I created these Halloween recipes and a free bottle label printable as part of a sponsored post for a Collective Bias® #SpookyCelebration campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.
October has been filled with a bunch of Fall themed crafts and activities. The boys are loving all the things involving pumpkins, leaves, and apples. However, I know they are patiently waiting for the candy treats. To get them psyched about Halloween, I made them a spooky dessert and juice snack.Read More
Decorating this year for Halloween has been a lot of fun. The boys are finally old enough to really enjoy the holiday fun. For the last few weeks, we have been slowly adding decorations to the house and making Halloween crafts. For the latest addition, I made and framed a 5×7 subway art to complete our mantle.Read More
Even in this digital age, I still prefer paper greeting cards. I still use ‘snail mail’ to send cards to friends and family for holidays, birthdays, and just to say I am thinking about them. When you think of greeting cards, what is the first thing the comes to your mind? For me, it’s Hallmark. I love everything about Hallmark. Not only do they have greeting cards for just about everything, they also have great gifts. This year I was excited to learn about their Halloween Decor. My little guys love Halloween and they enjoy all the decorations around the house.
From humorous to sincere, Hallmark has greeting cards to send to someone special for Halloween or fall. I love the over-sized witch one I received. My sons’ favorite part are the “googly-eyes” and we have set it up on our mantle for display. I also received a “Thinking of You” card with an autumn theme that I sent to my grandparents that live out-of-state. I know they really enjoy receive greeting cards and what can be better than a surprise card when you least expect it?
My Pet Ghost
Meet our pet ghost, Julian Hijinks. Safe in the bottle, Julian makes an appearance when the top bottle stopper is pushed. With spooky sounds and different sayings, this pet ghost is a hit with my preschoolers. The boys love that they have control over when the ghost appears and it can keep them entertained for quite some time. I have a feeling after Halloween, when all the Halloween decorations get packed up, I will have a hard time getting them to say goodbye to Julian. Hallmark also sells two other pet ghosts, Maxwell McSpooky, Genevieve Ruffles. Each ghost is different, but all share that spooky fun.
Witch’s Hat Door Decor
The Witch’s Hat hangs on your door and is motion activated. When someone walks by it, a witch’s face appears and it cackles and says ‘Happy Halloween’. To ensure my sons get the most out of the Witch’s Hat, we have it hanging in our living room. They can’t get enough of the witch. When it goes off, they laugh, jump up and down, and yell, ‘Again, Again!’ Since we do have it in a high-traffic spot, we only leave it turned on a few times a day for the kids, which is easy with the ‘on-off’ switch. On Halloween I will move it to the front door so the witch can surprise unsuspecting trick-or-treaters!
You can purchase Hallmark’s Halloween Decor at your local Hallmark store or near the greeting card section at retailers such as Walmart. Hallmark is also offering you 30 percent off Hallmark’s selection of Print On Demand photo cards and party plates with the online coupon code Blog30.
Hallmark is giving one lucky Nifty Mom reader a Witch’s Hat Door Décor and a gift pack of Halloween greetings!
No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+ and giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST October 23rd, 2012. Winner will be selected via random.org and contacted by email. The winner has 24 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. Sponsor is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner, not Nifty Mom. If you have any issues entering or have any questions, please email me at contact (at) niftymom(dot)com.
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Not only do I love fall, but I love Halloween. We have been getting our two and three year old sons pumped up for Halloween and they are getting super excited. We’ve been decorating, doing crafts, and baking treats. This year my husband and I have decided to have a Halloween party and we’ve been on the hunt for party supplies. One thing we didn’t have was a fog machine. While browsing HalloweenCostumes.com, I found a 400W Fog Machine that seemed perfect for any party and especially a Halloween Party. I also had to get a quart of Liquid Fog to run the machine.
The fog machine has basic instructions that are easy to follow. I simply poured the liquid into the designated reservoir and plugged it in. As instructed, I waited for the red light to come on and switch the machine to on. It soon released fog into the room. After a minute or so, it shuts off and ‘rests’ before releasing more fog. It continues to cycle until it runs out of liquid or is switched off and/or unplugged. The 400W Fog Machine create 2,000 cubic feet of fog per minute. I let it cycle for 3 or 4 times and it was pretty foggy in my house. The kids definitely enjoyed it. It will certainly be a great addition to our Halloween party this year and can be used for other parties throughout the year. I did find that the machine does get pretty warm, so one should use caution when around it and picking it up after using it.
HalloweenCostumes.com is one of the largest retailers online for Halloween costumes. They have hundreds of costumes, with something for everyone. Their site is easy to navigate, browse categories, or search for something specific. Not only do they have costumes, you can also find accessories and Halloween Decor. Stay connected for the latest updates and become a fan on Facebook, Follow @funcostumes on Twitter, and Pinterest.
HalloweenCostumes.com is giving one lucky Nifty Mom reader a costume (or decor) of their choice up to $40. Entering is simple using the Rafflecopter form below.
No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+ and giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST October 17th, 2012. Winner will be selected via random.org and contact by email. The winner has 48 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. Sponsor is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner, not Nifty Mom. If you have any issues entering or have any questions, please email me at contact (at) niftymom(dot)com.
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Create your totes here. (I love the one I made, isn’t it cute?)
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Go here to start shopping. Things are already selling out.
Download this FREE eCookbook from Mr. Food that includes 35 Halloween recipes. Some recipes you will find are Spiderlicious Punch, Ghoulish Glazed Meatballs, Spooky Shepherd’s Pie, Jack O’ Lantern Chili, Pumpkin Patch Cheesecake, and Halloween Witch’s Cupcakes.
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