Between the decorating, entertaining and costuming, even the Type-A parents of the world can get a little overwhelmed by all of the many festivities involved with Halloween. Whether you acknowledge your lazy tendencies, know you need some help due to a packed schedule, or simply follow the work smarter not harder principal to parenting, Halloween shortcuts are always welcome. Thank us later.
Done. It truly doesn’t get any easier than this (OK, maybe the parents are loving this more than the kids, you can definitely rock this mask at the creepy office party). The fact that Emoji Masks hit so perfectly on a pop culture trend and will make everyone laugh at the same time, makes this effortless costume simply brilliant. Are you brave enough to dawn the poop mask or is laughing tears more your style? Just $7.99 each or change your mask with your mood and get all 15 masks in the collection for $69.99.
Hallelujah is all we can say about Halloween decorating with GoodHangups! Quickly and easily hang Halloween decorations without putting holes in your wall, battling with tape, damaging surfaces with said tape, or wrestling with removable hangers. GoodHangups’ magic comes from their patent pending MagnaStickers that stick to your hanging surface and are easily removable and reusable. Turn any surface into an instant magnet board – great on concrete, brick, wood, walls, glass, doors and more! Available at Papersource stores across the US, QVC. Starting at $14.99.
ENTERTAINING THE KIDS
Call it piñata 2.0 – easy to fill and refill, reusable (reusable!), children of all ages can play without assistance (without assistance!), and no chance of anyone getting bonked with a stick (no Urgent Care visits on Halloween!). Instead of smashing a cute creature to smithereens, the kids take turns pulling keys until someone finds the Magic Key. Once the Magic Key is pulled, the Goodie Gusher will release a wide shower of party treats. Refill Goodie Gusher with treats and prizes and play it again. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Available at Walmart for $20.
ENTERTAINING THE GROWNUPS
Magnetic Spooky Halloween charms that quickly and easily help you identify your bevvie. Boom. Just like that, you’re both in theme and in the know where your adult beverage is concerned. Magnets attach through any glass cup and are very strong so there is no movement – they work on the ever popular solo cup, too. The Spooky Halloween set of 12 is available for $26.99, other sets range from $15.99 to $27.99.
SIMPLE SNACK MOM
Go ahead and sign up to bring a treat to the class Halloween party. Not only are you going to bring something all the kids will love, parents will love that they’re healthy, and you’ll love that you didn’t have to take the time to bake them yourself. Bakeovers’ One Smart Cookies are “makeovers” of the traditional cookie to make them tastier, more nutritious, and free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, egg, and soy. Available in Chocolate Chip, Apple Pie, Oatmeal Raisin and Blueberry flavors, Bakeovers can be found at Whole Foods as well as online at bakeovers.com.