Haunters and Halloween Enthusiasts

Hosted by Amy Herald
Group active since Tue, Sep 30, 2014

For those who get excited about the season of the witch all year round. A place to share your experiences, fun decorating ideas, Halloween themed food, beverages, projects, cafts, etc. All things spooky, creepy, scary, gorey... all things Halloween!!! Please share only Halloween/Fall themed recipes.

Amy Herald
2 Hours Ago

The Curious Creations of Christine Mcconnell

Halloween and Cooking!!! This show on Netflix looks absolutely adorable!!!

Watch the trailer -------- youtube.com/watch?v=a6UKGhiE_Nk

I'm going to watch it tonight!

Wickedly talented baker and artist, Christine McConnell welcomes you into her terrifyingly delicious home to create delectable confections and hauntingly disturbing decor with the help of her colorful collection of creatures. All episodes available on Netflix October 12.

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Amy Herald
8 Hours Ago

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Haunters! Hope everyone's hanging in there! How about lets start the week off with a game. Can you guess the scary movie from the one sentence description of the entire plot?

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

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Andy Anderson !
Saturday at 2:10 PM

Halloween Pumpkin...

Look in the upper-left corner, and tell me if you see anything. It is hard to make out from the photo.

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Amy Herald
Saturday at 9:08 AM

Happy Saturday!

Good morning Haunters! What's the plan for this weekend? I'm going to take it easy. We have the trip to NOLA coming up next weekend so I'm going to relax as much as possible this weekend. Have a beautiful and blessed Saturday!

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Amy Herald
Friday at 7:42 AM

What's On Your Halloween Playlist?

Good morning haunters! I always make a Halloween playlist to listen to this time of year to help get me in the mood for the holiday! I listen to it in the car or while I'm cleaning. Okay I wont lie, it's actually 3 and a half hours long, but here are a few of my favorites off of it! Share your favorite Halloween songs, and your own seasonal playlist in the comments below! Happy Haunting!!!

Witchy Woman by The Eagles
Thriller: Michael Jackson
Halloween by Aqua
Zombie Jamboree by Harry Belafonte
The Witch Queen of New Orleans by Redbone
Strange Brew by Cream
Season of the Witch by Donovan
Spooky by Classic IV
That Old Black Magic by Ella Fitzgerald
Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra
Something in My House by Dead or Alive
Black Magic Woman by Santana
The Time Warp (Rocky Horror Soundtrack)

Andy Anderson !
Friday at 6:28 AM

Pumpkin Carving Tip

Bleach
There are two simple ways to use bleach to prevent pumpkins from rotting.

A bleach bath: 
Give freshly carved pumpkins a bath in bleach water.  You will want to use one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water.  Soak the pumpkins for a few hours.

Bleach spray:
If you do not feel like soaking your pumpkins in bleach you can spritz them daily with a bleach spray solution. Just make sure that you spray the inside as well as all carved parts daily.  I recommend spritzing the pumpkins from time to time even if they are soaked in bleach.

Why Bleach works:  
The water helps hydrate the pumpkins which prevents rotting.  The bleach helps kill any bacteria and gets rid of any dirt which prevents molding, and further helps to keep the pumpkins from rotting.

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Amy Herald
Thursday at 10:04 AM

Halloween Spirits!

Good morning haunters! This was my fun Halloween bar from a couple of years ago. Here are some tips for creating a fun Halloween bar on the cheap... well the decorations anyway. Now you can buy more expensive booze. Goldshalger anyone???

1. Keep it simple, don't go crazy with frozen blended stuff or things that take a laboratory to get just right. Make a few simple drinks for your guests to choose from. I usually do things like my poison apple martini, pumpkin pie shot (which is a little more complex, but delicious) caramel apple martinis, and Irish coffees etc. I change it up every year!

2. Nothing glows under a black light except tonic water. Feel free to serve vodka or gin & tonics if you're using one and you and your guests like them, but don't believe the internet when it tells you things like blue curacao, Hyptnotic, apple pucker or Mt. Dew glow under a black light. We wasted hours of our time testing these beverages so that you don't have to! If you want a glowing effect for your cocktails but don't like tonics, buy some glow sticks or bracelets from the dollar store. Activate them and use them for swizzle sticks, or buy glow in the dark ones from the Halloween shop. BTW, Laundry soap will also glow, but probably not a good idea to make drinks with it!

3. Serve a few Autumn themed lighter items like hard ciders and pumpkin beer, witches brew wine, and of course apple cider and sodas.

4. Have fun decorating your bottles with these cool spooky stickers you can get from the Dollar Tree or any Halloween store. They say things like rat poison, witches brew and zombie juice, I add a small mailing label to the bottom and write what's in it so I can remember what's in what bottle. Decorate your bottles with a bit of cotton spider webs throw down an a orange, black or Halloween themed table cloth and scatter a few silk fall colored leaves and/or plastic spiders and rats from the dollar store over it.

Do you have a signature Halloween Drink you like to serve? Or one you think looks interesting, or maybe you have some of your own tips to share for serving spirits on Halloween. Post it in the comments below! Cheers!

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