Friday, July 22, 2011


The countdown is on....and it's 100 days until the Spookiest Day of The Year! And trust me, you can get a lot done in 100 days..... now would be a good time to start planning the kiddos costumes, buy fabrics, paints, and supplies.

Start checking out the websites and catalogs for props, decorations and costume ideas. I know that the "Back To School" shopping season is already upon us, but Halloween will be here before you know it!

Remember, the key to a successful spooky Halloween is all in the planning! Start thinking about party themes, menus and cool party invitations! And of course, I'll be here to help you every step of the don't put it off.

That would be scary.....

Monday, July 18, 2011


Halloween is one of the best occassions to have cake! I love it, and I love realy creative holiday cakes....and this one...well, it takes the cake!

Check out this cute little 8 legged creepy-crawly, and the cute cupcakes to match. I know this would be a big hit at the kiddos classroom party!

This cake design is done so beautifuly, but it doesn't look so complicated that you couldn't do a pretty darn good replica! Give it a try! And if you mess it the evidence!

For more amazing goodies...check out "The Twisted Sifter"'s pretty awesome!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


This is such a fun party idea, and you can get very creative.... go literal with the black and white party theme! Make it over the top with everything done in b&w including the decorations, the food, and even the cocktails!

Paying tribute to film and television before they contained color, you can add white or gray makeup to your skin to really look the part! Think Marilyn, Bogie,  and don't forget our favorite vampire, Bela Lugosi!

With a 40′s or 50′s costume in black, white, and shades of gray, you can be a Film Noir detective or bombshell in no time!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Well, how cool is it to combine two things that I looooooove, to make one really amazing piece of art? Check out this candy corn pumpkin!

Start by making your standard jack-o-lantern..... once he's been cleaned and carved, then it's time to decorate! You'll need your handy, dandy glue gun and a BIG bag of candy corn!

You're going to want to glue all the candy on the bottom end, with the "point" facing up. Then stick the candies on the pumpkin, in a side by side pattern. Remember to be extra careful with the hot glue! (This might be an ok project for older kids, but not good for tiny, little kiddo-fingers!)

Be sure to add a tea light candle inside, or just set on a pretty cake stand! I know it's corny....but it's awful cute too! What a great centerpiece for any Halloween party!

Friday, July 1, 2011


It seems like someone has been reading my mind..... remember how excited I was several months ago, about the news that Johnny Depp was working on the film "Dark Shadows"? far...nothing! I was soooooo disappointed, and was hoping for a delish-scary movie to look forward to.....

And as some of you know.....I am totally in love with John Cusack (and have been for's ok, the hubby knows...and agrees...he's a cool guy....)

Well, today the actor said he’s confirmed to play Edgar Allan Poe in a new film out this fall! The info comes from a tweet by the man of my dreams, which said “official- i will play edgar allan poe in fall-a-film called the raven, send any poe- gold – my way as i begin this journey into the abyss.”

Clarifications: keep in mind that this is totally separate from the Poe film that Sylvester Stallone (really?) has long wanted to do. It is also totally separate from the feature version of the recent short film The Raven, which Universal is developing. From previous reports, here’s all we know about The Raven:

The Raven is a fictionalized account of the final five “mysterious” days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life. Apparently the famous writer joins the hunt for a serial killer whose murders are inspired by his stories.

The real death of Poe was also mysterious. The writer was discovered on the streets of Baltimore in great distress and in need of “immediate assistance.” He was wearing someone else’s clothes and repeating the name “Reynolds”. He died shortly after in hospital, never able to explain what had happened.
How do I love thee? I will be counting down the days!