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Boo! Here’s to a spook-tacular Halloween

Halloween is pretty much the best holiday ever: you get to dress up in costumes, ask your neighbours for candy, and no-one complains. Except for all of England, because that’s a memory from my American childhood and not really the done-thing in this country.

And yet, I still love Halloween! Here’s how I’ve been getting in the spirit for the 31st:

spooky halloween-themed nails with jack-o-lantern and frankenstein detailingFirst up: manciures. And I’ve been loving this simple one – orange, green, glitter and a little jack-o-lantern and Frankenstein detailing. It only took about 15 minutes to paint, but it’s really got me in the spirit. (It’s the little things, right?!) And so far everyone who’s seen it has commented on how fun it is.

And when it was time for a change? All Frankenstein on every nail! (Artistic designs on the middle three fingers courtesy of Jeff, who enjoys painting miniatures but feels conflicted using those skills for manicures.)

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candy apples

Second best thing about Halloween after the free candy (of my childhood memories)? Candy apples!

I found this baby at a local grocery store, and I wasn’t going to pass it up. Just as delicious as I remember, and it’s a sweet (geddit?) way to get 1 of your 5 a day. dressed as a katiesaurusrex, loose on the tube

Roar! You lot know I love dinosaurs, so when I had to put together a Halloween costume (ok, ok: fancy dress for my lovely Brit readers) for a Halloween party last weekend I just couldn’t pass up this dinosaur onesie that I found on eBay. To make things even more fun, Jeff went as Dr Alan Grant from Jurassic Park. Couples costumes for the win.a creepy, severed hand... that's really a cake!

And of course, Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without creepy treats! So today we headed on over to Feed the Beast with Eat Your Heart Out‘s food artists. They were serving up “cakes of your nightmares” with vomit cupcakes, toothed vagina cakes, finger biscuits, and this terrifying severed hand – made out of cake! – amongst other gruesomely delicious pastries.
ceramic hand-painted heart with "till death do us part" detiailingBut Jeff and I didn’t buy any of these treats – instead we splurged on this awesome hand-painted ceramic heart. It’s made it’s way to the mantelpiece in the lounge, but we’re trying to figure out how to work it into the wedding so that we can justify the spend as a necessary decoration. Any and all suggestions for this, please put them in the comments! We thank you in advance.

Will you be getting spooky with me for Halloween 2013?


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