Halloween Tips

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Halloween Cakeballz, Made in 10 seconds or less.  Easy Halloween Desserts, Halloween CakeballsYesterday I told you about Cakeballz  you can buy them at Costco.  Before that you had to make them at home or order them from a fancy bakery.  Now you can grab a box put them in your freezer and pull them out when you need a last minute dessert idea, they look like you spent hours making them (it can be your little secret).

Halloween Cakeballz, Made in 10 seconds or less.  Easy Halloween Desserts, Halloween CakeballsYou can put them right on a plate and serve them that way, or you can dress them up a little for a special event or holiday.  I made these ones into Monster Eyes…. they took less then 10 seconds each to make.  All you need is  Wilton Candy Eyes and Frosting.  Put a dab of frosting on the back of the eye and use it as glue to stick it to the Cakeballz.  Easy as that you instantly have a fun Halloween Treat.

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Witches Foot Halloween Treat or Party Favor

These little treats make great party favors, or small gifts.  Since the shoe is just made of paper, and embellishments if you chose, they make a very thrifty thing to hand out!  Include some festive Oreos, and you have a hit!

You will need

Cardstock

Scissors

glue stick

embellishments if desired

I found the pattern I used here.  I simply printed it on the back side of my cardstock and cut it out following the directions that were written on the pattern.  Make sure to only fold on the lines that say score.  Do not cut on those!

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Once I had it cut and scored, I glued the appropriate pieces together.  It was very straightforward and I just used a regular glue stick.  Once you are done with that, you can add embellishments if you chose.  I added a green button sticker that I had, I thought it added a cute touch.  Rhinestones, paper flowers, stickers, glitter are all great options to add!  While the shoe is cute, it needs something yummy to fill it up!

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Take some cellophane wrap, or a small, clear goody bag from the party supply section and add a few oreos.  I used 6 to fill mine.  Wrap the bag closed with some ribbon, a bread tie, washi tape, whatever looks good to you!  Slip your baggie of cookies into your shoe and you are ready to hand it out!  I love how these turned out and think they would make a cute teacher gift for Halloween even!  Or use any type of cardstock and personalize them for a bridal shower, birthday party or just to give to your girlfriends!

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DIY Halloween Peeper Pumpkin ~ Safe way for kids to decorate a pumpkin

This Halloween season, put a spooky spin on the traditional Halloween Pumpkin. This Peeper Pumpkin can be made it just minutes, and is the perfect way to get into the season of all things spooky! Take a look below at how we crafted our own, using just a few basic crafting supplies. When you craft this peeper pumpkin, you will get the feeling that someone has their eyes on you! Plus this is safe and fun for kids, giving a kid a sharp knife and asking them to cut up a hard pumpkin is not the safest idea in the world :).

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Here is what you will need:

  • Faux or real pumpkin. Any color.
  • Assorted googly eyes ($1 bag at Dollar Tree)
  • Craft or hot glue, glue gun

Dollar Tree carries black and white googly eyes as well as multi colored googly eyes. Children may enjoy both varieties! If you want a simple look like us, black and white is perfect. If not, snag a bag of the colored eyes.

Directions:
1. Begin by deciding how you want to arrange your googly eyes. Do you want a pattern, or would you prefer them to be random? For ours, we opted for a bunch of eyes near the center and the rest randomly scattered.
2. Apply some glue to the back of your googly eyes. Press them one at a time to the pumpkin. Hold them in place for several seconds until the eye is secure.
3. Continue the process until all of the eyes are secured to the pumpkin. Be sure as you glue, you alternate sizes of eyes to offer some real variety.
4. Once your eyes are dry, your peeper pumpkin is ready to be displayed.

Kids will love gluing googly eyes all over their pumpkins to create a spooky look. Give this easy and very inexpensive Halloween Peeper Pumpkin a try. It is a great way to get into the Halloween season without spending a great deal of time or dough!

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Spooky Eyes – Thrifty DIY Halloween Decor

It doesn’t take a lot of money or time to come up with a few cute decorations to celebrate Halloween!  With a few supplies that you likely have around the house you can make some fun last minute additions to your house for the holiday.

You will need

Styrofoam plates or sturdy paper one

Colored paper 2 sheets

black paper 1 sheet

glue stick

hot glue gun and sticks

tape

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Begin by cutting your colored paper into two circles.  I used a circle cutter like this one.  I love it!  It is fast and does multiple sized circles from 1 inch to 5 1/2 inches.  No need for multiple punches!  I cut my colored paper into 5 inch circles for a large sized paper plate.  Then cut your black paper into 2 circles also.  Mine were 3 inches.

Once you have your circles cut, glue them together and then glue onto your paper plate.

If you are looking for eyes that aren’t spooky, you can stop there and have some big, wide eyes that look like this.

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If you are looking for some angry or spooky Halloweenish (yes I know that isn’t a real word) eyes then cut 2 strips of black paper.  Mine were 3.5 inches wide and 12 inches long.  Glue them together in the shape of an L.

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Once that is glued together, you are going to want a hot glue gun to attach them to the plates.  This is the one I have, it isn’t fancy but it sure gets the job done!

Make sure you glue the eyes close together and then attach the eyebrows so they are partially covering the plates.  You are done!  These would look great on your front door like I have them, or in a tree, in a tree, window, your office at work, or even on your car for a trunk or treat!  Now you have a small, festive addition to celebrate Halloween!

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Healthy Halloween Treats, Jack O Lantern Quesadilla #Pumpkins, #Halloween, #HealthyTreatsJack-O-Lantern Quesadilla

Food that smiles at you is always fun to eat!  If you want to fill your families tummy with a quick yet healthy meal option on Halloween these are the perfect menu plan.  You can even cut out the face the day before, just keep them in a sealed bag, this makes them even faster to make.

Ingredients and Supplies

  • 2 tortillas
  • 4 slices of American cheese Or you can use 1/3 cup of your favorite grated cheese.
  • Knife to cut Jack o lantern face
  • Strawberry stem for garnish

Process
1. With a sharp knife, cut a Jack o lantern face into a tortilla. Discard cut out pieces.
2. Take another tortilla and cover it with 4 pieces of American cheese.
3. Place the jack o lantern tortilla on top of the cheese covered tortilla and microwave for 20 seconds.
4. Let cool for a few minutes.
5. Place a strawberry stem at the top for garnish.
6. ENJOY!

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