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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fun Halloween Activities "30 Days 'til Halloween"

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When it comes to fun holiday traditions, count-down activities are one of our favorites.  Christmas, Valentine's day, Halloween, heck--we'll count down to anything just to have something fun to look forward to! Halloween Activities "30 Days 'til Halloween" is a great way to get in the spooky  Halloween mood.  The download comes with a super easy, anyone-can-sew pattern for the Halloween bags pictured, which you then fill with the 30 printable Halloween activities (we tend to attach everything to candy in our house just to sweeten it up :-P).  On Halloween night, once you've done all of the activities in the bag throughout the month you can use the bag for trick-or-treating!
 
-->Ps parents--if you haven't figured it out already, cloth trick-or-treat bags are the way to go.  Nobody wants to be stuck carrying the thin plastic handle on a plastic pumpkin once that pumpkin is full of goodies and the kids don't want to carry it themselves anymore.
 
 
With 30 fun, crafty, spooky Halloween activities, October is sure to be the funnest month of the year! To Halloween Activities "30 Days 'til Halloween" just CLICK HERE
 
We've got stuff to help you get your party on ALL year
 
 
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

"Spooky" Quilt Giveaway



We had so much fun with the last Giveaway that we are doing it again!
This giveaway is for our "Spooky" Halloween quilt!
(Quilt measures approx. 42" x 57")
How do you enter to win this "Spooky"  prize?
It's as easy as saying "Boo!"
1. Order any item on our website. (It can be one of our many free ones!) Every time you place a separate order your name will be put in the drawing.
2. Post a picture of any thing you have made or any party idea you have used from our website, share it with your friends onfacebook or instagram and tag partiesandpatterns so we see it!
This Giveaway starts on
 Thursday September 25th and goes until Tuesday September 30th.!
The winner will be announced on Wednesday October 1st!
Happy Spooking!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Party Favors Candy Bar Sack "Witch's Night Out"

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In the world of "costumes for candy" these Halloween Party Favors Candy Bar Sack "Witch's Night Out" are all the rage! Dress up your candy bars with this cute and easy witch candy bar sacks and wow your fellow goblins and ghouls this Halloween!
 
 
To download Halloween Party Favors Candy Bar Sack "Witch's Night Out" just CLICK HERE
 
 
We want to haunt your socks off!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Party Favor "Skull Candy Envelope"



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Little kids aren't the only things that are cute wearing costumes! Dress up your candy bars and Halloween treats for an extra spook with wrappers like this Halloween Party Favor "Skull Candy Envelope".  The chevron print and skulls are tantalizing and trendy--just what you want to jazz up your Halloween party!

To download Halloween Party Favor "Skull Candy Envelope" just CLICK HERE

We have lots more spoooooky stuff!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Halloween Party Favor Candy Bar Pocket "Have a Bite"


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Ready to sink your teeth in to all of the yummy Halloween candy that's starting to fill the grocery store? I am!  For a fun way to dress up simple candy bars for parties, special treats, or Halloween gifts for friends or neighbors, simply print out our Halloween Party Favor Candy Bar Pocket "Have a Bite".  The fangs on front will frighten anyone away from stealing your candy, and the cute saying on back reads "have a bite, you're just my type!".
To download Halloween Party Favor Candy Bar Pocket "Have a Bite" just CLICK HERE
We have lots of stuff to help you get your haunt on!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Homemade Pie with Homegrown Apples


Fall Homemade Pie
with Homegrown Apples


We have two apple trees in our backyard, so right now we have apples coming out of our ears! In an attempt to use more than just an apple or two a day, I decided it was Fall time and I needed to use my homegrown apples for a yummy apple pie :-)  Now, I don't really know what kind of apples we have because I think that both of our trees are crossbreeds. We have a tree of green apples (that taste like granny smith but have more of a texture of red apples) that weren't quite ripe when I made this pie.  For this pie I used our red apples, which are a little tarter than most red apples you would find at a store but perhaps most comparable to gala apples (albeit a little denser/tarter).  This recipe was super simple, super yummy, and I guarantee it doesn't call for any ingredients that you don't already have! (I needed a basic apple pie recipe, because all of the ones I was looking up called for weird things that weren't in my pantry and I wasn't about to run to the store...)

Fall Homemade Pie
with Homegrown Apples


2 9" pie crusts
-->this is the yummiest, easiest, flakiest pie crust recipe you'll ever find: mix 4 cups flour, 1 tbsp. sugar, and 2 tsps. salt together.  Cut in 1 and 3/4 cups shortening.  In a small cup mix together 1 large egg, 1 tbsp. vinegar and 1/2 cup water and then mix that together with your flour mixture until you have a nice, pliable dough.  Makes 4 pie crusts (I usually use 1-2 and then freeze the rest individually in sandwich bags.  This pie crust freezes really well, just set it to thaw on the counter the morning of the day you want to use it again.)

For the apple pie filling:


1/2 cup butter

3 tbsps. flour

3 tbsps. water

1 tbsp. vanilla

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon (and I added a dash of nutmeg as well)

8 apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)


Preheat your oven to 425.  Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour until combined.  Add the water, vanilla, sugars, and cinnamon and bring to a rapid boil.  Turn the heat down and let simmer while you prepare your pie crust in your pie plate and mound your apples inside.  Pour mixture over apples to coat.  If you want, you can reserve a couple spoonful's to glaze the top crust with--it will carmelize the crust a bit to be extra yummy.  Put your top crust over the pie (you can do a lattice if you don't want a full top crust) and flute the edges, cutting 3 stripes across the pie for air.  Glaze if desired.  Bake for 15 minutes at 425 and then 35-45 minutes at 350 (depending on how soft you like your apples).  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

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