Category: Holidays

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…

Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge

Candy corn pretzel fudge

This candy corn pretzel fudge has my favorite holiday candy, plus pretzels and lots of other goodies.  It will disappear from the table at Halloween or Thanksgiving. You can be sure fall is here when you start seeing candy corn in the grocery stores.  It is a favorite in our house and I like to…

Quick and Easy Halloween DIY Projects

These quick and easy Halloween DIY projects are prefect for me. They are easy to make and inexpensive on supplies. What’s not to like? This is such a busy time of the year.  And the expenses associated with the upcoming holidays means that I don’t want to spend a lot of either money or time…

Pumpkin Shaped Chocolate Truffles

Pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

These pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles are the perfect treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. One of my good friends, Regina, also has a blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often features Brazilian treats, such as Brigaderos, with her readers and she has shared a Halloween take on the Brigadero that is perfect for the holidays. …

Halloween Party Idea – Pumpkin Drink Holder

This Halloween pumpkin makes a super drink holder for your holiday party.

Time for a fun Halloween party project.  Don’t stick the party drinks in a plain ice bucket. Instead use a pumpkin to make this unique pumpkin drink holder that will delight your party guests. Gather a pumpkin and grab a few tools, and within minutes, you can create this fun drink holder that will add a…

Candy Corn Pecan Fudge Recipe

Did you know that there is a national candy day in November! And October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.  Celebrate these special foodie days with this candy corn pecan fudge recipe. It is rich and creamy and the perfect sweet treat for your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table. Many national days are associated with…

20 Spooky Halloween Cocktail Recipes

Spooky halloween cocktails

Halloween is such a fun time of the year.  It lets the kid in every one come out.  What makes you feel more youthful that dressing up in a fun costume and just plain acting out?  These 20 Halloween cocktail recipes are sure to set the mood for any adult Halloween party. Many of these…

DIY Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts

The local home stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s often have scrap pieces of 4 x 4 timber.  This size is just perfect for making cute decorative pieces like these DIY Halloween scrap wood ghosts. These DIY Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts are a Fun Project. Always the Holidays is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate…

20 Halloween Sweet Treats – For a Great Party Table

Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Both young and young at heart seem to get into the mood when this holiday rolls around.  These 20 Halloween sweet treats will be perfect for your party table and are fun to take to school for a great Halloween snack. Most are sweet treats, but…

5 Tips to Set the Mood for a Halloween Party

Good Halloween parties rely on plenty of atmosphere to be successful.  It’s not enough to simply send out invites and hope for the best.  A great Halloween party needs to set the mood in just the right way. Do you want to set the mood for a Halloween Party?  Follow these tips for an eerie…

Peanut Butter Eyeballs – Spooky Halloween Dessert Idea

Peanut butter eyeballs

Halloween is that one time of the year when purple and orange seem to be a perfect match.  How fun is that?  What a delight these peanut butter eyeballs would be on your Halloween table. Now, if you read my blogs regularly, you will know that I have a fondness for peanut butter.  As in, it’s…

Spooky Mummy Cake Balls

mummy cake balls

Dontcha just love this time of the year?  For me, it’s a time to dust off my cake decorating supplies and skills and have tons of fun in the kitchen making adorable and festive Halloween treats.  These mummy cake balls are so much fun to make and will add a whimsical touch to your Halloween…

Banana Ghosts & Orange Pumpkins

These banana ghosts and orange pumpkins will have your kids  squealing with delight, while making sure they get the nutrition from healthy food instead of sugary calories. There is so much in the way of sugary snacking going on this time of the year. Why not feed your children something much more healthy? Healthy Halloween…

Autumn Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins

scrapbook paper pumpkins

DIY Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins. These DIY scrapbook paper pumpkins are simple to do and require only a few supplies.  If you are someone whole loves to scrap book, this project will appeal to you!  I love holiday projects that are easy to do, are not intended to last long (so they don’t need to be…

Christmas Home Tour – My Santa Claus Collection

My Santa Claus collection

Ring in The Holidays with a look at My Santa Claus Collection I have always been a kid when it comes to Christmas.  I come from a very large family. Although we did not have a lot of money as I was growing up, somehow my parents always made Christmas very special for us.  I…

Round up of Christmas Sweet Treats – Holiday Baking Ideas

30 of my favorite holiday recipes

The holidays are such a fun time in the kitchen.  There are so many occasions when you can bring out your favorite Christmas sweet treats to share with loved ones to a bit of holiday spirit. Whether it is the dessert table for Christmas day, your annual cookie swap, or a time to bring some…

17 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

17 creative holiday gift wrap ideas - alwaystheholidays.com/

If you wander through the stores during the holidays, you will be overwhelmed with all of the choices for holiday gift wrapping.  You can buy supplies for wrapping,  of course, but if you take the time to come up with a creative idea for your gifts, they will be that much more special.  I’ve put…

Santa’s Phone Number – Fun for the Kids

Fun for the kiddos! Let them call Santa on his very own phone number!

Be sure to Give Santa a Call on his special Phone Number! Hey kids!  Did you know that Santa has his very own phone number?  You can give him a call at the North Pole and he’ll wish you a Merry Christmas and ask you to leave your wish list in a message.It is that…

Christmas Music – You’re Here by Francesca Battistelli

Nativity Scene Listen to Franceso

Beautiful Rendition of You’re Here by Francesca Battistelli I love all types of Christmas music, and am always looking for pieces that I feel are worthy of sharing with my readers.  This beautiful song by Francesca Battistelli is called “You’re Here” and gives us a reminder of the reason for the season. Francesca Battistelli is…

Pentatonix Sings Carol of the Bells

Pentatonix Carol of the Bells

Beautiful Version of the Classic “Carol of the Bells.” I was a music major in college and voice was my specialty.  I cringe, most of the time, today when I hear the way most groups destroy my favorite Christmas music songs.  But that is definitely not the case for this stunning version of Carol of…

20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

Are you ready for the holidays and all the sweet treats that it entails?  How about making up a few of these fudge recipes to have on hand for Christmas? Fudge is the one sweet treat that I make each year without fail.  I can’t trust myself to have it sitting around during the year,…

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Thanksgiving Cornucopia

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia. Time to decorate your table in style. Sure, you can purchase a cornucopia, but why not try making one in the oven.  It’s easy to do if you use frozen bread dough. To Make the centerpiece, you will need the following supplies: Disposable 12-14″ aluminum pizza pan Nonstick cooking spray Baking Sheet…

Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. October 26 is National Pumpkin day. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to think ahead to Halloween and Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to use up…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. It has a lovely melt in your mouth texture that anyone will love. Fudge is one of the most popular forms of homemade candy, especially around holiday time.  There is even a national candy day in November and…

Best Christmas Wreath Ideas

Round up of 11 great Holiday wreath ideas

From Halloween through Christmas, it seems that many doors have a wreath of some sort decorating the entry.  These Christmas wreath ideas are the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. Decorate your Door with A Festive Christmas Wreath. Some of these wreaths are simple, and some are very ornate. Some are store bought…