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Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Toppers

Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and everything else Halloween! And in this house, the kids want every last treat transformed into something spooky. We started with these chocolate cobwebs and next we tackled Marshmallow Ghosts. These are the easiest DIY project ever and can be used to top cupcakes, all white cakes (how cute would that be with 5-6 marshmallow ghosts), apple slices or...

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26 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is JUST around the corner people so it's time to grab that glue gun and get to work! Although Handmade costumes may spook the pants off many of you, with a bit of guidance and a lot of imagination, these 26 little numbers beat the pants off the store bought versions. Plus, most are made with things you have around the house or those that can be found at your local craft store!

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Chocolate Cobwebs for Halloween

I've made meringue ghosts, chocolate chip spider webs, waffle cone witches hats and a slew of other spooktacular halloween treats but as far as packing a punch, these little cobweb toppers are everything. A total cinch to make, completely versatile  and my kids flocked to these like they were made of gold. Make these tonight kids and I promise you will be the best mom/sister/wife/neighbor/friend EVER.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Cotton Candy

I lied. THIS is definitely my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I actually challenge you to find one that is cuter because I'm 100% convinced that it doesn't exist. Even my now 5 month old, Thea Grace, thinks she looks pretty darn cute. Well, she did until she started eating the fabric batting and (bad) mom cracked up laughing instead of helping the poor girl.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Pinata

This might be my favorite halloween costume. Ever. Probably because my funny little guy thought the costume was completely hilarious and couldn't stop laughing. But mostly because he looks like a real freaking pinata!! I am obsessed. Plus the fringe is laid onto standard clothes so there is no itchiness or frustration at all. Thanks to Ruthie...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Jellyfish

Confession. I am one of those mothers who waits until the days before Halloween, then frantically flies around town trying to piece together whatever is left in my kids' sizes. Well, I should say I WAS that mother. Until we started crafting our own costumes a few years back and I realized that even the simplest ideas can be made entirely magical. Case in point? This year's jellyfish costume for my 6 year old.

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Halloween Birthday Bash

Before you break out the Miley Costume and hit the town, we thought we'd send you off with a little dose of Halloween fun with this adorable joint Halloween Birthday Party that photographer Katie Parra held for herself and her lucky husband. The best part? It's a festive, fun, spirited shin-dig that definitely doesn't take itself too seriously.

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DIY Superhero Halloween Costume

The things I would have done for this exact costume as a little girl. That cape? The stuff my childhood dreams were made of right there. And the best part? No sewing involved. I confidently give Jen Rodriguez and Mirelle Carmichael moms of the year for creating these getups. See all of this adorableness and more, ...

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Chocolate Drizzled Glitter Cake

I obviously had to save the best recipe for last. I mean, in my opinion at least. There isn't much that tops a chocolate cake, unless said chocolate cake is drizzled in glitter!! That's right, my dears. Glitter cake. It's like magic, I know. Move over naked cakes, there's a new contender in town! DIY...

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Apple Ginger Halloween Cocktail

In all fairness, I've never really met a cocktail I didn't love. But since I'm a sucker for all things festive, fun and fancy, this apple ginger concoction has quickly risen to the top of my must-drink list (why yes, I do have a must-drink list). With just a few easy steps, we'll show you just how to recreate this pretty Halloween punch. DIY PROJECTS: ...

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Gilded Black Candy Apples

I used to think that candy apples we're one of those classic treats that you just didn't want to mess with. Yeah, you could add a caramel coating, some peanuts, m&m's, what have you. But in my opinion they all palled in comparison to the original version. That is, until you gild them. Because the second that happens, all bets go out the window. Gilded black candy apples? It doesn't get much better than that.

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A Kate Spade Inspired Halloween Party

When we threw our annual Halloween Party this year, we thought we'd turn the tables on you and come up with a fun and sassy affair (so, um, a 180 from our glam black & white themed event of 2012!) Inspired by this pin, and our much beloved...

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Everyone knows by now that calories don't count on Halloween, so why not use this excuse to let your guests stock up on party goods before their departure? Our fabulously festive "Treat yo'self" favor bags are just the ticket. Because, as they say, it's all in the (sugary, sweet, delicious!) details.

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DIY Gold Dot Vase

The frugalista within always gets really excited when we come up with a fabulous party project that can totally be repurposed once your party guests have retired for the evening. This Kate Spade inspired vase is all that and more. Though it undeniably added that je ne sais quoi to our shin-dig, I'd just as easily place it on my dining room table any ol' day of...

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DIY Fringe Backdrop

Today is SMP's Annual Halloween Party! You might remember last year's French Masquerade theme that we all fell in love with. Well, this year we're mixing it up, going in more of a Kate Spade fab direction and we couldn't have loved the outcome any more. But, before we get to the party we wanted to share the totally essential ...

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Halloween Party from Waiting on Martha

Round these parts, Mandy Kellogg Rye - AKA Waiting on Martha - is a sort of celebrity. Every single girl here loves her and her easy, effortless approach to style, design, fashion, the works. She's the kind of girl that we're certain we would be best friends with. Which means that we're also secretly hoping for an invite to her...

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Homemade Candy Apples

This may be a strange statement to make, but candy apples always remind me of happiness. They're typically reminiscent of a day at the fair (we were always allowed to grab one on our way out when we were little) or, in this case, halloween (my all time favourite as a child). It's been years since I've had one, but with Waiting on Martha's recipe, all that...

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Apple & Bourbon Punch

We've got a pretty amazing Halloween party coming up today in just a few short hours, but before we get there we thought we'd share the recipes that really made this party shine. A huge part of me is totally tempted to sneak into my kitchen and whip up a batch of Waiting on Martha's apple & bourbon punch immediately. The only thing stopping me is...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Pastry Chef & Cake

Of all of the DIY costumes that we've shared this week - the hot air ballon, the sushi roll, the bubble bath duo - this one is the costume that produced bar none the most giggles. Probably because we handed the girls a pastry bag filled with...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Bubble Bath

When I was little my mom used to make all of our Halloween costumes. And as I got older I begged her to let me buy one out of a bag just so that I could look like everyone else. I used to swear I would never say to my child "I could totally MAKE that." Fast forward 25 years and here we are. A mother who has fallen hopelessly in love with the wonder of handmade everything. And her daughter who is still young enough...

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