Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Getting Ready for Halloween


Okay, I'm not quite ready yet for Halloween.

I did remember to put on my skeleton earrings this morning, but that is all I have managed to get done so far.

This evening, we are having our family's annual Halloween celebration at our house for the first time.

Usually, we have it at Double S Farms, where my mother, sister and her family live.  But this year, we all decided to have it at our house because our neighborhood has better trick-or-treating :-)

Last night, I made homemade marshmallows for the first time.  I used the recipe from the 'Barefoot Contessa' that I found on the Food Network online.

I'll stick lollipop sticks into the marshmallows and then dip them in chocolate and then in orange candy melts.

I also made the tops for my 'Melted Witch' cupcakes.  I used green candy melts, Oreo cookies, Hersey Kisses, pretzels and yellow Starburst candy. I can't wait to show you how they turned out.

Of course, we will also have homemade chili from my mother, chips and homemade salsa (I used the Pioneer Woman's Restaurant Salsa recipe - it's delicious).

My two youngest kids are getting ready to dressing up tonight.  Kai will be the 'Brawny' paper towel guy.  All we needed to buy was a red flannel shirt, workman boots and a package of paper towels.

Gracie will be a butterfly princess and she is very excited to have me curl her hair and put make-up on her.

Well, I had better get going.  I still need to bake cupcakes, make salsa, pick up the house....

I hope you all have a fun and happy Halloween!

I'll share photos of our celebration with you soon.

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