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Halloween Traditions! | Sparkle In Pink

Angelica Acuna| 24 Oct, 2019

Hey SIP fam,

Let’s talk traditions.

Our little SIP models every year have done something together with pumpkins around Halloween.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving... or not?

I mean that’s obvious but try carving pumpkins when when you have five kids under the age of seven. Now just imagine, all these kids so excited to have a cool cutout on their own pumpkin. You as a mom, pumped because traditions, right? You cut open that top and tell the kids to clean them out. Now, they are still pumped, and they stick their cute little hands in and instead of being all happy they start screaming and crying because it’s disgusting. You now realize you just got stuck cleaning 5 pumpkins. Ok ok, so all cleaned and now for the best part. These cool carve out papers you stick on the pumpkin, tape them on, and hand the carving tools to your excited kiddos to find out you are terrified of them possibly cutting themselves. What did I just do? Gave my momma friend and I a ton of work, that’s what I did. What were we thinking? Two hours later, they got that picture with my, I mean their carved pumpkin.

Oh but hey, I have a better idea! Let’s decorate pumpkins. How? I mean you could just use paint on them, but kids “finish” in five minutes. And it usually results in a painted brown pumpkin because they decided to mix all the colors. Catch my jam? So what we have loved for the second year in a row, is hitting up our local dollar store.

Of course we have to have all the kids in our cute matching family Jack O Lantern hoodies. We got some paint and let each kid pick out a few items of their choice, and let the kids use their imagination. They all do something different and it’s so fun to see what they decide to do. They definitely are older now and could carve, but they get excited to decorate these pumpkins like this because it’s different. A little unicorn, a spider, it’s just so fun and cute!

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Ok so after pumpkin decorating you need some fuel. So why not some easy and delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Oh and did I mention they were easy? THREE INGREDIENTS BABY, yup just three!



  • Spice cake mix 15oz box
  • Pumpkin Puree 15oz can
  • 16 Oz bag Chocolate chips (semi-sweet) but I used milk chocolate because it’s my preference
  • (Optional) Cream cheese frosting

You can find all the directions on SugarHero.com

And just look how deliciously well-received they were!


    I don’t know about you, but I never wait for my cookies to cool. I go straight to 10 and burn my mouth every time, and never regret it HAHA. Ok so after the treat comes the cleanup. If you laid a plastic table cloth, or in my case garbage bags, just scoop it up and throw it away. Less than 10 minutes to clean up, SCORE!

    So just to show you our Halloween traditions we usually have some pumpkin shaped bread bowls that my local bakery makes, with some yummy homemade chili beans.

     It honestly is the the commence of all the holiday traditions we do together with the SIP models. Bring on the holidays!


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    Leave a comment


    • Angelica Acuna

      Aleshia Chapman

      Love the recipe sharing! Looking forward to more! Especially Christmas😉

    • Angelica Acuna


      I loved seeing all of the models share such adorable traditions, this was a great post. I would love to see any Christmas traditions the models may have with their families for the next Blog post. It would be a great way to get to know them!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Jenny Ortega

      Love!! Trying with my kids

    • Angelica Acuna

      Jessica Choate

      Such great ideas! Love how big of a family SIP is!

    • Angelica Acuna


      Gonna try this with my 4 boys😍

    • Angelica Acuna

      Jackie Hughes

      Love this recipe, gonna try making these today !!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Stacy Meyer

      I like the recipes so keep those coming 😊 and I’d like to see more boys items and maybe a blog giving boy outfits the spotlight, or at least brother/sister mix and matches.

    • Angelica Acuna


      Totally making these cookies for Thanksgiving

    • Angelica Acuna

      Amy Hamilt

      I love purchasing sparkle in pink for my niece! Such cute comfy clothes that she loves too wear!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Melissa Knight

      Those cookies look delicious! I’d love to see what Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions you do! Ideas for fun and easy crafts!

    • Angelica Acuna


      What cute ideas for Halloween fun!

    • Angelica Acuna


      looks like awesome recipe

    • Angelica Acuna


      love love everything I have bought!

    • Angelica Acuna


      I love this!!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Kayla Edwards

      I agree with Samantha! Christmas cookies!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Elaina Titus

      Would love to see more ideas on sibling comradery &family fun (some holiday) activities that you can do at home or don’t need much $ for! Would also love to see more kids&mom’s model all of your adorable clothing options, or even better – offer a reward to the first few or best customers modeling the outfits! How fun :) I am also doing these cookies for a pre thanksgiving game watch gathering next week &can’t wait to try them!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Sydney Lamb

      Can we get more outfit styles and pictures? These blog are helping me start traditions with my daughter! She is 2 and now we have daily photos of her outfits especially Tuesday! #toddlertuesday

    • Angelica Acuna


      We are gonna have to try the cookies.I hope you have some kind of good cookies for Christmas

    • Angelica Acuna

      Maria Riley

      I am going to make these cookies!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Mindy Brinley

      Super love seeing the recipes and would love seeing more kid friendly crafts!!!

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