Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Updated Halloween Tic Tacs

these are an updated Tic Tac Labels 
I just made these for my daughter's friends...fast, inexpensive and easy...

print out the labels from Somewhatsimple.com
super easy and super cute!
Free Printable labels and instructions HERE

I Love all of these labels, but  I choose the Orange ones for Halloween!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Glow in the Dark Halloween Banner

Last minute "Glow in the Dark" Banner!
I love glow in the dark anything...
above picture with Blacklight
banner without Blacklight...it's still cute!
supplies needed:

Glow in the dark paint (bought at Hobby Lobby)
chipboard banners (package of 10 for $3.99)
Halloween Ribbon
letters cut out from Cricut Machine (can use a Sharpie Marker!)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Scream Cheese" Brownies

I LOVE the Name!
"Scream Cheese" Brownies!!! LOL
I am sold not only because of the name but look at the picture...YUM!
These easy to make Brownies are from Betty Crocker.
Actually, these beautiful brownies inspire me for fall, not just Halloween, these could be used for a fun Thanksgiving Dessert as well. Brown and Orange look great together!


4 oz each cream cheese, softened (from 8 oz package)
1 egg
3 tablespoons sugar
4 drops red food color
4 drops yellow food color
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.

Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread 3/4 of brownie batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. For marbled design, pull knife through batter and filling in wide curves; turn pan and repeat, if desired.

Bake 40 to 44 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until chilled. For brownies, cut with plastic knife into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

source and recipe from: BettyCrocker.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bugs and Kisses

What a cute gift for friends, teachers, etc.
TammyMitchellPhotography.com gives us the free printable tags!
Click HERE for tags!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Party Printables

FREE PaRTy PriNtaBles...
Yup, that's right...look at this score...A huge Thank You to

click HERE for info and directions to make this cute Halloween Banner!
Click HERE for Free Cupcake toppers
click HERE for Free Treat Bag Toppers!

My Party Planning for Halloween is now Complete!
I would love to hear from you please leave comments...xoxo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Party Games

Witch's Hat Ring Toss
for more info and how-to make a witch's hat ring toss go to: Halloweenalliance.com
Skeleton Parts Scavenger Hunt

What you'll need:
Large cardboard or plastic skeleton decoration
Long sheet of paper
Tacks or tape

How to play:
Trace a large cardboard or plastic skeleton decoration on a long sheet of paper. (Use a skeleton with movable limbs like the one shown here.)
Next, carefully take the skeleton apart at its joints and hide the parts around your house or yard.
During the party, ask your guests to "unearth" the bones and reassemble the skeleton by tacking or taping the parts onto the outline. When the skinny spook has been re-created, celebrate by giving each player a small prize.
source: Spoonful.com

The classic guess how many candy corn game!

BHG.com has a free printable sign for this game
click HERE
spider web obstacle course

Ghost Bowling with a plastic pumpkin

Materials and Tools:

10 empty 2-liter soda bottles with caps
white craft paint or spray paint
black craft paint
1 mini basketball
sponge brush
small detail paintbrush 
permanent marker

 1.Remove labels from empty soda bottles and wash with soap and water. Allow to thoroughly dry. Paint 2-liter bottles and caps white with a sponge brush or white spray paint.
2. Fill bottles, about a quarter full, with sand. This will give weight to the bottles so they can better stand during game play.
3. Add a jack-o'-lantern face to the mini basketball and ghost eyes to the painted bottles with black paint and a small detail paint brush or permanent marker.
source: HGTV.com

Mummy Wrap with TP game!

Pairs guests up and have duos race to see which team can mummify one of their members the fastest. Use toilet paper as an inexpensive mummification tool.

Want to spice it up? Make a relay race of it. Teams of three or more can compete to wrap and unwrap one another like this: At the starting line, one player wraps up another one. The mummy must then shuffle to the second player, who unwraps the first one carefully. The rescued player then uses the same paper to wrap the third player up, who must then return to the start line. Players are tested not only on speed, but on mummification skills as they try not to rip apart fragile toilet paper sheets in their haste. Award prizes to the first team to finish and for the best mummy at the end of the race.

this is always a hit and a real classic!

Halloween Game: Mystery Bowls
Fill separate bowls with baggies of pudding, cold pasta, and peeled grapes, then cover each bowl with black felt and place bowls on a table. Have kids take turns closing their eyes and sticking their hands into the bowls to feel the different "body parts" in each one.
source: Parents.com

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll: Determine a starting line and a finish line. Set 2 pumpkins on their sides at the start and have the racers line up behind them. At "Go," each pair of challengers uses sturdy brooms to propel the pumpkins over the finish line.
Source: Spoonful.com

Do you have any more ideas? I would love to hear from you...please share some ideas!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Spider Donuts!

I heart Bloom Designs!!!
She always has some of the cutest ideas...Look how cute and easy these Spider Donuts are!!!
Don't you love crafts and recipes with simple to find ingredients...
Click HERE for  the SPIDER DONUTS tutorial.

Halloween is such a great time of the year!
Thank You Again,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel Topping

I know, my photography doesn't do these justice...
But take my word they are Easy and DELICIOUS!

What do you get when you cross Banana Bread with Cinnamon Coffee Cake?
That's right Banana Muffins with extra yummy flavors...

This is a simple one bowl method and you can mix them up and have them baked in around 30 minutes

Breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack, these always hit the spot.
Makes 18 Muffins

Cinnamon Streusel

1/2 cup  Flour
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, lightly packed
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt

Banana Muffins

2 cups  Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Milk (any kind)
1 tsp Vanilla 
3 large Ripe Bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Roasted Pecans or walnuts,  chopped 

Directions for Streusel:
Lightly whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl
Add the softened butter and rub into dry ingredients with your fingertips
Refrigerate until needed

Directions for Muffins:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
(while the oven is heating up toast the nuts until slightly browned)
Line a muffin pan with liners
In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients excluding the pecans or walnuts
In a small bowl  combine the wet ingredients excluding the banana
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together until just combined
Stir in the mashed bananas
Gently fold in the pecans
Spoon the batter into liners

Add Streusel to top of Muffins
Break up any large clumps of streusel mixture with a fork and sprinkle mixture on to batter
Bake until top of muffins spring back when lightly pressed, about 25mins 
Remove from oven and leave to cool for 10-15mins before removing muffins from tray and cooling on a wire rack
Enjoy still warm or compeltely cooled!

just added streusel topping! 
yummy...can you smell the cinnamon?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cheesecloth Mummy Lanterns

Bloom Designs Online does it again! Here is a cute tutorial for making these super cute Mummy Lanterns! click HERE for more info...

materials needed:
goggley eyes
water based glue so it will wash off after Halloween
glass hurricanes

Super cute and Easy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Football Treats and Tailgating Snack Bowl

Go Team Go!
Yes, my heart bleeds Orange and Blue...but any team will celebrate with a cute Football Field Bowl!
This cute pot is super easy and inexpensive (click here for tutorial)
I added a bandana in Orange...what ever your Team colors are...

Cupcakes with your Team Colors....
(Cute Little picks, paper bowls and football found at Michaels's)
look at this cute find....Little Debbie Footballs! Yup, take those babies out of the wrapper and place them in your Football Bowl (instructions here) or on a plate...they are quick and easy, inexpensive and yummy!

I heart Football Weekends!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Make Your Own Football Snack Dish

Football Weekends...you guessed correctly, that's right,  time for Football Crafts!

This was so easy..bought a planter for .99 cents
bought grass green acrylic craft paint .59 cents
( I had white paint already)

paint the pot "football field" green
add hash marks (lines) to resemble field (I freehanded it..who has time to go find a ruler, etc?)
Ta Da, an easy little football bowl to add to any tailgate party...serve chips? use it as a holder for plastic silver wear? peanuts anyone?

Go Team Go!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cotton Candy Spider Webs

what a brilliant idea...
"Sticky Spider Webs"
Cotton Candy, plastic spider and plastic bag....
either give one to friend or have them all hanging as a great goody bags at a Halloween Party!
source and photos: Becksandavi.blogspot.com