Have a fa-boo-Lou’s time!
Where can you go to see Batman and Robin, ballerinas and even little Red Robin Hood; where they smiles would melt your heart away? At a Halloween Spooktacular!
Lyss Stern, Founder and President of Divalysscious Moms and her staff every year hold a terrific Divalysscious Moms Halloween Spooktacular party!
A party where Moms can come for a couple of hours and have their adorable children just be children and have FUN!
This year marks her 10th year and the spooky event was held at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC on 60th street!
If you haven’t been at Dylan’s Candy Store, as soon as you enter you are completely mesmerized by all the candy everywhere!
I was so amazed, so I know the children attending the party were definitely extra excited. The party was being held upstairs and by the time I hit the last stair – you could hear the live entertainment and children just laughing with joy!
The live entertainment, The Little Maestros played happy tunes and even a parent’s favorite “Ghostbusters!” You know the song! “Who you gonna call?, Ghostbusters!” by Ray Parker Jr.!
There was coloring, raffle prizes, candy, trick-or-treat bags and a light food menu available for all. The children were dancing, jumping and singing; some were even crying…just for a moment! Famed photographer, Heidi Green was also there; capturing beautiful photos of the entire event to be made readily available for those interested.
You just couldn’t help smiling, for it was a happy time! The time went by so quickly! Although my family couldn’t attend the party, the pictures taken will make them definitely smile with envy!
I so love what Lyss Stern is doing! Not only is she giving Moms the opportunity to have a network to not only talk about their children, but also a way to also pay attention to themselves. Moms are in charge of so many things, so it’s so wonderful to have a network to go to for ideas, support and fun; all while still aiming to be FABULYSS! THANK YOU LYSS!!!
Leaving the event, I parted with a wonderful goody bag which included Robeez shoes, HelloFresh and fun Mom stuff! As if that were not enough, I also did buy some more candy (I couldn’t resist) for I knew the trick-or-treaters that would be ringing my bell!
Oh boy, as I am writing this…Manolo is barking, the door bell is ringing…it starting! Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy!
Lyss Stern is the founder and president of Divalysscious Moms, divamoms.com/, the luxury lifestyle company which caters to New York’s well-heeled and trendsetting moms. Although the photos here are by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design, Heidi Green ‘s site is http://www.heidigreen.com/.
Right about now, you are getting the last of the items on your shopping list for the Halloween party you may be throwing this weekend or gearing up for next week.
I found these incredible looking cupcakes for the kids to either make or have while they are showing off their costumes!!
These ideas are from Gina Nalbone of Hamilton, NJ. Such a fun and whimsical idea for cupcakes! Break apart shredded wheat into hay-like pieces and pile the strands onto a frosted cupcake (try a pumpkin spice cupcake with maple frosting), then add a cluster of mini candy pumpkins.
While this one is my ultimate favorite! To make the evil witch’s legs, roll orange fondant into two 3-inch-long ropes. Mold small pieces of black fondant into shoes and press onto the legs. Place the legs on a plate and use black decorating gel to draw striped tights. Put a green-frosted cupcake upside down on top of the legs.
Don’t forget the infamous yummy-mummy cookies, click here! Share these ideas with your friends. Wishing you, your family a wonderful and safe Halloween! Happy Halloween!!!!
Photos courtesy of the Food Network®
The ordinary Halloween colors, really doesn’t have to be! How about having a centerpiece that matches your home decor! It’s simple, just go to your favorite craft store and buy the items that match your style! Like sequins, faux diamonds, leaves, flowers…whatever you want!
While you’re there get your pumpkins, all sizes and some craft paint. You will need about an hour to paint and style, but the finished product will be wonderful! So have a Happy Halloween with your style in mind!
photo by HGTV
Can’t decide on a costume for Halloween or you want to create your own style???? I’m still debating! 🙂
Here’s a great YouTube video on how to make your face for Halloween. It does not have to be a sugar skull, you can use the same steps to be a Geisha girl, a ghost, an angel or Frankenstein… anything you can think of!!!
This would be such great fun for the kids, to make their own face and see what they come out with! Be creative!!!
Have a safe Halloween and enjoy that candy corn!!!!!! Oh, if you are in the New York area this month, visit Sleepy Hollow. See “What Ya Doing for Halloween?” for information on what’s going on there and a great MUMMY cookie recipe!
Hey, if you ever want to know about any other products or makeup ideas, Makeupgeek is one of my stops to find out about practically everything!
YouTube Video by MakeUpGeekTV, www.makeupgeek.com For your party checklist :http://www.halloween-online.com/party/halloween-party-planning-check-list.html
Whether it’s the mummy cookies <* see recipe below by Kelly, they are great>, the pumpkins laughing at you with a glow or the selection of a costume, like my 9 yr. old nephew being Spiderman; consecutively for 3 years now!!! Halloween is a whole lot of fun!
Is there a haunted house in your area or do you dress up your house like one? Do you play scary movies like, Halloween with Michael Myers, Beetle Juice or just being silly with your own videos? What’s your favorite candy of all time? <Reese’s peanut butter cup is mine>. Next to December’s Holiday season, Halloween comes in second for the most celebrated, decorated holiday; it’s the preparation and the pizzazz!
I am so looking forward to seeing the Halloween parade held in NYC! I know there will be so many Lady GaGa’s, Avatar Blue people, the infamous Sponge Bob(s) or Miss Piggy(s)!!!! Whatever you decide to do or be, make sure you have fun. I always think that Halloween is just for the kids, even though the grown-ups somehow seem to take over; completely! And teenagers, seem to want the eggs in the fridge; the whole carton with no intention of eating them!If you ever get a chance to come to NYC in the fall, around this time.. there is a place you must go! For those who are near, you have to experience it. Travel north of the city called Westchester County, to a town called Sleepy Hollow! The town of the Headless Horseman, you know the folk story! Talk about a Halloween celebration, I cannot describe how much fun is to be had by all! I’ve been a couple of times and I had a ball!
There’s the Horseman’s Hollow, which takes the tale of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to it’s darkest measures. For eight October evenings, historic Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls, and ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman himself!
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is 20 nights of family-friendly fun featuring more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O’Lanterns. And for those who are not familiar with the tale, Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!. Here is the website for more information; if interested in tickets or knowing more about the events. http://www.hudsonvalley.org/index.php.
Still haven’t decorated? You still have time, Target® has some great decorations with budget prices. Candy? Walmart® is great too. If you are baking, the local supermarkets usually have sales on the basic baking items.
Remember, as we get nearer to the 31st, all stores will want to move the Halloween items and if you want to buy for next year; these same items will be reduced 50 – 75% after the 31st!
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Enjoy!
Make your own Halloween face, click here!