Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Dinner

A lady from my home town prepared what she called a "gross out" dinner each October. She creates a dinner filled with delicious but disgusting looking food. She is extremely creative and comes up with new ideas every year. Here are a few pictures from her meal last October.

Amputated hands with burned flesh: Meatloaf and grilled provolone cheese on top.
Pile of Poop: Truffles rolled in sprinkles on a bed of toilet paper

Since I have a little boy I thought this would be a fun tradition to begin. I thought I would start out slowly and go for the cuter side of Halloween food this year. Here are some pictures of what we had.  

Mummy Dogs

Pumpkin Juice (Orange Juice) and Blood Sauce (Ketchup)

Candy Corn Pudding: Tapioca Pudding with food coloring to create the layers. 
We had the dinner last night and it was a success. My family had a lot of fun and it was easy to prepare. I am looking forward to our dinner next year. 

How does your family celebrate Halloween?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Decor

   I love everything about Halloween!  This year I have been so busy with work and being mom that I haven't gotten a chance to decorate everything, but I have done a few subtle things around my house that I love.

I have been wanting to do a picture wall for awhile, and I finally did one.  I didn't have a picture for the oval frame, so I thought it would be perfect for a spider!  Thank you dollar store for the spider.
I did a post on these frames awhile back, which you can find here.
I decided I wanted a change, so I cut cardboard to fit in the frames and I modge podge scrap book paper on the cardboard.  Then I glued cute sparkle spiders (from Walmart) on the card board.  

My daughter loves the spiders, and says "eww spides" every time we pass them.  

I will hopefully be posting some more last minute Halloween decor ideas later on in the week.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fun and Free Halloween Learning Activities for Your Toddler

I love doing special holiday activities with my toddler. The activities are even better when they are free and educational. I recently discovered a blog called Oopsey Daisy and it's now one of my favorites. Alison at Oopsey Daisy has created some darling mommy school packets that are perfect for fall and Halloween. The packets are available to download for free and are for personal use only. Each packet is full of craft ideas, projects and games. I really appreciate all of the time and effort put into each one. Thanks for the inspiration Oopsey Daisy.

A is for Apples

L is for Leaves Packet

Halloween Activity Packet