I’m featuring five Halloween ideas I found that are FABULOUS! So I guess today, it’s a FRIGHTFUL-FABULOUS-FIVE ON FRIDAY.




These apple shrunken heads look fantastic floating in punch. I think this picture came from Yummly.com


2 cups lemon juice

2 tablespoons coarse salt

8 large Granny Smith apples

 whole cloves

 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.

2. Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half.

Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.

3. Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the “eye” sockets.


outdoor-halloween-ideas10Dresses formed out of chicken wire and sprayed with glow-in-the-dark paint. Absolutely beautiful!!! I got these from Pinterest. If you’ve not joined that site, you should because the ideas are endless.


bite-night-how-to-throw-a-vampire-themed-party.htmlAnother Pinterest idea. A snappy napkin holder. I love this…so simple!



fake bloodWhat could be scarier than blood dripping from a glass? kids love this!!


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon red food coloring

You’ll also need a candy thermometer, oven mitt, and cutting board covered with foil.


Combine sugar, corn syrup & water in pot. Stir to combine.

 When candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F***must reach this temp or the blood won’t set… add food coloring. Turn heat to low.

Put on oven mitt.***You must wear the mitt because when you turn the glass upright after dipping, hot mixture will drip onto your hand. DON’T skip putting on the mitt!!

 Once mixture is deep red, dip rim of each glass into mixture 2-3 three times until you have the desired effect. Turn upright onto covered cutting board.


jar with spidersWant a simple decoration for your desk at work? Put some moss in a jar and add fake spiders! For a larger area, just add more jars to make a grouping.

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