Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wow! The day got here so quickly! I had a few things more things that I wanted to share even though they are probably too late for this Halloween. Wishing everyone a fun Halloween!!

Last Minute Quick Stuff from Swell Designer.

Martha's Stuffed Skeleton

Crafty Chica's Stuffed Skeleton

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Free Halloween Images

Free Halloween Book to Download and Print

Print this free ebook for Halloween fun and crafts!

Make your own Face Paint

Homemade Halloween Face Paint
By: Allrecipes Staff
Learn how to make face paint with edible items you probably already have!
Edible Makeup
Basic Foundation
· 10 teaspoons (3 Tablespoons + 1 tsp.) cornstarch
· 2 teaspoons white flour
· 5 teaspoons vegetable shortening
· 1/8 teaspoon food coloring or fresh juices
· 1/4 teaspoon glycerin (available at cake decorating and craft stores)
1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and flour. Stir in vegetable shortening. Add any food coloring you would like. Stir in the glycerin; mixing until well combined.2. Use your fingers or a makeup sponge to apply face paint. Use small brushes or your fingertips for detailed designs.
Warts, Scabs and Road Rash
Basic Goop Recipe:
· 1 ounce gelatin (plain or flavored, depending on desired color)
· 2 tablespoons boiling water
· Mix-ins as needed: couscous, paprika, colored sugar
· 4 tablespoons corn syrup
In a small bowl or cup combine gelatin and water. Mix and let set 3 minutes. It's now time to begin experimenting with the gelatin. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to create special makeup effects:
· Warts, blisters, and general skin growths: Before the gelatin sets completely, make moles or blisters by dripping the liquid gelatin onto a ceramic plate and letting it set completely. When set, carefully peel the formations off of the plate. Stick them onto your child's body and face by using a drop of corn syrup as adhesive.
· Apply color to growths, make additional growths and make convincing-looking blood: Use a spoon, popsicle stick, or other makeup applicators (including your hands) to apply the partially-set gelatin to your child's body and face. The gelatin will drip or clot depending on the degree of set it has reached. If the gelatin sets before you're ready, reheat it briefly in the top of a double-boiler or in a microwave for approximately 10 seconds on high until it thins out and the process begins again. Use a spoon to drip semi-liquid red gelatin over scars, scabs or out of wounds. After 3 to 5 minutes, the gelatin will set in very realistic-looking drips. If the gelatin doesn't set, let it sit another minute and try again.
· Other gooey, slimy, stretchy effects: Let the gelatin set about 5 minutes. Stretch or grab gobs of the almost-set gelatin and string it or glop it as you desire. Attach to skin with corn syrup.
· Add texture to the makeup. Stirring in mix-ins adds texture to the effects. Sprinkling colored sugar into the unset gelatin will make grainy textured effects, while sprinkling couscous or paprika on top of the globs once they've begun to set will make some wounds look scabbed over.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Fun Food

Ghastly Grins from

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies from Little Birdie Secrets

Moon Pie fun from

More Halloween Stuff

This isn't really a Halloween site but it's one of my favorite "creepy" sites. Make sure you hover your mouse over each graveyard image - some will make you jump! There are 4 seasons of beautiful, eerie cemetery photos here by Jonathan Clark! Click on the SEASON and then click on each cross to view each photo.

How about some Halloween Ghost Stories to get into the Halloween spirit?!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun Halloween Food and Drinks

I have gathered several fun Halloween recipes and wanted to share them here. Also, there is a FREE ecookbook for you to download. Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Martini
By: Van Gogh Vodka

Don't you just love caramel apples? Halloween just wouldn't be the same without them. Now there's a delicious drink recipe that will take you back to your childhood - it captures the flavor of those yummy caramel apples, but is for adults only!

Serves 1
1 1/2 ounce apple cider or juice
1 1/2 ounce Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
1/2 ounce Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
1/2 ounce apple schnapps
caramel syrup
apple slice (round), seeds removed
Glaze the inside of a chilled martini glass with caramel syrup and place glass in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into chilled glass glazed with caramel syrup.
Float a thinly sliced apple round (seeds removed) on top.
(I got this recipe from
Creepy Stuffed Eggs
Decorate your favorite stuffed eggs with black olives that are cut to look like spiders:

Or here's another stuffed egg recipe. If you like deviled eggs, you'll love these deviled eyeballs. This is one of those fun Halloween recipe ideas that's easy to make, tastes great, and looks terrific on your Halloween food table. You can adjust the amounts as desired-- this is a very flexible recipe, and you can add pretty much whatever you like.

Ingredients:12 hard boiled eggs1/2 C. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip2 green onions, finely minced1 tsp. dried parsley flakes1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. paprika1/4 tsp. garlic powderblue food coloring, as neededred paste food coloring, as needed24 slices of black olivespimentos or fresh red peppers
Instructions: 1. Peel the hard boiled eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks out into a medium bowl and reserve the whites until needed.
2. With the back of a fork, mash the yolks until smooth.
3. Add mayo, onions, parsley, mustard, salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well.
4. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to turn the yellow mixture a soft green.
5. Spoon green yolk mixture into the cavity in each white half, dividing evenly.
5. On top of each yolk filling, place one black olive slice. Add a small piece of pimento or red pepper for the pupil.
6. With a toothpick dipped in red food coloring paste, draw red veins on egg white's surface.
7. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Severed Bloody Fingers

Heat Lil' Smokie cocktail sausages in your favorite BBQ sauce. Remove and drain. Wrap each sausage with a strip cut from a flour tortilla (to resemble bandage). Cut a small niche out of the tip and fill with mustard. Serve on a plate drizzled with the BBQ sauce.

These Vampire Cookies look fun and tasty!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Altered Art Diva Tea Party!

Some of my friends and I are having a Halloween "Altered Art Diva Tea Party". Please link to my friend Angela's blog here - there you will find her fantastic home decorations plus other fun stuff AND a list of the other Diva Bloggers participating in this fun Halloween Blog Party:
Angela's Blog

I hope to share all kinds of fun Halloween stuff between now and Halloween.

First, some fun decorated pumpkins!
I love this Vintage Pumpkin Tutorial by Jodi Reeves:

And this fun pumpkin "family" from Craftzine

Fun "Altered Pumpkins" from "Country Home" magazine a couple of years ago:

Some fun free paper dolls from Dover: