Fun Fall Treats – Halloween Snacks and Desserts

I love this time of year! Maybe because it is the beginning of cool weather and the holiday season.. but I want to BAKE! My son is finally at the age where he can help me and actually enjoy sharing in the process, so I have been searching for some cute little treat ideas that we can try this season.Here are just a few yummy recipes I found:I am not a huge "Halloween" decor fan, but the idea around this little snack is cute. It's simply chocolate pudding with crumbled oreo on top, dressed up with a cookie. I figured I could do this anyway I want - maybe some yucky creepy worms instead? Or candy corn on top? hmmm..I am a Rice Krispy Treat fanatic! They are so easy to make and can be "fashioned" into anything you can imagine - or will stick together as. :) Here, make a batch … [Read more...]

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...]

Top 10 Trick-or-Treat Rules for Kids (with Style and Safety!)

Here are our Top 10 Trick-or-Treat Rules for Kids (with Style and Safety!)It’s that time of year when kids get super excited to wear their costume and quickly begin bouncing off the walls. To keep your little trick-or-treaters safe and polite, we’ve put together some simple rules to review with your children.Obey the Halloween code. This means only go to houses that are well lit and look like a Halloween friendly home. Try not to disturb anyone after 8 or 9 pm. And never go to a dark house – the code for any more trick-or-treating!Respect personal property. Use the right path to the house and don’t jump through bushes and landscape to get to the door.Only knock or ring the doorbell once. If no one comes to the door move on. They may be in a sticky situation and … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

All Hallows' Eve, or as we call it today, Halloween  is less than two weeks away. If you haven't already, it's time to pull out the spooky, creepy and otherwise frightening decorations and turn your home into a ghosts' house. Or, just add a few spiders to the garage door and hang a mummy from the rafters. Today, you'll find these ideas and MORE on how to make a few spooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations!/1/ Creepy Hanging Mummy - This would be the perfect addition to your front porch for Halloween! Cheesecloth, a couple acrylic paints and a styrofoam head are the main supplies. Maybe you have a {styrofoam} head just laying around??/2/ DIY Spiderweb Doormat - Assuming it's a beautiful day out, grab your paintbrush and head outside to make this super easy spiderweb doormat … [Read more...]

Our Favorites in FEATURED on Blissfully Domestic for 2014

2014 has blown by in what seems to be a blink of an eye. Wasn't it Valentine's Day just last week? Am I right, this year has just gone by so quickly?! Over the last 12 months, Blissfully Domestic has featured some pretty great writers with unique ideas, creative crafts, tasty recipes and so much more. We thought it would be fun to share with you our top 10 favorites from the Featured section of Blissfully Domestic!Without further ado, in no particular order, here are our Top 10 Featured Favorites:11 Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids - With Valentine's Day being just around the corner, this one is a great one to check out sooner than later!9 Father's Day Gift Ideas - Great news! Gifts for Dad never go out of style. Give him something he'll love all year … [Read more...]

Festive Holiday Table Decor

With the rapid approach of Halloween & Thanksgiving here are a few table decoration ideas that with little modification can take you from Halloween to Thanksgiving and beyond quicker than you can say gobble gobble. Below are a few table centerpieces that effortlessly move from holiday to holiday with a few DIY ideas to get you started.  Great cheese cloth ghosts from Ashbee Designs make a festive Halloween centerpiece Adding a second layer that is holiday specific will create a beautiful and unique centerpiece. For Halloween add DIY ghosts, velvet pumpkins, and spider webbing across the branches. For Thanksgiving remove the ghosts and spider webs and you are done. Here is a great use of the stems from your pumpkin after Halloween, to create a great Thanksgiving/Fall Centerpiece … [Read more...]