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Colorful Ghost Cake Topper

I am still a little in awe of the fact that October is flying at us so quickly. This week, eeek! These colorful ghost toppers are a great project to create now before Halloween rush hits. A colorful bunch of ghosts is exactly how I do Halloween – fully in the ghoulish spirit of it, […]

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Cute DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids & the Entire Family

We have been posting DIY Halloween costumes for kids and families for 7 years here on the blog! There have been many fun ideas and we’ve created costumes kids, adults and even babies need a cute DIY in their costumes. Basically the entire family! It’s been a blast and so many of the ideas have […]

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Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

Of all the family traditions we have, the annual pumpkin carving contest is easily the favorite and the most messiest of them all! Every year, we head out to the pumpkin patches and pick our favorite of the bunch, and then head home to carve them. The kids draw on original faces and scoop out […]

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Spider Lady Halloween Costume

Being someone who always screeches a little when a spider is seen in the room, it may seem a bit odd to create an ENTIRE spider Halloween costume around said, creature. (EEEK!) But really, this costume isn’t just spider – it is Spider Lady in all her pink, armsie, glamorousness.   The pink spider lady […]

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Flair Pin Halloween Costume

We love the flair pins that have popped up everywhere this last year for adorning our backpacks & jean jackets. Turn your favorite one into an easy last minute Halloween costume. Our kids have gone through phases where they’ve been incredibly picky about exactly what clothes they want to wear, which can make wearing intricate Halloween costumes difficult to do. […]

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A Candy Cake

I am all about the cakes whether they are store bought, homemade, or even baked inside a pumpkin… any cake will do in my book. And today I am excited to share our latest rendition a cake, without a cake. A candy cake! No baking, no mess, just pure candy bliss. This is a particularly fun […]

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rotten brownie eggs

Nothing gives off the spooky chills of the season quite like a rotten egg. Make this whimsical version with food dye and fill it with a brownie for a special Halloween sweet. Perfect for October gatherings or to bring for school treats. To make the rotten brownie eggs begin by piercing a hole in each […]

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bright cat garland

Nothing says Halloween like a strand of spooky cats. Since I much prefer bright and fun to spooky and creepy, this cat garland is a whole new take on the spooky black feral idea. It adds a festive vibe to any fall party or mantel display. Bright is the new black… Colorful is the new cat! […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Face Pumpkin Balloons

Happy October! It’s the month of spooky faces, pumpkin carving and… balloons! Pumpkin balloons you say? Absolutely. Pumpkin balloons are better than carving Before grabbing that knife and getting pumpkin guts all over the house, try making a set of jack-o-lantern pumpkin balloons for the porch. They are bright, fun and WAY less work than pumpkin […]

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Birthday cake pumpkins

We’ve baked cakes in pumpkins before, but today we are making a birthday cake out of pumpkins. I’m obsessed with this idea! It is such a bright way to decorate the table or front porch for a more fun than spooky display. Stacked with sprinkles or layered with crepe paper, these fun pumpkins will give […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Costume

Tis’ the weekend for sweet treats and fun dress-up. As the weather turns chilly there are not many forms of ice cream I reach for… but a few like pumpkin, peppermint and mint chocolate chip costume are always a welcome treat. If dressing up like cotton candy, a party fan, or a birthday cake aren’t […]

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Bright Painted Leaves

I am still in a bit of disbelief that this is the last week of August!!! Although this summer was a favorite, I am quickly looking forward to the wonderful fun that fall brings. To colorfully kick off the new season this week we hung up a batch of brightly painted leaves in the house. It’s the […]

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Say Thanks

November is a great time of year to stop and say thanks. In the past I’ve dropped off flowers or soup to say a sweet thank you to important people in my life. This year I am going to use pumpkins! We have a pretty large collection of pumpkins left over from Halloween that need […]

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monster donuts

I sat in on the kindergarten class party planning committee this week. We planned out the kid’s Halloween party, which is going to be monster themed! This quickly led me to day dreaming of fun monster sweets – then the most amazing idea struck. Monster donuts!!! Of course!!! And I quickly became obsessed with these […]

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Sparkling Spider Cocktail

Since it’s almost Halloween a sparkling spider cocktail seems just about the right thing to serve! I am gushing over this idea and I served it at a dinner party the other night and everyone was equally as grossed out and they were impressed. :) That is definitely a Halloween planning win. The sparkling spider cocktail […]

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Unicorn Toast Halloween Costume

One of my favorite & most popular posts so far this year has been the unicorn toast creations. It seems like we all agree that our entire lives could use an injection of a bit more unicorn fun. So why not carry this fun over to Halloween with a unicorn toast Halloween costume!?! This costume is everything […]

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swan costume headband + swan cake toppers

With Halloween coming in just a couple weeks, the need for cute dress-up ideas is high. We will have a couple more traditional costumes coming soon, but today I am happy to share this swan headband! It is a great option for busy moms who are told they should dress up to help in class, […]

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Friendly ghost garland

Can you believe that Halloween is only a few days away!?! Time to bring out the last minute ideas. This friendly ghost garland is a fun way to liven up a class party, the front windows at home before trick-or-treaters descend on Saturday, or even an adult party with spooky beverages ;). I love this friendly […]

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How to Make a Sparkly Heart Emoji Costume

Inside: We are showing you how to make a heart emoji Halloween costume. Now that it officially fall! We are kicking off our Halloween fun this year with costumes, pumpkins and all the spooky, but most colorful, ways we love to celebrate this time of year. You can see all of our favorite costumes and […]

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DIY balloon costume for kids

This DIY balloon costume is the last in our series of festive party costumes and is a perfect option for that last minute throw together. I love how this DIY balloon costume takes only minutes to make and it guarantees your little one will be the brightest and most festive kid on the block. The […]

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Pumpkin pie pops

There are 157 different activities that I am expected to bring treats to over the coming weeks. Something about this season makes every gathering from PFA meetings to play dates desperate for something sweet to be included. No complaints here! Keep the treats fun, easy and creative with these pumpkin pie pops. Miniature pumpkin pies […]

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Fun and Festive Monster Games

It’s all fun and games till the Monsters want to play! Sometimes the kids and I have different ideas of celebrating. I plan a fall filled with leaves, homemade costumes, and simple pumpkins – they want shiny costumes from the shelf, spider webs, and monsters! To satisfy us both, I’ve come up with a new […]

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large bloom paper flower

A wilting flower bouquet holds no competition to this gigantic paper floral bloom! It’s a showstopping display to center a meal this season. From Halloween through Thanksgiving, these Kraft paper petals will set a graphic homespun backdrop for whatever festivities you might be cooking up. The big floral bloom also makes a great hostess gift – […]

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why don’t we… light a pumpkin party lantern

Carving pumpkins doesn’t have to be all spook. Pull out the seeds and get your pumpkins party ready by turning them into lanterns! Hung from the trees, set on the stoop, or carried through the neighborhood… I love the idea of a pumpkin lantern for lighting the night in pretty fall style. Why don’t we make […]

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Sequin Glitter Pumpkins Disco Balls

Glitz, glam and ghouls, this halloween got a little more fun! Whether it’s just one or dozens, these sparkly sequin glitter pumpkins are the perfect addition to your holiday decor! All you need to make glitter pumpkins that look a whole lot like disco balls this season are a few supplies, including a faux pumpkin, […]

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Candy Filled Balloons Pumpkin Patch

It’s about that time of year when we start dreaming of all the fun Halloween parties to be had. From classrooms to our kitchen table, Halloween is a celebration we get behind to enjoy any way possible. Although we’ve made fun jack-o’-lantern balloons before, this year we decided to give our balloons a little extra purpose and fill them with candy!

A candy-filled balloon pumpkin patch!

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pumpkin burbon slushie

Growing up in the dessert, fall was always bittersweet to me. I loved the season but my 100 degree experience never quite matched the leaf falling, boot clad vision in my head. Now that I live in a town with a real fall (hooray!), I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to those who still […]

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10 Simple DIY Paper Masks

Masks are a special addition to any outfit. They can transform a look instantly! Every child’s favorite activity includes slipping on one of these DIY paper masks and instantly become an animal, a superhero or a princess. Everyone can join in the fun with these 10 simple masks to make. 10 of my Favorite DIY Paper […]

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5 Scary Cakes That Are Wildly Fun

My kid’s LOVE the Halloween store this time of year, all the spooky and scary thrills them. We made a batch of 5 scary cakes for Halloween that have all the spook without the gore and blood. Instead we opted for pink candies, covered cookies and the best frightful cake recipes to surprise your Halloween […]

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Party fan Halloween costume

Continuing our Party Costume Series for Halloween this year a party fan seems like a fabulous way to dress as the party. Or to be the party! All this costume involves is some paper and an imagination. So simple and fun. Pair it with a honeycomb, a birthday cake, or our recent cotton candy Halloween costume and bring […]

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Triplet Honeycomb Halloween Costume

There’s nothing like Halloween to encourage dressing up! Like most kids, these girlfriends love to dress up and match! Making this triplet honeycomb Halloween costume is a fun way to create a look that is as adorable for all. The honeycomb is quickly becoming the iconic mark of modern birthday parties and these life-size ones […]

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why don’t we… stick a spooky face on it

Halloween is in one week! As we finish up our last minute costumes (who else is making an Elsa wig?), the decorations and details have to be easy. A piece of black paper, glue, and various white candles are all that’s needed to make a funky ghoulish candle display. Ten minutes and a front window, […]

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Pumpkin Cake Recipe – Mini-Pumpkin Patch

Trick or treat, is it a pumpkin or is it a cake? It’s not a trick! It’s the best of both, it’s a pumpkin cake! Once before we baked a cake inside a pumpkin, but this entire pumpkin is actually a cake. Even better. :) Make this pumpkin cake this season to create a new […]

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host a subtle and spooky halloween

With the official first day of fall behind us, I cannot wait to jump right in to share some of my favorite ideas and inspirations for a subtle and spooky Halloween party. The holiday was not always my favorite, but having two toddlers has completely changed it for me. With so many fun things coming up this […]

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Pumpkin Crumble Recipe

It’s here! Finally, everything you could ever dream of is pumpkin! And I’m so excited to add this delicious Pumpkin Crumble Recipe to the list of must haves for fall. The best part is, it not only makes a great dessert, it makes a great breakfast and I’ll take advantage of any reason to have […]

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embroidered pumpkins

Looking for a different and (VERY) pretty way to carve your pumpkins this year? Look no further than a bit of yarn, a needle, and paint. Embroidered pumpkins have everything we love about carving, and the criss-crossing strings add a nice graphic punch to the mix. Using yarn and a simple pattern, you don’t even […]

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Circus Costumes Ideas for Your Twins

We did a styled photo session with the kids earlier this year that was set up like a circus party! It was so fun and in a lot of ways describes life these days. It’s been a crazy season around here. Like a circus. Ha! Most days I function more like ringmaster making sure all […]

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Garlic harvest party invites

We are hosting a garlic harvest party and the idea of stashing fresh from the farm bulbs in a paper bag to deliver for the invites has been on my mind for months. I was pleased to find our local farmer’s market had stashes to spare. Each bag has been filled and and clipped onto […]

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Abstract painted pumpkins

Colorful pumpkins > than orange ones An equation that is just a fact of life. These abstract painted pumpkins make me so happy! They are bold, beautiful and a great way to make this Halloween the brightest one yet. Whether pumpkins are stacked on the porch, set as an arrangement on the table, or given out as […]

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Baking Inside of a Pumpkin

There’s not much that beats carving a pumpkin this time of year. Except of course, if we are cutting it up to bake a freaking cake inside! That my friends might just win my – “favorite thing of all time” award. Can you imagine? The awesomeness of our beloved fall pumpkin + a cake! Perfection. […]

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Hilarious Monster Candy Apples

1 Monster, 2 Monster, 3 Monster, 4 these little monsters are something I adore! We wanted to up our candy apple game this year and decided on creating the most fun and whimsical candy apples I’ve ever seen. Monster candy apples that are hilarious and fun! The kids will think they are the best thing […]

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5 paper bag halloween costumes

Buying a pre-made costume for your little monster this Halloween sounds easy, but so are these inspiration pieces! The best part? You already have the materials in your kitchen. Grab a paper grocery bag, some scissors and ask your trick-or-treater to help out. Before you know it, their costume will be ready to wear. Make […]

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Cotton Candy Halloween costume

I’ve never been big on Halloween spook… but party costumes!?! Bright and colorful dress up. That is fun I am always on board for. Continuing our colorful Halloween tradition of the past few years – here is the latest idea in our party costume series. A Cotton Candy Costume! Because adorning a huge poof of […]

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why don’t we – make a spooky drink

As my kids get older, Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. Not much beats the excitement of my kids this time of year – which is why I am jumping the gun a bit early, sharing this easy idea to spook up our drinks for the quickly coming Halloween season. Store the idea […]

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halloween treat boxes

Hand out candy in style this year! Whether you are handing it out at the front door, in the classroom, or at the office – these free printable treat boxes will give your ghouls something to smile about. Choose from bright words, bats, or polkadots stuffed with goodies inside. To make the printable trick or […]

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All the best: Fun pumpkin carving ideas

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DIY Girl Costume

Light up your little gals life with this simple Ikea hack DIY girls costume. This fun and festive vibe will light up even the darkest Halloween night. To Make This DIY Girls Costume You’ll need two large-sized white party lanterns, one small party lantern, glue, and colorful ribbons. Cut an opening to fit around the […]

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Candy Girl Costume For A Last Minute Halloween

Why be a normal girl on Halloween when you can be a Candy girl?! This fun last minute candy girl costume idea will come together in no time and bring all the festive fun along the way. Hurry run find every colorful thing in your closet and put it on, because tonight you will be […]

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Halloween Invitations – Bright and Fun

Hosting a Halloween gathering has become a bit of a tradition to our family over the past few years (we happen to live in a killer trick-or-treat neighborhood). When you live in a good trick-or-treat neighborhood. And you have an awesome chili recipe, it makes for an easy reason to invite friends over. Since our […]

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Painted pine cone table runner

Inspired by bottle brush trees in gorgeous holiday hues, I asked my friend Sam to update the idea using pine cones for a November feast. The look is so pretty and is a perfect way to bridge the color and festivity gap of this coming month. Spread along a table, the pine cones are a […]

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hanging cake in the trees + printable pumpkin cake toppers

If you’ve been here long you know that I love a good dose of whimsical detailing in my designs. For the pumpkin harvest brunch I hung our bunt cakes up in the large swooping trees. A refreshing way to showcase party sweets + they were simple to cut down when it was time for eating. […]

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13 Monster Crafts You Can Make In An Hour

Monsters are a whimsical way to incorporate some silly and spooky fun into your Halloween celebration. And what better way to do it than to craft up some of your own creations? These 13 Monster Crafts are sure to bring smiles and shrieks! Now, before we start thinking making monster crafts is just for kids, […]

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office supply pumpkins

Creating pretty pumpkins without a carving knife isn’t hard with a few office supplies at hand. We used paper brads and pushpins to create these kid friendly, office ready pumpkins at a moments notice. They are festive,  and can be made in five minutes flat – for a very confetti filled Hallow’s Eve. Make the […]

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Printable Halloween Glasses

Halloween is ONE WEEK AWAY! Eeeek! Are you ready for it? If you happen to still be undecided about what to wear to work or school, these printable Halloween glasses are a very low commitment way to celebrate the holiday. Put them on with a cute dress for the morning costume party, sneak them off […]

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why don’t we – carve a pineapple?

We are headed out to the pumpkin patch for round one of pumpkin picking this weekend. We do an early pumpkin carving and another one just a couple days before Halloween. This year I am incredibly intrigued by all the awesome carving I see going around on things other than pumpkins. I mean, if you think […]

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easy apple juice favors

Creating fall favors for those times when you don’t want “creepy” and “crawly” is easy with a box of everyone’s favorite apple juice and a couple supplies. The result looks a bit like a pumpkin – with 30% scarecrow added – and will make any kid’s day in a non-spooky way.

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festive folded leaf garland

You guys… today it is officially fall! I am celebrating by planning and plotting for a fun season of pumpkins, costumes and spooky sweets! But first, one of my favorite fall elements. The iconic leaf. Folded leaf garland makes an awesome welcome to the season. Liven up a party, or brighten a corner at home with […]

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dress up masks

Do you dress up for Halloween? I have never been big into the holiday, but with the kids dressing up now it is so much more fun. The twins are going as Raggedy Ann and Andy this year! If you are looking for just a little something to wear, masks are an easy way to […]

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birthday cake halloween costume

Halloween was never my favorite holiday… until I had kids. Now it has become one of the most fun holidays of the year! I mean – dressing up, getting candy, saying hello to 3,000 strangers. It is a 4-year-old’s greatest dream. To encourage the festivities, but not the spook, we are making one big ole’ […]

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color dyed wheat wreath

This fall we are warming up our mantel with a bright, festive wreath made with color dyed wheat. It’s a little bit fraggle rock, a little bit country, loads of fun, and a festive way to welcome guests into our home. The process of bright color dying allows this wheat to work great for welcoming in trick-or-treaters and […]

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three step chocolate marshmallow cups

The coming few weeks will give us ample reason to indulge. Try these sweet and easy chocolate marshmallow cups for a homemade twist during treat season (you don’t even need an oven). The recipe makes just enough to bring for a classroom party, and is rich enough to keep your closest friends satisfied as you turn down the […]

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why don’t we… induldge in pumpkin ice cream

It’s about this time every year I start craving pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bourbon, pumpkin cakes… As long as it’s from a pumpkin, there’s a decent chance I will love it. Last year I was introduced to pumpkin ice cream! The game has been forever changed. Move over every other way to eat […]

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Festive Fringe Crepe Paper Streamer Ideas

One of the things I love about pinatas is how pretty their fringe is. So why not bring that same gorgeousness onto the walls and other party decor. The same simple steps can be used to create soft, fluffy strands of garlands. Aren’t they delightful? The gorgeous texture of these crepe paper streamer ideas in their […]

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Pumpkin Polishing Technique

Just as cakes don’t always need to be chocolate, pumpkins don’t always need to be orange… especially if your home style is not, ahem, welcoming to a harvest color palette. ;) Lucky for you (and me), acrylic paint and nail polish can save the day! Give your nails a break this season and use that […]

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Pool Float Halloween Costume

When I say Halloween. You say Easy! I am so excited about this year’s first Halloween costume because it is absolutely the easiest costume there ever was. You may know by now that I am not a fan of difficult to create, sewing involved types of costumes. October is a crazy month for all families, […]

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Pumpkin jello shots

Halloween is obviously fun for the kids, but when the grown-ups get together their treats should be just as great. A pumpkin re-purposed as a jello shot is the perfect combination of spunk and fun for the spooky night ahead. Our neighborhood really gets into Halloween, at many houses the owners will welcome neighbors with […]

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How to temporarily dye your hair with Kool-Aid

It’s about this time of year that I start wanting to change up my hair. To try something new and fun. Now, I have this new hair new me mood more often than I like to admit. There is something about changing your look and feeling like you can take on the world like I hold my […]

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hard candy caramel apples

Candied apples are a favorite sweet fall tradition. For a long time I made basic caramel apples, until I realized how simple it is to make a hard candy shell on top. The mixture gives all the sweetness of caramel with an added hard candy crunch – for an enormously special treat. The gorgeous caramel […]

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DIY Baby Bouquet Halloween Costume

Needing a cute baby and mamma costume this year? Look no further than your favorite dinner party inspiration. A bouquet of flowers of course! This adorable DIY baby Halloween costume is perfect to hold your newborn in while walking the streets, and sweet enough for a waddler to waddle about in. Plus, after Halloween, these […]

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The Fall Project Hit List

Fall has fell and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It really is our favorite season around here, and can you blame us? Between the beautiful colors, cooler weather, festive gatherings, and endless excuses for treats, fall is the best time to celebrate all the fun things! We’ve created This Fall Project Hit List to remind […]

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Wild Paper Plate Animal Mask

Oh my goodness – Halloween is 3 days away! Can you believe it? I know for many of us the last week before a holiday is when we finally get around to pulling things together. If you need a last minute Halloween idea, or if you want to build a sweet stash of paper plate […]

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17 DIY Couples Costumes Your Mom Would Be Proud Of

Grab your boo and gear up for a Halloween celebration to remember! Whether you think crafting is more trick than treat, or you couldn’t think of any other way you’d like to spend your time this Halloween season, we’ve got a fun list of DIY Couples Costumes that your momma would be proud of. ;) […]

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Amazing Halloween costumes for grown ups

I know our lineup of kid’s party costumes may tell a different story this year, but… Halloween isn’t just for the little ones. If you like dressing up just as much as the trick-or-treaters, then these costumes will definitely inspire you! Whether you need a costume for the whole family, you and a special someone, […]

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Colorful caramel apple cake

Caramel apples are our favorite treat this time of year. We’ve painted them before and used hard candy to coat them, but I’ve been dying to actually color the treats in bright hues. I am so excited to bring a bit of daily revelry into the caramel apple making business. Luckily, our local grocery store […]

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natural dyed face paint

Halloween is a fun holiday for our kids, but making sure it’s a nontoxic one can be difficult. I first made a version of this natural face paint when the twins were babies. Needing a green face for Frankenstein and fearing the unnatural chemicals on my baby’s skin. This project uses simple fruits, veggies + natural (non-fluoride toothpaste) to make […]

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Sugar fun printable candy labels

Tis the season of sugar fun, treats and candy. There is something about the store aisles filling up with bags of goodies that gives me a sweet tooth this time of year. Whether packaging sweets for a Halloween party, the classroom, or the office using personalized packages for them makes everything seem brighter and more fun. […]

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Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

My rule for kid’s costumes is that they must be cute (not too spooky), crafty, and able to brighten someone’s day. A tall order? Here are my ideas for the best costumes for kids that can be crafted in about an hour. Both will definitely bring a smile to everyone you see.   I’m not sure […]

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Sticker Decorated Pumpkins

I love easy ways to decorate pumpkins. I am all for busting our the knives when needed to carve a pineapple jack-o-lantern, but there is something awesome about not getting all gooey to create a gorgeous fall display. I know by how popular our push pin pumpkins are that you completely agree with me. Hooray! […]

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“Punny” Candy Bars For Halloween

It’s time to up our Halloween candy game. I love a big bag of generic candy bars, but how much more fun to hand out candy covered in colorful puns? Especially for hosting Halloween parties this idea is colorful, fun and super easy. The “punny” wrappers will instantly better your candy game without the need to slave over creating a treat […]

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Creative Halloween Makeup Ideas

I’m a big fan of dressing up for Halloween. And a makeup costume might be just the right amount of festive spunk this year. Instead of adorning a full-fledged dress up, grab a couple of colorful Halloween makeup idea details and a little time in front of the mirror. For a fun and creative alternative to a full body […]

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painted caramel apples

This time of year is my favorite for a lot of reasons. Most particularly the treats! And of those treats, caramel apples rise quickly to the top. What could be more fun than enjoying a caramel apple? Painting and designing one of course! Did you know caramel can be painted? It’s so fun. Follow our […]

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Festive Friday – 5 Halloween Things

For years I’ve been touting a Halloween holiday filled with color and fun! Here are five really great ideas for creating a great Halloween party scene while keeping the space festive and fun. And before we jump in, I am excited to share our new Holiday Halloween Page! I’m passionate about providing all the awesome ideas […]

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Rainbow Jack-O-Lantern Soda Bar

If you’ve been following along for any length of time you’ll know I love Halloween without the spook and gore. It’s a holiday I quickly got hooked on all over again after having kids. I think Halloween should be celebrated just as colorful and bright as any other time of the year. Because rainbows and unicorns are […]

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pumpkin seeds three ways

Every year we wait eagerly for the opening of our first pumpkin. The seeds of which are baked and devoured in a single afternoon. I’ve tried every variation on the seeds imaginable over the years and here are my favorite three combinations. Any of which would make a great afternoon snack, or when bagged up […]

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dark chocolate maple leaves with sea salt

During our first year of marriage I was ecstatic to learn how to bake. I grabbed this recipe and spent an entire Saturday making my first totally from scratch cake. It took forever! Although, I’ve never made the entire cake or marzipan pumpkins again, I did fall for the idea of making chocolate leaves and have enjoyed a batch […]

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13 Halloween Party Games You’ve Never Heard Of

With Halloween fast approaching, we are getting party ready with our long list of Halloween party games to keep the Spooky and festive party going! Our party games make a HUGE difference in how much fun everyone has at our gatherings and who in their right mind wouldn’t be willing to play Halloween games while […]

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Spooky Halloween Treats We Are Craving All Fall!

Halloween is just around the corner, so we’re putting our favorite spooky Halloween treats together for you. Costumes and spiderweb decorations are essential this season, but food is definitely the most important part. This month is all about indulging your munchies! Take inspiration from these sweet and savory treats by dressing up your favorite snacks […]

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printable science posters

A friend showed me this site which has a collection of amazing vintage science prints free for download. Perfect for a boys party, a picnic invitation, Halloween, or whimsical home decor. Honestly, I’d adore their creative and colorful impact at any party.

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Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Pumpkins are a favorite around our house this time of year ! Decorating them has gotten so much more fun with the slew of inspiration online. Here are 25 of my favorite creative pumpkin carving ideas… Which will you be making this year?   25 of My Favorite Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas 1. mummy – bhg | 2. […]

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Glittering Pumpkins – A September Update

Happy Fall ya’ll! This month was such a great start to the season for us. It helps that we kicked off my favorite content season of the year and the studio is currently filled with all the glittery pink and fun fall things. Like this pumpkin that I immediately fell in love with, which combines […]

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a pumpkin brunch

This weekend I am dreaming of pumpkins and gourds and all things cozy. I am away visiting family and the air outside has a nice desert crispness to it, reminding me that fall has indeed come despite the constant sun. I leave you with the rest of the pumpkin harvest brunch photos, so we can […]

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Rainbow Witches Group Halloween Costume

At the kids school all the teachers dress up for Halloween and they are so creative. They’ll normally group up and have an entire grade dress as one big group Halloween costume. Inspired by this, we created a Halloween group costume of rainbow witches! Whether you might be dressing up for school, the office, or […]

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angel food eyeball cake

With Halloween coming up we are having a blast playing around with a few spooky treats. It is the one time of year that eyeballs, spiders, and other spooky items are found popping up at our house. These angel food eyeball cakes are a great way to get in on the fun. The cakes look like they are […]

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Snapchat Filter Flower Costume

I’m so glad you loved yesterday’s creative makeup costume ideas as much as I did. This year I’ve been a big fan of costumes that are spunky, simple and don’t require an entire get up to make happen. Costumes with little details that make your entire look more fun… much like our beloved snapchat filters! […]

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DIY Monster Straws for Easy Kids Halloween Parties

For Halloween fun, these DIY Monster straws is one of my kids’ favorite projects and it is super easy to make! I wasn’t always a Halloween fan, but obviously, having kid’s has changed that. There’s nothing better than watching their eyes light up with glee, which is why we have many more family moments this […]

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Monster Party Favor Bags

To go along with the monster donuts we all loved so much, these monster favor bags are a fun way to hand out candy (or a more healthy trail mix;) this year. They are just creepy enough to still be cute, and definitely school party approved. Let’s get in the monster party spirit and hand out […]

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Baby Bumble Bee Costume DIY

This year we have a couple sweet costumes to share including this bumble baby bee costume DIY that includes momma as a flower the bee is attached to… obviously. Momma and me costume ideas Turn your own little bundle into this Bumble Bee Baby! A costume that you can only create during this sweet baby […]

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Cakes & Cuts: Cotton candy curls

I’ve been a bit obsessed with cotton candy this year. If donning an entire cotton candy Halloween costume is not what you had in mind for the office party, why not use the idea as a jumping off point to create this wild and whimsical sugar spun hairstyle. The way the curls and texture mimic […]

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Animal Pool Float Pumpkins

I love dreaming up creative ways to decorate our pumpkins (like abstract painted pumpkins or these birthday cake pumpkins). For this year’s bright and colorful pumpkin decorating, I decided to stick with our favorite pool float Halloween theme and turn the concept into some crazy fun pumpkins. These guys are so great because they are filled with colorful […]

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Halloween Pumpkin Ideas for All of the Leftover Pumpkins

Some would say pumpkin season is coming to a close…but, we completely disagree! We can think of lots halloween pumpkin ideas for all of those leftover pumpkins, from recipes to decor, that’ll keep them around long after fall has turned to winter. So cheer up, buttercup! Even though Halloween is tomorrow, these pumpkins are here […]

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Pink Halloween Mantel

This post is sponsored by The Dollar Tree and contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links which doesn’t cost you any extra money – but will give you an awesome Halloween mantel. :) It’s not quite October, but once the fall weather hits I can’t […]

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birthday present halloween costume

Last year we did a festive Halloween costume series that was really fun. A birthday cake, a party lantern, a bunch of balloons, a baby bouquet of flowers, and real life honeycombs! Festive and bright costumes for the kids. One thing we were missing – was a birthday present. So I am filling in the […]

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fringe confetti Halloween mask

This project was inspired by the confetti-fringe-streamer trend, and my need for fun + affordable Halloween options. An owl mask, made from a paper bag and streamers! It’s a favorite around our house this year. Plus, it’s an easy costume for for kids or adults. With the eyes having cut-outs to see through (safety first!), and worn over […]

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