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Let’s get spooky! Halloween will be here before we know it, so it’s not too early to start party planning and picking out the perfect costume. We’ve put together some of the best (and easiest!) do-it-yourself party ideas and homemade costumes just for you. Check them out below and pick your favorites.

For more spook-tacular inspiration, check out our list of Halloween-themed team names and slogans. Don’t forget to browse our design templates for more Halloween costume and t-shirt ideas. Happy haunting!

Fun Halloween Party Ideas

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Every t-shirt tells a story. Whether it’s the remaining remnant of a distant memory, a celebratory souvenir, or a fabric badge of courage, t-shirts take on meaning well beyond their original intent.

Six-year-old Madison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) when he was only two years old, and his mom Mel know the power a t-shirt can possess.

For the past three years, they’ve taken part in the annual JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) One Walk that takes place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Each year, they’ve invited friends and family to walk by their sides, raising money and awareness with every step to help cure a disease that affects 1.25 million people across the country.  

And, each year, Madison’s cheering squad has worn a custom-designed shirt that helps brings the group – and their mission – together.

For Mel and her husband Sam, the annual walk is not only an opportunity to raise funds, but a time to bond with a community that understands the frustrations and challenges of raising a young child with T1D.

“The way I describe what it feels like to parent a young child with diabetes, is it’s a lot like when your kid gets a fever,” Mel explains, “The thing with Type 1 is, it’s like a fever that never actually breaks….I would love to worry about stuff like should he take piano lessons, or is he doing his homework, I don’t know, whatever parents of kids who aren’t challenged this same way seem to worry about.”

The annual walk is also a chance to do something about a situation that mostly feels completely out of their control.

“There are millions of kids affected by this,” Mel says, “There are adults who have been waiting their whole lives for something better. ….But, none of that technology can actually make it to your doorstep unless there have been clinical trials….None of those things happen without funding. That’s why we’re walking.”

For this year’s event, for the first time, Madison was old enough to take a more active part in both the walk and the creation of the custom t-shirt design worn by all the family and friends walking or rooting for him behind the scenes. Like any six-year-old might, he turned to a familiar source of inspiration.

“He’s really obsessed with Star Wars right now,” Mel says, “…. and he loves imperial walkers or AT-ATs so, we decided to be Madison’s Walkers AT-ATs v T1D.”

A family friend who happens to be a graphic designer created the unique design – a sneaker perched astride the legs of the Star Wars AT-AT – and the uniform for Madison’s Walkers began to take shape.

Mel and Sam used Custom Ink to print the shirts for the walk, but they also used Custom Ink’s fundraising platform to create an online campaign for selling t-shirts to their team and others looking to support their cause. Money was raised for JDRF through a portion of every t-shirt sale …..and spirits were raised, too.

“[Buying a shirt online] gave people an opportunity to feel like they were part of the team even if they couldn’t actually physically be there to walk with us. They would have a shirt, you know, team swag,” explains Mel, “It reminds you that beyond the event itself, it’s important to us all the time. Every day. Not just that day. So we’re excited about shirts.”

For this year’s walk on the Mall, Madison’s Walkers raised $1,090. For Madison, the event was a chance to feel supported by his loved ones in a crowd of smiling faces and AT-AT shirts. For Mel and Sam, every walk means another step toward funding research that might one day allow them to control this challenging disease, rather than the other way around.

Got an amazing t-shirt story of your own? We’d love to hear it. Use #tshirtstories on Twitter or Instagram to share how a t-shirt helped make a moment even more memorable.

 

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York Anesthetist Students ROCK!” and “Schulte Camporee” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Students of York College of Pennsylvania’s Nurse Anesthetist Program partake in an annual Olympics each June. It’s a way for them to get out of the classroom, which they’ve been dedicated to for 36 straight months, and get out on a field to have fun. It’s also a way for seniors to connect with juniors and novice students. The event is such an awesome time that faculty members have also become involved over the years. The group breaks out into teams for the event, complete with different colored, custom t-shirts of course!


The Schulte family gets together several times throughout the year to celebrate major holidays, but every three years, they set time aside for the Schulte Camporee, an outdoor event that celebrates generation after generation. The event has occurred for over 20 years and this year, family members enjoyed their time in Santa Claus, Indiana with their “Christmas in July” custom tees. The design turned out fabulous on every shirt, whether it was a onesie or an XXXL. Judging by the smiles on these faces, the group had a great time!
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Happy Halloween! We’ve got a boo-tiful list of Halloween-themed sayings and slogans just for you. Whether you’re celebrating with a costume party, trick-or-treating, or a scary movie marathon, we’re sure to have a Halloween saying to fit the mood. Check out the list below and browse our Halloween t-shirt design templates if you need more inspiration.

Fun, Cute, & Spooky Halloween Sayings

If You’ve Got It, Haunt It

I’m Here for the Boos

Witch Better Have My Candy
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Looking for a Halloween-themed team name? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of some spook-tacular team names just for you. Check them out below, and let us know your favorites in the comment section.

If you still need Halloween t-shirts for your group, browse our selection of customizable apparel and start designing!

Cool & Creepy Halloween Team Names

Squad Ghouls

Bugs & Hisses

Sugar High
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