Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trick or Treat, Let's have a Giveaway!

The air is cooling, the leaves are turning and the pumpkins are making their way from the patches to our doorsteps. Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love all that fall brings; the rich colors, the savory scents, and the brisk autumn air. As a child I loved dressing up for Halloween and always looked forward to my mom's handmade costumes.

I know my sister (the bride) and I (the nurse) would have loved a personalized treat bag to carry on Halloween night to stash all our loot!

I can't decide which is my favorite; the Black and Orange Bucket Totes, The Spooktacular Eco Totes, or the Classic Black Trick or Treat Tote but one thing is for sure--whether your passing out candy in the front yard or sending your little one off to Trick or Treat they will hold some serious candy!

Since Halloween is right around the corner and we had 60 degree weather here in the Midwest today, I'm feeling like giving away a Classic Black "Trick or Treat" Halloween Tote! Leave a comment with your favorite costume you wore as a kid and I'll draw a winner on Friday.

83 comments:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

such cute stuff!

i dressed up as grapes one year. i wore a green leotard, green tights, and my mom made stems using a headband and pipe cleaners and green felt leaves. they blew up balloons and stapled them all over my leotard. ridiculous! :)

Monogrammed Teacher said...

I dressed up as Minnie Mouse. My mom made the red and white polka dot dress and I wore my ears that I have gotten earlier that year from Disney!

I LOVE THE HALLOWEEN STUFF!!

Ashley Waldrop said...

Very cute bags!
My favorite halloween costume was when I dressed up as a deer with an arrow going through me. I wore a brown sweat suit and painted my belly white. I then had an arrow that was cut in half. We wrapped a coat hanger around my belly and attached both ends of the arrow to it so it looked like it was really going through me. The coat hanger was under my shirt and we cut holes in the shirt to pull the arrow through. It was a really neat costume. I looked just like a shot deer =)

Jesslee said...

cute photo, my mom is also a great seamstress who made all my pageant dresses and costumes. one of my favorite photos is of me in my poodle skirt costume. i wore a black and white stripe leotard with a hot pink skirt with poodle of course, white bobby socks and black and white saddle shoes, my hair was in a side pony tail and I wore a white scarf tied around my neck- love this idea and all your bags are too cute! Thanks for the memory.

The Pink Owl said...

When I was 4 my mom dressed me and her little brother(he was 15) up as members from KISS! I know...classy right? The face paint was perfect and we wore KISS tee-shirts and tight black jeans. It was and still is my favorite Halloween costume ever!

Gracie Beth said...

I dressed up as Scarlett O'Hara as a kid and that has got to by my favorite costume! I wore a ridiculous old red bridesmaid's dress and my mom did my hair and I went around saying things "Well I do declare."

Jill said...

I love the picture of you and your sister. Y'all are so cute!

One year I dressed as "I Dream of Jeannie." I was upset b/c my mom wouldn't let me wear the crop top. :)

Muffy said...

My favorite outfit was when I was a "BRIDE"! I won the school contest that year too!

Wearing Mascara said...

Love your post and picture! Great idea for a giveaway!

My favorite costume would have to be a "scary clown". At the time, I thought I was being very creative!

Alison said...

Please enter me in the Trick or Treat tote giveaway. My favorite costume growing up was being Cookie Monster!

Thanks...

Rhea said...

That photo of you and your sister is ADORABLE!! I love it!

I was Annie one year. Some kind of pink fairy one year. And, one year, I was Super Rhea. I had a red cape with a big R on it. I was trying to find a picture of it for my superhero post today, but no luck.

Awesome giveaway!

NMB said...

Love the picture!!

THANK U for my little package today!!! LOVE them...oh how will I pick! I'm thinking about making desk art with the others by adding it to the glass of a picture frame. Thanks again!!

p.s. My FAVE costume was Raggedy Ann!! My Grandma made my red wigg by hand out of yarn. She is so talented. Wish I had a picture to share.

The Harmon's said...

I loved my tweety bird costume so much I was tweety for 2 years in a row. My favorites is the black and orange bucket.

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

How fun!!! I would have loved this as a kid as well!!!!!!
My favorite costume as a child was Raggedy Ann with a red mop wig!! Very cute!!
THANKS!!!!!

Beaufort Belle said...

Precious Halloween fare!

My favorite costume, I actually made and it was a blue mailbox. It even had a slot on the front that you opened with a bag hooked to the back that you dropped my candy and treats in. Quite the forshadow as I married a letter carrier.

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

I was a smore one year, and I loved it. I felt very fall... I even had the marsmellow fork poking out of my marshmellow in the costume (i was the marshmellow, it came out of my head)... needless to say the pictures are delicious. haha.

Old Friends and New Shoes said...

Fabulous giveaway!

My favorite costume when I was little (and I would still be this every year if i=I could) was a CUPCAKE!! My mom cut a laundry basket to give it holes for my head and arms and covered it with foil. She then glued cotton fill to the top of it and my sweatshirt. My little hat was the cherry and I was covered in glittery sprinkles. FABULOUS RIGHT??!!

Jen said...

My favorite costume as a kid was a ghost. I don't know why but I loved dressing up in the old sheet with holes cut out for eyes.

BTW, I have a post coming up soon with the decal on the van. I LOVE it. Thanks again.

Jonathan and Whitney Rich said...

Wow, there are so many! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays...maybe it's the candy! My favorite costume was a "punk rocker." It was the cool thing to do in the 80's. I sprayed purple dye in my hair, wore a long ESPIRIT sweater over leggings and lots of bangled bracelets. I thought I was the coolest. My baby will be 16 months old at Halloween - is that too young to take trick or treating? I love it so much!

Anna said...

hmmmm...i was definitely one of the spartan cheerleaders for a party on college :) does that count?

Jo-Jo said...

Oh! I have found a give away I REALLY want to win! My b-day is Halloween so like every year was my favorite! But I dressed as Olivia Newton John one year...I think that was my fave!

EJ & Roo said...

cute bags!!
my favorite costume was when i was a bride! :)

flip flops and pearls said...

Love the black bag!!
I was a MUMMY one year...lol...it took my mother FOREVER to use all that gauze to wrap my body!!

When I was in college I was a {{{gasp}}} Pregnant Nun! (I know....I have changed though, promise!teehee)

CarolinaGirl said...

Those are just precious! My favorite costume was the good witch from Wizard of Oz. My mom bought me a long beautiful light pink dress,real tiara and I also had a wand! I felt like a true princess, just like every girl should :)

Michelle said...

Great bags! My favorite costume was the year I dressed up as an M&M!

Elizabeth said...

I was a pumpkin one year. Wore one of those pumpkin leaf bags filled with balloons that kept popping out of the bag. And to add to the costume, I had my winter coat underneath it all! Nothing like a snowy Halloween in the Midwest!

Kappa Prep said...

These are just darling! However, as I said last time please do not enter me as I already won. I just wanted to leave you a little note saying how much I enjoy your items!

PS- If you are ever up in MPLS there is a wonderful Paper Source in Uptown you will have to check out!

Jules said...

I love your stuff!

I was Raggedy Ann one year too.

Rachel said...

Love the photo! Classic!

I think for the little ones I like the smaller buckets. Super cute.

For an older child, the totes are perfect for collecting masses of loot.

michelle @ sweet mady's said...

Oh I love those bags! I just did a post about halloween bags and now wish these would have been included. I will get a post up about your giveaway today {hopefully!}.

LyndsAU said...

Love the giveaway :) Great prize :)
When I was 8 I dressed up as a Black-eyed P. It was hilarious. Back then it was pretty original but I see more of them today! I thought I was something back then :) ha!

Catholic Runner said...

I was Martha Washington one year. DOn't ask. But I loved the big hooped dress.

momto2monkeys said...

I would have to say a witch. Don't see as many witches nowadays. Guess people don't feel it's PC to dress your kid like a witch. :)

brooke said...

you and katie look so cute in your costumes!

i was a california raisin for halloween in the second grade - what was my mother thinking?

Hillcrest Acres said...

Like you, my Mom made a lot of my halloween costumes. I never really wanted something off the rack. My most memorable costumes were a gypsy and Wonder Woman.

Keri said...

Love the picture of you and Kate...so cute!
My friends and I dressed up as a few of the 101 dalmations and we had a Cruella too!

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

How sweet is the little you and sister! Thank you for featuring me...you're a doll!

The Golf Widow said...

Great totes!
One year I was Madonna. Well, "G" Madonna. My parents did not approve of her skimpy style. Having daughters now myself, I'm glad it's Hannah Montana not the Material Girl.

Jackie said...

Aww your picture is so cute!

For Halloween one year my friends and I dressed up as crayons, wearing homemade costumes my grandma had made for my mom and her sisters years ago. They were still in great shape and it was a cute way to have a group dress alike!

Love the black tote :)

Preppy Mama said...

OMG!! That picture is precious!!! How cute!! I miss my mom's homemade costumes!!

A Belle and her Beau said...

my favorite halloween costume was in 5th grade for a ballroom dance and I was a present! My mom got a box and wrapped it up like a big present and put a big gold bow around me! I will have to find a pic and post it!

Kristie Ballew Pilgrim said...

My mother made me clown costume one year. I thought it was so much nicer than the plastic costumes(which is what my floks could afford). Now that I am Mother I totally appreciate her hard work! I should tell her that. I love the pic of you and your sister. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I love Halloween!

Kristy said...

My favorite costume was as a punk rocker. I'm really a product of the 80's! The only problem was that my blonde hair had a blue tinge for about a week after! Love the Halloween bags!

The LaVecchia's said...

We never had real "costumes"...just a big box of dress up clothes that we could put together to be whoever we wanted. My favorite was the year when I was around 6, so my brother was 10 and he dressed up as our preacher and I dressed up as the preacher's wife. I had a blonde wig just like her and my mom did my makeup!

Angie said...

My mom made me a yellow M and M costume one year, I loved it and won first place in our towns costume contest!

I love your halloween bags, they are adorable!!

jenniferadams said...

my FAVORITE costume as a child was home-made. My grandmother helped me with it. :) I dressed up as "an old lady." I'm not sure where we found the curly (real) wig, but I wore an old lady dress, the curly wig, and the sponge curlers in my hair. Knee high stocking socks with old lady shoes. Oh, and the brightest uglyiest pink cheek makeup.
I WISH we had a picture, but my family wasn't big into pictures like me.
HAPPY FALL!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

My favorite was a cat...nothing overly exciting, but I enjoyed it!!!

Busy Mom said...

My grandmother made a red silk dress and it had a feather boa to go with it so I was a floozy! Although it was so bitter cold I had to wear my down North Face jacket over it!! I guess God was trying to tell me something!! Anyhow... it is a fun memory!!

Tricks or tReatS, busy mom

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love the nurse outfit!! you look cute!!

Stephanie said...

I loved my Raggedy Ann costume! I had one of those over sized Raggedy Ann dolls and I used her clothes and my mom had a yarn wig made for me. Thought I was too cool for school!

I love your products! Happy Halloween!

Preppy 101 said...

You and your sister are so precious!!

Audrey said...

adorable stuff! I dressed up as a black cat when I was little and it was too cute! I had on a black leotard, the tail pinned to my bottom, the ears and of course , the the whiskers! The funny thing was you could see my white panties hanging out of the sides of my leotard! It really made a cute picture! By the way, Sweet Mady's sent me here!

Apricot Tree said...

I think the year I remember the most would have to be when my mom let us pick our own costumes, and we went through our dressup trunk, and I ended up a rollerskating cheerleader. What fun I had! :)

The Promoted Princess said...

My all time favorite costume was when I dressed up as a hunter, I had even painted on a full beard and mustache. Funny thing is I met my future husband for the first time that night while I was dressed up. He swears he could tell how cute I was under all the facial hair and camo!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

A witch for sure. It was a handmade witch costume that my mom made and it was perfect!

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

My favorite....well, it is a tie. Both were hand-made with lots of love by my mom. First I was a butterfly...navy blue leotard with wings and a loverly pipe-cleaner design....the other one..Statue of Liberty. Papier Mache torch :)

Preppy Mama sent me :)
Danielle@extraordinarymommy.com

Lynsey and Brian said...

I dressed up as Strawberry Shortcake and my brother dressed up as ET. Homemade costumes. We made the first page of our city paper. I still have the picture framed to this day. Such good memories.

Cute stuff! Great idea for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

Cute bags!

I think my fave costume as a kid would have to be a witch... I had a long black wig and broomstick to boot! This was my first "store-bought" costume... I had been in ballet and I would wear my recital costumes as Halloween costumes each year! I've been a chickadee, a dove, an angel, and a carousel pony!

boo.mama said...

Thanks for the comment. Love your Halloween bags! Will check back soon!

ko said...

I love the classic black TRICK OR TREAT tote!! So cute!! I think I'm gonna get one for my becca b if I DONT WIN...I REALLY WANNA WIN THOUGH!!!!!
love your blog!
kyley

Randall said...

Darling! My favorite costume was when I went as Laura from Little House on the Prairie... my mom made the full dress complete with bonnet!

Kelly said...

My favorite costume as a child was when my sister and I dressed up like turtles. Our mom made the costume for us out of paper mache. It made for some fun/funny pictures!

5 Boys And Me said...

OK My favorite costumes were the ones my mom made by hand - I think the most favorite was a classic witch costume that all 3 of us wore!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Thanks for the visit! Cute picture & too cute bags!

One year, my mother made me a Hersery's Kiss costume! I'm wondering now if we still have it. My Sassy would love it! Wish I could find a picture to post!!

AmyDean said...

My favorite was the bumble bee outfit. Back when I was a child though, the leotards didn't have snap closures. My mother bought me a yellow leotard and put black electrical tap around me for my strips after I had it on - only problem was I couldn't take it off with the tap around me to use the little girls room!

The Chic Chauffeur said...

My favorite costume was as a bride. Isn't that a cliche?

The pictures that crack me up the most though, are of my brother and I as hobos. Did anyone else's mom do this? The ultimate in cheap-home-made costumes! I suggested it one year to my kids, and my oldest son was horrified.... Mom??? You want us to dress like we are homeless??? That is SO not funny. *sigh*

Pink Flamingo said...

Super cute!

I got talked into and believe I was dressing up as a harmless chicken...however, I now know that I was dressed up as Chicken Little because when little I was somewhat of a hypochondriac!

Kally said...

Cute pic of you and your sister.

I love the classic black bag. You can never go wrong with black EVAH!

My favorite costume was when I was a punk rocker. Yep the 80s, gotta love em. My bestie and I sprayed our hair neon pink, wore leggings, lace fingerless gloves and tons of awful costume jewelry. We looked terrible and we loved it. I still smile when I think about it.

Kelly said...

I actually have two. One of my favorites was when I dressed up as Smurfette. I had blue stockings, the white dress and even a white hat. I alsoo painted my face blue! I was about 7. My second favorite was Lucy Little. She was a character on a cartoon from the
80's. I had the pink overalls with the oversized button as well as a tail!

Rory said...

I was a flapper like 4 times, so I guess that would have to be my favorite. My sister was a nun...I always wish I got to wear that costume, but she was younger and it wouldn't fit me.

Stephanie said...

I was totally the virgin mary one year. Blue dress, white head scarf and all!

reginaverneuille said...

I went as an old woman many years ago....stuffed my bra with moth balls....LORD DID I STINK!!!

Daphne sent me to your site-

reginaverneuille@aol.com

My name is Diana. said...

When I was three years old, my mom fashioned a bunny costume out of a long sleeve white shirt, some cute little white pantaloons, some felt and some cotton. It was adorable. I even won $1 for "cutest kid".

Monogrammed Teacher said...

Go check out my blog! You have something waiting for you there!

Claire said...

I just discovered your blog through lamp tramp. I love all the goodies on your website...so creative and pretty.

I definitely have to order a Halloween bag for my son. Maybe the skull and crossbones...

life with the wisners said...

i was little orphan annie. i rocked that costume. my brother was ronald reagan that year.

Belle in Bloom said...

I love those bags! Too cute.

I didn't trick or treat when I was little. We moved around too much, so I make a big deal out of it for my boys. My favorite costume of theirs is a "Woody" costume I made for my youngest. He looked like such a doll. His big brother was "Buzz". I didn't make that one. Disney did. ha.
Have a great day!
~Belle

Kat said...

Is it too late to enter?? But somehow I doubt the fashionably late will win.

My favorite costume as a kid was when I decided to be the wicked witch of the West. And my mother, who is just as uncrafty as I am, decided that adding green food coloring to her foundation make up would work. I wish I could recall how green my face was...

This is why I buy costumes.

nljc said...

Hey Sarah - I love all the fun stuff on here! I HAD to comment on this one! My favorite costume was a skeleton! Sick huh?

Kelly said...

I know it's cliche, but my favorite costume was being a princess. I really loved that tiara and I wish I could wear one now, of course it wouldn't look nearly as cute on a 23 year old, but still...

Katie D said...

I love love love the Halloween tote!
So here's mine:
My absolute FAVORITE costume as a kid was in 3rd grade. I was a -wait for it- zombie ballerina, with a broken ankle! I wore my favorite purple tutu (I wish I still had pictures of that Halloween, but still have some of the tutu) and wore some gory make-up. Since I already had a broken ankle, my lovely hot-pink cast completed my look! I was Fa-BOO-lous! Thanks for bringing back some great MUMMY-ries (I know, I'm a dork, but I can't resist Halloween, and Preppy Mama sent me)!

9405018--Pat said...

Love your post!!!!!
great idea.......love your tote giveaway, please sign me up thanks...Pat H

pattygary@kc.rr.com

Meg said...

My favorite costume was when my best friend and I dressed up like Punky Brewster (tv show in the 80's). We put our hair in pigtails with different colored bows and wore mismatched clothes. We loved that show!