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Black and White Halloween Party
Halloween is near and the parties are in the air. If you’ve been following recent trends, you may have seen the black and white décor in your store. I recently shopped at Target and I couldn’t resist everything I saw in the dollar spot. I mean, can you blame me? The décor is so cute and trendy. Plus, everything I found isn’t solely dedicated to Halloween so I can easily repurpose it for another party. The best thing is everything was under $30!

Black and White Halloween Party

Black and White Halloween Party

Décor:

  • Chalkboard: Target, $3
  • Black Glitter Tree: Target, $3
  • Popcorn Buckets: Target, $1 each
  • Black Tray: Target, $3
  • Chalkboard Bunting Banner: Target, $3
  • Spider Web: Target, $3
  • Paper Straws: Target, $3
  • Black and White Mason Jar: Target, $3
  • Lights (battery operated): Target, $3
  • Chalkboard Clips: Target, $1
  • Chalkboard Marker (not shown): Target, $1

This vase was actually milk glass painted with a black spray paint

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This popcorn is simply Reese’s Pieces in popcorn.

Black and White Halloween Party Snacks

Black and White Halloween Party

The punch is a red soda

Black and White Halloween Party

Black and White Halloween Party

 

Black and White Halloween Party

This Spooky banner was made from a chalkboard paper banner from the dollar spot at Target. You could easily make this with black cardstock if you can’t find this there.

Black and White Halloween Party

Leave candy and treat bags out for your guests to fill to take with them

Black and White Halloween Party

Black and White Halloween Party

Black and White Halloween Party

Do you love the black and white trend this year? You’ll definitely want to shop at the Target dollar spot before everything is gone!

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Skull Halloween Jars

Here in the Clever Household we are VERY excited that Halloween time is here. This is one of our favorite creative holidays! Clever Guy helped me create these fun party favor jars for kids. You can give them out at Halloween or use them for a party. These Skull Halloween Jars take only about 10 minutes to make and cost approximately $1 a jar. You fill them with potentially any candy but candy corns fit perfectly in these small jars.

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DIY Skull Halloween Jars

Supplies:

  • Washi Tape
  • Jars (I bought these small jars at Hobby Lobby for 50% off)
  • Skulls (these skulls are erasers  from the Target dollar spot)
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Candy

kids halloween party favor

How To:

  • Fill jars with candy
  • Simply hot glue the skulls to the lid
  • Decorate the lid rims with washi tape

kids halloween party favor

 

 

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip

Today is the big game and while we aren’t doing much other than gluing our faces to the TV, we will be enjoying a few snacks. I recently purchased some jalapeno jelly from a farmers market and they had mentioned it was a sweeter type of jelly with a savory base.  I thought instead of eating this on the typical jelly bases like toast, I could make this into a dip! This dip only takes about 5 minutes to make so if you are in a hurry and need something quick, this will be perfect.

You will probably have dip leftover but don’t throw it out! You can use it in your next dinner. Simply put chicken breasts in a baking pan, pour the cream cheese mixture over it and bake for 45 minutes for a creamy chicken dinner that was easy to make!

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of jalapeno jelly
  • (2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 small can of diced chilis

Directions:

  • Cream the jalapeno jelly and cream cheese together with a mixer on medium for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Fold in the diced chilis with a spoon. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip

Tips:

If your cream cheese doesn’t have time to get to room temp, put the cream cheese (out of the package) in a glass bowl and place in microwave for 30 seconds.

You can find jalapeno jelly at most grocery stores. If you can’t find any and you are planning on making this for a party, check out the choices for Jalapeno Jellies on Amazon.

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Jalapeno Jelly Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

 

 

Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Fiskars and Champions for Kids. All opinions are my own.


Teacher Gift Basket

Every year I donate school and art supplies to the kid’s school. Since a lot of the supply responsibility falls upon the teachers, I want to make sure they have everything they need. I actually found out last year that while the parent’s list seemed to get slimmer, it wasn’t because those supplies were replaced. They took supplies off because they didn’t want to burden the parents. I personally don’t think it’s a burden as I love getting a good deal on supplies and usually stock up when I can so we can share them with the school. I usually check in with the teachers about every quarter to see if they need anything. This past weekend we had a crafty get together and I asked friends to bring crafty supplies to donate to the Clever Guy’s school.

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