Happy Halloween! Well, happy belated Halloween anyway! I decided to throw a little shindig this year (totally not like me) because of the little spawn. I know I mentioned that money is a bit tight right now so I've been looking for ways to stretch my dollar as far as it will go this holiday season. Enter the dollar store.
I really don't utilize my dollar store as much as I should and I'll tell you why. I used to work in one. And things were definitely not on the up and up concerning expiration dates, etc. So, I kind of just wrote it off as a store that I didn't want or need to go to. But, the other day my sister texted me a picture of burlap she found at the dollar store. BURLAP! That's like Pinterest 101 and so now I definitely had to go.
As soon as I walked in I knew I was in some kind of cheap, corporate heaven. Holiday decorations were everywhere; Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. And it was all only a dollar each.
Now, let's not get crazy. This is not high end top notch stuff. But when you're trying to save on money it get's the job done.
My three tiered thingy (I have no idea what they're called. I'm extremely domestic obv.) was passed down to me from my Aunt and came with pretty blue plates with flowers on them. I bought black plates for a dollar each and used those instead. To make it even more festive I put a couple bows on top and two witch hat barrettes I found. All from the dollar store and to make it even better all of the Halloween stuff was buy one get one free.
The bowl is from Costco and I've had it for a few years now but it too was a steal at only 10 bucks.
I attempted to make a pumpkin cake but it was a hardcore fail. The mold that I have has never comes out clean. No matter what I do something always sticks and it's frustrating. I tried to fix it by filling the holes with candy corns but it was still a fail.
My Frankenstein Rice Krispy treats on the other hand turned out really cute. I was very supersized because I'm usually very bad at decorating baked goods. I think maybe when you give birth you get some kind of crafting super powers. For the cupcakes I just iced them white with canned frosting. I put a little aside and dyed it red, then dripped it off the sides. The little knifes I found at Target and I just stabbed those into the middle.
All in all it was a good time and I was pretty proud of my little shindig!
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