Of all the various arbitrary and stereotypical “mom types” out there, from crunchy moms to sanctimommies, Halloween moms are my absolute favorite. You ladies are the best and don’t let anyone who can’t appreciate your candy corn cupcakes tell you otherwise. Halloween is the BEST holiday and Halloween moms who go all out with their decorations, baking, costuming, and makeup greatly contribute to that fact.

I happen to work alongside the ultimate Halloween mom, my associate editor Eve Vawter, who has been counting down the days since summer. I’m not sure what her house looks like yet, but I have a feeling she goes beyond a simple pumpkin on the doorstep. Bonafide Halloween moms will recognize the following signs that they are batshit for Halloween.

1. You can identify repeat pins in Pinterest

pinterest

(photo:  Bunches and Bits {Karina})

2. You’re doing this all the time

candy corn teeth

(photo:  kurt_kroon)

3. You were excited that you found fake spider webs on sale

spiderwebs

(photo: Midget Ninja Gina)

4. You’ve made these already

candycorn cupcakes

 

(photo: sweetshannan)

5. You want this

candy corn bed cat

(photo:  sweetshannan)

6. You’re mad that you’re not sporting one of these

candy corn manicure

(photo:  Quirky Knit Girl)

7. You’re constantly encouraging your kids to do this

kid decorations

(photo: Chad Horwedel)

8. Your carved pumpkin looks like this

carved pumpkin

(photo: hrh9)

9. You’re going to Google around to find out how to make this

candy corn barette(photo:  swishina)

10. This Halloween display looks pathetic to you

halloween display

(photo: swishina)

11. You’re getting complains from neighbors about how scary your elaborate display is

barbie dead

(photo: Chad Horwedel)

12. The sound of trick or treaters coming to the door makes you feel like this

13. You LOVE Practical Magic

14. This is just the beginning of your decoration stash

halloween stuff

(photo: crownmarketing)

15. On Halloween night, you’re all