Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Halloween Characters

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Our Halloween collection is full of whimsical collectibles, wall art and pillows, as well as timeless characters and symbols that will make every year just as spooky (and charming) as the last. For the next two weeks you can get special savings on our batty, ghostly and witchy decor, including the following five must-haves.

Come Sit a Spell Doormat

Come sit a spell on the stoop, and fend off myths of bad luck with this black cat. Made in the USA, this doormat designed by Dianna Swartz will add charm to your porch or front steps, and keep your entryway free of mud and dirt this fall.

All Hallow's Eve Lighted Shadow Box

Trick or Treat Halloween SignBlack cats also appear in Bethany Lowe’s All Hallow’s Eve Shadow Box, which also features vintage imagery that appears on many other home accents.

A whimsical rhyme at the bottom of the box offers the following wish: “By pumpkins fat and witches lean…By coal black cats with eyes of green…By all the magic ever seen…I wish you luck this HALLOWEEN!!”

Offering up the option of a Trick or Treat is a USA made, SYW exclusive sign featuring a black bat and spooky typography. The handcrafted frame and birch wood add a rustic look to your seasonal home accents and Halloween displays.

A little ghost can add a classic Halloween look to your collectibles and seasonal decor, and this one will also brighten them up. An LED light illuminates this waxy figure holding a BOO banner, and the included bag and twine make this accent a perfect party favor, too.

Finally, one of our newest witch sculptures. Nellie here holds a broomstick, ready to fly off into the night. Shiny gold accents adorn the bow on her hat, her legs and the bodice of her black dress for a sparkling look on a shelf or mantel.

Boo Ghost LED Candle

Nellie with Broom Witch Sculpture

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Halloween Party Themes

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Be prepared to scare and entertain your ghoulish guests with these Halloween theme party ideas.

Trick – or – Treat

The key to this party is candy, candy and more candy! Lay out a main spread on a dining room table or hutch, and scatter candy dishes and jars throughout your home. Add a festive banner, Halloween lace runners and placemats and concoct Halloween beverages to enjoy.

Halloween Decor

Haunted House

For the creatives and DIYers, and for those who can’t get enough of Halloween. Create your own haunted house with cobwebs, witch sculptures and sound effects to start the evening off with a scare.

Halloween Party 2013

Garden GatesGhouls in the Garden

Especially if you live in a warmer climate, where there isn’t much chance of snow on Halloween, an outdoor Halloween party can be a lot of fun. Set out a table of snacks, drinks and candy, and decorate the outside of your home and your yard with jack-o-lanterns, string lights, spooky signs and the like.

Spooky Halloween

Black Tie

For a dinner party or less spooky party, simple black and white decorations, with a few pops of color, create a classic look that still carries a lot of Halloween charm. Glitter, ribbon and candles will bring the look together throughout your home.

Halloween Deco
Halloween Decor

Share your Halloween party ideas with us, and have a
spook-tacular celebration!

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Seven Favorite Apple and Pumpkin Recipes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Our last full week of October is here, and while we are excited for Halloween to arrive, we are also looking forward to Thanksgiving (it is just 30 days away!). This week, we are laying out seven of our favorite apple and pumpkin recipes to continue celebrating fall and its festive occasions, whether that means a cozy date on the couch or an autumn dinner party with friends.

Apple Muffin with Crumble Topping

Don’t forget to share your favorite recipes with us!

Apple Muffins

Perfect for chilly mornings (that are upon us) during the weekend or as a grab-and-go breakfast during the week. The crumble topping is an added bonus to this tasty apple confection.

Halloween Apple Mouths

Let the kids have a little fun with their after school snack by serving these spook-tacular treats. They are quick and easy to make, especially if you are rushing to sports practices or a last-minute Halloween kids party.

Beverage Dispenser with Chalkboard Label & StandApple Cider Punch

Perhaps the drink of fall, this apple cider concoction is a mixture of fruit juices that will leave your party guests refreshed and thirsty for more.

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

The best of three worlds, really. Satisfy pumpkin pie lovers, cheesecake lovers, pie lovers, and general pumpkin lovers with this irresistible recipe you may find yourself making all year long.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Things just got better. Milkshakes aren’t just for summer, this fall alternative is creamy and delicious to serve at any party or while you’re watching your favorite Halloween movies.

Pumpkin Bread

Infuse a loaf of bread with delicious pumpkin by following this recipe and serve for breakfast, dessert or a snack (we recommend adding chocolate chips!).

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip & Pecan Granola Bars

Talk about flavor! This homemade granola bar recipe can be altered to fit your tastes, and offers a great way to start off your mornings right this season.

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