You guys.

It just hit me that Halloween is this week.

Does that ever happen to you? There’s a vague idea that a big holiday is approaching, but then the necessities of life overtake all the thought space in your head, and then SMACK! There you are.

If you’re anything like me you need all the help you can get. Guess what? We’re in luck, you and me. We have brilliant bloggers in the Sacramento region that will tell us all where it’s at.

Fancy Shanty's Halloween Wreath
Fancy Shanty’s Halloween Wreath

Let’s start simple. Have you decorated your door? No? I will tell you I actually did decorate my door this year. In fact, I have to say my particular talent lies in my skill at crafting like a five-year-old. I know, impressive. If you’re looking for a more grown up style, I love this simple door sign by My Frugal Adventures. If you dig a bit of mod podge, you’ll love Fancy Shanty’s Spooky Halloween Wreath. Instead of carving up those pumpkins this year try one of Fancy Shanty’s 10 creative, no carve pumpkin ideas.

Looking for fun Halloween printables? Swish Printables has you covered with a perfect one to “Boo” friends in your neighborhood. To go all out, you can get busy with Day of the Dead printables, and ideas from Fancy Shanty.

Now that your creative juices are in overdrive, you must take a look at Cutesy Crafts and just admire the lovely crafts she photographs so beautifully. Want a superhero mask? You got it. You’ll also find Pony Bead Pumpkins, a Spider Web Halloween Countdown, Candy Corn Halloween Shirt, and Lace Halloween Shirt. We also like this darling Halloween mummy pumpkin by Stuff-n-Such by Lisa, and her dollar store Halloween luminaries made with her granddaughter. Just Paint It has a series of projects you can do, just go paint it. How about some green slime from My Frugal Adventures?

Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts from Heather's French Press
Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts from Heather’s French Press

By now, you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite. I hope it’s a sweet appetitive. Once you see these Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts from Heather’s French Press, you’ll put a “do not disturb” sign just to keep the doughnuts all to yourself. Then hop on over to Glorious Treats and admire her Black and White Halloween Dessert Table, check out her clever 3D Pumpkin Cookies with a surprise, and the adorable Candy Corn Krispie Treats. There’s also Foodidy’s Halloween table scape to admire, and if you’re in a cupcake mood maybe 52 Kitchen Adventures might give you some ideas of your own.

Glorious Treats Black and White Halloween Dessert Table
Glorious Treats Black and White Halloween Dessert Table

We all know, we go a little overboard with the treats as the year winds down. My Frugal Adventures and Healthy Journey Cafe have some great ideas on how to reign in the sugar avalanche. I’m also digging Fancy Shanty’s guide to keeping trick-or-treating safe for the kids with food allergies. We can all be more conscientious.

Looking for costume ideas, or opinions? Limit Reached has some definite thoughts on costumes. Sacramento bloggers are full of them. You’ll find Artsy Apparel’s Tim Burton Halloween fashion, tips from Sac Style by Gina, and Mrs. Looking Good, Awkward Family Photos: Halloween Edition from Slide Show and Ice Cream, and ideas from Nanny Goats for humans and goats.

Cutesy Crafts Superhero Masks
Cutesy Crafts Superhero Masks

Of course, in the Sacramento region if you’re looking for season-appropriate activities, you are sure to find plenty to do. Fancy Shanty loves visiting Bishop’s Pumpkin farm with her family. My family adores Apple Hill. Momservations shares a list of fun fall activities to do with the kids. If you love Disney as much as I Am A Disney Nerd, you’ll like discovering Halloween at the park, items to shop for, and how much she adores Halloween at Disneyland. Perhaps this year you’ll want to discover the spooky side of Old Sacramento with Erin’s Adventures in Northern California. Or maybe you’ll stay home and watch Linus and the Peanuts Gang in their Halloween special. It happens to be a favorite of Sacramento Vegetable Gardening. Then again, you could reminisce over past Halloweens with Samantha Cycles, or reflect on all things Halloween with Thrift Shop Commando.

We hope you enjoyed our Halloween Roundup. What favorite Halloween activities have you been busily occupied with?




Halloween Roundup: Crafts, Food, Decor and More
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5 thoughts on “Halloween Roundup: Crafts, Food, Decor and More

  • October 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Thank you for all of the great tips, Halloween does seem to sneak up on me too so I appreciate having all this tips in one place.

  • October 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Love the roundup! My son and I have been doing lots of crafts and baking all kinds of pumpkin goodies in celebration of Halloween and Fall. It’s been a fun month!

  • October 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    What a great post! I really want those doughnuts! 🙂 Thanks for linking to my crafts.

  • October 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Love all these great blogs! Love the black and white candy display…if only I could be so disciplined! LOL!
    Great post!-aimee


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