The countdown is on! Hellloooo October! Here at Punky Moms, Halloween is our most favorite holiday. A chance to let our freak flag fly a little higher. This year we have decided to claim stake and create one of the first ever Halloween Advent Calendars out there on the interwebs!
Every day in the month of October month we will be sharing with you a spooky treat. It may be a craft tutorial, possible a giveaway (or 8!!!), a mixtape, etc. Seriously so many ghoulish goodies we want to share with you out in Punky land. It’s a great way to get into the spirit and have fun this Halloween season.
This post will be the master list so you can come back here every day and see what we have updated it with. We also will be sharing on almost all out social media spaces so if you aren’t in our Facebook groups or following us on Instagram, go make it happen!
Ready to get started? Let’s begin and open the first door of the Halloween Advent Calendar! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
What’s That Noise?
Some song’s landscapes are forever changed when they are set into the depths of our favorite horror movies. If you are ready for the challenge, turn on your spotify, turn down the lights and try not to look at what is behind that door. 20 Halloween Movie Tracks That Will Make You Not Want To Open The Door
2. Strange And Unusual Giveaway
Go on and visit our Instagram page @punkymomsdotcom today to enter to win one of our Strange And Unusual pouches! Lydia Deetz is all of our patronuses.
3. Moon Mother
Another giveaway you witches! The magical @luckysewandsew is gifting one lucky winner a Moon Mother pin from her Coven of Mother’s collection. You can enter to win by visiting our Instagram! If you aren’t on Instagram and are bummed you can’t participate have this bonus advent calendar item…. MUPPETS! To get you and your little babes in the mood, we put together a few videos of the very best Muppets Halloween clips. Click here to watch them on our Youtube station.
4. Teenage Halloween
Trick or treat or not. How do you help your teenagers get into the Halloween spirit? We’ve got 4 easy non-invasive ways to encourage them without pushing. Come read Holly’s Teenaged Halloween piece over here
5. Time To Decorate!
You might be thinking, who the hell has time to make their own Halloween decorations? Well it’s not as time consuming as you might think, and surprisingly very easy. With just a few fun materials you can make your very own ribbon wrapped Halloween wreath in a matter of minutes! You can even let the kids help (with parental supervision, there is a hot glue gun involved). You can use the same technique for just about any holiday, but Halloween is our favorite holiday here at Punky Moms HQ. Come read Diana’s tutorial here. Bonus Googly eyes Wreath Inspiration also here!
6. Mysterious & Spooky
The Addams Family’ has it all – a close knit family, macabre interests, supernatural abilities and most importantly, a dark sense of humour. Behind today’s door we have this awesome Addams Family inspired enamel pin from @thorsthreads. Check out our Instagram page today for the full details.
7. The Teal Pumpkin Project
Raise awareness and show your support for kids with food allergies! Just because Halloween won’t be completely allergy friendly doesn’t mean we all can’t try a little. For those of you who want to try it, check out the our post about The Teal Pumpkin Project – Teal is the color for allergy awareness and it’s guest writer Leila’s daughter’s favorite color.
8. Witchy Moms
We are back with our popular Featured Mom Boss Shop feature and this time we are excited to share with you a beautifully curated shop down in New Orleans called Hearth And Crow. Run by Family & Witchy Admin Hannah, her shop showcases gorgeous handcrafted unique items for your home & sacred space. The aesthetic of the shop is amazing and should be an essential stop for the modern witch. Hannah has kindly offered Punky readers a discount code to use, so go ahead and get cozy and read about how she gets inspired and why family is so important in everything she does.
9. It’s Close To Midnight
When I was a kid, I’ll admit there were a few scenes from Michael Jackson’s original Thriller video that made me legit scream. I remember covering my eyes but being completely entranced by the music. It was nothing like I had ever seen. We were so happy to stumble over this amazing shot for shot remake of the original made completely out of LEGO! Not nearly as scary BUT definitely just as cool…
10. Own Your Own Pandora’s Box
A Pandora’s Box is a customised box of wonder and mystery and often humor put together by Pandora’s Box York to awe and surprise you! Go over to our Instagram and enter to win your own box. You will receive a variety of items, they could be natural history items, small pieces of taxidermy, medical antiques, oddities, teeth, surgical tools, animal skulls, preserved animals and specimens of all kinds.
11. Goth Dollhouse Of Dreams
Day 11 of the Halloween Advent Calendar. Carolyn has given her childhood dollhouse a makeover with this beautiful revamp into a goth dollhouse. Perfect to be put on display this Halloween season. Come look at the pics, they are AMAZING!
12. Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch?
Day 12 is underway and yes we’ve got another giveaway for you! Seriously Punkies, we love youuuuu 🖤🌙✨ The rad as fuck @drawingsbynicole is gifting one lucky winner a Bad Witch pin! Visit our Instagram for full details!
13. It’s Okay To be Lazy
Limited on time and money? Here Holly shares with us 5 fast, easy and cheap Halloween crafts to help decorate your den.
14. Batty For Bats
‘Female bats are pretty much the original Punky Moms gang as they set up “maternity colonies” – essentially comfy places chosen by pregnant bats, where they hang out, birth and breastfeed their babies, while providing each other with warmth and company: living the Punky Mom commune dream!’ Come read Jane’s piece about the importance of bats conservation.
15. Poison Bottles
We’ve compiled some of our favorite FREE online printable labels for your Halloween or, like most of us, year round decorating needs. Click the link to add a little darkness into your home decor.
16. DIY Time
With just a few fun materials, you can make your very own ribbon wrapped Halloween wreath in a matter of minutes! You can even let the kids help.
17. Kid Friendly Halloween
Julia’s list of ten kid-friendly Halloween movies, compiled in order from youngest to oldest audience. Kid tested and approved and sure to leave your littles nightmare free.
18. Support Your Local Ghoul Gang
19. I Put A Spell On You
I Put A Spell On You. Which Version Is Your Favorite? Marilyn Manson, Annie Lennox, Nina Simone, or the original by Screamin Jay Hawkins himself?
20. After Dark Movie List
“Can I put Jawbreaker on here? I’m going to, it’s weird and makes your skin crawl and Rose McGowan is at her best.” Put the kids to bed and get started on viewing Nina’s, not-your-standard 80’s slasher flick list of scary movies.
21. We’re In Bat Country
Bats! Bats! Bats! Crafts, clothing, kitchenware – we got you covered with this list of some of our favorite bat goods online.
22. Punk Rock Halloween! Oi Oi!
Time for all things spooky and scary! So what makes your skin crawl? Is it flesh eating zombies? Alien invasions? Blood thirsty werewolves? What about the dreaded Punk Rock Halloween playlist filled with nothing but Misfits songs? THE HORROR!!! We can save you from the last one with Tricia’s Punk Rock Halloween playlist.
23. Hot Fox Punkies
Our lovely friend Rory at @hotfoxjewelrycois gifting one lucky winner a freaking BAT NECKLACE. Ugh it’s soooooo beautiful. All her stuff is amazing. This is a vintage illustration of a bat on laser cut balsa wood. The necklace features Tibetan yak bone skulls and polished garnet stones. It’s on a black chain with gold plated clasps. 🦇🦇🦇 TO ENTER, visit our Instagram www.instagram.com/punkymomsdotcom
24. PMUK MEGA MIX
25. Spooky Grrrrrrrl
Our ultimate best babe Taynee at @grrlgangart is gifting a bundle of goodies, including 4 original spooky original illustrations and the last Halloween postcard from her stock. To enter, visit our IG @punkymomsdotcom
26. Get Carving!
Here is a roundup of some super cool and geeky Halloween pumpkin stencils you can download to carve out your pumpkin with! Happy Carving!
27. Too Ghoul For School
A Halloween Party Playlist for the Mini Ghouls and Ghosts in your lives. Not too spooky, a little bit kooky and hopefully not too corny. Alex’s Kids Halloween Playlist includes tracks from Harry Potter to the Ghostbusters. Hopefully your little one/s will enjoy doing the monster mash.
27. You’re Going To Work Up An Appetite
All this trick or treating and Halloween partying will definitely leave you hungry and tired. We’ve been making this pumpkin chili now for a few years and it is the perfect dish to throw in the slow cooker to have. Make it for a crowd at a Halloween party or at home when you are passing out candy to the littles
28. Do you have any guts?
There you are with your pumpkin and carving tools. You’ve traced the design and maybe removed the top already, but what to do with all that gooey, stringy junk inside? Don’t throw it out because there’s something you can do with the innards.
29. Little Monsters
Our friends over at Lu And Ed have kindly given us a monster to giveaway! Please visit our Instagram for full details!
30. For Our Witchy Moms
31. ARE YOU READY???
Last but certainly not least it is the best Halloween mix there is! Created a few years ago and one of our most followed Spotify playlists to date, we are releasing this early as there is a few days worth of music to get through!!! Get ready, go click, and turn up the volume!