Halloween Party ~ Simple Ideas that Rock #TrickUrTreat

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I am like a kid that's never grown up ~ I really enjoy Halloween and everything that's not too spooky and definitely NOT evil but fun, fun, fun!  My family {thankfully} shares my appetite for making life fun. There's no need to stress over having family party fun and with these super simple recipes you can make the party as big or little as you like.  Let me help you streamline the Halloween party process. I … [Read more...]

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Necklace ~ Quick and Easy Kids Craft

Ghost Necklace Ichabod Crane Style

I love almost anything glow-in-the-dark {think cute...NOT spooky}.  I'm so glad to still have one little guy who shares my love of cool kidsy crafts.   These little necklaces are extremely EASY to make and if you let them charge {hang around a light source} they'll glow for hours. When little guy {and me...yes..these look great with jeans and a T} aren't wearing ours I hang them from lamps so they glow at … [Read more...]

Jack O Lantern Cookies

Jack O

These cookies are so cute…and so easy to make. 1.  Take two chocolate chip cookies, homemade or store-bought from your favorite bakery or the bakery department of a grocery store. 2.  Make some decorator frosting.  My favorite frosting to use for this is my mom’s buttercream frosting.   Put aside a small amount of the frosting {approximately 1/4 cup}. Tint the larger portion of the frosting orange.  The remaining … [Read more...]

Halloween Cookies, Candles & Pumpkins

I love the Pillsbury Ready To Bake sugar cookies.  Even when I don't have time to bake from scratch I can still bake something cute & tasty for the kids.  I made these this morning and....gasp....let the kids have a few for breakfast {then a nutritious breakfast afterwards-but cookies for breakfast was fun!}. I also placed some candy sticks into a few before baking - you can then wrap them in some cookie bags, tie … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. - - -William Shakespeare (a quote from "Macbeth") Happy Halloween! hugs, mb … [Read more...]

Halloween Lantern

Completed Lantern

Pictures Glued to Streamers Crepe Paper Glued to Top Halloween Art Paper LanternToday's quick and inexpensive {cheap} Halloween craft is a paper lantern.  I started with a paper lantern from the Dollar Store (One whole dollar--I just love the Dollar Store), crepe paper, Halloween clip art printed out on card stock and a glue gun.  I opened the lantern up fully and glued some orange crepe paper to the top, gathering as … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bread ~ In a Can!

Pumpkin Bread in a Can

I wanted to bake some pumpkin bread today but also wanted to make some to give away.  In an effort to continue my love affair with cans...yes, cans.... I used some that were left from the green beans we had for dinner the other night.  I removed the labels, washed the cans well, rinsed them out and dried them.  When I was preparing my loaf pan for the pumpkin bread, I also greased the cans and filled them two-thirds full … [Read more...]

Halloween M & M Test Tube Favors

Halloween M & M Favors Complete

  Super Simple and Quick- I purchased the test tube favors {8 in a package} at Michael's { Martha Stewart Crafts with the 40% coupon} and Halloween M&Ms and that is all that was needed for this basic favor.  I had some strips of card stock left from the cards I made a few weeks ago {Debbie Mum} and cut those to a smaller size adding them with a pop-up to the tubes after filling … [Read more...]

Halloween Bat Luminary

Bat Luminary

Here is a very easy Halloween decoration...... a luminary.  You can use any size can you would like....soup can to super sized can.  I had a can of potatoes from Sam's Club (a big can) that I had saved and that is what I used.  First, remove the label from your can and then spray paint the can any color you choose.  I spray painted mine dark green because that is what I had on hand.  Once dry, I made a template of a bat, … [Read more...]

Cute and Scary

Little Sweetie in His "Nest"

I have been a fan of Somerset publications for years.  When I purchase an issue, and there are so many niche issues to choose from, I look through its contents again and again.  I always admire the art and the artist and have never attempted to make anything that I have seen....intimidation.  But, in the spirit of breaking those chains (and hopefully encouraging you to do the same), I made two adorable little sweeties … [Read more...]