The 2007 Pinks & BOOs Halloween Guide is an online guide of the coolest, hippest, most bewitchingly fabulous sites for Halloween costumes, apparel, accessories and invitations.

In keeping with our tradition at Pinks & Blues, where we recommend “trendy and ultra-hip family picks” daily, our 2007 Pinks & BOOs Halloween Guide features mostly “indie” designers and sites… entrepreneurs who, like us, love what they do, love what they create, but don’t have a Wal-Mart sized budget to get the word out.

So while you’re busy working, dropping the kids off at school, food shopping, making the beds, coaching a soccer league, cooking dinner, taking the dog for a walk, arranging play dates and trying to squeeze in a shower, let the Pinks & Blues Girls handle everything Halloween for you and your family (including deals and discounts). You deserve a break, mama!

Some years you have the kids’ costumes planned out months in advance. Other years… not so much. Seriously, how many sheets can you poke two eye-holes in before you cry uncle on the ghost costume!? So whether you want to go super creative, super traditional, super cute or super straightforward this year, at least you’ll definitely be one thing: prepared! Here are the best sites we found for Baby and Kid Costumes.

  • If the costumes at Sweet Noelle had cheeks (facial, that is), we would just have to squeeze ’em. These too-cute-for-words baby costumes (all one size up to 25 lbs.) will be the hit of your ‘hood. Our faves are the Baby Fireman Costume and the Baby Lobster Costume (shown above).
  • Just wait until you see the selection of styles (from newborn to 3T) at babystyle. You will be wishing you had ten more kids (sans the labor experience and midnight feedings) just so you could have an excuse to buy more costumes! We just about melted at the Little Webmaster Spider Costume for babies and toddlers, and the Silly Legs Caterpillar Bunting Costume for newborns.
  • At Baby Ultimate you can shop by price (in ascending or descending order), age (from 3 months to 12 years), brand (Disney, LeTop and Mullins Square, to name a few) or sex (we think you can crack this one on your own). Our picks? The Mullins Square Puppy Costume for babies and the Poodle Skirt Costume for girls.
  • Just a word of advice: if your aim is to scare people, you probably aren’t going to have that effect with the costumes at Take A Stroll. People are much more likely to scream, “Awww!” than “Ahhh!” at your child dressed in one of their adorable costumes (one size up to 25 lbs.), like the Monkey or Lamb Costumes.

*Remember to check out the Discounts, Coupon Codes & Specials before you shop!*

Even though the all-you-can-eat candy frenzy is one night only (boo!), your kids can rock their Halloween style all October long (yay!). But we’re not talking tacky Halloween gear that they’ll want to take off the moment they’re out of your sight. We mean wickedly cool designs that they won’t want to put away come November 1st (you can fight that battle when the time comes). We’ve carved out the best sites with the most fabulous Baby and Kid Apparel.

  • B. Swanky lets you personalize your kids’ Halloween attire as a cool little treat. There’s the long-sleeved Halloween Ghost Tee (size 2T to 5/6) with a spook-tacular ghost applique, and the Halloween Spider Tee (2T to size 5/6) with wiggly eyes to add even more fun to the festive frock.
  • If you’re looking for super playful and fun Halloween attire, look no further than ODOD Boutique. Their clothes just scream “Happy Halloween!” We love, love, love the Boo-liscious Ribbon Jeans Set (sizes 12 months to 8 ) by Bug n’ Belle for girls, and the Lil Punkin Overalls (sizes 12-18 months to 5T) by Little Britches for boys.
  • The little gingham dresses, pant sets and longalls at Royalty Closet (baby sizes to 4T) are fiendishly fun, with boo-tiful Halloween appliques and bows. Our faves? The Spider Top and Pant Set and the Ghost Dress. Monogram the outfits for an added touch! *These were so fabulous that Royalty Closet sold out! But be sure to check out their other fabulous items!*

*Remember to check out the Discounts, Coupon Codes & Specials before you shop!*

No Halloween costume or outfit is complete without the right accessories. Bows, Bags and Bibs (oh, my!) must be used to tie the festive look together. From sweet to sassy, simple to swanky, we’ve found everything you need to head into the Halloween season in style. So don’t be scared to add fun to your Halloween fashion. We’re spelling it out with the best sites for all your Halloween Accessories.

  • Searching for bows that are full, fluffy and funky? Look no further than ODOD Boutique, where you’ll find lusciously ornate Halloween Funk Hairbows by Little Britches, made to include all the bright, spirited colors of the season.

  • Bella Boutique has splendidly spooky (and sweet, very sweet) Felt Pumpkin Trick or Treat Bags for both boys and girls (shown at left). And they’re just the right size. Think about it – you don’t really want your kids to fill up an entire pillowcase with candy (hello, sugar high!), do you? Plus, these are just way more fun!
  • How would your kids like to sport trick or treat bags created just for them? My Miracle Baby delivers with their eerie-sistable Personalized Halloween Tote Bags. They can choose from 12 different Halloween characters to have printed on their totes. And, of course, with their names right on their bags, no one else can trick them out of their hard-earned treats.
  • As if going door-to-door for candy isn’t exciting enough, Adriana Primadonna throws even more fun into the mix with trick or treat bags that light up and make noise. Can you take it!? Light up the night and make some noise with one of three different “Frighty-Night” designs by Gund – Halloween Jack-o’-Lantern, Boo and Frankenstein bags.

  • How Cute Is That! answers their own question (the answer: extremely!) with their exclusive Halloween mealtime bibs in Spooky Bats (shown at left), and ‘Fraidy Cat designs. Super cute and super functional!? They must be magic!

*Remember to check out the Discounts, Coupon Codes & Specials before you shop!*


There is no reason to only celebrate Halloween on October 31st. Costume parties, parades, haunted houses, corn mazes and masquerade balls are just some of the haunted happenings that you can plan or partake in all month long. And how, pray tell, do you plan to get the word out or commemorate these occasions? Fret not, friends (and fiends), we have you covered with the best sites for Halloween Cards and Invitations.

  • Tired of plain ol’ run-of-the-mill photo cards? We are too. Ready to be wowed? Of course you are! Enter Mango Ink. You will fall for their stylish, modern Halloween designs (like the one shown above) in an instant. So now the pressure is on you to take a shockingly spooktacular photo.
  • Sweetums sure knows how to make Halloween sweet (you know, besides the mounds of sugar in your candy). Totally cute and classic, their photo cards – including the Too Cute to Spook and Creepy Crawly designs – are sure to be a hit among your ghoulish group of friends.

  • Spread the word about your party to the whole gang of goblins with the Halloween themed invitations at Ringo Baby. You can play peek-a-boo (shown at left) or trick or treat to announce your spine-chilling soiree. And don’t forget the coordinating thank-you notes!

*Remember to check out the Discounts, Coupon Codes & Specials before you shop!*

Lest we forget the part our four-legged friends play in this season’s festivities (we wouldn’t dare!), we have fetched a few fantastic finds (cant. stop. the. alliteration) that you’re sure to dig. As for your pets? Well, it’s a good thing they don’t hold grudges. We found pet costumes, pet accessories and even some howlin’ good Halloween attire for dog lovers. So sit and stay awhile (sure, you can roll over, too) as we show you the best sites for Halloween Pet Products.

  • There is a costume to fit every dog’s (and every owner’s) personality at Modern Tails. We just couldn’t get over the Mac Daddy (shown at left) or Hippie Dog costumes. But you can also find more traditional choices there, too, like the Clown and Princess costumes.
  • If you know your dog will flat-out refuse to dress up in a costume, but you still want her to look festive, Glamour Dog has a great alternative – the Halloween Scrunchie. It will quickly and easily fit over your dog’s neck, giving her a fun and fast costume. How’s that for a compromise!?
  • If your dog won’t mind being in a full-blown jumpsuit, you have to get him the Dogzilla costume from Foxy Paws. He will be the hit of the doggy parade!
  • You know how you’re always picking up after your dog? Fur on the carpet, mud tracks on the kitchen tile, and of course, well… you know what else. How would you like your dog to be your maid for the day? Well, it’s not gonna happen. The closest you’re going to get is dressing your dog up in the Maid costume from HandsNpaws. Hey, it’s a start!

  • We’re pretty sure everyone agrees that Labradors are simply adorable, right? Well, 8 Paws Up really, really concurs, and they have a whole line of Labrador attire and accessories just for Halloween. From tank tops to greeting cards. Dog tees to pins. All with super sweet Labradors dressed for the season! Buy something for the Lab lover (or Lab!) in your life today!

*Remember to check out the Discounts, Coupon Codes & Specials before you shop!*

We hope you enjoy our 2007 Pinks & BOOs Halloween Guide, and would truly appreciate you sharing our button with readers of your blog!

What’s in it for you?

Well, here at Pinks & Blues we are known for our giveaways, so it wouldn’t be right to trick you out of a treat, now, would it?

So we are giving away this Pinks & BOOs Halloween GIVEAWAY package (a total retail value of $217.00!):

* A Dooney & Bourke Small North/South Safari Canvas Tote with Leather trim (Black with Orange straps, of course!) – Retails at $195.00

* A pair of Victoria’s Secret Women’s Girly Boxer Undies, Size L (Halloween-inspired Orange with Purple dots) – Retails at $12.00

* An adorable BLACK CAT INN metal bucket, filled with 2 large bags (10 oz. each) of Toostie POPS (for Halloween giveaways or treats for yourself)! – Retails at $10.00

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Congratulations to the winner of the Pinks & BOOs Halloween Guide Giveaway – Kailani from An Island Review!

*Thank you to Dawn at Coming To a Nursery Near You for creating this fabulously fun Pinks & Blues Halloween Guide button!*