As a member of Hallmark’s Press Pause panel, I am lucky enough to receive regular shipments of their latest offerings. If you’ve been reading This Mom Loves for a while, you know I’m a sucker for holiday-themed decor, and here are my favourites from Hallmark’s 2013 Halloween collection:

All The Goodies:

Alive and Talking Pumpkin ($19.95)
This pumpkin is motion-activated, and lights up with changing expressions and phrases. A fun idea for the porch on Halloween night…though I’m thinking I could have some fun with this in the classroom too!

Witchiest of Witches Shadowcaster ($14.95)

This is my favourite – just place it near a wall and turn it on, and it will project spooky, flickering shadows.

Whoo’s Watching Me? Singing Owl Techno Plush ($15.95 with the purchase of 1 card)
When you turn this cute little guy on, his eyes move side-to-side and he sings a parody of “Somebody’s Watching Me”. The kids love this one – there’s something about adding plush to an item that just attracts children, and when you add in a funny song…you may need extra batteries!

Pics ‘n’ Props Halloween Party Activity Kit ($19.95)

These Pics ‘n’ Props kits are neat, as you can have a little photo shoot in advance of a holiday, or use them to spice up a party. Hallmark sent me one with a graduation theme, and the Grade 8’s at school used it to set up a fun photo booth corner at graduation. This one would be neat for a spooky gathering, with photo props, masks, backdrop and a 4 x 6 album to hold all of the memories.

Fortune-telling Magic Mirror ($19.95)

Another motion-activated item, this one lights up and shares fortunes with passersby. The fortunes are for general audiences (example: I predict something dark in your future. I think it must be, yes it is, chocolate), which I think my students will enjoy if I bring this in as a classroom decoration as well.

And of course, Hallmark has Halloween cards too, if you feel you need to mark the occasion in that manner. Don’t bother sending me a card…I’ll just take the chocolate!

Disclosure: I was provided with the above products for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.

2 comments on “Hallmark Halloween 2013”

  1. The Alive and Talking Pumpkin looks neat actually. I was looking for something new for our porch this year. And the Witch Shadowcaster is fun too. Although I definitely won't be putting that in the girls' room as they don't need any more excuses for not being able to sleep!! Thanks for the review. Reading this gave me my 'fix' of window shopping for the week. 🙂

  2. Ok so I think after reading this post I need to improve on my decorating for the holidays skills! I mean, I have old decoration for Halloween that I may or may not get out…oops!
    When I see all the cool items at Hallmark I think I need to step it up a few notches! Maybe I will go after Halloween to get some of these cool items on clearance ( I love a good sale item! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    Krista S.

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