Halloween Eats & Treats

hallweenfood

Do you have any Halloween parties planned for this weekend? Here are some fun foods to make for the festivities! One of my personal favorites is this simple mix of candy corn and dry roasted peanuts. In fact it is the only way I even like to eat candy corn! The mixture tastes just like […]

Autumn Table Decor

autumn table decor

I found these ideas you might like to try for your Autumn or Thanksgiving table: Give pumpkins some interest and glam by adding colored glitter stripes and curly ting ting. Fill a small glass vase with some hay and mini pumpkins. Finish off the vase with a ‘skirt’ of fabric and coordinating ribbon trim.   Ideas and […]

Cutest DIY ‘Batkin’ Rings

bat napkin ring

These are the cutest little bat napkin rings ever. This is one of those crafts that doesn’t really look “crafty.” I think they look quite elegant in the picture above!  These are easy to make in a few simple steps using black felt and a template. See the full instructions and download the template at […]

Red & ‘Chocolate’ Sweets Table

red & chocolate sweets table

I was recently asked to do a Sweets Table on short notice (like 3 days!) for an after-school birthday party. With an autumn color palette of red and chocolate brown, here’s how it turned out. Details: I printed the labels provided(free) by Creature Comforts. I found the backdrop fabric at Walmart(it’s actually a fabric shower curtain). […]

Tiered Pumpkin Centerpiece

tiered pumpkins

Check out this Fabo centerpiece with pumpkins and feather boa, not to mention the zebra fabric!! They must have made that just for ME!! This cutie patootie idea comes from St. Louis Entertains and there is a video to watch with more great table settings. No, I’m not in St. Louis, but my girl Amy […]

Dark & Spooky Cocktail

dark & spooky cocktail

 This cocktail from the food network sounds tasty enough, but the gummy spider inside kind of “scares” me! Try it if you dare! Dark & Spooky Juice of 1 lime (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup dark rum 1/4 cup ginger beer or ginger ale 1 black gummy spider Combine lime juice and rum in a […]

Simply Spooky Halloween Table

halloween party table

Here’s a fun table by All You that is perfect for both kids and adults. You could set this up as a dessert and favor station with cake, chocolate fondue, and sweet truffles for the ‘favor coffins’. See below for some great details and click here for the project instructions.

Citrus Bridal Shower

citrusbridalshower

I was blown away when I saw the fresh creativity of this Citrus themed bridal shower hosted by “Mrs. Penguin” on Wedding Bee.com! Everything was done so simply and (mostly) economically, but with amazing touches. There was a small splurge on the fabulously modern citrus fabric, but the use of inexpensive coordinating paper, and serving pieces […]

Lovely Autumn Centerpiece

rustic autumn centerpiece

I found this lovely centerpiece display on Boston Mamas. This is perfect for a fall tabletop, or for Thanksgiving. It uses nuts and lentils to fill cylandar vases, and incorporates oranges (or use mini pumpkins) tied with ribbon and topped with an orchid. This is so beautiful and eco-friendly too!

Tombstone Sandwiches

tombstone sandwiches

 These yummy sounding sandwiches are perfect for any occasion, but cut them in the shape of a tombstone and suddenly it’s perfect for Halloween! You could also use cookie cutters in the shape of a bat, a pumpkin, or witch hat. Find the recipe here.