September 18, 2023

Spooky & Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas {Giveaway}

My favorite season is fast approaching: fall!  The chilly nights, crackly leaves and pumpkins on and in everything (can you say pumpkin smoothie?) all make happy, despite the fading of the year into another loooong winter.

While I've yet to pull out the Halloween decorations (I usually wait until October), the anticipation is heightened whenever I go shopping and see the autumn themed foods and decor.

My eagerness for Halloween decorating and entertaining was peaked when Country Living's new book, Spooky and Bright: 101 Halloween Ideas arrived in the mail.
It's a small book (literally) filled with lots of ideas (101, to be exact) for creating a spooky home or baking unique and tasty Halloween treats.
I foresee it being useful this time of year, when I want to find something unusual to add to my typical Halloween decor, or for when I decide to invite over some last minute guests of the kid variety.  Wouldn't these dark candy apples blow your guests' minds?
The book is spiral bound, meaning that you can lay it flat while following a recipe.

And while some of the ideas are a little more elaborate, there are plenty of simple activities to try out.  The one below reminds me of my spooky family portrait from last year.
Whatever your style, be it minimalist, full-blown cobwebs and bats hanging from the ceiling or somewhere in between, there's certain to be some sort of inspiration in this book.  Because it's from Country Living, the projects inside are sophisticated yet approachable even by those who say they lack any crafting skills.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Spooky & Bright!  Please enter via Rafflecopter below.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


  1. I have a haunted house village that my daughter made out of an old Christmas village we had and she repainted all the house black and grey and dark and I love putting that up in Oct.

  2. My favorite thing is to make a cake graveyard with my kids!

  3. Keith loves Halloween...maybe this would help me get on board with decorating as well!

  4. This looks like a good resource! Halloween is our favorite. I am a big fan of decorating with plastic spiders...

  5. From halloween to Thanksgiving I am making all sorts of recipes with pumpkin. My family especially likes the pumpkin banana bread.

  6. def our hand carved pumnpkin- the memories we get from it every year are priceless

  7. I like to make Blair Witch stick figures out of tree branches. Thanks.

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  9. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and to celebrate I like to make pumpkin bread and bug shaped treats.

  10. I like to make caramel apples.

  11. My favorite Halloween treat is caramel apples.

  12. My favorite craft to make is foam pumpkins. They are easy and fun!

  13. I have a hundred year old, pumpkin cookie recipe I like to make.


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