This Christmas is extra exciting for our family because we are in our new home! With such a wild year it has been, it was fun to feel a little normalcy by decorating for Christmas. Seeing our old decorations finding new life in our new home was really special but adding a few new things was really fun as well! Welcome to our Christmas decor tour for 2020!
This post was sponsored by Worx Tools. All opinions are my own.
Over the last decade or so, I have grown to really love power tools. The problem is that they can really add up in expenses and space! When I learned about the Worx Tools MakerX, I knew that it needed to be the next tool in our collection. It is a whole system that gives you loads of creative freedom!
There is a variety of different tools that work with the MakerX system but the one I chose to use for my project was the wood burning tool.
I was challenged by Silhouette to a gift wrapping competition. I brainstormed about different ways I could wrap a Christmas gift and none of them really felt that unique. Then I started thinking about what Christmas was like growing up. I was born in 1988, so the Christmases of my childhood all happened during the 90’s. The 90’s were a pretty epic time in music, including Christmas music! So, I decided to combine two of my favorite things into one… my childhood in the 90’s and music to bring you this epic gift wrap, inspired by 90’s Christmas music. Let the nostalgia begin!
There is nothing that is more reminiscent of 90’s music than a cassette tape. I wanted to embrace this throughout the gift wrap, so I made a custom cassette tape stamp out of my Silhouette Mint machine….
I always wanted to be the type of family who dressed up together for Halloween. Once we had our first child, my husband was finally on board with the idea. It is one of the biggest highlights of our year! This year’s Mario Kart costume theme might be my most favorite. However, I do seem to say that every year! If you have been wanting to dress up in a Mario Kart Halloween family costume or dress up as a group, I have everything you need to create this look for yourself!
Making the cars for our Mario Kart Halloween costumes was the most intimidating part of the costumes for me. I put it off until the very last. I thought they were going to be really complicated to make. Thankfully, I was totally wrong! These Mario Kart cars made from boxes were incredibly easy to make and would be perfect for any Mario Kart themed Halloween costume.
We aren’t entirely sure if we will be trick or treating this year or if we will be doing a small party with our family but either way, there will be candy involved. We couldn’t let our Mario Kart Halloween costumes go without trick or treat bags that coordinate. Luckily, these Mario Kart trick or treat bags were easy to whip up and they are the perfect accessories for our theme… weapons!
The world of Mario isn’t complete without a Princess Peach! When we chose Mario Kart Halloween costumes this year, my 3 year old was all on board with having a Princess Peach costume. The best part is that I was able to make her costume without any sewing!
After we decided on our Mario Kart Halloween costume theme as a family, we got to choose our characters. My oldest REALLY wanted to be Rosalina. I love that she wanted to be a character that isn’t as traditional in the Mario world. The Rosalina costume was also fun to make because she wanted to wear her racing suit, instead of her princess gown.
After making Dave dress up as a Disneyland Churro last year, I let him have a year off of total humiliation. Our Mario Kart family Halloween costume theme allowed him to choose from a variety of characters. He chose his favorite character to drive with in the game, King Boo! The King Boo costume ended up being one of the most simple costumes to put together, which is an added bonus!
Halloween will look much different in 2020 but we are still celebrating with the traditions that we can, including our family tradition of having themed Halloween costumes. Early in quarantine, we were one of the lucky families who found a Nintendo Switch in stock. We bought it and quickly were hooked on playing Mario Kart together. It has become a really fun way that our family has bonded this year.
When it came time to decide what we wanted to be for Halloween, the choice seemed pretty clear. We needed to be Mario Kart characters!
The first Mario Kart Halloween costume to be revealed is the Mario costume… “it’s a me!”