Hi! Jessica here from Lou Lou Girls Halloween is just the best! There are never-ending ideas for fun Halloween food. I couldn't resist putting together some of the most creative and delicious ideas out there! Hope these help you with your Halloween party plans! Click on the links just below the pictures for full … [Read more...]


I cannot believe that Halloween is only three days away! We are gearing up for our annual pumpkin carving extravaganza! We cleaned out the garage (which deserves a metal in my book) to serve as the carving headquarters for the next few days.We bought 60 pumpkins from Staheli Farms, and my brother in law picked up some amazing giant pumpkins for the event!Stay tuned for the 2011 photos! I will be sleep deprived from … [Read more...]

pumpkin carving 101

During this time of year, we get a lot of questions about pumpkin carving from friends and family. We get to teach a lot of classes about how to carve pumpkins, so it seems natural to share our secrets with you too!We have been carving a massive amount of pumpkins for seven years. Our neighbors call us the crazy pumpkin people, and we admit it, we are FREAKS. Ha ha.If you missed the pictures of our pumpkin display from … [Read more...]

Halloween Food ideas

I love Halloween! In fact, I cannot believe that we only have 17 days left before the holiday! Yipeeeee! I thought it would be fun to give you a few cute Halloween Food ideas to take to your Halloween parties that will be starting soon. I accidentally titled the post Halloween food ideas from LAST week. Oh man, I was embarrassed. Forgive me, I am only human. Here are the ACTUAL Halloween food ideas for you.Guacamole and … [Read more...]


Halloween is steadily getting closer! I love Halloween, and I cannot wait! Here are a few ideas for your Halloween parties coming up! If you need some ideas for invitations, check out our invitations from the last three years. We have a Halloween pumpkin carving party every year. It is a blast!Below you will find our invitations for the last three years. If you are photoshop savy, feel free to download the … [Read more...]


I hosted an all girls Halloween party last year for my bunko group. I wanted to post about the party last year, but I wanted it to be a surprise for the girls in my group, and by the time the festivities were over with, the Halloween holiday season was over. So, to make a long story short, I decided to wait until the Halloween season to show you some off the ideas I used for the party. I have been saving this post for an … [Read more...]


If you have been around All Things Thrifty for awhile, you know that I LOVE HALLOWEEN. (Yep, in all caps). It is my favorite holiday. I know, I know, you may think I am weird now that you know this, and I'm ok with it. Halloween to me signifies a lot of fun with family and friends.Let me give you a little background so that you believe me. It all started seven years ago. We decided to stay up late and carve … [Read more...]


Janet over at Cul-de-sac Chic sent me her Halloween decor project that was inspired by Martha Stewart. I have the Best of Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook, and this project is inside. I spotted the project about a month ago, and I really want it in my yard! This project is super cheap, and is an absolutely darling Halloween decoration idea! I'll let you check out most of the project over at Janet's blog but I'll give … [Read more...]


The other day I was flipping through my Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook, and I saw a cool project using glow in the dark glue sticks to make cobwebs. Well, instead of getting glow in the dark glue, I found out that you can buy black glue sticks for a hot glue gun. I got mine at Amazon.com. After your black hot glue is nice and hot in your glue gun, simply make your spider web onto a rubber mat. Sidenote: Do NOT … [Read more...]


As I told you before, Halloween is a big deal around here, and the decorating process for Halloween will most likely continue until our annual Halloween party at the end of Oct. A few months ago, I got the "itch" to change my IKEA mirror. I got some amazing suggestions! I just couldn't decide what to do. So, the other day, I got an idea. Why not make a temporary change for Halloween!?! So, my brain started coming up … [Read more...]