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).