SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular 2016

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular 2016 feature

Fall is a favorite time of year with great weather and many outdoor festivals. It's also time for some of our favorite events including SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular®. We have been attending the Halloween Spooktacular in San Diego for many years and love seeing the additions to the event each year. It's also a great reason to create DIY marine animal costumes! SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular is every weekend through October. The fun is a great reason to attend but it's also a perfect Read More... {Read More...}

Boo It Forward Halloween Party Plan

Boo It Forward Halloween Party plan feature

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone.  #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias Halloween is a favorite holiday and we love seeing our neighbors get festive with decorations and treats to share. This year we are surprising our neighbors by BOO’ing It Forward and hosting a party. American Greetings® party supplies, our favorite MARS and Wrigley candy and Dr Pepper monster cans made it easy to create a BOO Kit to deliver to Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Flittle blue fairy costume


When I think of the original Sleeping Beauty, fairies definitely come to mind. But the plump colorful fairies we remember from the original are not the ones making an appearance in Maleficent. Instead, the movie features three pixies with eclectic costumes. With my six year old daughter dressed as Maleficent, the baby in a baby Aurora costume, and my husband wearing his Maleficent crow costume, it only seemed fitting I make myself a Flittle costume. Because we all know the pixies as iconic Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY Octopus Costume


I have to give all the credit to my daughter on this costume. As the SeaWorld guest kid blogger, she always plans a fun costume idea for our visit to the Halloween Spooktacular. This year she was really excited to make her own octopus costume. The easy DIY octopus costume was all her idea. She was able to make the entire costume with just my supervision. Easy DIY Octopus Costume tutorial Supplies: long sleeve shirt three pairs of leggings, one pair must fit for actual leggings Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Baby Aurora Costume Tutorial


Our family always has fun themed Disney costumes for when we attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. This year my six year old daughter decided she was dressing up as Maleficent and I couldn't be more happy because her baby sister made the cutest baby Aurora! Knowing we wouldn't be able to purchase anything similar to the beautiful dress and bonnet worn in the movie, we decided to make our own. I can sew but had no idea how I would create that magical baby costume. A few days later my mom was Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Crow Costume Tutorial


Every year Halloween becomes a topic of discussion in our home several months before fall. We travel to Southern California frequently and Mickey’s Halloween Party is a favorite event during October. From the time she watched as Maleficent interrupted Elle Fanning's birthday song at the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, my six year old daughter has had plans to dress like the villain for Halloween. Her costume wouldn't be complete without her crow, Diaval. My Read More... {Read More...}