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Halloween Party Prep

No. 1 Blood Bag Reusable Drink Containers  /No. 2 Skull /No. 3 Smoke Machine  /No. 4 60″ Skeleton Cutout  / No. 5 Inflatable Spider / No. 6  Rubber Bats / No. 7 Candy! /

Fall was in the air in Toronto and now it’s back to feeling like Summer again. Which is terribly lovely –  as before we know it the temperature will drop, the winds will pick up and the weather starts becoming less and less pleasant (not to mention darker, and darker earlier and earlier in the days). One of our favourite holidays growing up was Halloween as my little brother Peter adored it – and still does. I’m loving it watching it through Oscar, and he’s asked that we host a Halloween party this year. I’m not sure if I’m up to it, but I started to look on for Halloween goodies and found some of these that have made their way into my cart. The smoke machine would be brilliant for on our porch or, in our garden should we host the party. The Rubber bats remind me of some similar ones I had as a child – and my beloved bat would hang out with my Barbies. So they are obviously in my shopping cart too. Do you host any Halloween Parties? Any suggestions? One Halloween party I recall my Mother gave us all toilet paper rolls and told us to make our teams into “Mummies”. It was hilarious and fun – so if (and that’s a strong “if”) we host a party, I’d for sure do the toilet paper. 😉

Here are some ideas gathered for hosting / celebrating Halloween! 

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In Business

Halloween Has Launched…

Halloween has launched over on The Penny Paper Co! I know it’s early for some shoppers, but since we now deal with wholesale (so selling to stores, not just consumers) our launching date for collections is way earlier so stores can shop and merchandise. Most companies like me, actually debit their Halloween / Fall WAY earlier, but I’m not that on the ball so … well. There’s that. But anyhow, if you’re a fan of Halloween (which my little brother Pete is) than you’ll be most excited to see the line! One of my favourites …. the new acrylic keychains. AH-MA-ZING.

In Halloween

halloween 2015

Oscar had two costumes last night for Halloween, a Robot and a Superhero. He was SO proud of that Robot costume that we made together – It had working lights AND had a sound machine in the inside – so he could make robot noises. 😉 The robot costume was too epic to not get some video of, so I made a little video for our own family, but cut it down in length for here, on the site. Hope you all had a lovely Halloween! xo Linds

In Halloween

police officer no. 4


Blue CardiganPolice Hat / Tickets (Free Download)  / Ticket Alternative / Police Badge /
Police Whistle / Aviators (dollar store) / Play Handcuffs
Oscar has never really been one to dress up for Halloween so I’ve always resisted investing too much time and money in a particular costume, for fear that (a) come Halloween he won’t wear it and (b) he’ll decide last minute on something else. This year, as an example – he’s told his class he is going to be A Ghost, The Easter Bunny, A Marshmallow, and well, I’m sure a ton of other things. I took him to Party City and they had a wall of pictures of costumes, which I think helped him visualize what he wanted and he picked out the Police Office costume.

Obviously, as luck would have it – when you’re picking a costume the week before Halloween, the police officer costume was sold out. So we did a little improvising and in the end I’m happier with our makeshift costume because it’s less stress on him to “dress up”. I picked up individual pieces to put together his costume, but the part that makes it ridiculously fun for him – is the act of handing out tickets to people. (He told me he’s giving me a ticket because I was brushing my teeth while driving. I have never, ever brushed my teeth while driving so I’m not sure where that came from, but he deemed it unsafe, and, I tend to agree)


I made him up his own note pad of tickets to rip off tickets to hand out to people – which for him, is what he’s most excited about. You can either buy a roll of tickets from the dollar store or, print off some of the ones I designed. 

He already has a blue cardigan but you can find one at Old Navy / The Gap and use it after Halloween too. The only thing I’m debating are the handcuffs I bought. I have images of me being handcuffed to the couch and my child running free. So, yeah, those may go back.

Anyhow, so simple, but I thought as other Moms and Dads may be freaking out the days leading up to Halloween, this costume may be easy to put together by finding each item at your local party store.

xo Linds