween costumes for babies.

25 cute halloween costumes for babies

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35- Cabbage Patch Doll by Costume WorksI grew up playing with cabbage patch dolls, so to turn my baby into one would bring back lots of memories!

36- Baby Duck by Costume WorksThis Halloween costume just makes me want to squeeze this cute baby!  Adorable!

37- Baby Grandma by Costume WorksWow, what a creative and fun costume - turning your baby into a grandma.  Hilarious!

38- Mr. Peanut by Costume Works:This little baby is just too squeezable in this Mr. Peanut costume.

39- Momma's Prisoner by Costume WorksThis is a fun way to turn your little loved one into an 'inmate'.  Lol!

40- Raggedy Ann by Costume WorksRaggedy Ann is such a cute way to dress up your precious girl.

41- Stay Puft Marshmallow by Costume WorksAs if baby rolls weren't scrumptious enough...now you add in a puffy marshmallow Halloween costume and your baby will be irresistible.  

42- Syndrome by Costume Work by Costume WorksSpike up your hair to transform your baby into an adorable villian!

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43- Mouse Trap by Costume WorksWowzers...what a creative and fun Halloween costume this makes!

44- Baby Nerd by Costume WorksThis costume is just precious and could fit any baby!

45- Hershey Kiss by Costume WorksWrap your sweet little one into this delicious Halloween costume.

46- Boo from Monsters Inc. by Costume WorksAs if your little one wasn't cute enough - add this cosutme and they were be out of this world!

47- Little Owl by Costume Works: Your baby will be a 'hoot' in this cute costume.

48- Thing 1 & Thing 2 by Costume WorksOh these creative costumes are perfect for twins or siblings.

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49- Super Mario by Costume WorksYour little one will be a true hero in this costume.

50- Jimi Hendrix by Costume WorksIf your little one loves music, then this rocker costume is just for him!

51- Hobbit by Costume WorksTurn your little guy into a precious character from a book and movie.

52- Gizmo by Costume WorksIf your baby is a bit of a rascal then this adorable costume is just for him/her.

53- Potato Sack by Costume WorksWhat an awesome DIY costume idea - guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face.

54- Chik-fil-a Cow by Costume Works: "Moooooo"ve over chicken, because here comes an adorable cow!

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55- Baby in an iPhone by How Wee LearnThis costume is perfect for babies that aren't quite big enough to walk yet!

56- Baby Octopus by How Wee LearnWith this DIY Halloween costume, you will transform your little one into a world of cuteness.

57- Baby Clark Kent by How Wee LearnOh my goodness...aren't those glasses to die for.  What a fabulous costume for your little guy.

58- Baby Scuba Diver by How Wee LearnWhat a fun & easy DIY costume - black onesie- a little box for scuba gear, and a cute baby is what is needed for this cute costume! 

59- Charlie Brown by BuzzFeedThis costume is perfect for babies that are chubby and without hair  ;-).

Kids Halloween Costumes

Search through these kids Halloween costumes to find a great one for any aged child.

22 fun kid halloween costumes

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60- Batman and Robin by Costume Works: Usually when you think of Batman and Robin you think of boys, but here is a cute girl version of each costume.  They are just adorable!

61- French Fries and Ketchup by Costume WorksMmmm, my tummy says yum, but my eyes say YES!  These are adorable costumes.

62- Oscar the Grouch by Costume WorksLet your child have fun with this fun costume.

63- Mater by Costume WorksMater is just awesome and this Mater costume doesn't disappoint!

64- Willy Wonka by Costume Works: Put your little guy in this fantastic Willy Wonka costume and see if he can win you over with his charm.

65- Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf by Costume WorksThese 2 costumes are just perfect for siblings of any ages.

66- Crazy Cat Lady by Costume WorksThis is just down-right hilarious!  What I love about this costume is that I can do it myself and won't loose its charm!

67- Audrey Hepburn by Costume WorksIf you have a little diva, then this costume is perfect for her.

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68- Laundry Basket by Costume WorksThis is another costume that is just to die over with laughter.  This is definitely for the child with a sense of humor!

69- Robin Hood by Costume WorksOh my goodness, every little boy would look amazing in this handsome Halloween costume.

70- Little Chicken by Costume Works: Dress your little one up in this fun Halloween costume and be the source of oooo's and aaaahhhh's.

71- Big Bad Wolf by Costume WorksThis costume is just fantastic with all it's realistic parts!

72- Carl from Up by How Wee LearnWhat little boy wouldn't want to dress up like an old man and have tons of balloons to walk around with? I know my boys would!

73- Chanel Bag by BuzzFeedIf your little girl is into fashion then this is the costume for her.

74- Cruella De Vil by BuzzFeedI just have to give a shout out to the little girl in the picture.  She is a perfect Cruella De Vil. I bet your daughter can pull it off too!

75- Alice in WonderlandI love the part in this story when Alice grows big and this costume shows that off perfectly.

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76- Mister Rogers by BuzzFeedOh my goodness!  This is to die for!  What a handsome little guy your man will be in this costume.

77- Cotton Candy by BuzzFeedSweet tooth? This costume will have your mouth watering all night long.

78- Russell from Up by BuzzFeedThis list wouldn't be complete without Carl's second-hand man Russell!

79- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by BuzzFeedThis costume bring back so many memories growing up.  This is a great costume for any little boy.

80- Toy Soldier by BuzzFeedNow this dad has talent!  I can't believe how realistic this costume is.  Your son will be a hit if you can duplicate this!

81- A Pinata by BuzzFeedThis costume is just too cute.  Just remember that is your child in there, not a box full of candy.  LOL.

Fun Family Halloween Costumes

If you are like our family, then we ALL like to get dressed up.  This list will get your creative juices flowing for your perfect family Halloween costumes.

20 family halloween costumes

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82- Harry Potter and Dobby by Costume WorksThis mom looks precious with her little one in this duo costume.

83- M&M Family by Costume WorksThese DIY costumes are perfect for the whole family!

84- Slurpee by BuzzFeedMy husband and I just laughed at these super creative costumes and we really want to duplicate these for our 4 kids! Slurpee anyone?

85- Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried Chicken by BuzzFeedChicken anyone? LOL - have your kids dress up in these costumes and everyone will notice their creative Halloween costumes.

86- African Safari by Marshalls AbroadWhat a fun family adventure these costumes are!

87- Wizard of Oz by Brave in LoveThere isn't a shortage of characters in this story.  All your family members can play a part in your own Wizard of Oz.

88- Aviators by BabbleThis creative Halloween costume is great for a mother/son duo.

89- Popcorn and Concessions by BabbleWhat a handsome couple these two make in their yummy costume.

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90- Rocket, Stars and Astronaut by BabbleOh, this is just an adorable costume for the whole family.

91- Spider and Web by BabbleHow fun to have a mom/baby partnered costume - you definitely can't have one without the other.  

92- Milk and Cookies by BabbleYou will make everyone jealous in these delicious looking costumes!

93- Football Fans by BabbleNo matter their ages, they can become football fans - and you can join them with your favorite team's jersey too!

94- Ice Cream Cones by BabbleThese costumes are one-of-a-kind.  I just hope the ice cream doesn't melt during trick or treating.  Just kidding!

95- Three Blind Mice by BabbleIf your kids are close in age, then this will be a perfect Halloween costume for your family!

96- Toy Story by BabbleGet the whole family involved with this theme of Halloween costumes.

97- Up Movie Characters by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyThese costumes are super fun and super creative - a fabulous combination!

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98- Superhero Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyChannel your inner Superhero when your family dresses up in these characters.

99- Harry Potter Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyHarry Potter is a must to make Halloween complete!

100- Star Wars Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyThese costumes are perfect for the Star Wars loving family

101- Beekeeper, Beehive and Bee by JaMonkeyThese creative Halloween costumes are just not complete without the others.  Awesome!

Phew!  Did you make it through all those AMAZING Halloween costumes and picked your favorite?!  If you are like me, you have narrowed it down but still need to pick between a few.  {WINK}

If you are still wanting some more ideas, be sure to check out these 87 couple costume ideas, or have fun with these 50 fun Halloween foods!

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Awesome Halloween Costumes for any Age

Oh my goodness!  Aren't you just SO excited that Halloween is just around the corner?  In my family, we LOVE Halloween.  My kids love getting FREE candy (of course!) but our favorite thing is to DRESS up!

Sometimes picking the best costume is the hardest, and that's why I have rounded up...

Over 100 Creative Halloween Costumes!

Just wait til you see allllll the fantastic costumes to help pick the best costume for you and/or your family!

101 creative halloween costumes

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You want to know what is even more exciting?!  Most of these creative Halloween costume ideas are DIY costumes!  Yep, that's right, you can save money and still have a great Halloween!  Wahoo!  I have even split them up into categories for easy navigating.  Below you will find...
  • 20 Halloween Costumes for Couples
  • 14 Maternity Halloween Costumes
  • 25 Cute Halloween Costumes for Babies
  • 22 Fun Halloween Costumes for Kids
  • 20 Halloween Costumes for Families
 

Halloween Costumes for Couples

If you are like me and love to dress up with your spouse, but sometimes have a hard time finding the perfect costumes, then this list is for YOU!

20 great halloween costumes for couples
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1- Snow White and a Poison Apple by Katierainesblog.comI love that this costume idea is a spin-off of the normal Snow White and a Prince and instead does Snow White and a Poison Apple - who wouldn't thought?!

2- Taco Belle by Katierainesblog.comTaco Bell isn't just a great restaurant, now it's a fantastically creative Halloween costume!

3- Mr. and Mrs. Pacman by Julie Ann ArtI grew up playing Pacman as a kid - and now I can actually BE Mrs. Pacman and my hubby Mr. Pacman.  What makes this the best is that I can MAKE this creative Halloween costume!  Yay! 

4- Tooth and Fairy by Julie Ann ArtUm, seriously?!!! This is just too cute...instead of being a Tooth Fairy - you can be a pretty fairy while your spouse is the tooth!  So creative!

5- Struck by Lightning by Julie Ann ArtI absolutely love this creative Halloween costume.  I think the 'burnt' hair and clothes really MAKE this costume.  

6- Alice and the White Rabbit by Keiko LynnThere are tons of Alice in Wonderland costumes out there, but if your spouse allows you to turn him into an adorable white rabbit, then this one takes the cake!

7- Mary Poppins and Bert by Keiko LynnMary Poppins is a classic - go a little 'retro' with this awesome costume idea for you and your spouse.

8- Homer and Marge Simpson by Costume WorksWow, if these costumes don't win most creative at a party - I don't know what would! I just love the look on Homer's face!  Classic!

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9- Doritos by Brit & CoI have to admit that I have NEVER thought of dressing up as a famous snack.  Doritos are to die for, so why not dress up like them.  Yummy!

10- Popeye and Olive by Brit & CoPopeye and Olive have been around for years, but maybe not looking THIS cute!

11- John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Brit & CoWhy not try these 'rockers'  on for size?!!!! John Lennon and Yoko Ono are a guaranteed show stopper with these Halloween costumes.

12- Bettlejuice Couple by Brit & Co: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice...this is probably the most quoted line from the movie, but I don't think this monster couple from the movie is anywhere close to what you need!

13- Legos by Brit & CoWho would have thought that life-sized Legos would make such an amazingly creative Halloween costume?! 

14- 3D Viewmaster and Sidereel by Costume WorksKids these days wouldn't even know HOW to use one of these fun machines.  Try this fun costume to be the hit of Halloween!

15- Trophies by Costume WorksWho knew that your old trophies would be inspiration to some amazing Halloween costumes!

16- Rapunzel and Flynn Rider by Costume WorksI love the new Disney movie - Tangled - and these Halloween costumes are just as great! 

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17- Bob Ross and Mona Lisa by Costume WorksBob Ross was awesome to watch on tv.  Why not let his name live on by dressing up in this creative couple's costume?!

 18- Shrek and Fiona by Costume WorksShrek and Fiona are becoming classic Halloween couple's costumes, but just look at them - why wouldn't they be adored?

19- Roller Coaster Ride by Costume WorksOh my goodness!!! When I first found this costume I literally LAUGHED-OUT-LOUD!  It is just awesome!  This gives a new meaning to the saying "stuck like glue"  :-D! 

20- Bert and Ernie by CosmopolitanBert and Ernie might not be your idea of a 'normal' Halloween couple's costume, but who said anything about wanting to be 'normal'?!

Maternity Halloween Costumes

I think that maternity costumes can sometimes be the most fun, but I guess it depends on who you are asking!

14 wonderful maternity halloween costumes

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 21- Sun, Constellation, and Galileo by Really Awesome CostumesOh my goodness, this costume is to die for, especially since the hubby joins in.  Kuddos to him!

22- Magic 8 Ball by Really Awesome CostumesGrowing up, Magic 8 balls were the best!  Why not just turn your baby belly into one? Genius.

23- Bump in the Road by Really Awesome CostumesCreate your baby bump into this construction hazard.  Too cute!

24- Humpty Dumpty by Really Awesome CostumesHumpty Dumpty is no longer a great nursery rhyme, it is now one of the most creative DIY Halloween costumes!

25- Farmer and Cow by Really Awesome CostumesOh, this Halloween costume is just to die for!  What a creative way to show off your baby bump.  

26- Skeleton by Really Awesome CostumesThis fun skeleton costume really makes you take a second look to make sure you really see the baby skeleton in there!

27- Momma Bird in a Nest by Costume WorksOh my goodness...this seriously has to be one of the most creative maternity costume I have ever seen.  This is just AWESOME!

28- Cat Eats Fishy by Coolest Homemade CostumesThis costume has a bit of a humor and a lot of creativity!

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29- Mike Wazowski by Coolest Homemade CostumesI really like the whole story of Monsters, Inc. and this costume really uses Mike Wazowski's one eye to the fullest!

30- Pregnant Basketball Player by Coolest Homemade CostumesYou gotta give a little attitude with this costume - since you are literally carrying the 'ball'!

31- Day of the Dead by Coolest Homemade CostumesIf you are talented with make-up then this is the costume for you!  Transform your little one into a character so he/she can really come to life!

32- Pregnant Zombie by Coolest Homemade CostumesThis costume will really creep people out as they try to figure out what is crawling out of your belly!

33- Danger, Curves Ahead by Coolest Homemade CostumesTransform yourself into a road sign that will make everyone smile because of it's awesome creativity!

34- Pot o' Gold by Huffington Post via Coolest Homemade CostumesYour belly is on the 'other side of the rainbow' or wait...is that a pot o'gold?! 

Cute Halloween Costumes for Babies

I LOVE dressing my babies up for Halloween.  Here are the top 21 cutest and most creative Halloween costumes for babies.

25 cute halloween costumes for babies

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35- Cabbage Patch Doll by Costume WorksI grew up playing with cabbage patch dolls, so to turn my baby into one would bring back lots of memories!

36- Baby Duck by Costume WorksThis Halloween costume just makes me want to squeeze this cute baby!  Adorable!

37- Baby Grandma by Costume WorksWow, what a creative and fun costume - turning your baby into a grandma.  Hilarious!

38- Mr. Peanut by Costume Works:This little baby is just too squeezable in this Mr. Peanut costume.

39- Momma's Prisoner by Costume WorksThis is a fun way to turn your little loved one into an 'inmate'.  Lol!

40- Raggedy Ann by Costume WorksRaggedy Ann is such a cute way to dress up your precious girl.

41- Stay Puft Marshmallow by Costume WorksAs if baby rolls weren't scrumptious enough...now you add in a puffy marshmallow Halloween costume and your baby will be irresistible.  

42- Syndrome by Costume Work by Costume WorksSpike up your hair to transform your baby into an adorable villian!

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43- Mouse Trap by Costume WorksWowzers...what a creative and fun Halloween costume this makes!

44- Baby Nerd by Costume WorksThis costume is just precious and could fit any baby!

45- Hershey Kiss by Costume WorksWrap your sweet little one into this delicious Halloween costume.

46- Boo from Monsters Inc. by Costume WorksAs if your little one wasn't cute enough - add this cosutme and they were be out of this world!

47- Little Owl by Costume Works: Your baby will be a 'hoot' in this cute costume.

48- Thing 1 & Thing 2 by Costume WorksOh these creative costumes are perfect for twins or siblings.

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49- Super Mario by Costume WorksYour little one will be a true hero in this costume.

50- Jimi Hendrix by Costume WorksIf your little one loves music, then this rocker costume is just for him!

51- Hobbit by Costume WorksTurn your little guy into a precious character from a book and movie.

52- Gizmo by Costume WorksIf your baby is a bit of a rascal then this adorable costume is just for him/her.

53- Potato Sack by Costume WorksWhat an awesome DIY costume idea - guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face.

54- Chik-fil-a Cow by Costume Works: "Moooooo"ve over chicken, because here comes an adorable cow!

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55- Baby in an iPhone by How Wee LearnThis costume is perfect for babies that aren't quite big enough to walk yet!

56- Baby Octopus by How Wee LearnWith this DIY Halloween costume, you will transform your little one into a world of cuteness.

57- Baby Clark Kent by How Wee LearnOh my goodness...aren't those glasses to die for.  What a fabulous costume for your little guy.

58- Baby Scuba Diver by How Wee LearnWhat a fun & easy DIY costume - black onesie- a little box for scuba gear, and a cute baby is what is needed for this cute costume! 

59- Charlie Brown by BuzzFeedThis costume is perfect for babies that are chubby and without hair  ;-).

Kids Halloween Costumes

Search through these kids Halloween costumes to find a great one for any aged child.

22 fun kid halloween costumes

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60- Batman and Robin by Costume Works: Usually when you think of Batman and Robin you think of boys, but here is a cute girl version of each costume.  They are just adorable!

61- French Fries and Ketchup by Costume WorksMmmm, my tummy says yum, but my eyes say YES!  These are adorable costumes.

62- Oscar the Grouch by Costume WorksLet your child have fun with this fun costume.

63- Mater by Costume WorksMater is just awesome and this Mater costume doesn't disappoint!

64- Willy Wonka by Costume Works: Put your little guy in this fantastic Willy Wonka costume and see if he can win you over with his charm.

65- Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf by Costume WorksThese 2 costumes are just perfect for siblings of any ages.

66- Crazy Cat Lady by Costume WorksThis is just down-right hilarious!  What I love about this costume is that I can do it myself and won't loose its charm!

67- Audrey Hepburn by Costume WorksIf you have a little diva, then this costume is perfect for her.

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68- Laundry Basket by Costume WorksThis is another costume that is just to die over with laughter.  This is definitely for the child with a sense of humor!

69- Robin Hood by Costume WorksOh my goodness, every little boy would look amazing in this handsome Halloween costume.

70- Little Chicken by Costume Works: Dress your little one up in this fun Halloween costume and be the source of oooo's and aaaahhhh's.

71- Big Bad Wolf by Costume WorksThis costume is just fantastic with all it's realistic parts!

72- Carl from Up by How Wee LearnWhat little boy wouldn't want to dress up like an old man and have tons of balloons to walk around with? I know my boys would!

73- Chanel Bag by BuzzFeedIf your little girl is into fashion then this is the costume for her.

74- Cruella De Vil by BuzzFeedI just have to give a shout out to the little girl in the picture.  She is a perfect Cruella De Vil. I bet your daughter can pull it off too!

75- Alice in WonderlandI love the part in this story when Alice grows big and this costume shows that off perfectly.

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76- Mister Rogers by BuzzFeedOh my goodness!  This is to die for!  What a handsome little guy your man will be in this costume.

77- Cotton Candy by BuzzFeedSweet tooth? This costume will have your mouth watering all night long.

78- Russell from Up by BuzzFeedThis list wouldn't be complete without Carl's second-hand man Russell!

79- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by BuzzFeedThis costume bring back so many memories growing up.  This is a great costume for any little boy.

80- Toy Soldier by BuzzFeedNow this dad has talent!  I can't believe how realistic this costume is.  Your son will be a hit if you can duplicate this!

81- A Pinata by BuzzFeedThis costume is just too cute.  Just remember that is your child in there, not a box full of candy.  LOL.

Fun Family Halloween Costumes

If you are like our family, then we ALL like to get dressed up.  This list will get your creative juices flowing for your perfect family Halloween costumes.

20 family halloween costumes

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82- Harry Potter and Dobby by Costume WorksThis mom looks precious with her little one in this duo costume.

83- M&M Family by Costume WorksThese DIY costumes are perfect for the whole family!

84- Slurpee by BuzzFeedMy husband and I just laughed at these super creative costumes and we really want to duplicate these for our 4 kids! Slurpee anyone?

85- Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried Chicken by BuzzFeedChicken anyone? LOL - have your kids dress up in these costumes and everyone will notice their creative Halloween costumes.

86- African Safari by Marshalls AbroadWhat a fun family adventure these costumes are!

87- Wizard of Oz by Brave in LoveThere isn't a shortage of characters in this story.  All your family members can play a part in your own Wizard of Oz.

88- Aviators by BabbleThis creative Halloween costume is great for a mother/son duo.

89- Popcorn and Concessions by BabbleWhat a handsome couple these two make in their yummy costume.

creative family halloween costumes

90- Rocket, Stars and Astronaut by BabbleOh, this is just an adorable costume for the whole family.

91- Spider and Web by BabbleHow fun to have a mom/baby partnered costume - you definitely can't have one without the other.  

92- Milk and Cookies by BabbleYou will make everyone jealous in these delicious looking costumes!

93- Football Fans by BabbleNo matter their ages, they can become football fans - and you can join them with your favorite team's jersey too!

94- Ice Cream Cones by BabbleThese costumes are one-of-a-kind.  I just hope the ice cream doesn't melt during trick or treating.  Just kidding!

95- Three Blind Mice by BabbleIf your kids are close in age, then this will be a perfect Halloween costume for your family!

96- Toy Story by BabbleGet the whole family involved with this theme of Halloween costumes.

97- Up Movie Characters by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyThese costumes are super fun and super creative - a fabulous combination!

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98- Superhero Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyChannel your inner Superhero when your family dresses up in these characters.

99- Harry Potter Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyHarry Potter is a must to make Halloween complete!

100- Star Wars Family by Tall Mom, Tiny BabyThese costumes are perfect for the Star Wars loving family

101- Beekeeper, Beehive and Bee by JaMonkeyThese creative Halloween costumes are just not complete without the others.  Awesome!

Phew!  Did you make it through all those AMAZING Halloween costumes and picked your favorite?!  If you are like me, you have narrowed it down but still need to pick between a few.  {WINK}

If you are still wanting some more ideas, be sure to check out these 87 couple costume ideas, or have fun with these 50 fun Halloween foods!

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt Date Night http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/halloween-scavenger-hunt/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/just-the-two-of-us/halloween-scavenger-hunt/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59600 Halloween Scavenger Hunt pic5 - Web sized

Fall is here and all around us are signs of the Halloween holiday. Halloween has always been a huge hit at our home and we are always looking for fun activities! This Halloween Date Night everything you need for an amazing Halloween Scavenger Hunt that can be played as a couple, with a group, or as a family! 

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Here Is How You Play: 

Thanks to the amazing designs of our Diva Designer, Leah Aldous, all you have to do is print off the Halloween challenge printable located at the bottom of the post. She did an excellent job of incorporating all of the challenges and scavenger items while maintaining a classic halloween theme. I just love all her work! 

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Print off Leah's beautiful printable for each team that is playing. This game can be played as a couple working together, couples vs. couples or as a family! There are so many options! 

The Halloween Challenge is divided into two sections. From either section, teams can earn points for completing the tasks listed. Each team can strategize HOW they want to earn their points, but the ultimate goal is to be the first team to earn 300 total points.  

Photo Scavenger Hunt 

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The first section, the photo scavenger hunt, allows the teams to earn points by photographing a specific halloween item. Each Halloween item listed is worth a set number of points. 

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For example, taking a picture of a real graveyard is worth 25 points but finding a tombstone with a birthdate before 1890 is worth is 50 points!

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As you race along taking pictures, use the printable to mark off the tasks as you go! 

Challenges 

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In the second section, teams complete various Halloween-themed challenges in order to earn points. Rather than just taking a picture of an item, team members must DO something (usually embarrassing) to earn their points. The harder the challenge, the more points earned!

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For example - writing the phrase "Trick or Treat" in candy corn and then having one team member stuff all the candies in their mouth is worth 30 points, but having your entire group dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller (as close to the real moves as possible) is worth 45! And for any of you who have an inclination to cheat, video documentation is required as proof of these challenges!

After teams have earned their 300 points, have a meeting point where everyone can have some cocoa and share their pictures and videos together.

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You could even have some fun halloween pumpkin recipes available for when everyone returns or maybe have everyone make a haunted gingerbread house

So - let the race begin! Gather up your spouse, your friends or your family and have a night of Halloween fun. This might just become a new Halloween tradition! 

Get your

Halloween Challenge Printable Here 

AND - make sure to stop in to Leah's site to thank her for this FREE printable! 

 

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Fall is here and all around us are signs of the Halloween holiday. Halloween has always been a huge hit at our home and we are always looking for fun activities! This Halloween Date Night everything you need for an amazing Halloween Scavenger Hunt that can be played as a couple, with a group, or as a family! 

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Here Is How You Play: 

Thanks to the amazing designs of our Diva Designer, Leah Aldous, all you have to do is print off the Halloween challenge printable located at the bottom of the post. She did an excellent job of incorporating all of the challenges and scavenger items while maintaining a classic halloween theme. I just love all her work! 

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Print off Leah's beautiful printable for each team that is playing. This game can be played as a couple working together, couples vs. couples or as a family! There are so many options! 

The Halloween Challenge is divided into two sections. From either section, teams can earn points for completing the tasks listed. Each team can strategize HOW they want to earn their points, but the ultimate goal is to be the first team to earn 300 total points.  

Photo Scavenger Hunt 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt pic5 - Web sized 

The first section, the photo scavenger hunt, allows the teams to earn points by photographing a specific halloween item. Each Halloween item listed is worth a set number of points. 

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For example, taking a picture of a real graveyard is worth 25 points but finding a tombstone with a birthdate before 1890 is worth is 50 points!

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As you race along taking pictures, use the printable to mark off the tasks as you go! 

Challenges 

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In the second section, teams complete various Halloween-themed challenges in order to earn points. Rather than just taking a picture of an item, team members must DO something (usually embarrassing) to earn their points. The harder the challenge, the more points earned!

Halloween Scavenger Hunt pic8 - Web Sized

For example - writing the phrase "Trick or Treat" in candy corn and then having one team member stuff all the candies in their mouth is worth 30 points, but having your entire group dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller (as close to the real moves as possible) is worth 45! And for any of you who have an inclination to cheat, video documentation is required as proof of these challenges!

After teams have earned their 300 points, have a meeting point where everyone can have some cocoa and share their pictures and videos together.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt pic1 - Web Sized  

You could even have some fun halloween pumpkin recipes available for when everyone returns or maybe have everyone make a haunted gingerbread house

So - let the race begin! Gather up your spouse, your friends or your family and have a night of Halloween fun. This might just become a new Halloween tradition! 

Get your

Halloween Challenge Printable Here 

AND - make sure to stop in to Leah's site to thank her for this FREE printable! 

 

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India Themed Date Night Printables http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kari/india-themed-date-printables/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kari/india-themed-date-printables/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:00:17 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=60256 India Date Theme Printables

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India Date Theme Printables

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In addition to the Dating Divas A Taste of India date night idea, we've created these darling printables to make your date night even BETTER! Invite your spouse and friends on this themed date for a night of delicious food, henna tattoos, and an art activity that you'll never forget!

 

RETAINING WIFE MODE

Retaining Wife Mode

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With a life full of dirty faces, dirty diapers and dirty floors, we can easily get caught up in the role of Mother!  BUT, it's crucial we remember and retain the very important role of wife and lover as well.  Here are three tips on how to ensure you are both an amazing mother AND an incredible wife!

 

OUR FAVORITE FALL DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Fall Date Night Ideas

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Fall is one of our favorite times of the year because of the pumpkin flavored everything, the cool breeze and all the fun fall outings. What’s even better is “falling” for your sweetie all over again with these sweet and fall-tastic date ideas! We've pulled together all of our favorites, so you and your spouse are sure to have a fall-filled date paradise.

 

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Are you looking for the best DIY birthday gift for your husband?  Our exclusive Birthday Card Printable Pack for Him can help you create the best birthday gift ever!  With the help of our amazing designer, Courtney of All Things Bright and Beautiful, we’ve put together birthday printables to help YOU make this a birthday he won’t soon forget!

And we are GIVING AWAY ONE of these amazing Birthday Card Packs with 10 birthday cards and coordinating embellishments to one of our Diva Central Community Members through Monday, October 13, 2014 ! Join our exclusive Diva Community today!

 

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India Date Theme Printables

The Dating Divas team has been hard at work delivering the best marriage strengthening content just for you! Our Diva Central Community is chuck full of amazing ideas, printables, giveaways, and our Marriage Masters Program -- all designed with your marriage in mind! Just look below to see what we've delivered to our community members recently!

 

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A TASTE OF INDIA EXCLUSIVE PRINTABLES

India Date Theme Printables

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In addition to the Dating Divas A Taste of India date night idea, we've created these darling printables to make your date night even BETTER! Invite your spouse and friends on this themed date for a night of delicious food, henna tattoos, and an art activity that you'll never forget!

 

RETAINING WIFE MODE

Retaining Wife Mode

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With a life full of dirty faces, dirty diapers and dirty floors, we can easily get caught up in the role of Mother!  BUT, it's crucial we remember and retain the very important role of wife and lover as well.  Here are three tips on how to ensure you are both an amazing mother AND an incredible wife!

 

OUR FAVORITE FALL DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Fall Date Night Ideas

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Fall is one of our favorite times of the year because of the pumpkin flavored everything, the cool breeze and all the fun fall outings. What’s even better is “falling” for your sweetie all over again with these sweet and fall-tastic date ideas! We've pulled together all of our favorites, so you and your spouse are sure to have a fall-filled date paradise.

 

Husband Birthday Card Pack Giveaway

Printable Birthday Cards for Him giveaway

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Are you looking for the best DIY birthday gift for your husband?  Our exclusive Birthday Card Printable Pack for Him can help you create the best birthday gift ever!  With the help of our amazing designer, Courtney of All Things Bright and Beautiful, we’ve put together birthday printables to help YOU make this a birthday he won’t soon forget!

And we are GIVING AWAY ONE of these amazing Birthday Card Packs with 10 birthday cards and coordinating embellishments to one of our Diva Central Community Members through Monday, October 13, 2014 ! Join our exclusive Diva Community today!

 

Diva Central Community

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120 Creative Trunk or Treat Ideas http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kids-korner/trunk-or-treat-ideas/ http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kids-korner/trunk-or-treat-ideas/#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.thedatingdivas.com/?p=59682 Main-Pinterest-Collage-

Decorate Your Car for Trunk or Treat  

Trunk or Treating is all the rage and if you've got a car to decorate look no further! We have over 100 ideas to inspire you! 

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Trunk or Treat is a new alternative to traditional trick-or-treating and its popularity is growing! Many neighborhoods, schools and church communities have transitioned to a Trunk or Treat event to better keep a watchful eye on their children. Rather than going door to door to unknown homes, the costumed kiddos go from car trunk to trunk collecting candy and playing games - all while under their parent's careful watch. Even more exciting, each trunk is totally decorated with some sort of theme and sometimes even a game in which the kids earn their candy! So much fun, right? But where to start? Whether you are a veteran seeking new ideas or a rookie new to Trunk or Treating - we've got over 100 ideas for you on how to decorate YOUR car for the big event! 

As you think about how you want to decorate your car for the big event consider these suggestions: 

  •  Start with a Theme - Your theme will establish everything else you do. Start by choosing a theme and then add your ideas to it!
  • Coordinate Your Costume - More than just decorating your car, consider matching your costume to the theme, too! If you have a Flintstone's trunk - you could dress the whole family up as members of the Flintstone family! 
  • Add an Activity - Many trunk decorators have added ways for the kids to earn their candy through some sort of activity. For some trunks, the kids must search through a treasure chest of gold at their pirate-themed car, or maybe they have to throw their fishing pole into the "sea" trunk to retrieve their prize. Kids LOVE this sort of thing! 
  • Get Creative With the Candy - Depending on your theme, consider giving away candy or prizes that match the theme. For example, the Cookie Monster-themed trunk could definitely give out some cookies! 
  • Make it Personal - We have lots of ideas for you below, but don't feel limited by the examples. Think of your own favorite animals, children's stories, movies, hobbies and more that YOU are interested! 

Since everything revolves around choosing a theme - let's get started! We have 120+ ideas with various themes such as:

  • Animals
  • Children's Stories  
  • Creative Faces 
  • Movies 
  • Spooky & Scary
  • Sweets & Treats  
  • and SO MUCH MORE!!!

So get those pinning fingers ready because we have a whole storm of ideas coming your way. Here we go . . . 

Animal-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Animals are always a hit with kids. You really can't go wrong! Here are a few animal-inspired ideas to get the ideas rolling!

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1. Frog - Turn your whole car in an adorable frog - complete with floppy tongue! 

2. Frog - This frog is just as cute with a slide for the tongue! Wouldn't that be fun in the candy came down the slide? 

3. Black Cat - Perfect for anyone with a black car! Just add eyes, a nose and whiskers! I love how the taillights serve as cheeks! 

4. Owl - The perfect fall animal! This owl is totally handmade! It could be a project to do with the kiddos that they could easily help with! 

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5. Zoo -  Such a creative idea and so easy to do! Just place some stuffed animals in the back of your car, add bars and you've got yourself a zoo! 

6. Don't Feed the Animals - Instead of stuffed animals - you could have a "wild" live animal! How fun is this?!

7. Safari - This idea is totally wild! Turn your trunk into a safari - complete with wild animals and decor. 

8. Tiger - If you want to go all out - you could turn your entire car into an animal like this ferocious tiger! 

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9. Fish Aquarium - I adore this idea or using various colored blue balloons to create water for a fish tank! 

10.Megalodon - I would be nervous to reach my hand into that giant shark's mouth - even for some candy! 

11. Shark - This simple shark idea only requires some streamers, paper for teeth and some cardboard for a fin! Each and scary! 

12. Under the Sea - Invite the kids to "catch" their candy with a little game of go fish! This under the sea trunk is cute and interactive! 

Trunk or Treat Ideas Based on Children's Stories

Once upon a time there was an amazing trunk or treat event with lots of amazingly decorated cars! Here are a few ideas that children will recognize right away!

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13. Toy Story - Adults and children alike will love this re-creation of Andy's room from Toy Story. 

14. Monsters Inc. -  Mike is a well known character from Monsters Inc. This idea is simple but fun! 

15. Mater - Why not decorate your car like a famous car? Mater, from the movie Cars, is totally recognizable and loved by kids! 

16. Lightning McQueen - Similarly you could decorate your car like the famous Lighning McQueen from Disney Pixar's movie Cars. This is perfect for anyone with a red car! 

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17. Scooby Doo Mobile - These people went all out! They converted their entire van to look just like the Scooby Doo Mobile! What a creative idea!

18. Cruella Deville - Fill your trunk full of spotted dogs and you have yourself a villain's lair! A fun costume idea with a simple trunk idea to match! 

19. Snoopy Dog House - Turn your car into Snoopy's famous dog house! How do you think the kids would react to giving dog treats instead of candy? Perhaps that takes the theme a little too far . . . ha ha! 

20. Smurfs - The Smurfs are known and loved by all children. This would be a huge hit at any Trunk or Treat event! 

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21. Disney - The classic icon of all cartoons! Take your Disney collections and display them in your trunk! 

22. Alice in Wonderland - How clever is this? The trunk has been converted into the hole in which Alice falls! 

23. Aladdin - Turn your car into the land of Agrabah from Aladdin! Add some mid-Eastern flair to your trunk and some costumes - and you are set! 

24. Thomas the Train - What kid doesn't recognize and love Thomas the Train? This works nicely with a pickup truck! 

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25. Dr. Seuss - There are so many things you could do with a Dr. Seuss theme! His books are classics and well-known by many! 

26. Magic School Bus - Convert your car into the famous Magic School Bus based on the popular children's books. 

27. I Spy - It doesn't get easier than this! Grab random items from your home and throw it in the back of your trunk! As kids come to get candy, they can play a little game of  "I Spy" to earn their treat! 

28. Harry Potter -  Travel to a world of wizardry and magic with this Harry Potter - themed car! 

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29. Cookie Monster - I ADORE this cookie monster idea! This would be even cooler if you gave out cookies instead of candy! 

30. C is for Cookie - Add some costumes to the Cookie Monster theme and you have a creative car! I love this idea!

31. Muppets Character: This site has all the details on how to create this look for yourself! So clever!  

32. Seasame Street - The Classic children's show come to life! Lead the children to Seasame Street - complete with costumed characters! 

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33. Little Red Riding Hood - Rather than bringing sweets to Grandmother's house, Little Red is handing them out! Convert your car into Granny's cottage in the woods! 

34. Charlotte's Web - Halloween spiders are usually scary, but not this one! Charlotte and her friend Wilbur are as friendly as it gets! Turn your trunk into their barn! 

35. Little Bo Peep - Your trunk becomes a hillside for Bo Peep to find her sheep! This classic children's story will be recognized by all the children. 

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36. Flintstones - Yabba Dabba Doo! Direct from the city of Bedrock - you can totally add costumes of Wilma and Fred & family to complete this theme! 

37. Madagascar - A jungle of famous characters from the classic movie Madagascar. The kids would love this! 

Trunk or Treat Faces 

One of the most popular decor ideas is to turn your car's trunk or hood into a face! Check out these faces that range from scary to silly! 

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38. Scary Clown - This colorful clown face looks like it came straight from the crazy circus! I particularly like the balloons for a wig! 

39. Eye Lashes - Add some girly spunk to your car with big lips and some dazzling eye lashes! 

40. Angry Eyes - Since it is Halloween, why not go for some scary red eyes? Add a large spider and you have a scary face! 

41. Hungry Face - This trunk not only did a face with vicious teeth, but they added a victim to the mix! 

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42. Big Teeth - This trunk is the perfect size and shape for some large, pointy teeth. Open Wide to get your treat . . . 

43. Shark Bite - These teeth are razor sharp. The elongated teeth really add to the illusion of a shark! 

44. You're Next!- This trunk not only has the teeth, but it tells a story! The legs sticking out warn trunk or treaters - they might be next! Also - notice the surgical gloves filled with candy! Now THAT is creative! 

45. Pumpkin Eater - This orange VW Bug was converted into a pumpkin with large teeth! I Love this idea! 

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46. Mouth Full of Treats - Open wide! This large trunk's mouth is FULL of candy and sweets! It gives Dentists everywhere a sense of job security! 

47. Silly Face - This friendly face invites trunk or treaters to take the treat right from this silly face's mouth! 

48. Red Carpet Tongue - This tongue extends beyond the trunk and into the parking lot. The little kiddos can walk the red carpet to retrieve their treat from the trunk! 

49. Cross Eyed - This simple face adds a little twist by making the eyes look inward. The crossed eyes add a silliness! 

Movie-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Movies make for great themes for trunk decor - ESPECIALLY the classics! Here are a few ideas based on classic movies that most people will recognize! 

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50. The Yellow Brick Road - Lead your trunk or treaters to your car with a yellow brick road! 

51. The Wizard of Oz - The yellow brick road can then lead to the land of Oz! 

52. R2D2 Star Wars - This famous robot from Star Wars could be filled with candy! 

53. Storm Trooper Star Wars - This costume really sets the scene from Star Wars. Complete with an ewok held prisoner! 

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54. Mary Poppins - This idea is practically perfect in every way! With costumes of Mary & Bert this set up is lovely! 

55. Little Shop of Horrors - This trunk was converted into Mushnik's flower shop, complete with Audrey II - the man eating plant! 

Scary Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Trunk or treat is in celebration of Halloween so anything creepy, spooky and scary is going to be a big hit! Check out these ideas for some hair-raising, spine-chilling inspiration!

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56. Spider's Web - Fill your trunk with creepy spiderwebs and add a giant spider (or two!) and you have yourself one scary trunk! 

57. Vacancy - This is one vacancy that I would not want to fill! 

58. Haunted House - These people turned their whole trunk into its very own haunted house! They went all out! 

59. Graveyard - Turn the bed of a trunk into a cemetery! Headstones & spiderwebs are all you need for this idea! 

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60. Ghosts - Fill your car with ghosts and lights and you have one ghostly trunk! 

61. Glow in the Dark Ghosts - Add some colorful lights to the ghosts in your car! 

62. Ghostbusters - Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Make your trunk into its very own mobile ghost containment unit! 

63. Mummy - Wrap your car in white sheets to create a mummy. Add some eyes to the windshield and you are done! 

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64. Crime Scene - With some caution tape, a skeleton victim and some evidence - you've got yourself a true crime scene! 

65. CSI - Whether you are a fan of the show CSI or not - you can create your own scene from the show! All you need is some caution tape and some official-looking costumes. 

66. Witches Dungeon -  This castle scene extends beyond just your trunk to create a lair for a witch! 

67. Skull Cave - This idea takes a twist to the typical trunk! This idea opens your hood to reveal an engine - full of skulls! 

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68. Pirate Flag - This pirate flag will lead the kiddos to your car in style! 

69. Treasure Chest - Your trunk or treaters can also take their candy from a treasure chest that fills the back of the car!

Food-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas

Trick or treating is all about getting candy, so adding a candy theme to your trunk is a sweet idea!

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70. Candy Stop - This trunk idea will definitely draw in the trunk or treaters! It is cheerful and colorful! 

71. Sweet Shop - Add an adorable awning overhang to your trunk and you've got your own store full of sweets! So cute! 

72. Banana Split - This is a great example of combining costumes with your trunk's theme! These ladies, together, form a banana split! Yummy!

73. Gingerbread Man - Who doesn't love the gingerbread man? I think this would be hilarious if you gave out baggies of gum drops! Maybe with a note "Not my gumdrop buttons!" 

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74. Candy Land - I love the walkway leading up to the Candy Land car! These theme extends beyond the trunk. The kids will love walking down this! 

75. Sweets Store - Create a store window from your trunk by setting up large jars full of candy! This could be really fun if the kids get to choose their candy! 

76. Trix-n-Treats Bake Shop - This trunk decorator created their own shop. With a baker's costume to match - this idea is simple but very creative! 

77.Bubble Gum - Balloons make this car look like it is blowing bubbles! Give out Double Bubble brand gum at this car and you've got a great theme! 

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78. Toaster - You might have to have the right car to pull this one off - but this is hilarious! There are so many details - it really looks like a toaster on wheels! 

79. Bacon & Eggs - And to go with that toaster - breakfast food costumes! This couple went as bacon and eggs. I love it! 

80. Creepy Kitchen -  The Chef is cooking up something special over at this car!  

81. Honey Hive - This car converted into a beehive! The theme was complete with a little honey bee buzzing around! 

82. Picnic Salad - This family's theme is classic: a picnic blanket in the trunk and each family member an ingredient in the salad! 

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83. Trunk full of Candy - OR you can always forgo the decorations and just fill our trunk FULL OF CANDY! The kids will love it all the same! 

More Creative Ideas 

Here are a bunch of really great all-around ideas that you CAN'T go wrong with! 

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Fall-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 
For Halloween, anything with fall decor works well! Here are a few ideas to incorporate the fall into your designs!  
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84. Pumpkin Patch - Fill your trunk with pumpkins and other fall decor! Easy, simple but memorable! 

85. Leaves - Don't know what to do with all those fall leaves piling up in your yard? We've got a solution for you! The trick will be cleaning it out . . . 

86. The Great Pumpkin - Who doesn't love and recognize Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin story? This will draw the children in! 

87. Motorcycle Pumpkin - Now this is creative! This couple used the back of their motorcycle to create a mini pumpkin patch! The license plate even says "pumpkin!"

Sports-Themed Trunk of Treat Ideas 

You could do a theme around ANY sport but here are a few ideas for inspiration! 

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88. Football Field - Make your trunk into its own football field. Complete the look with a little football player inside. This would be a great idea for adding an activity for the kids to earn their candy. 

89. Zombie Football - Combine sports with Halloween with a Zombie football theme! 

90. Snowboard - Snowboarding in October?! Yes please! This guy brought the slopes to the party! 

91. Nascar Race Track - Follow the raceway to get to your Nascar-themed trunk! 

Religious-Themed Trunk Ideas 

Since many religious groups organize trunk or treat events, a religious theme might be required. If so, here are a few ideas for you! 

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92. Noah's Ark - Set up a ramp leading to your trunk and have animals enter two by two to your ark! 

93. Jonah - Have a costumed Jonah sit inside the trunk of your car that is decorated like a whale! Brilliant! 

94. David & Goliath - I can't quite tell what they did to decorate their car, but the costumes of David & Goliath (father and son) is adorable! 

95. Shadrach, Meshach & Abedenego - Create the illusion of fire and flames in your backseat and have 1 or all 3 of the famous followers of God sit unharmed. 

Video Games Ideas

There are so many video games out there, but here are two popular games that would be a total hit!

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96. Mario & Luigi -  Mario & Luigi costumes are a must for a Mario Brothers theme.

97. Mario Brothers - Create a scene straight from the video game screen of Mario Brothers! 

98. Angry Birds - This idea would be so easy to do! Just set up some cardboard boxes and have some stuffed birds! 

99. Angry Birds - This would also be a great activity for the kids to do! Have them knock down some boxes to earn their prize! 

Locations 

When thinking of a theme - consider turning your trunk into a famous location or a favorite place!

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100. Camping - Pull out your camping gear and get ready to camp out with some candy! 

101. Beach - Bring the beach to the parking lot with some sand, surf boards and beach chairs. 

102. Western - Saddle up your western gear and giddy up! I reckon this will be a might fine idea! 

103. Hunting - Pull out all of your camouflage and set the scene for your very own wooded hunting grounds!  

More Ideas 

The ideas just keep coming!  Here are a few more favorite ideas (in no particular order): 

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104. Hawaiian - Take a trip to the islands. You could have some Hawaiian music playing from your car and lots of beach-themed decor! 

105. Tarzan & Jane - Palm leaves, fauna & a Tarzan & Jane costume! Love this! 

106. Piñata - Spanish traditions involve candy so why not mix the two? Have the kiddos break open some piñatas to get their treats! 

107. Christmas - Christmas in October?! Why not? Pull out your Christmas decorations and you are set! 

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108. Batmobile - You can't go wrong with batman! These people went all out with this design! 

109. Bat Cave - This example looks like they used some black garbage sacks to create a bat cave. The costumes really make set the scene! You could even have cat woman on the scene. 

110. Bath-time Fun - Rubber duckies, a shower curtain and some bathrobes make a great theme that is easy and cute! 

111. Band Groupie - You do this idea with ANY band of your choice! These girls decorated their trunk with all their favorite things from the band One Direction. This would be extra fun to have the music of the particular band playing!

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112. Construction Zone - All you need for this idea are some orange cones and barrels plus some neon vests and hard hats! Love this!

113. Mad Scientist Lab - Cooky, Crazy lab experiments and a crazy scientist! Educational AND interesting! 

114. Sleepover - I am always looking for an excuse to wear my pajamas - his sleepover trunk idea is one of my favorites! 

115. Circus - There is so much you could do with a circus theme! I love the bright colors or the circus tent! 

Time Periods 

Step back in time with these decade-specific ideas

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116. Caveman - For this idea we go back to the beginnings! Have a campfire and some caveman costumes and you are set!  

117. Midevil Times - Castles, a knight in armor! The ideas are endless! 

118. 1920's - I love everything about the 1920's style - the flappers and the beads! You could do so much with this decade! 

119. 1950's - A jukebox cafe straight from the 50's. So fun!

120. 1970's - This idea is groovy! Hippie costumes, flower petals and peace signs. Right on! 

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There are SO MANY things you can do for trunk or treat but this might just be my favorite! I love how creative these car-less kids got! You don't even need a trunk to decorate for trunk or treat! It is all about being creative and working with what you have! 

There is no need to go purchase anything elaborate (the kids would rather you spend the money on the candy!) - just use what you have around the house! 

Hopefully you have found some inspiration for your own trunk decor! The hard part might be deciding WHICH idea to do! 

And if you will be bringing food to share at this party - check out our

 50 Fun Halloween Foods 

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Trunk or Treating is all the rage and if you've got a car to decorate look no further! We have over 100 ideas to inspire you! 

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Trunk or Treat is a new alternative to traditional trick-or-treating and its popularity is growing! Many neighborhoods, schools and church communities have transitioned to a Trunk or Treat event to better keep a watchful eye on their children. Rather than going door to door to unknown homes, the costumed kiddos go from car trunk to trunk collecting candy and playing games - all while under their parent's careful watch. Even more exciting, each trunk is totally decorated with some sort of theme and sometimes even a game in which the kids earn their candy! So much fun, right? But where to start? Whether you are a veteran seeking new ideas or a rookie new to Trunk or Treating - we've got over 100 ideas for you on how to decorate YOUR car for the big event! 

As you think about how you want to decorate your car for the big event consider these suggestions: 

  •  Start with a Theme - Your theme will establish everything else you do. Start by choosing a theme and then add your ideas to it!
  • Coordinate Your Costume - More than just decorating your car, consider matching your costume to the theme, too! If you have a Flintstone's trunk - you could dress the whole family up as members of the Flintstone family! 
  • Add an Activity - Many trunk decorators have added ways for the kids to earn their candy through some sort of activity. For some trunks, the kids must search through a treasure chest of gold at their pirate-themed car, or maybe they have to throw their fishing pole into the "sea" trunk to retrieve their prize. Kids LOVE this sort of thing! 
  • Get Creative With the Candy - Depending on your theme, consider giving away candy or prizes that match the theme. For example, the Cookie Monster-themed trunk could definitely give out some cookies! 
  • Make it Personal - We have lots of ideas for you below, but don't feel limited by the examples. Think of your own favorite animals, children's stories, movies, hobbies and more that YOU are interested! 

Since everything revolves around choosing a theme - let's get started! We have 120+ ideas with various themes such as:

  • Animals
  • Children's Stories  
  • Creative Faces 
  • Movies 
  • Spooky & Scary
  • Sweets & Treats  
  • and SO MUCH MORE!!!

So get those pinning fingers ready because we have a whole storm of ideas coming your way. Here we go . . . 

Animal-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Animals are always a hit with kids. You really can't go wrong! Here are a few animal-inspired ideas to get the ideas rolling!

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1. Frog - Turn your whole car in an adorable frog - complete with floppy tongue! 

2. Frog - This frog is just as cute with a slide for the tongue! Wouldn't that be fun in the candy came down the slide? 

3. Black Cat - Perfect for anyone with a black car! Just add eyes, a nose and whiskers! I love how the taillights serve as cheeks! 

4. Owl - The perfect fall animal! This owl is totally handmade! It could be a project to do with the kiddos that they could easily help with! 

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5. Zoo -  Such a creative idea and so easy to do! Just place some stuffed animals in the back of your car, add bars and you've got yourself a zoo! 

6. Don't Feed the Animals - Instead of stuffed animals - you could have a "wild" live animal! How fun is this?!

7. Safari - This idea is totally wild! Turn your trunk into a safari - complete with wild animals and decor. 

8. Tiger - If you want to go all out - you could turn your entire car into an animal like this ferocious tiger! 

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9. Fish Aquarium - I adore this idea or using various colored blue balloons to create water for a fish tank! 

10.Megalodon - I would be nervous to reach my hand into that giant shark's mouth - even for some candy! 

11. Shark - This simple shark idea only requires some streamers, paper for teeth and some cardboard for a fin! Each and scary! 

12. Under the Sea - Invite the kids to "catch" their candy with a little game of go fish! This under the sea trunk is cute and interactive! 

Trunk or Treat Ideas Based on Children's Stories

Once upon a time there was an amazing trunk or treat event with lots of amazingly decorated cars! Here are a few ideas that children will recognize right away!

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13. Toy Story - Adults and children alike will love this re-creation of Andy's room from Toy Story. 

14. Monsters Inc. -  Mike is a well known character from Monsters Inc. This idea is simple but fun! 

15. Mater - Why not decorate your car like a famous car? Mater, from the movie Cars, is totally recognizable and loved by kids! 

16. Lightning McQueen - Similarly you could decorate your car like the famous Lighning McQueen from Disney Pixar's movie Cars. This is perfect for anyone with a red car! 

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17. Scooby Doo Mobile - These people went all out! They converted their entire van to look just like the Scooby Doo Mobile! What a creative idea!

18. Cruella Deville - Fill your trunk full of spotted dogs and you have yourself a villain's lair! A fun costume idea with a simple trunk idea to match! 

19. Snoopy Dog House - Turn your car into Snoopy's famous dog house! How do you think the kids would react to giving dog treats instead of candy? Perhaps that takes the theme a little too far . . . ha ha! 

20. Smurfs - The Smurfs are known and loved by all children. This would be a huge hit at any Trunk or Treat event! 

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21. Disney - The classic icon of all cartoons! Take your Disney collections and display them in your trunk! 

22. Alice in Wonderland - How clever is this? The trunk has been converted into the hole in which Alice falls! 

23. Aladdin - Turn your car into the land of Agrabah from Aladdin! Add some mid-Eastern flair to your trunk and some costumes - and you are set! 

24. Thomas the Train - What kid doesn't recognize and love Thomas the Train? This works nicely with a pickup truck! 

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25. Dr. Seuss - There are so many things you could do with a Dr. Seuss theme! His books are classics and well-known by many! 

26. Magic School Bus - Convert your car into the famous Magic School Bus based on the popular children's books. 

27. I Spy - It doesn't get easier than this! Grab random items from your home and throw it in the back of your trunk! As kids come to get candy, they can play a little game of  "I Spy" to earn their treat! 

28. Harry Potter -  Travel to a world of wizardry and magic with this Harry Potter - themed car! 

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29. Cookie Monster - I ADORE this cookie monster idea! This would be even cooler if you gave out cookies instead of candy! 

30. C is for Cookie - Add some costumes to the Cookie Monster theme and you have a creative car! I love this idea!

31. Muppets Character: This site has all the details on how to create this look for yourself! So clever!  

32. Seasame Street - The Classic children's show come to life! Lead the children to Seasame Street - complete with costumed characters! 

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33. Little Red Riding Hood - Rather than bringing sweets to Grandmother's house, Little Red is handing them out! Convert your car into Granny's cottage in the woods! 

34. Charlotte's Web - Halloween spiders are usually scary, but not this one! Charlotte and her friend Wilbur are as friendly as it gets! Turn your trunk into their barn! 

35. Little Bo Peep - Your trunk becomes a hillside for Bo Peep to find her sheep! This classic children's story will be recognized by all the children. 

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36. Flintstones - Yabba Dabba Doo! Direct from the city of Bedrock - you can totally add costumes of Wilma and Fred & family to complete this theme! 

37. Madagascar - A jungle of famous characters from the classic movie Madagascar. The kids would love this! 

Trunk or Treat Faces 

One of the most popular decor ideas is to turn your car's trunk or hood into a face! Check out these faces that range from scary to silly! 

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38. Scary Clown - This colorful clown face looks like it came straight from the crazy circus! I particularly like the balloons for a wig! 

39. Eye Lashes - Add some girly spunk to your car with big lips and some dazzling eye lashes! 

40. Angry Eyes - Since it is Halloween, why not go for some scary red eyes? Add a large spider and you have a scary face! 

41. Hungry Face - This trunk not only did a face with vicious teeth, but they added a victim to the mix! 

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42. Big Teeth - This trunk is the perfect size and shape for some large, pointy teeth. Open Wide to get your treat . . . 

43. Shark Bite - These teeth are razor sharp. The elongated teeth really add to the illusion of a shark! 

44. You're Next!- This trunk not only has the teeth, but it tells a story! The legs sticking out warn trunk or treaters - they might be next! Also - notice the surgical gloves filled with candy! Now THAT is creative! 

45. Pumpkin Eater - This orange VW Bug was converted into a pumpkin with large teeth! I Love this idea! 

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46. Mouth Full of Treats - Open wide! This large trunk's mouth is FULL of candy and sweets! It gives Dentists everywhere a sense of job security! 

47. Silly Face - This friendly face invites trunk or treaters to take the treat right from this silly face's mouth! 

48. Red Carpet Tongue - This tongue extends beyond the trunk and into the parking lot. The little kiddos can walk the red carpet to retrieve their treat from the trunk! 

49. Cross Eyed - This simple face adds a little twist by making the eyes look inward. The crossed eyes add a silliness! 

Movie-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Movies make for great themes for trunk decor - ESPECIALLY the classics! Here are a few ideas based on classic movies that most people will recognize! 

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50. The Yellow Brick Road - Lead your trunk or treaters to your car with a yellow brick road! 

51. The Wizard of Oz - The yellow brick road can then lead to the land of Oz! 

52. R2D2 Star Wars - This famous robot from Star Wars could be filled with candy! 

53. Storm Trooper Star Wars - This costume really sets the scene from Star Wars. Complete with an ewok held prisoner! 

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54. Mary Poppins - This idea is practically perfect in every way! With costumes of Mary & Bert this set up is lovely! 

55. Little Shop of Horrors - This trunk was converted into Mushnik's flower shop, complete with Audrey II - the man eating plant! 

Scary Trunk or Treat Ideas 

Trunk or treat is in celebration of Halloween so anything creepy, spooky and scary is going to be a big hit! Check out these ideas for some hair-raising, spine-chilling inspiration!

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56. Spider's Web - Fill your trunk with creepy spiderwebs and add a giant spider (or two!) and you have yourself one scary trunk! 

57. Vacancy - This is one vacancy that I would not want to fill! 

58. Haunted House - These people turned their whole trunk into its very own haunted house! They went all out! 

59. Graveyard - Turn the bed of a trunk into a cemetery! Headstones & spiderwebs are all you need for this idea! 

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60. Ghosts - Fill your car with ghosts and lights and you have one ghostly trunk! 

61. Glow in the Dark Ghosts - Add some colorful lights to the ghosts in your car! 

62. Ghostbusters - Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Make your trunk into its very own mobile ghost containment unit! 

63. Mummy - Wrap your car in white sheets to create a mummy. Add some eyes to the windshield and you are done! 

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64. Crime Scene - With some caution tape, a skeleton victim and some evidence - you've got yourself a true crime scene! 

65. CSI - Whether you are a fan of the show CSI or not - you can create your own scene from the show! All you need is some caution tape and some official-looking costumes. 

66. Witches Dungeon -  This castle scene extends beyond just your trunk to create a lair for a witch! 

67. Skull Cave - This idea takes a twist to the typical trunk! This idea opens your hood to reveal an engine - full of skulls! 

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68. Pirate Flag - This pirate flag will lead the kiddos to your car in style! 

69. Treasure Chest - Your trunk or treaters can also take their candy from a treasure chest that fills the back of the car!

Food-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas

Trick or treating is all about getting candy, so adding a candy theme to your trunk is a sweet idea!

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70. Candy Stop - This trunk idea will definitely draw in the trunk or treaters! It is cheerful and colorful! 

71. Sweet Shop - Add an adorable awning overhang to your trunk and you've got your own store full of sweets! So cute! 

72. Banana Split - This is a great example of combining costumes with your trunk's theme! These ladies, together, form a banana split! Yummy!

73. Gingerbread Man - Who doesn't love the gingerbread man? I think this would be hilarious if you gave out baggies of gum drops! Maybe with a note "Not my gumdrop buttons!" 

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74. Candy Land - I love the walkway leading up to the Candy Land car! These theme extends beyond the trunk. The kids will love walking down this! 

75. Sweets Store - Create a store window from your trunk by setting up large jars full of candy! This could be really fun if the kids get to choose their candy! 

76. Trix-n-Treats Bake Shop - This trunk decorator created their own shop. With a baker's costume to match - this idea is simple but very creative! 

77.Bubble Gum - Balloons make this car look like it is blowing bubbles! Give out Double Bubble brand gum at this car and you've got a great theme! 

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78. Toaster - You might have to have the right car to pull this one off - but this is hilarious! There are so many details - it really looks like a toaster on wheels! 

79. Bacon & Eggs - And to go with that toaster - breakfast food costumes! This couple went as bacon and eggs. I love it! 

80. Creepy Kitchen -  The Chef is cooking up something special over at this car!  

81. Honey Hive - This car converted into a beehive! The theme was complete with a little honey bee buzzing around! 

82. Picnic Salad - This family's theme is classic: a picnic blanket in the trunk and each family member an ingredient in the salad! 

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83. Trunk full of Candy - OR you can always forgo the decorations and just fill our trunk FULL OF CANDY! The kids will love it all the same! 

More Creative Ideas 

Here are a bunch of really great all-around ideas that you CAN'T go wrong with! 

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Fall-Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas 
For Halloween, anything with fall decor works well! Here are a few ideas to incorporate the fall into your designs!  
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84. Pumpkin Patch - Fill your trunk with pumpkins and other fall decor! Easy, simple but memorable! 

85. Leaves - Don't know what to do with all those fall leaves piling up in your yard? We've got a solution for you! The trick will be cleaning it out . . . 

86. The Great Pumpkin - Who doesn't love and recognize Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin story? This will draw the children in! 

87. Motorcycle Pumpkin - Now this is creative! This couple used the back of their motorcycle to create a mini pumpkin patch! The license plate even says "pumpkin!"

Sports-Themed Trunk of Treat Ideas 

You could do a theme around ANY sport but here are a few ideas for inspiration! 

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88. Football Field - Make your trunk into its own football field. Complete the look with a little football player inside. This would be a great idea for adding an activity for the kids to earn their candy. 

89. Zombie Football - Combine sports with Halloween with a Zombie football theme! 

90. Snowboard - Snowboarding in October?! Yes please! This guy brought the slopes to the party! 

91. Nascar Race Track - Follow the raceway to get to your Nascar-themed trunk! 

Religious-Themed Trunk Ideas 

Since many religious groups organize trunk or treat events, a religious theme might be required. If so, here are a few ideas for you! 

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92. Noah's Ark - Set up a ramp leading to your trunk and have animals enter two by two to your ark! 

93. Jonah - Have a costumed Jonah sit inside the trunk of your car that is decorated like a whale! Brilliant! 

94. David & Goliath - I can't quite tell what they did to decorate their car, but the costumes of David & Goliath (father and son) is adorable! 

95. Shadrach, Meshach & Abedenego - Create the illusion of fire and flames in your backseat and have 1 or all 3 of the famous followers of God sit unharmed. 

Video Games Ideas

There are so many video games out there, but here are two popular games that would be a total hit!

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96. Mario & Luigi -  Mario & Luigi costumes are a must for a Mario Brothers theme.

97. Mario Brothers - Create a scene straight from the video game screen of Mario Brothers! 

98. Angry Birds - This idea would be so easy to do! Just set up some cardboard boxes and have some stuffed birds! 

99. Angry Birds - This would also be a great activity for the kids to do! Have them knock down some boxes to earn their prize! 

Locations 

When thinking of a theme - consider turning your trunk into a famous location or a favorite place!

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100. Camping - Pull out your camping gear and get ready to camp out with some candy! 

101. Beach - Bring the beach to the parking lot with some sand, surf boards and beach chairs. 

102. Western - Saddle up your western gear and giddy up! I reckon this will be a might fine idea! 

103. Hunting - Pull out all of your camouflage and set the scene for your very own wooded hunting grounds!  

More Ideas 

The ideas just keep coming!  Here are a few more favorite ideas (in no particular order): 

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104. Hawaiian - Take a trip to the islands. You could have some Hawaiian music playing from your car and lots of beach-themed decor! 

105. Tarzan & Jane - Palm leaves, fauna & a Tarzan & Jane costume! Love this! 

106. Piñata - Spanish traditions involve candy so why not mix the two? Have the kiddos break open some piñatas to get their treats! 

107. Christmas - Christmas in October?! Why not? Pull out your Christmas decorations and you are set! 

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108. Batmobile - You can't go wrong with batman! These people went all out with this design! 

109. Bat Cave - This example looks like they used some black garbage sacks to create a bat cave. The costumes really make set the scene! You could even have cat woman on the scene. 

110. Bath-time Fun - Rubber duckies, a shower curtain and some bathrobes make a great theme that is easy and cute! 

111. Band Groupie - You do this idea with ANY band of your choice! These girls decorated their trunk with all their favorite things from the band One Direction. This would be extra fun to have the music of the particular band playing!

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112. Construction Zone - All you need for this idea are some orange cones and barrels plus some neon vests and hard hats! Love this!

113. Mad Scientist Lab - Cooky, Crazy lab experiments and a crazy scientist! Educational AND interesting! 

114. Sleepover - I am always looking for an excuse to wear my pajamas - his sleepover trunk idea is one of my favorites! 

115. Circus - There is so much you could do with a circus theme! I love the bright colors or the circus tent! 

Time Periods 

Step back in time with these decade-specific ideas

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116. Caveman - For this idea we go back to the beginnings! Have a campfire and some caveman costumes and you are set!  

117. Midevil Times - Castles, a knight in armor! The ideas are endless! 

118. 1920's - I love everything about the 1920's style - the flappers and the beads! You could do so much with this decade! 

119. 1950's - A jukebox cafe straight from the 50's. So fun!

120. 1970's - This idea is groovy! Hippie costumes, flower petals and peace signs. Right on! 

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{Trunk-less} 

There are SO MANY things you can do for trunk or treat but this might just be my favorite! I love how creative these car-less kids got! You don't even need a trunk to decorate for trunk or treat! It is all about being creative and working with what you have! 

There is no need to go purchase anything elaborate (the kids would rather you spend the money on the candy!) - just use what you have around the house! 

Hopefully you have found some inspiration for your own trunk decor! The hard part might be deciding WHICH idea to do! 

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