Just thought I'd let you know how the treat-bags turned out. I decided to use brown paper sacks, I loaded them with candy, folded down the sack top and then stapled on the Halloween Treat Labels.
Archive for October, 2008
You know how hobos back in the day had a secret code where they would draw symbols near houses to let other hobos know if the house had good food or a a mean dog or whathave you.
Well over at Cockeyed you can discover the secret code of Trick or Treaters. Quite enlightening and hilarous!
Like this one that means "No one's home"
These are soooooo cool! If I have time tomorrow I think I'm going to make some - the recipe and instructions can be found at Baking Bites (bites, hmmmm?)
I made these treat bag labels for my nieces and nephews and I thought you might like to use them to make some treat bags of your own.
Just click to download the free treat bag labels, print them out, (I recommend using cardstock, but paper will be fine, too) cut them out, fold and staple or tape onto plastic baggies or brown paper sacks filled with candy or other treat.
Your trick or treaters will appreciate that personal touch!
Last night we decided to carve our pumpkins. I usually try to wait to carve my pumpkins fairly close to Halloween, just so they'll be fresh and spooky! We alternate our pumpkin carving between the "fancy" designs and "traditional" faces. Some years I get all ambitious and want to carve some elaborate design to impress the trick or treaters, and then when I'm done (or honestly, midway during the carving process) I think to myself, "whose freaking idea was it to get all hoity toity with the jack o' lanterns?" And I vow that I will never attempt another fancy pumpkin. The next year, after carving my cute little standard pumpkin faces, I think, "you know, we should give those fancy pumpkin designs another try next year." And so it goes.
Did you know you can download free Halloween stories from Amazon? There are several spine tingling stories to choose from, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Dracula's Guest, by Bram Stoker and more!
Okay I've tried to limit my looooong list of favorite horror (and some sci-fi horror) films to 31. Let's face it, I love way more movies than this, but if I had to choose, right now I'm recommending these 31 movies for Halloween. You'll notice, I'm not really into gore, so these movies are mostly movies I find scary and suspenseful. If you're looking for buckets of blood, sorry but you'll have to make your own list. Otherwise, I think you'll find some creepy goodness here. [More]
Today I have to show you these Halloweenies - they are soooo cute! I really had to laugh when I saw them, I think it's the little mustard eyes. These would be great to make for a party but also for kids as a quick supper before you go trick or treating.
Today is my wedding anniversary. I would have done it on Halloween, but it fell in the middle of the week that year, so that just wouldn't work. Luckily, everything's worked out okay anyway.
So here's lovely and touching song dedicated to my husband . . .