Say "sayonara" to the Monster Mash. The playlist for your costumed fete doesn't have to be campy to capture the spooky spirit of Halloween. Here are 16 carefully curated tracks from indie rock and alternative artists (with a few vintage
Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? How about peanut butter and chocolate and banana? If (somehow) you manage to have any peanut butter candy left over from halloween, I highly suggest trying these out: Frozen bananas, coated in chocolate
Is it wrong that I'm nearly ready to break the Christmas tree out of hiding? I've never been the kind of girl that waits around until Thanksgiving to get started on the holiday season. As soon as Halloween's come and
Can you believe it's November already? While I'm still trying to figure out how 10 months flashed by since the last holiday season, I know I need to be getting ready for three things: Thanksgiving, Christmas and at least two
Yet another tutorial from The Nightmare Before Christmas Dessert Bar coming your way! This time, we're making cupcakes to honor the unofficial mascot of Halloween-at-Christmas celebrations, Jack Skellington. He's the wiley, undead skelleton at the heart of the movie. And he has a big, round head that's perfect for us to re-create in fondant medallion cupcake toppers. What do you need? Some white fondant (you could make it, or just buy it like I did), a circle cookie cutter (about the size of a cupcake) and a black edible ink pen.
Here it is, the first tutorial from our The Nightmare Before Christmas Dessert Bar! Remember Oogie Boogie? The busting-at-the-seams bad guy from The Nightmare Before Christmas who kidnaps Santa? He looks like a cross between a burlap sack and a voodoo doll. His character is always busting his stitches and dripping out the bugs and worms inside. So I figured Oogie Boogie was a natural fit for serving up a plate of gummy worms and sour cherry gummies. It's easy, just grab a brown paper bag from the grocery store (it's best if at least one side is blank and not printed), some thick black or brown yarn, scissors, a paper hole punch and a safety pin. First, cut the brown bag in half, keeping the bottom half of the bag.