Monday, October 31, 2011

Flesh Eating Zombies


Shelby found this cheerleader costume when we were at Goodwill and I reluctantly agreed to wear it but only if I was a flesh eating zombie cheerleader.  :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Party Food

Our Halloween party on Friday was a lot of fun!  It resulted in some property damage which surprisingly enough was not caused by drunk people but instead was the result of a couple of malfunctioning props and the three dogs that we had in the house.  It's not a party without some property damage though, right?  Lol!  Attendance was a little low due to the world series but we still had a great time and partied until 2am...well I guess it was around 10am if you count our overnight guest.  :)  You know it's a good party when someone drives 3 1/2 hours to attend!


I'll get to the costumes and some of the last minute decor tomorrow.  Today's post is all about the food.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Everyday Should Pop!

If you are a big cake pop fan, you should check out Everyday Should Pop!  They say that nationally each day is recognized for something and Everyday Should Pop comes up with a themed cake pop to match each of these "special" occasions.  Check out their Halloween themed cake pops:


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mad Scientist Specimen Jars



The bookcase in the living room is where the mad scientist keeps all of his specimens and chemicals.  It still needs a little work but it is coming along.  I hung one of my creepy canvas prints above the bookcase and placed the worm hole generator beneath it...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brooklyn Limestone

Another amazing source of Halloween inspiration is Brooklyn Limestone.  A few weeks ago I contacted "Mrs. Limestone" and asked if she would consider doing a Halloween themed guest post.  I figured it was a long-shot and that I wouldn't even get a response.  She promptly responded and although she was too busy this time of year to write up a guest post (which I expected) she was still awesome and gave me permission to use her photos for a feature post!  

She has some of the most amazing parties.  I love the themes that she puts together and how her invites, decor, food and costumes all work together in that theme...  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mad Scientist Light Box


This creepy lighting for the mad scientist's room was inspired by one on Instructables seen here.  We picked up the wooden box for $3 at a surplus store and I used Early American stain on it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poisoned Apples


The witch's area wouldn't be complete without some poisoned apples for Snow White!  They were really easy to make too.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vampire Killing Kit



I have been wanting to make this vampire killing kit for a year now.  Ever since last Halloween when I saw one on Auction Kings.  I meant to work on this throughout the year so that I could get everything just right but I ended up not getting started on it until a couple of weeks ago.  I'm really happy with how it turned out especially considering the fact that I rushed through it.  It was a lot of fun to make and I will probably build an even bigger and better one in the coming years!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bubbling Cauldron


We picked up a larger cauldron for the witch's area this year and I decided to modify it by combining ideas from Dave LoweThrough My Looking Glass and Make It Do.  I ran into some problems with this one so it's not exactly how I envisioned it but I'm still pretty happy with it and I can improve upon it next year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Guest Post from Love Manor

It's October 13th... The Halloween spirit is in the air. From carving Jack O' Lanterns, watching horror movies, consuming a vast amount of sweets and fall-inspired food to completely renovating the home into a haunted mansion, this season certainly is a busy one for us over at Love Manor.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Worm Hole Generator


A mad scientist's lab wouldn't be complete without a worm hole generator!  I mean, why wait for a worm hole to appear on it's own and put your time travel plans on hold when you can just create one of your own?  This was inspired by one I found here.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Eyeball Cake Balls


After seeing these cake balls and these cookie balls, I decided to combine the two and came up with my own Eyeball Cake Balls.  I did a test-run to make sure they were good enough for the party and I am really glad that I did because I ended up having some trouble with them.  I'll explain all of that a bit later though.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Edward Cullen's Ashes

I didn't have time to finish any of the big props like I had hoped.  So today's project is a quick and simple joke decoration.  Sorry to any Twilight fans out there...


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guest Post from Creepy Cupcakes

Greetings, y'all! My name is Carrie Mae and I maintain a blog called CreepyCupcakes (Life & Times of a Happy Halloween Homemaker). With unintentional irony, I must admit that it has very little to do with cupcakes, although I do love to bake!

The more fall-flavored or creepy, the more I love it. One of my favorite blog-related topics is food, and I'm down for making just about any and everything--whenever I can, I tie it back in to Halloween because that's how I roll, Witches.

This holds true year-round; you can't limit your spooky to just October!

Halloween Treat people pop tart pies

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

119 Creepy Halloween Food Ideas


When it comes to Halloween party planning, food is one of the most important things to consider. To help out with that I have compiled this collection of creepy, gross, and cute Halloween food. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lighted X-Ray Boxes


I always have trouble choosing just one theme for Halloween so this year each room will have it's own theme!  As you already know, the kitchen is the Witch's Lair.  Now the living room is being taken over by a Mad Scientist.  The inspiration from this particular project came from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and it is not only decorative but will provide some of the eerie lighting in this room as well.

Monday, October 3, 2011

200+ Halloween Ideas

This Halloween link party will be open all month long and there is no limit to the number of posts that you can add. The idea is to make this party your one stop for Halloween inspiration. To kick things off, here are a few of my favorite projects that have been shared around blog land over the last week:

Witch's Hat by Swinging on a Star Creations

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Snow White Spell Book


I made a spell book similar to this last year using the spell from Macbeth.  This year the witch's brewing area is themed around the witch from Snow White so I made pages using those spells and my potion bottles include the necessary ingredients plus a few extras.