Pin of the Day: Pumpkin Paper Lanterns

Aren’t these Pumpkin Paper Lanterns from Pier 1 sweet? They are a steal – a set of 3 8″ lanterns for $10.28. I don’t want to forget these on my next shopping trip so I’m saving them on my Ghosts and Ghouls Board!

 

Cheers,

Caroline

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Pin of the Day: Ghostly Pancakes

Here’s a sweet Halloween Pin that escaped all my Inspiration posts, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. What a sweet treat for Halloween morning! It’s on my Ghosts and Ghouls Board.

Ghostly Pancakes, courtesy of gourmetmomonthego.com

Check out the source for the instructions. Adorable!

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Pumpkins!

It’s not Halloween without pumpkins. While carving them up is the classic route, I found tons of creative ways to dress up these seasonal favorites without getting out the carving set. Don’t forget, if you use real pumpkins you can throw in the silica gel from shoeboxes to keep them from molding. They’re all saved to my Ghosts and Ghouls Board.

Glowing Polka-Dot Pumpkins, courtesy of strawberry-chic.blogspot.com/

Mouse Motel Pumpkin, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Crayon Drip Pumpkin, courtesy of swelldesigner.blogspot.com

Pumpkin Twig Tree, courtesy of aprimitiveplace.blogspot.com/

Monogrammed Pumpkin, courtesy of sisusa.blogspot.com/

Glitter Pumpkins, courtesy of hgtv.com

Spray Paint and Stencils, courtesy of allyou.com

Color-Blocked Pumpkins, courtesy of chatelaine.com

Striped Pumpkins, courtesy of allyou.com

Gilded Pumpkins, courtesy of allyou.com

Glitter Chevron Pumpkin, courtesy of kappaprep.com

Glue & Epsom Salts for a Sparkle Pumpkin, courtesy of davisdaybyday.blogspot.com/

Instagram Photo Pumpkin, courtesy of swelldesigner.blogspot.com/

Easy Polka-Dot Pumpkin, courtesy of homestoriesatoz.com

Lentil-studded Pumpkins, courtesy of hgtv.com

More gilded pumpkins, courtesy of countryliving.com

Lacy Pumpkin, courtesy of BHG.com

Cookie-Cutter Patterned Pumpkins, courtesy of BHG.com

Glam Pumpkin, courtesy of BHG.com

Button Pumpkin, courtesy of BHG.com

Monogram Pumpkin, courtesy of BHG.com

Painted Pumpkins, courtesy of lacquerandlinen.com

Rhinestone Pumpkin, courtesy of flickr.com/photos/frykitty/6191774556/

Candy Corn Pumpkins…great for a weirdly shaped pumpkin! Courtesy of BHG.com

Pastel Pumpkins, courtesy of BHG.com

Spraypainted Doily Pumpkins, courtesy of BHG.com

Dressed Up Pumpkin, courtesy of centsationalgirl.com

Pearl Studded Pumpkins, courtesy of fabulouskblog.com

Message on a Pumpkin, courtesy of BHG.com

Washi Tape Pumpkins, courtesy of realsimple.com, Photographs by Don Penny; Styling by Vanessa Boer

Chalkboard Pumpkins, courtesy of realsimple.com, Photographs by Don Penny; Styling by Vanessa Boer

Silhouette Pumpkin, courtesy of HGTV.com

Intricately Patterned Pumpkins, courtesy of alisaburke.blogspot.com/

Vinyl State Decal Pumpkins, courtesy of countryliving.com, photo by Burcu Avsar

Decoupaged Pumpkins, courtesy of countryliving.com, photo by Miki Duisterhof

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a classic. Courtesy of freshhomeideas.com

Whew.

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Halloween Party Favors

I love to give party favors, even when it’s totally unnecessary to do so and/or I have 100 people at my house and have to come up with – you guessed it – 100 favors. So here are my favorite ideas from across the web for inspired Halloween party favors and packaging. They’re all on my Ghosts and Ghouls Board. Enjoy!

Personalize tin buckets full of candy, courtesy of countryliving.com

Owl treat bags, courtesy of lisastorms.typepad.com

Treats in Beakers- use as awards for best costumes! Courtesy of lisastorms.typepad.com

Netted Bags for treats, courtesy of barbschram.blogspot.com

Halloween Paper Treat Bags, courtesy of etsy.com/shop/OhLaLaPaper

Coffin-shaped boxes, courtesy of BHG.com

Ghost Chinese Take-Out Boxes, courtesy of makingfriends.com

Candy Corn Dots, courtesy of marthastewart.com, photo by Kate Mathis

Cheese Ball Bags, courtesy of blowoutparty.com

Brownie Pretzel Marshmallow Skeletons, courtesy of blowoutparty.com

DIY Glow-In-The-Dark Slime, courtesy of domesticcharm.blogspot.com

Witch’s Broom Favors, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Ghostly Popcorn Bags, courtesy of BHG.com

Creepy Crawly Play-Dough, courtesy of BHG.com

Batty Take-Out Box, courtesy of BHG.com

Halloween Poppers, courtesy of homespunwithlove.blogspot.com/

Test Tube Favors, courtesy of hwtm.com, photo by Sadie Days Photography

Goody Witches, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Punched Favor Bags, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Halloween Decor

OK, we’ve covered all the important stuff about the party: the food and drinks. What comes next? Oh, right – the decorations. If you think this list is long, wait until you see my upcoming post on pumpkins. Just so much fun stuff out there! These are all pinned to my Ghosts and Ghouls Board along with all my Halloween loves!

Mason Jar Luminaries, courtesy of jedicraftgirl.blogspot.com

Witch’s legs from pool noodles! Courtesy of halloweenforum.com

Pumpkin Tea Light Holders, courtesy of candleandsoap.about.com

Pumpkin Door Decor, courtesy of thebeehivetimes.blogspot.com

Snake Wreath, courtesy of mcillecespot.blogspot.com/

I mean, you must have a green door. Bur, Franken-door. Courtesy of mel-designs.typepad.com

Paper Pumpkins, courtesy of iheartnaptime.net

More Mason Jar Lanterns, courtesy of thepartydress.net

Candy Corn Vases, courtesy of swelldesigner.blogspot.com

Spider Topiaries, courtesy of craftsbystarlight.blogspot.com

Candy Corn Hurricanes, courtesy of womansday.com

Candy Corn Tree, courtesy of womansday.com

Tin Can Lanterns, courtesy of twoofakindworkingonafullhouse.com

Halloween Soaps, courtesy of thatswhatchesaid.net

Milk Jug Luminaries, courtesy of dreamingdecor.com

Spiderweb Doormat, Courtesy of countryliving.com; photo by Seth Smoot

Ghost Garland, courtesy of dreamingdecor.com

Click link for paper cutout templates! Courtesy of countryliving.com; photo by John Kernick

Cheesecloth Ghosts, courtesy of countryliving.com; photo by John Kernick

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary Printable, courtesy of craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Halloween Party Drinks

One more element of a great party: the drinks. You can keep them simple and nothing’s amiss, or you can pump them up a notch with ideas like these and make your party truly spectacular. There’s just something about having a “fancy drink” in your hand that makes the night. Halloween is a great opportunity to use some really wild ideas for drinks and drinkware alike! These are all on my Ghosts and Ghouls Board. Cheers!

Creepy Hand Punch, courtesy of simplystated.realsimple.com/

Jack-o-Lantern Orange Soda, courtesy of paperjewels.blogspot.com/

Bubbling Cocktails, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Boo-Nilla Shake, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Ghost in the Graveyard, Screwed-Up Screwdriver, and Berry Scary Martini, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Halloween Cat Cocoa, courtesy of goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/

Monster Cups, courtesy of goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/

Bat Straws, courtesy of lisastorms.typepad.com/

Pumpkin Party Cooler, courtesy of marthastewart.com

Drink Dispenser, courtesy of furniturefashion.com

Water bottles, courtesy of blog.hwtm.com

Spider Cider Mason Jars, courtesy of torispelling.com

Halloween Paper Straws, courtesy of etsy.com/shop/OhLaLaPaper

Love them all!

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Halloween Party Desserts

My second installment of Halloween inspiration! Today it’s all about the sweets. Let’s be honest, that’s what Halloween is all about, right? I tried to pick some simple recipes that won’t require you to spend all day in the kitchen. These are all heading to my Ghosts and Ghouls Board.

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse, courtesy of glorioustreats.com

Nutty Ghosts, courtesy of ourbestbites.com

Oreo Bats, courtesy of ourbestbites.com

Spidey Oreos, courtesy of ourbestbites.com

Witch Hat Cookies, courtesy of barbschram.blogspot.com

Owl Cupcakes, styling by OneCharmingParty.com, photo by NicolePhoto.com

Pumpkin Rice Krispies, courtesy of grinandbakeit.com

Black Cat Cupcakes, courtesy of midwestliving.com

Monster Pudding, courtesy of dealiciousmom.com

Mummy Cupcakes, courtesy of midwestliving.com

Candy Corn Macaroons, courtesy of annies-eats.com

Eerie Eyeball Cupcakes, courtesy of midwestliving.com

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies, courtesy of kathiecooks.blogspot.com/

Witch Hat Cupcakes, courtesy of sleepysongbird.tumblr.com/

My sweet tooth is officially ready for Halloween. I have to remember we will also have a bowl full of candy!

What are your favorite Halloween- themed desserts?

Cheers,

Caroline

Inspiration: Halloween Party Snacks

Pinterest is blowing up with adorable (and some not-so-adorable) ideas for Halloween party snacks. I prefer the cute, “not-so-scary” Halloween decor to the gory “looks-like you’re eating someone’s eyeball” Halloween style. Here is a compilation of some of the best salty and savory treats I found across the web and saved to my Ghosts and Ghouls Board. Hope it provides some inspiration! Another Halloween-themed installment will follow with all the seriously sweet treats and desserts I could find!

Pretzel & Marshmallow “Bones”, courtesy of familyfun.go.com

Apple & Marshmallow “Smiles”, courtesy of http://family.go.com/

Pretzel & String Cheese “Witch’s Brooms”, courtesy of cocinandoconcatman.com

Pumpkin Pretzels, courtesy of butterwithasideofbread.com

“Mummies in a Blanket”, courtesy of ourbestbites.com

“Cheesy Bones” courtesy of kraftrecipes.com

“Spider Salsa” courtesy of ourbestbites.com

“Monster Munch” courtesy of ourbestbites.com

“Witches fingers”, courtesy of gandcjohnson.blogspot.com/

Aren’t there some clever people out there?

What are your favorite Halloween Party snacks?

Cheers,

Caroline

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