Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Decor and Yummy Treats!

It's that time of year again.  We've been busy here getting ready for costumes and parties.  I put up a few more decorations for Halloween.  Overall, I've paired down my Halloween decorations in favor of more Fall ones.  I take the Halloween things down the day after.  I find myself thinking ahead to Christmas this year.  I am a little sad the weather has been so strange this Fall.  It's either unusually chilly or really warm.  Tuesday we had some wicked storms that came through all of my leaves are down.  Boo...hoo! 

This little ghost collection I've had for awhile.  My kids love the one that lights up the most.  I made it years ago in ceramic class.   I didn't get a picture of it my camera batteries died.  You can probably see it in my other photo albums.  I have to put that and the bat every year.  They love the stuffed squeaky bat! Gotta love kids!

Someone else is ready for Halloween too. It's BOO our dog!

Here's a link to some yummy treats I baked this week.  Double Kissed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Picky Palate. I love the little Pumpkin spice kisses.  You can find them at Target.  I picked up a few bags and am planning on trying another treat soon. If you can't find these near you butterscotch chips can be substituted. These were very cakey.  If you like cake you'll like these. One of the things I like about her site is she comes up with great shortcuts.  These could be made just by modifying your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe or a mix.  Happy Baking!

Photo courtesy of Jenny at Picky Palate

What are you plans this year? Do you and your family celebrate Halloween? If you do to what extent do you go all out and have the outside of you house looking spooky? Do you trick or treat, pass out goodies, have a Fall Harvest Party? I'd love to hear all about it.

Happy Halloween, enjoy your family



  1. Cute decorations. Ah.. BOO is super cute.. all dressed up in his orange spider vest.

  2. I really like your autumn blessings sign with the pumpkins!

    The boys and I are heading out to a trick or treat trail tomorrow night. Along the walking path trail will be local business handing out treats to the kids. It's a fundraiser for the community. Lots of fun!

    Then Sunday is the fun trick or treating in our community! It's fun to dress up the boys. :)

  3. Hi Carey, Your fireplacemantle looks so nice!! We don't celebrate halloween, we decorate for the Fall season, when our kids were younger my side of the family always had a harvest party and we had goodie bags and games for all the kids, it was always so much fun!! :0) Take care!!