Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for seven years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of sweet treats, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her new series, Big Girl Camera.

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Halloween: What to Craft and Cook for a Spooky Good Time

Boo!

Did I scare you?  I hope not, because I’ve got some wonderful holiday posts to share with you. You’ve got just over two weeks to pack in all of the Halloween goodness that your house can handle.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas for crafting and cooking up some spooky fun….

CRAFTS

Ghostly Handprints from Becky at The Crafting Chicks

My favorite thing about this project? Even the handprint from the wiggliest kid makes an adorable ghost. That’s what a I like, a craft that is low pressure.

A Homemade Halloween from inchmark

A round of applause for a woman that not only has the ability but the creativity to bring it on Halloween.

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Glowing Jack O’ Lanterns from Not So Idle Hands

Ooooo….spooky!

Jack O’ Lantern Cookie Lollipops from Marie of Make and Takes

It’s a craft! It’s a treat! It’s both!

Graham Cracker Halloween Houses from Kami of No Biggie via Momformation

The best part of this project? Kami says it’s okay to use a glue gun.

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How to: Turn any pajamas into a clown costume from Whitney of the Rookie Moms

Kids in clown costumes are my favorite!

FOOD

A spooky bento lunch from Melissa of Another Lunch

These ideas are so cute they don’t need to be limited to a lunchbox.

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Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze from honey & jam

Mmmm…because pumpkins aren’t just for carving, people.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Real Simple

I made these for a few friends last year, everyone demanded the recipe. Here you go!

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Carrot Spice Muffins at Poppytalk

Not spooky. Not pumpkin-y. But definitely a dish that smacks of autumn.

FUNNY

Real Life: When Your Kiddo Hates Costumes from Alix of Modern Kiddo

Some of the funniest photos I’ve ever seen.

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  3. Beckyljames 10/25/2010 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for posting my ghost handprints. :) I think I demanded more pumpkin cupcakes instead of the recipe. ;)

  4. Breanne 10/22/2010 at 3:43 am

    Love it, love it! You have officially brought my home and spirit into Halloween. I am doing the pumpkin cookies, spooky hands, haunted graham house…

    PS the post photos about “kiddos who hate costumes” made me laugh out loud. So funny!

  5. Anonymous 10/19/2010 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for linking to all these places so I can have some efficient-o web browsing time!

  6. A Pina Colada 10/18/2010 at 5:28 pm

    Love these ideas and can’t wait to try those ghosts! Thanks for the great round-up!

  7. Rachael 10/18/2010 at 3:23 am

    For the record, you did scare me (:0 (that’s a scared emoticon)
    I’m totally going have my kids make those ghosts! The simple nature of that project speaks to my heart! :D