Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Spook up your Dinner

I received his DIY dinner idea from Jeanne Benedict from the DIY Network’s Weekend Entertaining and wanted to share it with you. She calls it “Boo” Spaghetti and it is really, really simple. Try it out and add a little spook to your weeknight dinner.

Jeanne’s DIY instructions:
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions, making sure to keep some long noodles intact, as opposed to breaking them to fit into the pot.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil. Pull a noodle out and form the word “boo” on the foil; make a few.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes until firm and place your “boos” on top of red sauce on pasta!
  • Simple, right? She also has made a creative “Spider Web Design on Triple Layer Guacamole, Cheese, and Egg Torte” that you can see on her blog.

    Thanks for sharing Jeanne!

    Want to host a spooky dinner party? We have scary decor ideas for you as well!

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    Decorate! Paper Pennants

    It’s no secret that I love using paper pennant flags as decorations. I make pastel ones for Easter, patriotic pennant flags for the 4th of July, and most recently primary pennants to decorate a circus themed party. Here are a few images of my most recent paper pennant flags that I made for Halloween decor.

    A few sheets of solid black and orange card stock, ribbon, and a few scrap-booking embellishments (dots and rub on letters) is all it took to make these DIY paper pennant flags!

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    Pumpkin not just for pie!


    Pumpkin Shakes

    These pumpkin shakes are such a festive {and simple} treat for the fall season. An easy treat to whip up for a festive snack – try this pumpkin shake recipe.

    To make this simple shake:

    Mix 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

    1 cup vanilla ice cream

    1/2 cup milk

    a pinch of cinnamon

    Told you it was simple!

    Recipe from Martha Stewart

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    Halloween Spirits

    Sure Halloween is about kiddos in cute costumes and loads of sugary sweets….. but adults can have fun too! This Halloween serve a spooky themed wine and let your guests get a kick out of the fun and ghostly labels. If you are going to be a guest this Halloween, a bottle of Halloween-themed wine would make for a fabulous hostess gift to bring along.

    Buy online at Vampire Vineyards or at your local Cost Plus World Market (along with a variety of other Halloween wines).

    Vampire Merlot

    *Instead of your typical wine glass charms, try placing one of those toy spider rings your kids get around each glass stem. So fun!

    *Serve simple appetizers and use these “toxic” food picks to label them. Find online at Martha Stewart Crafts.

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