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When our customer, Lindsey, decided to take a photo of her son in his new Halloween costume, she was a little worried about getting him to cooperate. “I didn’t think that my son would actually keep the costume on long enough for me to take this photo.” But using a little mom-ingenuity, she came up with a great idea. “The wagon was a distraction to get him to focus on something else other the big ears, fuzzy feet and long tail. The wagon is a new toy for him (an awesome hand-me-down from his two cousins in Seattle, WA) and since he hasn’t quite figured out how to use it as a walker yet, he likes climbing into and sitting in it.” Great photo? Check.
Next on the list was finding Halloween card ideas. Lindsey says, “I was looking at several websites for a photo card that was modern, clean and simple – yet fun and really highlighted the photo – and Pear Tree Greetings was the only site that had options that worked for what I was looking for.” Excellent choice, Lindsey with our Striped Halloween Greeting – Halloween Photo Card. And we love that your photo is black and white, which makes the card the perfect Halloween-y combination of black and orange.
You may not have thought about sending out Halloween photo cards, but as Lindsey will tell you, “it’s a fun way to send family members a recent photo and certainly is a nice memento to have that shows my son’s growth over his first year. Thanksgiving and Christmas cards are next!”
Everyone loves a good Halloween Party and they’ll be thrilled to come to yours when they see this Bat Eyes Beware Halloween invitation in the mail. Our friends at celebrations.com used our Halloween invitation for an all-ages-welcome Bat Theme Halloween Party Idea that’s “frightfully fun and not overdone.” The invitation (and we have several Halloween invitations to choose from) inspired the Halloween party ideas, from bat decorations to fang-embellished cupcakes to vampire mocktails.
At the table, spooky bat shapes and bat eyes decorated the placemats, drink glasses and serving trays. Black napkins and black & white polka dots added to the décor, with yellow and orange candycorn used as accent colors.
Marshmallow fangs and beady cherry eyes turned red velvet cupcakes into vampires for dessert. And for beverages, guests could choose their potion: either blood-red mocktails made from crushed jolly ranchers, cherry 7-Up and red Twizzlers, or a black-licorice infused version. But it wouldn’t be a party without blindfolds and jello, now would it? Fun activities like the classic Mummy Wrap game and the Lucky Dip game for kids made the party a huge hit.
Halloween will soon be here, are you ready? I think this year might be my last year of being able to stay home, hand out candy and relax. I feel I’ll be a nervous wreck next year when my son will actually be old enough to go trick-or-treating. Will he be warm enough? Do I really let him eat all of that candy? Should he eat any of that candy? Will he even enjoy or understand trick-or-treating?
Normally I’m not this paranoid…I think I’m just coming to terms with my baby being all grown up! Time for another…ha.
So, we have two members of our Pear Tree Greetings team that have children that are old enough to trick-or-treat so I asked them for a few of their trick or treating tips.
-Tell your child that you’re worried they won’t be able to carry all of their candy in one bag so you make a pit stop at home to get a new bag…while the spouse then that isn’t out trick-or-treating sorts through the candy and possibly lightens their load.
-Even if your child is beyond nap age…try to sneak one in this Saturday afternoon. It’ll be more enjoyable for all!
-Give your older children a flashlight or glow necklace so they are easily seen at night.
-Try to stay within familiar neighborhoods.
-ENJOY every moment, take LOTS of pictures and definitely let them have at least a few pieces of candy…
These are pretty basic tips, but it’s always a good reminder. If you have any other tips, please leave your comment!
Have you started planning your Halloween party yet? Well, don’t forget about one of the most crucial components, the invitation! Not only do your guests need to know if kids are welcome, if a costume if required or if they need to bring a spooky side dish. Of course, the rest of the details, time, location and RSVP information is just as important.
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Monster Mash Halloween Party Invitation
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