Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween at Work

Here are some photos of the Halloween festivities at my office. Thank you, co-workers, for making this day so fun. Everyone brings their kids in to trick-or-treat, there are costume contests, decorating contests, coloring contest for the kids, and a chili/soup lunch plus cookies for dessert.
 Bees and bee keeper


 Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat

 Harry Potter and the gang. My favorites are Moaning Mertyl and Mrs. Trelawney, and of course, the snitch.

 Nerd on a Segway. He may not be Gob Bluth, but I still like it.

 Lord of the Rings group. Look for all the specific characters... even including the ring!

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

My favorite costume: gorilla carrying Danny in a box

Masquerade Ball girls
and their magnifiscent decorations below

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Costumes--the Photos

As promised, here are more photos of our costumes. I made them both (details at the end, if you are interested). If you aren't familiar with it, I'm the house from the movie Up.
Halloween is kind of a big deal at my office, and I look forward to it all year. They even set up a little photo booth for us to all get our pictures done.
My hair quickly became staticky. I only have this photo for now.

For the house I carved and taped together boxes, painted it with cheap craft paint, and drew on the siding and shingles with a marker.
For the peacock, I got the tights at Gymboree, the onesie at Old Navy, and the rest of the supplies at Hobby Lobby. (I'm kind of obsessed with these tights. She will be wearing them a lot this winter.) Pin It

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak of our Halloween costumes... more and bigger photos to come.
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Pumpkin Bike

One of my fellow co-workers rides a recumbant bike to work every day—rain, snow, or shine. He built an aerodynamic structure to go on the back of his bike so that he could carry things such as a change of clothes, lunch, etc. Wanting to be seen (and not hit) on the road, he made it orange. That's where we come in. Nothing that is orange can go untouched in October.
We cut out jack-o-lantern faces and stuck them on, to keep him in the spirit of Halloween. Pin It

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Food Round-up

The octo-pot-pie was just the beginning. Here I've collect an assortment of scary Halloween treats for you to try for your next party. Some of these, I'm not sure I could eat. Like the ham skull. Ick!
I'm planning on trying this first one out tomorrow:
Melon Brains, also via Instructables.
Vampire Lolliipops (or Blood Suckers, as I like to call them). via Tissuepapers.

Meat Head /Ham Skull (I'm putting just the link because
I can't bear to have that image on my blog).
Halloween Mashed Bootatoes. via Martha Stewart.
Eyeball (tomato) Soup. via Little Birdie Secrets.
Jellied Eyeballs. via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
Candy Corn Jello. via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
Cake Pops from Bakerella.
 Ghost Pretzel Sticks from Kids Fun Reviewed.
Witches Fingers. via Kids Fun Reviewed. (I've had these with a thin pretzel stick in the center—like a bone. Eeeew.)
Meat Hand from Not Martha.
Brain Muffins. via Prudent Baby.
 Spider Suckers. via Oh Dee Doh.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I can't wait until Ava is old enough to enjoy and appreciate fun foods. Actually I can wait. She's growing up so fast! Anyhoo, onto the details! Megan, of Not Martha shares this delightful tutorial on how to make these tentacle pot-pies—perfect for the Halloween season. Link. Pin It

Monday, October 25, 2010

Black and Glittered Pumpkins

This year I decided to match my pumpkins with my Halloween wreath. I spray painted them glossy black (took several coats of paint). I then drew webs with glue, and sprinkled on the fine purple glitter. The Elmers glue was a little globby at first (see large pumpkin), and the glue that comes with the Martha Stewart glitter drew a fine line, but it was hard to see the web design with that (see small pumpkin). So you may want to practice on a piece of paper before attacking your pumpkin, if you ever do this.
I was hoping to get some better photos, but with the cold rain that is lingering here, I think these will just have to do. And P.S. don't put these out where they will get rained on. It washes away the glitter and glue.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

So Simple Bow Band

Thin is in. So I made little {A} a simple thin gray headband. Easiest thing ever. I put a piece of black elastic in the back, for comfort and a better fit.
Wouldn't a velvet ribbon one be darling? Maybe that will be next...
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