Halloween Feed

Candy Corn Parfait

Impress your guests at your Halloween party with this cute and festive parfait.  Not to mention it sounds delicious!

Candy Corn Parfait

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Ingredients (One serving)

  • 1 large orange
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon crushed shortbread cookies (optional)

Directions

Peel and segment the orange with a paring knife, removing the membranes and white pith. Chop the segments and toss with the orange liqueur in a bowl; set aside for about 10 minutes.

Spoon the lemon curd into a small liqueur glass or brandy snifter in an even layer. Top with a thin layer of whipped cream, then pile on the oranges and dollop with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed shortbread cookies, if desired.

 

(photo from foodnetwork.com)


Modern Pumpkins

Here is another fresh, unique idea for decorating your pumpkins this year.  Look closely at the pumpkins in the picture.  Yes, that's right they are decorated with nail heads!  The neutral colors of these pumpkins provide a modern twist on the traditional orange pumpkins.  The silver and bronze nail heads add an adult flair.  These would be perfect for your adult Halloween parties.

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You'll need:

• Pencil
• White or gray pumpkins or winter squash–as many as you want.  I have also spray painted pumpkins in metallic silver and gold which would be pretty with your nail heads.
• Decorative nails available at DIY Upholstery

Make dots on your pumpkin where you would like your nail heads to be.  Make any pattern you like.  Push in your tacks.  That's it!


(photos from myhomeideas.com)


Pumpkins on the Vine

Or stem...

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I just love these homemade pumpkin glass charms.  What a cute way to keep your stemware straight at your fall and Halloween parties! 

Cut circles from orange construction paper, cut out the centers, then cut a slit in each center to fit on stem. Darken the slits with an orange marker to show depth.  Cut pumpkin stems out of green paper and glue them onto the orange circles. Snake four pieces of thin cloth-coated florist's wire around the stem of each glass; at the top, curl the pieces around pencils to make tendrils.

(photo from bhg.com)


Candy Trees

Here's a craft you can definitely express your creativity with.  What an easy, fun way to decorate your home or party for Halloween. 

Candy Trees

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All you need are styrofoam cones (you can purchase at Michael's or local craft store), hot glue gun and assorted Halloween candies.  You can also wrap the trees in coordinating ribbon.  For a spookier tree, wrap in cobwebs.  The possibilities are endless.

 

(photo from allyou.com)


Pumpkin Creatures

These adorable creatures made out of pumpkins just blow my mind!  The creativity with pumpkin carving just increases every year.  Now you can create almost anything you want out of these pretty fall gourds.  BONUS-kids will love helping you design your creatures!

Hungry Caterpillar

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Honey Bear

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Scare-dy Cat

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Creepy Ants

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Find out how to make these and other cool pumpkin creatures and carvings here!


Baking Goodies

One of my favorite shops-Fancy Flours has a new website!  The new design is so user friendly and full of eye candy!  They have tips and and how-tos on every baking project you could dream of.  I could spend all day looking at their new fall and Halloween ideas, toppers, cupcake wrappers, cupcake stands etc etc! 

Here are a few of my favorites.  I don't have enough room for them all!

Back to School Cupcakes

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Kick-off Cupcakes

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Fall Owl Cookies

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Candy Corn Cookies

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Now I just need one of these cookies to dunk in my coffee!


Update

We're extending our FREE SHIPPING at Hostess Jo through LABOR DAY

Be sure to check out our football themed pieces, NEW Halloween goodies and our Harvest section for all of your fall celebrations!  Get them now while shipping is FREE!

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Pick Your Poison Halloween Glass Slippers

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