Halloween & Fall

New Name for Chili Fest

New Name for Chili Fest

This is the 9th year of my annual Chili Fest but the problem is the last 3 years we haven't had chili. It got too complicated when everyone had a different idea about what kind of chili they wanted - no meat but beans, no beans but meat, meat and beans, or no chili at...

Ghost on a Lollipop

Ghost on a Lollipop

Here’s a fun and easy treat that you and your grandchildren can make. It can be used as a favor for an October party or given to someone special for a spooky treat. You will need: Lollipops, white tissues (Kleenex), yarn or string, and markers. 1. Cover a lollipop...

Candy Corn Centerpiece & Favor

Candy Corn Centerpiece & Favor

Children love to help make things for a party so if you're having a Halloween or Autumn party let your grandchildren help make this candy corn centerpiece. When it’s time for everyone to go they'll have a fun treat to take home. You’ll need: 1 container (I used a clay...

Halloween Treat Holder

Halloween Treat Holder

Easy to make. 1. Use any size can and take off the lids on both ends with a can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges. 2.With a hammer, pound the bottom of one end so it comes together. 3.Use a screwdriver to make the holes for the handle. 4.Paint and decorate. 5.For...

Fall Bird Feeders

Fall Bird Feeders

This is a fun fall activity to do with your children and you're helping the birds. Directions: 1. Gather various sizes of milk cartons. 2. Cut out an opening. 3. Decorate with paint or permanent markers. 4. Make a small hole to push a dowel through so the bird can...