Halloween is finally here and I couldn’t be happier. One, my husband has been obsessed with watching all many of old horror movies lately, so hopefully THAT will come to an end (I’m all for a good horror movie, but
9 days in a row, complete with horror movie trivia commentary from the hubs? Eh. I’m good. Thanks.) Secondly, this means we can move on to MY favorite holiday, Thanksgiving (more on that in another blog.) Anyway, Allrecipes has asked the Allstars to put
together a little blog with Halloween ideas and with that being said…here are mine.
1. I actually did this for a table-setting I did last year and it was super fun. I had just discovered the joys of glitter spray paint and I was hooked. I spray-painted these plastic pumpkins with black glitter
spray paint and absolutely loved how they turned out. I used them in a flower arrangement (that I neglected to photograph) and they added a fun touch. Plus, I got to use spray paint. It was a win-win. This year I added the pumpkin in the middle of the >Eye
of Newt eggs and I thought it added an appropriately spooky touch.
2. I made the Karo syrup scotcheroos for not one, but two
get-togethers this month. The first was a cooking club that we hold each month. This month’s theme was “bring something easy or store-bought” and so I chose these yummy goodies. Not only are they fairly easy, they make quite a few (and you’ll get quite the
arm workout trying to cut them up – ha!) Here they are at the first party:
Secondly, I took them to our annual “Mocktober” film festival. We get together, watch admittedly terrible movies, and make fun of them audibly while we stuff our faces with treats. I forgot to snag a picture of
the treat table, but here’s a picture of me in my costume…as Richard Simmons. (I won best costume AND the scotcheroos were nearly gone. Another Halloween win-win, I say!)
3. Finally, I got the opportunity to represent Allrecipes on a local show here in Nashville, Talk of the Town. I snagged some pumpkins at the farmer’s market and set them on candle stands procured from my favorite
place on earth – my local Goodwill. I put a cheap mask on one, added a creepy raven to another, and then used scrapbook stickers attached to thumb tacks to make the spider-themed one. My cat didn’t seem too scared, but I thought they were appropriately fun! I
made Eye of Newt eggs, creepy mini pizzas, and Halloween
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