Stop – Spice Girls Costumes!

Spice Girls fancy dress ideasSpice Up Your Life in a Spice Girls Costume

If you’re looking for Spice Girls costumes then this is the right place to be.   The Spice Girls are a great group costume idea that’s sure to be a pit.  We’re talking about the 90s super pop group – The Spice Girls – you know this costume idea is what you want, what you really, really want!

There’s five different members of the Spice Girls – Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice, Scary Spice and Sporty Spice so if you wannabe a Spice Girl first you have to decide which one!

Baby Spice Fancy Dress Costume

A Spice Girl Costume

First let’s start with Baby Spice aka Emma Burton simply because the only fair way to list the Spice Girls is alphabetically don’t you think?

Baby Spice always did look good in pink and here’s her pink costume –

 

Baby Spice Costume
Space Girl Power Women’s Baby Spice Costume

Of course if you don’t have long blonde hair like Emma Burton you’ll also need a Baby Spice wig, but don’t worry you can get the one pictured above right here – Baby Spice Blonde Ponytail Wig for Women.

Ginger Spice Halloween Costume

Spice Up Your Life with This Spice Girl Look!

Next we go to the outrageous Ginger Spice aka Geri Halliwell and with all her Girl Power who really rocked the Union Jack dress in style, check it out here –

Ginger Spice Costume

Ginger Spice Union Jack Costume

Of course you can’t be Ginger Spice without the hair so be sure to grab a Ginger Spice wig at the same time  – Ginger Spice Girl Power Wig.

Posh Spice Fancy Dress Outfit

Another Spice Girls Costume Idea

Now we come to Posh Spice aka Victoria Adams who then became Victoria Beckham, yes it’s hard to believe sometimes that the WAG Fashion Designer used to be a pop singer with one of the biggest girl bands in the world.   Here’s a Posh Spice costume that I’m sure she’d still be able to fit into with flair –

 

Smiffy's 1990s Posh Power, Black, MediumSmiffy’s 1990s Posh Power, Black, Medium

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Now is your hair in a suitable style for Posh?   If not then I have you covered yet again with this great wig – Posh Spice Fabulous Wig for Women.

Scary Spice Costume Idea

A Spice Girls Fancy Dress Costume

Now we come to Scary Spice aka Melanie Brown now more commonly known as Mel B which means we’re talking animal prints and big afros which her costume, check it out –

 

Smiffy's 1990s Scary Power Costume, Brown, LargeSmiffy’s 1990s Scary Power Costume, Brown, Large

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Now I haven’t seen many people with an afro like Mel B’s was back then so you might need to get a Scary Spice wig, but that’s okay you can get it right here – Scary Spice Brown Afro Wig for Women.

Sporty Spice Halloween Costume

Who Do You Think You Are?

Last, but definitely not least is Sporty Spice aka Melanie Chisholm or Mel C and as the name suggests we’re talking abs, track pants and a really fit look for her costume.   It’s as recognizable as her other pop group mates –

Sporty Spice Costume
Womens Spice Girls Sporty Power Costume

Again if you don’t have long brown hair that you can pull into a ponytail just like Sporty Spice then you’ll need to grab yourself a Sporty Spice Brown Ponytail Wig.

So there you have it the perfect group costume for a gang of five girlfriends – The Spice Girls.   If people don’t recognize you in these outfits then there’s something very wrong with them!

Which Spice Girl do you really, really wannabe?

Spice Girls Costumes

Halloween Party Lighting – How to Create Atmosphere

How Will You Set the Mood This Halloween?  Spooky Halloween Party Lighting

Your Halloween party lighting is one of the key things in creating that perfect atmosphere.  My favorite part of Halloween is creating a spooky effect in the home or as part of your party decor and Halloween party lights can help you to achieve this.

Halloween party lighting can be used in several different ways – to light up the path to your house, outside for an outside party or even inside your house for a Halloween party or dinner with friends.

Halloween party lightingThere are lots of different types of Halloween party lights that you can use – spider lights, pumpkin lights, ghost lights and so many more, I hope I’ve managed to give you a really good all round selection on this page – you can even make your own party lights with a few plastic drink containers which is really cool.

If you have party lights at home that aren’t necessarily Halloween lights then think outside of the box as to ways of incorporating them in your decor to great effect.   If you remember my post on Creating a Bloody Bathroom it was suggested on there that you could use a strobe light behind the shower curtain to add another dimension.

Draping cobwebs over party lights can be another solution.   If you have spooky cups, mugs, glasses etc that you’re not planning on using to serve drinks then you could pop tea lights in them and have them scattered around to add a soft glow around the room.   The ideas are endless, but one thing is for sure adding some thought to how you use light at your Halloween party will add a lot to the atmosphere!

Lighting Up The Path

Halloween Party Lights

First we need to look at how to light up the garden path leading people up to your front door and there are a few different ideas for this.

One idea is to create your own lights which are really easy to do.

The other option is to buy lights designed to be put along the pathway and there are a few different options for these.

Creating You Own Halloween Party Lights

One of the easiest ways to light the path is by reusing your old plastic milk/juice bottles. We usually have the clear heavy plastic 2 lt milk cartons at home so we cut them off near the top and wash them out ready to use as party lights. Place a little sand in the bottom and pop in a tea light, the effect is great, but you can add to it by adding colored cellophane in black, orange and purple for a Halloween feel (we’ve also used green and red for Christmas).

Easy to make, looks great and you’re even recycling those old plastic containers – what’s not to love about this way to light up your path?

One cool idea that my dd wants us to try is this next one –

color changing ghost light

Color Changing Ghost Light

This ghost will light up the pathway and also give your guests a fright at the same time!

More ideas for lighting up the path –

 

 Grim Reaper Green Solar Lantern Pathway Markers Orange & Black Halloween Path Light, Pack of 24 3 LED Flashing Pathway Creepy Skull Markers

 

What Halloween Party Lights Would You Like?

There are so many different types of Halloween lights available that you really need to think of what theme you want to embrace – spiders, witches, skulls, pumpkins and more.   Let’s have a look at some of the selection available.

 

 Halloween Themed String Lights – Ghost and Pumpkin Bendable Copper Wire Lights With 25 Pumpkins Halloween Spider Light Set, Multi-Colored Halloween Ghost Light String Set Set of 3 Lighted Spooky Halloween Stake Ghost Set of 10 Halloween 3D Jack-O-Lantern Lights Spooky Halloween Light-Up Ghostly Witches 12 Flickering LED Witch Design Wax Votives Color Changing Flash LED Skull Light

 

 

Costumes Beginning with F

Fancy Dress Outfits Starting with the Letter F

If you’re looking for costumes beginning with F for a themed party then I’ve compiled a great list for you from Fred Flintstone to a French Maid.

I’ve compiled this page with a range of others as I used to attend alphabet parties in my 20s and they were so much fun. I read a few years ago that they were making a comeback so for those of you who draw a blank when you have to come up with ideas for costume party here’s your resource list

Cool Costumes Beginning with F

  • Fairy – a classic little girls costume, but there’s also costumes for grown ups as well – I especially think men can dress up as the tooth fairy after the Rock’s performance!
  • Fairy Godmother
  • Fame character – go back to the 80s with leg warmers, leotards and off the shoulder shirts
  • Fat B**stard – A character from Austin Powers, I seem to know a lot of people who enjoy talking like the Fat B**stard so I’m sure they’d love to dress up as him as well.
  • Father Christmas
  • Father Time – Wear long robes for this costume, some people depict him in white robes while others show him in black robes, what all costumes show is a big timepiece hanging around his neck.
  • FBI officer – wear the standard issue black suit and look like a fed or wear regular clothes and just flash your badge if you want to be an undercover agent, just don’t forget to talk into your watch and wear an ear piece.
  • Fester Addams aka Uncle Fester – Uncle Fester, the Addams Family hasn’t been on air for years and yet they’re all instantly recognizable.
  • Fiona (Shrek)
  • Fireman
  • Fisherman – you can dress up in yellow wet weather gear as though you’re a trawler fisherman or else you can wear waders and carry a bag with a few feathers on hooks on it (along with a fishing rod that is) and say you’re a trout fisherman.
  • Flamenco Dancer
  • Flamingo
  • Flapper – there are lots of different Flapper outfits to choose from as well as loads of fun accessories from headbands to long beads, boas or cigarette holders. I love the fashions of the 1920s which is why I love all of the flapper outfits. Check out a whole selection on this page – 1920s Style Flapper Halloween Costumes.

DC Comics Deluxe Muscle Chest The Flash

  • Flash (The) – This superhero has probably gained an even bigger success thanks to the small screen success of the Big Bang Theory where he’s one of Sheldon’s favorite fancy dress outfits.
  • Flight attendant
  • Florence Nightingale – a British nurse from the time of the Crimea war Florence Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing. The outfit you need for this is very much like that of a Victorian scullery maid, including the cap, although rather than the white cotton caps worn by maids, Florence Nightingale’s one was more of a white lace cap. She was known as the lady of the lamp as she would check on her patients at night so getting a lamp to carry would be a great prop for this costume.
  • Flower – A flower is a great costume for if you want a DIY project. Simply wear green for the stem, add face paint the color you want the middle of the flower head to be and then attach the petals around your face (I would use a piece of elastic to run under your chin and over your head. The petals could be made from tissue paper to cardboard or even fabric.
  • Flower Pot Men – Bill and Ben from the old British cartoon.
  • Flower Power Hippie – embrace your inner 60s child with a ‘peace man’ attitude and flowers in your hair! A little outside of the box thinking again for a cool costume idea.
  • Fly
  • Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz
  • Football – I’ve actually seen costumes for sale for both an NFL football and a soccer ball, both of which do look like a bit of fun.
  • Footballer – American footballer from your favourite team or a soccer player the choice is yours.
  • Fork – I have seen a fork costume which I think is just priceless

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  • Fortune Teller
  • Fox
  • Fox Hunter
  • Foxxy Cleopatra (Austin Powers)
  • Frank n Furter (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein’s Bride
  • Frankie Stein – a Monster High costume idea, Frankie Stein was one of the original characters from the range.
  • Fred (from Scooby Doo) – Although Fred wasn’t my favourite Scooby character he is still from a cartoon that I loved growing up. It really seems to have struck a chord across generations as my father loved it, I loved it and my daughter loved it!
  • Fred Astaire
  • Fred Flintstone – The main character from the lovable Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The Flintstones.
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Freddy Krueger
  • French Maid
  • Frenchie (from Grease)
  • Friar Tuck
  • Frodo Baggins – a hobbit from Lord of the Rings
  • Frog
  • Fruit – there’s lots of different fruit costumes from apples to limes and more so you can just dress up as your favourite and if anyone says that oranges start with O, you can simply tell them you’re Fruit which starts with F …….. and then start planning an O party so you can re-use your costume!
  • Fuzzy Dice

If you’re after a costume that begins with another letter of the alphabet then I’ve got you covered with that too, simply check out my a-z of costumes page.

Back to the letter F and which costume idea is your favorite?

Great selection of costumes that begin with F from fairies to Freddy Krueger!

Delicious Halloween Treat Ideas – What Treats Are You Making?

Homemade Treats for Halloween – Yummy & Scary!

Trick or Treat Poster

Do you make your own candy or other treats for Halloween? Some years it can be a lot easier just to buy some in, but if you’ve got time there are so many different treats you can make to fill you Halloween candy bowl or even as snacks and finger food for any Halloween party you’re hosting.

You can actually make snacks, candy and other treats based around different themes like spiders, bats, ghosts and more or you can use a combination of ideas to really impress guests and/or trick and treaters.

One of my favorite ways of making Halloween treats is simply to use some of the myriads of spooky chocolate molds, but that’s probably because I’m a chocoholic! Cupcakes are also a sweet treat that my family like me to make for Halloween, but funnily enough they usually get eaten before any trick or treaters make the rounds!

Let’s have a look at some of the delicious Halloween treat recipes I’ve found and a few cool ideas (severed fingers anyone?) that I’ve shared here…….

On this page I’ve included links to lots of yummy recipes along with things like candy molds to help you create some delicious Halloween recipes.

There’s also some great pictures to help give you some cool ideas for bring the yum factor and the eww factor together!

Ghostly Treats – Perfect for Halloween! – Make Your Own Delicious Snacks

Using molds you can make your own Halloween candy or chocolate to whatever shape you like. These ghost candy molds would be great made with white chocolate.

Chocolate Candy Mold – Spooky Ghost

After making these with white chocolate my dd likes to use some dark chocolate to make little eyes on them.

Simply melt the dark chocolate and place in a zip lock plastic bag, cut a small hole in one corner so that you have your own piping bag (make sure it’s not too big or the ‘eyes’ will look weird!), next simply squeeze a dot out for each eye – it really adds to the look of the chocolates.

For more ghostly ideas for a spooky Halloween treat check out these links.

  • Ghost Toasts
    Super easy these phantoms make a great finger food idea for any Halloween gathering.
  • Banana Ghosts
    Delicious and healthy and let’s not forget it’s also a ghost! Can you get much better with Halloween food than this??!!
  • Ghoulish Ghost Cakes
    These gruesome goodies may send shivers down your spine, but they’ll delight your taste buds!
  • Ghost Sticks
    Pretzels are always a great idea for a party snack food and when you add chocolate to them – yum! Turning them into ghosts give you a Halloween slam dunk when it comes to food that your party guests will enjoy.

Mummy Treats – Treats Worth Busting Out of Bandages For!

Using these candy molds you can create some really delicious Halloween candies or chocolates.

Casket with Mummy Chocolate Candy Mold

These are another type of mold that looks best made with white chocolate, yum doesn’t it make you wish you could celebrate Halloween every day of the year?!!

There are lots more ways to add a mummy treat to Halloween and here’s one of them –

  • Mummy Cookie Pops
    These are essentially cookies on a stick, but they also look so cute that anyone who sees them will totally fall in love with them.

Bony Treats – Skulls That Are Good Enough to Eat!

Bones and skeletons are found in graveyards which makes them staples for Halloween. Again using candy molds are a nice and easy way of creating some fantastic Halloween candy and these skull candy molds are some of the more popular ones sold.

Skull Pop Hard Candy Mold

Candy skulls are also great to serve up for pirate parties.

White chocolate is generally the one to use, but if you drop a little red food coloring into the melted chocolate you can get some hot pink skulls which look cool for a punk princess style of party as well as for a child’s funky Halloween treat.

There are other ways of creating delicious bone treats and here are some of them from salty to sweet.

  • Salty Bones
    These are ideal finger foods for a Halloween party or if you were making a Halloween dinner then these would be ideal to serve up to guests as they were waiting for the first course to arrive.
  • Meringue Cookie Bones
    Meringues are delicious and when they’re shaped like bones they are perfect for Halloween or even a pirates birthday party!
  • Pirate Skull Cookies
    These cookies taste delicious and also look the part for a cool Halloween party or even for a pirates themed party.
Halloween Party Food

Halloween Food by Xoyos.com

Halloween Finger Food – Literally

Here are a couple of Halloween treats which could literally be used in the term finger food! Monster fingers or witches fingers the choice is yours –

  • Monster Fingers
    Delicious cheesy snacks that look just like scary fingers – do you dare to eat someone’s fingers?
  • Witch Finger Cookies
    Yummy cookies shaped like a witch’s fingers, the witch from Hanzel and Gretal might have been planning on fattening them up to eat, but now you can snack on her fingers instead!

Severed Finger Food Accessory

“Would you like some dip on your fingers ma’am?”

Severed Finger Food Props

This Severed Finger Food accessory will have your guests flipping out! Simply prepare a vegetable platter with dip and arrange the five severed fingers on the tray – oohhh it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it!!

Edible Eyeball Treats – Food That Really is Watching You!

I’m not sure when eyeballs became part of Halloween, but they can look really yuk …….. and yet taste so delicious! Another way to carry on the ‘eyeball theme’ if you’re holding a party is by making eyeball ice cubes to serve in drinks. If you’re just providing things for trick and treaters then make sure to pop a few toy eyeballs in your candy bowl to give them a little fright as well!

Moving on – here’s some cool recipe links for you –

  • Peanut Butter Eyeballs
    Peanut Butter Eyeballs are a holiday variation of a popular candy called Buckeyes.
  • Eyeball Krispie Treats
    Delicious krispies made into eyeballs, what could be better for a Halloween treat?
  • Eyeball Cupcakes
    These cupcakes literally keep their eye on you as you devour them – spooky and perfect for Halloween.

Corn & Candy Corn – Great Halloween Food

Candy Corn was created in the 1880s and has been a staple of Halloween for as long as I can remember. This confection got it’s name because it mimics the look of North American corn. A very delicious Halloween treat.

Popcorn can also be a great treat at Halloween (or any time – I love my corn!) so here are some candy corn and pop corn inspired Halloween treats for you to enjoy.

  • Candy Corn Balls
    A sprinkling of candy corn makes these popcorn balls an extra-special treat. While boiling the syrup is a job for adults only, shaping the balls is a fun activity for little hands.
  • Halloween Popcorn Treats
    From Giada at Home are these delicious Halloween popcorn treats…
  • Hot ‘n’ Sweet Kettle Corn
    Rachel Ray’s delicious kettle corn treat is great for Halloween.

Pumpkin Inspired Edible Goodies

Pumpkins are a real Halloween tradition from pumpkin as an ingredient to carving out Jack O’ Lanterns. You can make lots of pumpkin inspired treats like pumpkin shaped cakes – big or small. You can even use the cupcake pans to make healthy (or unhealthy!) muffins in the shape of pumpkins. Of course you can’t go past pumpkin shaped candy…..it is supposed to be a Halloween treat after all!

When using candy molds for chocolate pumpkins I use white chocolate with a little orange food dye to make my pumpkin candy look fantastic.

Nordic Ware Pumpkin Patch PanNordic Ware Platinum 3-D Pumpkin PanChocolate Candy Mold – Pumpkin Lolly

Sweet Halloween Delights – Halloween Never Looked so Delicious!

Delicious Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Photo CreditsHalloween Cookies | Dracula Cupcake | Witches Fingers | Brownie Coffin | Halloween Cupcakes | Ghastly Cupcakes | Mummy Cupcakes

Don’t all of these delectable foods make you wish it was Halloween every day? I’d love to try the Brownie Coffin, but I wouldn’t say no to any of the other snacks either.

Bat Halloween Treats – Black & Mysterious But Always Delicious!

Bats are spooky creatures of the night that seen almost synonymous with Halloween so bat inspired treats seems very appropriate and these options are sure to be a bit hit.

  • Bat Chips
    With a cookie cutter and a little elbow grease, you can turn plain tortillas into creatures of the night.
  • Halloween Bat Treats
    From bat kisses to bat droppings and a few recipes inbetween…

For some of the above recipes you’ll need a bat cookie cutter. This are also fun to use to make your children bat shaped sandwiches for their lunch on Halloween to get them thinking of the evening of fun to come.

Old River Road Bat Shape Cookie Cutter, Copper

Spider Halloween Delights – Creepy, but Yummy!

Did you know that more people are scared of spiders than are scared of dying? Is it any wonder then that spiders should be popular at Halloween. With these spider treats you can give a boo! when you give a treat!

  • Crawly Spider Cakes
    I used snack cakes and Pocky to make crawly spider cakes for Halloween.
  • Oreo Spiders
    Spiders and oreos, what more could you want on Halloween?
  • Spider Cupcakes
    Are you looking for instructions to make some great looking spider cupcakes? I have some great spider cupcake recipes for you to choose from.

Spider on Web Chocolate Mold

I must profess to loving plain chocolate spiders and with this mold I can make them any day of the year, not just Halloween. In fact my daughter even requested them for her birthday! I simply melt chocolate and mix with sweetened condensed milk before pouring into the molds…….sometimes I’ve just melted the chocolate and poured it into the molds without mixing it with anything else, but the condensed milk adds a lovely sweetness to it.

Zombie Treats for You – The Undead Actually Taste Pretty Good Here!

Zombies may eat brains themselves, but when it comes to snacks for party goers I think zombie themed cupcakes and cookies are a much better idea!

  • Zombie Cupcakes
    Zombie cupcakes are a perfectly ghoulish treat to serve up at Halloween and here you will get some great ideas on creating your very own zombie cupcakes
  • Zombie Feet Cookies
    These cookies are absolutely awesome – very zombie-ish, including the festering skin of a zombie, perfect Halloween treat.

If you want to continue with the Zombie theme throughout your party or with other recipes you can take on zombie food by thinking of brains. This is especially cool if you’re having some of your children’s friends staying for dinner because meatballs take on a whole new dimension.

Make up meatball mixture as usually and then add some noodles (hokien work really well), make the mixture into balls (bumpy shaped balls work well with lots of noodle in each one) and then cook as normal either in a fry pan (skillet) or in the oven.

Serve the meatballs in a blood sauce tomato sauce and they’ll be eaten up in record speed!

For pudding you can serve up brains jelly by making your jelly in one of these brain ice cube molds.

Then again you can always make some brains cupcakes for the occasion check out this link for Martha Stewart’s take on Brains Cupcakes –

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Cupcakes Make A Great Treat – Spooky & Sweet – Halloween Cupcakes!

Cupcakes are great any day of the week and you can make special cupcakes for Halloween or just dress up your usual cupcakes with some of these cupcake decorations. From cupcake wrappers to cake picks there are lots of cool ways of dressing up your cupcakes for a spooky feel.

 Wilton Halloween Baking Cupcake Decorating Kit Wilton Witch Cupcake Combo Pack, # 415-7087 Wilton Skeleton Cupcake Combo Pack, # 415-7081 Wilton Halloween Skeleton Cupcake Wraps Halloween Black Laser Cut Cupcake Wrappers Halloween Cupcake Paper Baking Cups – 100 Count DecoPac Bats DecoPic Cupcake Picks (12 Count) Cupcake/Cake Halloween Sign Picks Halloween Witch’s Hat Cupcake Toppers – 12 ct Jack O Lantern Halloween Cupcake Toppers – 12 ct Meri Meri Something Wicked Cupcake Kit DecoPac Halloween Icons Cupcake Picks (12 Count)

There are some really delicious Halloween cupcake ideas here for you to enjoy.

Halloween Cupcakes
Are you going to serve a Halloween cupcake or two this year? There are some great ways of making and/or decorating your Halloween cupcakes which I’ve tried to pull together here…

Halloween Party Invitations with an Eerie Sky

Everyone loves a Halloween party. Send a unique, one of a kind invitation to your party. Zazzle’s print on demand online store allows customization on almost every product. In my shop, I make it easy for the customer to change the images and text. Add your own personalization to any of these invitations. A full yellow moon in a dark black sky is scary when one is next to a haunted house. A big black bat is flying overhead. Don’t worry; the bat is more scared of you. The house will not reach out and attack you, unless that is where the party is.

Do you remember when you would look into the mirror at night and swear something was not right with your reflection? Maybe your mind was playing tricks. Perhaps you were not alone as a shadow would move behind you. Call me crazy, but we lived in a haunted house. No one wanted to look into a mirror at night. What about a wall. We often see strange things come out of the wall in the movies. This vampire lady seems to be coming out of the blood dripping red wall or is it the sky and she is following you?

It is Halloween night. The sky is a strange orange with an eerie yellow moon.. Trick or treating has never been so eerie. Suddenly you stop at a scary dead tree. The branches seem to have a life of their own, going in all directions. Perhaps this tree has some sort of demonic possession. It can’t be good with the bats flying around. Behind in the background is the vampire lady, her face huge in the deep orange sky. You can feel her hunger. Hungry for your blood, you better cover your neck. And run as fast as you can.

If you think this tree looks familiar, it is a cutout of the Dead Tree of Hawaii photo from Sandyspider and taken by her daughter while in Hawaii. If these invitations are too spooky, visit Sandyspider Gifts for more designs.

This was a guest blog from the talented Sandyspider, thank you Sandy for these great Halloween invitations.