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

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...
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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

The Mama’s Guide to Halloween

Halloween can be busy. Halloween can be fun. Halloween can be extremely stressful. The costumes, the decorations, crafts, activities, school parties, trick or treating, kids safety, food, recipes,...we get it. You’re most likely feeling overwhelmed with this spooky holiday. We’ve been there before too. Halloween is meant to be fun for everyone, not wear you down with all the minutiae of the holiday festivities! We’re here to help! Here’s what every Mama needs to know about Halloween. The Mama’s Guide to Halloween provides Halloween tips, tricks, resources, recipes, activities, costume ideas, and more!

Mamas Guide To Halloween

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