Gingerbread Haunted House Decorating Fun!


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Our Family Fun Activity featured turning a Gingerbread House Kit into a Haunted House for Halloween. The kids had a blast making this eerie (and messy) house. Earlier in the week, I had to make an unplanned shopping trip for Halloween-themed candies. You see, I bought the kids a couple of Gingerbread House kits at Costco (to decorate next month). While I took the time to answer the phone and give my sister some travel information, they opened the kits. Being that it was too early to … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Pumpkin Carve-Off


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We now live in an area where we can get together often for barbeques, politics and fun.  Prior to living here we joked that we lived in a “drive though neighborhood”, you wave as you drive down the street but you really didn’t know your neighbor. So our 1st annual great pumpkin carve off seemed only perfect for our neighborhood. We know so much about each others lives and are fundamentally in tune with each other as if we were living in the 60's or 70’s, we were hand picked to be best friends … [Read more...]

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas


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The Halloween countdown has begun! Before you head out to the store and spend a lot of money on costumes that everybody else will be wearing, why not look around your home, craft boxes and junk drawers for inspiration? Some of my favorite costumes have been ones that I have made for my kids. Not being able to find a decent Aang costume for my son, I decided to make one myself. The triplets were only 2 years old at that time and this costume turned into a never-ending project. I loved how … [Read more...]

Ghoulish Halloween Treats


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  Popcorn Hands and Spooky Cupcakes These ghoulish Halloween treats are semi homemade, inexpensive, incredibly easy to make and guaranteed to please a crowd of any size or a child's classroom. The kids will enjoy the spider rings as a bonus treat. You can make the cupcakes yourself or buy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing like I chose to do. Once I got them home I gently removed the frosting, cut a small V shaped hole in the center and filled it with vanilla pudding mixed with … [Read more...]

How to Make a No-Sew Tutu


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Just in time for Halloween, you can save money and make a cute tutu for your little princess. I can't believe how easy it was to make! My daughter has almost every Disney Princess costume available, recently her Ariel one finally became shreds after so many washes. I decided to try to make her a skirt instead of spending another $45 on a costume. This was made for my almost 5 year old, so the amount of tulle needed will vary by child. Supplies Needed to Make Tutu: 1 package of 1" … [Read more...]