Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Great Pumpkin Day!

Happy March Great Pumpkin Day!!

Today ends Books and Movies Month! I hope you were able to file away some great ideas to use for Halloween 2012!

April is Trick or Treat Month.

Trick or Treat Month focuses on treats to give out. recipes to make and examines themes and how they might all come together for a spooktacular Halloween 2012,

It’s Trick or Treat Month: Time to gather recipes, organize them in a notebook, folder, or card file. Declutter and get rid of recipes that no longer sound appealing or you have had for a long time but have never tried. Make a section for favorites and a section for those you want to try out! Plan to try one or two before May Great Pumpkin Day arrives!

Theme Time: Are you planning to host a party? Do you want to create a haunted house or witches kitchen for the trick or treaters? This is the month to think about themes. Will your yard look like a graveyard or a ghostly swamp? Take some time this month to gather “theme ideas”.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Halloween Fun!

Aren't these neat?  A few of these together on a table would make a nice centerpiece. Find them at Goodhousekeeping.
Super easy and colorful candles!  Check out the details at Poppies at Play.
What a fun party idea!  See it HERE.

Halloween Jars for candles or candy!  HERE  There's also a free printable of the faces!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm Looking for A Monster!

I'm Looking for a Monster....a fun pop up book with monsters!

A fun treat to go with the book...Find it at Free N Fun Halloween.

Or Monster Brownies from Amanda's Cooking.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Halloween Cookbooks

Isn't this a totally cool cookbook?  It includes everything from appetizers to party themes!

Or how about a download of a FREE cookbook? Find it HERE.

Another fun little selection!

This one includes recipes and crafts....

My own personal copy of the Taste of Home Halloween Cookbook!
It's full of fun and tasty things!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Halloween Altered Books

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Since it's Books & Movies Month I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about altered books. They are so fun to create and make great decor items. The one pictured above is described at Art Bliss.She has several different ones and all of them are spooky and great!

Check out her instruction sheet for a Goblin Book and  Spider Book Directions  as well as Graphics  I can't wait to try one of these.

ghost pop-up book

Ghost Pop Up Book. Directions HERE.

Another version over at Two Peas. Cuting the pages allowed the creation of a sort of shadow box effect.


This one is awesome but I bet it took a lot of time!  See all the pages HERE.

If you have any altered books on your site please post a link in comments as I'd love to see them!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Haunted Happenings: The Next Three Months

I hope you are enjoying Books and Movie Month. I thought I'd give you a sneak peak at the next three months here at Haunted Happenings.

April is Trick or Treat Month: We will focus on fall and Halloween recipes, as well as exploring some fun treat options for Halloween night.

May is Boo Bash Month: Party planning tips, party theme ideas with recipes and decor, and party games will all be featured!

June is Costume Planning Month:  In June we will feature all sorts of costume ideas!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trick or Treat on Milton Street.

The book: Trick or Treat on Milton Street. Charlie is living in a new house and worries that Halloween just won't be the same. He's in for a big surprise!
The craft: Mummies from Then She Made  These are super cute and super cheap mummies to make using old boxes, and old sheet and some goggly eyes.
This combo is a great October book and craft!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shake dem Halloween Bones: Book and Craft

I love this simple Halloween book....and bones can shake in all kinds of ways!
Pipe cleaner skeleton from: Craft Elf 
Or cut out some bones and put together your skeleton. Find the pattern:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's The Great Pumpkin: Movie and Craft!

The movie: It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. I love this classic.

The craft:  Toilet Paper Pumpkins. Check out all the directions at The Sweet Life

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's Books and Movies Month!

March has arrived! This month here at Haunted Happening we will be talking about books and movies in several different ways. During the month we will examine organizing them, using them as decor, feature some book reviews, and feature some craft/children's book combos. I hope you will visit often to see what's new!