Here are a few new-found favorites from Martha that I recently discovered in her “Creepy Treats” gallery… which honestly leans more towards “clever & stylish, with just a dash of creep.” (Except for maybe the Ladies’ Fingers cookies, which easily qualify as full-on creepy!) 1. Devil’s Food Cake with Flame Tuiles –Is is just me, […]

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Who knew that black olives could make for such a spooky topper to deviled eggs? These Spooky Spider Eggs are the perfect appetizer for Halloween parties! Just slice up some olives to use with your own favorite deviled egg recipe – or even store-bought apps if you’re pressed for time! I’m loving the combination of […]

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I’m absolutely in love with the October cover of Living this year… partially due to the fact that I’m in the midst of planning a Woodland Forest baby shower for a friend and loving all things toadstool right now, but this is also just such a clever idea – and something I personally haven’t seen […]

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The special Halloween Tricks & Treats issue of Better Homes and Gardens that’s currently on stands is totally packed with the TONS of great ideas for Halloween! I picked up a copy this weekend and was instantly smitten with several of the ideas – especially the Gothic Gala (great adult party), Magic Show (cute kids […]

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I’m loving the designs in this 17 Frightfully Good Halloween Cupcakes gallery from BHG for 2 reasons: 1. They’re clever & creative. 2. Most of them seem pretty simple & easy! A few favorites pictured above, {clockwise from top left}: 1. Peeking Monster – would actually be great for Monster birthday parties year-round, too… and […]

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Attn: Sweet Tooths – Did you know that there’s an entire website dedicated to “crafty recipes” starring m&ms, Snickers, Dove Chocolate, Twix, 3 Musketeers, and MilkyWay?! BrightIdeas.com is exactly that… and there are oodles of fun treats on there for all sorts of occasions. In honor of the sweet-&-spooky holiday that’s right around the corner, […]

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This past Friday I invited my local Twilight-loving friends over to watch the new DVD that just came out… and I’ve gotta say it was a fun excuse for a party! Although my husband wasn’t really surprised that I was decorating for this get-together, he still asked, “Why all the fuss to watch a DVD?“. […]

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In honor of my shiny new Twilight DVD, I have a little vampire-themed viewing party in the works, which should be FUN! We’ll definitely be having “Blood-Rimmed Martinis“, and I made these Vampire Drink Labels to print out and slide over bottles of RED drinks like Pomegranate IZZE, Boylan’s Black Cherry Soda, and whatever other […]

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Halloween Decorations: creative pumpkin decorating ideas from Good Housekeeping Halloween Cocktail: Ghoul-Aid with delightfully disturbing Eyeball Garnish Halloween Craft: super-cute Mummy Candy Holder Win It: Shopping Spree at Paper Shouts! (holiday cards, invitations & more!) New Facebook Photo Galleries: check out pics from our Modern Parisian Soirée in NY Table Chic: new collections from French […]

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Happy Halloween! If you’ve got little ones, here are a few fun ideas to try with them today… starting with the fun Slime Punch pictured above (love the presentation ideas on this one!). Pictured below: • Batty Cake – This is both a dessert & a cool halloween decoration all in one! • Bat Cookies […]

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I featured this “blood rimmed” martini glass on a local news channel here in San Diego a couple weeks ago and have had quite a few people inquire about how to recreate the glass garnish, so here are the directions for those of you who’d like to sip your martini “vampire style” this weekend! The […]

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HWTM Reader Angela Hudson recently sent over some images of the Gothic Glam table that she created for her Halloween dinner party tomorrow night, and check out how cool it turned out! I asked Angela to share some details with us regarding how everything came together, so here are some shopping resources & “how-to” tips […]

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Whether you’re hosting an official Halloween dinner party or just enjoying a casual meal with family on October 31st, why not add some magic to the evening by bringing a few tricks to the table! The October ’08 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray has an article called “Tricks and Treats” that is just pure […]

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Ewww!!! Who’d have thought that 3 such innocent ingredients as lychee fruit, raspberry jam, and blueberries could come together for such a disturbing result!  But hey… when it comes to Halloween cocktails – the creepier the better, right? Right! Get the complete the Ghoul-Aid recipe and eyeball “how-to” after the jump…

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Not only is this Mummy Candy Holder idea from Parents a fun little Halloween craft project for kids, it can definitely be put to good use at your Halloween party too! A super-cute way to serve colorful candies or Spooky Snack Mix…. click here for complete instructions.

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Candlelight is a great way to create both a spooky and festive ambiance to any Halloween party. For a “Ghoulish Glam” Halloween theme, try dressing up standard glass cylinders with lacy, gothic-inspired textiles like spiderweb stockings, black fishnets, and black tulle. It only takes a minute (literally!) and these make fantastic Halloween-themed holders for pillar […]

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Well, it’s Thursday morning… and I can’t believe I’m saying this already but the Hip Hostess Halloween event is TONIGHT! We started setting up yesterday, and I have to say that venue (The Apartment) is just as amazing in person as it looks online…there’s even a walk-in “cooler bar” where we’ll be serving up a […]

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…emphasis on the “treat“! Here’s some inspirational Halloween eye-candy for you from the fabulous Amy Atlas Events… How genius is the huge “tree” they created using branches, tons of *Orange Paper Daisies ($1.99 – $2.15 each at *luna bazaar), and Haribo Black Licorice Wheels as “ornaments”?! These cute little ghost pops remind me of something […]

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Jennifer here from Create My Event, bringing you some ideas for a fun & fuss-free Halloween get-together! Hard to believe, but in less than 2 weeks it’ll be Halloween – and what better and excuse to have a little soiree? (Especially since it’s on a Friday this year!) I’m not talking about a full on […]

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I’m getting so excited for the Hip Hostess Halloween event in Dallas this Thursday! The last of the boxes just shipped out to the venue today, and Sonny and I head out tomorrow, so the countdown is officially on… For those of you that can’t join us for the party, I’m still going to cover […]

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