Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Costume Candy Award Ideas

I'm having a Halloween Party and want to give out awards for different costumes.  I've been trying to think of creative ideas for awards because all I have seen are ribbons or statues that are way overpriced or super tacky!!  The other night my boyfriend and I started talking about different candies that could be given out for certain costumes.
Here is the list that we came up with.  Please share any other ideas!! 
 I'd love to hear them!!!
Sexiest Woman Costume:

Sexiest Mens Costume:
Doctor or Nurse:


Lumber Jack:

Out of this World:

And my Favorite!!!  WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU???

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Party Playlist

Must Play Halloween Party Music
(Alphabetical order)

Abracadabra     Steve Miller Band
Addams Family Groove     MC Hammer
Amityville     Lovebug Starski
Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing     Chris Issak
Bad Moon Rising     Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad to the Bone     George Thorogood
Beetlejuice     Danny Elfman
Blood Bank Blues     Bobby Pickett
Burning Down the House     Talking Heads
Chase the Devil     Thievery Corportation
Come Little Children     Sarah Jessica Parker (Hocus Pocus)
Cry Little Sister     Gerard McMann
Day-O     Harry Belafonte
Dead Mans Party     Oingo Boingo
Devil Inside     Unknown
Devil Went Down to Georgia     Charlie Daniels Band
Devil With a Blue Dress On     Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Double Trouble     Harry Potter Soundtrack
Dueling Banjos     David Garrett
Everyday is Halloween     Ministry
Feed My Frankenstein     Alice Cooper
Friends in Low Places     Garth Brooks
Grim Grinning Ghosts     Haunted Mansion
Halloween     Aqua
Helloween     Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus     Serial Lover
Hungry Like a Wolf     Duran Duran
I Put a Spell On You     Screaming Jay Hawkins or Bette Midler
Jump In Line     Harry Belafonte  (Beetlejuice) 
Little Red Riding Hood     Sam the Sham
Living Dead Girl     Rob Zombie
Love Bites     Judas Priest
Love Potion No 9     Drifters
Men In Black     Will Smith
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm     Crash Test Dummies
One Step Beyond     Madness
Our Solemn Hour     Within Temptation
People Are Strange     Echo and The Bunnymen
Purple People Eater     Sheb Wooley
Putting on the Ritz     Tako
Remedy     Little Boots
Dracula     Rob Zombie
Rock Lobster     B-52's
Scream     Michael and Janet Jackson
She Blinded Me with Science     Thomas Dolby
She Wolf     Shakira
Sims 2 it Must be Halloween     Unknown
Somebodys Watching Me     Michael Jackson and Rockwell
Superfreak     Rick James
Superstition     Stevie Wonder
Sweet Emotion     Aerosmith
Tainted Love     The Cure
Addams Family Theme Song
This is Halloween     Panic! At the Disco
Thriller     Michael Jackson
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor     Bach
Voodoo      Godsmack
Weird Science     Oingo Boingo
Werewolves of London     Warren Zevon
What a Thrill     Cyndi Lauper
What's This?     Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
Witch Doctor     Cartoons
Zombie Jamboree     Rockapella

Thursday, September 22, 2011

DIY Spooky Trees

How to make Spooky Trees?  Here's what you need.

Paper bag, bottle of water (I liked the shape of the Coke bottle so I filled it up with water since I drank it already).  A Big rubber band (I didn't have one so I used some ribbon).  Tiny rubber bands.  A big stone or something heavy to put at the bottom to weigh it down.  Something to fill the tree with.  I used wood chips from outside!  Scissors.  And some black spray paint if you want to paint it.  I'm still deciding if I'm gonna paint it....

Cut off the bottom of the bag and cut a slit down the middle of it so it looks like this. 
You can toss the bottom of the bag, you won't need it.

Place the bottle in the middle of the bag and wrap the bag around the bottle. 
Put the rubber band (or ribbon) around to hold it in place.

Now cut your two big flaps into 3 stips on each so you have 6 strips of the paper bag.
Take one of those pieces and start twisting it.  Be careful not to tear it.  I did tear some of mine but it does hide easily but be careful!.  Keep twisting until you have about 2 1/2 inches left. 
Take a tiny rubber band and secure the branch.
Now cut the remaining 2 1/2 inches of paper bag into 3 or 4 strips.
Twist each of those like you did the branch.

I've made two of the trees so far. The first time I didn't fill the bag up until I finished twisting the whole tree but I feel like if you fill it first then you can totally just work with the tree without having to worry about taking the bottle out and filling it.  I think it was easier to fill it first but you can see what you like best.

Just continue to twist all the branches and this is what you get! 
Such an easy project and costs about 10 cents! 

Its a cute way to add spooky touches throughout your home!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY Halloween Art

So you wanna decorate your house for halloween but your artwork doesn't fit in and to buy artwork to hang up to replace your own art is too expensive or the pictures they have are just too small. 
Why not just cover your own art and paint your own halloween art?

Here's what you need:

Your own art piece you want to cover.  Big black, white or orange trash bag.  Staple gun or heavy duty tape.  White paint (or paint color of your choice), and a paint brush.

Lay the trash bag flat on the ground and lay your artwork face down on top.  My canvas was really big (24x30) so I bought the 30 gallon trash bag. If your art work is bigger you can cut the trash bag to make it bigger too. I was able to leave the trash bag as is without having to cut it open.  

Then staple the trash bag along the edges.  Try not to staple so much, this is your artwork and you may want to have somewhere to staple to do this for another holiday.  I just staple in each corner and one in the middle.  If your artwork doesn't have a wood frame to staple into use heavy duty tape and tape the bag to the inside of the frame. Remember to PULL TIGHT as you staple so you have a nice surface on the other side.  It will be wrinkly from the folds but it doesn't look bad.  

When your done it'll look like this.

Cut off the excess edges so its not bulky or hanging down when you hang up your picture.

Much cleaner!

Now turn it over and you have a blank canvas to paint on.  I went online and typed in spooky art in Google and got an inspiration picture.  Then I went to work.  Don't try to be perfect.  Its just for halloween, it can be sloppy!!

I seriously didn't spend much time.  It took me about 15 minutes to do the WHOLE project. 
 It literally cost me nothing since I had everything already! 

Hang up your art and you're done!! 
Hope you have fun covering up your art!!! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These cupcakes look AMAZING!
I'm sure they tase just as good as they look!
Get this recipe here.

I have a Jello Cake recipe that my family has used for as long as I can remember that gives this same effect with the coloring. 

What you will need:
1 box of Lemon cake mix
1 small box of instant Orange Jello
1 large box of instant Lemon Pudding
1 box of Dreamwhip

Follow the recipe on the back of the box and make cupcakes as usual. 
Let cupcakes cool for about 10 minutes.
Take a toothpick and poke holes into the cupcakes about halfway through each cupcake.
Make Jello following directions on the box.
Pour orange liquid Jello on top of each cupcake letting it seep through. 
Use about a couple tablespoons of jello for each cupcake.
Put the cupcakes in the refrigerator and let the cupcakes cool completely to let the jello set.
Mix the Pudding and Dreamwhip together. 
The Dreamwhip will give the pudding a thicker consistency. 
Follow the instructions on the Dreamwhip box to make the topping. 
Put the pudding/dreamwhip mixture into a large ziplock bag. 
Cut off the tip of one corner and decorate the tops of each cupcake. 
Cupcakes have to stay refrigerated until being served or pudding mixture will soften and melt. 
The cupcakes will look exactly like the ones pictured above but have an extra yummy taste!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Eye Candy

Candy Corn is popular treat that reminds us of Autumn and Halloween.
Here are some ways to decorate with this Eye Candy!

Candy Corn Candles

This is my favorite!  Simple but elegant!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monster Mash

This tasty treat is sure to satisfy your choclate sweet tooth.

I can't find the recipe but basically just make a batch of your favorite chocolate cupcakes. 
Cut an opening in the top for a mouth and fill with chocolate frosting. 
Use mini mashmellows for eyes and cut up small pieces for teeth. 
To secure the marshmellow eyes use a dab of frosting to hold them in place.
 Put some frosting in a Ziploc bag and cut one of the corners off to make the horns and dab two dots for the eyes and waaa laa you've got yourself a cute lil monster cupcake! 
They're almost too cute to sink your teeth into. 
UPDATE:  Here's what mine looked like when I made them!
They were a big hit! 
If I made them again I would put less frosting in the mouth, they were a bit full ;)

Ghost Footprint Art

I am a huge fan of hand and footprint art!  Especially with the lil ones who can't quite paint or draw on their own... yet!!  I have tons of different ideas for every occasion.  Subscribe to my blog and check back often to see them all!

Construction paper, white paint, paint brush, wiggly eyes, and baby wipes (a MUST).
I use the acrylic paint, I have found it wipes off the easiet and dries the fastest!  Best when you have multiple steps and you don't want to mix the paint or smear it everywhere.  I also like to use a small fan brush but you could even use the sponges too. 

Paint one foot at a time and stamp the paper with their foot.  I like them to stand so its easiest to just step their foot onto the paper.  I stamp one foot and then wipe it clean with baby wipes, then repeat with the other foot.

My favorite wiggly eyes are the self adhesive kind.  They're a little more expensive but its so much easier not to mess with the glue!  Put your wiggly eyes on and your done!! 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FREE Halloween Party Printables

Are you planning a Halloween Party?
The little details are what sets your event apart from any others and adds that special touch. 
Do you need invitations, banners or cupcake toppers?
Take a peek at these adorable party printables...
They are Spooktacular!!