Halloween is only 8 days away so if you like to celebrate this holiday, I have some fun ideas and links for you. I decided to post them now instead of waiting closer to Halloween in order to give you plenty of time to make your own plans and gather supplies as needed.
Scrapbook Lady Says...
- Get your cameras ready - charge up the batteries and make sure you have plenty of memory card space.
- Make a list of pictures you would like to get to capture the memories of this season. Find great tips from Photojojo.
- Practice your Halloween photography with great tips from Scrapbooks Etc.
- Take seasonal pictures and load them on a digital frame or print them out for framing or to put on a bulletin board. I also like to make digital collages with them.
- Plan your costumes and think about photo-ops to go with them. If your son is dressing up as a scarecrow, it would be cute to take his picture in a cornfield!
- If you make craft projects, fun holiday foods, or decorate your home for Halloween, remember to take pictures and document the details.
- Blog or journal about what you do during this time of year. What foods do you serve? Where do you go? Any traditions to share? Do you like or dislike Halloween. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself. I love all the fun, but it is a hard holiday for my son. He has never liked scary decorations and he didn't enjoy the whole dress up and trick-or-treat thing even when he was little. My daughter, on the other hand, loves any excuse to decorate and party it up. I try to keep her happy without disrupting my son's life too much.
- Create scrapbook pages about Halloween and/or other fall activities. (Spring if you live down under)
- Put together an album about all of your years of Halloween fun. I love the one that Cathy Zielske did and she even offers a free template to get you started. I just started mine and I can't wait to add more pages! I'm thinking this would be a great Shutterfly album.
template by Cathy Zielske (freebie from her blog - link above) font is Arial
Riley saw this silly wig in a costume store and knew exactly what she wanted to be. She had long been fascinated by the idea of the groovy 70’s and she was looking for any excuse she could find to wear that shiny necklace.
We decided to head to IKEA on Halloween morning since she was off-track from school. She was so excited about the reaction from all the employees and shoppers. Her head got “hot and itchy” from the wig though and soon she was just a girl in some fancy clothes shopping with her Mom and brother. She vowed to never wear a wig again. She kept her word until October of 2008.
Martha, Martha, Martha!
It is no secret that I'm inspired by Martha Stewart and her team of creative geniuses. So many ideas and so little time! It seems like this year I have seen even more Martha-related Halloween ideas than usual and I've been bookmarking them like crazy. Here are some great projects that I have tried and many that I still want to do (even if I have to wait until next year).
- Rest in Peas and Mashed Boo-tatoes would dress up a fun Halloween dinner party
- Invisible Lollipops, Brain Cupcakes, and Monster Lollipops are unique and spooky treats
- Love the candy jar ideas, but I can't stand black candy. Fun with other Halloween treats also. These jars are pretty in orange.
- These little yarn pumpkins are just adorable. I've seen them done as apples also.
- Every year my daughter wants to do the talking pumpkin trick. I never feel like going out to buy a baby monitor just for this purpose though.
- Cute witches broom favors and a candy topiary tree are clever ways to offer treats
- A Halloween quiz is a fun party activity
- Silhouette Candle Creatures would set a spooky mood
Bakerella Bakes Up Halloween!
- Trixed out spider web cupcakes
- Spooky Sweets cake pops
- Halloween cupcakes
- Snickerdoodle duo cupcakes (cookies + cupcakes? I'm in!)
- Pumpkin Pie bites - great if you like pumpkin pie (which I don't)
Shabby Princess Halloween Fun!
I always love working with Shabby Princess digital goodies and no one in digi-land does party packs like she does. Her confection collections are some of my very favorite products and I had so much fun decorating cupcakes and candy bars with her Trick or Treat pack.
Of course I love all the creative ways this collection can be used. Check out this amazing preview full of ideas!
Fun and FREE stuff that you're going to love!
- Free Printable Disney Haunted Mansion game
- Halloween Mad Libs printables
- Free Scare Mail printable invitations
- TONS of free printables from Family Fun - one of my favorite sites!
- Canon Printer Halloween printables via How About Orange
- Halloween label from The Graphics Fairy
- Free Halloween drink labels to print
- Pumpkin carving templates on Woman's Day site
- Boo-ing door hanger printable from Skip to My Lou
- Make adorable candy bar covers from Skip to my Lou and decorate your cupcakes. The digi version of the cupcake project is on the Daily Digi today.