Category Archives: Halloween

why don’t we… 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...

wild paper animal masks

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...

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...

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...

cookie flavored cinnamon bat rolls

I love this season – such treats and goodies! Since having kids, from Halloween until Easter there has been a non-stop treat train happening in our lives. So if I am going to make something to...

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...

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...

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...

two crafty 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 two simple ideas for costumes that can be crafted in...

monster 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...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

11 ideas for your post-halloween pumpkins

Happy Halloween! We are decked out and ready for the fun over here, and have a lawn full of pumpkins embroidered, pinned, and painted to share with the neighborhood. Tomorrow our pumpkins will still be here...

diy animal scarfs

It seems the costume options for little ones are endless this year. If you are still looking for a quick idea, these animal scarfs are so a fun option. They have the head of an animal...

10 easy and spooky treats

Halloween is just around the corner. Costumes and spiderweb decorations are essential this season, but don’t forget the most important part: food. This month is all about indulging your munchies! Take inspiration from these sweet and...

monster straws

I wasn’t always a Halloween fan, but 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 month than my...

festive monster games

Sometimes the kids and I have different ideals 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...