October 22, 2019
Whether your Halloween plans include hosting a big bash or making the most delightfully scary treats on the block, these suggestions for decorating, crafts, and ghoulish goodies are sure to be a big hit with your friends and family!
Are you tired of pumpkin-colored everything? For a twist on the colors of the season, try filling your porch with a muted rainbow patch of pumpkins! This aesthetically-pleasing decor will please the inner designer in you, while also giving the kids an easy craft project!
The website, The House That Lars Built, offers a great palette of color suggestions, and the directions couldn’t be simpler: bring home a bunch of pumpkins in assorted sizes, choose a selection of house and acrylic paints in a rainbow of colors, tape off the stems, paint each pumpkin a different color, and then arrange on your porch in rainbow order. The more pumpkins, the better!
Silly Ghost Balloons
Perfect for a kids’ Halloween party or just kinder, gentler decorations for the youngest trick-or-treaters, these sweet and funny floating ghosts have happy cartoon faces that will make everyone smile.
All you need are some white helium balloons on strings, white tissue paper, a black marker, double-stick tape, and some optional tissue paper in accent colors (such as pink for a tongue). Check out Studio DIY for step-by-step directions—or improvise your own silly faces!
Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Nail Polish
Sure, there are bottles of glow in the dark nail polish you can buy at the store, but they tend to be neon-colored or Halloween-themed. How fun would it be to wear your regular color of polish on your nails that glows when the lights are off?
For this simple DIY project, all you’ll need is your normal nail polish and a bottle of neutral Glo-Paint or Glow-Away to paint on top of your dry polished nails. Mod Podge Rocks offers the complete tutorial—don’t forget to prime your nails under bright lights so they’ll glow when the lights are off!
Whether you want to bring treats for your kids’ Halloween parties that are sure to elicit shrieks or are planning the most perfectly ghoulish table for your own Halloween party, you can’t miss with Dracula Dentures from Delish, featuring rows of miniature marshmallow “teeth” in red icing, sandwiched between a pair of chocolate-chip-cookie “gums.” Strategically placed almond slivers make the perfect fangs!
Not quite as scary are chocolate-dipped Oreo-on-a-stick Spiders, easy enough for kids to help make! Chelsea’s Messy Apron offers a video tutorial, but basically all you need are Oreos, melted chocolate chips, lollipop sticks, black licorice laces for legs, and candy eyes.
Cut through all the sugar with a brilliant way to get the kids to eat their veggies—this adorable Vegetable Skeleton from Good Housekeeping. A small glass bowl filled with ranch dressing is the head, with black olives for eyes, a leaf of lettuce for the hair, and the “bones” of the skeleton’s body: carefully-arranged carrot sticks, red pepper slices, celery sticks, and cucumber rounds!
Have a Happy Halloween at Southshore!
With a family-friendly community environment, Southshore is the perfect place for the kids to trick-or-treat and for you to plan a Halloween bash! See how fun Life at the Lake can be with beautiful new homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes, and Toll Brothers, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.