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CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN

As many of my long time readers know Halloween is my favorite time of year – but this year I have been so busy I feel like I haven’t really soaked it in… So we are changing that! We are going to FULL BLOWN HALLOWEEN MODE! We have a week left to enjoy all we can – lets do this!

To start my celebration of the season, I decorated my entry way to scare up some classy & spooky decor. I like to pick things that fit into my existing home decor so my entry way is focused on silvers and golds. Plus trying to look like some awesome witches live here with my potion bottle.

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You should all know that I am doing the Tone It Up 31 Day Challenge. The thing I love about Karena and Katrina is they understand that I want to eat all the pumpkin things. They had a great Pumpkin Spice Donut recipe so I had to whip some up!

Tone It Up Pumpkin Spice Donuts

On Saturday my mom and I went to Disneyland to soak in all the Halloween spirit. We rode Ghost Galaxy (aka Space Mountain Halloween Style) and Nightmare Before Christmas’s Haunted Mansion takeover! We had lunch at the new Carthay Lounge’s Autumn menu – which was totally amazing.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

For the rest of the week I will be watching my favorite Halloween movies and getting ready for Stan Lee’s Comic Con on Sunday!

How are you celebrating the last week to Halloween?

IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS

Ok I adore Halloween, remember #Basic&Proud! And naturally my favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus (with Halloweentown coming in close second.)
What? You love Hocus Pocus too? Well pour yourself a glass of wine and pop in your copy… seriously you can find the drinking game here.

It seems like every year more and more people remember their love of this film. Social media has exploded with love for this cult classic and well I cannot think of a better way to celebrate October than with the Sanderson Sisters!

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Coffee Cup | Sarah’s Song Pillow | Black Flame Candle Door Mat | Sweatshirt | Jordandene Spell on You Tank

Here are some of my favorite Sanderson Sister finds across the internet – all are great for the upcoming weeks of Halloween goodness! What is your favorite?

Hocus Pocus Drinking Game & Watch Party

Trick or treat brunch babes! Well the witching hour is upon us and to celebrate this weekend I had a Hocus Pocus Watch Party! My crew loves Halloween so we decided to all get together and watch our favorite film while we sang along and quotes the whole thing.

We also made it a little more fun by making it a drinking game and here were our rules:

HOCUS POCUS DRINKING GAME

We love all things fall and Disney so our menu consisted of all things you could find in the park. We made Le Cellier Cheddar Cheese Soup, Big Thunder BBQ S’Mores Bake, and had some homemade pumpkin ice cream.

For the Hocus Pocus drinking game we used wine, but also made a cocktail of pumpkin spice spritzer with rum and ginger beer… super delicious!

Hocus Pocus Watch Party Menu

How are you celebrating the Halloween season? You still have time to play our Hocus Pocus drinking game!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal – 2015 Recap

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Are you ready for Halloween brunch babes? You know I am.
One of my favorite things to do in LA this time of year is go to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. I was so excited to go with several of Team Bad Wolf Brunch (aka my friends) to experience all the latest scares and checking off escaping walkers on my fall to-do list.

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I always like to go to Saddle Ranch at City Walk first to get some food and some drinks. We had a late lunch there to make sure we were powered up for our night.
We got there right when the non-publicized early entry started and went straight to The Walking Dead maze, which always builds up the longest line.  We were one of the firsts in line to escape the Walkers and other surprises… ugh Terminus is creepy.

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After The Walking Dead maze we made our way to the other mazes in the lower lot which were things like Alien vs Predator, Crimson Peak and my favorite This Is the End where we laughed as much as we screamed.

The “Terror Tram” is always a favorite at Halloween Horror Nights and this year we all were invited to a Purge Party to observe the annual Purge that our new founding fathers have put into place.

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Well no surprise but we were not going to celebrate the purge but become victims – to bad my survival skills are on point! We survived to get the home of Norman Bates, who I found surprisingly attractive… Oh well, this crew always loves a photo op!

BWB TeamLook at our awkward family photo – I am about to be murdered!

We finished the night with some tacos, a few more mazes including the awesome Michael Myers maze , and a trip to Jurassic Park where we screamed our heads off.  Definitely git up the Halloween maze if you go! All is all it was another great year at Universal Halloween Horror Nights!

 

Halloween at Disneyland

Happy October brunch babes! It is officially Halloween season (for the rest of the world). If you didn’t already know I am obsessed with Halloween and always have been. The costumes, the decor, the parties, the movies… everything about it is great. I have so many fun things planned to share with you this month as we celebrate my favorite time of year.

Halloween at DIsneyland

You all know I love Disney and Disney Parks do Holidays right! Halloween is no exception and keeping with tradition is my favorite holiday at the parks. Don’t get me wrong I love Christmas, but I feel like Halloween kicks off the season of holiday celebrations.

Halloween DL entry

Disneyland gets fully decked out for Halloween with amazing decorations all around the parks. My cousin and I went down to Anaheim for a Halloween day where we wanted to experience all the spooky goodness.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

First and foremost, Jack Skellington “wrecks the halls” of the Haunted Mansion when the Nightmare Before Christmas takes over. This amazing overlay celebrates when two holidays collide. Disneyland aficionados will note that there are a few new surprises every year in the overlay and a new gingerbread house in the ghost dance party scene. Bonus it smells like gingerbread.

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In addition to the overlay at The Haunted Mansion… Space Mountain gets to join in on the fun with Ghost Galaxy. Basically a space ghost is chasing you around outer-space. It is very fun and always something we look forward to every year.

If you roll with my crew at Disney then you know that food and drinks are just as important as the rides. The Spooktini available at Carthay Lounge and Cove Bar was on our Halloween hit list especially since it comes with a poison apple. Sorry Snow – this time we are siding with the villains because this is awesome.

spooktini

I will have so much more fun to share with you as we near the night of all hallows eve. But a few sneaks include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, and a few more tricks up my sleeve.

Let me know in the comments what you have planned for October?

HALLOWEEN // Dressed Up

Maybe you have a really fancy Halloween party this year – something where you need to dress to impress with a bit of a spooky touch. Well look no further.
Get your fancy pants on with these dressed up Halloween looks!

HALLOWEEN // It’s Here!

THIS IS HALLOWEEN – THIS IS HALLOWEEN
NO – IT IS HERE!!
Basically I love Halloween, it is my favorite holiday and here on Bad Wolf Brunch we are celebrating all month long. From whats going on at my favorite theme parks, to cosplay, Halloween Half Marathons, and recipies there will be something here for everyone!!
I am so excited to share my favorite time of the year with you!
So get yourself a PSL (pumpkin spice latte), turn on the Disney channel, and get your costumes ready – it is officially Halloween!!