The Black Hat Bake Shoppe Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Black Hat Bake Shoppe

Welcome to The Black Hat Bake Shoppe, can I interest you in a slice of Dead Velvet cake? I know I say this a lot, but this little party may be one of my favorites.  The idea for this witches bakery all started back in June after my conversation with Better Homes and Garden about Trunk or Treat tips.  While on vacation my mom and I were talking about what we could do this year to top the previous years Double Double, Toil and Trouble trunk.  That's when we started creating creepy baked goods … [Read more...]

Tips for Throwing a Wicked Halloween Party

Wickedly Sweet Halloween Dessert Table

Halloween is a holiday that allows hosts to play up the magical and mysterious  and entertain on a theatrical scale.  I recently had the privilege of sharing my top tips for throwing a Wicked Halloween Party on my local TV station, The Broadcast.  You too can throw a wickedly fun Halloween party with festive ideas for invitations, decorations, drinks, party favors and more with these entertaining tips for both adult and kids parties alike. Witches are a popular Halloween icon and can be … [Read more...]

Glow in the Dark Slime

Halloween Glow in the Dark Slime_Giggles Galore

I originally shared this post on Name Bubble, but if you are anything like me you might be looking for a last minute Halloween craft of classroom treat.  This easy homemade Glow in the Dark Slime recipe will have your kids squealing with delight as they squish and play with this slimy goo. If your kids are anything like mine this slime is likely to provide hours of  entertainment just like Playdoh (which I hate to admit I rarely let them play with because I hate the mess...I know I'm a terrible … [Read more...]

Mummy Bowling and Where’s My Mummy Party Games

Mummy Bowling Halloween Party Game

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget Each year I look forward to planning our annual Halloween party.  I've always loved this time of year and have been hosting Halloween parties since way back in my High School days.  I mean seriously what's not to can go all out with creepy recipes, frightfully festive decor and spooktacular … [Read more...]

Broomstick Party Skewers

Halloween Broomstick Party Skewers

This Halloween turn mini donuts into a magical treat with these DIY Broomstick Party Skewers.  We all know that every good witch needs a trusty broomstick and with a project this simple she'll have plenty to choose from! I loved how Paula at Frog Prince Paperie cleverly displayed "donut broomsticks" at her Bewitching Halloween Party and decided to whip up a few of these for my recent witch themed TV segment on The Broadcast.  They are incredibly easy to make, yet it's that little extra detail … [Read more...]

Trunk or Treat Decorating Tips

Trunk or Treat Double Double Toil and Trouble

Does your neighborhood or church host a trunk or treat?  Or are you sitting there asking yourself...what the heck is a Trunk or Treat?  Trunk or Treat events are one of the latest Halloween trends that lots of communities are embracing.  Think of it as a festive Halloween tailgate party where children "trick or treat" from vehicle to vehicle in a safe environment. We have participated in Trunk or Treat events for the past few years and our Double, Double Toil and Trouble display last year … [Read more...]

Witches Brew: Homemade Root Beer

Pick Your Poison Witches Brew

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble...with a witches brew just for you!  As a kid I remember every year around Halloween my parents would break out the big orange Gott cooler and make a giant batch of Homemade Root Beer.  It was fascinating to watch as the smoke and fog billowed out of the cooler and since we rarely had soda it was a special treat. Fast forward 20+ years and it's still fascinating to watch as the dry ice works it's magic as it bubbles from the … [Read more...]

Witches Party Invitations and Free Download

Halloween Costume Party Invitation

In today's technology driven society invitations are often overlooked in the party planning process, but in my opinion they are one of the most important elements of your event. Whether you are throwing a birthday party or a frightful Halloween fete the invitations set the tone for your event and get guest excited about what's to come.  Set the tone for your wickedly sweet Halloween party with these sophisticated and fun Witches Party Invitations. Carli from Dimpleprints created two different … [Read more...]

Mummy Cups and Halloween Popcorn

Giggles Galore Mummy Cups with Halloween Popcorn

This year I've been having lots of fun with incorporating mummies into our Halloween decor, parties and treats.  Today I'm sharing all the details for spooky Mummy Cups filled with Halloween Popcorn (or Mummy Munch.)   These little mummies are an easy party treat or special after school snack that will take you no time at all to whip up! Supplies: White Ice Cream Cups Crepe Paper Googly Eyes Popcorn White Chocolate Candy Melts Candy bats (or any other type of candy will … [Read more...]

Wickedly Sweet Bubbly Cauldron Treats

Witches Brew_Bubbly Cauldron Treats

Yay, it's finally October, one of my favorite months of the year!  Today's post has LOTS of bewitching ideas to get you in the mood for Halloween + a giveaway from the folks at Martha Stewart!  First up, I'm sharing my Wickedly Sweet Bubbly Cauldron Treats.  Don't they just sound fun?  Well trust me your little goblins are going to love this tasty version of the witches bubbly brew. October is one of those months were our dinners are a little more creative.  It's just too much fun not to … [Read more...]