Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Printable

I adore this free Fall printable....framed it looks so sweet! You can find this compliments of The Letter 4. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lunchbox Notes: Halloween

It's a lunchbox note round up...With Halloween ones....first we start out with these.....Cute ones with jokes from Darling Doodles. I like these simple ones from Allison Waken. Great ink savers! There's another version of hers below! I'll be on the lookout for more!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall DIY Projects

Pressed Leaves from: Lovely Undergrad
Subway art version with leaves featured at Kodak
Or put some leaves to work as a wreath. Step by step directions at Thrifty Decor Chick.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Printable Paper Dolls

Isn' this the cutest Halloween paperdoll set. It's a printable from: babalisme There's a boy version too....HERE

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mummy Heads

Make a bunch of mummy heads and display them on a table, mantle, or even in a bowl! What a cute items to put on your serving table at a party...a bowl of mummy heads. They are cute and simple to make. Get the list of materials and step by step directions over at Reader's Digest.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Clay Pot Turkey

Cute clay pot turkey....Cranberry says: "It's never too early to think TURKEY."
Check out the directions at: Dotcomwomen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boo Candles

Boo, of course loved these Boo candles over at Lemonade Making Mama. They are based on the same concept as the pumpkin but oh so simple and yet add a festive touch!!! It's time to start thinking fall decor and this is a cute and easy way to brighten up your table!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Monogram Pumpkin

Tacky Pumpkin
Here's a simple little monogram pumpkin using black upholstery tacks, although I suppose any black tacks would work. I'd suggest putting a nice Halloween or autumn ribbon around the stem to add a bit more colors. I found this idea at Dollar Store Crafts.

Boo's Book Selection

Los Gatos Black on Halloween is a Boo Book Selection. This book incorporates Spanish phrases into a delightful Halloween tale with wonderful illustrations and a bit of frightful fun. Be warned there are some creepy story elements and spooky illustrations so this book is best suited for a slightly older set (7-11). Although it is a picture book some of the illustrations are a bit ghoulish.
This book includes elements from the Day of the Dead, as well as, Spanish words and phrases woven into the poem.

The Colors of Fall

Autumn is HERE!. Autumn items are already appearing in stores. Colorful silk leaves, scarecrows, and pumpkins are filling the aisle already. Autumn is the time to bring some lovely color into your home after the hot dry days of summer. Autumn decor and color can be simple and easy to integrate into your home.
Simple Autumn Touches:
  • Display deep orange, red, yellow, and brown candles in groupings together on a table.
  • Fill a basket with silk leaves, easily purchased at a dollar store.
  • Use grapevine wreaths plain or with leave garland wrapped around them.
  • Dig in your dishes, find bowls or plates of orange, yellow, or them on a counter top or shelf for a bit of instant autumn color.
  • Indian corn, minature pumpkins and gourds are available. Baskets, bowls, wagons, or even a shelf can display them in decorative and fun ways.
  • Tie wide autumn ribbon around the towels in your bathroom for an instant autumn touch.
  • Don't forget to add a touch of fall to your porch or entry way...use large pumpkins or colorful potted mums to create a welcoming entryway.
Don't forget to pick up a couple colorful orange totes, as soon as they appear in stores. Then you will be ready to tuck your autumn treasures away at the end of the season.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's a "Witch-y" Sort of Day

The theme for my annual Halloween party is going to be...."A Witch Hunt" I thought I'd do a "witch-y" round-up today!

Now this is quite the "cat's meow"....a whole party's worth of free printables: Invitations, party circles, goodie bag labels, party labels, banner, and cootie catcher. These are all coordinated and feature a cute witch theme. I LOVE theme. They have a slightly vintage feel. You can find the links to all the printables at Catch My Party

Here's another witch based printables set.. Pictured above are the bottle labels but there are invitations, two styles of bottle labels and party circles. These are TOO cute and will be showing up at my party in October. I really like the invitations!  You can find them at Catch My Party

witch halloween party favors.
Turn some kisses into witch's hats with this great free printable from: It Is What It Is.

Another goodie from It Is What It Is.

For some fun printable art check out this over at Craftily Ever After.

Get Your Witch on printables from: Persona Designs

Or how about this sinister set from Secondsister  I love all the labels in this one and she has some good pics of the ways she used neat!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pumpkin Marshmallow Pops

Pumpkin Marshmallow Pops for Halloween of Thanksgiving depending on how you create them!

Sparkly ones at the Decorated Cookie with sugar coating not icing.


You can find the step by step directions: HERE

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Food ideas and Freebies!

Halloween Party Food Ideas & Recipes

Love this cupcake display and you can snag the free spider printable: HERE

Halloween Party Food Ideas & Recipes - Mummies
Prtezel Mummies too cute from the same blog but recipe and directions can be found: HERE.
Another fun food idea I found over at The Heritage Cook.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July is Spooktacular Food Month!

It’s Spooktacular Food Month: This month it’s time to look at those recipes you organized back in April. Let’s create fall menus. These can be used for a Boo Bash, autumn patio parties, or just quiet family evenings enjoying the fall weather. There are lots of ways to menu plan: Use a blank calendar for the months, use cards, or type up menu plans and put them in your autumn notebook. Whichever method you prefer, put together some autumn menus using old favorites and new recipes to try. Make sure you jot down the recipe location.
  • Crafts: Remember those crafty kits from February. How are they coming along? Now is the time to get busy and finish them so you can enjoy them in October!
  • Thursday, June 14, 2012

    DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

    A clever lego character created with boxes and spray paint featured at Country Living.

    It's Raining Cats and Dogs over at CNN Living.

      DIY Halloween: Octopus
    Clever purple ocotopus from Woman's Day.

    Friday, June 1, 2012

    June: It's Costume Planning Month!

    It's JUNE.....time to start thinking about costumes. A great p-alce to start is by digging out your old Halloween costumes. It's time to declutter and get rid of anything that is no longer of use. Divide the remaining items into costumes and accessories.

    Are you having a Halloween party? If so, does it have a theme?  If you are having a theme party you will want to start looking for costume ideas related to your theme!

    Check out garage sales and resale shops during the summer for costume items. You can find some great "non-Halloween" related items to create costumes! One year we had a Witch's Ball as our theme and bought old formals to use...add some spiders webs, blood, bone necklaces, and other spooky items to complete the look!

    Spend some time during June browsing and thinking costumes!

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    May is Boo Bash Month!

    It’s Boo Bash Month: Yes it’s early but planning a party can take some time, especially since we are going to be looking for items to use as props, creating some of the decor, and other things to save money and make your celebration one of a kind. Get out some planner sheets and let’s start! Make a decision about a theme & tentative date, and start a guest list. Think about whether it will be inside or outside and what your available area is like. Start making a list of possible props and decor.

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    Happy Great Pumpkin Day!

    FREE Printable pumpkin seed vitage tags from: Party Place. These are so cute!!

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Halloween Necklaces

    Check out these cute styles of Halloween necklaces...I was thinking they would make cute magnets also!  You can find them HERE.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Pumpkin Plates

    See this lovely one from Step Inside My House....and those pumpkin plates are from Walmart!

    Some different pumpkin plates featured HERE. They are from Michaels.
    Some hand made plates. Directions HERE.

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    The Party Closet

    This isn't just a party closet but look how organized it is....I'm really impressed and jealous!  Read how she turned a coat closet into a pantry HERE

    I like to keep a party closet set up....well actually mine is not a closet but an old dry sink that has three drawers. In the drawers I store things like candles, assorted paperware (themed plates, napkins etc) material that is holiday or theme related that can be used on tables as runners etc...and all manner of party items. These drawers do not contain actual dishes those are stored else where.  It's not the perfect set up but it works for now.

    Think about a storage area for your fall party supplies!

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Halloween Centerpieces

    This is a super cute center piece from candy!  Get more details over at One Charming Party.
     Spider vase....featured HERE.

    Or create a graveyard scene....step by step directions: HERE.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Free Halloween Printables Roundup

    Love this banner from: LeeLiu Blogs  There are also these adorable notes.....

    These awesome vitange looking tags featured over at Catch My Party have suddenly given me the theme idea for my Boo Bash 2012. I was thinking Murder party but now I am thinking....tweak that idea and make it a Witch Hunt!  Oh the wheels are turning now!!!  These free printables include invitations, 2 styles of labels and party circles!

    all crafts Halloween Pencil Party Favor {printable}

    Cute party favor for school....pencils in a water bottle with the label Witches Whittled Wands...find the printable HERE.


    Party Favor bottles. Printable labels.