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Happy Halloween 2012! + Halloween Safety Tips

HomeSeasons would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween 2012!

We hope everyone has a great time celebrating this fun holiday with family and friends! Enjoy all the ghoulish festivities and scrumptious treats! Get all decked out in your costume and go trick or treating with the kids and family!

But one thing to be sure of, stay safe this Halloween! Here are some Halloween safety tips:

  • if you’re wearing a dark costume, be sure to wear reflectors
  • when driving, be extra aware of children that may run out into the street
  • stay on the sidewalk and cross carefully at designated crosswalks
  • only eat unwrapped candy and treats from friends and family you know
  • take notice of lit jack-o-lanterns and keep them away from flammable costumes and pets
  • trick or treat in groups
  • do not stop at dark/unlit houses
  • do not take rides from strangers
  • for adults: do not drink and drive, always designate a driver
  • have fun responsibly

Again, we hope everyone has a fun time celebrating Halloween this year. Will you be out trick or treating? Or staying in to pass out candy? Share with us in the comments below your plans for tonight!

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Ghostly Halloween Treats

BOO! The ghosts are ready to infiltrate your snack trays for Halloween. Many things can be made into ghostly Halloween snacks with a little imagination and elbow grease (not literally)!

Today’s post is going to share with you some fun Halloween treats made into spooky ghost shapes! We found these from various places on the internet and thought it’s be fun to share with everyone! Click on the image/link for more information.

From BBC Food Recipes

Make ghostly cupcakes with white buttercream!

From Cutest Food

Little cake pops can be made into boolicious ghosts!

From Cute Food For Kids

Treat bags are perfect for Halloween. Fill them up with marshmallows for cute ghost treats!

From Buzz Patrol

Mozzarella ghost pizza, complete with olive spiders!

From American Profile

Create ghostly Nutter Butters with melted white chocolate and sprinkle eyes!

What are some of your favorite ghostly Halloween treats? Will you be serving any tomorrow for Halloween? Share with us picture in the comments below! These snacks are so cute and we can’t wait to make some!

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Halloween Mantle Home Decor

Decorating for Halloween can be a daunting task, especially when we don’t have enough decorating space! We need to make use of every single available spot we have when we decorate for the holidays. One area that has become a hot spot for holiday decorating is the mantle. Long gone are the days when the mantle is solely used for family pictures that we don’t have space for anywhere else.

In the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in holiday mantle decorating. Mantle decorating is not only for Christmas though, it’s gaining momentum for Halloween, as well! Today’s post will feature a few of our favorite Halloween mantles from the internet that will definitely inspire you.

From Today’s Mama/Pottery Barn

Still want to display your family photos? Try a wall mounted frame with an asymmetrical layout.

From Coupon Album

A simple decorated mantle is perfect for smaller apartments.

From Crap I’ve Made

Don’t be afraid to add a little color to the mantle. Some other great colors are purple and hot pink, and green.

From His Sugar Plum

If your home already has a black and white mantle, try sticking with the same theme and create a monochromatic scene! Silver looks great with black and white, and doesn’t throw off the theme.

Will you be decorating your mantle this Halloween? We think the idea is great for apartments with small spaces, but still want to create a focal point in the room. The mantle is perfect for hanging off little embellishments and putting skulls and pumpkins. Just be careful of hanging paper embellishments, especially if the fireplace is going!

Share with us your favorite Halloween mantles in a comment below. If you decorated one for Halloween, please let us know! Halloween is in 2 days!

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Halloween Lunch: Ghoulish Bento Box

Since Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, all the kids will be excited to spend the holiday with their classmates.  Send the kids to school with their Halloween costumes, and sneak in a surprise for lunch! Instead of a sandwich, why not create a spooky bento box for your kids to bring to school.

Bento is known as a home packed meal in the Japanese culture, and it has turned into an art form. Each bento box is carefully crafted to go above and beyond regular packed lunch, with cute characters and fun food designs.

In today’s post, we are featuring some spooky themed bento boxes, pefect for a Halloween lunch! Your kids will definitely be pleasantly surprised if they find one of these in their lunch pail!

From Lian Mama

Turn half a bagel into a haunted house, and complete with cheese skulls!

From Trendhunter

Create a spooky cat with bread and a cookie cutter!

From Kawaii Kokkoii Sugoi

Sausages make spooky fingers!

From The World According to Egg Face

Add a little chocolate cake worm dessert to complete the lunch!

Have you created a bento box before? Did you enjoy making and eating it? Let us know in the comments below! We think this is also a great idea for kids who are picky eaters. It disguises healthy foods into things that kids would willingly eat.

Not to mention, this would be a great Halloween treat instead of sending your kids to school with candy! Kids and adults can work together to make a healthy and cute meal together!

 

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A Spin on Halloween Colors: Purple Halloween Decor

When you think Halloween, what colors come to mind? Without saying, it has to be orange and black: black for the dark night and spooky witches, orange for the pumpkins! However, another color is making a break for the Halloween scene, and that color is… (drum roll, please) PURPLE!

Purple is one of my favorite colors, and I think it’s great that we are seeing more purple in home decor! Purple compliments black and orange so well, and it definitely puts a new spin on the drab Halloween colors. In today’s blog post, we’re going to share with everyone some cool Halloween decor featuring purple decorations!

From Gina McMurtrey Interiors

From Didriks Blog

From Makoodle

From TwoTwenty-One

We think purple is a great accent color for Halloween because it brings a modern feel to the traditional holiday. How do you feel about purple for Halloween? Yay or nay? Do you like another accent color for Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Halloween is finally here!

With Halloween on a Monday this year, I’m sure everyone had a bunch of fun Halloween plans this past weekend. What were some of your most memorable moments this weekend? Did you take a haunted hayride through the spooky forest? What about going through a corn maze in the dark? Did you find yourself wandering alone in a haunted house? Let us know! We want to know all the fun activities that people plan for Halloween!

For those of you who will be trick-or-treating tonight, please stay safe! Check out our blog post on Halloween safety!

Also, please share with us how YOU decorated your home for Halloween! We would love to be inspired for next year!

Again, Happy Halloween, everyone!

 

 

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Fun Foods Inspired By Halloween Candy Corn

3 more days until Halloween!

Candy corn is a yummy three-toned sweet that was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company based in Philadelphia. These little triangular candies are a long standing Halloween tradition. When you think of traditional Halloween candies, candy corn is definitely one that comes to mind. However, a person can only eat so many candy corns until they start to feel nauseous. So how do we get our candy corn fix without over-indulging in candy? Candy corn inspired foods! In today’s post, I’m going to share some fun food picture inspirations I gathered from the internet all full of foods made to look like candy corn! Also, check out the post we made earlier this year about candy corn jello!

 

I am definitely most excited to try baking a candy corn pizza. It has all the features of a candy corn, minus all the sugar! Which of these candy corn foods will you try to recreate? Let us know! Do you prefer the savory or the sweet treats?

 

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