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I came into the kitchen late one night and my daughter was tying a ribbon on a pumpkin. I thought, oh my dear...The thought of a pumpkin and a ribbon just didn't click for me. The next day I had a change of heart. She cut out letters on card stock and used colored pens for the dots and background. I must say, I was pleased with the finished product. We have this cute little pumpkin on our front porch..that and this adorable scarecrow she put in a pot of mums. I loved both ideas. Never underestimate the creative abilities of others. These fall decorations would be perfect for the fall cookout or party using these invitations.
Cute Attention getter cupcake display. Hand crafted cupcake holder is great for Halloween Parties. Click on tutorial at Pure Joy Events for step by step instructions. She also has some great ideas for a Halloween Party. Send these cool invitations out to get the party started.
Love, love, love this recipe from Farm Chicks. I'm making this to take to a Fall Festival this weekend. See those layers, it's graham crackers. What I'm going to do is to take a boxed cheesecake and add pumpkin pie filling to it and layer it with the graham crackers. I can only see it working.... I'm always adding something to the plain cheesecake kits. I'm so excited about this cake.
My husband is always telling me not to take something to a get together that I have never made before...I say take risks, change things up, try something new. Will update you after the festival...We will see who is right, him or me.
Click on Farm Chicks for her recipe.
UPDATE I won runner up with my pumpkin cheesecake (Jello Cheesecake) that I added the pumpkin pie filling to. The judge had a hard time deciding between mine and a pumpkin pound cake (that was delicious). The pound cake was from scratch so she deserved to win....but mine was really good. The next time I will use 2 boxes and add just a touch more pumpkin.
Add a more color to your home this Halloween with some of these great decorating ideas:
Change your light bulbs to a
creepy color like
blue or green It can instantly change the tone
of a room from normal to spooky. Replace the regular bulbs in
lamps with colored Party Light bulbs . It looks best to only have one
a room. These bulbs are available in several colors and can be
purchased at your local
orange and/or purple colored mini-lights are a great
way to add festive lighting. You can hang mini-lights around your
window frames, curtain rods, door frames, across the
ceiling, on a balcony, etc.
Create creepy autumn
centerpieces by filling vases with dried flowers, brown leaves, and empty branches. Tie a
black ribbon bow around each centerpiece.
a hole in the bottom of a pumpkin, scoop out the pulp, add a battery
operated votive candle in the bottom. This looks really good on a
carved or stenciled pumpkin.
a lite brite effect , Open bottom of the pumpkin and clean out
insides. Find a stencil you like and mask tape it on the pumpkin. With
an awl punch the outline of the design through the pumpkin's flesh. fit
each hole with a bulb from a set of battery-powered string lights
Saw a cute idea the other day. Use the mini pumpkins, remove the stem and replace with bling such as a sparkly button...really cute.
** Sorry I haven't posted lately. My internet service has been down for over 3 weeks...don't you love waiting on technicians to come and repair your satellite?
inspired fashion trends are the hot ticket for Winter 2011. Cargo pants, tapered khaki’s and military
jackets are perfect when paired with a stylish camisole,
lots of jewelry and a pair of brown leather boots.If you are not into the military style add Khaki, olive and green colors to your wardrobe.
Nail Art in eye catching designs is all the rage this season. Check out local salons for the latest trends. If you can't afford a salon purchase a nail kit
Animal Print is hot again this season. Less is always better though. Add animal print pieces like handbags or other simple pieces. Want to make a fashion statement, pair together an animal print skirt, a white blouse and red pumps.
Here is How To Make a Cocktail glass look like it's dripping blood.
Pour ¼ cup of Clear Corn Syrup into a shallow bowl.Add a few drops of red food coloring and mix until the syrup has a bright red color.Using a clear glass tumbler dip the rim in the syrup mixture and set the glass on wax paper and allow to dry overnight. The syrup will drip down the glass creating the desired "dripping blood" effect. Fill with your favorite cocktails and make mocktails for the kids.
Not everyone will dress up for Halloween so plan a party with party with guests wearing a disguise from neck up....that way the ones wearing just a silly cap will feel like they fit in.
Make this gross" roach" stuffed dates to get the party rolling
1/3 C. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. walnuts, chopped semi-fine
20-30 dates, pitted In a small bowl
combine cream cheese and nuts and well mixed.
2. Gently fill each date with cream cheese/nut mixture (you may have to split the dates slightly).
3. Serve in a festive pumpkin Halloween tray decorated with several rubber roaches
Gourds with personality...a walk outside on a fall day can transform ordinary gourds into something special. Family Fun has a lot of ideas to make these cute characters. Adorable for Fall Party decorations or just fun to make with your kids. Fall is an exciting time of year, the temperature is dropping, and the leaves are falling. Now is the time to start planning a festive party.Here are some other great ideas for inspiration:
Hollow out a pumpkin to make a punch bowl. Pick a uniform size with a bottom that will sit well on a table. Make sure the pumpkin is cleaned out good and rinse with ice water. Add your favorite Punch or Beverage.
When planning the food for a fall party, think "fall fair". Include roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread, popcorn,hot dogs, caramel apples, and oatmeal cookies.
Bring your terra cotta pots inside, fill with fall colored plants and add an olive cloth ribbon. Use the same color to make a runner for your table.
Core an apple, pear or pumpkin and put candles inside. Scatter them around the room.
Hope these ideas spark your imagination for some great Fall Parties
How about this for a spider. This ball of hay was turned into a cute spider for a Fall Festival at a McArthurs Farms in Bennettsville SC. There were a lot of amazing creatures on site. I love creative people. Where do they come up with these ideas?Have you seen an amazing Halloweencreation? Let me know and I will feature it here.
Cutest Halloween Suckers ever. You use Oreo cookies dipped in white chocolate. Here are the instructions:
You’ll need: Oreo cookies, sucker sticks, white chocolate and edible eyes.
Instructions: Dip cookie sucker into white melted candy coating, immediately stick on candy eyes, let dry. Use a piping bag (or plastic bag with the end cut off) to drizzle white lines over the eyes. Easy.
I for one will be saving my milk jugs until Halloween. These Halloween Jugs are just adorable. I found them on Eighteen 24 blogspot They are called Spirit jugs. They are simple to make with permanent markers and clear Christmas lights. They would look very festive down a walkway or just sitting on your porch to welcome your trick or treaters on Halloween.