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Flashback Friday Halloween Special

Greetings my fearful friends and welcome to today's dreadful Flashback Friday Halloween Special on this Halloween day. Today's song will be one to bring the music freaks out from the day into the night.

I had some requests and the most popular one is Thriller, very suiting to a generation of zombies. Because it's going to be a ghastly night ahead, I will add another song for the faint hearted, so listen up! It's a jump to the left.. the Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show.

Listen here and choose your terrifying music experience, which way will you go? Well, that's for you to find out.

Year 1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller

Year 1973: Rocky Horror Show's Time Warp 

Want more? Here is a playlist:

1984: Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters (so who are you gonna call?)

1962: Bobby Pickett, Monster Mash (classic song from my favourite Simpsons halloween special)

1997: Backstreet boys, Everybody (great halloween film clip)

1979: ACDC, Highway To Hell

1972: Stevie Wonder, Superstition

My scariest pick?  Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells from 1973's film, The Exorcist film. Linda Blair gave me nightmares!!

cut and paste to watch it on You Tube.

What films scared the hell out of you? Pet Sematary and The Excorist were mine.

Happy Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos from your spooky friend...

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Fun Halloween Party Ideas

Fun Halloween Ideas by Adore Re MiSince I was a kid I was and still fascinated with all things spooky. I love reading witches and ghouls, ( zombie eyes I hate since watching the movie 28 days Later.) When you grow in a friendly haunted house you become used to the sounds, personally I thought it was the house creaking but my mum thought differently. She heard someone walking through our hallway, even our visitors felt a strange vibe. But my mum made me feel safe and not to be afraid. I grew up 'too fond of the stars to be afraid of the dark' (Galileo). So I haven't actually seen a 'ghost' but I believe there is more than our presence existing.

Halloween is a memorable time of year for me, dressing up in character and visiting your neighbours for treats. My parents never celebrated it but allowed me and my friends to have fun. Last year my daughter and I dressed up for halloween along with our American neighbour and her two daughters. We didn't go trick or treating as the children were too young so we went to our local pizza restaurant. She told me how the Americans celebrate it and I am certain I will visit America during their halloween festival and to Mexico to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos too.

I did this mini photo montage of halloween crafts that are easy and some simple to do from my collection of all SPOOKY things here. You will find lots more inspiration..

Credits and info:

Top: Banana ghost and mandarin pumpkins, found on Princess Pink Girl.

Small top: Ghost Cookies using an upside down tulip cookie cutter made by Make Me Cake Me.

Small bottom: Halloween hand treats using a clear disposable glove tied with a ribbon created by The Queens Card Castle.

Middle: Halloween door, great way to make a spooky impression and inviting too! Photo by Tara Donne via

Bottom left: Frankenstein marshmallow pops, easy to make and you can change the character according to the theme of the party. Tutoril and created by Craft-O-Maniac.

Bottom right: Pumpkin lanterns, you can buy lanterns, craft paper from the dollar shop. Easy and quick to do. Via Martha Stewart.

This is my final third Halloween post. If you missed the first two, you can check it out here and here . Hope you all have fun and be frightfully good. Happy Halloween to all! Adore Re Mi.


Want more ghoulish ideas, I have spooky stuff from my friends who enjoy halloween as much as I do, check it out!

Boiled Eggs & SoldiersBoiled Eggs & Soldiers decorated her home with mummy poppers, ghosts and pumpkins. She has lots more ideas from halloween too. Look here

Pink Post It Note Recipes To SaveDeliciously creepy Spider Choc Chip Cookies and read up about where halloween began via Pink Post It Note Recipes To Save.

Buy these from Sugar StationIf you love visiting candy/lolly shops as much as I do then you must check out Sugar Station. You can purchase Bertie Bott's Beans and Bean Boozled!

Mummy mason jarsMum Of Five Girls has more great craft ideas like the mummy mason jars, check it out here.

A kid-friendly Halloween party by Stay At Home TerritoryStay At Home Territory has planned and organised a halloween party for her kids. Lots of great ideas! Check it out here




Halloween Costume Ideas for Everyone

Photo by Anusorn P Nachol of Free Digital photos


Halloween Costume Ideas for Everyone: Sometimes we get stuck with what to wear for that fancy dress party or halloween and it's the simplest creations that wins the heart.. and pockets. Here I have a collection of ideas for your child, family and couples too. So there is no need to spend too much on the costumes and no need to hire, unless you really have to (men and those muscle vest).

Let''s start with the kids: Warning! This may raise your adorableness levels.

Baby mouse costumeFirst one up is this adorable baby mouse costume. Make sure it's comfortable for him to fall asleep in, hopefully you can transfer your baby to his real bed without fuss. Fingers crossed! Tip: great way to recycle cardboard. Via

Halloween costume via KidKapersHow quick, easy and cheap is this superhero costume! Tip: No cape or can't sew? Use old bed sheets, tea towel, old clothes you can cut up, shower curtain. Got an hour to spare? (You wish you said), head to the fabric store or dollar store and you will be amazed what you find. Source: Kid Kapers

Ninja turtle halloween costumeSince the movie came out this year, a new generation of mini ninja turtles has emerged from the sewers. Thankfully the costume is straight forward and no need to fork out hiring fees; all you need is green clothing or jumpsuit, felt from fabric or art & craft shops and the turtle shell? Aluminium BBQ meat dish from your local supermarket. No mask? Face paint it. Source: A Night Owl blogspot.

Darth Vader PrincessI only wish I thought of this when I was a tomboy (never too late you say?) Via: The Metapicture

RocketpackIf you child hates dressing in.. clothes (I don't have to do a marathon, I run after my 3 year old every morning to get her dressed), this can be a winner. A homemade rocket/jet pack. It's cheap and easy as you can see in the picture. If she loves pink, she can become rocket girl. Source: Doodle Craft

Flower Post girl costumeThis flower pot girl costume melts my heart.. at the cost of this outfit. A genius mum with a 'a-ha' moment used what she had at home, a laundry bucket and flowers bought from the dollar shop. I highly suggest to check out her site. O.k this outfit really does melt my heart. Source: Clumsy Crafter

Family costume ideas:

Halloween family costumes ideasThis collage of amazing costumes was put together byBelles Bebes. I love every one of them even though there is an effort to make it look good, sometimes it the result is worth it. I think I might make our professional family photo dressed up in our halloween costumes, good conversation starter. Photo credits: 1.Freshly Completed  2.Strawberry Chic  3.Disney Family Community  5.The Dating Divas  6.Guest of a Guest  8.Ashley Ann

Couple Dressing: 

Guess Who couple costumeThis is my favourite of all costumes (besides dressing up as a witch), Guess Who? Source: Cool Couple Costume

Bonnie and ClydeFor the glamour couple? Bonnie and Clyde. Let's go charity shopping! via Daily Mail

Dia de los Muertos by Amy NealI haven't forgotten Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead costume. Source: The Other Side of the Tortilla (great name).

Bikini couple costumeConsidering I'm an Australian, you can't beat the style of the bikini. Much better look than our prime minister in a budgie smuggler (don't ask). Oh I shouldn't forget America's Baywatch too!

O.k save the best costume until last.. Drum rolls please (bet some of you did it in your head)...

Lost dog costumeThank you to the lady who made this costume! Via: Bits and Pieces

I do hope it gave you some inspiration and motivation to create or a laugh at some of these great dress ups.

Happy Halloween from Adore Re Mi! (featured image by Anusorn P Nachol of

Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween makeup ideas by Adore Re Mi


Halloween makeup ideas by Adore Re Mi

Halloween Makeup Ideas: Be afraid, be very afraid! The ghosts, ghouls, witches and vampires are coming to eat your sweets and candy so be prepared to scare them back with your ghoulish faces.

I have compiled a frightfully assortment of halloween makeup for your delight. I do hope you can run away with some inspiration and ideas to re-create an ugly face! It includes makeup ideas for the little critters too. I was going to add the halloween costumes but they seem to be multiplying so I will control it by adding a separate post soon.

Witch's makeup by Adore Re MiMy witch's makeup. I highlighted the nose, cheeks and corner of the eyes with a shimmery shadow. I bought the green base from the fancy dress shop.

Summer Kellsey: LionessLove this girls mane, I mean curls and easy to-do makeup of a lioness. Makeup by Summer Kellsey

Lioness makeupI couldn't resist another cute lioness. Makeup by Jen from Frm Head to Toe

frmheadtotoeJen is the master of makeup tutorials, a great website to check it out. Look here for fox makeup tutorial.

Claw nailsTo compliment your outfit, don't forget the claws! By Honeymunchkin.

Butterfly makeupStunning butterfly makeup for all ages. Change the colours to suit your outfit. Source, via Pinterest.

Day of the Dead makeup by Adore Re MiDay of the Dead makeup by me! Dressed up as Frida Kahlo for a mexicano party. I used black eye shadow for shading on the cheeks, eyes and nose. For the finer details eyeliner. I bought the white base from the fancy dress shop. Tip: stick on rhinestones on the face with a non-toxic glue or use glitter glue.

Day of the Dead makeup by SephoraLove this Day of the Dead look by Sephora. Great guide to use, be creative and change the colours to your taste.

Now for the little critters!

painting puppy makeup by Painting Parties in the U.K. Tip: You can buy kid's face paint from your local art and craft shop, toys store or fancy dress shop. Make sure it's safe for children's skin.

girls halloween makeupGreat for a witch's outfit. Tip: Change the colours to silver & icy blue for a Frozen theme. Via Pixie Dust Face Painting.

Tiger makeup for kidsTip: If you want to get creative, you can buy face paint from fancy dress shops or online. You also need brushes for the finer details and makeup sponges to apply the base on the face. You can buy these online or from art and craft shop, chemist/pharmacy.

Reminder: make sure it's kid friendly, water based makeup paints that is sensitive on skin. For more information check here .Via 2leeponlie.

I hope you have chosen your ferocious face because next post is about Halloween Costume Ideas for Everyone! Ok you savages good people go and enjoy the week. May you get lots of feral ideas!