Last Minute Halloween DIY Edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere

I don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays of the year.  It’s the one time of the year when you can intentionally pretend to be someone else for a day without someone having you committed. From the looks of things around the blogosphere, I’m not the only one who enjoys playing dress up and eating so much candy my tummy hurts!  In fact, there were so many great Halloween posts this week, I’ve decided to devote this entire wrap-up to helping you get ready for Halloween with tasty treats, spooky costumes and more.  

Easy Royalty DIY Crown © Michele of Falafel and the Bee

Easy Royalty DIY Crown © Michele of Falafel and the Bee

For most kids, Halloween is all about the costumes and the treats. With Angry Birds in Space still taking kids by storm, one of the most asked for costumes of 2012 is sure to be the Angry Birds costume and now thanks to Andrea from Lil-Kid-Things you can make your own Angry Birds costume with very little work, a bit of ingenuity and a deep abiding dislike for those piggies!  Angry Birds isn’t the only hot costume this year, being a princess never goes out of style.  Help your prince or princess grace the royal ball in style with these DIY lace crowns from Falafel the Bee that you can make with items from around your home. These crowns are super cute and give your royalty an air of adorable fun!

You don’t have to relegate your Halloween fashion sense to costumes though! In fact, on Girls Crochet Headbands, Clothing, and Accessories, Shelly Kramer shares how to make a DIY Witch Trick-or-Treat bag that really could double for a seasonal purse – giving your tween something to really squeal about!

Aside from the fun costumes, what is the one thing kids (and parents) look forward to most about Halloween? The treats! If you’re thinking of having a Halloween get together or still need to plan a treat for your child’s class Halloween party, look no further!  I’ve collected some of my favorite spooky recipes from around the blogosphere to share with you this week. In my family, it’s a tradition to have a special breakfasts on holidays and Halloween isn’t any different. Treat your family to a special Halloween inspired breakfast with these pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing from Lolli at Better in Bulk and make new traditions and memories with your family. 

Connie from Misc Finds 4 You has whipped up a delicious alternative to the classic pumpkin pie that have even the most distinguished taste buds begging for more! Not super pumped about the idea of your children ingesting pounds and pounds of sugar this Halloween? Neither are some other parents, so this year consider some of these Halloween treat alternatives. They’ll keep kids smiling all year long.

I can’t stop there though, I’ve gone on and collected a few more of my favorite Halloween inspired posts from this year:

  • Whether you’re looking for spooky additions to your Halloween party invitations or just looking for decoration inspiration, you won’t need to look any further than Vintage Fan Girl’s 25 Days of Vintage Halloween Art.  Just this week Wendy shared a vintage skeleton clip art, witch art from the 1920’s, and some Art Deco Era costume ideas.
  • Chocolate Pretzel Bats tutorial, photo © Candace of Naturally Educational

    Chocolate Pretzel Bats tutorial, photo © Candace of Naturally Educational

  •  Not so much into the whole Halloween thing but your kiddo is?  It’s okay.  Gabrielle from Design Mom has you covered with her six ideas for those just aren’t into dressing up.
  • Apparently there are still those out there who have leftover candy…I know…I was shocked too.  But still, in the interest of being fair to those of you who might have some left over, I just had to share this delicious candy bar blondies recipe from Bake or Break.  This recipe looks so good it might have you going out just to buy more candy just to make it!
  • Have some not-so-scary fun with your small people this weekend and plan a monster good time!  Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has all the details for a successful Monster party on her blog, including crafts, games and book ideas that are sure to make your next monster party a hit!
  • Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugary stuff, you just need to think a little out side of the box. Try creating some healthy alternatives this Halloween, like these spider pretzel crackers from Naturally Educational.

So what did I miss?  Share your best posts from the last week in our linky!  The only requirements are:

  • You should be a parent who blogs
  • The post must have been published between October 20 and 26, 2012
  • You MUST use the permalink to the post itself, not your blog’s homepage URL

For the NAME field, use this format: Blog Name – Post Title

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