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!
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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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Halloween Decorations :: Centerpiece

Halloween Decorations don’t have to be expensive or fussy. White pumpkins and black ribbon bats make a perfect simple yet elegant Halloween table centerpiece.

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

Black and white seems to be a favorite theme of mine as far as Halloween decorations are concerned. A few years back I shared a black and white table with carved polka dotted  pumpkins that glowed eerily over a black web tablecloth. This year I went with more of a whimsical feel with black ribbon bats that happily hover over mini white pumpkins. I love to create a seasonal centerpiece each month for my table so that it can be enjoyed it all month long. Dinners seem easier and it motivates me to usher my family into the living room to sit down for a meal shared around the table rather than squeezing around the island for a quick meal.

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

These black ribbon bats seem to be flying throughout my entire home this Halloween! I fell in love with them as I hung them in my foyer from a branch  to greet all of our guests and now I can’t stop making them.

Guess I’ve gone batty! Ha.

They’re just so simple and sweet that I can’t resist them. The centerpiece bats were made with black ribbon folded in half, cut along the bottom with a few curved cuts and then twisted tightly in the center with a black floral wire (that I found at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store).

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

Then I just pushed the wire into the mini white pumpkin. How easy is that?

Halloween Decorations Centerpiece

The rest of the centerpiece consisted of a gathering of multi-sized mini white pumpkins (from Trader Joe’s) an antique silver tray and cake plate stand with a few silver votive candles tucked about.

Supplies for Halloween Decorations for your centerpiece :

  • different sizes of white mini pumpkins (real or artificial)
  • 3 inch black ribbon
  • black floral wire
  • silver tray
  • silver cake plate stand
  • silver votive candles

Our crisp Autumn days will be ending with warm savory meals shared around a festive centerpiece during the month of October. Yours can too with these easy Halloween decorations!

Wishing you many meals shared around a beautiful centerpiece!

Wenderly

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Halloween Decorations :: The Foyer

Greet all of you Autumn guests with some festive Halloween decorations in your foyer. Nothing sets the tone of your home like that first warm inviting step.

Halloween DecorationsThe Foyer

Halloween decorations have always been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl. I can still vividly remember those first crisp autumn days when my mom would pull out all of the folding paper pumpkins (the kind that opened up into a little orb of tissue honeycomb), do you remember those? I would help her fan them open and tuck back the little silver clip that held the pumpkin shape in place. Oh how I loved traipsing around behind her as she placed them about the house. My love of decorating with pumpkins must have started there, with those sweet little folding tissue pumpkins. But as the years have passed, I have traded my paper pumpkins in for real ones and I always smile and think of my mom as I place them about my house.

This year as I placed my  beloved cinderella pumpkin in my foyer I decided to add a few other embellishments to make my Halloween scene complete.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

I just leaned a simple tree branch (that I found in my yard) against the wall and wove some store bought spider webbing through the branches.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

Tucked in a few plastic spiders and hung up a couple of black ribbon bats.

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The black ribbon bats are cinch to make! Just cut a piece of ribbon, tie a clear piece of craft string tightly around the center into a knot. Fold the ribbon in half and cut a few notches along the bottom edge of the ribbon to shape the wings.

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

Voila!  You’ve got a bat!

Invite guests into your home with a festive foyer this Halloween!

Halloween Decorations The Foyer

It’s a s easy as can be!

Supplies for Halloween Decorations in your foyer :

  • pumpkin (real or artifical)
  • tree branch
  • store bought spider web and plastic spiders
  • 3 inch wide black ribbon
  • clear craft string

 

Happy Decorating!

Wenderly

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