Carving pumpkins is a long-standing Halloween tradition we love. However, if you're short on time or want to decorate your pumpkin a
little differently this year, we've put together some great ideas to inspire
you on our Pumpkin
Decorating board on Pinterest. See below for our favorites.
Pop-Gram offers creatively pre-packaged or custom treats perfect for party favors and gift bags, and they'll deliver anywhere in the country.
If you’re in the LA area, you can even book Pop-Gram's new six-foot popcorn cart for on-site popping at your next event. Whether you're looking for a favor for a backyard birthday party or a midnight snack for a black-tie affair, Pop-Gram will work with you to offer customized, fun options that suit your budget. Angelenos can also look for Pop-Gram at local farmers' markets.
Add some festive decor to your Halloween party with
our DIY bat and ghost garlands! You can
make each in three super easy steps.
minutes (including drying time)
bats & 7 ghosts
14 foam craft balls
28 googly eyes
2 pieces of black construction paper
1 piece of white tissue paper
Black spray paint
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Spray-paint foam balls and let dry for 15 minutes. Tip: We stuck wood skewers into our foam
balls so we could turn them as we painted to enable full coverage. While paint is drying, draw and cut out
Step 2: Fold in the end of a wing ¼", apply hot glue to the outer
fold, and affix to ball. Glue on googly
Step 1: Cut a 5"x5" piece of white tissue paper.
Step 2: Push thumbtack into center of tissue paper and affix to
Step 3: Fold tissue paper down, then glue on googly eyes.
To string the garland, push a thumbtack halfway into each foam ball,
wrap twine around it, push down the thumbtack, and continue until done.
Hang these garlands as decor for your Halloween party. Or invite friends and family over with one of our Halloween Evite invitations to make creepy crafts and garlands to decorate your home for the holiday!
Gather friends and family for a pre-trick-or-treat party and send them off with a Halloween party favor you can make yourself! Check out Evite's video tutorial with our in-house party stylist, Jessica
Bailey, demonstrating how to make an easy candy corn piñata out of party hats, streamers, and our free Trick-or-Treat printable.
Decor trick: Skip the tissue paper top of your piñata, punch a
hole on either side of the opening of your party hat, string twine through the holes, and hang your
piñatas from the ceiling with painter's tape.
Instruct guests to pull the “Trick or Treat” tags to burst
open their piñatas and find out what’s inside!
We wish you a very happy Halloween filled with tricks and
Hosting a kids' Halloween party this year? Check out this
fun bowling game we put together to entertain your guests. Even better, your
kids can help you decorate the "pins" with cute monster and jack-o'-lantern
Preheat oven to
350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease
one 9- or 10-inch Bundt pan.
Mix white sugar
and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut
biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8
biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom
of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and
placed in pan. If using nuts and/or raisins,
arrange them among the biscuit pieces as you go along, pushing some into the dough.
In a small
saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.
Bake for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut!
The bread just pulls apart.
Yes, it's time to start thinking about Halloween, and the more time you give yourself to figure out costumes, the more awesome those costumes can be. DIY (do-it-yourself) is a big trend in kids' costumes this year, so we did a little research and found our top 10 favorites. Get inspired by our list below!
Don't let all your hard work go unseen! Gather a group on Halloween night and host a mini costume
contest before going door-to-door. There's safety in numbers, and our "Trick-or-Treaters" Evite invitation will help you pull people together quickly and easily.
Some occasions just call for a particular level of formality, and Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year -- falls into that category that won't let you get away with paper and plastic. The first of the High Holy Days begins at sundown today, so we rounded up a tasteful collection of our favorite Judaica with which to celebrate the rituals over the next two days -- beautifully. From chic candlesticks to a laser-cut tray for serving traditional apples and honey, these picks reflect timeless design and provide awesome inspiration for the Jewish holidays.
Clockwise from left: Tri-corner candlesticks by Nambé; "Blooming Apple" tray by Melanie Dankowicz; "Shabbat" kiddush cup by Nambé; "Spring" challah board by Melanie Dankowicz; all available at Gallery Judaica.
It's that time of year again: Local sports leagues are
starting their seasons! To fuel
your budding athlete(s) -- not to mention the spectators cheering them on -- we put together a few half-time snacks as well as
First, whether you're the one playing or watching, stay hydrated. For the players, go with healthy fruit
snacks, such as bananas, apples, or seedless tangerines. Or try little veggie cups with ranch-flavored Greek yogurt -- just sprinkle in a little dried parsley, chives, and dill -- in the bottom of a plastic cup for dipping.
If you're watching, make sure you have some peanuts, trail mix, or other munchies on hand.
They'll hold you over until the game ends and you can celebrate your
victory with a family dinner.
And finally, when the game is over, let kids have a little
For the latest installment of our Evite Eats series, our in-house party stylist, Jessica Bailey, put together one of her
favorite appetizers for a casual get-together: a cheese plate starring her Aunt Mae's rosemary cashews.
1 lb. unsalted cashews
2 tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover
a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spread cashews out on the foil. Toast in the oven until warm, about 5
minutes. In a large bowl, combine
rosemary, cayenne, salt, sugar, and butter. Toss the cashews with the spiced butter and serve warm.
Now for the always-a-crowd-pleaser cheese plate: Jessica included a hard cheese (manchego), a
soft cheese (goat cheese), and a blue cheese so there's something for everyone. Her
crackers of choice are La Panzanella's Rosemary Croccantinis, though any rosemary or plain cracker will work. Offer the rosemary cashews and fruit to munch on; grapes are the classic choice, but Jessica couldn't resist adding the figs, since they're rarely in season. Her crowning touch? Truffle honey for guests to drizzle on
their cheese and crackers.
the cheese from the refrigerator an hour before serving, since cold mutes the flavor. Serve with napkins or
small plates, and put out a different knife for each cheese.
Finally, Jessica's tips for
pairing drinks with your cheese plate: You can't go wrong with Sauvignon Blanc. If you'd rather serve beer, choose something light, such as Blue Moon, Hangar 24, or Allagash, to match the mostly mild cheeses. Want to switch up the cheese and serve something sharper (aged cheddar tasting, anyone)? A beer such as Guinness pairs beautifully.
Got your own can't-miss cheese plate tips? Post them in the comments below.