My Alpine Home

Thursday, October 11, 2012

SWEET Halloween!

Lately I have been posting about my ‘spooky’ Halloween décor.

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I love this haunted house I found at T.J. Maxx last year.

Today I wanted to share with you the sweeter side of Halloween.  As a child I could hardly wait until Halloween eve.  The anticipation of what costume I would wear and all of the candy that I was going to get was almost more than I could bare.

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Maybe that is why I love Halloween and candy so much still to this day.  The grandies know that there is always goodies to be found at grandma’s house.  They also quickly learn what they can and can’t eat.  Yup, some of it I save from year to year.  This treat table in my entry is fresh and ready for a little sampling.  I must confess that only the top third of the candy corns are new. hee-hee!

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I made the little treats pillow a couple years ago.

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For instance, these gumballs are not to be eaten.  They are old enough that they are more like jaw breakers by now.  Do you think that the little pumpkin stitchery will keep the grandies from sampling?

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I often hear my adult kids asking, “Are these old or new?”

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These non edible cupcakes are one of my favorite Halloween decorations.

My friend, Ann gave me this darling cake stand for my birthday years ago.  Shortly after I was in a local store and spied the cupcake candles.  Just knew they wanted to come home and sit upon my stand.

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We have faux cupcakes so why not a faux candy apple?  Can you believe the caramel is hot glue painted tan?  This was a club favor last year.

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Oops, every now and then a little ghoul sneaks in.  Just gotta have a bit of spooky to go along with the sweet.

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This spice rack is turned into a witches potion station.

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Ingredients ready to brew up something wickedly delicious.

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More treats ready to eat.

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I got the set of 8 polka dot bowls on clearance for $5 at Thanksgiving Points porch sale.

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There it goes again, a little more ghoul.

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How cute is this pumpkin head girl offering you a sucker?  Another gift from my friend, Ann.  Who cares if the suckers are 3 years old?  The only thing that spoils about suckers are maybe the little kids that eat them.

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No cupcakes, but a jar full of fun liners is pretty sweet don’t you think?

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Some treats are so wickedly good that they can only be made once a year.  Such is the case with licorice caramels.  For the recipe go here, Wonderfully Wicked Treats.

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One last ghoul for you my ghoul friends!  You know, you must experience the bitter to know the sweet!

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I often hear people say they hate it when older children come trick or treating.  I say as long as they are mannerly I don’t care how old they are.  After all, I’m 50 something and I still like candy.  Think anyone would mind if I knocked on their door? lol!

Wicked Wishes,

Jann

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26 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Isn't TJMax the best!? I found a fab Raven calendar there! :)
THX for hosting~

pembrokeshire lass said...

My, you do have a lot of Halloween ornaments! No doubt anyone who calls will be spooked! Joan

retrorevival.biz said...

Love all your spooky and sweet decor, Jann! Gonna do some creepy, kooky decorating myself today:)

~Cindy

Leslie said...

Sweeeeet decor!!! Lol at " is this old or new" ~ sounds like something my kids would ask me. I love those cupcakes and I think I have found a project for Sunday.. to make some!!! Have a great weekend.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your jars and cloches are so fun with the coloful Hallowwen candy and skulls too.

priscilla said...

Lots of great decorations ! Love the Haunted house !

Babs said...

Oooooo..so many fun Halloween treats. Love the faux cupcakes! I had to laugh at the "vintage" candy. I have some OLD candy canes I use at Christmas each year,and I'm always afraid someone will sample one. Cute post.
Hugs,
Babs

Susie said...

Jann, That cracked me up..your kids asking is this old or new .LOL
I loved all the pretty displays. Smiles, Susie

Salmagundi said...

What fun your house must be for the family. I like that you keep them guessing about which candy is new or old! I'm afraid I would get confused myself!! Sally

Rose L said...

When I was young we actually received homemade goodies and fruit in our treating bags. But then someone ruined it with razorblades in some apples and that all ended.
Dollar Tree around here has cute things for Halloween decor, even "bones" and gravestones.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Glad to know I am not the only grandma who has "looky no touchy" candy that has been in decorative jars since they were born! In fact, the grands are careful to ask if any candy is "new" candy or "old" candy. I once had a jar of jelly beans for about 20 years! Fun post! =D

Chenille Cottage said...

What a cute post...Love your candied apple (of course, it's RED!)
Have a great weekend, Jann,
Smiles,
Carolynn xoxo

Victoria, in Sunny Tucson Arizona said...

Good googa mooga! I've never seen one home so Halloweened out! Wow! All your post are neato!

Katherine Wolak said...

So much halloween goodness! :)

Hugs,

Maria Elena said...

What awesome Halloween decorations!!! I love the cupcakes! Too funny about the candy. I do that with some candy canes I use on my tree every year for Christmas. LOL Have a great weekend!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love kids trick or treating of all ages, and still go with my kids every year! I even have people tell me to take candy! When they do, I sure go for it! The memories of my childhood is different from what my kids have, but we love to go the the old downtown neighborhood that my parents live in. The houses are all very old and the sidewalk are filled with crunching leaves! You displays would be hard for any child to resist, old candy or not! Love all the bright happy colors!
Blessings,
Susie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can't believe all of the Halloween decor you have!! It is so fun and I know the grand kids must love it, as long as they pick the right candy LOL! I remember it as great times too, I used to get so much candy that I would dump my bucket and go back out again, that was the days when kids could run wild with no threat of bad things happening!! Ah, the good old days!

Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the little pumpkin head girl. I have a doll that has a pumpkin head...I need to take some pics this week! Have fun! Don't eat all that candy! lol

Pamela Gordon said...

I love carmel corn treats and bought some yesterday along with salted peanuts. I mix them together for a salty/sweet treat. :) You have a LOT of candy in your house! That would be so bad for me. Fun post!

One More Time said...

You really know how to make Halloween fun!!!! Thank you for linking up to One More Time...

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks like you are all ready for Halloween. The treats look so yummy.

Pondside said...

I can see that you love Hallowe'en - your house must be so much fun to visit!

Sarah said...

I bet the grands love visiting you! I love Halloween too. The vintage candy made me laugh. I popped a gum ball in my mouth when visiting a friend's theatre room. She had a candy station set up. Nearly broke my tooth! Yep, it was all just for show. Guess I'll ask permission next time. LOL

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am impressed with all the goodies that you have in your jars. If they are uneatable they are easier on the waist line. I am thinking of mine of course. Wonderful display of Halloween fun. Valerie

Debra said...

Jann tell us how you REALLY feel ....do you like halloween? :)

One More Time said...

Hi Jann,
Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at Share It One More Time..I hope you can join the party again this week. http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/10/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html

Thank you
Tammy