Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kick Off Summer With Plant Fest at Tanaka Farms

Plant Fest returns to Tanaka Farms in Irvine, California this weekend for two days of vegan food and fun! Parking and admission are both free, and the event will be held Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 from 10AM to 3PM. It is the perfect way to kick off summer, with vegan vendors, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, special speakers, all on a working farm!

Over 20 vendors will be there selling both vegan food and cruelty-free merchandise. Check out the list of food trucks, vendors, and schedule of events below:

Attend A Worldwide Memorial Service For Animals On National Animal Rights Day

This Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 marks the 8th National Animal Rights Day, an annual day observed across the world on the first Sunday in June to memorialize the billions of animals killed each year. The worldwide event is held in multiple cities, including Los Angeles, and its purpose is to give a voice to all the animals and raise awareness for their rights. This event is powerful, emotional, heartfelt, and inspiring and I highly recommend attending if you can! More info on the event, including the one in LA, is below.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Traditions Holiday Store's Halloween Displays

Traditions is a year-round holiday store located in Canoga Park, California, just north of Los Angeles. They have a fantastic Halloween section featuring vintage-inspired decorations as well as folk art, lighted decor, ornaments, and more! I've known about this store for years now, but had never visited until this past weekend when I made the 1.5 hour drive from Orange County. The store is the middle of an industrial part of town in a large building that houses their showroom as well as a large warehouse (they have an online store - yes, you can order their Halloween goodies from their website!). On the weekend parking was easy (they have a lot in the back or there is street parking) and the store was pretty empty.

About half of the store is devoted to Halloween, the other half is mostly Christmas, with smaller displays for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Independence Day. You should have seen the huge grin on my face when I saw the Halloween section, it was awe-inspiring! Traditions carries mostly vintage replicas or vintage-inspired Halloween items, with many mass-produced Bethany Lowe products. I loved browsing around and just being immersed in the Halloween spirit! Their displays are boo-tiful! You can check out photos of the Halloween decorations in the store below:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TRICK 'R TREAT Maze To Haunt Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights This Fall

Eeeeeeek this is the BEST news I've heard in a while...Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood is FINALLY getting a Trick 'r Treat maze!! I am sooooooo excited for this one, boils and ghouls, since Trick 'r Treat is one of my favorite films ever. and no one does Halloween haunts quite like Universal (check out my coverage of  2017, 2016, and 2014)! I was so jealous last year when Halloween Horror Nights Orlando had a Trick 'r Treat scare zone that looked simply to-die-for! I am so stoked both parks are getting a whole maze in 2018!

Check out the official press release below:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Elvira Halloween Party Decor Collection by Beistle

Image from Party with Beistle

Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark and Queen of Halloween, has partnered with Beistle, legendary proprietors of Halloween and party decor, to unveil a wicked new line of Elvira-themed Halloween party supplies! Seriously, boils and ghouls, this new Elvira party decor is to die for! They've got spooky streamers, fearsome and fun photo signs, creepy centerpieces, and much more macabre items! Think of it - now you can have an Elvira-themed birthday, party, or other celebration with some boo-tiful decor courtesy of Beistle!

Check out the Elvira Beistle products below:

Happy Mother's Slay: 15 Scariest Horror Movie Moms

It's almost Mother's Day (consider this your reminder to call your mother this weekend), when we celebrate everything about our moms! I'm surprised I've never done this before, but I wanted to share some of the scariest moms featured in horror movies. Note: Before you go any farther, please note that there will be spoilers below - if you haven't seen the films mentioned, please don't read the descriptions as they will give key plot points away! Consider yourself warned...

Check out my list of the 20 Scariest Horror Movie Moms below:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

11 Things I Can't Wait to Eat at Vegan Street Fair: San Diego Nights

Who else can't wait for Vegan Street Fair: San Diego Nights this Saturday?! Vegan Street Fair is an event near and dear to my heart - their annual Los Angeles event has always been a blast (check out my coverage from this year and past years: 2018. 2017, 2016, 2015). I've never attended one of their nighttime events, but I am so stoked to be checking out my very first one this Saturday, May 12th from 5PM to midnight at Anthem Vegan in San Diego!

Vegan Street Fair: San Diego Nights is a more intimate affair than the daytime festival and it's like having a block party with the best people and food! VeganFatKid has curated the 10 vendors that will be there and they look awesome! The vendor menus were recently unleashed and I've been daydreaming about all the vegan things I'm going to eat this Saturday night and making a plan of what I want to eat (since I won't be able to eat everything, even though I want to!!). I'm so excited that I want to share my list of things I can't wait to eat at Vegan Street Fair with you!

Check out the 11 dishes and drinks I'm most excited to eat at Vegan Street Fair: San Diego Nights:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vegan Street Fair San Diego Nights this Saturday

This Saturday, May 12th Vegan Street Fair is taking over San Diego for a one night only engagement to bring you a curated selection of vegan eats along with a 21 and over beer garden, live entertainment, games, and much more vegan fun!

This event will be held this Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 5PM to 12AM at Anthem Vegan located at 2611 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104. Tickets tiers include General Admission, Fast Pass, and All-Inclusive Passports - check Vegan Street Fair for available tickets and more information.

Vendors have been hand-picked by VeganFatKid, and all vendors will offer at least one $4 or less items for purchase, as well as full-size eats for purchase. The exciting vendor line-up includes:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Goth Guide to Summer: 31 Goth Essentials to Survive the Sun

Temperatures are heating up, the days are getting longer, and we are going to be in the middle of summer before you know it! In my opinion, the only good thing about summer is that Halloween season will immediately follow, so I just have to get through it.

If you are a darkling like me who wears black year-round and hates the heat, you are probably looking for ways to keep cool while still staying spooky. Lucky for you, I've been on the hunt for goth essentials like fearsome fashions, eerie accessories, and so much more that will make summer a little more bearable for us spooky kids. I've found 31 macabre must-haves for surviving summer the spooky way, check them out below:
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