Halloween Gingerbread House

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Each Christmas we decorate a traditional gingerbread house, for Valentines Day we turn it into a Love Shack, and this year we are making a Halloween Haunted House! When I saw the Halloween themed PEEPS® Brand Marshmallows at Target they practically begged me to use them on a Halloween Gingerbread house. As you know, we host a family Halloween party each year and each family brings a craft, game or activity. Well, these are going to be our craft this year! I’ll make one for each family to decorate together. 

Along with the perfect PEEPS® I made life super simple by using a Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix to create the house. Let me walk you through it:

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Easy Halloween Door

If you follow me on Instagram (please do!) you’ve seen me tease about my Halloween front door this year. I took my inspiration from these Elmers Glue Spider Webs I used to decorate my Halloween party a couple of years ago. 

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Easy Halloween Door Spider Web

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Halloween Door Decoration – Plaster Fingers

My favorite holiday is almost here! Each year I try to come up with a Halloween door decoration. Last year I made Frankenstein and the year before that I tried out Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ll be revealing the full door decoration in a couple of weeks, but today I’m sharing the Halloween doorbell decoration I made this week. 

Halloween Door Decoration - Plaster Fingers with Free Printable Sign


I hate when people ring my doorbell because it wakes up my baby, and thought I’d make this creepy set of plaster cast fingers to deter any doorbell ringers this year. Let me show you how I did it.

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Dollar Store Craft – Foam Pumpkin Tissue Holder

Dollar Store Craft Tutorial- Foam Pumpkin Tissue Holder


For $2 I turned a foam pumpkin from Dollar Tree into a tissue holder that fits right in with my fall decor! It literally took me 5 minutes and I love that it can stay out through October and November. I was originally going to make it out of a skull, but couldn’t find the right type of foam for it. 

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Southwestern Chili Recipe

Southwestern Chili Recipe - Corn, Black Beans and Green Chilies give this hearty soup a taste of New Mexico.

As we approach the cooler months, I want to share with you my Southwestern Chili recipe. It is my favorite thing to serve at a party because not only is it totally delicious – you can make it ahead the day of, or a whole week before and keep it in the freezer. It’s one of those things you can just keep warm in a crock-pot during a party and it’s good the whole time! It’s so simple to make, hearty, warm (thanks to the green chilis) and even kid approved (according to my 4 year old daughter and various nieces and nephews). I love to have a big pot of it bubbling on the stove while we go out trick-or-treating or to serve it at a bridal/baby shower in the fall. Continue reading

Marshmallow Beach Balls: Pool Party Treats

I’ve had this idea for marshmallow beach balls in my head all summer and I’ve been meaning to post it, but I swear this week everyone is posting back to school updates on facebook and I feel like summer just ran away from me! But, I figure all of my fans in Australia (insert crickets chirping) who are just headed into the summer will love that I’m posting this now! 

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These would be so cute to do for a swimming pool party or slip n’ slide party. The absolute best thing about them is that the kool-aid flavors the chocolate! Sure, you could just purchase different color candy melts, but the flavor the kool-aid gives is awesome and makes them taste as good as they look!

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Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Invtations & Favors

From start (the invitations) to finish (the favors I sent home with the guests), I wanted to make sure every aspect carried the Disney Princess birthday party theme.

Disney Princess Birthday Party Invitations

Disney Princess Invitation

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Disney Princess Birthday Party Ideas: Games & Activities

Disney Princess Birthday Party Games - Events To Celebrate

My daughter was extra excited for the games I had planned for her Disney Princess Birthday Party. I got some of the ideas from other blogs through Pinterest (check out my entire Disney Princess Birthday Party board on my Pinterest account). There are so many Disney Princess birthday party ideas out there, it was actually hard to narrow it down for her party, but I think we hit the perfect balance. 

Disney Princess Birthday Party Games

Snow White’s True Loves Kiss

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