You’re invited to a costume party

I decided to combine two creative community prompts for today’s lettering. Behold: Something that gives me anxiety + Halloween-related phrase made with candy. 🙀🎃🍬⁣⁣


When I was a kiddo and somewhat less anxious about Halloween, m&ms were my favorite candy, and I loved the heck out of my mouse costume. 🐭⁣⁣

PS A question occurred to me during the making (and demolition) of this post: Does anyone else find that they eat way more net candy thanks to the “miniature size” than they would when “fun size” was all the rage? They’re just sooo tiny I always think, “Eh, what’s one more?”⁣

you're invited to a costume party

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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