Give a Fright to your Guests by Making this Flying Bat Pinata for Halloween

This Halloween host a spooktacular party with homemade decorations that will keep the lil witches and warlocks talking through 2014! A Halloween party decor is incomplete without creepy spiders, frightening bats, skeletons and skulls. Therefore, here are some simple steps to make this flying bat pinata at home and set a scary scene for the party. This pinata is made of paper mache and is perfect to give your party guests a fright…

Flying Bat Pinata for Halloween

Supplies Needed:

  • Black Poster board
  • Black Tissue paper
  • White card-stock
  • Bat face Template
  • Paint brush (medium size)
  • Scissors, craft knife
  • Clothespins & clothesline
  • Black duct tape
  • Craft glue
  • String
  • Candy
  • 2 Blown Balloons (large & small)


  1. Begin by, covering balloon with layers of tissue papers. Then, place the balloon on an empty jar. Take some craft glue and dab it on some section of the balloon. You can mix small quantity of water in the craft glue to dilute it.Flying Bat Pinata for Halloween
  2. After applying glue, cover it with two complete layers of newspaper. Before covering with 2nd layer of newspaper, brush on some more glue. Once you are done with two layers of newspaper, tie a long string around the center to hang your pinata later.
  3. Then add 2 more layers of newspaper followed by black tissue paper, covering the entire balloon from its crown to its knot. Repeat the same process for small balloon, but do not add string as this will become face of the bat.
  4. Hang both the balloons from the clothesline using clothespins by their knots, as shown in the picture. Let it dry for 7-8 hours or overnight.
  5. Make a hole in top body of large balloon using knife and you can save this piece for making ears of bat later. Now grab your scissors and carefully make a slit next to the knot of balloon and remove.
  6. Cover the cut edge using tissue, fill the bat’s body with candies, and remove the popped balloon from smaller piece too.
  7. Now, it’s time to assemble bat, place the smaller piece (head) over the large one (the body). Drape numerous layers (at-least 3-4) of black tissue paper over the head towards the body and around the neck.Flying Bat Pinata for Halloween
  8. Keep brushing it with diluted craft glue until you feel neck is secured. Let it completely dry. In the meanwhile, take a white card-stock, using bat face template trace it onto card-stock. Then, carefully cut features and attach to the bat using diluted glue. Make ears from reserved piece.
  9. Draw large wing shapes on black poster board and cut them out. Attach wings to the both sides of the bat using black duct tape. Then, paste black tissue paper over the joints to cover the tape.Flying Bat Pinata for Halloween
  10. Next, attach a length of string to the end of each wing using tape. Again, cover the tape using tissue paper.
  11. Lastly, to hang the bat, suspend it from body string and tack the two wing strings to the ceiling to make the bat look as if it is flying.
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Spooky Graveyard Pudding Recipe for Halloween

Bewitch your party guests by serving them this graveyard pudding on Halloween. This pudding is best for delighting the taste buds and setting a scary scene at your house of horror. Pudding contains some gravestones, bugs, worms and a little dirt to raise the dead! Eerie…..

Graveyard Pudding Recipe for Halloween



  • Large Bowl
  • 3 ½-Cup Cold milk
  • 2(3 oz) instant pudding packages (vanilla or chocolate)
  • 12 oz container of whipped topping (thawed)
  • 1 pack of chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Some cookies or crackers in (rectangular or different shapes)
  • Candy corns & candy pumpkins
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • Large & small mixing bowl
  • Clear containers
  • Gummy worms & bugs
  • Mixer
  • 1 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 8 oz. pack of cream cheese
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • Can of pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 Bananas sliced into ¼ inch pieces


  1. To start with, take a large bowl and add pudding mix to milk. Mix it using a mixer until well blended.
  2. Put chocolate sandwich cookies in a lock seal bag and crush them using rolling pin to make dirt.
  3. Stir half of the crushed cookies and add a whipped cream into the pudding. Let it refrigerate for minimum 1 hour.
  4. Decorate pudding with different shaped cookies & crackers using frosting to make them appear like gravestones. Place them in standing positing in the pudding and sprinkle left over crushed cookie crumbs.
  5. Place one or two gummy worms or bugs in the pudding in a way that top half of the worm sticks out and looks scary.

Another way of serving the pudding, by making it even more deadly

  1. To make it even more deadly, whip cream in a large mixing bowl until stiff.
  2. Next, beat sugar & cream cheese in small mixing bowl until fluffy & creamy.
  3. Add canned pumpkin pie filling & pumpkin pie spice. Fold it in whipped cream mixture & pour in sliced bananas.
  4. You can Spoon graveyard pumpkin pudding into clear containers and sprinkle some crushed cookie dirt.
  5. To give it a dramatic finishing, place gummy worms or bugs on the top.
  6. You can also place some cookies in rectangular shape and write fun Halloween words like RIP, BOO etc..

It is time to serve your guest this spooky Graveyard pudding & cast a spell on them!

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Some Spooky DIY Halloween Party Invitation Ideas

Eerie… Are you planning to host an exciting and frightening fete on this Halloween? Well Spooky bashes call for equally spirited invitations. So, here are some spook-tacular party ideas to wow your nocturnal guests.

Spider Web Invite


Spider Web Invite Halloween

A creepy spider web invite will surely set the stage for a wicked party.

Material Needed:


  • Spider punch
  • Spider silhouette
  • Black, white card-stock
  • Patterned paper in Orange
  • Craft knife
  • Adhesive foam dots


Cut a piece of black card-stock to 12-by-5 inches. Fold it in the card style and punch the corners using the spider web corner punch, on three sides of the card. Cut a piece of white card-stock to fit the front of the card. Let it dry then mat a piece of orange patterned paper on the white front of the card, so that a small white border is visible as shown in the picture. Stick a spider silhouette and adhere it to the front of the card with an adhesive foam dot and your creepy spider web card invite is ready. Fill in the party details and have ghostly fun.

Pumpkin Invite

Pumpkin Invite

Send smashing pumpkin invites to your party guests and set the mood for party.

Material Needed:


  • Orange card-stock
  • Red card-stock
  • Green & golden rickrack (for detailing)


Cut a piece of orange card-stock to 12-by-5 inches and fold it in card style. Trace a pumpkin on a red card-stock and carefully cut it with scissors. Glue a length of green rickrack to the back of the pumpkin to represent stem of the pumpkin. Form eyes, nose and mouth of the pumpkin using golden rickrack, stick it with craft glue. Then, glue this pumpkin to the front of orange card-stock and write down a sweet and spooky message for your guests.

Creepy Finger Invite


Creepy Finger Invite

Send a plaster cast of your own index finger, snuggled on a bed of reindeer moss to invite your party guests. This will surely make a thrilling & scary invite.

Materials needed:


  • Reindeer moss
  • Mold rubber
  • Paper Cup
  • Natural sponge
  • India ink
  • Paper
  • Water
  • Tiny Cardboard box
  • Quick-drying plaster


Mix mold rubber as per the package instructions and pour it into a paper cup. Insert your finger into the cup and remove finger when it dries. Then pour quick dry casting plaster into the mold and let it set overnight. Cut the mold and carefully remove the dried plaster finger. To make your invitation truly ghastly, mix ½ teaspoon of India ink to 1-cup water and dab this ink onto the finger using a natural sponge. Now place this finger inside a tiny cardboard box, you can set the base of the box with some reindeer moss. Write down party details on the inner flap of the box as shown in the picture.

These out-of the-box, handmade invites will surely tempt witches and warlocks for attending your ghastly party. If you are looking for more hilarious and horrifying Halloween party ideas, explore this page.

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Fun & Fabulous Polka Dots Party Ideas

Polka dot is a classic theme and has been hit for ages be it in clothing, toys, accessories etc. Polka dots are colorful, playful and make a fun theme. Therefore, if you are planning to host a polka theme party for your lil daughter on her birthday, you can have a mix of store bought supplies with your own creative touches to host an adorable birthday party. Here are some polka dot party ideas to make your party planning a snap.

For a polka dot party, you can create dot decorations using craft supplies; you already have at your home like colorful paper, dot stickers, circle punches and more. So, start thinking circular!

  • Balloons can instantly lift your party decorations, add lot of polka dot balloons in different colors like yellow, red, green, blue and more. You can make balloon bouquets mixing solid color balloons and tie them to chairs or let them float freely around the party area.Polka Dot Balloons
  • With polka dot pattern paper cover one wall of the party venue; this can make a perfect birthday backdrop for your theme and for tableware if you have a plain white tablecloth at home, with the help of circle punches you can transform it into fun polka dot tablecloth and paint circles in different colors and let it dry. This will add color and flair to your decorations and party food table.
  • Take cardboard, draw circles over it, and cut it carefully with scissors. Now punch two holes into each circle one at the top and one at the bottom. Now color these circles using acrylic paint in different colors and let it dry for some time. Insert thread to tie together the circle as shown in the picture. You can use it as hanging decorations.polka dot hanging decorations
  • Bake a delicious classic white creamy cake and give it a polka dot icing using different food coloring including green, purple, yellow etc. Moreover, serve party food in polka dot tableware or if you are on a budget just buy a polka dot ribbon and tie it over vases, cups, spoons making a pretty bow.Polka Dots CakePolka Dot Cupcakespolka dots party ideas
  • Make your own confetti using a single hole punch along with bright colored construction paper. Scatter this confetti over the party table and floor.
  • For giving a theme touch to the favor bags, just add colored dot stickers or circle craft punches to it and fill it with tiny round items like gumdrops, gumballs, painter’s palette, yo-yos, etc.
  • Let the guests be dressed in Polka dots attire, polka dot dresses for girls and polka dot t-shirts for boys will add up more fun to the theme.

Hope these easy and inexpensive polka dot party ideas will help you host a playful and enjoyable party.

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Top Tips for Mommies to Lose Baby Weight After Pregnancy

To be back in shape after a delivery is a tricky task; most of the mommies are too occupied after having a baby as they are adjusting to a new schedule. Firstly, do not be harsh on yourself, to shed those extra pounds takes time and requires a mix of diet planning and exercise. Amidst all this, one thing to remember is to be patient with yourself. Here is three-step guide that will bring back your previous waistline without sacrificing time with your baby.

 Top Tips for Mommies to Lose Baby Weight After Pregnancy

  1. Exercise- Post pregnancy, you can start exercising after 5-6 weeks, giving enough time to your body to heal up and recover. Exercise is a proven stress buster and is the best way for losing weight. Initially you can do a warm up session and small stroller walks. According to a surgeon, pushing a stroller 1-2 miles burns 150 calories in 30 minutes. You don’t need to necessarily hit the gym to be in shape rather in morning or evening, going for a brisk walk with your baby will keep you fit and your muscles pumping. Gradually you can include aerobics or strength training exercises in your exercise regimen.
  2. Diet- Instead of dieting best way is to have a well-balanced variety of food, instead of having 3 meals a day, you can have four to five light meals. Apple slices, wheat crackers, carrot sticks, all have nutrients and essential vitamins. Though you must be breast-feeding, do not use it as an excuse to eat what you wish for. Drink plenty of water during day to keep your body dehydrated and speed up metabolism. One-way to be sure that you are drinking enough water is check the color of your urine, your urine needs to be relatively clear and you might need to go to washroom about every 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Get good sleep- It is very important to take good sleep even though when you have a baby to keep you up all night. As per the study or research when you are sleep deprived it becomes difficult for you to lose weight and your body feels strained and releases stress hormones that promote weight gain. So in order to take good 5 to 6 hours of sleep, sleep when your baby sleeps it is a good advice.
  4. Include Super foods- After delivery; your body needs maximum nutrients, especially until the time you are nursing. Without compromising on nutrients, you need to drop those extra pounds. Therefore, you need to include that food that are rich in nutrients and light in fats such as lean meat, beans, tuna or salmon fish.

If you have put on lot of weight during your pregnancy then it will take more time to shed those extra kilos but if you have put on normal 6-7 kg on your doctor’s advice then it will easier for you.


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