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DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet

Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume.  She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.  When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.  A few years ago  she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton.  Alas all her ...

DIY Trick or Treat Bags – Free Pattern

Every trick or treater needs a cute bag for his anticipated haul of candies.  Sure you can go buy a plastic pumpkin or Halloween printed bag from the dollar or discount stores, but if you want something special you can make your own.  There's nothing easier than making these DIY Trick or Treat Bags.  You can make them to coordinate with your child's costumes too! I used Halloween panels I bought at our local fabric store to make these bags. This is pretty straight forward.  Just cut ...

Adult Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is lots of fun.  I've mentioned many times that it's my second most favorite holiday, second only to Christmas.  I love the décor, the costumes, trick or treaters, treats, and most of all the parties.  I've been planning and hosting Halloween parties since my kids were young, now we host them for the grandkids and their buddies.  But Halloween parties aren't just for kids, adults love them too! Throwing an adult Halloween party is pretty much like throwing a kids' Halloween ...

Creative Kids’ Halloween Costumes

You know Fall's arrived when you walk into Walmart or other discount store and are greeted with racks of Halloween costumes and piles of treat sized candies.  Yes, there are lots of costume choices out there, ranging from the classic witch costume (I always seemed to be a witch for Halloween when I was a kid) and the newest popular cartoon characters.  And this year there are of course those frightful masks of the politicians running for President. In our family those generic store bought ...

Ghoulishy Fun Halloween Appetizers

Halloween is around the corner!  I love, love, love Halloween!  It's such a fun holiday!  I love the decor, the costumes, and of course the treats.  But treats don't have to be all about candy.  There are some cool and yummy things you can make that are hearty and a bit more healthy than all those sweets we tend to overload on.  Here are some Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Appetizers I found around the web.  They'd make great additions to your Halloween Party or you can serve them to your ...

Handmade Halloween Cards – Great Halloween Craft Activity

Nothing's more excited than receiving a greeting card in the mail, or even hand delivered for that matter.  Greeting cards are a nice way to let someone know you're thinking about them!  Handmade cards are even better, they show how much you care! I know many of us are too busy to send cards for every occasion, we can barely get Christmas cards out!  Instead we resort to emailing or texting holiday greetings to friends and family.  I suppose it's become the norm in this technology driven ...

Kids’ Halloween Party Ideas

I'm sure I've mentioned that our family loves parties, we celebrate just about every holiday with a party.  But no party beats a Kids' Halloween Party, they're my favorite! Kids' Halloween Parties have all the elements of fun, costumes, decorations, treats, games, and activities.  I've been organizing and hosting these parties since my kids were small, now we have them for the grands. Here are some fun ideas to help you fun a spooktacular Kids' Halloween Party this year! Spooky ...

Fun Homemade Halloween Treats

Halloween is our family's favorite holiday, second only to Christmas.  We love the costumes, the parties, and of course the treats!  I'm sure you've seen store shelves filling up with Halloween stuff, costumes, decorations, and of course treats.  Sure store bought treats are okay, but part of the fun of the season is making Homemade Halloween Treats! Here are some of my favorites I found around the web while searching for homemade Halloween treats we should make this year.  So start a ...

DIY Mixed Media Cards

Mixed Media Cards, sounds impressive doesn't it?  You may be wondering exactly what are mixed media cards.  The answer is simple, they're the cool cards you see in the card section of your local Halmark or discount stores.  The ones that cost $5 or more because they're "fancy".  Yup the ones that sparkle, shake, or have lace, ribbons, and other types of embellishments. In visual arts "mixed media" refers to art that is created with different types of media.  In the card making world ...

DIY Halloween T-Shirts – Easy & Cheap

It's Fall!  That means Halloween is coming soon.  I think Halloween is my favorite holiday after Christmas.  I've always loved the costumes and decorations for Halloween.  It's such a fun holiday for kids and adults.  I loved taking my kids trick or treating; these days I go with them to take the grandkids!  And when we're not trick or treating I enjoy handing out candy from my witch's caldron I keep on a table at the top of my driveway.  Of course we deck out the driveway with ghoulish ...