Halloween – Spooktacularly Haunting Fun + HM #253

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Halloween – Spooktacularly Haunting Fun + HM #253

Ooooh… It’s Halloween. So let’s get spooky and creepy and have some hauntingly good fun! The gals of Home Matters are bringing you some frightfully fangtastic ideas to make your Halloween celebration spooktacular.  Enjoy!

 

Fun Halloween Crafts, Treats & Activities from Jenni @ Sweet Pennies from Heaven

 

Halloween Monster Treats from Desiree @ The 36th Avenue

 

Top 30 Spooky Halloween Cocktail Recipes from Nicole and BiancaCute DIY Projects

 

Halloween Decor – Spooky Elegance  from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

 

Halloween – Spooktacularly Haunting Fun Blog Hop

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Last Week’s Theme: Fall Decor for Autumn Harvest

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Air Fryer Fried Chicken from Steve @ The Black Peppercorn

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Upcycled Wooden Rosette Pumpkins DIY from Deborah @ Salvage Sister & Mister

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Easy Caramel Apple Cupcake Recipe from Kelly @ Live, Love, Texas

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Salt Dough Napkin Rings Tutorial from Create With Joy

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread from Lois @ Walking On Sunshine

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Printables – Download or Create Your Own + HM #249

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Printables – Download or Create Your Own + HM #249

Printables are a fun way to add seasonal decor to your home or any event.  They are also fantastic ways to keep on track and organized. Check out the awesome selection from the gals of Home Matters in this week’s themed roundup!

 

25 Free FALL Decor Printables from Caroline @ Caroline Vencil

 

70 Spooktacular Halloween Printables from April and AJ  @ DIY Bunker

 

160+ Printables to Organize Your Entire Life from Emily @ Happy Organized Life

 

5 Reasons to Love Coffee & Free Printables from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

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Cinnamon Poke Autumn Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Kristie @ Love My Cottage

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3 Effective Ways to Clear Out the Clutter from Kathryn @ The Dedicated House

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DIY Upcycled Light Up Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern from Claire @ Pillar Box Blue

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Sunflowers in the Kitchen from Fabby @ Fabby’s Living

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Easy Trendy Home Sign DIY from Chas @ Chas’ Crazy Creations

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Halloween Decor Ideas – Spooky Elegance

 

Decorate your home in spooky elegance. Find easy Halloween decor ideas to create a ghoulishly delightful atmosphere. #HalloweenDecor #Halloween

Hello, friends, welcome to our home. I’d love to take you on a little home tour of our Halloween decor and all its spooky elegance. I hope you will be enchanted and beguiled and find inspiration.

Halloween Decor Ideas

Spooky Elegance and Ghoulish Delight

 

Our fireplace mantel is so fun to decorate since we did our DIY Mantel Makeover. It was an easy home improvement project for under $50! This year’s mantel is a mix of  Halloween and autumn decor. I love combining the holiday and season as it makes for such an elegant feel, and bonus, I’ve got a start on my decorating for Thanksgiving once I remove the Halloween items.

Halloween Fireplace Mantel in detail…

A garland of fall leaves entwined with a strand of mini white twinkle lights lay along the mantel with miniature pumpkins placed atop black candlesticks. The black and deep purple wreath has fall leaves tucked inside to give the wreath some pop. Halloween tinsel garlands hang behind the wreath and fall across the mantel to the sides. And. black gauze lends a spooky touch draped across the front of the mantel.

Our glittery black cat hisses next to the colorful postcard of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow chasing Ichabod Crane and the spider candelabra with our DIY Halloween Candles.

Candy Corn is a favorite for easy Halloween decor. You will see I have used it in several places. I have my frame that I swap out seasonal/holiday printables. This printable is a Halloween Quote.

When Black Cats prowl and Pumpkins gleam, may Luck be yours on Halloween.  ~ Author unknown

The awesome black cat postcard is the famous Tournée du Chat Noir from Paris. Rory sent this to us from her study abroad trip to France this summer — perfect for my Halloween mantel.

Halloween Decor around the house…

Oh, I am in love with our latest project. I really like the versatility of vinyl art, but unfortunately, the space by my front door where I want to use it most has too much texture on the wall to allow the vinyl to adhere well. So, Luke and I put together a DIY Float Frame to make my dreams come true. This idea is even better than just simply placing the vinyl art on the wall — it provides the opportunity to add dimension and layers. I am excited to change this float frame up for the seasons.

My black lanterns with battery operated wax candles are perfect with candy corn. And a few little pumpkins add a nice touch.

A simple ribbon thread with glittery Halloween shapes decorates a plain lampshade.

 


Little mini pumpkins adorn the end table with the adorable placard signifying The Black Cat Pub in England — another of the treasures brought home from Rory’s summer trip to England. She couldn’t resist since we have two black cats of our own, Jinx and Josie.

A string of purple lights with black gauze and my Happy Halloween sign with an orange chiffon ribbon adorn my hutch with spooky style.

And, my favorite Halloween pillow.

Never Laugh as the Hearse drives by… for you may be the next to die.

I actually carved a pumpkin with this scene a few years ago. I love how it turned out, what do you think?

Click to see more of my Pumpkin Carvings and Tutorials!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour and my take on Spooky Elegance. Have a Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Halloween Ideas for Fun and Fright + HM #205

Fun, fright, and spooktacular Halloween ideas! Plus, link-up at Home Matters with recipes, crafts, diy. #Halloween #HalloweenIdeas #HomeMattersParty

Halloween Ideas for Fun and Fright + HM #205

Halloween, that spookily frightful, and delightful time of year — I love it! You’ll have to check out my Pumpkin Carving Page as well as the many tips and tricks to awesome pumpkin carvings from lighting, to storage, to designs and carving. I also have some fun Halloween DIY and decor ideas like my Haunted Mirror, DIY Trick-or-Treat Lanterns, and more.  Search the blog for Halloween… You’ll find all sorts of Halloween Ideas. Be sure to take a look at what the gals of Home Matters have put together in our Halloween roundup!

Halloween Mason Jar Crafts from Stephanie @ MomDot

 

Chicken Boo-dle Soup from Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

 

Halloween Cocktails Your Guests Will Love from Skye @ Midlife Boulevard

 

Vampire Brownies Fightfully Fun Halloween Treat from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake from Bird @ Bird’s Party

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Streusel Pumpkin Pie from Jen @ Cincy Shopper

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Rae Dunn Inspired Fall & Halloween Signs from Kippi @ Kippi At Home

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Homemade Poop Emoji Costume for Kids from Tanya @ 5 Minutes for Mom

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15 Easy Recipes using Maple Syrup from Kristy @ Kristy Still

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Vampire Brownies Frightfully Fun Halloween Treat

Enjoy a spooky treat this Halloween with these easy-to-make Vampire Brownies! A frightfully fun idea for any Halloween party. #recipe #brownies #vampire #Halloween

 

Frightfully Fun Vampire Brownies

Halloween Treat Recipe

Halloween can be so much fun! There are loads of easy ideas to make any Halloween party a spooktacular success. These Vampire Brownies hit the top mark on the easy spooky foods meter. Plus, your family and friends will love them! Get your kids to help bake these yummy goodies.

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Let’s Get Baking

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – Brownie Mix
  • Needed additions for your Brownie Mix
  • 1 Bag – Peppermint Patties
  • Candy Eyes
  • White Frosting
  • Red Frosting
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Directions:

  1. Prepare Brownie Mix and baking pan according to the box directions.
  2. Unwrap Peppermint Patties. You will use 9 to 15 patties to top the brownies in a 13″ x 9″ pan.
  3. Optional – additional patties may be added to the brownie mix batter (whole or chopped). Cover these pieces with batter before baking.
  4. Bake brownies following the box directions.
  5. Once brownies are baked, remove from oven and let stand for 30 minutes. Then, top the brownies with Peppermint Patties. These will be the ones you decorate as vampires. Space the patties out so there will be one vampire per serving.
  6. Let the patties sit atop the warm brownies for 20 minutes. Then, add the Candy Eyes. You will be able to move them around a bit as the chocolate will be soft/melty. The chocolate will “glue” the eyes in place.
  7. Pipe a Red Frosting line for the mouth.
  8. Add White Frosting for the fangs. You can pipe or use toothpicks to achieve your fangs.
  9. Place the pan of decorated brownies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
  10. Remove from refrigerator and let brownies return to room temperature. Cover lightly.

 

 

Minty fudge Vampire Brownies are delicious Halloween goodies with and without the pappermint patties mixed into the batter. Make them how you will enjoy them best.

Print the Spooktacular Recipe!

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Vampire Brownies Frightfully Fun Halloween Treat
 
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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - Brownie Mix
  • Needed additions for your Brownie Mix
  • 1 Bag - Peppermint Patties
  • Candy Eyes
  • White Frosting
  • Red Frosting
Directions:
  1. Prepare Brownie Mix and baking pan according to the box directions.
  2. Unwrap Peppermint Patties. You will use 9 to 15 patties to top the brownies in a 13" x 9" pan.
  3. Optional - additional patties may be added to the brownie mix batter (whole or chopped). Cover these pieces with batter before baking.
  4. Bake brownies following the box directions.
  5. Once brownies are baked, remove from oven and let stand for 30 minutes. Then, top the brownies with Peppermint Patties. These will be the ones you decorate as vampires. Space the patties out so there will be one vampire per serving.
  6. Let the patties sit atop the warm brownies for 20 minutes. Then, add the Candy Eyes. You will be able to move them around a bit as the chocolate will be soft/melty. The chocolate will "glue" the eyes in place.
  7. Pipe a Red Frosting line for the mouth.
  8. Add White Frosting for the fangs. You can pipe or use toothpicks to achieve your fangs.
  9. Place the pan of decorated brownies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
  10. Remove from refrigerator and let brownies return to room temperature. Cover lightly.
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You may also want to try my Vampire Cupcakes. Have a Happy Halloween!!!

 

 

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Keep Pets Safe At Halloween – Dogs And Cats

We love our pets — they’re one of the family. Keep pets safe this Halloween by checking out this infographic, get tips, and be aware. #Puptober #pets

 

Keep Pets Safe At Halloween

PSA Infographic from PuppySpot for #Puptober

We love our cats, Jinx and Josie. They are definitely precious and we don’t want them to get hurt in any way. Dogs and cats have special needs. So, it is important to be aware that not everything that is good for you is good for your pet. Take chocolate, for instance, I love a yummy chocolate fix once in a while (ok, maybe a little more often than that), but chocolate can be deadly to dogs and cats.

 

So, I’m sharing this fabulous infographic created by PuppySpot to help you keep your pet safe at Halloween.

I hope you found this infographic super informative and helpful to keep your pets safe this Halloween. Share it with all your friends!

Want to see more of Jinx and Josie? Follow them with #JinxandJosie or check out these fun posts:

Kittens – Hijinx and Josette

Purina Pro Plan Is The Cat’s Meow!

Fresh Step of a Litter Master + A DIY Cat Toy HILARIOUS!

Kitty Cakes – A Birthday Treat For Jinx And Josie

Happy, Healthy Pets – Jinx And Josie

 

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Vampire Cupcakes Recipe A Frightfully Good Treat

Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!

 

Vampire Cupcakes Recipe

A Frightfully Good Halloween Treat

 

Are you throwing a  party? Maybe you are going to one and need to take something to share. Or, perhaps your just enjoying a Halloween-themed family night — playing Harry Potter Trivia, watching Hocus Pocus?

I recently hosted a Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party for my friends and the featured dessert was these Vampire Cupcakes. The frightfully good Bites treats are super cute and super easy to make. Plus, they can even withstand daylight!

So, let’s get baking.

Vampire Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box – Cake Mix (or you can make it homemade with your favorite cake recipe)
  • 1 Can – Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 Cans – White Whipped Frosting
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 1
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 2
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 3
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 4
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 5
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 6
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
How to Make Vampire Cupcakes - Recipe 7
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!

Directions:

  1. Bake cupcakes according to your box directions.
  2. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Puree the Cherry Pie Filling while the cupcakes are cooling.
  4. Once cupcakes are cooled, use a paring knife to Cut a Cone-Shaped Circle into the center top of the cupcake. To achieve the cone-shape, angle your knife toward the center of the cupcake while cutting the circle. (see slideshow above)
  5. Set the Cupcake Top aside for later.
  6. Use the knife to scrape the hole in the inside of the cupcake to make a larger space for filling, if needed.
  7. Spoon the pureed Cherry Pie Filling into a plastic bag that zips closed. Squeeze the puree down into one corner. Be sure to set aside some cherry filling for decorating the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Cut the tip off the corner of the plastic bag, and use it to pipe the cherry puree into the cupcake hole. Do not over-fill.
  9. Top the cherry filling with the set-aside cupcake tops.
  10. Place Frosting into another plastic bag, pushing it down into one corner and cutting off the tip of the bag.
  11. Pipe frosting on each cupcake.
  12. Dip a toothpick into the remaining cherry filling and stab the frosted cupcakes in two spots spaced apart like fangs.
  13. Drizzle some cherry puree from the toothpick fang holes to look like dripping blood.

 

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Vampire Cupcakes Recipe
 
Cherry-filled Vampire Cupcakes are a spooktacular treat for setting a Halloween mood. This recipe is quick, easy, and frightfully delicious!
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Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 - 24
Ingredients:
  • 1 Box - Cake Mix (or you can make it homemade with your favorite cake recipe)
  • 1 Can - Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 Cans - White Whipped Frosting
Directions:
  1. Bake cupcakes according to your box directions.
  2. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Puree the Cherry Pie Filling while the cupcakes are cooling.
  4. Once cupcakes are cooled, use a paring knife to Cut a Cone-Shaped Circle into the center top of the cupcake. To achieve the cone-shape, angle your knife toward the center of the cupcake while cutting the circle. (see slideshow on blog)
  5. Set the Cupcake Top aside for later.
  6. Use the knife to scrape the hole in the inside of the cupcake to make a larger space for filling, if needed.
  7. Spoon the pureed Cherry Pie Filling into a plastic bag that zips closed. Squeeze the puree down into one corner. Be sure to set aside some cherry filling for decorating the top of the cupcakes.
  8. Cut the tip off the corner of the plastic bag, and use it to pipe the cherry puree into the cupcake hole. Do not over-fill.
  9. Top the cherry filling with the set-aside cupcake tops.
  10. Place Frosting into another plastic bag, pushing it down into one corner and cutting off the tip of the bag.
  11. Pipe frosting on each cupcake.
  12. Dip a toothpick into the remaining cherry filling and stab the frosted cupcakes in two spots spaced apart like fangs.
  13. Drizzle some cherry puree from the toothpick fang holes to look like dripping blood.
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Don’t these Vampire Cupcakes look frightfully delicious? They make a vamptastic treat for the Halloween season. Enjoy them if you dare…

 

 

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Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party – Fun, Easy To Host

Fun and easy Halloween Girls’ Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!

 

Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party

Easy to Host – Learn How To Play + Free Printables!

 

+ Halloween Decor Blog Hop

 

Halloween is always a fun time to host a party. This year, I got to host our monthly Bunco Party for a vamptastic Halloween Girls’ Night! It was hauntingly fun and I cannot wait to share it with you.

If you have never played Bunco, you are missing out on some serious girl-time gaming amusement. Don’t worry, you can get into the game easily enough, I have downloads and FREE printables that will arm you with everything you need. Check them out below.

Since my party was at the beginning of October, I wanted to give it a Halloween theme. My house is all spooked out with the decor, I added Halloween names to the Bunco tables, and of course, I served a frightfully tasty Halloween-themed dessert, Vampire Cupcakes.

Jeepers Creepers, let’s take a peek!

I had a ton of fun creating my Halloween Mantel Decor, and am absolutely in love with the Orange, Black, and Purple color scheme. See the post HERE. This was a perfect focal point for my Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party.

Happy Halloween Sign hanging from Mantel
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM 1
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
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Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM 5
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM 4
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM 3
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!
Halloween Mantel Decor Orange, Black and Purple SM 2
Fun and easy Halloween Girls' Night and Bunco Party. Spooktacular ideas for food and decor. Host tips, free printables, learn to play the game. PLUS, the Halloween Decor Blog Hop!

 

I set-up a super cute buffet table for some extra snacks and my delectable dessert.

These Vampire Cupcakes are easy-peasy to make and are quite a crowd pleaser — definitely a perfect Halloween-themed dessert. CLICK HERE for the RECIPE!

 

All of my Bunco supplies had a Halloween twist. From the goodie bags for my prizes to the table tags denoting which table was which, to the pencils. Even my prizes were renamed: Master Vampire = Most Buncos; The Headless Horseman = 1st Place; Mummy in the Middle = 2nd Place; The Cackler = Most Smileys; and The Body in the Basement = Most Losses.

Aren’t these spooky Candelabra Place Cards adorable? They were perfect for marking my tables and placed beside my cupcakes.

Ready to Play Bunco?

Bunco is a very EASY game, anyone can play it. There is no skill or strategy involved. If you can roll dice, you can play. This game is a great social mixer since you change partners and tables all night long, so you get the opportunity to chat and giggle with everyone.

Very few supplies are needed to play Bunco: dice; paper; pencil; and a bell (or something to make noise with). You will also want score sheets. And, if you are starting a Bunco Group of your own, you’ll want the Monthly Paid Schedule and the Rules, Prizes & Game Play. I have FREE PRINTABLES for these!

Downloads and Free Printables for Halloween Girls’ Night Bunco Party

Bunco Score Sheets

The score sheets come two to a page. Each player needs to have one.

Bunco – Monthly Paid Schedule

If you are starting a Bunco Group, use this to keep track of who has paid. You collect money at the end of the bunco party for the following month’s Bunco.

Bunco – Rules, Prizes & Game Play

This is loaded with information and awesome tips too. It provides all the details on how to play the game of Bunco, prize descriptions, game set-up, and more.

Bunco is a great idea for a Halloween Girls’ Night or anytime. Think about it for a church group event, big family get-together, or any event where you might play a game. You will have a BLAST!

Halloween Decor Blog Hop

If you are looking for some quick and easy Halloween Decor DIY Ideas, try my Trick-or-Treat Lantern, the Haunted Mirror – An Eerie Halloween DIY Decor, and DIY Spider Candles. Spooktacular!

Check out this Bubbling Cauldron of Candy and other fun candy display ideas.

Now, you have seen a lot of my Halloween decor so it’s time to check some of the ideas from this talented group of bloggers that I have joined up with to do this blog hop. I know you will be inspired by the creativity.

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Halloween Candy Baskets DIY Craft To BOO It Forward

This shop, Halloween Candy Baskets DIY Craft To BOO It Forward, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias

BOO it forward with these DIY Halloween Candy Baskets in eight fun Halloween-themed shapes. Craft your own using the free printables.

 

Halloween-Themed Shaped Candy Baskets

DIY Craft To BOO It Forward with FREE Printables!

 

Hooray, it’s October! I love Halloween, and I am always trying to think of fun things to make it special for those around me. So, today, I am sharing this easy DIY craft that is perfect for spreading some spooky cheer! Let’s do Some Friendly Neighborhood BOO’ing.

Who to BOO

We always love to BOO the neighborhood kids, but we also plan to BOO Luke’s 86-year-old dad and his friends down at the donut shop. They have been meeting there each morning for decades.

These Halloween candy baskets are great for a classroom party, any group get-together, you name it. BOO your local fire department, police station, or hospital. BOO It Forward and get everyone in the Halloween spirit. The FREE Printables make them a snap and come in pre-colored or color-your-own options.

 

It’s easy to purchase the MARS® Variety bag for your BOO Kit. Just hover over the shoppable image above to click through to Walmart.com and buy it!
Now, what good would a candy basket be without some candy to fill it? My choice is the 400 piece MARS® Spider-Man Chocolate/Sugar Variety Bag! This bag is loaded with SNICKERS®, Skittles®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, Starburst®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® — can we all say, YUM?! You can find some cute stickers, tissue paper, bags, and cards from American Greetings too.

Let’s get crafting!

Halloween Candy Baskets

Supplies:

  • Free Printables – Download Here: Pre-Colored Shapes or Color-Your-Own Shapes
  • Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
  • Colored Pencils, Markers, Crayons, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder (or another flat edge)
  • Paper Cutter (helpful, but optional)

Directions:

  1. Print your choice of pre-colored or color-your-own Halloween shapes.
  2. Cut out the shapes leaving a flat edge at the bottom, and an edging around the shape. These shapes will be the sides of your candy basket.

  1. Measure and mark cardstock. You will need two pieces cut for each basket — one for the basket (3-1/2 inches x 7 inches) and one for the handle (7 inches x 1 inch).
  2. Cut the cardstock for all the baskets you will be making.

  1. On the cut out Basket card stock, measure in 1/2 inch from the long edges on each side. Draw a line with a pencil, then score each pencil line with a bone folder or other flat-edge.
  2. Fold the scored long edges inward.

  1. Cut notches into the 1/2 inch folded edges to make it easier to fit the basket onto the shapes.
  2. Lay the notched basket cardstock flat and place glue on notches, both edges.
  3. Fold the notches to a right angle so the glued sides are on the outside of the basket.
  4. Attached glued notches to a pair of matching Halloween-themed shapes in a U-type shape, so there is an opening at the top. You will be able to move and adjust the notches to fit each shape as needed. Make sure that your shapes are turned the same way with the flat edge at the bottom.
  5. Let glue set.
  6. Dab glue on both ends of the handle, and attach to the top inside of the basket cardstock. Let glue set.

  1. Print a BOO Card for your basket.

BOO It Forward

Voila! You now have a spooktacular Halloween Candy Basket! Now, throw a party or BOO a friend and share your Halloween spirit.

Don’t forget you can get the Spider-Man Homecoming DVD & Blu-Ray on October 17th at Walmart.

Want to send some Halloween spirit to loved ones across the country? No problem, Create your own BOO Kit online and have it sent to them. Then, they can BOO It Forward too!

You can only find this product at Walmart!

Follow @snickers, @skittles, and @AmericanGreetings on Facebook.

Enjoy making the Halloween Candy Baskets!

 

You may like these other Halloween DIY craft ideas: Haunted Mirror – An Eerie Halloween DIY Decor and DIY Creepy Spider Candles.

 

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Halloween Glow For Decor Or Treat

Make your Halloween Glow in your decor and the treats you pass out for trick-or-treat. Be part of the Teal Pumpkin Project® with food-free options. #Halloween #GlowSticks #TealPumpkin

Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing some of these products to make our Halloween vamptastic!

 

Halloween Glow For Decor Or Treat

An Apothecary Vignette with an Eerie Glow

 

You may not like things that go bump in the night, but who doesn’t love a little spooky glow on Halloween night? Glow sticks can be fun to decorate with and kids are always enthralled with them. Choose items that glow for some food-free fun to pass out for trick-or-treat this Halloween.

Create your own eerie apothecary vignette to dazzle your guest for a Halloween party or trick-or-treat. We just added glow sticks to different items in the apothecary to make them glow. They are also great when you tuck them into mason jars and use them as path lights. Super simple, right?

Look at that spooky Spider Web Candelabra. Isn’t it fun? I used it as part of my Halloween Mantel Decor. I decorated the candles with spiders to make them extra creepy. Check out this DIY to make your own Spider Candles.

Oriental Trading has lots of glow options available that make a perfect food-free option for trick-or-treaters or classroom parties. We picked up the Halloween Glow Bracelets with Card and the Large Beam Flashlight Keychains. The cute and cheerful Halloween card has holes to attach the glow bracelet and the flashlights come in a variety of six different colors.

If you are looking for fun ideas for Trick-or-Treat this year, Oriental Trading has you covered for all things Halloween. The Halloween Glow, toys, games, and more are perfect for those supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project® and providing food-free options for kids with food allergies.

 

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