Last minute Halloween tips

I hope everyone had a great weekend and got some good pumpkin carving in ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I did ๐Ÿ™‚ I used one of theย Crazy Awesome Pumpkin carving facesย that I shared on my blog and the pumpkin turned out awesome! I am super-duper excited for Halloween, and funny story. I thought Halloween was on Thursday, turns out it’s on Wednesday, so that made me very happy ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have not yet checked out my Halloween posts you are missing out! I have shared so many spook-tactic Halloween posts this year! It has been so much funny blogging about Halloween and I am sad to say that today was my last Halloween post. Thank you so much for all the positivie feedback on my posts and I cannot wait to start sharing my Winter/ Christmas ones! And make sure you read Fridayโ€™s post because I am announcing my very exciting news!

Enjoy todays post and I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

Easy & quick Halloween recipes

Spooky Candy-Coated Apples
Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Ed Gallagher

Dipping apples in white candy melts gives them a ghostly appearance perfect for your Halloween party.


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Grease with cooking spray.
  2. Insert a wooden skewer or heavy-duty cake-pop stick through top of each apple. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts on high until smooth, stirring halfway through, about 3 minutes total.
  3. Dip apples in melted candy by tilting bowl and turning apples to coat, spooning additional melted candy over apples, if necessary. Place dipped apples on prepared baking sheet. Place sheet in refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl on high until smooth, stirring at 20-second intervals, about 1 minute. Spoon chocolate into one corner of a ziplock bag; using scissors, cut a small hole in corner. Pipe eyes and mouth on each apple. Chill apples at least 10 minutes or until ready to serve.

I found this recipe onย my


  • 1-1/2 cups vibrant green candy coating disks
  • 6 pretzel rods, broken in half
  • 6 jelly beans, cut in half lengthwise


  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip broken end of pretzel rods in coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; press a jelly bean half onto dipped end of each pretzel to resemble a fingernail. Let stand until almost set. Using a toothpick, make lines in each pretzel to resemble knuckles.

Recipe creditย taste of



  • 12 ounces white candy coating
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Paste food coloring, optional
  • 36 lollipop sticks
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows (about 36)
  • Colored sugar
  • Assorted toppings: candy eyes, assorted nonpareils, licorice and sour straws


  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. If desired, tint with food coloring.
  2. Insert one lollipop stick into each marshmallow. Dip marshmallows in melted candy coating, turning to coat; allow excess to drip off. Roll in colored sugar. Place a dab of melted candy coating onto assorted toppings; decorate faces as desired. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Originally published as Chocolate Covered Marshmallows in Halloween Bookazine 2015
I found this recipe onย taste of

Quick DIY Halloween costumesย 

DIY Lady bug costumeย 

IMAGE found onย diy

  1. To make this take a red dress, preferably long sleeves because it can get cold at night.
  2. Then cut out black circles with black fabric or construction paper (if that is the only thing you have on hand)
  3. Glue then on, or tape then if you don’t want to ruin the red dress
  4. To make the antenas take a plain red headband, wrap black pipcleaners around it once and glue black pom poms on the tip.
  5. Pair with a pair of black tights and sneakers!

Rosie the Riviterย 

IMAGE found onย diy

  1. All you need for this costume is a pair of medium shade (but light or dark will also work) denim overalls, or you can use a pair of jeans and a denim flannel
  2. Pair with a brown belt, red poka-dot bandana or a red bandana if that is all you have.
  3. For shoes wear sneakers or workers boots
  4. Makeup: red lipstick and light brown eyeshadow

DIY Dalmation costumeย 

IMAGE found onย

  1. Use a oversized white tee-shirt and cut out different sized black circles in ย black fabric or contruction paper if need be.
  2. You can add a black long-sleeve shirt under the white shirt for warmth and/or style
  3. To make ears take white felt and cut an ear shape (refer to picture for more instrctions) and add more of the different sized black circles.
  4. Attach both ears to a black headband (or any colored headband if that is all you have)
  5. For the red color, take red fabric (cut out a long rectagle from fabric) or red ribbon and tie it around your neck.
  6. To finish the ensemble pair with black pants.
  7. optional: (add a white tail with a black tip)

Quick Halloween decor

To find some quick & cheap Halloween decor you can go to the Dollar Store. You can buy some small pumpkins there or some garland, all for $1.00.

Thank you so much for reading todays post! Friday I am announcing my exciting news so make sure you are reading my blog post on Friday so you do not miss out! I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate this post!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Please follow and like us:
Follow & like!
Visit Us
Follow Me

More about DIY Lifestyle

~ Traveling // Food // Lifestyle ~


      1. Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome feedback! Next year you can make the candy apples and witch fingers ๐Ÿ˜‰ . As for your blog, I cannot wait to check it out and give it a follow! Have a great day!

    1. These are some really great last minute ideas!
      Yummy snacks and cute costumes!!


Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: