What to Do with All That Halloween Candy?

LOVE this idea -- Free Printable Switch Witch Note for getting rid of #Halloween Candy! via @PagingSupermom

So truth be told, I love Halloween. I love creating fun costumes for my boys, attending Bettijo’s All Hallow’s Eve dinner party, decorating our home to look spooky… there’s so much to love. But I do NOT like all the candy associated with it. (Yes, we are one of “those” healthy families.) In fact, this year alone we were invited to THREE pre-Halloween “Trunk or Treat” parties. Had we attended all of them, we would have had an exuberant amount of candy BEFORE trick-or-treating our own neighborhood!!

A few years ago our family friends introduced my family to the Switch Witch concept, and since then the Switch Witch has stopped by every year! Here’s how it works: On Halloween night after trick-or-treating my boys carefully count their candy and place it back into their pumpkin bags. Before they go to bed they write a note telling the Switch Witch how many pieces of candy they collected, and then they leave the note with their pumpkins in our entry way for the friendly witch to switch their candy into something FUN! Some years it’s Pokemon cards, and other years it’s been small Lego sets. Who knows what the Switch Witch will come up with this year?

To simplify the process I made a printable note for the Switch Witch. After a long day of fun, your little ones simply count how much candy they collected, fill in the note, sign their name, and go to bed dreaming about what FUN the Switch Witch will make of the candy.

LOVE this idea -- Free Printable Switch Witch Note for getting rid of #Halloween Candy! via @PagingSupermom

How to Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

I know it’s about time to start carving those pumpkins for Halloween so I figured we’d share some tips today for roasting up those pumpkin seeds into a delicious and healthy fall snack.

Do you know the shortcut for roasting perfect pumpkin seeds? via @PagingSupermom #Fall

Of course being elbow deep in pumpkin guts is NOT my favorite thing, but the reward of spooky Jack-O-Lanterns and snacking on roast pumpkin seeds will make it all worth it… that is if you know the shortcut to making roasted pumpkin seeds!

Do you know the shortcut for roasting perfect pumpkin seeds? via @PagingSupermom #Fall

Mad Lab Halloween Dinner Party

Each Fall my husband and I go all out on a big All Hallow’s Eve dinner party. We have been throwing this party for nearly a decade, and every year on the blog we show the photos from the previous year’s dinner. This year’s bash was last weekend, and if you follow us on Instagram you might have caught some sneak peeks. We are still washing up all the dishes, but I’m taking a quick break so I can share these photos from last year’s Mad Laboratory themed party.

Love this Mad Lab Mixology for a Halloween party. Includes a set of #FreePrintables from @PagingSupermom #Halloween #MadLab

Love this Mad Lab Mixology for a Halloween party. Includes a set of #FreePrintables from @PagingSupermom #Halloween #MadLab

How to make spooky glowing drinks for Halloween! @PagingSupermom #MadLab #Halloween

A Witch’s Library of Halloween Free Printables

Free Printable Witch's Spell Book Covers for #Halloween via @PagingSupermom #freeprintables

We shared a couple of fun, Halloween printables over on Babble, and we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss out! These spooky witch’s Spell Book Covers look awfully authentic. Go see how easy it is to conjure up some wicked volumes of your own.

DIY Spooky Spider Web Jar

DIY Spooky Spider Web Jar @PagingSupermom #Halloween

As you know we’ve been having lots of fun with the new Cricut machine. The Cricut Explore allows us to cut our own designs, which is so awesome. There is even a new Print then Cut feature that we’re dying to try out. (If only there was more time!) So when Aimée designed these killer…

Halloween with Shutterfly Decor + Giveaway

Put a monogram on your pumpkin -- this looks EASY! Tutorial @PagingSupermom #shutterflydecor

With preparations for my Halloween dinner party underway and assembling all the kids’ costumes, we’re in high gear for Halloween! Yesterday Aimée came over and helped me style my front porch with a bunch of darling decor from Shutterfly. It is so much fun to be able to literally dream up any decor and bring…

Spider Egg Popcorn Recipe

Yummy Spider's Egg Popcorn Recipe @PagingSupermom

Today we’re sharing a yummy Halloween recipe, but also giving you a little sneak peek at a fun project we’ve been working on with our pals over at Cricut. If you like our Creepy Banner then you’ll want to be sure to check back later this week for all the fun details. Okay, now where…