Today on weekend meanderings it’s all about Halloween, spooky movies and books, sweet treats and party food and of course costumes and decor.
Good morning and a very happy weekend meanderings to you my friends.
Yesterday I was at the dermatologist for my annual mole check. It’s actually been 2 years since my last visit because I had to cancel my appointment when we moved.
Fortunately, or unfortunately they had to burn a spot off my right temple and they found something suspicious on my foot. That was cut out and I am waiting for the results.
I am fair skinned and am vigilant about the sun, I wear sunscreen and don’t spend much time outside unprotected, never have. This is your reminder my friends, get your skin checked annually at the dermatologist and don’t forget your mammogram too.
Other than that I had a busy, productive and wonderful week. Yesterday we took the afternoon off and strolled around the village. We stopped for cocktails and to chat with friends and meandered in and out of the shops.
Today we are headed to an oyster farm and tomorrow we are having a bocce tournament.
Ok, enough of that lets get to the topic at had, all things Halloween.
This morning I am joining Kim and Juliet for our weekly series “weekend meanderings” where were share all of the things that piqued our interest, our adventures and more.
Halloween Costumes for Adults
Are you a fan of Halloween parties and costumes? I will admit, the only thing I like about Halloween is the candy. Dressing up to go to a party is worse than going to the dentist in my opinion. And yet for many, many years I had to attend my husbands company Halloween party. The CEO and his wife LOVE Halloween and every room inside and out was decorated, it was like being at the Haunted Mansion at Disney World.
I love seeing all of the creative outfits of both children and adults but I don’t like to do it myself. My creativity extended as far as an orange M&M(my mom sewed the costume for me) and a medieval princess. I loved the cone hat.
If you are looking for a costume idea check out this list of French inspired Halloween Costumes, easy costumes like Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, Emily in Paris, and Karl Langerfield.
If group costumes are more your style, here are 70 outfit ideas.
Creepy Chic Halloween Decor
Nobody does creepy, stylish and chic halloween decor like Gwen from the Makerista. Just like her design and the building of Three Pastures every detail is thoughtful, and beautiful and sophisticated. You can see more of her decor here, and here .
Easy Halloween Treats
Halloween is 8 days away can you believe it? Seriously, it seems like it was just September 1 and we were counting the days until the first day of Fall.
Easy treats are my favorite kind of treats and I gathered up a few, just in case you have a party to attend or want to make something with your kids.
Is it just me or does it seem absurd to pay $8.00 for three chocolate covered Oreos? Holiday inspired chocolate covered Oreo’s are one of the easiest treats to make and they are always a favorite at any party or in any cookie box. I make these all the time for my grandkids and they love them.
You can use candy melts or chocolate and then decorate with seasonal candy or sprinkles.
Monster munch popcorn is another easy and delicious treat. You can buy popped popcorn or make your own, the drizzle with the same candy melts or chocolate I mentioned above. Just before the chocolate hardens add the candy, sprinkles and eyes. Once dried, break it into chunks and add to cellophane treat bags.
Somethings savory to balance the sweet treats, mummy hot dogs! Simply take crescent roll dough and wrap it around hot dogs, bake and they are ready to serve.
Lori from the blog Foxes Love Lemons created a Halloween board that kids and adults with love. There are apple monsters, deviled egg pumpkins, spider pizza and lots more.
Don’t forget a spooky drink! Ghost shots can be made with or without the alcohol, so they can be enjoyed by everyone at the party.
Spooky, scary books and movies
Do you like spooky scary movies and books? I don’t but I know many do.
Horror Authors Recommend Scary Books, just reading the description of some of these books had my looking over my shoulder.
In case you missed it this week
On the blog this week I shared cosy throws to keep you warm this winter.
Hearth & Hand Christmas finds! Chip and Joanna created a beautiful, cosy collection of things for your holiday decor.
In other news
A new drama series on Netflix about the Notre Dame fire and its impact on a variety of Parisians.
An activist group switch off the billboards and signs around Paris in a big to save energy. Watch and learn more about it here.
I hope that you enjoyed meandering today and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed any of the previous Weekend Meandering posts you can find them all here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
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