Tuesday, October 23

Halloween "Witch Is In" Party

What a fun surprise these party photos were for me! My talented friend, Cris McGrath of Crissy's Crafts, asked me to tweak a little of my Halloween Party Printables set for the "Witch Is In" party she was hosting for her children. I had no idea how cute the details would be! Cris was even featured on Amy Atlas' blog a few days ago with her adorable Halloween party ideas. Amy says....

"Cris used store bought goodies and gave them a wicked makeover for this small party for her kids. The little witches snacked on witch brew-shaped sandwiches and cheese stick pretzel broomsticks. How great are those olives coming out of the brew? Sweet treats on the dessert table included cotton candy brew, cauldron cake pops, Hershey Kiss witch hats, lollipop witch pops, chocolate toads, wicked witch lollipop rings, and mini Reese’s and pretzel brooms. Activities included Witch’s freeze dance, musical chair and bingo. Great job."

When Amy says "Great job" you know you have a winner of a party!

 Styling, food and photography: Crissy’s Crafts
 Halloween party printables: Amanda’s Parties To Go

Friday, October 19

Halloween Crafting Ideas

Hello Everyone! It's Cris with some Halloween DIY decorating and craft ideas using
Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween printable sets.



Frankenstein Treat Box 
Transform an ordinary box into an adorable Halloween favor. The cute Frankenstein is part of a huge Halloween set from Amanda's Parties to Go. 



Trick or Treat Tray
turn a  plain wooden tray from Michaels into a cute decor for your home. Materials: wooden tray, ribbons, tule, scissors, Mod Podge and the cute spider from this Halloween set



Eyes on You Wreath
Dollar Tree  wreath got turned into a spooky wreath! Materials: wreath, tule, glue gun and spook eyes printable from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween set .



Paper Fan Wreath
Paper fan rosettes are so easy and fun to make! I found a super easy tutorial over at Sweeten Your Day Events.  For this craft, I used this Halloween set  also from Amanda's Parties To Go.

Party sets are just for parties..... Use them for all kinds of crafting, too!

Tuesday, October 16

Oreo Ghost Pops for Halloween


What a fun treat I've got to share today! Halloween Oreo ghost pops!

Need a fabulous treat to take to a school Halloween party? Want to make a teacher smile with a sweet gift of appreciation? Or how about a fun treat to leave at a friend's house after "Boo-ing" them? These ghost pops would be perfect and are as easy to make as they are cute with the help of a silicone ghost mold from Spinning Leaf.


- Halloween Oreos
- White chocolate candy coating
- Black candy melts (or dark chocolate if you can't find the black candy coating)
- Oreo ghost mold from Spinning Leaf


STEP 1: Put a few black candy melts in a microwave safe dish

STEP 2: Microwave according to the directions - be careful not to scorch it

STEP 3: Dip a clean, new small paintbrush into your melted candy coating 

STEP 4: Brush the candy melts into the eye and mouth cavities of your ghost molds

STEP 5: Finish Step 4 for all of the ghost molds


STEP 6: Melt your white chocolate candy coating (be sure to follow the directions on the label)

STEP 7: Fill one ghost cavity 1/3 full of melted candy coating

STEP 8: Place your Oreo inside the cavity, making sure it is level

STEP 9: Spoon more candy coating over the Oreo to cover

STEP 10: Repeat for all of your ghost molds

STEP 11: Use the back of a knife to wipe away the excess candy coating and create a smooth back for your ghosts. Place the molds in the refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.


STEP 12: Remove the molds from the refrigerator and bend the silicone slightly to pop out each ghost

STEP 13: Run a sharp knife around the edge of each ghost to remove the excess chocolate

STEP 14: Smooth the cut edges of chocolate with your fingers


You may wrap your little ghosts treats in cellophane and give them away at this stage or if you would like them on skewers like the ones in the photos, just carefully and slowly twist the sharp, pointed end of a wooden bbq skewer into the bottom of each ghost. Add a few cut rounds of white tissue paper stacked on top of one another with a few rounds of cheesecloth stacked on top of the tissue paper. Next add a sweet ribbon bow and you're done! 

Monday, October 15

Halloween Favor Ideas

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so I thought it will be fun to share some fun Halloween gifts and party favors using the super fun and colorful Halloween Set from Amanda's Parties To Go.

For a fast and cute Halloween treat, grab a couple of your favorite candy bars, packs of gum or notepads and dress them up using  treat labels, tags and coordinating paper from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween set.  I added washi tape to complete the look.

Mason jars gifts are always a hit and so easy to put together!
Download the FREE kisses stickers  HERE.

Create some Push Up Pops Candy Favors by adding some candy and embellishing the push up pops with some labels from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween set

Instead of giving candy as a favor, how about transforming an inexpensive notepad into an adorable gift?

The set is only $9 right now (60% off) and includes a huge variety of designs for favors, decorating and of course to host a super fun Halloween party!
Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 9

FREE Halloween Tags & Cupcake Toppers

Today I'm sharing a fun freebie printable for Halloween....

Use them for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, attach to sweet treats or you can even use them for cupcake toppers. Both 2" and 3" circles are included so break out those circle craft punches and get busy making some cute Halloween treats.

For best results I LOVE the 8.5"x11" sheets of ADHESIVE PAPER sold at Onlinelabels.com. This is fabulous, high quality adhesive paper and can create stickers from ANY printable design. I choose the
white glossy 8.5"x11" sheets found HERE.


Monday, October 8

Halloween Class Favors

Easy Halloween favors! Who doesn't love them? 
They are cute, fun and inexpensive to make! 
All you need is some paper towel rolls, candy and

-- paper towel rolls
-- 3/4" and 2" circle punch
-- glue, scissors
-- ribbons
-- candy

Cut the paper towel roll into several pieces of 2" inches. I used the water bottle wrappers from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween party printable to wrap the the mini rolls. 

You could also use Halloween patterned scrapbook paper if you don't have the printables set, but of course, we think the printables are much, much cuter!
Attached ribbon of your choice, punch/cut a 2" inch circle from a scrapbook paper and glue it to the bottom of your mini roll, add a paper handle. 
Once is all dried, you can fill them with kisses embellished using the coordinated stickers 

Another cute and easy idea is to use 
test tubes and/or petri dishes as party favors.  
For these favors, I used the cupcake toppers from the Halloween party printable and ribbons. 
Just add some mini M&M's or mini marshmallows. 
I bought the petri dishes and test tubes at Amazon.

The set is only $9 right now (60% off) and includes a huge variety of designs for favors, decorating and of course to host a super fun Halloween party!

Happy Halloween!!