Monday, June 4, 2012

Memorial Day

It's that time of year again! When most of the people in the cities mass exodus to their vacation destination of choice. Barbecues and swimming and firework tell families across the United States that summer has officially kicked off! Now, normally this time of year I'm off traveling myself, but this year I ended up staying in the city. There is something to be said about being in the city on Memorial Day Weekend. It's you, and just a few other people. This might sound really boring, but my friends and I made it work for us. We through an amazing Memorial Day barbecue on a rooftop. This was a lot of fun and I got online and found some great party supplies. I even got a little creative and had Captain America party favors for all the guests. Hope your holiday weekend was as great as mine!

Easter Sunday

As Easter Sunday comes and goes, year after year, some traditions stay the same. For years and years children have been preparing for the Easter Bunny by dying eggs and making sure they know all the hiding spots in and around the house. Sometimes the parent's and other loved ones are preparing the same way by pulling out of the attic or closet their Easter Bunny costumes. Now on Easter Sunday morning this year, as the children who are old enough run around the house looking for the eggs they've so patiently dyed and dried, the little ones might have a little dress up fun of their own in Bunny costumes for children. Unsure where to go? Check online for costume stores that can help you with great prices and excellent service.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

What are you all doing for St. Patrick's Day this year? Drink, wear green, drink, dress up, drink and so on and so on... Well, did you check out for your St. Patrick's Day costume? There are so many ideas and you can get practically anything you can think up on your own there as well. Lets say you have a party to attend and just not that into it... You can kill two birds with one stone with this excellent Leprechaun hat. Or if you're the type to go all out and can't be out done check out this Leprechaun costume. I personally think this is what I'll wear this year. Fully functioning to get to each stop on my pub crawl, yet looks good enough to win a contest. And the best part of checking this out online, you don't have to worry about running into any nasty real Leprechaun's. You can purchase your new costume with the click of a button.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Valentines Day is just around the corner

You've been warned! Valentines Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, February 14th. The tradition of sending cards or "Valentines" began in the 1400's shortly after the 1382 poem, Parlement of Foules by Geoffrey Chaucer. Esther Howland, the daughter of a stationary store owner in Massachusetts, began the tradition in the United States around 1848. What we have now is a holiday some look forward to and others dread. It is estimated that around 190 million Valentines are given annually, about half of those being from husband and wife. What to do to continue a tradition over five centuries old? I suggest dressing up for the occasion and having fun with your favorite partner in your valentine costume! But you may be looking for a fun party with your friends as well. You can always find something for the occasion, with little effort. You just have to know where to look! At an online Halloween costume store. Enjoy your holiday and Happy Valentines Day.

Happy Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! Mardi Gras began as a Roman festival called Lupercalia, similar to what you see around the world today. The Christian church embraced this holiday and soon this became the celebration that preceded Lent. It became a very popular occasion in France and other parts of Europe, everyone dressing in Mardi Gras costumes. In 1699, a French explorer set up camp on the shore of the Mississippi River, bringing the celebration with  him to the new world. After it's ups and downs through the years, Mardi Gras really began to pick up steam in the 1940's. By the end of the decade, it appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine with a photograph of Louis Armstrong. Well, I don't know about you all, but I will have a thick head tomorrow morning, after tonight and all the festivities that lie ahead for me. If you're looking for beads and costumes, check out our costume site at I wish you all the best, have fun and be safe!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Favorite Holiday is Here!

You can bet things are pretty exciting over here at Halloween Adventure headquarters - our favorite holiday is here! Halloween is, of course, our favorite day of the year - as much as we love our Santa costumes, and our Fourth of July preparation, there's really nothing like picking up a dozen bags of candy and carving pumpkins with the family on a chilly autumn evening. We'd love to know what you're doing to get ready for Halloween! Have you gotten your decorations yet? Are you decking the halls with spooky decals? Perhaps you're throwing a Halloween party? What about your costume - have you bought it yet? A vampire, a gothic princess, or maybe even Superman...the choices are endless!

Want to know our favorite ways to prep for Halloween? For starters, we carve numerous pumpkins and stick them on the front porch with candles inside. This year, we've discovered a great spooky trick! We're inserting fake vampire teeth into the mouth of our pumpkins, to give that extra Halloween scare. We're also adding faux spiderweb to our front porch, and throwing some teeny tiny spiders in there as well. Then, we're whipping up some delicious Halloween punch, and printing out some of our favorite Martha Stewart Halloween drink labels to bottle them up.

What are YOU doing? Let us know in the comments below!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?

Call us crazy, but autumn has arrived here in New York, and we can't help thinking about the cold weather that's to come, and all the wonderful holiday cheer that's set to come with it. We feel like a happier version of ourselves once the cool weather arrives, and we can celebrate all that's headed our way: Halloween, Thanksgiving, even Christmas is coming! Which brings us to our topic of discussion today. How early is too early to start thinking about Christmas? We know plenty of people who throw "Christmas in July" parties, and others who snag their Santa costumes many months ahead of time. We, for one, are innate planners, calendar freaks, if you will. So it's not surprising that we're among the folks who snag our favorite Santa costume way before we need to. Of course, there's always the risk that our Santa costumes will sell out, and we wouldn't want to be the one left without an outfit during Santacon! Ladies, don't assume that we've got nothing to offer for you - there are tons of sassy and sexy Santa costumes out there for girls! So, do you have Christmas on the brain too? Get shopping! Our Santa costumes are going fast, and it's only September! Shop Santa costumes here.