GOLDEN PINEAPPLE COSTUME

I'm obsessed with Studio DIY and her genius Halloween costumes. She's had some amazing ones this year -- my favorites include kiwimilkshakescactus, popcorn and today's gumball machine.  

My first attempt at a Studio DIY costume for Mila was last year in the form of a pineapple. I followed the Pineapple Costume DIY and paired the green topper with a dress from American Apparel. I love that this costume can just go with anything yellow in the closet!

A year later and I'm still so in love with this pineapple costume situation! So I went for a gold version, using shiny gold card stock and a white plastic headband from Michaels. [A few notes: I glued the leaves together so they were gold on both sides. The shiny side of the paper wouldn't hold the glue/more leaves. Studio DIY calls for about 20 and I was only able to do about 5 so you're certainly getting a different look going this route.] Mila is wearing a Wovenplay suit and holding a brass pineapple from Borrowed BLU

P.S. Wanted to share this sweet photo of the kids taking a break at our Halloween table. Here's the "Sophisticated Halloween Dinner Party For People Who Hate Orange" on ELLE DECOR.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR GIRLS

Four words: birthday cake Halloween costume. This pink cuteness from A Subtle Revelry is so good, makes me wanna cry. 

Lets just face it, Studio DIY comes up with the best Halloween costumes ever. I made this pineapple topper for Mila last year and paired it with a simple American Apparel dress.

This mini Anna Wintour from Oh Happy Day remains one of my all-time faves. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it, vogue...

This Bjork-inspired featured tutu swan dress from The Wishing Elephant stopped me in my tracks. I mean, NEED.

How much do you wanna cuddle this little ball of cotton candy from Style Me Pretty Living?

Oh Joy's little cupcake for Real Simple.

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This Stella McCartney bonny winged number is what I call: buy a dress, call it a day.

DONUT GUIDE

Tomorrow is National Donut Day, so lets get started early with a roundup of fun donut party ideas.

DIY Donut Balloons from the Donut Queen herself, Studio DIY.

And, of course, Studio DIY has a DIY Donut Piñata for you too.

Mini Heart Shaped Donuts from The Alison Show.

The cutest Donut Purse from Crafted by Jen.

Donut Rings from Evite.

Donut Display from How Does She.

Teeny tiny fairy party favors: Cheerios frosted to look like donuts from Baking for Good via Brit + Co.

THE STRAWBERRY GUIDE

Inspired by yesterday's post on our strawberry picking adventure, we've put together The Strawberry Guide. Here's our round up of some of our favorite strawberry items. Let's start with everybody's favorite, dessert!

Lemon strawberry layer cake from The Kitchy Kitchen.

Mini baked donuts from The House That Lars Built.

Strawberry orange popsicles from DesignLoveFest.

Brighten up your day or liven up your party with some strawberry decor.

Tutti frutti pinatas from Kitiya Palaskas.

DIY fruit tissue honeycomb ball from The House That Lars Built.

Fruit inspired party hats from Studio DIY.

Fun for the little loves:

Crepe shop from Kiko Toys via Poppy's Closet.

Fruit rattles from BlaBla Kids via One Kings Lane.

Red strawberry bib from Zigozago via Barneys.

Piñata basket DIY from Sis of Twink + Sis.

And after a long, strawberry-filled day, there may be nothing better than to unwind with a fruity cocktail.

"Making Out in a Field of Strawberries" from Twink of Twink + Sis.

Happy strawberry season!