DIY Noise Makers for New Year’s Eve

This beautiful vintage inspired noise maker can really wow your party crowd. Image courtesy of vintageimagecraft.com

This beautiful vintage inspired noise maker can really wow your party crowd. Image courtesy of vintageimagecraft.com

What could be more fitting than to add a nostalgic popper to the night we often look back on as we sing the Scottish poem of Auld Lang Syne? A soda can has never looked better and the tutorial is easy to follow.

You can also let 2014 go out with a bang by making a bunch of noise makers with the recent leftovers of gift wrap, basket fillers, candies and more!

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Fun Fall Food Recipes

Let the family munch on this turkey while waiting for the real mcCoy. Image and recipe can be found at:http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/turkey-cheese-ball

Let the family munch on this turkey while waiting for the real mcCoy. Image and recipe can be found at:http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/turkey-cheese-ball

 

 

 

With the American Thanksgiving Feast almost upon us, it’s not too late to plan a few creative recipes that will produce a smile, giggle, or maybe a little awe.

Creating Fun Appetizers

Imagination is key to creating little works of edible art and luckily, there are a lot of people who have the gift of making appetizers that delight.

 Delegating the Work Load

It won’t take much to motivate one of your kids or family members to help in making these fun foods and you may start a new tradition of having a small competition of on who can make the most creative dish. It will not only take some pressure off of you – the main cook – it will spur conversation and delight.

Have a wonderful and plentiful Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

A Classy Halloween Party Idea

Fang place cards are a perfect touch for a Halloween Wedding. Image courtesy of Natalie from Doodlecraft.

Fang place cards are a perfect touch for a Halloween Wedding. Image courtesy of Natalie from Doodlecraft.

Although I am one of the biggest fans of gory foods and props, I cannot deny the love I have for Halloween weddings or parties that can be pulled off in a more subtle, classy manner.

The idea for these silver fang place cards comes from Doodlecraft, a blog that has a plethora of beautifully crafty ideas.You can find the tutorial to make them at Instructables. 

Along with this theme, I could see tables including homemade bell jar dioramas and other Victorian-themed Halloween props/food, such as:

A Dark Raven Wreath
Victorian Halloween Invitations
Spiderweb Eggs
Styrofoam Grandfather Clock

Not all of us are crafty or have the time to make some of these ideas. This is where the VictorianTradingCo.com. can help. They have some inspirational items that can give the final touch to a prop, costume, or event.