As you’ve probably guessed, Halloween and fall are my favorite times of the year. I love watching horror movies, playing with Halloween makeup, and watching the season change.
One thing I also love to do is pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. One of my favorite YouTubers, Grav3yard Girl, passes out massive amounts of candy each year. I love watching her do her candy and prizes haul and her “assembling the goodie bags” video each and every year.
But I’ve noticed that my neighborhood isn’t the best for trick-or-treating, which really stinks because I love to do it.
So, to help you save money and time, I want to give you some things to think about when you start planning your Halloween night.
1: ARE THERE A LOT OF CHILDREN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
2: DO YOU ENJOY HANDING OUT CANDY?
This will free you up to relax or do something with your own family. Plus, kids can tell when you’re not really into it. It’s OK to take a year off.
3: DO YOU HAVE OTHER PLANS?
SO, WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS YEAR?
It is as simple as that! I think a lot of us get weighed down by the societal convention of trick-or-treating and we decide to participate in something that either will cost us a ton of money for a ton of left overs, or will ultimately make our night less enjoyable.
Are you going to be handing out candy this year? Let me know in the comments!
Aside from Christmas, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. It's funny because we don't get a lot of trick or treaters and not many people come over. I think that I personally like the spooky decor.
So today, I want to tell you the three places I shop for Halloween decor that is cute or spooky at the right price!
CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPS
OLD TIME POTTERY
WHERE DO YOU FIND THE BEST DEALS?
You can find amazing deals at other places aside from these, but there usually has to be a sale going on. We bought the coolest dragon skeleton at JoAnn Fabrics, but there was a sale on at the time.
Tell me where I should look for awesome decor for Halloween!
To kick off blogtober here on TheOpinionatedOne.com, I figured one of my first few posts should be about my October 2019 bucket list. Let's get into it:
GO ON A HAY RIDE AND PICK PUMPKINS
DIY HALLOWEEN DECOR
HOST A HALLOWEEN PARTY
TRY NEW PRODUCTS
MAKE SOMETHING NEW
I love making food and desserts, but I also love challenging myself in the kitchen. I want to find a new food or dessert to try this month.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I would normally celebrate a bit differently than I am this year. So, this year, I have a bit of a different plan. Check out below for my Halloween plans and check out some of my dream Halloween plans after that.
Without further ado, keep reading for more about my plans:
BUT FIRST, COFFEE
The bags were left over from my Mother-in-Law's 50th birthday party several months ago. I made the tags with scrapbook paper. I also wrote some cute little punny saying on the inside of them. I hope all of my coworkers really liked them!
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
TAKE A WALK IN THE FALL AIR
LISTEN TO MY FAVORITE TRUE CRIME YOUTUBE CHANNELS
I will also be catching up on scary stories and paranormal investigations from LoeyLane and Hailey Reese. I've linked their channel's URLs to their names, so click and check out some of their videos. Also, please subscribe to support them if you like their content. They are all fabulous and do such a good job with their research!
I usually like to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, but last year I only got two and bought a ton of candy that ended up going to waste. So this year, unfortunately, we've decided not to hand out candy. I'm hoping that we one day live in a place that has a ton of trick-or-treaters so we can do something nice for the local children! I'm talking Grav3yardgirl big!
MAKE DINNER AND SNACKS
MINI MOVIE MARATHON
Those are the extent of our plans this Halloween. I promised I would talk a little bit about my dream Halloween plans. I would really like to one day throw a murder mystery Halloween party. However, if I do this, I want it to be big and really nice. I'm talking catered, in a nice place we rent out, etc.
I just love the idea of a murder mystery dinner party. It is fun and everyone gets fed!
What are you doing this Halloween, or what have you done? Let me know in the comments below.
This year, I decided to really challenge myself and do Blog-Tober, but I also decided to create my first-ever challenge for Twitter. I created a question or topic for each day of October so that myself and other bloggers could be festive on social media and our blogs.
TWEET-TOBER | OCT. 1-7 ANSWERS
TWEET-TOBER | OCT. 8-14 ANSWERS
OCT. 8 | FAVORITE FALL DRINK
OCT. 9 | FAVORITE THING ABOUT FALL
OCT. 10 | WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
OCT. 11 | PUMPKINS OR APPLES?
OCT. 12 | FAVORITE HALLOWEEN COSTUME
OCT. 13 | FAVORITE DISNEY VILLAIN
OCT. 14 | DO YOU LIKE HAUNTED HOUSES?
TWEET-TOBER | OCT. 15-21 ANSWERS
OCT. 15 | FAVORITE SCARY MOVIE
OCT. 16 | FAVORITE FALL MEMORY
OCT. 17 | FAVORITE FALL DECOR ITEM
OCT. 18 | FAVORITE HALLOWEEN JOKE
OCT. 19 | FAVORITE HALLOWEEN SONG
OCT. 20 | FIRE PIT OR FIRE PLACE?
OCT. 21 | SCARIEST HALLOWEEN MEMORY
TWEET-TOBER | OCT. 22-31 ANSWERS
OCT. 22 | DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
OCT. 23 | PRETTY LITTLE LIARS OR SCREAM QUEENS?
OCT. 24 | FAVORITE VILLAIN OF ALL TIME
OCT. 25 | WOULD YOU SLEEP IN A GRAVEYARD?
OCT. 26 | FAVORITE CLASSIC MONSTER
OCT. 27 | BIGGEST FEAR
OCT. 28 | WHAT HALLOWEEN MONSTER WOULD YOU BE?
OCT. 29 | CREEPIEST STORY YOU'VE HEARD
OCT. 30 | FAVORITE ADDAMS FAMILY MEMBER
OCT. 31 | HALLOWEEN PLANS
Thanks so much for reading all of my Tweet-tober answers. I am also thankful for those of you who participated in this tag challenge! Maybe, just maybe, you can expect another tag in December!
Blog-tober has been such an amazing and rewarding experience. But, today's blog is one that normally happens each month on this blog: my monthly favorites, where I tell you what products and other things I loved this month. Check it out:
ALMOND MILK | $3
I love the almond milk because it is creamy and it's a lot better for me than traditional milk. I have been using the vanilla milk, but I may try unsweetened almond milk next time to see if I like it!
HIGHLIGHTER | $5
OUR WORKPLACE CAT
NAIL POLISH REMOVER DISPENSER | $1
MY FAVORITE OCTOBER YOUTUBE CHANNEL
I've been in love with true crimes videos on YouTube and I've found one YouTuber that I absolutely love: Eleanor Neale.
She basically does a ton of in-depth research on both solved and unsolved murders. She is also a makeup YouTuber, but I've actually only seen her true crime videos. I do think I'll eventually check out her makeup videos. If you're a fan of learning about crime stories, I suggest checking Eleanor Neale out on YouTube and subscribing to her channel!
MY FAVORITE OCTOBER MOVIE
I'm sorry that this monthly favorites blog post hasn't been very long, but I haven't really had a lot of time this month to try new things thanks to the blog schedule and blogtober! I'm sure there will be many more things I can tell you about in November.
LEGAL: All photos are my own, taken from Pixabay (a free Creative Commons website that doesn't require attribution), or Google's "free to use or share, even commercially" search results.
Halloween is a great time of year to dress up and have fun. So, no matter if you're heading to a party or you're taking your kids out trick-or-treating on the 31st, these couple costumes are great options:
1 | MORTICIA AND GOMEZ ADDAMS
costume like the Damian family did when they dressed their daughter as Wednesday Addams. You can also add in Pugsley, Lurch, Cousin Its, and Uncle Fester to complete your family!
2 | LINDA AND BOB BELCHER
3 | SUGAR SKULL BRIDE AND GROOM
The groom can don a simple back suit and a top hat for some flare. To match a bit more, make a bouquet of fake flowers and make the groom's boutonnière match!
4 | NETFLIX AND CHILL
blanket. You can then pair your outfit with some comfy pants and keep cozy at home or at your friend's Halloween party. Just remember to keep it PG around the kids!
5 | LILO AND STITCH
Use this link to make your own DIY Stitch ears to complete your look!
Those were the five couple costumes that you can easily make or purchase pieces to for a great, coordinated look this Halloween. Here are a few other ideas you can look up:
- Jake from State Farm and Flo from Progressive
- Mike and Sully from Monster's INC.
- Any Disney Princess and her Prince
- Kevin the Bird and Russel from UP
- A Disney Villain Couple like Malificent and Jafar
Hope you like these ideas and can adapt them to work for you! Happy Halloween to all the beautiful couples out there! Have a costume idea? share it below!
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Ahhhh fall. There's nothing like lighting a candle, cuddling up on the couch, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa) after work! One of my favorite things about candles are their associations with the seasons. There are so many amazing candle scents that you need to put into your life this fall.
Here they are:
There are so many great fall scents for candles, I think that these are my favorites. I also really like scents like marshmallow, but I don't know if the smell is strong enough to really permeate your home or apartment enough to give you the sense of all when you smell them.
Do you have any suggestions for candles I should try this fall? If so, please leave them below!
LEGAL: All photos are my own or taken from Pixabay, a creative commons website that requires no attribution for photo use.
If you’re looking to stay on top of all of the best fashion trends this fall, you need to know what’s happening on the runway.
Is it realistic for you to throw on a runway look every day? No. But, you can always create affordable, runway-inspired looks to keep up-to-date on the latest fashions.
Here are some of the trends you should jump on this year to stay fashionable in fall:
COLORFUL LENSES IN YOUR GLASSES
THE ROCKIN’ 80S ARE BAC
THE CLASSIC PLAID
NOT-SO-NATURAL ANIMAL PRINT
DO YOU FANCY HOLO FOR HOLO-WEEN?
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post. I try to be as fashionable as I can, but talking about fashion and researching and writing about it is very new to me. Have you heard of any other fall fashion trends you’d like to share? Leave them below and I’ll check them out!
LEGAL: All photos were found on Pixabay, a creative commons website that does not require attribution, or by using Google's "free to use or share, even commercially" filter.