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Last-Minute Halloween Bargains

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Halloween is just one of those holidays that creeps up on you. While it’s fun to plan costumes and treats with the kids, it’s easy to put off buying these items until you need them most. If you’ve yet to figure out a Halloween game plan, we’ve scouted some awesome finds to make your day a little less frightening.

Alex and Alexa’s Halloween shop offers cool updates on traditional ghoulish wear and décor. Use this fun, $24 pumpkin storage head from Lego to hold Halloween treats now, and those stray Lego pieces down the road.  It also comes in a cute skeleton face. Don’t forget to check out the clothes, too, featuring offbeat prints, like a Stella McCartney Glow in the Dark tee, on sale for $34.50.

 

Online costume retailers have scores for under-the-wire shoppers. Costume Express’s Pumpkin Busters start around $10. That’s where we found this undeniably adorable lady bug outfit for $20 for Baby. Buy Costumes also has Grave Busters lasting until this Friday; our favorite is this $17 red dragon get-up for toddlers. With attached wings and a one-piece body suit, it’s easy to put on and entertaining. Both sites feature clearance up to 60 percent off as well.

 

For more bargains, check out Walmart’s Halloween store, where children’s costumes start at $6.97 and candy packs at $2. Beyond the savings, you’ll find guides for easy crafts and recipes, such as carving the perfect pumpkin.

Just remember, if you want your loot by the 31st, you’ll need to order online sooner rather than later. With seven days left until the big day, procrastination is not your friend at the moment.

Up for some old-fashioned in-store shopping? Old Navy announced an exclusive deal; For today only, and only in stores, all baby costumes are $5, and all other Halloween items are 50 percent off. Now, that’s a good reason to get your feet moving.

Finally, if you’re looking more for craft ideas than costumes, don’t forget our awesome 100 Days of Holidays section on our Web site. We’ll take you through Halloween and on to Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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Best Deals for the Week Across the Web

Monday, October 21st, 2013

By Savings.com Editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s about to get really busy for the entire family. The good news is that retailers are releasing their best deals earlier than they have historically done because of the shorter holiday shopping period this year. In fact, we’re starting to see those great offers now.

Here are this week’s top five deals you can use for your entire family:

  1. If you haven’t gotten your Halloween costumes yet, right now you can save $20 off your purchase over $80 at Costume Discounters. Use coupon code SAVE80. Expires 10/31/2013.
  2. If you have a baby, take advantage of an offer from Diapers.com and save 20% on your diaper purchase. You can even combine this coupon with sale prices for an even better deal. Use coupon code GOSHOPAFF. Expires 12/31/2013.
  3. Do you need to buy a couple of sweaters, pants, long sleeved shirts for the entire family?  Or a mixer in which to make your favorite holiday treats? Save 20% off any order over $100 at Kohl’s. Use coupon code CARAMELExpires 10/27/2013.
  4. For more kid-specific fall clothing deals, use this coupon from The Children’s Place to save 20% off your entire order. Use coupon code D7G813. Expires 10/31/2013.
  5. Stock up on winter indoor activities (or get a jump start on that Christmas list!) by saving $3 off select Hasbro games at Target. If your purchase goes over $50, click through this link first to save an additional $5 off your entire purchase, then add coupon code SAVE3GAMES at checkout to get the $3 off as well. Expires 10/27/2013.

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Halloween Costumes, Up to 40% Off!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Stumped about what your babe or big kid should wear this Oct. 31? Then head over to Shop Parents, where we’ve round up the best Halloween costumes for your trick-or-treater no matter what his age or taste. Best yet: Many of the outfits are up to 40 percent off. So go on, have a boo-tiful time!

• To infinity, and beyond! Your little guy will have a great time getting there as Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear.

• Part princess and part magician, Oz’s Glinda the Good is the best of both worlds. Her costume, a mix of sparkles, satiny fabric, and ruffles, is just as stellar.

• The Wolverine is great, but we prefer our superheroes to be old-school like Batman, the original Caped Crusader!

• Sure, she’s sweet. Especially when she’s dressed in the pink wig, red polka dots, and striped tights of Strawberry Shortcake.

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Host a Spook-tacular Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Looking to scare up some fun this Oct. 31? Then follow our no-fail guide to throwing a wickedly good Halloween party. First, ask every good little ghoul and boy attending to wear a costume. Second, transform your house with scary decorations inside and out. And third, stock up on tasty treats. You can get all these things and more at Shop Parents — and that’s no trick.

• Create an eerie ambiance with a garland of skulls and strings of spider web lights.

• What should your trick-or-treater wear? We’re voting for a Lil’ Monster outfit.

• Take the frightfest home with goody bags packed with Spooky Lip Lollipops and Black Cat stickers.

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Tinseltown’s Tots Go Trick-or-Treating

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop.

Could you imagine the likes of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt or Honor Warren coming to your front door on Halloween night? Celebrity Baby Scoop is taking a look at 15 celebrity families that love to go trick-or-treating with their tots in their swanky neighborhoods.

1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

RadarOnline caught Brangelina and their brood trick-or-treating in the Los Angeles area on Halloween night.

Brad Pitt looked hilarious dressed up as DJ Lance Rock from the kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! His leading lady, Angelina Jolie, went as the walking dead, while Maddox was a dead army soldier, Zahara was Batgirl, and Shiloh was a jet fighter.

2. Christina Aguilera

Grammy Award-winning singer Christina Aguilera was spotted with son Max trick-or-treating in Brentwood, Calif. on Halloween night. The mother-son duo looked adorable in their matching skeleton costumes.

3. Scott Baio

See Dad Run star Scott Baio and wife Renee have big plans for their daughter Bailey, nearly 5, this Halloween.

“Bailey got a witch Minnie Mouse costume that has orange and black polka dots, and we will go trick-or-treating up in our neighborhood,” Scott recently told Celebrity Baby Scoop. “There are hundreds of kids that come up here, so it is a lot of fun.”

When she was just 2, Bailey buzzed along as a bee in their Los Angeles neighborhood.

“We went trick-or-treating in our Toluca Lake neighborhood,” Renee said. “It’s very festive for Halloween. They close down some of the streets. Buses drop children off by what looks to be in the hundreds. A lot of the parents/adults dress up too. A few of the homes (the Kerns family – the juice makers – and the Disney family) really go out with turning their property into a haunted house scene.”

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Hollywood’s Best Halloween Costumes

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop.

With the Halloween season upon us, Celebrity Baby Scoop is getting into the spirit of dressing up.

And what better way to celebrate than by looking at our favorite celebrity kids in their spooktacular costumes! From Neil Patrick Harris’ festive family, to Alyson Hannigan’s pretty lil’ pumpkin, to Amy Adams and her cute kitten, let’s take a look at last year’s best Halloween costumes in Hollywood.

1. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris shared an adorable picture with his twins – son Gideon and daughter Harper – last Halloween.

The family-of-four dressed up with a Peter Pan theme, with NPH going as Captain Hook, his partner David Burtka as Peter, and their twins as Smee and Tinkerbell. What a great idea!

2. Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof love getting dressed up for Halloween. Last year, they dressed as a scarecrow couple alongside their sweet daughter Satyana who went as a pumpkin.

3. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren got festive with their two daughters, Honor and Haven, last Halloween night. Dressed in costumes, the family-of-four were seen trick-or-treating in their Pacific Palisades neighborhood.

Cash looked great as Superman, while Jess wore a cute cat outfit. But Honor stole the show in her Princess Ariel costume.

4. Britney Spears

Britney Spears and her family posed for a festive picture in London last Halloween. The pop superstar shared a photo while on tour, looking amazing in a femme fatale outfit alongside her sweet sons, her mother Lynne, and beau Jason Trawick.

Jayden James looked adorable as Batman while Sean Preston was too cute in his ninja outfit. Grandma Lynne sported a witch costume, while Jason opted for his everyday look. “Loved celebrating Halloween in Londontown with my family!” Brit tweeted.

5. Ali Larter

New mom Ali Larter and her baby boy Theodore were a perfect pair as they headed to a Halloween party last year at a friend’s house dressed as bumble bees. Cute as can bee!

6. Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are parents to four kids. Last year, the proud mom took to Twitter to share a cute photo of their oldest kids, Liam and Stella, all decked out in their Halloween costumes.

“This year, Liam chose to be a Ninja Transformer and Stella is a Darling Witch,” wrote the mom-of-four.

7. Katherine Heigl

Grey’s Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley got into the Halloween spirit last year as they took their adorable daughter Naleigh to a party in Los Angeles.

While the couple looked great in their costumes, Naleigh melted our hearts in her pretty princess outfit.

8. Holly Robinson Peete

Weezy never looked better! Holly Robinson Peete dressed up in a Lil Wayne costume at the 18th Annual Dream Halloween event in Los Angeles last Halloween.

The mom-of-four got right into character, posing just like the rapper. Starting with his trademark dreadlocks right down to the teardrop tattoo on his face, Holly rocked it alongside her costumed sons Robinson and Roman.

9. Melissa Rycroft

Reality TV mama Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland posed for pics with their adorable baby girl Ava at the Dream Halloween benefit in Los Angeles last Halloween.

The family-of-three looked great dressed up as Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles Flintstone.

10. Amy Adams

Sweet baby Aviana was in costume for her trip to the pumpkin patch with her parents Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo last Halloween, pairing a leopard print suit and ears with a black tutu. What a cutie!

More Celebrity Mom & Baby Stories from Celebrity Baby Scoop:

Giuliana Rancic:  ”Everything Feels Complete Now”

10 Celebrity Moms Who Breastfeed Their Babies

Queen Latifah: “I’ve Wanted To Adopt Since I Was A Child”

Celebrity Baby Scoop is one of the most popular blogs on the topic and the foremost provider of everything celebrity-baby, featuring baby fashion, baby names, baby trends and up-to-the-minute celebrity baby gossip and pics. Get all the latest news, updates, and photos about Hollywood’s most beloved celebrity moms, dads and their babies. Who’s the latest Tinseltown baby? Who’s due next and who just announced a pregnancy? It’s all on Celebrity Baby Scoop.

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Show Off Your Kid’s Costume In Our Halloween Video Contest!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Does your kid have an awesome Halloween costume this year?

Enter a video of your costumed cutie for the chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of Organic Valley products.

The video must be 30 seconds or less. Judges will choose one winner from each of three categories: 0 to 2 years old as of date of entry, 3 to 6 years old, and 7 to 12 years old.

The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2012. Winners will be announced by December 31. Videos from years prior are welcome. Additional details can be found on our complete contest rules page.

Submit your entries here, and don’t forget to check out other contestants’ videos while you’re at it!

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Stay Safe on Halloween

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Did you know that costume wearing evolved from a 17th-century British tradition of wearing masks for Guy Fawkes Day? Since then, costumes have evolved into fun, fantastical ways to showcase creativity and imagination. 

According to Yahoo.com, the top five search trends for baby costumes this year included pop culture characters such as Angry Bird and Cookie Monster as well as the ever-popular butterfly, dinosaur, and pumpkin outfits. Meanwhile, toddlers were eager to dress up as pirates, elephants, characters from Disney Pixar’s “Up,” and even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Harry Potter, Michael Jackson, and classic Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie were the top-searched kids’ costumes.

If you haven’t headed outdoors yet with the kids, take a few moments to brush up on your Halloween safety to ensure it’s a frightfully fun and fearless evening.

And if you’re still pondering what to make for dinner tonight, stop by the supermarket after trick-or-treating ends to pick up ingredients for these last-minute recipes.

After dinner, while the kids are sorting through their candy loot, take a breather and test your candy smarts or keep everyone entertained with free printable coloring pages.

Better yet, gather the whole family and explain the history of Halloween, including why we celebrate certain customs such as trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and bobbing for apples (Halloween Traditions for the Family).  Or download our free Carve-a-Pumpkin app to keep the Halloween fun going throughout the night.

Happy Halloween! (and don’t forget to share how you’re celebrating in our Comments section below.)

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