Celebrate Halloween in Pajamas

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We think creating a costume out of pajamas is one of the best ways to enjoy Halloween.

Why?

Well, because whether you’re going to a party, trick-or-treating, or giving out candy at your door, you get to be dressed up for the occasion while still warm and cozy. Sounds good, right? Think about it – how many costumes have you worn that were uncomfortable or left you freezing cold?

We also love pajama costumes because you can either use PJs you already have, or buy a new pair that you can accessorize and wear for Halloween, and then wear as pajamas later.  How great is that?!

We have SO MANY fun costume ideas for you!

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Be BBQ Dad wearing these pajama pants with a Chef’s hat, spatula and a tray of hot dogs!

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Be a Crazy Cat Lady wearing one of our fun “Cat Person” nightshirts with a basket of cat toys and cat food.

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Be a College Student wearing one of our cozy flannel pajama pants with college tee a hoodie. Carry a laptop, backpack and coffee cup.

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Be a Grandma or Grandpa wearing our popular “FlapJacks” for kids and adults. Combine this vintage union suit with a wig, beard, cane and glasses.

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Be a Football Tailgating Fan wearing our Men’s “Football” pajama pant with team jersey, tee or sweatshirt. Have tumbler glass in hand and bag of chips with dip.

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Be a Hipster wearing one of our classic pj pants rolled up at the ankle with fitted sweater or tee shirt, scarf, glasses and slouchy wool beanie.

Check out more ideas at our round up here:

Turn Your Pajamas into an Awesome Halloween Costume

More Pajama Halloween Costume Ideas

14 Ways to Turn Your Pajamas into a Halloween Costume

Pajama Halloween

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Use any of these ideas? Have you created your own pajama costumes?  We want to hear about it!  Tell us in the comments below or send us a photo at info@thepajamacompany.com.

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A Case of “Fall Fever”

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We’ve got a case of “Fall Fever” here at The Pajama Company. We love being cozy and warm in pajamas when there is a chill in the air. We heard that  August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years and now that it’s mid September, please let’s have a random leaf fall. We’re dreaming tonight of pumpkins, fires and hot apple cider. We’re dreaming of wearing our footy pajamas again and our flannels with socks and sweaters. A hayride sounds very inviting right now don’t you think? Do we love Summer? Yes, yes we do but now curling up by the fire sounds pretty nice! It’s time to start thinking about that just right pumpkin carving and the fun of visiting the pumpkin patch. In case you’re experiencing a little “Fall Fever” of your own, we’ve got a few ideas that just might help.

1. Start Planning The Perfect Halloween Costume

Of course we think the best and easiest costumes are created with pajamas. Our lightweight cotton FlapJacks are loved by our customers all year around. We suggest putting on your red “Bear Bottom” FlapJacks with a white or grey beard and an old hat and you’re Great Grandpa.

Bear Bottom FlapJacks $48

Bear Bottom FlapJacks $48

Our white Footies and a gold crown makes you Max from Where The Wild Things Are

Big Feet Jersey Footy $44

Big Feet Jersey Footy $44

2. Have a “Pie Party” and try out some fall favorites. 

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3.  Pretend it’s a “Snow Day” and stay inside all day doing what you love!

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4. Because Football Season has begun have a Tailgate Party at home or at the game

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5.  Jump in bed early tonight and dream of Fall
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Dorm Sweet Dorm

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With “Move In” day behind you or right around the corner, we’ve got you covered with dorm room essentials. What does every student need for late night study session or binge TV watching? Pajamas, of course. Here are a few of our dorm room style favorites.

 

Dorm Pajama Style

Caribbean Crush $28

Caribbean Crush $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

White Buffalo Check Flannel $28

And for those late nights when there is a chill in the air

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Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Slate $135

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Kashwere Super Soft Robe in Creme $135

Tiger Slippers $24

Tiger Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

Owl Slippers $24

And a special place to rest your head

facebook pillow $28

facebook pillow $28

A few years ago, we had a “Pajama Reporter” working her dorm floor for us. She found how her friends were rockin’ their pj style at American University in this video on our You Tube Channel

We wish students a successful year at school with many successes and some pajama moments with new friends. 

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The 5 Best Pajama Comfort Movies

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Ever notice how some movies you watch and enjoy once, and then there are others you could watch a million times over? Whether it’s a movie that’s totally silly or touches our hearts – there are just some movies we can’t quite get enough of.

So pop the popcorn, grab your coziest blanket, and settle in for the long haul because here are five of our favorite “comfort” movies to watch over and over again!

Back to the Future

Who doesn’t love this classic movie in which Michael J. Fox goes back in time in his DeLorean time machine? (Hellloooo, McFly!) It’s a feel good movie and an all-time favorite rainy day go-to. There are actually two sequels, but the first one is really the best.

Emma

A delightful adaptation of the Jane Austin classic novel, set (of course) in the English countryside. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Emma, a self-appointed matchmaker who loves playing cupid for others, but fails to find a love interest of her own. A feel good movie with great cinematography that will draw you in again and again.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

In this comedy, Frances McDormand plays the middle-aged governess, Guinevere Pettigrew, who finds herself unemployed and desperate for a job. She takes a job as the social secretary for a singer (Amy Adams) and finds her calling.  A cute movie with fun characters that you’ll want to watch over and over. And, the cool art deco style setting of the 1930’s is a bonus!

Toy Story

If you don’t know Toy Story, it’s a touching family movie about a boy named Andy and his toys, that’s well loved across generations. Action figure Buzz Lightyear and Woody the cowboy steal the show, in addition to Mr. Potato Head! What makes us watch this movie over and over? It’s a sweet story and even after many years, the animation is still really cool. And like Back to the Future, it’s a trilogy, so a perfect choice for a rainy Saturday movie marathon!

Wedding Crashers

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play two womanizing friends who regularly “crash” weddings to pick up girls. All is well and good until one of them actually falls for one of their conquests (played by Rachel McAdams). This movie is totally entertaining. There are so many funny lines which makes it one you have to watch again!

*All movie cover images via Amazon

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7 Awesome Sleepover Games

7 awesome sleepover gamesA good slumber party is all about great friends, yummy food and treats, favorite PJs, and of course, fun things to do!

Here are some of our favorite games to try out at your next sleepover!

Blindfolded Makeovers One person gets blindfolded and then does the make-up of the other person. The result is pretty funny! Have lots of good make-up remover on hand for this one!

Getting to Know You Game Each person gets a sheet of questions to answer about themselves, and then shares their answers with the group. Add questions like “what’s something you are afraid of” or “what’s your most embarrassing moment?” or “do you believe in ghosts?” for extra fun and laughs!

Musical Manicures Sit in a circle and pass a bunch of different nail polish colors around. When the music stops, each girl paints a nail with the color she has. Continue until all 10 finger nails are polished for a rainbow effect.

Toss & Talk Ball Similar to the “Getting to Know You Game”, but with a ball. Write all of the questions on a plastic beach ball. Toss the ball and the person to catch it answers the first question they see.

Murder Mystery Game A fun game of tag played in the dark. Victims must guess and identify the murderer! (Best for teenagers.)

Laser Maze Tape paper streamers across your hallway to form a maze, and then each person takes turns navigating their way through. Fun for hours!

Secrets Each person writes a secret or a fact about themselves and puts it in a big bowl. Players take turns pulling secrets out of the bowl and guessing who it belongs to. The person who gets the most right wins!

How about you – what are you favorite games to play at sleepovers? Tell us in the comments below!

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Footies for Spring!

Are you wondering what happened to spring?! We sure are. It’s chilly out there! But there’s one sure way we’ve learned to stay warm –  and that’s with our awesome footie PJs.

Footies come in a variety of fabrics, but we find that flannel and jersey footies are just perfect for a cool spring. Kids and adults alike – we have footies for the whole family – and even in matching styles if you like!

And what’s even better, today only we’re having a FLASH SALE – 20% off all footies with FOOTIES4SPRING!

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Kids

t_17871Kids Big Feet Pajamas Green Camouflage Fleece One Piece Footy $36

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Lazy One “Timberland Bear” Kids Footy in Turquoise $32

Adults

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Big Feet Pajamas Adult Red Jersey Knit One Piece Footy $44

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Matching Family Footies

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Lazy One “Don’t Moose With Me” Kids Footie in Pink $32

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Big Feet Pajamas Adult Red Fleece One Piece Footy $48

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9 Reasons to Call in a Pajama Day

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Ahhhh…pajama days. Every now and again we all need them, right? One day where we don’t have to bother getting dressed – we can lounge around and relax all day long in our coziest jammies.

Just in case to you need a little help finding a reason to take a day all to yourself – here are 9 of our very best excuses:

1.You just put fresh sheets on your bed and there’s no way you’re letting the coziness go to waste!

2. It’s raining, snowing, sleeting, too hot out, too windy…(insert weather condition here).

3. You’re on the home stretch of THE best book you’ve ever read. Hello?!?!

4. You just finished hustling for a HUGE work or school project and your mind and body need to chill.

5. An awesome new series just dropped on Netflix and you’re hooked…“just. one. more. episode.”

6. You’re pretty sure that mastering the art of napping is your life’s calling and you must do more field research.

7. You’ve been feeling a little down lately and a feel good movie marathon is just what the doctor ordered.

8. Home-made mac ‘n cheese leftovers in the fridge…need we say more?

9. The UPS man just delivered your new footie pajamas and you plan to put them to use (along with #5 and #8) immediately.

Now go ahead and call in lazy! You deserve it.

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A Grown Up’s Guide to Pajamas

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Hopefully you’ve graduated from your well worn college t-shirts, beat up boxers and sweats, right? If not, no worries, there’s no pajama shame here.

But, be honest: is it time to upgrade your PJs? One of the benefits if adulting is that you get to treat yourself to cozy, comfy PJs that you love! We’re talking a proper pair of pajamas – the kind with matching tops and bottoms (or a onesie if you’re so inclined – more on that in a bit).

The bottom line is this: if you don’t have a real pair of pajamas as an adult, you’re totally missing out. Because being a grown up in jammies is kind of like a little slice of heaven.

Here are some of the grown up rules of pajamas, that we feel we must share:

Cozy is the name of the game. No weird flame-resistant fabric like when you were a kid. Adult PJs are all about cool cottons, soft jersey, snuggly flannel and cozy fleece. This is your relaxation uniform – your signal that the work day is done and it’s time to chill. This is the outfit that at times, you’ll wear all day long (see Pajama Days), so the key here is cozy.

Fancy or Fun, it’s your choice. People call you fancy pants? We know your type and we’ve got your number – you’re the classic PJ type. Or maybe you’re more of the light-hearted breed who loves fun patterns that show off your favorite hobby or your goofy sense of humor. We’ve got you covered as well, with a million options like here and here and here.

PJs say: “I like you”. Pajamas in a sense, are a form of self care. Buying yourself a great pair of PJs is like sending yourself a cozy love note. Think about it: you’ll feel good wearing them, and much more put together when you’re lounging all day. And, you’ll sleep better when you’re snug as a bug in your jammies. #pajamalove

Footies are still perfectly acceptable. Yes, you probably remember wearing them as a kid. And here’s the good news: footed pajamas come in a full range of adult sizes too! And, we think they’re best suited for an all-day Netflix binge watch, don’t you?

Pajamas + (insert favorite food & drink here) = the perfect match. Love comfort food like grilled cheese or a giant plate of nachos? Indeed, a match made in heaven. Syrup-covered waffle and bacon breakfast? Spot on. Pizza delivery? Surely. Wine, margarita, or maybe a hot toddy? Mmmm yes…the perfect compliment to your snazzy, soft PJs.

So there you have it, adult friends – get yourself a proper pair of pajamas and get your cozy on. And then consider it your license to laze!

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