Mad Like Alyce

I promised I would make up for the lack of costumes, and I hope I will not disappoint! I actually did attempt another costume in the past week, but sometimes, we get the best of ourselves and just have to accept it isn’t going to work. I’m actually really glad it ended up being such a flop that it wasn’t worth posting, because it cleared the way for a ton of really fun party posts!

Nightmare Before Christmas Party (Part 1)

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There are so many incredible ideas, I had to narrow it down quite a bit to make sure I could actually accomplish it. Time just never goes according to plan. Even with cutting down the options, I have a lot of great DIYs coming up for you tomorrow!

Burlap Bat Runner

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This is such a fun and simply DIY, and it works for a themed or classy Halloween party. The best part is you can get started on the burlap bat runner DIY right away!

Nightmare Before Christmas Wine Glasses

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With just a handful of acrylic paint colors, you can do up a great set of custom Nightmare Before Christmas Wine Glasses. You don’t have to stop with just these four, there are plenty of characters to include, Sandy Claws, Lock, Shock and Barrel, Dr. Finklestien and so many more!

Nightmare Before Christmas Fog Juice

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In an attempt to prevent Jack from taking off, Sally pours fog juice into the town fountain. You can also serve it to your guests at the party!

Snake Garland

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Who doesn’t love the snake eating the Christmas tree? You can now love him in your own home!

So Many Snacks!

Serve up a scare with some great party snacks! I have recently become addicted to Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies but can’t take credit for these. Store bought, sorry guys! But seriously, try them, they will change your world.

Jack Skellington Surprise Cake

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This Jack Skellington Surprise Cake isn’t nearly as hard to make as it looks, and the look on your guest’s faces when they find the candy surprise is well worth it. Very likely my favorite DIY yet this year.

Oogie Boogie and Jack, & Sally Cupcakes

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For slightly simpler crowd pleaser, these Oogie Boogie and Jack & Sally cupcakes take the cake, literally.

Cookie Snake

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Want to more closely align your cookies to the theme? Try this super simple cookie snake! Better yet, swap out the orange sugar cookies for a pumpkin snickerdoodle and watch the snake try to eat itself.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas
  • "Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Lock him up real tight
Throw away the key and then
Turn off all the lights"
A glam interpretation of Lock from Nightmare Before Christmas! Maybe it's the devilish side of me, but Lock was alway my favorite. Do you have a favorite in the "Oogie's Boys" trio? (Yes I know Shock is a girl). #nightmarebeforechristmas #timburton #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown

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