How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading

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The festive day where creativity and imagination run free, Halloween is one of our family’s all-time favorites!  It’s so much fun to dress up as your favorite characters, spend the evening with friends and family and of course, indulge in a little trick or treating, too.  Thanks to Oriental Trading, we’re having a great time theming our Halloween activities with “Voodoo and Blues” in true Blues Brothers style!

How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading
There’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got an empty Halloween bag, half a pack of gum, it’s light out, and we’re wearing sunglasses…

Picking a theme for your Halloween is as simple as deciding what you will center your celebration around.  Ideas for Halloween themes may be inspired by a things like:

  • a favorite movie
  • a favorite character
  • traditional Halloween icons (like pumpkins, black cats, witches, etc.)
  • color combinations
  • or anything that sparks your imagination!

My sons wanted to go as the Blues Brothers this Halloween (and I must say they definitely have the “look” for it already,) so we thought it would be fun to not only develop their costumes but to use that as the inspiration for our Halloween party activities and even for their classroom treats.

How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading

Once we have our theme in place, I normally head to the one-stop-shopping place I rely on to have everything I want for any themed party – Oriental Trading.  With thousands of party options to choose from and a huge treasure trove of Halloween items (including over 400 new Halloween items that have just been added,) I know I’m going to find what I need.  And better yet, I’m going to find what I need for a price that doesn’t break my Halloween budget!

From Halloween crafts and DIY to party decoration, outdoor decoration, costumes, candy and favors, Oriental Trading has your celebration needs covered.  Finding everything is easy via their extensive navigation menu, but I also typed in words like “blues,” “sunglasses” and “harmonica” into the search bar to quickly find the options I needed for my sons’ costumes.

How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading

For their Blues Brothers costume, I chose:

  • Black Nomad Sunglasses (available by the dozen, it makes the perfect party favor or classroom treat, too!)
  • Festive Harmonica (every “blues” man needs one!)
  • Mustache and Sideburns Kits (complete with a color for everyone and reusable – a great option if you have several days worth of Halloween activities to attend.)
  • Adult Black Fedora Hats (available by the dozen, they also make great party favors or are perfect if you are putting the whole Blues Brothers band back together!)
  • black suits, white shirts and black ties – items that we already had in our closets or easily picked up from our local thrift shop to complete the look

For the party bags and/or classroom treats, the Small Apothecary Drawstring Bags had just the right “voodoo” vibe (think Blues Brothers 2000.)  Filled with a “zombie” green candy and a set of shades, they are a the perfect treat for a blues man to gift to friends.

And of course no trick-or-treat costume is complete without a bag for treats! I opted to go with the Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Totes as I like that the nice, bright glow-in-the-dark designs can be easily seen on Halloween night.

How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading

After pulling your theme together, the real magic of Halloween is to sit back and watch how much fun your kids have pretending to be their favorite characters and enjoying all the simple touches that make their festivities so special.  I hope you find some inspiration in our ideas.  These are the moments that build memories to last a lifetime.  Be sure to enjoy them!

How will you theme your Halloween this year?

 

How Will You Theme Your Halloween? #OrientalTrading

 


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    • October 13, 2015
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    That’s such a great giveaway- I love oriental trading!! And I love how you recommend setting a theme and then finding ways to incorporate it with the details!

    • Alli Rutherford Smith
    • October 13, 2015
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    I just received a large box from Oriental Trading to help decorate my trunk for Trunk or Treat. I’ve relied on that company for years to help with all my decorating needs and they’ve never let me down. Love the Blues Brothers costumes!

    • Jaime Nicole
    • October 13, 2015
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    Oriental Trading is the best place to get items for a themed party! I used them all the time when I was a teacher.

    • carol
    • October 13, 2015
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    I love a good giveaway. Making Halloween costumes yourself is fun. The Blues Brothers look great.

    • Savannah miller
    • October 13, 2015
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    I wish we could have a theme! My boys are so different though my youngest wants to be Iron Man and my oldest wants to be a ghost buster. And we are taking my dog as Yoda lol no theme for us just wackiness

    • YellowTennessee
    • October 13, 2015
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    Oh, those are some great costumes. Perfect for boys who are too old for other costumes. And this is a great giveaway.

    • Liz Mays
    • October 13, 2015
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    I need to pick up some Halloween supplies there too. I’m loving the Blues Brothers costumes. They’re spot on!

    • lisa @bitesforbabies
    • October 13, 2015
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    Now those are unique costumes!! I love how they have nothing to do with famous artists nowadays!

    • queenofthelandoftwigsnberries
    • October 13, 2015
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    I always use Oriental Trading when we throw our annual pumpkin carving party–so many great things at affordable prices. Love the Blues Brothers costume–a Chicago classic!

    • Mistee Dawn
    • October 13, 2015
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    Oriental Trading always has the best stuff. I think we are just gonna go with Black and orange this year!

    • mariamichelle117
    • October 14, 2015
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    Oriental trading has some of the nicest and best priced party items I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much for telling us about their fantastic giveaway.

    • michele d
    • October 14, 2015
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    What fun costumes! I shop at Oriental Trading as well. Love how I can buy in bulk. Makes it so much easier when you have a large group to buy for.

    • Bonnie @wemake7
    • October 14, 2015
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    What an awesome giveaway! My kiddos are excited for Halloween too.

    • Shanéy Maharaj
    • October 14, 2015
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    Kid you not I actually got a bag like that lol someone gifted it to my daughter. Love the costumes.

    • rosemary palmer
    • October 15, 2015
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    I love it when people still make Halloween fun. So many places have banned it, but then again, they are banning a lot of things, and usually not for the good. I used to buy a lot from OT when my son was young.

    • dawn
    • October 15, 2015
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    omggg the blues brothers. Super old school. this was and still is one of my favorite movies. I love aretha franklins part..lol. #awesomememories.

    • Claire
    • October 15, 2015
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    I love Halloween themed! This year I guess ours will be Peppa Pig Since our 18 month old is obsessed!

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