Monday, October 29, 2012
With Halloween being 2 days away, I decided last minute to whip up a little something that the kids could give their teachers. It was super easy and quick.
All you need is any kind of some small container, ribbon, glue dots, and candy. I made the labels in photo shop using this free printable from Peonies and Poppyseeds. They have a lot of fun ideas that you should go and check out.
See I told you, super easy. This is a fun gift for teachers or anyone else for that matter.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Are you ready for Halloween? I'm super excited to see all the fun costumes when the kids come trick-or-treating! This is one of the highlights for me on Halloween.
Another highlight would be all the yummy treats like these yummy black and white cupcakes I made for the kiddos. The frosting is the best part; (isn't it always?) with the almond flavoring and the fluffiness from the cool whip. These would be great to make for your Halloween party!!
Black and White Cupcakes
Makes 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Black food coloring paste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper liners; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Remove one-third of batter(this will be your white batter). To the other batter, add cocoa powder and desired amount of black food coloring. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Beginning and ending with black batter, alternate about 1 tablespoon of each batter into muffin cups, filling about two-thirds full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; let cool in pan, and let cool completely on wire rack. Frost.
Fluffy White Frosting
Makes about 3 cups
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in whipped topping, confectioners' sugar, and almond extract, beating until smooth.
*Cupcake toppers are from Silhouette taped to a lollipop stick.
Recipe adapted from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Today, I thought I would surprise the kids with a fun after school snack. Jello cups in Halloween colors. Yes, it took pretty much the whole day to make but it was worth it to see the surprise looks on their faces.
They were actually pretty easy to make, it just takes time for the jello to set up. All you need for this spooky treat is 3 different jello flavors, I used grape, lime, and orange. I also used the quick set method from the jello box so I wouldn't have to wait as long between each color then topped it with some cool whip!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Over this past weekend, my sister and I threw her daughter a baby shower. She's having a girl which made it so fun to create a shower using the colors of her soon to be nursery.
Here are a few photos of some of the decorations my sister and I made. Once the guests started to arrive, I forgot to pull out my camera and take pictures, so I didn't get any pictures of the food or guests. That's pretty sad, right?
Diaper Cake with Tulle Skirt
Monogrammed Tulle Wreath
Tissue Paper Pom Poms-from Zurcher's
Fabric Scrapes Garland
Chipboard Name Banner