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Halloween Treats for Kids

Halloween Party Food - Mummy Cupcakes

Halloween Party Food - Mummy Cupcakes

This post is brought to you by Wilton and Jo-Ann stores.
Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? If so I have a few easy Halloween treats for kids to share with you today! Wilton and Jo-Ann stores recently sent us a box filled with Wilton baking supplies to play with. I have always enjoyed making shaped cakes, cookies, and candy using Wilton products so I was excited when they sent us a few baking pans, candy melts, edible eyes, and more! This is all part of their 13 days of Halloween series, you’ll find all participating blogs at the bottom of this post. Be sure to hop over and see what they created for this fabulous blog hop.

Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

First I want to share with you this was mummy cupcake tutorial made with Wilton candy and edible eyes. To make the mummy cupcake I frosted a cupcake then used kitchen scissors to trim the sugared candy roll. I placed the eyes on the cupcake first then began “wrapping” the cupcake. It’s that easy and they’re SO cute! My kids loved the mummy cupcakes the best!

Mummy Cupcakes Tutorial

For the marshmallow pop display I used a galvanized metal tin with floral foam inside. I found the printed Halloween ribbon at Jo-Ann’s and hot glued it on the tin, then added paper basket filler to cover the floral foam. The Frankenstein marshmallow pops were a big hit with the kids! To make them I used the Wilton mold, candy melts, and paper straws. I used a toothpick to dab the eyes, his stitching, bolts, and hair on the mold. Once that was set I poured the green candy melts and placed the marshmallow on top. Whenever I make candy with the Wilton candy molds I placed them in the freezer for 5 minutes and they set immediately. This makes it easier to make large batches at once.

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

One more fun party treat I want to share are these Wilton jack-o-lantern lollipops. These are too cute! The package came with 12 lollipops and stickers to create jack-o-lantern faces. So easy and fun for the kids!

Jack-O-Lantern Lollipops

One of the great things I like about Wilton products is that they’re very easy to work with. They make things so easy with their decorative eyes, sprinkles, candy molds, and decorative straws.
Here are a few things that I used to make these treats. Ignore the eyeballs and sparkle gel, those will be used for another Halloween treat.

Wilton Candy Melts

Are you getting crafty this weekend? Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is offering our readers a 50% off coupon from now until October 31st! Just click on the image and print the coupon at home.

Jo-ann coupon

Also, be sure to visit the other participating bloggers to see what they made with their Wilton supplies!

Oct 1: Amy – positivelysplendid.com
Oct 2: Danielle – blissfulanddomestic.com
Oct 3: Cindy – skiptomylou.org
Oct 4: Katie – thecraftyblogstalker.com
Oct 5: Stef – thegirlinspired.com
Oct 6: Marilyn – 4you-withlove.blogspot.com
Oct 7: Cheryl – thatswhatchesaid.net
Oct 8: Rach – familyeverafterblog.com
Oct 9: Emilie – babylovingmama.com
Oct 10: Courtney – sweetcsdesigns.com
Oct 11: Crystal – apumpkinandaprincess.com
Oct 12: Melissa – polkadotchair.com
Oct 13: Gloribell – knowhowshedoesit.com

Halloween Party Food Ideas

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Halloween Decorations

Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

This post is brought to you by American Crafts.
With the first week of October behind us I took this opportunity to motivate myself to finally finish decorating for Halloween. I have a few Halloween vignettes around the house, surprisingly overshadowing my Fall decor. Today I’m sharing my console table Halloween decorations made with a few American Crafts kits available at Target.

Table Halloween Decorations

The first part of my decor was the Black & White Glam Pumpkin which sits on a piece of wood from the craft store. I couldn’t decide whether to make this the centerpiece or keep it on the side, I must have changed the display at least 4-5 times!

Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Halloween Decorating Ideas

I also placed our Trick or Treat printable Halloween countdown next to some potion bottles. I made these using American Crafts stickers found in the scrapbook aisle at Target. They have a great assortment of Halloween craft kits, including a wreath, place cards, and a banner kit. There’s also two packs of Halloween washi tape, epoxy stickers, and a paper pad. You can only find these exclusively at Target!

Happy Halloween Banner

The banner was SO easy to put together! Everything you need is inside, including the string, all you do is peel and stick the letters onto the pennant flags. Seriously, so cute and easy!

I wish I could say I made this adorable subway art sign but I bought it for around $12. It was the perfect height as the centerpiece for the table.

Halloween Subway Art

When I first began thinking of my Halloween decor this year I envisioned a glitz and glam look, but as time went on I found myself using more rustic elements. It became an eclectic mix of rustic, glam, and glitter decor. To finish the table I added rustic twig and white pumpkins along the center. I also used a burlap table runner, black netting, and spiders scattered throughout the table.

Pumpkin Decorations

You can see how I used the sticker labels to create an apothecary jar display in our post from a few weeks ago. I still have the display, minus the two bottles I moved to the table and I added a few creepy plastic bugs as a filler.

Halloween Apothecary Jars with Glow in the dark slime recipe

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Halloween Party Favors: Witch Shoe Treat Boxes

Witch Shoe Party Favors

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? I’ve always wanted to host a Halloween party for my girlfriends  and I’m trying to fit it into our busy October schedule. If we’re able to make it happen I will definitely have these Halloween witch shoe treat boxes as party favors. I came across this file in the Silhouette store and I couldn’t wait to try it out.

Halloween Treats Witch Shoe Favors

To make the favor boxes I cut my shapes out of thick black cardstock for the inside of the shoe and patterned paper from Echo Park. Note: when cutting your shapes cut one side of the shoe with the pattern you’d like the shoe to be. Then flip your paper over and cut the shape again. Of course this is only if you’re using patterned paper, to ensure the patterns match on the outside of the shoe.

Halloween Treats Witch Shoe Favors

Glue your inside box together by folding the perforated tabs on the black cardstock. Then glue your patterned pieces to the outside of the box.

Halloween Treats Witch Shoe Favors

To give it a finished look I added rhinestone embellishments and beaded trim around the shoe. I used a very thin line  of hot glue to apply the trim, it was a bit tedious but I love the result!

Halloween Treats Witch Shoe Favors

This witch shoe treat box is such a fun Halloween party favor, you could also use it as a gift for co-workers or as a teacher gift!

Halloween Treats Witch Shoe FavorsThanks for stopping by!

10 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Bat Treat Bags

I feel like Halloween came really fast this year. I still have a list full of Halloween ideas I never had the chance to share with you. I’ll save some of them for next year but in case you’re still in need of any last minute Halloween ideas here are a few of my projects.

I shared these adorable vampire bat treat bags over at Crafts Unleashed earlier this month.

Bat Treat Bags

I also shared the Frankenstein juice boxes made out of duct tape…

Frankenstein Juice Boxes

and the hanging cheesecloth ghosts.

cheesecloth ghost

Halloween Subway Art

I shared this quick and easy Halloween Treat Bag over at my sweet friend, Amanda’s blog Every Creative Endeavor. I used a stamp and small kraft bags from the Target dollar section to create them.

Lifestyle Crafts Dies

Spider Pumpkin

Halloween Candy Tubes

Halloween Candy Tubes

Halloween Popcorn Recipe

Halloween Popcorn

Easy Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Food Ideas

 

If you’re looking to spruce up those store bought Halloween treat bags check out what I did with my Silhouette Cameo.

Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl

Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Game

 

Looking for a last minute Halloween game to play? Try this pumpkin toss game and enter to win a $50 Jo-Ann gift card!

 

Tomorrow is also the last day for the Silhouette promotion. You can read all about it here and go here to take advantage of the Halloween specials using the code “PUMPKIN” at checkout. There are 4 deals to choose from!

Silhouette Cameo Discount

Silhouette Cameo Discount

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with a special treat. :)

 

Halloween Food Ideas

Easy Halloween Food Ideas

My favorite thing about holidays is creating themed food for the kids. It makes the upcoming holidays that much more fun! Halloween is probably the best holiday to create treats for. I mean who wouldn’t want a spooky Halloween meal filled with mummy dogs, ghost bananas, and monster eyes?

Easy Halloween Food Ideas

I’ve been making mummy dogs since my oldest was little, it’s become tradition that we have them every year. This was the first time my younger two had them and let’s just say there were in complete in awe. My daughter, who’s three, thinks food that look like characters or things are the best thing ever.

Hot Dog Mummies

It was raining here on Monday and we didn’t have much going on, making a Halloween lunch was a fun way to get the kids excited that day.

Before I get to the mummy hot dog recipe I have to share this picture with you. On our way to the grocery store we picked up a pumpkin spice latte and I told my husband that all we needed now is for the leaves to finally start changing colors for it to feel like Fall. As soon as I stepped out of the car at Save Mart this pretty little leaf fell right by my feet. It had started to ever so slightly turn yellow.

Fall Boots and Leaves

It’s little moments like this that bring a smile to my face. Whether it’s taking a step back to enjoy Fall’s beauty or watching my kids get excited about mummy dogs, I know it’s more time like this that I need to focus on in my life. :)

Mummy Hot Dog Recipe:

To make the mummy dogs you will need crescent rolls, hot dogs, and mustard for the eyes. Begin by cutting a crescent roll in half then pull on it gently to make it longer. Wrap the crescent roll around the hot dog then bake for 13-15 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven. Add small dots of mustard for the eyes.

Mummy Dogs

The banana ghosts were inspired by Family Fun. To make them I cut bananas in half, inserted a paper straw, dipped them in white chocolate, then added edible eyes and a raisin for the mouth.

Banana Ghost

They may have just made it to our yearly traditions list, I can’t get over how cute they are!

Banana Ghost

The broccoli monster eyes are simply circles of cheese and a raisin on top.

Creative Vegetable Ideas

Halloween Food Ideas

What are some of your Halloween traditions? Do you have any Halloween food ideas for kids to share?

Thanks for stopping by! I’m linking up to these parties, TCB, Tip Junkie.

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Trick or Treat Bags

Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl

Happy Monday, my friends! Did you have a great weekend? We had a very lazy weekend which happens to be my favorite. I had a few projects planned but didn’t get as much done as I thought I would. Instead I spent my days pretending to fly like an airplane around the living room and playing duck duck goose with a 15 month old and 3 year old who don’t quite understand that you go around in a circle instead of running into another room to avoid being tagged. HA!  However, I did finish the kids trick or treat bags. Today I’m sharing with you our customized Halloween treat bags using Silhouette heat transfer vinyl. I’m also excited to tell you about a few new Silhouette promotions that you can take advantage of by using the code PUMPKIN.

Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl

I picked up the black bag at Hobby Lobby and the orange spiderweb bag at Target. The orange drawstring bag was cute but I thought it could be even cuter with a little black fuzzy vinyl. I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I simply cut the shapes from the Silhouette store, placed a piece of fabric on top and ironed it on. For the black bag I hot glued the white trim just for fun. :)

Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl

 

Want to make your own customized trick or treat bags? Or how about a million other projects you can do with a Silhouette cameo? Check out the promotions Silhouette is currently offering. You can purchase them at the discounted price by using the code PUMPKIN at checkout. This offer isn’t available on the website you’ll need to click here to access the special offers.

Halloween vinyl/CAMEO bundle

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet black premium vinyl

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet orange premium vinyl

·         1 roll transfer paper

·         1 Silhouette hook

·         1 Silhouette CAMEO®

·         All for $269.99 (MSRP of $351.95)

Halloween vinyl bundle

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet black premium vinyl

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet orange premium vinyl

·         1 roll transfer paper

·         1 Silhouette hook

·         All for $24.99 (MSRP of $51.96)

 

Autumn cardstock/sketch pens bundle

·         1 package of Autumn adhesive-backed cardstock. (Contains two sheets of eight fall colors shown on the packaging–16 total sheets).

·         1 metallic sketch pen pack

Halloween heat transfer bundle

·         1 roll flocked black heat transfer material (9”x36”)

·         1 roll flocked orange heat transfer material (9”x36”)

·         1 Silhouette hook tool

·         All for $24.99 (MSRP of $36.97)

 

Silhouette Flocked Vinyl

 

Thanks for stopping by! I have a week full of Halloween ideas to share with you and a few giveaways too!

Linking up to these parties, TCB, Tip Junkie

Halloween Popcorn

Halloween Popcorn Recipe

After looking through my posts I’ve realized that I often forget to share guest posts that I write for other sites. I probably have a good 15 posts from this year that I’ve never shared. On top of that there’s an ever-growing list of things I never got around to blogging about. I’ve either shared sneak peeks or told you about them then never had a chance to write the post. Umm…yeah I’m going to be better about that! Let’s start with a Halloween guest post I wrote for my sweet friend Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft. So today I’m going to share with you an easy Halloween treat that’s perfect for Halloween parties or an everyday treat to enjoy with the kids. This Halloween Popcorn Recipe is quick to make and can be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy.

Halloween Popcorn Recipe:

I began by popping 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels with 3 tablespoons of oil. Once my popcorn was ready I threw a quick dash of salt on top to help balance out the sweetness.

You could really add any toppings you’d like, for this particular recipe I used Wilton Candy Melts, candy corn, and various sprinkles. I melted the candy melts in separate bowls over a double broiler. Using a fork for each one I drizzled the candy melts on top of the popcorn. You could use a piping bag but this works just as well.

After I drizzled the candy melts I quickly added the candy corn and sprinkles on top. I had a little bit of melted candy leftover so I drizzled the remaining on top of everything. The candy melts will harden and then you’re ready to enjoy a tasty Halloween treat! My kids love this stuff and I like how easy it is to make.

 

Thanks for stopping by! I have some fun things planned for next week like a Scentsy giveaway, Jo-Ann’s Halloween craft and giveaway, my Halloween vignette, and more!

Halloween Tags and Coffin Treats

Rit Dye

I’m back today with another Halloween project, hopefully you’re not getting tired of them because I have plenty of ideas to share with you this month! Today I’m sharing with you how to make Halloween tags and coffin treats using RIT Dye.

Rit Dye

These Halloween tags are perfect for Halloween gifts and the coffin is a great not-so-spooky teachers gift idea.

Rit Dye
I’ll admit I was a little nervous using RIT Dye for the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect and didn’t want my project to turn into a craft fail. Unfortunately my original idea did turn into a fail. I’m going to try to revamp it and show you the before/after pictures later.  Once I switched gears I was pleasantly surprised at how easy RIT dye is to use.

For this project I used unfinished wood found at Michaels. I simply mixed each dye color with HOT water in a bowl for the coffin and cups for the tags. I used about 4  tablespoons of dye for the coffin and 2 tablespoons for the tags. I allowed them to soak in the dye for about 5 minutes, the longer you leave them in the darker the color will be. Oh and don’t forget to use gloves!

Once I was happy with the color I used a paper plate for them to dry on. Then using my Silhouette I added vinyl, bakers twine, and ribbon.

Rit Dye

I’m happy with the way the Halloween Tags and coffin turned out! I’m telling, you my previous project was a major fail, you’ll probably laugh when I show it to you. :)

Rit Dye

 I’m linking up to these parties, TCB, Tip Junkie

For more #HalloweenRIT dye inspiration visit these sites and the projects below.

 

 

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with RIT Dye and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.