It’s almost Halloween, can you believe it? We are counting down the days and are excited about going to all the Halloween festivities these next couple of weeks! We have 2 trunk or treats we’re going to back to back next week and my kids will have candy for days! I have a massive sweet tooth, so it will be really tricky to avoid all those treats!
Speaking of treats, last year I shared this Out of Treats Halloween Sign over at Eighteen25 and it worked out perfectly at our house. As soon as all our candy was gone, I switched the sign and nobody knocked on our door when the “Out of Treats” sign was up. It was great! It’s super easy to make and you only need a picture frame and ribbon to complete this look!
Grab the Printable over at Eighteen25 and see how to make this easy and cute Halloween craft!
My 1st grader is a total goofball and knows it. He also loves hearing jokes and tries to make up his own knock knock jokes even if they aren’t very good. Now that he’s able to read, I thought it would be fun to put some Halloween Jokes in his lunches when he goes to school so he can get a bit of a laugh during the day. Now he can try and make his friends laugh in the lunch room too!
All of the answers are on the bottom of the of each cut out and upside down to make it a little trickier for your kiddo to see the answer. I like to print these Halloween Lunch Box Jokes onto cardstock so they don’t get destroyed in their lunch box. Scroll down below to grab your own lunchbox printables for your kids!
I have never done this before, so I’m pretty excited to do it this year! If you’ve never heard about the “Boo” game, it’s pretty easy! All you have to do is stick a couple of goodies inside a bag, trick or treat bucket, etc. and print out 3 copies of this printable. The “We’ve been Booed” sign goes on the outside, and the instructions along with the remaining two copies you printed off goes inside your goodie bag. Sneakily put your gift in front of two of your neighbors doors and watch the “booing” spread throughout your neighborhood!
For our goodie bags, we’ll be stuffing them with cake supplies! I’d love to see how you use this printable and what treats you come up with on Instagram or Facebook! 🙂
It’s National Popcorn Popping month, and with Halloween around the corner, I’ve decided to “dress up my popcorn.” With all this candy floating around the stores, it’s hard to not want to buy any before Halloween, am I right? So if you’re like me, or have some extra candy lying around, you’ll want to try this popcorn recipe, because it is pretty stinkin’ good! And believe me when I say I will be making this again after my kids get their haul on Halloween.
First of all, meet Danny. This recipe has been Danny tested and Danny approved! And his approval is important since he is our popcorn eating machine! 🙂
Pour half of your popcorn in a bowl and pour melted candy melts over the popcorn and mix well. Make sure you cover as much popcorn as you can with the candy melts.
Lay out your chocolate covered popcorn on a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and sprinkle as little or as many sprinkles your heart desires. Stick it in the freezer for 5 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
While your chocolate covered popcorn is in the freezer, roughly chop your candy. My mix included Twix, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, and Milkway, but you can use whatever chocolate candy you have.
Pull out your chocolate covered popcorn and start mixing in the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. If some of your chocolate popcorn is stuck together, go ahead and break it up, it doesn’t have to be perfect. If you’re serving this at a party, set aside some sprinkles and chocolate and sprinkle it on top.
Or if you’re handing this treat out to friends, use some bakers twine and this Halloween Printable to hand them out with! I hope you’re enjoying this time of year as much as we are!
Ok, I’m so excited to share with you the what I call my “semi-homemade” Woody costume I put together for JD this Halloween. It was super simple, and fun to put together. Here’s what we did to get the look:
Yellow shirt. We got ours from Crazy8 on sale for $4.99! And, I love that he can just wear it anytime after Halloween is over.
Jeans. We already had these so that part was easy peasy!
Cowboy vest. I got the materials for $4.20 from Joann’s. Take advantage of their coupons! I used the tutorial for the vest from Simply Crafted.
Hat, belt & gun holder were 25% off at the Disney Store, so we paid just under $10 for these items.
Bandanna – We found this baby for a $1 at the Dollar Tree! I was going to use the leftover fabric from the vest, but saw the bandanna at the Dollar Tree and thought, “why not?”
Badge – you can make your own or just buy yours online at Amazon for $5.
Boots – Ok, these were the most expensive thing we had to buy for this costume, but I could not stand those foam boots they use for costumes, and even though I am not a fan of cow boy boots, we found these really awesome Toy Story boots that light up from Sears for $30. So, if you already own a pair, or can borrow some from a friend/cousin, then this will be the least of your worries. To justify this purchase, he will definitely be putting these to use when he helps out in our backyard with dad.
And that’s it! JD had fun going on a hunt for all of these items, and kept us busy on days where we needed to pass the time.
My absolute favorite part about this Halloween is how cute these two boys are in their Toy Story costumes! Stay tuned to see how my Jessie costume will turn out…
October is a busy and crazy month for us in our home. We have 2 more weeks until we are reunited with my husband, 3 1/2 weeks until Disneyland, 4 weeks until we move to Washington, and less than a week after that we celebrate Halloween! I wasn’t kidding when I said our month was busy… We have so many exciting things happening in the month of October, and JD is such a silly kid, he has to know when everything is happening. Because of this, we have to have countdowns to help him out.
We love countdowns in our house, and now that JD is familiar with his numbers, this is a great way for him to learn addition and subtraction. Now, if you’re like me and you just like to cross off days and see how many more days we have left until a certain holiday or big day, then this is just the thing for you. And, if you are in need of some more decorations in your house for Halloween, you’ll enjoy seeing this Halloween Countdown Printable everyday.
I am so excited for Halloween, and there are a couple of reasons for it. Number one, my husband has been away for army training since the middle of June, and two weeks before Halloween he’ll finally be done and be back home just in time for trick or treating. Number two, I’m pretty excited about my kids Halloween costumes this year. JD is only 4, so it took him a while to finally decide what he was going to be for Halloween. When he said that he wanted to be Woody for Halloween 3 times in a row, I knew he had “made up his mind.” I decided I was going to be ambitious this Halloween and “make” his costume this year! And when I say “make,” I mean pulling stuff together to make a costume, but hopefully not wasting too much money and maybe get to use some of the stuff again after Halloween is over.
With JD being Woody, Danny who will be 2 in three months (that’s so crazy!) will be Buzz Lighter! They’re going to look so cute together! My husband and I like to dress up too, so I’ll be Jessie and my husband’s thinking of going as Andy. JD and I kept coming up with a few different options for him… but he didn’t like the idea of being a green soldier, Rex, Mr. Potato Head, or the Piggy bank. At least Andy will be easy!
So, with Halloween on my mind, I’m getting a small head start on some Halloween printables. These Halloween Goodie Bags were quick and easy to make, and that’s what I love about them. I whipped three goodie bags in less than 10 minutes (that includes printing the printables, cutting, and setting up the sewing machine).
If you’re looking for something fun for your kids to pass out in their classes this Halloween, you’ll definitely be needing these!
Small candy (Candy Corn, Hershey Nuggets, fun sized Kit Kat, etc)
Cut out your printables.
Fold them in half. This makes it easier to sew without having to worry if the papers aren’t lined up.
Sew 3 sides and leave the top open.
Insert your candy of choice. It’s best to use small candy with these, like candy corn, or 1-2 Hershey Nuggets, etc. These aren’t very big pouches.
Sew the top closed and you’re done!
If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can staple the sides closed. If you don’t want to sew or staple them shut, I’ve included the front of the goodie bags that you can cut out and paste onto a bag. They’re perfect for any Halloween occasion, and your friends will love them!
Throwing a Halloween party and don’t have much time to go out and buy decorations, or on a tight budget? These printables will go perfectly with your party and all you have to do is download and print them off and you’ve got decorations for your upcoming bash. Your guests will love these and never know that you didn’t have a chance to make it to the store or on a strict budget.
I can’t believe we have less than a week left until Halloween. I know that this upcoming week will probably be filled with Halloween celebrations, and these Halloween cupcake wrappers & toppers are a great addition to any cupcake that is in need of a festive decoration. Use these for your Halloween, party, potluck, or a sweet treat after trick or treating! My favorite part about these cupcake printables is that you can mix and match each one. Your friends are going to love your cupcakes!
My family and I have started a countdown by doing a “13 Food Days Of Halloween.” For the last 13 days of October, we’ve been creating some tasty Halloween Foods and sharing them on Instagram. If you’re not already following me, be sure to follow me here and see what we come up with next!
With each Instagram post, I’ve been displaying a new printable for you to download. These food labels go perfectly with the gift tags I posted last week. Use these for your Halloween party to make your table setting look festive and get your guests into the spirit of Halloween! These food labels are left blank so you can fill them in to go along with your Halloween platter.