I have a horrible confession: for someone who loves all things creative, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween.
I KNOW. I’m supposed to be, right? All the creative possibilities for dress-up and make-up, and decorations. And the candy. As a foodie, I’m supposed to love the candy too, right?
Oh, believe me, I’ve tried, but…I just don’t. Well, okay, I get into the decorations a little bit, but the rest? Just not my thing. I’m not a fan of pre-packaged candy (hellooo….why eat a sub-par candy bar when you can make a delicious batch of brownies or even better, those brownies topped with Caramel Salted Chocolate?? And don’t get me started on all of the waste involved with individual packaging…).
However, I’m not a total Halloween Scrooge. I do have two kids who enjoy Halloween, so for them, I try to do my Mom Best to get with the “Halloween is FUN!” program.
We always do the basics: pumpkins, costumes, trick-or-treating. This year my husband and son carved theirs while my daughter and I decorated our pumpkins with paint and glitter. Can you tell whose is whose?
We put up some decorations outside, including our super easy, sparkly DIY Glitter Letters (click the link for the easy DIY tutorial!).
It looks all warm and happy during day, and it doesn’t really look spooky at night, but thanks to Photoshop I can make it so! ;)
And I always love trick-or-treating with the kids and helping out with their class parties. All of those cute little faces hopping around in their adorable costumes. Class parties are the best!
Did you see the Halloween Bingo Cards I re-designed for this year? We’re using them in my daughter’s first grade class, and we’ve used them in my son’s previous classes. You can download them for FREE! Be sure to read the original Halloween Bingo Card Printable post for the download link.
If you are still in need of some Halloween printables, I’ve got a few more to share today.
Halloween Favor Bag Labels
These Halloween Printables are great because you can download them, print them, cut them out and fold them to use for favor bag labels or food tents, or you can even use them as gift tags!
There are two of each design per page, and since you are downloading them you can print as many as you want! Each design is approximately 3-1/2″ x 4″.
Click here to download the Halloween Favor Bag Labels from Urban Bliss
Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers
Last year, I also designed coordinating Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers for my friend Kim at Today’s Creative Blog.
These Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers fit around the large size candy bars, and are great to give as teacher’s gifts, neighbor gifts, gifts to yourself after a long day… ;)
Visit Today’s Creative Blog to download the Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers for free!
I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween week! And since I shared my Halloween confession, I’d love for you to share: do you totally get into Halloween? Or do you, like me, just get into it for the kids? As an adult, what’s your favorite part of Halloween and your least favorite?