Friday Favorites — Halloween Prep

Happy Friday everyone! Hopefully everyone made it through their week and got to see more sunshine than we did down here in NC….fingers crossed we get to see the sun this weekend!  With Halloween only three weeks away you can’t go anywhere without seeing candy corn, costumes and pumpkins.  We have the pumpkins and costumes covered, but will wait to get the candy until the week of Halloween to avoid having the temptation in the house….if we bought it now I’m afraid I would eat it all before the little kids even got here!

My favorite things this week all pertain to Halloween and are relatively simple to make/decorate/do.  I normally try to bring in a little something to school for the kids and teachers, and if I have leftovers my co-workers luck out as well!  I will be making this candy corn bark this year because it is super simple to make and transports well: http://www.brit.co/dipped-treats/

White Chocolate + Candy Bark

If you’re going to host a Halloween party this year, this is a great party activity for kids and adults: http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2012/10/pumpkin-bean-bag-toss-game-with-jo-ann.html  If you’re not up for sewing, just use some paint and draw numbers on the actual pumpkins instead.  You can buy beanbags at Target or any toy store.

This time of year brings alot of opportunities to host people whether it be family, friends, neighbors or co-workers; as with anything your best bet is to focus on good food and drinks and keep decorations simple.  When you can, use natural items to decorate such as acorns, pumpkins and leaves.  This site has five great table decoration ideas to use at your next get together: http://www.temp-tations.com/5-fall-decorating-entertaining-ideas

Mini Pumpkin Place Card on Pumpkin Plate

And when in doubt, go with my motto……..KEEP IT SIMPLE!  The best part of this time of year is the time we get to spend with our family and friends.  Everyone enjoy your weekend and the nice fall weather!

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