Craftykins // Trick or Treat Drinks

Craftykins // Trick or Treat Drinks

Presentation is everything, and even something as simple as a bottle of orange pop can make for a fun and festive treat.

So if you’re looking for a last minute party extra or a something for those special neighbors/cousins/friends that will be ringing your doorbell today, these are perfect.

Babiekins Magazine // Craftykins // Trick or Treat Drinks

I used baker’s twine to tie a paper straw, drink stirrer, and party flag to each bottle.

The vintage style glass bottles of orange Fanta can be found in the Hispanic section of the grocery store, the straws and stirrers can be found at craft or party stores.  The flags are made by hot gluing a bit of patterned paper to a candy stick.  So easy and so quick!

Happy Halloween!

 

Partykins// Halloween Tea Party

Guest post by Brie Stanley of Sugarcoated Events.

We celebrated Halloween with a little tea party at home during the week. Halloween is not really celebrated in Australia…a few trick or treaters and skeletons here and there but not like America! We thought we would have a little tea party of our own with a few treats including some Lindt ghosts, pumpkin and milk cookies. I set up the kids table and our lovely Rabman Mini Willa print, hung some paper pompoms and masks, a few boo stickers and bats and the kids thought it was amazing! Kingston dressed as a Panda and Sage as a cat looked totally adorable! We sipped Milky’s out of glass jars with little cat stickers and enjoyed some sugary treats and laughed at each other in masks! This is about as scary as I like it!
Happy Halloween everyone! May you not eat your weight in sugar!

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

Babiekins Magazine|Partykins//Halloween Tea Party

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Craftykins // {no-sew} Halloween Party Felt Flags

I think felt is the fabric of choice when it comes to Halloween.  I can remember many a last minute costume I put together growing up using plenty of felt…it comes in a rainbow of colors, it’s not expensive, there’s no hemming or sewing…it only needs some glue…so it makes fun projects fast.  Just the way I like them.

So instead of using felt for costumes this time around, I made some festive party flags.  And they’re just as easy as you’d think.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

To make them you’ll need:
sheets of felt
scissors
hot glue
wooden skewers
glitter {if you’re into that kind of thing}

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

Start by cutting your felt into triangles.  Mine are about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.

Cut stripes, shapes, letters, or whatever else you want to embellish your flags with out of the remaining felt and glue it onto the flags.  Trim any excess.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

If you’re going to glitter, do it before those pieces are on the flags or you’ll end up glittering everything.

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Cut two small slits in the top and bottom of the flags and slip the skewers through the holes.  I added a dab of hot glue to the backs to keep them in place.

And of course this project doesn’t have to be only for Halloween…change up the colors for holidays, birthdays, the dishes being put away…any occasion that that could use a little extra festivity.