The last couple of weeks have been a busy time for our family, gearing up for our Halloween party that we had yesterday. I've been getting lots of books at the library on crafty Halloween activities - I thought I'd share a few!
Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas from the Editors of Country Living (the national magazine, not the regional one that is near and dear to me):
So many cute ideas here! I especially love the "finger" pen, mouse in a maze cake and the pumpkins.....all of their pumpkin ideas are great (but I especially love the fireplace pumpkins - genius!).
A Ghastly-Good Halloween: 201 Spooktacular Recipes, Crafts & Decorating Ideas by Gooseberry Patch:
I've heard of Gooseberry Patch before, but I didn't realize they are located in Central Ohio! I was so excited to discover that!
There are so many great ideas in this neat book. The one thing that made a big impression on me was all the recipes, and the beautiful food photography. Perfect lighting, delicious-looking recipes - the majority of the book seems to be dedicated to food. But that's ok, because it's all goodies you will want to make (especially the s'mores brownies...oh my goodness!). I also love the candy corn pumpkins (there are also lots of other great pumpkin ideas here, too). There's also a really cute owl costume for kids that looks suspiciously like my very own fabu-owl (which I promise to show pics soon). Finally, there's a table with bones for legs that is just too cute!
Finally, I just had to use some of Martha's great ideas for our party - this book of hers was very useful. We did the big-candy-favors and the bat-on-moon treat bags - pics coming soon!
Have you done any fun crafts to celebrate Halloween?