I’m literally counting down the days to Halloween. I’m super, super stoked about getting to hand candy out this year and seeing all of the little kids in costumes coming up to the door. It’s going to be so much fun!
Halloween seems to be huge here. There are tons of Halloween shops and the costume areas at regular stores seem to be pretty jam packed. My sister thinks that I should spend about $100 in candy for as big as it is here but I only bought $30. Rob and I decided we can switch that little light off and hope that we were able to give to most of the kids.
Just you watch… we’ll have a whole bucket left and we’ll be able to watch our booties widen by the second that darn candy is in the house :)
Over at Mom Spark I was tasked with making some apothecary jars this week and I found that I was incredibly down for the challenge. I was quite stoked actually. I set pen to paper and tried to think of all of the things in the produce section I could use to make creepy stuff. In the end I went with eyeballs (but my grapes that didn’t make it home gosh dangit!), pickled brains and vampire’s blood.
Now this may seem totally ridiculous but I worried about the appearance of my blood. I wanted it to be SUPER red so there was no mistaking that this is highly fake. BUT at the same time I wanted the consistency to be right. One time I went to this Halloween party at school and they gave us “blood” as our beverage. I was seriously upset with the fruit punch they gave us because it was thin and see through. Having had nosebleeds every other night when I was a kid I was very well informed on blood. So when I made my own blood, knowing that kiddos are going to be seeing it, I wanted it to be a bit more realistic. Well, in that consistency. I didn’t want it to be see through and runny. Nobody’s going to be tasting this version, though. Or at least they shouldn’t be trying this!
But I’ve gotten way too chatty… head on over to Mom Spark to get the free printables and get the down low on how I made filled these creep-tastic little liquid filled terrors!