Category: Halloween

Mini Pumpkin Planters for Succulents – Fall Decor Idea

Succulent planter box

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day. What perfect way to celebrate than to make these adorable mini pumpkin planters for my succulents. I love succulents. They are easy to grow, perfect for a beginning gardener and so pretty to look at. I have done a variation of this project in larger form on my gardening…

DIY Spider Ice Cubes – Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

Halloween drink with cockroach ice cube

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood at your Halloween party. Spook up your Halloween party with Spider Ice Cubes The bug ice cubes…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins – Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins for Fall

Fluffy pumpkin muffins with cheesecake topping

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall!  And since October 21 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, that makes it a great day to try this recipe! There are lots of fun food days in October. National Cake Decorating Day…

Oreo Mummy Pops – Halloween Mummy Cookie Pop Recipe

Oreo mummy pops

These Oreo mummy pops are a spooky snack on a stick. They are super easy to make and perfect for a Halloween party or for handing out to trick or treaters. Since October 28 is National Chocolate Day, these fun cookie pops are the perfect way to celebrate, white chocolate style! National days give us a…

Fall and Halloween Wreath Ideas – Making Outdoor Wreaths

Wreath ideas for front door

From burlap wreaths covered with bats to a colorful Halloween mesh wreath made with a black kitty cat center, these fall and Halloween wreath ideas will capture the spirit of the season in a spooky and fun way. The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling.  I love this time of the year,…

Witch Legs Decor – Halloween Decorations with Witches Feet

Witches feet decorations

These witch legs decoration ideas will make sure that the wicked witch won’t be flying away on her broom any time soon! Instead her feet and legs are being used in garden planters, as table legs and in so many other freaky ways! Making your own Witches Legs Decorations This is such a fun time to…

Candy Corn Pudding Pops

Candy corn pudding pops

This is such a fun time of the year for spending time in the kitchen. It’s sort of a cross between cooking and crafting.  These candy corn pudding pops are a fun treat to make and are the perfect choice for those who love the traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving candy corn. Did you know that…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holiday season.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. Since October 1 is National Home Made Cookie day, it’s the…

Pretzel Recipes to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

These 20 Homemade Pretzel Recipes feature savory and sweet pretzel recipes as well as seasonal and sweet dessert recipes using pretzels.

April 26 is celebrated National Pretzel Day. Pretzels are great on their own and can also be used in so many recipes to add a salty crunch to them. In honor of this fun National Day, I have put together a collection of over 20 of my favorite Pretzel Recipes.   Some of these recipes…

20 Candy Corn Recipes -Dessert Ideas Using Candy Corn

Candy corn treats

These delicious Candy Corn Recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Many national days are associated with food. What more…

Halloween Car Decorations – Decorate a Car For Halloween

Car decorations for Halloween

Halloween is the time to really go all out in the way of decorations. And the decorations don’t have to stop with your home. These creative Halloween car decorations will make Halloween a mobile holiday too! Scare up some Fright with one of these Unique Halloween Car Decorations Porches, front entry steps and garden planters…

Graveyard Picket Fence – Halloween Fence Table Decoration

Pumpkin candy dish in graveyard

Are you planning on having a Halloween party this year? This graveyard picket fence is the perfect way to display your favorite Halloween sweet treats.  It would make a great table centerpiece. Nothing sets the mood for a Halloween party better than a table centerpiece with a spooky look.  And if you also have lots…

Halloween Dirt Cups – Pumpkin Patch Pudding Dessert

Dirt cups with gummy worms and pumpkins

These fun Halloween dirt cups will delight your kids in a spooky kind of way. They are super easy to make and would be fun to have on a Halloween party table.. I love this time of the year. It lets me be a kid again by making fun themed Halloween desserts. Your children will love…

Halloween Door Decorations – DIY Mummy Door Decoration

mummy door decoration

Halloween door decorations turn any door in your home into a spooky entrance. This mummy door decoration is super easy to do and perfectly eerie to behold. All you need are a few supplies and your door will be a Halloween masterpiece in no time at all. The door cover will make a great prop for…

Halloween Gumball Machine – Bubble Gum Jar for Halloween

Halloween Bubble Gum Jar

This Halloween Gumball Machine is the perfect way to display candy and treats on your Halloween party table. It is easily made with some Dollar Store crafts and a terra cotta pot and saucer. I love using terra cotta pots to make craft projects. (see my clay pot snowman here.)  The pots and saucers can be…

Pumpkin Haystack Cookies – Halloween Butterscotch Haystacks

pumpkin haystack cookies

Two of my favorite treats are haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins.  These cute Pumpkin Haystack Cookies combine both flavors into one delicious recipe and will be the star of your Halloween party table. My mom used to make these for us when we were children and it’s always a recipe that is nostalgic for me and…

Halloween Scary Snake Basket

Halloween scary snake basket

This Halloween scary snake basket is sure to bring screams of fright and delight to your trick or treating visitors. When I saw it on Etsy, I just knew that I had to make my own version of it for my front steps. The original project was inspired by the movie Beetlejuice. Imagine how people would jump…

Wine Cork Pumpkin – DIY Pumpkin Made from Wine Corks

DIY wine cork pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of the year.  I get to be a kid again, making fun Halloween recipes and DIY projects. This easy to make Wine Cork Pumpkin comes together in a few hours and looks great in any fall vignette. November 5 is Color the World Orange Day. This easy decor project…

Hurricane Popcorn Table Decoration

Autumn hurricane vase popcorn table decoration

Looking for a fast and easy decoration for your tabletop for fall?  What could be easier than this hurricane lamp popcorn table decoration? This pretty vignette is made from supplies you may have on hand or outside and looks wonderful on the dining room table.  It is perfect for a fall table and can be used…

Salted Pumpkin Fudge – Vegan and Paleo Treat

Salted Pumpkin Fudge

It’s September folks and you know what that means?  2+ months of all things pumpkin!  This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe.  Fudge is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time.  There is even a national candy day in…

2016 Top Posts – Always The Holidays

These 2016 Top Posts were the most visited roundups and projects on Always The Holidays last year. From a mummy doorway to a scarecrow door decoration, these were all a big hit with my readers

The New Year brings us the chance to think back over last year and plan for the one to come.  Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  I do, both for myself and also for my blog. Part of that process is looking back over the year that just ended to see what YOU, my readers,…

Halloween Party Favors – It’s BOO time!

These Halloween party favors will hold your favorite snacks.

One of my good friends has a lovely blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often shares some of her favorite seasonal themed ideas with me so that I can feature them on my blog.  These adorable Halloween Party Favors are super easy to make and will give your party guests something to take home with them. This…

Banana Pumpkin Pancakes – A Taste of Fall

These banana pumpkin pancakes will welcome in fall in a very tasty way. Great to serve for Thanksgiving breakfast!

Breakfast will be a delight in your house with these banana pumpkin pancakes. They are super tasty and perfect for the season. Fall is the time for pumpkin recipes.  The creamy smooth taste of it is perfect for everything from breakfast to dessert. Welcome in Fall with these banana pumpkin pancakes. We love pancakes at…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles Welcome Autumn in Style

These peanut butter chocolate truffles have a lovely coating of chocolate with some autumn leaf sprinkles. I love the texture that flax seeds and chia seeds add to the mixture.

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  We have a long, hot summer here in N.C., so getting a break from the hot weather is a real treat for me.  And, since I also love all the holidays to come, I get very excited by this change of seasons. These delicious peanut butter chocolate…

The Best Halloween Recipes – For Great Spook Appeal

October 24 is National Food Day. What better way to celebrate than with this collection of Halloween recipes featuring both sweet and savory ideas, all designed to thrill and chill your family and guests. All of the holiday seasons have great appeal for interesting recipes, but Halloween seems to be my favorite.  I love some of the…