For you, today, October 31, Halloween聽might be聽a holiday that comes but once a year. For some people, like, well,聽everyone who works at Brit + Co聽and singer, actor, funnywoman Laura Bell Bundy, every day is Halloween. You know聽our track record with costumes聽at this point, so let鈥檚 talk about Laura鈥檚.


From聽appearing on the big screen in Jumanji聽(yes! she is Young Sarah!!) to the Broadway stage in shows like Legally Blonde and Hairspray, to starring聽in the TV show聽Anger Management, getting dressed up and playing pretend is your average Tuesday for Laura. Today, she聽wears a few more hats鈥 and wigs as聽a country singer and the star of the聽recently launched YouTube channel聽Skits-o-Frenic.


In聽looking for a Halloween expert, we turned to Laura Bell Bundy to talk Halloween night essentials (PS, how cute is her witch costume?!) 鈥 both what that list looks like before you have kids聽and聽after. Your priorities may shift a little when there are tots in tow, but one thing DEFinitely remains consistent聽鈥斅燫eese鈥檚 must always be a part of the equation.

Halloween Essentials Before You Have Kids


1. Fake blood, because聽you know it鈥檚 all聽coming off when you drink that Halloween punch.

2. Top Stick 鈥檆ause we girls聽need to keep our girls.

3. Glue for your fangs.

4. A picture of you IRL for the hot dude dressed like聽鈥淛on Snow.鈥

5. Candy to pass out to people you think are best dressed. Or hot.

6. A pair of flip flops or flats for when your feet start to hurt.

7. A plastic pumpkin to carry your things around. (You are聽never too old to trick or treat.)

8. Plans.

9. Back up plans.

10. Okay, fine 鈥 and a couple with kids so you get to at least see how excited kids are when they get a Reese鈥檚 Peanut Butter Pumpkin <3



1. Kids costumes!!!!

2. Candy for the neighborhood kids.

3. Great decorations!

4. A costume to scare the crap out of people who come to the door.

5. 鈥淢onster Mash鈥 on repeat.

6. A scary movie on TV.

7. Boo-ze!

8.聽An empty stomach so you can try your kids鈥 candy.

9. A coat for each kiddo in case it gets chilly!

10. A creatively carved pumpkin.

Happy Halloween, trick-or-treating, Monster Mashing and everything in between to all of you (kids, no kids or kids at heart) this weekend!


What are your Halloween essentials? Share your picks with us聽in the comments below!