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Spooky Halloween Food Ideas : Tomato Soup with Mozzarella Eyes

There’s nothing that I love more about Halloween than spooky Halloween food ideas. It’s so fun to make cute and creepy food for kids and see the faces and hear the squeals of delight from the kiddos when you present the spooky food. This year I’ve been keeping it relatively simple in the Halloween department, … Read more

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Free Printable Happy Halloween Tags – Spiderwebs

This month feels like it is running away from me! I made these free printable happy Halloween tags a few weeks ago thinking I was going to be so on top of things this year, and now, here we are just 2 weeks away from the big day itself and I’m just now getting them … Read more

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Easy Green Halloween Party Punch: Monster Juice

This sweet & bubbly Halloween sherbet punch is always a hit and the perfect punch for your Halloween parties this year!! Years ago…and I do mean years…I was nine and my parents were about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Can we say honeymoon baby?! Anyways, party planning is in my blood…I come by it … Read more

green halloween party punch
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Halloween Home Decor to Snag Right Now!

Halloween is coming quickly and the cutest Halloween decor is going even faster! Check out these must have Halloween decor items to snag right now before they’re gone!! I know it’s only the middle of September, but I’m telling you…if you love Halloween as much as I do, you have to buy the coolest Halloween … Read more

DIY Halloween Decor Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas
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Delicious Chocolate Halloween Bark Recipe

I am always looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate the holidays and Halloween is one of my favorites. Halloween treats are a must, and the cuter the better! I love to make all kinds of treats, and finding ways to use leftover Halloween candy is always a fun challenge. I had a few … Read more

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Halloween Mantel Decor Ideas

Bugs. I can’t stand them. So much so, that whenever we move, the very first thing I do is call a pest control company and make sure that they make their first visit before we ever move in. lol! Maybe that’s why when it comes to making things feel spooky at Halloween, my Halloween decor … Read more

halloween moth mantel
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Adorable Free Printable Halloween Tags – Ghosts

I can’t believe we are heading into the final push before Halloween! What are you guys doing this year? Is Halloween going to look pretty normal for you, or are restrictions and pandemic concerns keeping things limited? I’m not really sure what it’s going to look like around here. I hear rumors of trick or … Read more

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Easy DIY Disney Halloween Costume Idea for Teens

It’s already the middle of September, and if you’re anything like me, you are wondering how we got here and why it feels like it should be Easter and not Halloween. 😉 Such a crazy year! We had a great introduction to fall earlier this week that fit perfectly with 2020. Monday was Labor Day … Read more

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Amazing Halloween Drinks for Kids

It’s hard to believe that October is already winding down…I feel like I have a million other Halloween ideas left to share and I am out of time!  Thank goodness for next year…I’ll just have to keep you in suspense until then! 😉 I have been wanting to put together some fun ideas for non-alcoholic … Read more

Halloween drink ideas for kids
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Disneyland at Halloween : Fall Break Weekend Recap

I am a bit slow getting going this morning.  It’s a cold dreary day here in Utah, the tops of the mountains are covered in snow and it’s a bit of a rough re-entry after a fun weekend in the sun back home in OC.  This last week was our fall break…so we headed home … Read more

Disneyland at Halloween Tips
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Awesome Spooky Halloween Party Food Idea – Sweets Charcuterie

Take me just about anywhere for dinner these days and I’ll be browsing the cheese and charcuterie board options on the menu.  I LOVE the pretty boards full of delicacies styled to the nines.  Creamy cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, olives, chutney, bread and crackers, spicy meats…so many good things!  And let’s face it.  There is … Read more

Spooky halloween party food
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Easy kid friendly Halloween treats : Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween and cupcakes….pretty much two things that make me deliriously happy. Themed treats and punny sayings, costumes, decorations and parties…what is not to love about this time of year?  I am so excited to be sharing one of our favorite cupcake recipes, along with this simple idea to turn them into the perfect easy kid … Read more

Kid friendly halloween treats
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Cute Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas

I love to decorate for Halloween almost as much as I do for Christmas. We are about to break out all the Halloween decorations around here this week and things will start to get a bit creepy.  The weather has really taken a turn and it is definitely cooling way down, which makes Halloween decorating … Read more

Cute indoor halloween decorating ideas
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Pirate Party Ideas : Trick ARRR Treat Pirate Halloween Party

Guys, can I just tell you how much fun I am having working with Oriental Trading these days?  When they emailed a few months ago and said hey…it’s Friday the 13th in September….let’s get our skeletons out of the closet and party, I couldn’t help but jump on board.  They are introducing a bunch of … Read more

Pink pirate party ideas
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Free Halloween Cupcake Toppers & Cute Halloween Cupcake Idea

Ah!  October is almost here so I am officially all in for Halloween.  I was actually in Halloween mode several weeks ago…but I’ve been trying to hold off and not make you feel overwhelmed here on the blog. 😉 I don’t want anyone to feel rushed to jump into the holidays…but boy am I ready!! … Read more

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Best Warm Baby Halloween Costumes

Where we come from in Orange County, Halloween is a BIG deal.  Like REALLY big.  As a matter of fact, it was voted the #1 place in the state of California to celebrate Halloween.  Yep.  That big of a deal. 😉 One of the factors that I’m sure helps, is the fabulous weather in Orange … Read more

Warm baby halloween costumes
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Best Disneyland Halloween Time Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Halloween at Disneyland! 🙂  Disney has definitely done a fantastic job of turning October into an even more magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth.  Are you considering taking a trip to Disneyland in October?  If you’ve never seen Disneyland decorated for Halloween, it is a must.  … Read more

Disneyland at halloween tips
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Cute DIY Halloween Movie Night Party Ideas

It’s always fun to get a few friends together and celebrate the holidays, and in our house we love to do that with movie nights.  Putting something together that is cute doesn’t take a ton of effort, and for the kids, getting to invite some friends over for treats and a movie makes them feel … Read more

Halloween movie night ideas
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Cute Black and White Halloween Mantel Decor Ideas

It is so fun in the 1987 Fixer Upper to have two fireplaces to decorate.  This is our first year being able to decorate, since at this time last year everything was still under construction.  With the shiplap behind the fireplace in the family room, I was thinking about what direction I wanted to head … Read more

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Spooktacular Halloween Food Ideas for Kids

The holidays are so much fun, but really, there is nothing quite like seeing the holidays through the eyes of a child.  The years are fleeting…as a matter of fact, the pictures in this post are from years ago…and I can’t believe just how much the kids have grown.  I feel like these pictures were … Read more

Cute food for kids
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Halloween Home Tour : 7 Great Halloween Design Ideas

It’s the middle of October already! Can you believe it? I feel like I start out each holiday month feeling like I’m getting a head start on decorating, and then poof! Before I know it, the month is already half over and I am only partially ready. Today, I am teaming up with 6 of … Read more

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Enchanted Halloween Decorating Ideas With Balsam Hill

We have been breaking out all the Halloween decorations this week and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  There is finally a chill in the air and we are listening to the raindrops outside while decorating to Halloween tunes inside.  It is the most wonderful time of the year for sure!   I had the … Read more

Halloween home decor
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Easy DIY Spider Wreath for Halloween

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you know that I love to make stuff.  But I also don’t have much patience when it comes to making things.  lol!  That means that most of my projects are super easy and usually utilize some sort of pre-made something or other.  I often walk down the … Read more

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Colorful Halloween Party Candy Buffet Ideas

When you think of Halloween colors, black and orange are usually the first to come to mind, but Halloween party ideas don’t always have to revolve around those colors.  Having a girly-girl has definitely taught me that non-traditional colors and Halloween party ideas make for equally fun and pretty parties.  I put together these colorful … Read more

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Cute Bugs and Kisses Printable for Halloween

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…time for Halloween!  I don’t know about you but I love making fun little gifts and Halloween treat tags for the kids and neighbors.  This bugs and kisses printable tag has been a favorite for awhile.  I love to use it and wanted to make sure and … Read more

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Cutest Halloween Costumes for Dogs

I admit it, I have become one of “those” people. Yes, the kind that buys costumes for their dog. Ever since Jack joined our family earlier this year it’s been almost like having a new baby…and now, a toddler that walks around without a diaper on and speaks only Chinese. 😉  He has doctors appointments … Read more

Featured hilarious halloween costumes for dogs
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Traditional Halloween Activity and Games Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you are looking for fun traditional Halloween activity and games ideas to keep the kiddos entertained.  While it has been a few years, I used to throw a big Halloween carnival for our neighborhood every Halloween, so I built up a pretty … Read more

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