Halloween is for kids, right?
They love to dress up. We do, too. Only in more expensive designer duds, not in costumes.
They love candy. We do, too. Only our waistlines don’t.
They love to go door to door asking for candy. We usually hide from people going door to door.
But YOU TOO can be a fun mom on Halloween. And I can teach you how in FIVE EASY STEPS!
Is this how you feel?
I spent the morning volunteering with a class of first graders. And while it’s sweet that some kids really like me and can’t stop touching me, I’m pretty exhausted after two hours of whining and yelling and runny noses. (I don’t know how teachers do it.)
But we can change all that and it doesn’t take much work.
Step 1: Let Your Hair Down
Just because you feel uptight doesn’t mean you have to be. And it’s too early for a glass of wine. So let your hair down and relax.
Step 2: Give Yourself Some Halloween Color
Sure, black is chic. But orange is the new black, right? Put a splash of color on that black to get you more into the Halloween spirit. Recommended colors: orange, purple, green.
Step 3: Spice It Up With Ridiculous Jewelry
Whether it’s spider earrings or a ghostly necklace or a glass bead bracelet made to look like pumpkins, throw that ridiculous stuff on. Kids love it and they’ll always notice.
Step 4: Get All Made Up
I’m not saying you have to zombify your face but a little extra makeup says “I could be going out on the town tonight or I could just be getting into the spirit of things.” For me, I said it with darker eyeliner and darker lips. As the day progresses, I might go a little more dramatic.
Step 5: Change Up The Hair
Nothing says I’m in it to win it like a wig. This beautiful baby came compliments of Walmart for $6. The hardest part was picking a color that wouldn’t clash with my orange scarf.
And one last thing (and this goes without saying), if you want to be the cool mom at Halloween, skip the bags of pretzels and carrot sticks and buy candy. Really good candy. Get some good, chocolately candy cars and be generous.
So how do you pretend to be the cool mom at Halloween? Do you dress up? Scare the dickens out of the little kids? Or do you serve up full size candy bars on a silver platter? (That actually happened to me once when I was a kid. It was a Halloween story that legends are made of).
Love this! I am the cool mom that dresses up to answer the door…and I eat candy with them at the end of the night! 🙂
Hooray for cool moms! If I had been home this year for our community Halloween parade, I would have dressed up in full regalia!
Love that the blue wig made you smile 🙂
You should try one on sometime 😉 I really wanted the purple one but was pretty sure that would clash with the orange!
You look fabulous!
lol. you are awesome. i am wearing my skeleton earrings and baking cookies. cool enough?
I dressed up as Mickey Mouse to get the kids from preschool. They loved it and it was so fun to feel silly!
lol!! Sometimes I dress up with them and sometimes I don’t. I’m usually at the school though so maybe I should up there. 🙂