Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

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

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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

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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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Displaying Halloween Candy

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Simple Autumn Decor

Ghost Gourd Candy Dish

Your door is decorated, the mantel is decked out for the season, and even your table is looking festive for Halloween. Now it’s time to ready the candy, for trick-or-treaters and of course, yourself.

Trick or Treat . . .

Have fun with your candy display by putting chocolates, lollipops or candy corn in a decorative apothecary jar or glass vase. For unwrapped candy, a container with a cover is best, but for individually wrapped pieces, an open bowl or dish will do just fine.

Dallas, TX: Melissa & Guillermo

Trick or Treat . . .

Single containers can be placed throughout your home for festive (and indulgent) flair, or a candy station can be prepared with all of your favorite treats. Use a serving tray or utility board to corral canisters and jars, and craft labels for each type of candy that can be removed after Halloween has passed.

Give me something good to eat!

When trick-or-treaters arrive at your door, a big bowl or pumpkin basket is a tried and true way of distributing sweet treats to the ghouls, superheroes, goblins and princesses who stop by. Make this candy more exciting by putting it in cute gift boxes, like this Kitty Paper Gift Box, or tie bat cutouts on pixie sticks and lollipops for a spooky look.

What kind of candy do you put out at Halloween? Share your favorites, and your candy displays with us!

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