10 AWESOME HALLOWEEN DIY'S TO DO THIS WEEKEND

We've got one more official week before Halloween! Though we can't take credit for any of these radical Halloween DIY's, I've put together a round-up of some of the very best Halloween projects to get you in a spooktaclular spirit this weekend! Get your friends or the kids together for these awesome crafts and recipes. 

ABOVE: Yarn Spider Webs via 100 Layer Cakelet

Ghost Emoji Balloons via Aww Sam

Homemade Tootsie Rolls & Salted Caramels via Little Peanut Magazine

Matte Black Pumpkin via Sweet Paul Magazine

Oragami Vampire Lips via Pink Stripey Socks

Bats Taking Flight via Country Living

Ghosts on a Stick via Oh Happy Day

Haunted Dolls House via Mr. Imprintables

Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern via Style Files

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Blood Spatter Cookies via Annie’s Eats

Hope your weekend is fun and spooky!! xx

GOLDEN PINEAPPLE COSTUME

I'm obsessed with Studio DIY and her genius Halloween costumes. She's had some amazing ones this year -- my favorites include kiwimilkshakescactus, popcorn and today's gumball machine.  

My first attempt at a Studio DIY costume for Mila was last year in the form of a pineapple. I followed the Pineapple Costume DIY and paired the green topper with a dress from American Apparel. I love that this costume can just go with anything yellow in the closet!

A year later and I'm still so in love with this pineapple costume situation! So I went for a gold version, using shiny gold card stock and a white plastic headband from Michaels. [A few notes: I glued the leaves together so they were gold on both sides. The shiny side of the paper wouldn't hold the glue/more leaves. Studio DIY calls for about 20 and I was only able to do about 5 so you're certainly getting a different look going this route.] Mila is wearing a Wovenplay suit and holding a brass pineapple from Borrowed BLU

P.S. Wanted to share this sweet photo of the kids taking a break at our Halloween table. Here's the "Sophisticated Halloween Dinner Party For People Who Hate Orange" on ELLE DECOR.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR GIRLS

Four words: birthday cake Halloween costume. This pink cuteness from A Subtle Revelry is so good, makes me wanna cry. 

Lets just face it, Studio DIY comes up with the best Halloween costumes ever. I made this pineapple topper for Mila last year and paired it with a simple American Apparel dress.

This mini Anna Wintour from Oh Happy Day remains one of my all-time faves. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it, vogue...

This Bjork-inspired featured tutu swan dress from The Wishing Elephant stopped me in my tracks. I mean, NEED.

How much do you wanna cuddle this little ball of cotton candy from Style Me Pretty Living?

Oh Joy's little cupcake for Real Simple.

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This Stella McCartney bonny winged number is what I call: buy a dress, call it a day.

HAPPY ICE CREAM MONTH!

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month (July) and especially National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 19th), here's a roundup of some of our favorite ice cream recipes. Because here at Twink + Sis, it's our mission that you never experience mediocre ice cream again.

No-churn Banana Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirl from Citrus and Candy.

Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream from The White Ramekins

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Broma Bakery.

Green Ice Cream from Kale & Caramel

Ice Cream Cake from Food52.

Edible Sprinkle Bowls from This Heart of Mine

4TH OF JULY FOOD AND DRINK IDEAS

Time to get your patriotism on! Here are some fun and festive food and drink ideas for your Independence Day bash!

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Photo courtesy of Little Peanut Magazine

Let's just go ahead and have dessert first. How gorgeous is this cherry and blueberry pie from Little Peanut Magazine?

 

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Photo courtesy of RipAndTan.com

Now we need an icy cold beverage. This beautiful Cherry Margarita from Rip And Tan looks perfectly refreshing.

 

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

Looking for a non-alcoholic beverage option? This Watermelon Punch and Bowl, from Martha Stewart, is genius and simple. And sugar free!

 

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Photo by Sierra Prescott - Courtesy of Petty Cash

Guacamole and chips are my quintessential summer foods. Let's try this recipe from one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. Here's the recipe from Petty Cash Taqueria, via Los Angeles Magazine.

 

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Photo courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Time to get the grill going. Bobby Flay's Green Chile Cheeseburgers with homemade queso sauce look like they'd be a perfect fit at our party. 

 

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

Photo courtesy of Fruitcake.com

After those green chiles, cool your mouth down with these homemade firecracker popsicles from Freutcake. The kids will love them!

Happy 4th Everyone!! xx