Five on Friday: Happy Halloween!

Happy Almost Halloween!  Let’s pretend we haven’t heard about Hurricane Sandy heading our the Philadelphia area and focus on more important things– Halloween activities.  At our house, we’ve become pumpkin obsessed.  We’ve got pumpkin beer and pumpkin spice cake and pumpkins!  Ever since we started dating, Greg and I have always carved pumpkins together.  We make a date day of it, usually with a trip to the farm for the corn maze and pumpkin pick up.  Then we go home and carve the pumpkins into something that doesn’t really resemble what we were aiming for– as evident by last year’s pumpkins.

Tonight’s our annual pumpkin date night (except we already did the corn maze) and we will carve our pumpkins with Hazel since this is her first Halloween with us.  Now on to today’s Five on Friday!

1. Bloody Cutcakes

With all fun events, there should be food and these Bloody Cutcakes will be ideal for Halloween.  The cupakes are poke cakes which are super easy to do.  Take cupcake, poke holes, and pour in jello.  I don’t think any Halloween party would be complete without any fun themed food.

2. Halloween Cocktail

By this point in time, you’ve realized we like our cocktails.  This site offers several themed cocktails to make your pumpkin carving a bit more merry.  Pick up a bag of spider rings to enhance your glasses with (just cut the ring to slip it over the glass edge.)

3. Preserving the Pumpkins

We’ve seen the packs with our new shoe purchases or in a new bag but typically throw them away.  Now we have a use for them!  After carving the pumpkin, embed them into the pumpkin and it will help keep your pumpkin longer.  Who knew!

4. Creative Pumpkins

If carving a pumpkin isn’t your thing, you have a few other options to fancify them.  With this example, I love how they’ve taken candlesticks to place them on.  Think of the creative materials you could use to make leaves for your pumpkins.  Better Homes and Gardens has a ton of ideas for fun ways to pumpkin out.

5. Monster Mason Jars

Want a fun and spooky way to light the path to your front door on Halloween?  Think of these mason jars. Mod Podge tissue paper to the outside of a jar, cut out a face with black paper, and glue it on. You can add a bit of ribbon around the lid for a bit of oomph.   When Halloween comes, drop in a tea light (regular or battery operated) and have a fun path to your door.

Have a great and safe Halloween!

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