Haunt Your House With These Simple & Spooky DIY Decoration Ideas

Give your home a decidedly devilish air by making some spooktacular DIY decorations this Halloween. These Halloween party decorations are easy & inexpensive and can be made within no time. So, here you can find bunch of easy decoration ideas that even your kids will be happy to make, with simple supplies and little creativity you can make so many decorations in a moment.

  1. Tissue Paper Balls Cum Pumpkins- Get orange tissue paper balls, and to change them into spooky pumpkins all you need is black construction paper. Cut the features & stem out of black construction paper and paste it on the tissue paper balls using glue. You can place them over table or mantel, to give a Halloween touch to your home decorations.Tissue Paper Balls Cum Pumpkins for Halloween
  2. Candles- Candelabra are known for their beauty and grace, transform them into spooky candles with tapers. Cover your candles with black ebony tapers and let them spread some ghostly glow.Halloween Candles
  3. Effortlessly Eerie Living Room- To transform your living room into haunted one, simple tricks can be applied. Cover your living room furniture chairs etc with white sheets, run a cheesecloth cobweb across a mirror and place some twisted willow branches in candlesticks as shown in the picture. This will give an effortlessly eerie and creepy look to your living room.Halloween living room decoration
  4. Frightening Floor Ghouls- For making this frightening floor ghosts, grab some tissue-paper balls and cut features from black construction paper to make eyes, mouth etc. Using glue dots, stick them firmly on tissue bells. Place them on the floor in a bunch to set a scary scene.Floor Ghouls for Halloween
  5. Dried Apple Sinister Heads- You can make nasty faces out of dried apples, and place them on your buffet table or in the food tray. Peel off bunch of large apples and apply a mixture of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of salt on them to save from browning. With a peeler or knife, carve out details on apples like eye sockets, ears, mouth etc. If you want features to come out really well in apples, use whole cloves for making eyes and rice grains for making teeth. Let the apples dry, this drying process can take many days. You can make a spooky garland out of these dried apple faces, just sting them up and hang it in the entrance.Dried Apple Sinister Heads
  6. Paranormal Portraits- For a more mischievous sprite, you can turn your portraits into paranormal portraits on Halloween. Make a black & white copy of any portrait on printer paper and cut out. Glue a piece of cardstock at the photo’s back, same as the size of photo and let it dry. Use an Acto knife to cut out eyes of the subject in the picture, piercing through the card stock and creating holes of approx ¼-inch in diameter. Through the back of the eyeholes, insert a mini red LED lights (you can use Christmas lights). Plug in the lights, remove the glass, giving a devilish look to the picture. Replace the frame’s backing if need be or secure it using tape. You can make fangs out of white paper and glue them to the subject’s mouth for a ghostly display.Paranormal Portraits
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Tips to Teach Table Manners to Your Toddler

Making kids eat properly until now have been a difficult and tricky task. Being a parent you must have experienced, that kids spend more time running around when asked to have a meal, they often eat food while watching their favorite cartoon on TV or while playing with their toys. However, as they start going to kindergarten they become more organized with their meals. I think is the right time to make some meal times rules for them though does not expect them to follow those rules immediately. Just remind them rules when they come to table and remember the key to instilling good table etiquette in practice.

Teaching table manners to your kids

  1. Wash Hands Before Meal-Make it the first rule of table manners, that kids need to wash their hands before starting any meal. Gradually, it should become a habit for them to wash hands before eating no matter whether they are eating at home or eating somewhere else.
  2. Use of Napkin- Teach your kids how to use napkin when they are eating. Tell them to place the napkin on their lap and when they are finished with their meal wipe their face with the napkin. Tell them the importance of using napkin so that they eat carefully and do not spill their food much.
  3. Chew With Mouth Closed- Kids tend to follow parents, so try eating once in front of them with mouth wide open they will surely find it tacky. Then, tell them to always chew food slowly and with their mouth closed. By doing so, they will learn it in a light, fun way.
  4. Not to Bring Any Toys or Books- Tell your kids strictly, not to bring any story telling book or their favorite game or toy to the table. He can carry on with such activities once he is done with his/her meal.
  5. Say Please & Thank You- Teach them to say please and thank you in their speech. If they want salt or ketchup to be passed onto them then tell them to say please pass on ketchup and be polite and say thank you when somebody’s serves them.
  6. No Talking or Negative Comments-Tell them that they should not indulge into talking while eating and if something have been cooked which they don’t relish eating they should not pass comments like Yuckk or eeewww! They should rather eat other food item, which they like.
  7. Be Seated Until Everyone Finishes- Tell them it is part of table etiquette to remain seated until everyone finishes and they should avoid leaving the table when everyone else is having their meal.

These are basics of table etiquette and you should start by teaching them basic initially and then introduce them to other things like how to hold knife, use of fork etc later. At this age it is good enough if kids follow these basic rules. For more tips for toddlers, keep reading our blog.

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Spooky Spider Web Pizza For Halloween

Raise the dead in your Halloween bash, by serving this Spooky Spider Web Pizza dip. This pizza is quick to make and makes a terrific treat for all the witches and warlocks attending your party. This scary spider web pizza will surely add to the Ghoulish fun while enchanting your taste buds.

Spider Web Pizza Spread

Spider Web Pizza

Spider Web Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 8 OZ softened cream cheese
  • ¼ Cup, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ¼ Cup, Chopped Pepperoni
  • ¾ Cup, Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 Cup, Spaghetti Sauce
  • Black olive cut in half (lengthwise)
  • Crackers

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese, pour chopped pepperoni and blend this mixture well.
  • Stir in 2 Tbsp. Alfredo sauce in the mixture. Then, spread onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate.
Spider Web Pizza

Spider Web Pizza

  • Top it with spaghetti sauce and spoon left over Alfredo sauce into a plastic bag and carefully cut small portion from the corner off bottom and drizzle in spiral design over the spaghetti sauce and pull toothpick through sauce to resemble spider web.
Spider Web Pizza

Spider Web Pizza

  • Heat oven to 350 degree F. Bake the pizza for 15-20 minutes and after baking add 1 olive half for the spider’s legs.
Spider Web Pizza

Spider Web Pizza

  • Serve this spooky spider web pizza with crackers.

Halloween is all about ghostly treats and some wildly fun. To explore more Halloween party ideas keep reading our blog.

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Fun & Fantastic Favor Ideas For a Pirate Theme Birthday Party

If your little swashbucklers are looking for some sea -worthy fun then a Pirate theme birthday party is the most thrilling theme. A pirate party is all about spooky invitations, some ghastly fun, cute& creepy favors. Therefore, here is a treasure trove of favor ideas for you to make your party memorable for your guests.

Pirate Bounty Hat- Send lil sea lovers home with a pirate bounty hats and let them feel like true pirates. Pirate hats are the most loved accessories and kids love wearing it. These hats come with a crossbones and skulls logo in classic black and brown color and make a great party favor. Let the kids don this hat and stand in queue for a perfect pirate picture.

Pirate Bounty Hat

Pirate Bounty Hat

Pirate eye patch- Let the kiddies hide their evil eye behind an eerie and elegant eye patch. Eye patches are easy to wear and can jazz up any Halloween attire. Eye patches come in various shapes from regular oval, round shapes to heart shape at an inexpensive price.

Pirate Bounty Hat

Pirate Bounty Hat

Pirate Hook Hands- These pirate hook hands make a fun accessory and is a great fun favor too. These hooks look classy and are easily available in many styles like silver or gold finish hooks. Kids can have hours of fun wearing this accessory even after party is over.

Pirate Hook Hands

Pirate Hook Hands

Pirate Sword- Every pirate needs a pirate sword to conquer adventures. So include it in the favor bags to give away to aspiring pirates. This will keep them entertained throughout the party and they work great for games like pirate bounty party game and more. These swords are made of plastic and are safe for kids. You can also look for inflatable swords.

Pirate Sword

Pirate Sword

Gold Coins- How about giving some edible favors? Fill it in your pirate party favor sacks and wow taste buds of lil pirates attending your party. You can also look for pirate gummy candies, lollipops, pop guns etc. You can also use gold coins for filling your treasure chest Piñata.

Gold Coins

Gold Coins

Apart from these favors, you can also give away pirate theme blowouts, hats, tattoos, sticker sheets. So, select any of these favors to keep the swashbuckling spirit alive! To let your party have a smooth sailing, we have all pirate theme supplies from coordinated tableware to invitations, to balloons, piñata and favors we have it all at an affordable price.

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DIY Adorable Bunny Costume for Halloween

Costumes are the most exciting part of Halloween celebrations and kids simply love it. If you are still pondering, which costume to pick for your kid this Halloween then here is the cutest costume idea for your little one. You can make an adorable bunny costume at home for your kid with little creativity and some inexpensive crafts.

So let your creative juices flow and make this fun & festive bunny costume within no time.

 

DIY bunny costume

Material Needed:

  • White shirt & pants or white sweat suit
  • Set of bunny ears
  • Sheet of pink felt
  • Black eye pencil
  • Giant white pom pom
  • A round plate ( to make bunny’s tummy)
  • Hot pink thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Pink lipstick and cream blush (for face make up)
  1. Grab a clean white shirt or pant and if it is still cold then sweat suit is a better idea.
  2. Pick the plate or any round object that fits the size of your bunny to be’s tummy.
  3. Now place this plate on the pink felt and use it as a template to cut the circle.
  4. Now bunny’ tummy is ready, attach it to fabric using a fabric glue or if you are comfortable with stitching you can Embroidery hot pink thread over the edges of pink felt to give it an attractive finishing while attaching the tummy.
  5. You can use a blanket stitch that will give a pretty outline pattern or if you want it simpler, you can do a running stitch to attach the tummy.
  6. Now, next step is to sew the giant white pom pom onto the back of the pants making a tiny bunny tail.
  7. Your kid’s bunny costume is ready; make him/her wear bunny headbands with ears to complete the costume.
  8. Do a little make on your child’s face to complete the look, a pink lipstick for lips and make whiskers using black eye pencil, applying cream blush on tip of nose will make a perfect bunny nose.
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