Oct
11
2010

Halloween Treats & Projects

Hello new week!

Halloween is just around the corner, friends. I have my tree ready, the costumes are ready (1 statue of liberty, 1 Dorothy and 1 firefighter!) and tomorrow I am going to decorate our main entrance. That leaves me with a couple of weeks to come up with some edible Halloween treats and perhaps one more project… I found all these lovely ideas in the latest issue of Country Living. I am saying YES! to all of them!

I am so trying these silhouette cupcakes (the silhouettes are done with rubber stamps and black food coloring pressed onto “fondants”).

Or if I am too optimistic, I can at least make these bat or spider web cup cakes (the webs are so easy!).

Not for this year, but a collection of b/w plates as a back drop for a Halloween table would be fun to have. And these mini brooms as place card holders can be made without too much effort.

I am seriously contemplating making these ghosts to hang in the large drum chandelier over our kitchen table. They are made out of cheesecloth, soaked in fabric stiffener, and draped over small balloons (once dry, the balloons are popped). Aren’t they so friendly and cute!

A great way to decorate pumpkins, if carving is too intimidating, is to use stencils with black paint/marker.

Both decorative and tasty – roasted pumpkin seeds (perhaps seasoned with a salty blend).

First image via Nuska. All decorations and treats via Country Living.

Happy, happy to you all!

Written by Splendid Willow in: Holidays & Celebrations,Party Ideas |

27 Comments

  • Will says:

    Hello Mon! So fun to hear of your halloween plans. For some reason I am really loving white pumpkins this year; there is something so magical about them! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    Will xo

  • HI Monika
    Love that first image… fabulous.. I must start thinking about what I could do.. We don’t really celebrate this holiday here.. although it is catching on.. last year I saw a small ghost riding their skateboard down the street.. made me giggle!! Looked funny as no-one else was dressed up.

    So.. I love those little ghosts.. they are my favourite in this bunch although all the ideas are great… Have a lovely week and have fun planning your Halloween.. xxx Julie

  • Lana says:

    Such fabulous ideas, of course those cupcakes are my fave! Thanks for all your lovely comments, you are the best! Have a happy day Mon!xx

  • etta says:

    Hi :-) beautiful inspirations! I love the ghost idea… I will try it!
    Thank you
    Etta

  • Piper says:

    Hee hee – such different costumes – how fun is that?! I always love seeing all the different costumes as the kids trick or treat! And btw…thanks for all your lovely and sweet comments – they make my day :)

  • els says:

    The little ghosts are indeed so cute~ And i am in love with the white pumpkins this year…weird how that goes? How one year all of a sudden something just charms you… :)

  • Mia says:

    Hi Mon, lovely, creative, cute and stylish halloween ideas :)
    Many hugs
    Mia

  • Cute pics! Happy Halloween!

  • Delishhh says:

    Oh i love your ideas. I have to start decorating for Halloween now and these are great. We want to see your final products :)

  • Eddie Ross says:

    The silhouette cupcakes are so cool, and those pumpkins?! Amazing!

    E+J

  • liza says:

    I love those cheesecloth ghosts. I think I could actually do those!

  • Carole says:

    The little hanging ghosts are just too cute Mon!

  • Leigha says:

    OMG. You converted me. I am generally not that festive at Halloween (I know, boo!)…but these have me rethinking everything.

    Leigha

  • I just went back to your Halloween tree and I am DETERMINED to make one! It’s my favorite Halloween project….

  • What fun! I just love the witch hanging from the tree! You are so creative. What lucky children you have. XO, Mona

  • Janell Beals says:

    Love those painted/drawn on pumpkins, the faux bois, web and spider! Now this I can get inspired by! Janell

  • Hello my friend! I hope you had a fabulous weekend :) It was our long weekend, here, for Thanksgiving. I so overindulged on delicious turkey, but I couldn’t help it!

    These are fabulous ideas — I actually don’t celebrate Halloween, but if I did, I would definitely use these ideas…

    Must email soon, there is much to say :)
    warm hugs to you,
    Sarah

  • I always thought I needed a house (instead of a condo) to really decorate for Halloween, but this post kinda changes my mind…such lovely ideas! xoxo

  • sorry I’m commenting here and not emailing you! Can’t WAIT to see that sweater. I love that :) And what conference on Swedish design?….I wanna go. Really! You know I’m a swede-o-phile. Julie

  • Great ideas for Halloween! They don’t look scary at all – just super fun!! I hope you’ll share some Halloween photos this month. I’m sure your kids will look absolutely adorable!

    Hope you’re having a great week sweetie!

    xoxo

  • The Zhush says:

    Loving all this festive inspiration!xx

  • love that first image! inspirational images!

  • Charlotta says:

    ..am wirting a quick hello.. One foot in the suitcase, the other tapdancing around the house trying to get everything packed for our trip back to Sydney tomorrow.

    Loving ALL of these ideas my dear and would love to ‘trick n treat’ with you guys. One year..!

    Lots of love and hugs from Sweden!
    xx C

    Postar boken och ett par små saker till barnen i morgon.
    Puss!

  • Loving the cupcake stencils and the stencilled pumpkins! Such classic decorations! I wonder if you could do cameo cupcakes like that, I think they would be so elegant! Thank you SO much for your kind comment on my blog redesign, Mon, I respect you a lot and it meant the world to me! XX!

  • All of those cupcakes look divine!! I am a sucker for baked goods, that is for sure! I hope you are having a wonderful week thus far, thank you for all of the sweet inspiration :)
    Nancy xo

  • Style Attic says:

    My favorite are the white and black pumpkins!!

  • Stacey says:

    Great inspiration and ideas in this post! XX

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