Friday, October 29, 2010

Last-Minute Ghouly Ideas

If you are like me, Halloween has just absolutely snuck up on all of us. I thought it was just yesterday that I was posting about summer vacations and the cruise!

Whether you are ready for it or not, the weekend is upon us. For a lot of you, that means the kiddos are going to come a-knockin' on Sunday afternoon and evening, and candy shall be had. For others of us, the get-together might be more grown-up in nature, meeting up before heading out on the town. Either way, is your home ready for the visitors?

I have been ear-marking a special magazine edition of Woman's Day called "Budget Celebrations: The Hostess Guide For Year-Round Entertaining on a Dime." This abridged version of the full-scale book hit the magazine racks last month, and features easy decorating and cooking ideas for the holidays from now through the New Year. (Note: the full book features holiday ideas for the entire year, and would be a perfect gift for any hostess friend!)

If you are in the mood for some last-minute easy ideas for Sunday, these things might be right up your alley. Most of the supplies can be found at your local Target or grocery store, and can be whipped up in no time.

Like these ghost decals for your front door, or lanterns made out of simple votives. These would be simple to make with a pair of scissors and craft paper or black sticky paper.

Pumpkin Patch Bites -- awww LOVE these. You can't beat hand-held ham and cheese melts. 

And while I am at it, from the Woman's Day website, how fun are these? If you have a glue gun, you can make these in probably 20 minutes, and they could even last year-to-year.

Enjoy crafting -- and enjoy the fun day!

PS. Check out my mummy dogs! BIG success and oh so easy! They were perfect with ketchup/mustard and a big salad.


Luxury Apartments Guy said...

Your mummy dogs look great, and what a fun selection of crafts!