October 24, 2018

 

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Graveyard

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Graveyard 

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One of these years I'll buy so many pumpkins that I'll have a pumpkin patch in my backyard. Than I'll of course throw a party and invite all my friends and we'll take a bunch of pics in the Fizzy Pumpkin Patch.  I better start saving now. Pumpkins are pretty inexpensive but to really make a cool pumpkin patch, I'm going to need A LOT of pumpkins. 


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Create your own backyard graveyard

Set up some Styrofoam tombstones, throw down some plastic bones and add some pumpkins. The tombstones and plastic bones you can get from craft stores and online.  You could make your own tombstones if you want certain sayings on them.  But if you don't care what's written on the tombstone, save yourself some time and just buy the pre-made ones. 


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The dry grass from not watering it over the summer really adds to the graveyard look. It's been pretty warm here in Portland so the leaves haven't really fallen yet.  The graveyard would look even spookier with fallen leaves and dried dead leaves. 


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I need more pumpkins. And maybe some hands coming up out of the ground. Zombify the graveyard. 


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This year I went out to Kruger's Farms on Sauvie Island and got my pumpkins.  I also picked up some delicious caramel apples. 


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Do you create a graveyard a your house for Halloween? 



October 22, 2018

 

Halloween Party- Black Cats and Pumpkins

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For this years Halloween party I went with a black cats and pumpkin treats theme.  It was a small party with just a few friends so I didn't go all out.  I didn't even create a backdrop! I chose the theme because we adopted two black cats this summer and I love pumpkin treats. 

Fill the table with pumpkin treats- 

Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin salsa, pumpkin popcorn and little chocolate pumpkin cakellets. It's pumpkin over load!! 

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The Poplandia Pumpkin Spice popcorn is delicious. It's the taste of the season in your mouth. 

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October 10, 2018

 

Halloween Party Inspiration



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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to host parties.  There's so many themes to choose from.  You can get really creative with your décor. 

Depending on where you live you probably won't be setting up your dessert table outside.  But it was such a gorgeous day here in Portland and the lighting is so much better outside than in our house.  I couldn't resist setting up outside.  And our little graveyard adds to the overall look.

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Caramel apples and candy corn. Must haves on a Halloween dessert table. 

You can attempt to make your own caramel apples or, you can pick them up at a pumpkin patch like I did.  They make them so much better than I ever have.  And pick up a couple of pumpkins while you're there.  Candy corn doesn't have to just be in a bowl on the table.  You can use it as part of the décor.  You know your friends will nibble on it every time they walk by the table. Even if it's part of the décor like how I used it here on the table.

The witches head is super easy to make.  Pick up a Styrofoam head at your craft store, some paint and a Halloween pick you can find in the floral or seasonal section of the craft store.  With a pencil, draw the lip line and hair line.  Paint the lips, eyebrows, hair line and add eye lashes if you want.  You can paint the skin green like I did or any colour that matches your party theme. Stick the Halloween pick in the head and you're done.

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The only problem with caramel apples is, it's hard not to eat it before the party begins.

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Desserts 

For me, no dessert table is complete without cupcakes.  And I can't have naked cupcakes so I topped these with Candyfetti and tulle poms that I made.  Normally I make my own cupcakes because I love to bake cupcakes but these are store bought.  If you're short on time or don't like to bake, pick up cupcakes at the store or bakery.

I like to have a variety of desserts on the table. A little something to please every one's taste buds.  I did make the chocolate covered Oreo's with edible glitter spiders. See below for how to make the chocolate covered Oreo's.

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Cupcake toppers 

You can make your own tulle poms or order them in my shop until December 31, 2018.   Dress up store bought cupcakes with candy sprinkles, toppers and using liners that match the colours of your party.

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How to make chocolate covered Oreo's 

I used an Oreo mold that had the spiders on it.  I melted black chocolate discs, painted the bottom of the mold and put it in the refrigerator to harden.  Once the chocolate was hardened I put the Oreo in the mold, painted more chocolate on top the Oreo and put back in the refrigerator to harden.  Once the chocolate was hardened I let them rest upside down until they fell out.  You might have to give them a little push but don't push too hard or you'll separate the chocolate top from the bottom.  I than took a small paint brush and painted edible glitter on the spider. 

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Cookies 

Sugar cookies is one thing I always order for my parties.  I don't even attempt to make them.  There is so many great cookie artists out there.  It would take me forever to decorate sugar cookies and they wouldn't look nearly as pretty as when cookie crafters decorate them.

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Look at that smooth icing job and spot on Halloween decorating skills. Yeah, mine wouldn't look anything like that.  I could learn how to decorate cookies like this. But I'd rather just support small cookie bakers.

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Bubble bubble toil and trouble 

Bubbles, yes bubbles for adult parties. On a whim one party I had bubbles out. I mostly had them out for fun but my guests got so excited about them.  They all started blowing bubbles and we're having so much fun.  Little bottles of bubbles make great party favors, even for adult parties.

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Check out the companion to this party- Witches Cocktail Party 


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Shop this party-
Styled by Fizzy Party
Table Linen- Joanns 
Cake stands- Homegoods
Spell books, caramel apple trays, Styrofoam heads- Michaels 
Caramel apples- Krugers Farms
Oreo mold- Fancy Flours
Bubbles, lime green stands- Oriental Trading 
Cookies- Love Hope Cookies