Baked Brie

I know I posted something like this last year, but can I tell you how much I love making baked brie! EASIEST THING EVER!

you need:
puff pastry
egg whites
raspberry jam OR pear, brown sugar and pecans

roll out puff pastry, cut off the top rind of brie, spread either topping, fold corners over brie to wrap it, brush egg whites and bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Yeah and Yum!

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Thank You Nordstrom for my gift tags

In last month's Nordstrom catalogue, I was so excited to find a whole page full of adorable gift tags! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the artwork!
I wont be making gift tags this year!

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More shirts...

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Halloween Party Food & Drinks

Ok, here is the table with food...similar to last year...ok, pretty much exactly the same as last year!

The drink bar was similar to last year, but I added one new one...
(that is nacho libre in the back!)

Hot Chocolate & rootbeer with dry ice. Water of course, and...

"shrilly temples!" It was fun to fill the punch bowl with gingerale and dry ice! That was a new one for me. then I had a little bottle of "Sweet Joint Juice" (grenadine) next to it, and a bowl of "Bloody Eyeballs" (maraschino cherries). The Shirleys were a huge hit!
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Death by Sweetness-Halloween Party Dessert

Last year...pumpkin pies were a huge disappointment! So this year I went with the more contemporary dessert: CUPCAKES! My friend Annilee is a serious baker and baked one hundred cupcakes for me FROM SCRATCH. (fresh strawberry, smore, white-chocolate raspberry on chocolate & pumpkin with cream cheese frosting.) They turned out amazing and the table was so fun!

She had decorated each one using fondant figurines. I LOVE TALENTED PEOPLE!

This was the moment of delivery. I was almost in tears I was so excited!
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Halloween Party set up & Details

Ok...why change a good thing. EXACT table setting as last year. I just redid the signs in the new font.

These little haunted houses are from target....I thought they were so cute! They had 3-4 styles.

Im not a "web person" but I did like my little webbed fireplace area. I used glittered pumpkins in the urns to tie it in a bit.

Costume prizes were these cute black glasses from PB, etched with skulls and filled with purple hersheys kisses.
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Halloween Party Set Up & Details

I tried to keep everything black and white. I filled my dish-shelf with Black Glitter Skulls & tealights in black buckets.

I used pictures of some of last year's winners...Including a scary vampire couple.
I also tried to keep all my signs the same as the font/format as the invitations.

This year we eliminated the "scariest costume" and went for "very best."

This was a fun sign to make...I cut out that bat and then glittered it to match in invitations.
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Iron on-printable paper!

I just discovered this hidden gem at office depot and I think my life is about to change. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

For my costume, I just googled an image, typed some text and PRINTED. After some high pressure ironing...I had a new shirt.
Stay tuned for some cute personalized kids shirts. I saw some in Chasing Fireflies...and I will be making some shortly!

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Halloween teacher treats!

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