Halloween

When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.— Unknown

More Halloween crafts, recipes and decoration ideas than you can shake a broomstick at, from spooky eyes and pumpkin carving ideas to whacky witch costumes and easy-to-make Halloween treats for school days and parties. Don’t forget Halloween fashions for your furbabies!

DIY Witch Luminary

I went to the dollar store to find jars to put homemade Halloween gummies that the Cupcake made for her kids' craft exchange. And like EVERY time I go into the dollar store, I think of how I can repurpose something that they have there. It's terrible around the...

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Bottle in a Balloon Halloween DIY

I’m a little obsessed with balloons lately. There’s nothing more festive than having a bunch of balloons wafting above your party table to set the mood. I can’t even imagine a birthday without them, or a clown for that matter. Mostly all that goes into balloons is...

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DIY Halloween Glass Block Lights

I have a thing for glass block lights. I love making them, displaying them, giving them as gifts... I'm a blockhead I guess. Halloween is right around the corner, and I couldn't let it slip by without making this one for our front porch! How to Make Halloween Glass...

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The Look for Less: DIY Flower Pumpkin

The Look for Less: DIY Flower Pumpkin

Last week I showed you my $15 DIY decorative pumpkin – the twinkie of the Grand In Road version for $39. It was pretty easy peasy. Well, I’ve got another Look for Less for you. It will take you just a teensy bit longer to put together, but it will save you a ton of...

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The Look for Less: Grand In Road Halloween Pumpkins

I love GrandInRoad.com, especially their holiday décor. I mean LOVE it. Like I want everything on their pages – but I can’t afford it. Thankfully, sometimes I see something on there that is so outrageously priced, I can easily get the look for less. Like this. I am...

How to make felt Halloween spiders

I am not like those mom's who have their Halloween decorations out on October 1. I would love to be, but the last couple of years we've taken a more dynamic approach to decorating. Dynamic meaning, it rolls out over the course of a few weeks and we're lucky if we have...

Pumpkin carving ideas

It’s PUMPKIN PALOOZA at Chez Perot. We kicked it off with a visit to the Pumpkin patch, where Big Daddy told the Cupcake that should could get whatever pumpkin she wanted, so long as she could lift it into the wagon by herself. That didn’t last long. Big Daddy's a...

Pug Halloween Costumes for Your Furbabes!

I have Halloween brain. My mind is spinning about purple, and orange lights, where I can find a giant black tree for my porch, how fast I can make that Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice cake mix meet my new Sur La Table silicone ghost cake molds, ghosts, and that spider craft...
Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

In our house, we like our crust with a little bit of pie. Basically, we’re a pro-crust family. So when I saw these on cookies & cups:   I knew they were the perfect project for The Princess Cupcake and me to make. And so easy too. See? All you need is refrigerated...

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Spider Rice Krispies Treats

Spider Rice Krispies Treats

These Spider Rice Krispies are a big hit for Halloween or any kids’ party. Kids love them plus they are easy enough for the little monsters to make.
Of any kind.

That’s why I told the Princess Cupcake we were making Rice Krispies treats first. Then I told her they would be spider ones.

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Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Truffles

Driving to school on Tuesday: Me: Hey cupcake, do you want to make pumpkin truffles tonight? Cupcake: YEAH!!!!! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!  (FYI: She has no idea what a truffle is) Thinking silence. Cupcake: Mom? How do we make pumpkin tuffs? Me: Well, we take Oreo cookies -...

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Pumpkin Pie Pockets Recipe

As seen on Cookies & Cups! Recipe: Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie filling Ingredients 4 oz cream cheese, room temp. 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup half and half 4 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Instructions...

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Whooo’s got the best treat? Owl S’More Treats!

Whooo’s got the best treat? Owl S’More Treats!

I saw this online at one of my favorite and local mom blogs, Living Locurto and couldn’t wait to try it with the Princess.    "Hey Cupcake, do you want to make Owl S'more Treats?" “YEA! S’Mores! YEA! S’Mores! YEA! I want to help. I want to HEEEELLLLLPPPPP” Bouncing...

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Eggs for breakfast is a good thing, on so many levels

I got rid of most of our Halloween decorations this year. When I went through our orange storage bins and pulled out paraphernalia one-by-one, Princess Cupcake told me she “no like that one,” so I tossed it into the Goodwill pile. I am on a major purge streak so it...

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Bootiful DIY Pumpkin Shirts

Bootiful DIY Pumpkin Shirts

The problem with sending your child to a Christian School is that they do not endorse one of my favorite holidays of the year: Halloween. Major bummer. And as Room Mom, it is particularly frustrating to come up with the replacement holiday themed goodies for “Orange...

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