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7 Spooky Halloween Cakes

Having a girl with a Halloween birthday makes looking at Halloween cakes even more fun.  We usually don't have birthday cake on Halloween because the night is already so full of sugar, but these spooky Halloween cakes make it hard to resist.

Halloween Cake Ideas


Chicken Wire Ghost Tutorial

These spooky Halloween decorations are ghostly outlines made from chicken wire.  These chicken wire ghosts have become my all time favorite Halloween decoration idea.

DIY Ghost from Wacky Archives

Halloween Pizzas [Halloween Dinner Ideas]

Halloween Pizza from Within the Kitchen


Healthy Snacks for End of Year School Parties

Is it Summer yet?  Oh yeah, not for three more weeks.  This is the first time since my kids started school 9 years ago that school doesn't end until June and I am trying my hardest not to mentally check out.  (I am starting to rethink how much I loved having that full week off over Thanksgiving though!)

And the hard part is that there is still a lot of IMPORTANT stuff left to do like finals, playoffs, end of year parties, and graduation!  Maybe that is why I am so ready for Summer!

My sister-in-law sent me a text asking for ideas for a healthy snack for the end of the year class party.  I told her to bring a 10 pound bag of apples.  But in case you are looking for something a little cuter (but still on the easy enough to pull off the last day of school side, here are some cute ones that won't break the bank or your will to live.

My first choice would be these cute butterfly bags from Squawk Fox.  You can fill them with anything and if you let your kids decorate the clothes pins they are relatively easy.  (I would even leave off the cute eyes as a last minute sanity saver.  She has a great tutorial on her site on how to put them together.