Halloween Happenings

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Hey, Dolls!

Happy (Belated) Halloween and Happy November! Where did October go?! The older I get the faster the time is going and sometimes it freaks me out a little! Gah! Anyways…

Riley and I had so much fun in October! We decorated pumpkins, made pumpkin bread, chili, cornbread, rice krispy ghosticles and filled his playroom with paper pumpkins/scarecrows/spiders/ghosts etc. If you could make it out of paper and glitter we probably tried it. We already started brainstorming what we want to make to decorate for Thanksgiving, so stay tuned!

I don’t know about you guys but I’m pretty sure 3 is the best age for Halloween. Riley is totally into with two different costumes head to toe and he’s not embarrassed to wear them out to lunch and errands, #score. It’s so cute!

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IMG_8736He’s decided that he is more into the Captain America costume than the Hulk and it’s been worn to spanish, pre-school and trick-or-treating, plus around town getting lunch and our ingredients to make treats for the Halloween party at pre-school.

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Keep your friends close and your superheros closer πŸ™‚

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We love the small carts at the grocery store because Riley gets to carry all the ingredients and he loves to be the biggest helper. #winwin

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Riley was a little confused that we couldn’t buy ghosts at the store and had to make them ourselves but he was excited to try a new treat haha.

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I found this idea on Pinterest so I can’t take credit for the idea. Though I will take credit for dipping rice Krispies and giving them faces while holding a toddler on one hip haha. They’re pretty simple aside from that.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups rice Krispy cereal
  • 6 cups small marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4-6 blocks almond bark
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Cake pop or candy apple sticks
  • Plastic bags (we ran out of time or they would have been more festive)

Instructions:

  • Make rice Krispies as usual and spread into a 13 x 9 pan to cool for a few minutes
  • Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut into small rectangles- a ghost shape was the plan but I left it at my condo womp
  • Once cut insert the sticks into the center so they become ghosticles- make sure they are stable for dipping
  • Let them completely cool on the sticks
  • Melt the almond bark and dip the ghosticles in a couple inches-enough to cover the head of the ghosts
  • Let them cool and then add eyes and a mouth-if they don’t cool the face melts as pictured in the first couple ha
  • Once they are completely cool put them in a individual bag or on a tray to serve

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Va la- Rice Krispy Ghosticles

The second best part of Halloween is dressing up your dogs! My Roosiecorn was so cute and got rave reviews everywhere we went. The barristas at Starbucks clapped for her and said she would win a costume contest. #proudmama #iagree

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Bet you didn’t know Unicorns like selfies, driving and snuggling! Haha now you know πŸ˜‰ too funny. Love my girl!

The hubs and I decided to be Kourtney and Scott for Halloween. My sweet hubby went along with the idea and secretly liked referring to himself as a lord and acting a little crazy at the party. He won’t admit it but he did!

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I think we looked the part. πŸ˜‰ Our goal was to not buy anything for our costumes but ended up spending $20. Not too bad though. That’s the best part of being real people for Halloween, you can shop in your own closets and va la. You’ve got a new identity for the night.

I hope everyone had fun, safe and delicious Halloween fun! Halloween tip for parents and nannys- Costco gets there costumes in in July and have lots of options and prices. Plan ahead and you’ll save yourself time and money.

Stay tuned for my favorite finds for the weekend and don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Madelyn

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