Friday, October 25, 2013

Five Friday Favorites: A Halloween List

Halloween postcard, circa 1900-1910

It’s the last full weekend of October and Halloween is on the brain. Yesterday’s lunchtime conversation was all about scary movies and best costumes.

Today’s Favorites are five things we can’t say without thinking about that candy-fueled holiday. Happy Friday! — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor

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Bats. Sweet, helpful creatures in need of protection or terrifying rodents with wings: no matter how you view them, bats are synonymous with Halloween. If you’re decorating for the holiday, give this felted bat garland a try. Somehow, they’re less scary when they’re pink and purple. (via dear handmade life)

Monsters. I was never indoctrinated into the world of Boo Berry and Count Chocula so I won't be joining the grocery store rush, but I do remember the commercials! What about you: are these breakfast treats your madeleine? (via NPR: The Salt)

Pumpkins. In all shapes and sizes…and unusual materials! There's no need to carve your own. How about a jack-o’-lantern meringue? Or, for the young sewists in your home, perhaps a Jack-O-Hoop? My personal favorites: a DIY phone book pumpkin and this pumpkin of mason jar lids. (via Leanne bakes; Sewing School; Maria's Farm Country Kitchen; and Cold Antler Farm)

Costumes. Making the case for making your own (via The Etsy blog).

Candy. There’s a lot to be said for store-bought favorites this time of year (those bright orange Reese’s packages are so seasonal!). But if you’re not into the artificial colors, it’s worth trying some homemade treats that are just as sweet and…well, we won’t go so far as to say “good for you.” (via Huffington Post Taste)

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