October 31, 2014

5 Friday Favorites: My Favorite Things About Halloween {via gifs!}

I didn't think I would post today, but I'm in the Halloween spirit so I'm linking up with the Friday Five hosted by Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar.  I got in a chilly 10K run this AM and even spotted a few dogs already in costume-SO cute. 

I'm really excited to dress up as Wonder Woman, my spirit animal tonight and to have a few pumpkin beers, some candy, and have fun!

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1.  Dressing up, obviously. I really like getting into dressing up and looking ridiculous in public because it's fun. People get silly and creative and most of it is all in good fun. Minus all the weird, super sexy costumes. I still really can't get over the Sexy Olaf costume
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My favorite costumes which I coordinated with my boyfriend from the past few years include Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat & The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes and a zombie nurse. 
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2. A close second is the candy.  It's literally a holiday where you walk around and get free candy. Amazing. Even if in my mid-twenties and eat a bunch of the candy I bought for trick or treaters before Halloween, I still am snagging a couple Reese's Cups and popping a few more in the freezer for later on Halloween. 

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3. Especially candy corn. Even though it's kinda weird and pure sugar, it's addictive. 
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Check out the history of candy corn here-I found it very interesting! 


4. Pumpkin everything. I'm not trying to give a basic girl answer and be like OMG PSLs and pumpkin everything (see all basic Fall girl activities here, haha).

 I've been pretty chill about it lately mostly because it's gotten a bit overboard. I just like carving pumpkins, pumpkin spice coffee (check out my recipe here), and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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5. Hocus Pocus. A Halloween classic. 
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What is your favorite part about Halloween? Are you dressing up this year? Do you have a favorite scary movie?


22 comments:

  1. Oh, Lauren! Curious George is my favorite! That was a great couple costume idea and y'all look so cute! Thank you for sharing the candy corn history...except that now I want some. Like right now. I hope you have a super-fun Halloween and a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much-I love Curious George too!

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  2. Candy Corn and Charlie brown is my favorite! Happy Halloween!

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  3. I absolutely love Halloween because my kids are ridiculously excited about it and our neighborhood does it up BIG! I can't wait to hit the streets tonight and get some candy!! :-)) And that curious George costume? The best!!!

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    1. That's awesome! My neighborhood was always big on trick or treating too growing up!

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  4. I love your Curious George costume! Peanuts and Hocus Pocus are my top two Halloween flicks, can't wait to watch them tonight!

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    1. Thanks so much! I watched Hocus Pocus again this weekend :)

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  5. I love Hocus Pocus! And thanks for sharing the history of candy corn!

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    1. Your welcome-I thought it was interesting since it's a strange little candy!

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  6. I have never seen Hocus Pocus. I blame overactive imagination and fear of black magic.

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    1. It was a bit scary when I was younger but now I can laugh at it and all the awful 90s clothing.

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  7. I love candy corn - favorite childhood candy. Hocus Pocus is a good one too. Great couples costumes.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love candy corn too!

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  8. My sister and I were just saying it how we never saw Hocus Pocus. Maybe we will watch that tonight. -L

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    1. Ah you should definitely check it out-it's great!

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    1. Ah I didn't have time to carve my pumpkin so I think I'm doing it belated this week!

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  10. I dressed up as Wonder Woman this year too! It's so much fun to dress up even if I do wear the same costume every year. Love your zombie costume from last year. You looked awesome!

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    1. I saw!-it's because we are both awesome, clearly.

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  11. OMG the Curious George costume is AMAZING!! We are big Curious George fans in this house...we may have to try this one!

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    1. Thanks! I was a huge fan when I was younger and got my boyfriend on board with the idea and it's still one of our fave costumes ever!

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