DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags for Kids

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away. It is certainly time to start thinking of what your kids will carry that night to collect all of their treats. Plan early so you don't just hurriedly hand them a plastic grocery bag. Send them out with something CUTE. Today I've gathered 5 DIY Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag ideas that you can easily make for {or with} your kids!/1/ Hand Print Ghosts Candy Bag - There's something about a hand print {or a foot print} craft that gets me every time. This bag is no different. Your child will love smearing wet paint all over his hand and then pressing it to the bag to create his very own ghosts. Then, you can personalize it for even more fun!/2/ Little Monster Trick-or-Treat Tote - With only a few pieces of felt and a little time, you can have a … [Read more...]

Why Buy Candy, When You Can Make it at Home?

Have you ever wondered how to make our favorite candy? These food bloggers make it look easy and give you the details on making this candy at home. So, why buy candy when you can make it at home? Let's dive into the delicious treats!1/ Snickers - How Sweet It Is 2/ Candy Buttons - Sandy Toes and Popsicles 3/ Crunch Bars - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures 4/ 3 Musketeers - Eclectic Whatnot 5/ Oreos - My Kitchen Addiction6/ Chocolate Bars - Chocolate Covered Katie 7/ Reeses Cups - Handle the Heat 8/Brown Butter Caramels - Eclectic Recipes 9/ Butterfingers - Blue-Eyed Bakers 10/ Gummies - Blissfully Domestic11/ Peppermint Patties - Smells Like Home 12/ Twix - Whisked. 13/ Almond Joys - Sophistimom 14/ Kit-Kat Bars - Oh She Glows 15/ Jelly Beans - Cupcake Project [sc:adsense ] For the … [Read more...]

Candy Lei Necklace DIY

Have you ever made  a candy necklace? The first time I ever made these necklaces, I was looking for something different than cards for my child to take for “Friendship Day” (aka Valentine’s Day) at school.  It was a very Martha Stewart moment – I made 18 for the class and teachers. Whew!   The good news? These are really very easy with lots of room for personalization.  Change the candy, change the ribbon, use colored plastic wrap, add a To/From tag – the options are endless.Here’s the basics of what you'll need:Plastic WrapCandy ( demonstrated here is a “kiss” ) - 15 piecesRibbon - 15  5-6"lengthsMeasure off  plastic wrap – I used 50”   which will make for a nice finished length .Lay the wrap out and position the candies – about 2” in from the edge and … [Read more...]

Holiday Wreaths that Dazzle

'Tis the season to dress your front door up with a fancy, new Holiday wreath. The big box stores all seem to have very similar wreaths for sale. They are either green or red or a combination of the two colors. What if your decor isn't just green and red? What if you aren't able to find a wreath in stores that expresses your personal decorating style? The perfect solution is to make your own! Today I have a handful of tutorials on Holiday wreaths that can let your guests see just how fun and quirky, rustic and woodsy or somewhere in between you are. /1/ Pom Pom Wreath - Did you make pom-pom's when you were a kid? Remember, you wrapped and wrapped yarn around a piece of cardboard, tied it off and then cut it to reveal a fluffy, yarn pom-pom. Now, you can buy pom-pom making kits in craft … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

You can only consume so much leftover Halloween candy. Making healthier energy bites out of your favorite Halloween candy is the way to use up any leftovers! And with only four ingredients, they can be ready quite quickly.I really appreciate the portion control of these candy bites, too. Instead of feeling like you need to eat the entire king-size candy bar, have a ball or two of these leftover Halloween candy bites!Have a safe and happy Halloween! And don't forget to make some leftover Halloween candy bites! What candy would you incorporate in these candy bites?  [sc:adsense ]Leftover Halloween Candy Bites from Food Doodles Ingredients1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup leftover halloween … [Read more...]

13 Halloween Candy Alternatives

Halloween is right around the corner and my kids are so excited! They see the decorations in the stores and around our neighborhood and keep asking if its time yet. I love taking them out trick or treating! It's also such a good time and they come back with bags loaded full of goodies. Its fun to get candy, but I always appreciate the person who puts the practical treat in the kid's bags. While I take the kids out door to door, my husband stays home and hands out our goodies, that aren't candy! Here are our top Halloween candy alternatives!The kids may not appreciate a toothbrush in their treat bags but, a gentle subliminal message won't hurt. And they get a fun pair of fangs, too!Bouncy Balls Whistles RaisinsWith a roll of white electrical tape and some sticky googly … [Read more...]