If you’re looking for a Halloween sangria as black as your soul then you’ve come to the right place. This potent mixture calls for only the darkest fruits and spirits. Fresh blackberries, plums, grapes, dark rum, and Apothic Dark wine. This full bodied sangria is the perfect libation to enjoy while conjuring the dark forces… or just having a Halloween movie marathon at home if that’s more up your alley.
Poison Apple Cider Martinis
I imagine that if the Evil Queen ran into Snow White at a cocktail party she would serve up one of these instead of handing over a plain old apple in the woods. The difference with mine is that I chose vodka as my “poison” and unless you take down too many, you won’t slip into a magical sleeping spell. They’re seductively sweet, crisp, and smooth with not a trace… Keep Reading
Pumpkin Patch Sweater Pillow
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been obsessed with over-sized old man sweaters. They’re big, cozy, and just make you want to snuggle up in front of a fire on chilly days. I purchased one from the thrift store about a year ago, but it didn’t fit very well so I decided to turn it into a cute pillow instead! I made a big pumpkin patch (ALL pun intended)… Keep Reading
Blackberry Champagne Cemetery Sipper
With Halloween just a week away I couldn’t resist putting together another spooky cocktail using the Blackberry Infused Vodka I made last week. A little bit sweet and a little bit tart, this bubbly and blood red concoction is perfect for sipping graveside or making a big batch for your upcoming Halloween party!
Hocus Pocus Rum Cocktail
Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. I typically start my decorating for it in August.. that’s how much I love it! That also means I start watching all of the classics like Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, and of course: Hocus Pocus! I channeled my inner Sanderson sister and brewed up a sweet and potent concoction I dubbed the Hocus Pocus Rum Cocktail that’s perfect for a… Keep Reading
Mad Scientist Cupcakes with “Brain” Buttercream Frosting
It’s a little bit ironic that I’m doing this post today because I feel like I’m missing my OWN brain! Sleep deprivation + copious amounts of coffee = delirium, so bear with me if this post suddenly turns into incoherent dribble. I’ve been dreaming of making these cupcakes since last October so I’m really excited to finally share them with you! I was inspired with the idea after seeing Sprinkle… Keep Reading
DIY Moon and Bats Throw Pillow
After getting all of my Halloween décor up in our home, I realized we didn’t have a whole lot of decorations in our bedroom. I decided to add a fun little throw pillow to our bed so we would always have an eerie October moon! It’s an inexpensive and unique way to add some spooky charm to your home! Follow my step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
The Walking Gingerdead
If you’re shamelessly addicted to AMC’s The Walking Dead like I am, then you might be experiencing withdrawals since the show is on their mid-season break. Rather than counting the days until February when the show returns, feed your ravenous appetite with some cookie carnage! Inspired by my own zombie gingerbread tattoo, I put a morbid twist on the classic Christmas cookies! They’re a lot of fun to create and… Keep Reading
Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
This is the time of year to indulge your sweet tooth so whip up a batch of candy corn popcorn balls! A mixture of popcorn, candy corn, and gooey melted marshmallows come together to create the perfect sweet and sticky treat!
Monster Mash Smoothie
Since this month has been mostly dedicated to Halloween-themed cocktails, I thought I would make a delicious kid-friendly smoothie! Using only fresh fruit and ice, I layered up the smoothie and topped the whole thing off with ‘monster eyeballs’ that I showed you how to make last Tuesday! The best part is that you can always make the grown-up version later and add a shot or two of your favorite… Keep Reading
10 Last Minute Halloween Tricks and Treats!
I’m Halloween-obsessed so I’ve had my decorations up since September 1st and of course I’ve been baking Halloween goodies all month long, but for those of you that have been too busy, it’s not too late! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Halloween themed recipes and crafts just in time for you!
DIY Halloween Cocktail Stir Sticks
Along with Halloween themed cocktails you of course need Halloween cocktail stir sticks! I put these together in a matter of minutes and they make the perfect spooky touch to your drinks!
REDRUM Cake with Boozy Cream Cheese Frosting
Believe it or not, but I had never watched The Shining until just a few weeks ago. I get numerous requests for rum cake recipes, so I was inspired to make a two layer red velvet rum cake as a tribute to the film! To up the rum factor a bit more I added Sailor Jerry Rum to the cream cheese frosting as well! I topped the whole thing off… Keep Reading
Sailor’s Grave Punch
I was half-tempted to call this punch ‘Snakejuice’ (Parks and Rec fans know what I mean) because of how STRONG I first made it for our party a few weeks ago! I toned it down a bit, but I must warn you, it’s still pretty powerful! For the sake of my liver, I didn’t make an entire punch bowl of the stuff, so I’ve included the amounts for making drinks… Keep Reading
Murderous Mai Tai
A few weeks ago we threw a Haunted Luau, which doubled as a housewarming and an early Halloween party. On top of large quantities of food and treats, I made several pitchers of new cocktails to try out with my guests. The first to go was a batch of Murderous Mai Tai’s.. a dangerously delicious mix of Sailor Jerry Rum, fruit juice, and grenadine to give it a sweet taste… Keep Reading
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Candy Corn Cream Cheese Frosting
This is not how I originally intended to do these cupcakes. I wanted to do a fun yellow, orange, and white cake with bright swirly frosting as well, but then I scoured the web only to find that they’ve been done a million times over! I also wanted to avoid dumping tons of food coloring into both the cake and frosting, so I went the natural route.. carrot cake! I… Keep Reading
Purple Velvet Spiderweb Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Today is our Haunted Luau Housewarming Party! No matter the occasion, I can’t resist putting a theme on it! I put together dark purple velvet cupcakes with a spiderweb detail on the frosting to add an extra twist! They’re decadent, rich, and perfect for Halloween.. or whatever the occasion might be! 🙂
Red Velvet Ex-Girlfriend Cupcakes
Red Velvet Ex-Girlfriend Cupcakes It’s been my experience in this relationship and those prior, that the past never stays the past for long. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned right? One thing these girls have provided for me (other than junior high level drama) is inspiration! This month I wanted to do zombie themed cupcakes, but then I thought, “What’s more terrifying than zombies? What creature keeps coming… Keep Reading
Halloween Wine Bottle Lamp
Halloween Wine Bottle Lamp I’m sure you’ve seen wine bottle lamp tutorials everywhere, but they all require drilling into the bottle. What if you don’t have a drill and a glass drill bit? What if you’re clumsy and accident prone like myself and continue to break the bottles?! I decided to make one without drilling into the bottle and it turned out great! It was easy and only took me 15 minutes… Keep Reading
Voodoo Doll Sugar Cookies
Voodoo Doll Sugar Cookies If you’re looking for a unique twist on Halloween cookies or you just want an edible voodoo doll, you’ve come to the right place! I had so much fun making/torturing these little guys! Since icing has so much sugar in it, I cut out half of the regular sugar in the cookies with a substitute to make them a little bit healthier as well!
Jack O’ Lantern DIY Canvas Night Light
Jack O’ Lantern DIY Canvas Night Light I love carving pumpkins and having them on display all month, but what I don’t love is dealing with the soggy rotting mess when they’ve run their course. I decided to come up with an imperishable alternative so I could have my jack o’ lantern and enjoy it too!
Halloween Cocoa Cupcakes
Halloween Cocoa Cupcakes Even though Halloween is a month out, I wanted to bake some Halloween themed cupcakes today. You can use these for any occasion but I threw a twist to mine with some Halloween accessories! I’ve never been a fan of super rich cupcakes so if that’s what you’re looking for, you might want to throw a handful of chocolate chips into your batter, but if you like… Keep Reading
Trick or Treat Canvas Wall Décor
Trick or Treat Painted Canvas Halloween Décor I cannot wait to get back to Portland and finish up my Halloween projects! Here’s a quick and easy one I was able to complete right before I left!
Spider Web Canvas Wall Décor
Halloween Spider Web Canvas Wall Décor Ok, so I wasn’t supposed to post this until next week but I just can’t wait! It’s September 1st and to me that signifies the start of fall and all things Halloween! I had a lot of fun making this AND it’s easy to do!