A Little Spooky Inspiration

Hello lovely readers.  Happy October!  I apologize for my blogging absence.  Life has simply needed my focus at the moment, so blogging has been set aside for a spell.  I plan to be up and blogging again very, very soon…

Until then, I wanted to check in with all of you and offer up a bit of spooky inspiration from past Halloween projects.

Last year Annabelle and I made this adorable handprint spider

spider-handprint-2012And  footprint ghost.  How cute are they?

annabelles-footprint-ghost-2012How about some pumpkin painting for some messy holiday fun?  What kid doesn’t love finger painting, right?

painting-pumpkins1If you’re looking for some super simple DIY decorations, here are a few that I whipped up last October.  A little halloween word art


And a framed BOO! (Both of these projects could easily be done for any holiday.  How cute would JOY be framed for Christmas?)

boo-framed-and-finishedWith Annabelle’s help, I also made crazy cheap centerpieces for our dining room table (using at home items like rocks and rice).  The spider web under the rock centerpiece was made with glitter and glue!

halloween-centerpieces-1Last year I hosted a Halloween Party and went in search of frightful food ideas.  Below are the dishes I ended up making.  All were surprisingly easy! (I linked to all the ones that were Pinterest inspired).

Spider Web Black Bean Hummus (This spider web could be done over any dip.  I bet guacomole would look properly icky!)

A Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Black & Orange (a.k.a. cantaloupe and black berry) Fruit Salad

Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats

Graveyard Pudding Cups

And finally, Spooky Oreo Faces.

And what’s Fall without a little Spiked Hot Apple Cider?

Happy October!!

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  1. Totally awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. welcome back Kelly! :-) these are all great ideas for this time of the year! 😉

  3. Nice, Kelly!
    I missed you!

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