Who is going to say no to a party invitation like this?
Its October... time to celebrate friends, fall and chocolate!
This is a girly party where we simply eat chocolate desserts
and talk a lot. If you wish, bring a chocolate dessert to share.
If you aren't a baker or have a busy week, just show up!
There's always plenty.
Our contest will include Best Presentation, Best Tasting and
Most Decadent. Hope to see you there!
A friend of mine has hosted her "Choctoberfest" party for several years now and it is always a hit! Well Duh!
Even though we all know we will be ill and you have to actually hurt yourself a little to taste all the chocolate goodness we still come back for more. Chocolate is addicting right? Well mix that with a party and watch the girls arrive with smiles on their faces!
Well hello there! You must have jumped right out of my dreams!
(talking to the table below of course;)
You know where some of us got our recipes...Pinterest of course. I actually wondered if some of us would show up with the same chocolate goodies since we all like to pin each others yummy recipes that we come across. See those pretty little raspberries stuffed with chocolate chips? So cute, simple and yummy!
These White Chocolate Peppermint Bon Bons are a Sandra Lee recipe and were awesome and so pretty.
You see that the fabulous hostess placed some nuts on the table as well as some chips and salsa in the living room. It's amazing how you can crave a good dose of salt after indulging in soo much chocolate!
O.k. So wanna see what I made? I was nervous about this but just had to try it. I had seen Chocolate Covered Bacon in a local candy store and had been dying to try it ever since. So what did I do? Searched Pinterest of course...
This is such a simple thing to do!
You'll need one package of bacon(not sure how many lbs that is?)
1 12 oz pkg of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tablespoon Crisco(I know...like it wasn't fattening enough)
and then any toppings aka..spices your heart desires.
Heat your oven to 400
Thread your bacon on wood skewers and cook for 25 to 30 min per my experience.
While your cooking up the bacon heat your chocolate chips in the microwave or if you don't have one like us(we still haven't bought one...carazzy I know!) then heat them over some boiling water and then add in the shortening and mix well.
I don't own a pastry brush so I just spread the chocolate over the bacon with a spoon being sure to get in all the nooks and crannies.
Then I sprinkled some with cracked black pepper, some with cayenne and the rest with ginger! Fun and Yummy!
I placed them in the fridge and then scurried around the house looking for a way to display them.
I grabbed this little wagon which is suppose to be part of our fall decoration but has turned into a fun toy for the kiddos and then I destroyed my Halloween centerpiece because I needed the foam and viola...
I had a chocolate chuck wagon! Ha!
You have to try this! Just for fun..come on!
Want a few more Halloween ideas before the big celebration? Head on over to visit Rachel @ The Crinkled Home to see what she has up her sleeve!
We are still Crawling around through the blogs of 5 other wonderful ladies so join in with us.
Hey there fellow homebodies! Are you up for a few more ideas as we count down to Halloween?
I have mentioned before that I have never really been that "into" Halloween until this year. I don't know if it is all the crazy inspiration on the world wide web or what but I am on Halloween overload now. I mentioned in this last Halloween post that when Marilyn from The Artsy Girl Connection asked me to participate in her Creepy Crawl my mind went in all directions and I couldn't decide which project to post about! I made these little guys first and then did the project below before I ended up deciding on posting about the centerpiece! Well I can't possibly have made something and not show you right?
Meet this eerie little guy!
He was of course right up my alley in the easy and thrifty factor!
Here is what you need:
One simple curvy candle holder
Turn that baby upside down and ignore the dust
Grab a styrofoam ball..I had to buy some because of course my craft stash is buried somewhere in the post move garage.
Now I know you all have a few plastic grocery bags laying around right?
In order to light this ghostly guy up you need some of these handy little battery operated candles.
You definitely know where I'm going with this .....
If you want a short little ghostly dude look around I am sure you will find him..
I didn't end up using the smaller candle holder because I decided to paint it orange for another project that by the way failed so we won't be seeing that little dude again;)
Even though styrofoam doesn't tolerate hot glue well...in this situation I used some to attach it so his head didn't wobble and drift or just flat out fall off on me.
I then tore the grocery bag up in a ghostly kind of way (talk about upcycling) !
I then applied a super tiny squiggle of hot glue around the top edge edge of the candle holder, let it cool just a bit so it wouldn't burn right through the plastic and then pressed the bag around the edges of the holder.
Then of course some googley eyes were applied with a smidgen of hot glue and I couldn't find my sharpie marker so I just used a black pen for the mouth.
So what do you think? He is cute in an eerie kind of way.....
I have got to learn how to photograph things like this in the dark! There is a trick that I don't know yet for sure. I might mention we were really in the dark when I took these. Our power went out for about an hour and totally freaked the kids out! I don't blame them I was a bit scared myself until we found our flashlights and dug and dug for candles. I am a Scentsy consultant so when you have what the hubby called "electric candles" you have to go digging for the real deal in an outage;) It was comical once the kids settled down and we had the candles all aglow. Our little man was actually disappointed and wanted to know "who turned the lights back on"(insert grumpy whiney voice here) once the issue was resolved.
So are you all ready for Halloween yet? Come crawl along with us as 5 fellow bloggers and I share our creepy crawly projects!