Halloween Food: The Mummy’s Hand..

yummy sausage mummy hand for halloween dabbled.org
Happy weekend… this is from several years ago, but it was so good, I thought it deserved a repeat! My dear creative friend, Chad, made this for the Halloween party …  and was kind enough to give us a tutorial, so we can all make our own! Published on: Oct 3, 2009

Another Halloween Creepy Decor Tutorial & Printables: Ghost Portraits

For my guest post on Fed Ex’s Out of Office blog this month, I originally was going to do yesterday’s Creepy Portrait tutorial.  But, apparently that was a little tooooo creepy for them, so I did another idea:  Creepy Ghost Photos. It’s a little simpler too, if you’re just starting with your photoshop skills, it’s a great one to start with.  The principle is the same, take old vintage photos and in this case, combine two to make one creepy photo which contains a ghost! Head over to Fed Ex Office blog to see all the details on how to make them yourself, or if you don’t have time or inclination to make them yourself, you can download the sample printable photos!… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Decor: How to make Super Creepy Photos (Photoshop Tutorial & Printables)

turn vintage photos into creepy halloween wall art dabbled.org
Update: Related technique and more downloads: Ghost Portraits! Did you know Great Aunt Gertrude was a zombie?  Or Ancient Uncle Elrod was a tad undead?  Unfortunately for my Halloween décor, I don’t really have ghouls in the family.  But we can fake it with a little photo manipulation. These creepy portraits will look great hung on a wall, or in small frames on your serving table, at any scary Halloween party.  You can either design your own, using the instructions provided here, or you can download the set provided here.  Then just have them printed in whatever size to fit your frames, at your local print shop on on your home computer.… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Cocktail Inspiration

Halloween Cocktail Inspiration
Six years. Long enough to have a baby and raise him/her until they are school ready. Long enough to date, get married and launch a career. Six years is long enough to remodel a house, launch a business, go to graduate school or change the course of your life. Six years is a substantial commitment and you may not believe this, but: I have been blogging for six years. I will give pause for you to roll your eyes. You should. And you might think I am about to pontificate about my ability to own a soapbox, talk incessantly and blog blog blog into the horizon.… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween: Mary Poppins Kids Costume !

Have you started thinking about Halloween yet?  It’s only a month and a half away you know, and time to start planning costumes! This fun costume comes to us from the wonderful illustrator, and all around nice guy, Eric Barclay.  Check out his daughter as Mary Poppins!  With a scarf knitted by her aunt.  Wonderfully recognizable and easy to pull off with a few props, I think! This would also be a great costume if your child’s school does “dress up as book characters day” on Halloween. Thanks to Eric for letting me share this here! What about you? Have you started Halloween costume planning this year yet?… [ KEEP READING ]

Halloween Food: Dot’s Mozzarella Eyeballs

recipe marinated mozzarella eyeballs for halloween @ dabbled.org
These Mozzarella Eyeballs have been a staple of my Halloween party food for several years now.  They are delicious, and suitably creepy! The curse of Halloween food blogging is that many of my Halloween delicacies, made up for the Halloween party, are done at the last minute.  So I can’t write them up very well before Halloween, and it seems silly to post the recipes AFTER Halloween.  So I was noticing that some of my really cool Halloween treats are relegated to quick photo posts, rather than giving them the treatment they deserve.  To fix that, here is the ‘how-to’ on my world famous Mozzarella Eyeballs, classy enough for the fanciest Halloween dinner party!… [ KEEP READING ]