So you’ve got a plus one for Halloween?
Well, congratulations, you’ve just made your last minute costume doubly hard. Whether you’re going to a generic Halloween bash or have gotten roped into your friend’s super narrow famous couples party, these costume ideas provide you with a range of easy to difficult looks that, no matter their complexity, will have you both lookin’ fly:
The trick is finding costumes that other people can recognize, but are obscure enough that not everyone is going to come dressed as the same thing. And it’s okay to keep people guessing. How many people do you think are going to show up as Forrest Gump and Jenny, Danny and Sandy from Grease, or Margot and Richie Tenenbaum? And don’t forget about your favorite Disney characters, which are a great option because there are tons of them, so the chances of repeat costumes at the soiree are somewhat slim.
Think you and your honey have a legendary kind of love going on? Put it to the test and arrive as a couple whose love has been known through centuries. Easy options here are Pocahontas and John Smith or Robin Hood and Maid Marian, which are simple enough to convey without the hassle of having to completely buy an outfit. And whatever you do, don’t show up as Adam and Eve. No matter how many hours you spend at the gym, it’s still not okay.
Oh, Halloween snuck up on you too? Well, don’t freak out just yet. No matter where you live, who’s all in your party, or how late you’re planning on staying out, there are events and attractions that are perfect for you.
Where we’re located in New Hampshire, there are tons of things going on right up until the week after Halloween. This site, HalloweenNewEngland.com, is fabulous, because it neatly organizes every event and attraction by state. They’ve got information on haunted houses, festivals, hayrides, and even pumpkin patches, so if you live up north like us, it’s a great place to check out what’s going on.
If you don’t live in New England, there are plenty of other totally helpful websites that can point you in the right direction. The two best ones we’ve come across are PumpkinPatchesAndMore.org and HauntWorld.com. Both have lists of attractions and events in every single state (and in some other countries), as well as links to other sites that offer additional information.
Just like Halloween costumes, all candies aren’t created equally. There are certain sweets that basically exist for the sole purpose of trading up and others that are coveted by children of all ages. So, to help your neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters enjoy this Halloween (and to prevent your house from getting toilet papered), make sure to hand out these top 10 candies:
These oxymoronic sweets of smooth chocolate and crunchy wafer biscuits offer something unique in the candy world: perfectly portioned sharability.
It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the word “nerd” basically means “awesome.” Superman’s alter-ego? Dork-a-licious Clark Kent. Hermione Granger? Totally dweebie and totally fantastic. Thus, contrary to what you may think about these tiny, tangy crunchy candies given their name at first glance, they’re completely wonderful.
For those of you organizing a patriotic party this Thursday, go ahead and shelf your stress. We know that entertaining can be kind of a lot to deal with…especially when it’s hot out. That’s why we’ve created this simple list that helps you pull together the perfect star-spangled soiree in just a few steps: