Halloween Decorations :: Cameo Pumpkins

These cameo pumpkins are an easy and elegant way to decorate your home for Halloween. They take minutes to put together but will give your home a sophisticated spooky look that will last throughout the season.

Decorate your Halloween Pumpkins with Cameos

 

I have adored and collected cameo jewelry whilst antiquing for years now. I am so drawn to the creamy white silhouettes framed in smooth black backgrounds. Each cameo seems to have its very own story and I just can’t help myself when I come across one that speaks to me. My husband always smiles and laughs and asks me what I’ll do with yet another cameo and now I have an answer! I’ll make cameo pumpkins with them!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

I used white pumpkins so that the cameos would stand out but you easily paint orange pumpkins white.

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

I hung my pendant cameos with a straight pin and the brooches and earrings just pushed right in on their own.

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

 

If you don’t happen to have a cameo collection then you need to get started! Just kidding.

No, seriously, if you don’t have any cameos you can actually find some in craft stores that are inexpensive and easy to get! I actually found this one below at Hobby Lobby!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

Cameo pumpkins will be my new easy and elegant decorating go to! I hope that they’ll be the same for you!

Halloween Decorations Cameo Pumpkins

In case you may have missed some other fun Halloween decorating ideas, check these out…

Happy decorating!

Wenderly

 

 

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Halloween Drinks For Kids :: Kiddie Cocktail Bar

You wouldn’t believe how easy and fun it is to put together a kiddie cocktail bar for Halloween. Enchant the children with Halloween drinks served in glass science beakers, that actually foam & froth as they create their very own spooky concoction.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

Kiddie Cocktails have always held a sweet spot in my heart. It all started with my beloved grandmother, who would make sleepovers at her house a festive and fabulous occasion. As my sister and I would lounge in a bubble bath with bubbles so high they practically touched the sky, my grandmother would prepare special snacks and kiddie cocktails in fancy-fish etched glasses downstairs. As we sashayed down the stairs all squeaky clean in our pink nightgowns for an evening of Lawrence Welk, she would serve us our semi-adult refreshments and as we sipped happily our evening would begin. Those were the days.

However… these Halloween drinks that are inspired by the cherry-juice-mixed-with-lemon-lime-soda kiddie cocktail, are so much more fun and fabulous! (Sorry grandmother!)

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

It all begins with some packets of Kool-Aid®.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

That are added to some lemon-lime soda.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

Causing instant color not to mention a bubbling and foaming reaction that no doubt would make Dr. Jeckyl grin mischievously from ear to ear. A quick swirl of a straw makes the bubbles even more intense.

These Halloween drinks are positively concoction like!

Talk about a squeal inducing experience! Even my 2 teenage daughters found glee in the Halloween drink making.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

I added some sugar to the Kool-Aid packets when setting up my kiddie cocktail bar to make the flavor a bit less intense. Interestingly enough, the Kool-Aid powder doesn’t have much color until it mixes with the liquid, adding yet another surprising delight to its drinkers.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

I’ve found that the little Halloween drink makers enjoy experimenting with more than one of the flavors and colors. As they should. That’s the whole point right? The color/flavor combination possibilities are endless!

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

A bowl full of gummy worms is a must for this spooky Halloween kiddie cocktail bar.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail BarSupplies for setting up a kiddie cocktail bar :

  • 0.14 ounce packets of Kool-Aid (variety of flavors)
  • sugar
  • lemon-lime soda
  • black and white striped straws (or any fun Halloween color)
  • gummy worms
  • science beakers

You can find some darling glass beakers here if you don’t already have some.

Halloween Drinks For Kids Kiddie Cocktail Bar

On a side note, you can always make these adult version by adding a jigger of vodka or gin. Or here’s another adult idea, click for the Monster Melon Martini Recipe.

And there you go. Science meets Halloween in a totally delightfully delicious experience, with an experiment-like adventure.

Happy concoction making!

Wenderly

 

Halloween Drinks For Kids :: Kiddie Cocktail Bar
 
Why not put together a kiddie cocktail bar this year for Halloween? Enchant the children with Halloween drinks served in science beakers, that actually foam & froth as they create their very own kiddie cocktail creation.
Author:
Recipe type: Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 - 0.14 ounce Kool-Aid® package
  • ¾ cup lemon-lime soda (or 6 ounces or 175 ml if using a beaker)
  • ¼ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix the sugar and Kool-Aid together until incorporated.
  2. Pour the lemon-lime soda into a glass (or beaker).
  3. Slowly add ¼ teaspoon into the soda, stir slowly to increase the foaming affect.
  4. Add straw, sip and enjoy!
  5. *Note* If serving at a grown-up gathering add a jigger of vodka or gin.

 

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Melon Monster Martini Recipe

You’ll dazzle your guests this Halloween with this gorgeous, almost glowing, Melon Monster Martini Recipe! The taste is as vibrant as the glorious color!

Melon Monster Martini Recipe

I’m usually a wine girl but I have to admit that this martini recipe knocked my socks off! A few weeks ago my husband and I were on a kitchen cleaning spree and came upon a bottle of melon liquor. To be honest, I have no idea where it came from or why we had it but it was such a gorgeous green color That I couldn’t stop talking about it! That weekend my sweet Yanni decided to work his cocktail magic and came up with this delicious martini recipe.

It has the perfect tart-to-sweet ratio and just a hint of effervescence from the sierra mist.

And the color! Can you believe the color?

Melon Monster Martini Recipe

A gummy eye ball (that I found at my beloved Target) was the perfect embellishment to top off this gem of a cocktail.

Melon Monster Martini Recipe

Give this Melon Monster Martini recipe a whirl this weekend!

Cheers!

Wenderly

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Melon Monster Martini Recipe
 
You'll dazzle your guests this Halloween with this gorgeous, almost glowing, Melon Monster Martini Recipe! The taste is as vibrant as the glorious color!
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces melon liquor
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • 1½ ounces homemade lemonade (I used juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of sugar)
  • 1½ ounces sierra mist
  • Garnish:
  • 1 gummy eyeball
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until mixed.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Add gummy eyeball on toothpick.
  4. Cheers!

 

 

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