Halloween Monster Party Cups

When it comes to Halloween do you want creepy or cute?  There is nothing creepy about these cute Halloween Monster Party Cups that can double as place cards and party favors.  Whether you are planning a simple Halloween family dinner or a play date party for your kids, these cute cups are sure to make your little monsters squeal with delight! I love using common items I always have on hand to create one-of-a-kind ideas that can easily transform a party from ordinary to … [Read more...]

Halloween Safety Tips for Tweens

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love planning Halloween parties like my Mad Scientist Ice Cream Lab, or our spooky Murder Mystery dinner party and I love creating one of a kind costumes for my kids, like my famous DIY Octopus costume. Halloween is an exciting night full of fun and candy, who doesn't love that! But, it can also be a scary night if you aren't prepared.  I've teamed up with my friends at Verizon to share 5 simple Halloween Safety Tips for Tweens that … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags

This Halloween forget the tricks and just give a sweet treat, along with one of these spooktacular DIY Halloween Gift Card Tags! These cute little holders make great gifts for teachers, co-workers or friends.  I personally love spoiling my kids teachers, they are amazing people who go above and beyond daily, and this little gift is a nice way to say "thank you." I've teamed up with Thermoweb to show you how you can make these fancy and fun gift card tags.  You are going to love … [Read more...]

Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand

Step right up, and get ready to celebrate Halloween with thrills, horrors and lots of freaky fun!  Come one, come all, the CarnEVIL is in town..get ready for ghoulish games and spooky snacks at the deadliest show in town!  We all know the best part of going to the carnival is the treats, so today I'm sharing this spooktacular Halloween CarnEVIL Rotten Candy Stand.   Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan parties for, and when it comes to ideas I have lots of them! … [Read more...]

The Purr-fect Halloween Party

Remember when I told you how much I love the month of October and Halloween?  Well, it's true.  In fact I'm back today and super excited to share The Purr-fect Halloween Party with lots of cute cats, crafts, and candy!   I stumbled on the cutest black cat plates at Michaels and I immediately knew that I had to plan a party with them.  After my daughter and I made these cute painted back to school cat shoes she has kind of been smitten with anything having to do with cats, so … [Read more...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party

October is finally here and I am ready for all things Halloween!  When it comes to entertaining Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to plan and host parties.  There are so many fun and creative ways you can celebrate all hallows eve.  You can go all out and plan a spooky Murder Mystery Dinner party or if your looking for something a little more kid-friendly you host a Mad Scientist Halloween Ice Cream Party!Step into my laboratory and let's get crazy with some spooky lab … [Read more...]

Colorful Fall Pumpkin Wreath 

It's the season after summer, it's before the winter... it's the fall, it's the fall, it's the fall! While everyone else mourns the end of summer, I'm one of those people that gets excited that fall is arriving. What better way to welcome it than by placing a colorful wreath on your door?! This colorful fall pumpkin wreath perfectly bridges the gap between the seasons, because it has the pumpkins for fall, but the bright colors of summer. This way, your neighbors won't think you're that crazy … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Countdown

“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick for Treat for Halloween! Better give a treat that’s good to eat if you want to keep life serene!” I loved that Disney song as a little girl, it always made me look forward to Halloween. All the fun activities, like apple picking, decorating and pumpkin carving. There’s the excitement of making your own costume, hayrides, corn mazes and of course, the candy--lots and lots of candy. There’s so much excitement, kids can hardly wait. Well, why … [Read more...]

DIY Dead & Breakfast Inn Sign

The past few days I've been busy crafting and creating projects for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!  Every year around this time I start thinking of what I want our theme to be for our front porch and for our annual Halloween party. Ever since I saw the Better Homes & Garden issue featuring the Dead and Breakfast Inn, I knew I wanted to recreate it some day.  Well, this is the year we are bringing the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn to life!  First things first, we … [Read more...]

Haunted Hotel DIY Luggage Cart

Every year around the beginning of September I start thinking about this year's theme for our Halloween porch and parties.  I love Halloween and it's one of those holidays that I go all out for.  Every corner of our house, from the front porch to the kitchen, gets a spooky makeover this time of year.  For our theme this year, we are welcoming guest and accepting reservations at the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn.  Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of the … [Read more...]