Wednesday, October 13, 2021

50 Classic Halloween Costume Ideas

Family Halloween Costumes Wizard of Oz

It's time for my annual Classic Halloween Costume Ideas post! I've been sharing this post in one way or another for years now, but each time with updates and additions. This is the most comprehensive list yet.

I let my kiddos choose their own costumes, and to my classic costume loving heart's dismay, the days of them dressing like pumpkins or black cats or witches are definitely over. These days they want store bought character costumes, the end. This year, my daughter is going to be Mal from Descendants and my son a Minion for their school Halloween parties and other Halloween activities that aren't actually on Halloween. 

But on Halloween day, we're doing a family costume for the second year in a row (this is new for us as my husband is almost always on the road with the band on Halloween), and it's definitely more on the classic costume end of the spectrum, which brings me all sorts of irrational joy. Last year our family was the Wizard of Oz, as seen above. While this is still a character costume theme, it's still a classic. 

Scroll down for my updated list of 50 (!!) timeless costume ideas.

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
50 Classic Halloween Costume Ideas
Wizard of Oz Family Halloween Costume
Family Halloween Costume Ideas

Classic Halloween Costume Ideas  
  • 1950s themed
  • 1960s themed
  • Alien
  • Angel
  • Ballerina
  • Bat
  • Baseball/Football/Basketball Player
  • Bear
  • Black Cat
  • Bumblebee 
  • Butterfly
  • Cheerleader
  • Circus themed
  • Classic Disney Characters
  • Classic Star Wars Characters
  • Clown
  • Devil
  • Dinosaur
  • Doctor or Nurse
  • Dog
  • Dracula
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Frankenstein
  • Genie
  • Ghost
  • Gypsy
  • Hippie
  • Ladybug
  • Lion
  • Mermaid
  • Mime
  • Monkey
  • Monster
  • Mouse
  • Mummy
  • Pirate
  • Princess or Prince 
  • Pumpkin
  • Robber/Jailbird
  • Robot
  • Shark
  • Scarecrow
  • Skeleton
  • Superhero  
  • Vampire 
  • Western themed
  • Witch
  • Wizard of Oz themed
  • Woodland Animal themed

As always, if you have other ideas to add to this list, please share!


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Halloween English Muffin Pizzas

Halloween English Muffin Pizzas

When I was a kid, I thought english muffin pizzas were the bee's knees. Then I decided to try to make them as an adult several years ago, but with a Halloween twist. Success! I've shared these with you guys a few times over the years, but every year I seem to come up with some small improvements and want to share them again. My kids absolutely love decorating and eating this, and they're ready in minutes. 

HHalloween English Muffin Pizzas

Halloween English Muffin Pizzas
Serves 6

6 english muffins, halved
2 cups shredded cheddar 
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 slice provolone  
1 cup pizza sauce  
black olives
green olives
green pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Placed halved english muffins cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each. Top five of the english muffins with cheese shreds. On the remaining muffin, top with strips of the cheese slice, to look like a mummy. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Create jack-o-lanterns, spiders, mummies, and monsters with the olives and peppers!

Halloween English Muffin Pizzas
Halloween English Muffin Pizzas
Halloween English Muffin Pizzas

These make a great after school snack or fun weekend lunch. Happy (early) Halloween!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Giveaway: $100 to Wild Yonder Botanicals

Wild Yonder Botanicals
This post is in partnership with Wild Yonder Botanicals.

If you've been reading here for long enough, you probably know that for many years (and up until late 2014 when I started focusing on Bubby and Bean exclusively), I owned and was the head designer for an eco-friendly clothing line called Mountains of the Moon. During that time, I got to meet (both in person and virtually) many other wonderful people and brands who were committed to making quality products that were also natural and sustainable. One of these people was Kat from Wild Yonder Botanicals

Wild Yonder Botanicals is a line of plant-based, handcrafted bath and body items that, in Kat's words,  create an offering of self care botanical immersion. (I love this!) From oils and aromas to bath soaks to body washes to candles and more, their products contain pure, nature-based ingredients without any synthetics, fillers, parabens or other artificial yuckiness. Their goods are the real deal - highest quality, luxurious, and made with love and care with the utmost respect for the earth. Wild Yonder Botanicals are also 1% for the Planet members (so great!).  And they've been featured in all sorts of well-known publications, including the New York Times, GQ, Allure, Vogue Japan, and Men's Journal.

When Kat asked if I wanted to team up on a special giveaway where one of you would get to spend $100 on Wild Yonder Botanicals goodies, I was honored. I truly stand by this brand and their products, and am thrilled to offer you guys a chance to win some of them! (Scroll down to enter.)
Wild Yonder Botanicals
Wild Yonder Botanicals
Wild Yonder Botanicals

Use the form below, and/or do the easy entry on on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway will run through the end of this week, Sunday October 3, 2021. It is open to Bubby and Bean readers in the U.S. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here early in the week of October 4, 2021.

Wild Yonder Botanicals Grateful Dead
Wild Yonder Botanicals Grateful Dead

As the holiday season approaches and you're shopping for gifts for loved ones, I can't recommend Wild Yonder Botanicals enough. I already have several things on my list, especially from their Grateful Dead line (my all time favorite band). They're actually the first officially licensed line of body care for The Grateful Dead TM. Isn't that dope?

Thank you again to our friends at Wild Yonder Botanicals for making such incredible products and also generously giving the Bubby and Bean family a chance to own some of their goodies. 

Before I go, I want to to share something that Kat said when I asked her to tell me more about their work process: "We approach our work with a joyfulness, aware we are part of a gathering of collected wisdom passed down through humanity. Prior to time recorded, people have been weaved, inseparably, with plants for healing, self care and love. We honor the work we get to do." It honestly gives me chills. Keep doing great things, Kat and co! (You can also follow along with the Wild Yonder family adventures on their Instagram.)

UPDATE: All entries were tallied here and on our Instagram account and combined in a spreadsheet. The winner chosen through is Jen DeHuff (@jendahuff). Thank you for entering!



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Autumn Home Refresh

12 items to refresh your home for fall
1. Candle 2-Pack, $5.99   |   2. Small Braided Basket, $12.99   |   3. Tall Black Candlestick, $12.99  |  4.  Dark Camel Cotton Throw, $49.99  |   5. Olive + Sage Scented Candle, $5.99   |  6. Stoneware Pot Candle, $12.99   |  7. Large Stoneware Vase, $34.99   |   8. Jute Oval Doormat, $29.99   |   9. Velvet Cushion Cover, $9.99   |   10. Glass Tea Light Holder, $29.99   |   11. Olive Cushion Cover, $3.99   |  12. Round Placements, $5.99

I wait until exactly the first official day of fall each year before I will give up summer, and here we are my friends. I'm going to be adding a few fall touches to our house this weekend (I told the kids we had to wait for the Halloween decorations until October 1st though; I'm a mean mom), and wanted to share a few fun finds. I'm all about the subtle seasonal changes when it comes to decor, so I mainly look for deeper colors and more autumn-like texture when switching things out.

All of these items are under $50 too, which is a bonus. Happy fall!


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