2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

The  Halloween party was a success! The costumes were awesome and everyone had a really great time!

I ended up using the mini broomsticks for my caramel apples. Yummy! And you can also find a tutorial for the creepy cupcakes here.

The Jello gummy worm cups were a breeze to put together – mix up your favorite jello flavor, pour into clear cups, toss in a few gummy worm pieces and  hang a few over the sides of the cups, refrigerate overnight and you’re done! Gross but good!

Oh, and how cool are the juice box labels?

I love parties!

Check out the photos:

Mini broomsticks (tutorial)

So I have been in full party planning mode for my upcoming 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular and as always my motto is:

Why buy it when you can make it?!

I came across these cute little broomsticks while perusing the ‘net for inspiration. I immediately thought they would be so simple to put together and they were!

You can use them for just about anything Halloween-y — as table decor, place holders, quirky additions to goodie bags, etc. Whatever you can think of really.  Here’s how to make your own:

You will need:

lollipop sticks (you can find these at most craft stores)

natural or brown raffia

string

scissors

Cut lollipop sticks in half.

Grab a small-ish bundle of raffia (3-4 in long) and cut.

Fold raffia bundle in half and poke the little lollipop stick

through the top. Push the stick down about halfway.

Cut a good length of string and wrap it tightly around (and around) the top

section of the raffia, pulling tightly to ensure the lollipop stick

is secure. Tie string in a double knot.

Snip off any uneven ends of the raffia.

And you’re DONE!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

If you’re feeling really ambitious you can dress them up with a dab of brown paint

for a realistic broom handle look.

Here’s the finished result (with one I made earlier):

Happy Halloween!!

This is Halloween!

“Tender lumplings everywhere,

 life’s no fun without a good scare!”

The Halloween party approaches and I’m tingling with excitement!

Here are a few of the decorations so far:

A cuter vampire bat you’ll never find.

One can never have enough cobwebs!

Boo-tiful bat bunting.

Every party needs a ghost.

Creepy cupcakes – sure to be scarily good!

Excited to see how it all comes together? Me too!

 Stay tuned!