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Boo-tiful Bash: Caravan Classes Artist Halloween Party

Happy Halloween!   I hope you are enjoying a spooky sweet day that’s filled with terrifyingly tasty treats and creative fun!  My favorite way to celebrate any holiday is with good friends, family, and crafts, so when I heard Caravan Classes was having an Artist Halloween Party, I made plans to attend this fun event with my mom.  Caravan Classes is an amazing local business that offers art classes, parties, events and custom art projects for both kids and adults.  They have a studio by the Noblesville, Indiana courthouse square and also a vintage camper which serves as a…

Get Ghosted by this Classic Halloween Candy Craft

My mom has been making ghost suckers for Halloween since I was a little girl in the 1970s. She hands them out to trick-or-treaters in little goody bags with other fun candy and trinkets. These spooky-cute lollipops are a quick and frugal craft. You can fill a haunted house with them in no time at all! Use them for: Halloween party favors Candy for trick-or-treaters Halloween treats for kids, classrooms, neighbors Boo bags   Supplies: Round lollipops (Tootsie Roll pops work best) Flat (rectangular) box of Kleenex Black rug yarn Black cardstock Craft glue Standard…

Squarecrows: Danville Celebrates Their 10th Annual Scarecrow Festival on the Courthouse Square

Just 20 miles west of downtown Indianapolis, the small town of Danville, Indiana puts on a festive fall display of scarecrows each year from October 1-31. This year is their 10th annual display of creative scarecrows designed by local businesses and civic groups.  My mom and I strolled around the square on a lovely warm Friday evening just before sunset.  We’d stopped there on our way home from the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.  I’ll be blogging about our trip to the Covered Bridge Festival this week. Thirty-one scarecrows are displayed on all four…

Halloween Magic:  A Bewitching Pumpkin Fairy Garden (Green Thumb Not Required!)

Artificial fairy gardens can be just as fun as fairy gardens made with real plants and flowers.  They’re a fun accent for your home all year round.  And during the colder months, you’re limited to indoor fairy gardens or artificial gardens anyway (fauxry gardens?), so that’s the perfect time to try one.  In past years, I’ve enjoyed making fairy gardens for Christmas and Valentine’s Day using artificial snow.   This is my first year bringing my Halloween fairy garden indoors.  The last couple of years, I’ve had one outside. As long as they’re…