Easy Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe – Make Candy Corn Even Better!

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When fall and Halloween rolls around, it’s always nice to have a party treat that super easy to put together. That’s exactly what you get with this candy corn snack mix recipe. Know the best part of it? It takes less than 5 minutes to make, but you end up with something a bit unique that’s a step above bringing a pre-bagged mix. What’s better than a “homemade” treat that isn’t much harder than opening a few packages?!?!

In all seriousness, the fun and easy thing about this snack mix recipe is that it can be used for Halloween or any autumn occasion and you can get a bit creative to add in some of your favorite treats to the mix. Our standard mix is made with candy corn, peanuts and M&M’s, but that is just a starting point! Just a few of the things you can add are marshmallows, chocolate chips, pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels, variety flavors of M&M’s like peanut butter or pumpkin spice flavors, peanut butter chips, candy pumpkins, cashews, almonds, popcorn or really anything else you like to munch on!

This flexible party mix is great for office, school or daycare parties – as long as you are allowed to bring products with peanuts in them. If not, you can easily omit the peanuts and replace them with another crunchy option (see our list above!)

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To serve the snack mix, you can put it in a big bowl or in smaller “dip size” bowls to place around the room or spread out on a table.  I love this pumpkin themed bowl above. Or, if you would like to use the mix as a party favor, you can put small amounts in clear cellophane bags and tie them with pretty autumn or halloween  themed ribbons. Now, let’s get to the recipe!

Easy Candy Corn Snack Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

Bag of M&M candies (16 oz)
Jar of Dry Roasted Peanuts (16 oz)
2 Bags of Candy Corn (6 oz)

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in plastic container with a lid. Store in airtight container.

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Important Halloween Safety Tips for Children: Decorating and Candy

Halloween is a fun time of year, especially if you have children. Pumpkins, parties, costumes, and candy fill our senses. What’s not to love? You can make themes spooky, cute, scary, or fun. It is a really enjoyable time of year. Like with many things that are fun, there is a level of responsibility involved. There are some dangers for children around Halloween that can be avoided if you know what to look for and how to prepare.

Decorating, for instance, is an exciting part of Halloween. You get to pull out all of the decor items you’ve been storing since last year, and arrange them in new ways. Be mindful of where you place your decorations if they are flammable. Be sure they are away from heat sources such as candles or light bulbs.

Then there are the pumpkins. You get to pick out new pumpkins at the grocery store or at a pumpkin patch, set them out and plan what they’ll look like. Some people like to just have the pumpkins sitting around, and some people like to carve or decorate them. If you have kids who want to participate in the Halloween pumpkin decorating, there are a few options to consider, depending on their age. Where older children may be able to safely carve a pumpkin with a toolkit, there are safer options for the younger kids. If they’re just starting out with their new Halloween traditions, there are a lot of fun ways to get them involved in the decorating, where you don’t have to worry about them getting hurt.

Here are a few different pumpkin decorating techniques to consider:

  1. Paint, glue and glitter. Set up some old newspapers on the ground or table, or use something you’re not afraid of tossing or getting messy. You can use a variety of kid-safe paints and either help them paint the pumpkins, or let them do it on their own. All of the colors will be fun for them to play with and they’ll be proud to display it later when it dries. Try using some school glue and use either a paintbrush to apply it or let them drizzle it over the pumpkin. While it’s still wet, sprinkle some glitter on it and let it dry! You could even combine the paint and the glitter for a really fun effect.
  1. Stickers and pom-poms. There are all sorts of stickers available out there, just take a look in the craft section of your store or go to a craft store itself for more variety. There are paper, plastic, bubble, foam and felt stickers. Try picking out a couple different styles to give the pumpkins a little variety. You could even try gluing on some craft pom-poms to create patterns and pictures with a soft touch.
  1. Pre-made kits. A lot of companies have created a variety of pumpkin decorating kits, where they give you everything you need in one set. With some eyeballs and mouths, to hats and hands, they’ve got anything you would need to give your pumpkin personality.

Once you’ve got your pumpkins taken care of, it’s time to set them out on the porch for the world to see. Keep in mind that people will be walking on your porch from when you put out the decorations to when you put them away. It’s important to be sure that people can safely enter and exit without any issues. Here are a few tips to keep your porch safe.

  1. Keep objects off the ground. It’s best if you keep your decorations off the ground in general, so people are less likely to trip. Try setting out a table, bench or a chair on the porch, and set all of the pumpkins and decor items on that instead of the ground.
  1. Keep the main path clear. If you’re going to set anything on the steps of the porch, be sure you set it off to the side, so it stays out of the way of normal foot traffic. Close to the edges is a good place, or maybe in a corner that’s out of the way.
  1. Clean up. If anything gets moved, falls over, or suddenly gets in the way of safely being on the porch, clean it up. Accidents happen sometimes, but it’s important to do what you can to prevent them as much as possible.

Halloween night is probably the most fun of all for you and your child. Trick-or-treating is fun for dressing up, exploring the neighborhoods and visiting all of the neighbors for some delicious treats. After you get home from going door-to-door, let your child know you need to take a look at their candy before they eat any. There are a few things you should keep an eye out for in their bag of candies and treats.

  1. Commercially sealed candies are the best. A completely sealed wrapper that is airtight and store-bought is going to be your safest bet.
  2. Punctured or torn wrappers on candies should be tossed out.
  3. Unwrapped candy or oddly colored items should be discarded as well.
  4. Homemade treats should only be kept if you personally know the person who gave them out. If you’ve never met them before, discard them immediately. Better to be safe.

Halloween is a fun time of year without a doubt. There are a lot of activities to participate in, and a lot of things to keep in mind. With a few safety-minded decorating tips and a thorough candy inspection, you’ll quickly be on your way to a fun and danger-free Halloween.

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Get Halloween Decorations and Supplies for $1 at DollarTree.com

September is here, which means Halloween is right around the corner! While you may be tempted to buy all. the. things. to get ready for Halloween, you don’t have to bust your budget shopping for decorations, craft supplies, candy, and/or party supplies.

DollarTree.com has a wide variety of $1 specials for a ghoulishly delightful Halloween. There are several bonuses to buying online at DollarTree.com vs. shopping in the store:

1) No fighting the crowds
2) You’re buying in bulk, so you’re guaranteed to get as many as you need – no worrying about the store running out of stock
3) There are lots of ideas online for how to use Dollar Tree’s products to make your Halloween extra spooktacular!

Here are some of their Halloween supplies that are catching my eye:

Plastic Skeleton Garlands, 60-in. Strands: $1 each

Frightening little skeletons dance across this garland — a spooky way to add some quirky fun to all your Halloween celebrations! Detailed plastic skeletons are attached to natural twine and are ready to be strung at parties, haunted houses, festivals, and more. Each strand holds 4 skeletons.

Create Your Own Paper Halloween Accessories Kits: $1 each (great for classroom parties!)

Create your own paper Halloween accessories! Fun DIY kits include all you need to create 4 unique monster eyemasks or tiaras including assorted paper cutouts, 4 colorful markers, and a sticker sheet. Great for Sunday school, art classes, camps, and weekend crafts at home. Ages 4+.

Halloween Character Trick-or-Treat Bags: $1 each

Kids can collect their sweet treats on Halloween in these adorable Halloween character bags! Non-woven bags measure 7.5×7.5×5.5-in. to hold plenty of treats, and have attached arms and legs to create to add a little extra fun to their trick-or-treat bags. Also great for resale in costume, gift, and novelty shops.

DollarTree.com also has some interesting Halloween craft project ideas, like these Witch’s Broom Treat Bags or this cute Cupcake Stand. What Halloween decorations and supplies have you found at Dollar Tree?

Get Halloween Decorations and Supplies for $1!
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Ideas for Halloween Costumes for Couples

Funny Halloween Costumes for Couples 

 

Halloween is coming up soon so I wanted to share some fun ideas for Halloween costumes for couples! This is great if you are married or dating someone, or even want an outfit for you and your best friend! These are so cute and some are so creative! Great for parties, or to wear as you take your kids out to trick or treat!

 Ghostbusters Female Costume Ghostbusters Costume With Inflatable Backpack Ghostbusters Inflatable Slimer

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With the new Ghostbusters movie, I thought this was a fun want to do! You can either be ghostbusters or one be a ghostbuster and the other be a slime!

 Wine and Cheese Costume

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Grab this Wine and Cheese Costume Set – Fun idea if you are going or throwing a Halloween Party! If you are a wine and cheese lover this just screams for a good time! It comes with both outfits and is under $40!

 Star Wars The Force Awakens Classic Deluxe Princess Leia Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper Costume

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All you Star Wars fans will love these fun costumes. They have tons of them, so here are just a few you can choose from! Princess Leia, Lukey Skywalker, Stormtropper and more.

 Peanut Butter And Jelly Set, Tan/Purple, One Size

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Can’t go wrong with this Peanut Butter and Jelly costume set! I love how it has smeared jelly and peanut butter all over it, really looks cute! I know you will get some laughs and compliments for sure. This includes both breads and is under $30. Just wear some matching pants and shirts and you have your outfit done! Cheap and adorable! Be the jelly to his peanut butter!

 Olive Oyl Costume Popeye Costume

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I grew up watching Popeye so when I saw this fun idea, I had to share! Be Popeye and Olive Oyl for a couples costume!

 Tropical Tourist Costume

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I saw this Couples Tropical Tourist Costume and laughed, I had never thought of this one! Under $30 as well and a fun idea!

I couldn’t believe how many fun options are out there for costumes! You can truly create any costume you want now a days, and I thought some of these classic couple costumes were fun but I wanted to share some new ones as well!

 

Do you dress up for Halloween? If so what will you be this year?! 

Fun Couple Costume Ideas for Halloween
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20 Disney Princess Costumes For Girls This Halloween!

Disney Princess CostumesWho doesn’t want to be a princess for a day?! Here are some really cute Disney Princess Costumes that would be great for this Halloween, or hey buy and use for dress up all year round! They have such adorable ones to pick from, it would be hard to choose! Some will be the same princess just a different look, so you have options!

You can click on the name of the dress below or the pictures and it will take you over to buy the item! I hope this all will give you some inspiration for your little princess this Halloween!

Find an Adult Disney Princess Costume for yourself, by clicking here!

Disney Princess Costumes That Are A MUST This Halloween! 

 Disney Princess Ariel Dress Loel Princess Snow Queen ANNA ELSA FROZEN FEVER Disney Princess Rapunzel Dress Dress Classic Elena of Avalor Disney Princess Jasmine Disguise Cinderella Movie Disney Princess Belle Dress Disney Princess Cinderella Dress ReliBeauty Girls Princess Aurora Dress

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  1. Ariel Dress 
  2. Loel Princess Snow Queen
  3. American Vogue ANNA ELSA FROZEN FEVER
  4. Rapunzel Dress
  5. Disguise Elena Adventure Dress 
  6. Princess Jasmine 
  7. Cinderella Movie Deluxe Costume
  8. Princess Belle
  9. Princess Cinderella Dress
  10.  Princess Aurora Dress 

 

 Frozen Inspired Dress Storybook Cinderella Princess Brave Merida Beauty and Beast Princess Dress Frozen Anna Coronation Gown Cottage Princess Costume Merida Dress Aurora Classic Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty Frozen Princess Anna Deluxe Snow White Costume

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  1. Frozen Inspired Dress  
  2. Storybook Cinderella  
  3.  Princess Brave Merida 
  4.   Beauty and Beast Princess Dress 
  5.   Frozen Anna Coronation Gown 
  6. Cottage Princess Costume 
  7.   Merida Dress
  8.  Aurora Classic Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty
  9.  Frozen Princess Anna Deluxe 
  10. Snow White Costume  

I hope you can find a dress that will work for you this season. These are all for little girls, but if you search Adult Disney Princess Costumes and a ton will come up!

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