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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  • Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more. 
Super excited that my family is NOT doing gifts this year! We are all just bringing a side dish, dessert, and a board game for some quality family time. What are you doing for Christmas? #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies #grinchmas
  • Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn't allow it! 4 o'clock: wallow in self pity. 4:30: stare into the abyss. 5 o'clock: solve world hunger (tell no one). 5:30: jazzercise. 6:30: dinner with me, I can't cancel that again! 7 o'clock: wrestle with my self loathing. I'm booked! Course if I bump the loathing to 9 I can still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear! #thegrinchwhostolechristmas #whoville #grinch #grinchchristmas #christmasmovies
  • "I'm gunna throw up... and then I'm going to DIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!"
Probably my favorite line in the entire movie, so much so that it has stuck with me for years. This is often how my anxiety feels like, and I think of this line from the Grinch often when I'm struggling, even at the height of summer! So, the Grinch is a bit near and dear to my heart, and no one will ever take Jim Carrey's place in my heart, even if if it does grow three sizes. #grinch #thegrinchthatstolechristmas #christmas #grinchmakeup
  • I’ve never actually smoked a day in my life. #frosty #frostythesnowman #glamfrosty #winter #wintermakeup
  • One of the reasons I liked this makeup so much was the incredibly simple nose. I’ve tried some looks in the past and I don’t know if it was the white face, orange nose, or just my lack of makeup experience, but I hated them. Instead of trying to literally draw a carrot, this is just a nod in that direction. Also, I’m not one for glitter but I really dig these eyes! Good thing I like them, because I still have glitter on my face. #glitter #frosty #wintermakeup
  • Sticking with my winter theme, it’s Frosty! Ok, this one is a great example of why I love the internet. I saw an AMAZING frosty photo on an Instagram feature account and took a screenshot because I was dying to recreate it. Normally I make sure I have the artists handle in the screenshot so I can tag them if I ever do try it, but somehow missed it this time. To find her, I took to YouTube to find @victorialyn ’s tutorial, and I’m completely blown away with not only the makeup, but the production quality of her videos. I know how much time and effort something like that takes and they are so much fun to watch, even if you don’t plan on doing the makeup in the tutorial. I love finding new artists to follow and be inspired by! #frosty #frostythesnowman #winter
  • The last look at my Frostbite! What other injury makeups could be considered "Holiday"? or at least timely for winter? Or should I do something more glam next? I have half a mind to save more gory winter looks for January when i'm no longer feeling the warm and fuzzies when it snows! #winter #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #sfx #sfxmua
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
Im really pleased with how this turned out! I know it's no super glamorous but creating actual injuries and skin conditions is a great challenge. I'll spare you the reference material, but it was fun trying to re-create the blistering, as gross as that sounds. Stay warm my friends! #frostbite #frostbitemakeup #winterwonderland #sfxmakeup #sfxmua
  • "Baby it's cold outside."
This look inspired by a 3 hour drive in a blizzard last weekend. It actually wasn't too bad, mostly just excruciatingly slow, but living in SD, I know how dangerous it can be going off the road in bad conditions. #frostbite #SFX #sfxmakeup #brrrrrr #sfxwound

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