Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I am LOVING all of these fun things below to do for Fall and HALLOWEEN!!! Im sure most of you know, if you have been reading my blog for the past year and a half, that I LOVE FALL!!! It is my favorite time of year for so many reasons... cool air, gorgeous leaves, wool sweaters, scarves, delicious treats and yummy soups and my list goes on.... As I was looking at one of my fav websites today (BH&G) I found these adorable ideas and had to do a post!! I hope you like them as much as I do :o)
Witch Legs
Your kids will love this wickedly wild coconut-topped cupcake, with wacky witch's legs made from peppermint sticks.
To make it, follow these steps:
1. Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes.2. Use black marzipan to make the shape of the witch's boots.3. Stick yellow mini M&Ms on each boot for the buckles with frosting.4. Mold each boot around a peppermint stick to create the legs.5. Top cupcake with coconut dyed with green food coloring.6. Insert the peppermint sticks into the cupcake to create the witch's legs.
Bare Bones
These skeleton-inspired cupcakes create a spooky Halloween treat.
To make it, follow these steps:
1. Start with frosted store-bought or homemade cupcakes.2. Place a large candy mint on top of a chocolate frosted cupcake; decorate face with icing.3. Arrange licorice pastels to make arms and legs.4. Place small mints at the bottom of the legs for feet.5. Use white sprinkles to make the skeleton's ribs.

HOW FUN IS THIS??? Not only is it cute for Fall but how cute to do it in bright colors for a birthday party!!!
Dotty Table Runner
With a layer of orange felt beneath, the dotted design on this table runner conjures the image of a field of pumpkins. The chocolate-brown felt top layer will carry you through the harvest season; use black felt for a traditional Halloween look. Trace circles of various sizes onto a length of dark-color felt; cut out. Layer the felt over a length of same-size orange felt. Secure the two layers with glue, if desired, and drape the runner over the table.

Outdoor Decor
Suspend a group of gourds on a cord (we used bicolor spoon gourds) from tree branches and watch them dance in the breeze.


JJLanier said...

I love all of the ideas! My 3 yr. old just saw the witch legs cupcakes and started laughing. She said, "That's silly. I wanna make those!" Funny that she's watching The Wizard of Oz right now and they would go right along with the movie! Thanks for finding such cute ideas!

Brenda said...

How CUTE! Love the cupcakes!
Thanks for sharing!

Brooke said...

I still have and LOVE the paper pumpkin you made! I am afraid to put it out for fear of my Monster boy wrecking it! Fun ideas!

Just me said...

Those cupcakes are so funny! I might try those for my kids' Halloween parties this year! I love the idea of buying the cupcakes instead of making them!

My mind starts right at the flour bag, so thanks for starting me in the bakery isle! LOL ;)