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Celebrate Halloween With Sam’s Club!

I love Halloween!  It’s such a fun holiday, completely pointless and full of candy.  Adults get to have just as much fun as the kids since there is nothing to “believe” in and no age limit on dressing up.

This year, Sam’s Club wants to help you with your Halloween celebrating.

Sam’s has a website dedicated to all your Fall entertaining needs.  Everything from Oktoberfest to Halloween, and stuff in between.

Halloween Decorations

Omgosh, look at these adorable ceramic candy bowls!  I want need the pumpkin.  So cute!  Sam’s has great deals on filling the bowls with candy, too as well as other spooky decorations and costumes.

Halloween Food Ideas

The Fall Harvest website has super spooky Halloween food recipes, too.  Check out these little ghostly pizza’s made with English muffins and mozzarella cut out like ghosts?  Isn’t that clever?  I’m totally making these for my boys.

And check out these Jiggly Jack O’Lanterns, too.  I mean, what other holiday has such creative and fun food options?  These are made with oranges and Jello.  I wish I was so creative to think of this stuff on my own.  But I’m not, so I’m happy that Sam’s Club has a holiday website to tell me how to do these fun things.

All my boys love Halloween, but Anthony LOVES Halloween.  He’s a big prankster and he just loves all the spooky decorations and opportunities to “scare” people.  I’m going to be in trouble with this one!

Creative Halloween Costumes

Halloween would not be Halloween without costumes.  And I really miss the days when people made their own costumes with old junk out of their closets.  Today every child is wearing some commercialized piece of polyester costume that they buy in the store.  And these are so expensive!  It’s a lot more fun, and usually cheaper to make your own costumes.  Too bad my boys didn’t get the memo…they want to be Toad, Yoshi and Darth Maul, all because a catalog came in the mail and now their hearts are set.  *sigh*

But a few short years ago, before they developed their own opinion, we made their costumes. And it was my favorite Halloween with the boys I’ve ever had!

The Nathan and Gabriel were home made ghosts (white clothes and lots of tulle) and Anthony was a robot.  I even wrote about the process for making the robot costume.  It was such a fun Halloween and we got so many compliments on their creative costumes.  I was a proud momma.

Costume Contest!

Sam’s Club want’s to celebrate FUN and CREATIVE costumes by having a Costume Contest and you can win a Wii!

Dig out a picture of your favorite, most fun and most creative costume.  It can be one you, your child, or your spouse, past or present costumes.

On October 20th, I will choose my THREE favorite submissions to send on to Sam’s Club (finalists).  All of the Sam’s Club Community Bloggers are hosting the contest on their sites.  Each of us (10 bloggers) will send in our three favorites. Sam’s Club will then choose ONE Grand Prize winner from the blogger submissions to receive a very cool Wii Prize Bundle (including Wii System, Wii Fit Plus, Balance Board and Controller) Valued at $294.81.

Using the form below, upload your Halloween Costume photoImportant:  Be sure to name it so I know who’s picture belongs to who! THEN, you MUST leave a comment telling me which picture is yours so I can contact you if you are chosen as a finalist! If you don’t leave a comment, I can’t contact you and you will be disqualified.  I don’t want you to put your email on the picture submission because then it will be public…unless you don’t care about those things.

I will choose my three favorites on October 20th.  Grand Prize winner will be announced by Sam’s Club on October 31st.

Terms and Conditions:

The Sam’s Club Halloween Photo Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on October 12, 2010 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 21, 2010 (“Contest Period”). Participants can enter the Contest by submitting a “Halloween costume photo” and completing the Contest registration form at only one (1) of the ten Contest blog sites.

Be sure to check out the full Terms and Conditions here

*Please note that new images must be approved by me before they appear publicly.  Please contact me if it’s been 24 hours and you don’t see your picture posted.  Thanks!

*Please be mindful of your image size.  Images larger than 1000 pixles wide will be rejected.

FTC Disclosure:  I was provided monetary compensation for my participation in this holiday campaign.  The opinions expressed are always 100% my own.


  1. Hear Me Roar is mine. It’s one of the cutest ones I have of my son when he would wear a costume.

  2. My photo LittleLionJosh is of my oldest son Joshua on his first Halloween. My mom and I made the costume and it was a pain int he bottom LOL.

  3. I used to bowl on a league with my mom and one other lady. We dressed up as “little red riding hood” one year, and I was the big bad wolf. :)

  4. I entered the little Abeeeegail buzzing bee! lol ;)

  5. I entered my Gnome-boys :)

  6. How fun! I entered Owen the Hobo

  7. Nina Say-Zoey Say is mine, Zoey is a candyland princess!

  8. I entered my little Turtle.

  9. Amanda Starr says:

    Hi entered one under Amanda Starr as Gomez and Morticia Addams

  10. Erin Messer says:

    Mine is the “Stick Figure.” I have to admit my daughter is the one who wanted to be a stick figure and I thought it was super creative! But I had to figure out how to make it! It came out super cute anyway, I think!

  11. Hey Rhea–I got this error when I tried to upload my picture:
    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 42991616) (tried to allocate 3264 bytes) in /home/rhea/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/lib/ on line 176

    Any suggestions???

    • mommy23monkeys says:

      How big is your picture?? It could be just the file size is too big. Try resizing it and If it doesn’t work, email it to me and I’ll put it in through the back end. Do you still have my email?

  12. Fancy Nancy is mine. My daughter was obsessed with the book that year so it was a no brainer to have her dress up as the cover of the original Fancy Nancy book. Every who had a little girl knew exactly who she was. Everyone else? Not so much.

  13. Elphaba & her Flying Monkey

  14. Sorry about that last post. I don’t know if there is a limit on entries, but Elphaba (the wicked witch from Wicked) and her flying Monkey are mine too from last Halloween. Fun to make, but they were both serious labors of love.

  15. fancygrlnancy says:

    I entered my little wrestler!

    • fancygrlnancy says:

      I don’t know what I was thinking.. maybe because I had a blog open with wrestler in the name.. but he is actually a boxer.. LOL!

      • mommy23monkeys says:

        Hey, I don’t have a boxer in my que…?? But I do have a Lion? I’m confused. lol (not hard). If they lion is yours though, it’s too big and needs sized to less than 1000px. Thanks!

  16. Left a picture of Sierra! She is the one in the purple with the wings:) Love all the pictures!!

  17. My little wonton was just recently adopted from China…she LOVES Minnie Mouse…thus her costume !

  18. The Minnie w/the snow in the background is my little lady. I have so many pictures from Halloween, but this is one of my favorites. We had been trick or treating for about an hour and she was eating chocolate the.entire.time. As you can see by her face! Last year we had around 22″ of snow on the ground at Halloween, this year the weather is looking much, much warmer!

  19. I just entered a picture of my son dressed up as a fried egg! :)
    We had fun making that costume and it was a HUGE hit in our neighborhood. Even the teenage boys in the neighborhood thought it was cool. :)

  20. John Fertig says:

    Gavin Fertig robot costume 10/19/2010 pic #PA190002 downloaded from file C:UsersDeniseDesktopgavinPA190002.JPG

    • mommy23monkeys says:

      Hey John. YOu need to use the upload form in the post to enter your photo. I’m not sure what you were trying to do here…but it’s not working.

      • John Fertig says:

        Ok I resent it my laptop is running slow hope this one works

        • mommy23monkeys says:

          Hi John. I’m not sure what’s going on. I keep getting notification that there is an image awaiting approval, but there are no new images in my gallery. So odd. Could you please go ahead and email it to me mommy23monkeys at gmail dot com and I’ll upload it from the backside?

          Maybe is the image really big? The gallery seems to have trouble when the pictures are huge.

  21. I just entered my son as Teen Wolf. All of the kids look so cute!

  22. Just uploaded my little guy “Shawn”..he’s the laughing puppy

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