I have to say, I was in a rut for Halloween costumes this year. Usually I start researching and brainstorming months in advance, but this year I was overwhelmed by so many other things that it was the last thing on my mind. When I realized I was in desperate need of Halloween inspiration, I turned to my three go-to’s:
Over at my house we might be the only people thinking about elaborate 80’s character costumes in the springtime. As you [should] know, a birthday party isn’t complete without a theme, and a theme isn’t complete without a full fledged costume. So for Megan’s 25th, our decades party tradition was continued as we headed back to the 80’s. And with that, I got to have another dream come true: become a rock star with pink hair. The outrageous Jem! Continue reading “80’s Jem and the Holograms Costume DIY”
Getting to be a bunny for Halloween last year was really a highlight of costumes for me. Thus, this year it was going to be hard to top. I kid you not, I think Megan and I spent a whole week trying to come up with a costume. All couples, BFF, and group costumes were discussed and shot down one after another. It felt hopeless; like the more we searched, the higher our expectations were and the less I liked every single idea we came up with. This was supposed to be fun – what the heck was I getting so worked up about!? Continue reading “Taylor Swift Blank Space Costume DIY”
When someone invites you to a 90’s themed costume party, what do you immediately think of? Grunge? Clueless? Zenon girl of the 21st century? All great options. But really, how often do you get the opportunity to wear a rainbow animal angel costume? Time to take advantage of this opportunity while you can! Continue reading “Lisa Frank Rainbow Kitten Costume DIY”
It’s officially October and Halloween is less than a month away! EEEK! I have no costume yet, nor a solid idea of what I want to be… but I know I’m going to DIY it. I just love homemade costumes. Not only can you be whatever you want to be on Halloween, you can personalize it to fit yourself when you make it. The store bought ones tend to be kind of lame or kind of trashy and definitely kind of pricey – what’s that about?
Like I said, I don’t know what I’m going to go with this year, but I can’t wait to share the DIY with y’all once I figure it out! I figured I would put together a list of some simple homemade costume ideas that are cute (not sexy, ugh) and original so you guys can get started. Have you decided what you’re going to be yet?
1. Flapper Girl – Fringe, pearls, glitter, done.
2. Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – The only way I can think of to dress as a bunny without feeling completely uncomfortable.
3. The Morton’s Salt Girl – She’s so cute, and you could totally make the salt into a purse for all of your necessities…just saying.
4. Pinata – Is this super simple? No. Is it super fun and adorable? YES.
5. A Pineapple – Not only are they super trendy right now, I just think this is hilarious.
6. Ice Cream – Can you tell that I’m hungry? But really, this is the most elegant ice cream cone I’ve ever seen.
Today is my 25th birthday! Yikes, that’s a whole quarter of a century… looks like I’ve got to grow up and take things more seriously. Continue reading “Peace, Love, and a Quarter Life Crisis: A 60s Themed Birthday”
So you all saw the pictures from Megan’s Great Gatsby birthday party which was one serious shindig. Megan had been planning to do a 20’s themed party for a while and picked up a fantastic flapper dress at H&M around Christmas time. Thinking it would be oh so simple to find a dress like she did, I waited until the day before the party to go shopping. I was not so lucky. Continue reading “Easy 20’s Flapper Dress Costume DIY Sewing Tutorial”
Themed parties are the absolute best. Everyone has an excuse to dress up, they make for the best decorations, and it gives you a reason to try a bunch of new drink recipes! For Megan’s birthday this year we decided to go with the perfect little Great Gatsby soiree. Like I said, the three main parts of the party included costumes, swanky decor, and 20s style cocktails. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a birthday without a HUGE cake! Check out how we transformed our apartment and forced our guests into full Gatsby party mode (ok, maybe a tad less glamour, but an equal amount of glitter). Continue reading “Great Gatsby Soiree – Costumes, Cakes, and Champagne”