It’s time to get creative if you haven’t already picked out your Halloween costume! But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my top 7 DIY Halloween costumes. All beach or coastal inspired costumes (of course!).
Be a Hula Lamp!! This is so original
DIY Flamingo costume
If you like pina coladas…
Had to have a Mermaid costume (of course!!)
I’m obsessed with this Lite Brite costume!!
Sun and Sunglasses – so cute for a mommy/baby duo!
Click any pic to grab the tutorial!
I’m so excited for Halloween weekend! I’ve got my pumpkins painted and treats ready to go. I didn’t have time for a DIY Halloween pumpkin this year but here’s a round up of my favorite coastal pumpkins from around the blog-o’sphere.
It’s Columbus Day but to be honest that guy is the farthest thing on my mind. All I’ve been thinking about is getting ready for Halloween! It’s by far my favorite holiday because it’s always so much fun. This year I wanted to share some DIYs to help you create a perfect mermaid costume! Click pics to check ’em out as well as some more DIY Halloween links at the bottom of this post:
The Costume via Lauren Conrad
The Crown via Creative Green Living
The Trident via Cosmo
Shell Hair Pins via Swell
Mermaid Makeup Tutorial via Shaaanxo
Mermaid Nail Art via Elle and Ish
I’m in love with all of these fun Halloween costumes! Many are beach or tropical inspired and most would be very easy to pull off at the last minute. I’m not always the best at planning out my Halloween costumes in advance. (But I wish I was!) So sadly, I end up being one of those people running to the Halloween shop the night of and digging through the left over costumes. This year I’m going to try something a little different and DIY. Just not sure which one yet…
Shrimp – the shorter in stature you are, the cuter this gets!
Pool Float – if you already have the float, this one would be very easy!
Clam Costume – this requires a little more effort but would be perfect for a Mermaid Parade too!
Slice of Citrus – would be cute to pair this with the Tropical Drink Costume above!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I think that’s because it’s one of the playful holidays. One thing that’s not on my list of favorite things to do is pumpkin carving. As much as I love the outcome, it’s pretty messy and my dog whines the entire time (I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m gorging myself on pumpkin without him!). So here’s my top 10 list for Halloween pumpkins for 2016. Most of these are no carve, technically they all are except there’s one that requires a drill. There are even some coastal pumpkin ideas for my fellow beach lovers!
Try some sparkling studs in the shape of a flamingo!
To all my fellow knitters, what a great way to use left over yarn! via Freutcake
This is the easiest one, let your pumpkin go au naturel
In the words of the Rolling Stones, “paint it black” via Nordstrom
Check out these tasty and spooky fun treats for Halloween!
Check out my top 10 favorite coastal pumpkins and click the link to get the step-by-step on how to make them yourself!
Let me first start by saying how much I love Apothic Red and White! It’s not too often that I find a brand of wine who’s red and white I both love. Upon appearance Apothic Dark looks like the perfect wine to put out at a Halloween party. The wine itself is a very dark reddish-purple and the bottle has a black label and black cork. I absolutely loved the spooky appearance of this wine. Unfortunately I can’t say the same about the taste. This wine has A LOT of sediment. I let the bottle sit for three days and then ended up straining it twice. The taste starts out smooth but finishes dry with a feeling of sediment stuck to your tongue and cheeks. Not something I enjoyed! Overall, I was pretty disappointed and won’t be picking up another bottle of this anytime soon.