Halloween Costume Parties For Baby Boomers

Boomers like to dress up for Halloween and attend Halloween costume parties. See pics.

I first noticed how we Boomers like to dress up for Halloween when we took a 15 day cruise to Hawaii and on the return trip to LA we had a Halloween party on the ship.  Everyone had on a Halloween costume from the passengers to the ships crew.  Everyone was really enjoying the evening and the grand finale  was a contest to see who had the best costumes.  That was something to watch.

Our Boomer friends love to go to those Halloween costume party contest in bars and see if they can win some prize money.  They had a really unusual costume.  He is the electrical plug and she is the receptacle.  Here is a photo I took of them when they came over to my house on the way to one of the contest.  They won $150.

Halloween for Boomers

Getting back to the Halloween party, here I am on the left as a cat burglar with a badge arresting some escaped convicts.   Hey, who said this had to make sense.   boomers on halloween

More Boomers Costumes at Halloween

I know it’s just a mask but this was one of the scariest costumes and the guy was playing the part too.  I think a different personality comes out when you dress up like this.

halloween costumes for baby boomers

These ladies were having fun, maybe a little too much fun.

Halloween boomer ladies

Ideas for trendy Boomer Halloween costumes for 2015 are dressing up as Adult Vampire Partysuit, Captain America,  Zombies and Hungry Games.  Also Boomers costume likes include politicians of course and Donald Trump’s hair will be interesting, but boomers like to dress up as hippies and rock stars too.  Nostalgia is great for  Boomer Halloween costumes, how about Bettlejuice, Sonny and Cher, Captain Kangaroo or Spock from Star Trek.  For him dressing as Zorro and for her Cat Woman. Adult baby boomer costumes are interesting too. Of course there is always the popular prisoner costumes.

Halloween costume theme to consider is animal themes, horror costumes and superhero costumes.

The Adult Ultron Muscle Costumes – Avengers: Age of Ultron look interesting.

What will be your Halloween costume this year?

By Robert Fowler

Boomers Stay Active With Outdoor Games

Boomers Stay Active With Outdoor Games
Many of us boomers had indoor jobs all those working years and couldn’t really spend too much time outdoors. Now that we are retiring, it is a nice benefit of retirement to get outside. Many boomers are getting outside with outdoor games which provide fresh air, vitamin D, exercise and socialization with your fellow players.

Games played on a schedule give you a reason to get out of the house and get going. For example, my wife Mary Ann and I play Bocee every Monday and Wednesday at Park Place Adult Center and we look forward to playing every time. Senior centers provide an opportunity to join some of the outdoor games right in your neighbor.

Active adult communities have all kinds of outdoor games for boomers. We just spent a few days at Sun City Carolina Lakes outside Charlotte NC and here are some of the most popular outdoors games being enjoyed there. All of the pictures below were taken by me at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

Boomers Enjoy Golf, which is one of the most popular outdoor games ever.

Boomers enjoy playing golf.
Boomers enjoy playing golf.

Pickle Ball is an extremely popular outdoor game enjoyed by active baby boomers. Quite a social activity as well as great exercise.

Pickleball at Sun City Carolina Lakes
Pickleball at Sun City Carolina Lakes

Tennis of course is enjoyed everywhere by boomers and remains one of the most popular outdoor games.

Tennis at Sun City Carolina Lakes
Tennis at Sun City Carolina Lakes

Bocce Ball is a great social game and can be played by anyone. This one is my favorite.

Bocce Ball is a great outdor game
Bocce Ball

Softball is another very popular game with boomers when a playing field is available like in a recreational park or active adult community. This is a great team sport and boomers love to dress up in their uniforms, rallying their team mates, and tail gating.

Softball is a popular outdoor game for boomers
Softball is a popular outdoor game for boomers

There are many more outdoor games like horseshoes. volleyball, basketball, badminton, croquet, corn hole, ladder golf and others. These are many organized outdoor activities other than games for individuals like walking clubs, running, boating, fishing, swimming, bide riding and others.

Why Boomers Enjoy Outdoor Games?

Boomers are getting involved with these outdoor activities to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and meet new friends.

For more information about where to find outdoor games, visit Senior Center Directory, Active Adult Communities.

Find a beautiful Del Webb community like Sun City Carolina Lakes.

Tennis Class
Tennis Class

Lifeat50+ Photo Gallery

Lifeat50+ events by AARP
Lifeat50+ events by AARP

Lifeat50+ Photo Gallery

Just returned from my second Lifeat50+, the one in Boston In May 2014 and we had a blast! So did a lot of our fellow baby boomers. We learned, socialized, and got entertained.  Here are some photos I took while at Lifeat50+.  By the way the next one is in San Diego this Fall 2014 so you should considered joining us!

 

Friday night concert by The Spinners at Lifeat50+
Friday night concert by The Spinners at Lifeat50+
The Spinners perform at Lifeat50+ in Boston
The Spinners perform at Lifeat50+ in Boston
Mary Wilson, age 70, gets the Boomers partying
Mary Wilson, age 70, gets the Boomers partying
Part of Lifeat50+ is touring the host city; Boston's Trinity Church reflection in modern building across street.
Part of Lifeat50+ is touring the host city; Boston’s Trinity Church reflection in modern building across street.
Our AARP Historic Boston tour in Paul Revere square
Our AARP Historic Boston tour in Paul Revere square
We had fun learning about tables at the #AARPTEK courses.
We had fun learning about tables at the #AARPTEK courses.
Lifeat50+ day of service - volunteers packing food for needy
Lifeat50+ day of service – volunteers packing food for needy
AARP Discounts were plenty including Denny's
AARP Discounts were plenty including Denny’s
Zipcar representatives at Lifeat50+ in Boston
Zipcar representatives at Lifeat50+ in Boston
Boomer and travel bloggers get a tour of AARP providers
Boomer and travel bloggers get a tour of AARP providers
Plenty of helpful folks all around in case you have a question or need to find something.
Plenty of helpful folks all around in case you have a question or need to find something.

 

Ancestry.com at Lifeat50
That’s Mary Ann checking her family history at Ancestry.com
TEK stands for Technology, Education and Knowledge.
TEK stands for Technology, Education and Knowledge.
Plaza hotel we took a morning walk thru Back Bay Boston
From our Boston Park Plaza hotel we took a morning walk thru Back Bay Boston
Boomers trying out the massage chairs at lifeat50+
Boomers trying out the massage chairs. We heard they were great!
Liberty Travel was a fun and informative stop. They are a full personal service travel agent.
Liberty Travel was a fun and informative stop. They are a full personal service travel agent.
All kinds of hats, glasses, beads, fun stuff was given away and worn.
All kinds of hats, glasses, beads, fun stuff was given away and worn.
Everybody was a winner at Lifeat50+
Everybody was a winner at Lifeat50+
Just look at those faces! You can tell when folks are having fun. When is the last time you had that much fun?  Come join us at Lifeat50+
Just look at those faces! You can tell when folks are having fun. Come join us at Lifeat50+
Dan Marino at Lifeat50+
Dan Marino at Lifeat50+
Boomers having fun at Lifeat50+
Boomers having fun at Lifeat50+
Several hundred volunteers at Lifeat50+
Several hundred volunteers at Lifeat50+
AARP Theatre had several boomer movies screenings
AARP Theatre had several boomer movies screenings

Next Lifeat50+ is in San Diego
 AARP Discounts

Thanks to Josh Chaney at SBC  Advertising, to fellow Boomer Bloggers Jennifer at Solo Travel Girl,  Chris of Chis Cruises, Christine at Frugal Travel Guy,  David & Veronica at The GypsyNester, Donna at My Itchy Travel Feet, Ronna, Mindy and  Felice at Better After 50 , Zippy at Champagne Living and Lisa at Grandma’s Briefs and Mary Ann of Retirement Media Inc.

Boomers Participate in Senior Games

Boomers Participate in Senior Games

This week I was a participant in the North Fulton Golden Games, a collaborative effort by 5 local cities that provides a month-long series of Olympic-style events and activities (shot put, discus, one-half and one mile walk, one-mile run, tennis, golf, and bowling) for adults age 50 and older.

Participants compete in track and field events, pickleball, tennis tournament, golf tournament, Bocce ball competition, ball room dancing, swimming and more. I came in first in the one-half mile walk in my age group and enjoyed several other activities. Our senior center helped with sign up and even transportation.

There is a state competition and in my state it is the Georgia Golden Olympics which is scheduled for September 17-20, 2014 in Warner Robins, GA. Every state has a similar event and here a senior games list by state. All this feeds into the National Senior Games Association which will have the 2015 National Senior Games in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul in July 3-16, 2015 in which they are expecting 12,000 athletes ages 50 and up from all over the county.

Here are some photos from our local senior games.

senior games torch ceremony
senior games torch ceremony

 

discus throw at golden games
discus throw

 

shot put at senior games
shot put

 

mile walk at senior games
mile walk
toss event
Toss event
football toss at senior games
football toss – good throw!
brisbee throw event for seniors
frisbee throw
seniors horseshoe event
horseshoe
crowd at senior games
crowd at senior games

National Senior Games will be in Minnesota July 3-16, 2015.

See post about my visit to the Georgia Golden Olympics