more about: Halloween

Tissue Paper Pumpkins from Young House Love

Another great no-carve pumpkin decorating idea today from Young House Love. For these bright geometric pumpkins all you need are some tissue paper circles, Modge Podge, and a foam brush. Head on over to Young House Love to see step-by-step photos an a video of their adorable daughter Clara decorating these pumpkins.

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Mini Pumpkin Almond Cookies from Cooking on the Weekends

More sweets! But how can you resist these mini pumpkin cookies with almonds (honey roasted almonds if you can find them) from Cooking on the Weekends? They look quite easy to make, and even if you don’t have time to make them this weekend, you can make them for Thanksgiving instead. Head over to Cooking on the Weekends for the […]

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Sweet and Salty Halloween Treat from Armelle Blog

I’m on a bit of a Halloween sweets kick right now. (Maybe because I don’t like dressing up, and I have a major weakness for desserts!) But when I came across these candy corn, striped Hershey’s kiss, and pretzel bites on Armelle’s blog I knew it was something I had to add to my Halloween treat repertoire. Check out the instructions […]

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Pretty String Pumpkin Decorating Idea

Still looking for a fun pumpkin decorating idea, but not interested in the mess of carving up a jack-o-lantern? Check out this fun string pumpkin decorating idea from the blog P.S. I Made This…. All it takes is some yarn, string, or embroidery floss and a few nails or thumbtacks to wrap the string around. Check out P.S. I Made […]

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Fun Site: Scandy Bars

Sticking with the Halloween candy theme today: Here’s a great time-waster for the afternoon. Check out the tumblr Scandybars. It’s a site filled with scanned in images of candy bars. That way you can see what a cross section of each treat looks like. It’s quite scientific, really. A few favorites: Hershey’s Kiss Air Delight Twizzlers Bites Toblerone Fruit & […]

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Buying Halloween Candy? Go With These “Healthy” Options

Let’s face it: Come November 1, you’re probably going to eat whatever candy your neighborhood’s trick-or-treaters didn’t nab. So if you’re watching your weight, what should you buy? We asked a bevy of registered dietitians to give us the rundown on which sweets will be sweeter to our health. Their verdict: Snickers bars are healthier than Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, […]

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Surprise! Trick-or-Treat Cookies from Not Martha

I absolutely love Megan Reardon’s site Not Martha. She comes up with some of the best holiday recipes and ideas. Including these adorable trick-or-treat cookies with mini candies inside. What’s the secret to how she makes them? They are actually 3 layers of cookies, and the middle layer is just an outline. Then she “glues” them together with a little bit […]

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How to Make Candy Corn

We’re quite the foodie bunch here at RealSimple.com, so when our associate producer Erin Henry told me she was making candy corn, I knew we had to share it in our Halloween series. See Erin’s tips below. Plus, at the very end some more homemade candy recipes. I can’t resist a seasonal treat. Peeps, Girl Scout Cookies, Mallomars—I love them […]

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Why I Dressed Up My Dog for Halloween This Year

Usually, I resist the urge. But with the Presidential race as tight as it is and a Portuguese water dog in the White House, I knew I had to act NOW…or else. My last-minute costume idea: “Michelle and Bo Obama on the Campaign Trail.” First up: The Dog. How to mimic Bo’s coloring, with the large white chest and two […]

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Costumes You Can Find in Your Closet

We’ve shown you lots of great DIY Halloween costumes for kids, but what about ones that you can put together from things you already have in your closet? We found some smart ideas on Mom.me. Take a look. You could be Princess Leia in your bathrobe (though I’m not sure how well the bagels would hold up). You could wear one of […]

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