Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Last Minute All Hallows Eve How-To

Happy Halloween!!!!  My favorite night is upon us.  We plan to spend the evening with our friends, A and L, handing out candy, watching scary movies and eating spooky treats. 

As the Halloween season is coming to a close, I thought I would go over a couple of quick DIYs in case you want to enhance your Halloween experience in easy and cheap ways.

First of all, I dress up like a witch every year to hand out candy.  I dress up the outside of my house to look like a witch may live there and then I answer the door in full character.  Some kids love it, some don’t.  Some parents love it, some don’t.  Last year, right before I opened the door, I heard little boy on the other side ask his mom, “Does a real witch live here?”  Love it.  The perfect mix of spooky and fun, as opposed to the year I forced my husband to answer the door with a hockey mask on, just one time…..based on the reaction of the kids, we will NOT be doing that again!  Let's just say there were tears...mostly from the kids.  Too much scary and not enough fun.  My bad.
Back to the task…..the witch’s hat is of course the best part of the witch costume.  I wanted to update my hat this year so I purchased this fancy one with a veil from Spirit Halloween for only $10!!!

Isn’t it fun for ten bucks?  The only problem looks a little flat.  All the black makes it hard to see the detail. I have heard Nina Garcia say it a million times on Project Runway and let me tell you…she is right.
So, with the help of a few little ingredients...
I brewed up a new and improved witch’s hat.

For a grand total of less than $15 (already had the glue gun and glue sticks)
The next little tip is making bloody candles for your candle sticks.
Easiest thing on Earth.  I had four plain white candles bought cheap at Wal-Mart.  So I went back to Wal-Mart and bought a red candle for 46 cents.  Then all you do is hold a lighter to the red candle and let it drip onto the white.
It makes a quick, cheap and creepy effect for your Halloween display. I have them throughout my witch’s den among my ingredients for potions and the like...

Don't you love my hand in the mirror reflection? Amateur hour at its best.

I hope this has given you a little inspiration to “liven” up your all hallows eve….
Tonight's menu includes some of our favorite concoctions like Mini Mummies, Graveyard Dip, Bat Wings, Devil’s eggs and of course...Witches Brew.
How are you spending the evening?   
Have a spellbinding night,


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  2. (Sorry, I had to delete me comment.. too many grammar mistakes.. I didn't proof read.. bit of a perfectionist that way..)

    Ohhh I love this! The candle idea is awesome and it looks great!! I love that you are going all out for Halloween. This is the first year that we didn't really do anything. I'm sort of sad about it, but we have a little 8 month old.. She's going to be dressed up. We're just taking her to some friend's houses to show her off.. and then to the fireworks and big bonfire in town. That's the extent of our Halloween this year. Not too exciting.. But I love that you dress as a witch to hand out candy. That's so fun. I loved your hat before, but the purple feather really makes it pop.. like you said, it was flat before. Enjoy your Halloween tonight!

    1. I am just insane today. What am I .. a leprechaun? "I had to delete ME comment" LOL!!!