Creating a spooktacular halloween with Hershey’s halloween candy

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Halloween is one of my favorite times of year and I love to celebrate it by creating fun treats with my kids. I always try to do fun things because when I was growing up, my mom would always make a huge deal out of Halloween and we loved it! I don’t know if it was the dressing up or the candy, but each year I would be just as excited for Halloween as I would for Christmas day to arrive.

Last week while shopping at Walmart, I broke down and decided to finally buy some Halloween candy. I try not to buy it too early in advance because it ends up getting eaten before Halloween night and then I have to go buy more… That’s what happened last year, so I did not want that happening again this year!

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Walmart had some great deals on a few packages and I chose the one with the monster and the ghost simply because they contained all of my favorite goodies AND were an incredible value that I could not say no!

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If you’re not going to give out the reeses peanut butter cups to trick or treaters, These tiny little cups make great witch brooms on a platter. All you need is some pretzel sticks – simply press one into the center of each and ta-da! instant platter of fun Halloween treats.

Spooky eyeballs with Hershey halloween candy #TrickOrSweet #AD

Spooky eyeballs with Hershey halloween candy #TrickOrSweet #AD

Its nice as a Halloween centerpiece, especially if you’re having a party. Also – pretzels and reeses peanut butter cups taste great together!!

My other favorite was the gummy eyeballs I bought in the baking section when I got these candies. I thought they would make fun ‘spooky’ food decorations on just about anything for Halloween and they worked out perfectly on top of the tiny Reeses cups.

Spooky eyeballs with Hershey halloween candy #TrickOrSweet #AD

Spooky eyeballs with Hershey halloween candy #TrickOrSweet #AD

So what’s your favorite part of Halloween? The baking? Crafting? Costumes? Candy? I’d love to know!

Are you going to make treat bags? If so here’s a printable bag tag I created just for you! Enjoy!!

Halloween Bag Tags Printable

Making Halloween Ghost Pops with Cottonelle Triple Roll Tissue from Target

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Ghost pops are the easiest craft in the world – it’s fun & simple, and you can have your kids help. This week, I began preparing some of these adorable halloween treats using dumdums, pipe cleaners, Cottonelle Triple Roll & some markers.

I started this craft by tearing off squares of the Cottonelle bath tissue that I purchased this week from Target because of the coupon I found for Cottonelle Triple Roll. Using two squares per dumdum, I carefully wrapped the pop without ripping the tissue. Since it was so soft and strong – this wasn’t an issue. Once I had it covered, I secured it with a small piece of pipe cleaner.

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All that I had left was to draw a face with the markers. Using JP’s crayola markers, I made two black dots for eyes and one red one for a mouth – and done! I went ahead and made a bunch of these to make grab bags for trick or treaters and also to pass out at JP’s school. Kiddos get such a kick out of things like this!

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…And that’s it! Pass these out for halloween, and you will have many excited little monsters! Be sure to shop at Target to get your 12 roll pack of Cottonelle Triple Roll and use this coupon to get a carton of tissues FREE with the purchase! Hurry, because supplies are limited!

 

Creating Studded and Glittered Pumpkins inspired by The Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club

I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with The Dollar Tree and The Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

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This week I decided to visit my local dollar tree in search of some halloween decorations, because I was so inspired by all the halloween crafts I saw within the pages of the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club. The Dollar Tree is such a great place for getting raw craft materials, I love picking up obscure items and finding a different purpose than what it was intended for.

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad I picked up a few things while I was there, like these carvable pumpkins and a package of thumbtacks for studs. I picked up a few other items, such as a package of permanent markers, glitter, school glue, glitter glue pens, white out & foam brushes.

My favorite thing to do when I get home from craft materials shopping is to lay it all out and look at what I got to work with – then I let the ideas swirl around, while I figure out what to do…

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

I decided to start with the permanent black markers, and color the entire pumpkin black, since I thought it would glide on smoothly. To my delight – it did! Once I had it all colored, I placed gold thumbtacks in each of the pumpkin’s crevices in a vertical line.

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

I like my black & gold studded pumpkin, but for my next one, I was wanting to do something a little more spooky… I wanted a white pumpkin! Since there’s no good white paint at The Dollar Tree, I decided to improvise and use liquid pen corrector (white out) as a white paint. Sounds kookie, but it worked perfectly!

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Once it was all painted with the white out and dried, I got out one of my red glitter pens, and made it a bleeding pumpkin!

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I was having so much fun with the glitter and glue, I didn’t want to stop! I got out my white school glue and foam brush to lay down some glue for the glitter to rest on.

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

These were the easiest crafts ever! It’s a perfect one to share with your kids, cause I’ve never met a kid who didn’t like glitter and glue.

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

Glittered and Studded Pumpkins - a Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft #ValueSeekersClub #ad

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