Halloween Traditions! 🎃

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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    • Angelica Acuna

      Salina Roof

      So fun seeing different traditions! I would love to see more holiday diy decorations, inexpensive but chic.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Ashley Black

      I love this! I would love to see some holiday craft ideas coming up for Thanksgiving and maybe some diy gifts for Christmas would be fun!!! ❤❤❤

    • Angelica Acuna


      This was such a fun little read! It’d be awesome to see some holiday hacks of some sort in the upcoming posts! Looking forward to what your blog has in store 💖

    • Angelica Acuna

      Cynthia Olaya

      I love the cookie recipe! I would love to see more unicorn design and cute tulle shirts and dresses. Can’t wait for all the Christmas outfits!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Ashley B

      I have been shopping with you all for a minute, but this is my first time reading your blog. It was a very fun read. I would love to see more mommy and me post.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Racheal Ritter

      I have loved everyone of the blog post from SIP!!! I loved the idea of decorating pumpkins instead of carving! So much safer for my 2 girls! So exited for the next blog. Would love to see more craft blogs or hairstyle tutorials!!

    • Angelica Acuna


      I would love to see more on family outfits for photos where the boys/men’s outfits are centered around outfits you all have! I hate trying to put together outfits for family photos.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Nancy Ladd

      Loving all the pumpkin’s! Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait for more Christmas outfits to come out! And also all about the cheetah this year!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Benita Nethert

      Great ideas an fun looking forward to seeing more fun ideas to share an do thx u

    • Angelica Acuna

      Leia Cabasal

      I just love all things Halloween 🎃 I am big on Kindness right now so maybe post about ways to give back to your community and/school through kindness… maybe ways to donate like coats for kids, toys for tots, a local soup kitchen or food bank, and just making cares for residents at a nursing home 😊

    • Angelica Acuna

      Kristina Coglianese

      I love blogs about holiday traditions. Everyone always has different ways to celebrate Holidays and seeing different ideas are always fun. It give inspiration for a new tradition for my family. Also, everyday mom life would be an awesome blog. The highs, the lows and all the things in between, as moms it’s nice to hear other moms go through the same things we do. Love SIP 😍

    • Angelica Acuna

      Izebella dalyla King

      I love seeing holiday related posts! So many creative and helpful ideas. Looking forward to Christmas blog! I’d love to see a blog on photoshoot related stuff

    • Angelica Acuna

      Cindy reeves

      I’m new to this site and I love it. I love craft ideas for my kids so I’d like to see more.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Jennifer Perry

      I would love to see more sibling outfit pairings! Not exact matches on outfits, but complimentary outfits to one another.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Lexi Martin

      Love your holiday outfits and your mommy and me selection! Would love to see more of it!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Lacey Marr

      Love love love this one! I would love to see even more kid-friendly recipes and crafts!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Claudia Hawks

      Really enjoyed reading your blog post. We will be trying the cookie recipe. :) I would love to see more kid friendly recipes and kid crafts/ activities for the
      Upcoming holidays. I also like to hear about other families thanksgiving day traditions.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Vicki Parks

      Love your stuff and that it’s affordable would like to keep seeing boy stuff (maybe more options) and for girls keep coming with the bigger sizes for the girls maybe 12-14? My little one is just growing into 10-12 but I want to be able to continue getting your amazing outfits for her!!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Jenyfer Charley

      With holidays coming love seeing recipes and crafts to do with the kids. Would also like to see more style ideas like mixing and matching pieces from different sets.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Amanda Quinlan

      Thanksgiving centerpieces that the kids can make!

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