Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween Flash Sale + Giveaway Winner

We’ve got a few remaining non-personalized Halloween Stickers and Tags on Sale on our Facebook page! Only $6 for a set of 12 with FREE shipping!

Halloween Tags & Stickers

Also, a BIG congratulations to Kelly Caldwell for winning our Coton Colors Giveaway! She’s the winner of a $50 Gift Card to Coton Colors. For those of you who still need some cute Halloween goodies for your home, check out their website today for 50% off their Halloween products, just use code SKULLY at checkout!

One more thing, today is the last day to order personalized Halloween Tags & Stickers from our website for guaranteed Pre-Halloween delivery! Happy Shopping!

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Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween is approaching and I wanted to share an easy and super cute spider cupcake tutorial. Last weekend, I was invited to a Halloween party and I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes with a little Halloween twist. This one is really easy and a fun one to do with the kids.

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Here’s what you will need for the cupcakes:

- Boxed cupcake mix + ingredients (I don’t make homemade cupcakes, you can, though!)
- Icing (I did make buttercream – 1 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring + 2 TBSP milk) + food coloring
- Sour Punch Straws (in the candy aisle – I happened to find them at the checkout of Hobby Lobby)
- Candy Eyeballs (you can get these online or at your local craft store or bakery store)
- Sprinkles (of course!)
- Cupcake Wrappers (I think they really finish off the cute look – you can get ours HERE)

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

First, bake your cupcakes (chocolate, yellow, whatever flavor you wish) and make the icing. My recipe is add 2 sticks butter (unsalted real butter, yes) softened. (I always forget to leave out on the counter to soften and yes, even when I did this tutorial, I had to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.) Then, cream the butter with the vanilla and almond flavoring. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time so you don’t get a big poof of white stuff in your face (highly recommend not doing that) then add the milk 1 TBSP at a time to reach the desired consistency. When I made mine, I used the full 2 TBSP. Add the food coloring, just a couple drops will do. I wanted to do my spiders blue because I just think they are cuter that way and not nearly as messy as a black spider could be (seriously think about that before you jump at making them look really realistic – your couch and anything else little fingers will touch and stain will thank you).

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Then, put the cupcakes in the wrappers. I recommend putting the cupcakes in prior to decorating so you will not mess up the icing when you are picking them up to drop in the wrappers. Now, frost those cupcakes! This is the fun part and thank you to a sweet friend who was helping me. She decorated them beautifully. I like to use a 1M tip to decorate cupcakes. It is a large one, so this is how you achieve a nicely decorated cupcake.

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Ok, now cut all the Sour Punch Straws in thirds. This will give you 3 legs per straw and ultimately a lot of spider lets. Don’t forget, each spider takes 8 legs!

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Then, add the eyes and stick the legs in the icing and a little into the cupcake so they will stay and not fall out… and don’t forget about the sprinkles!

Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

There you have it! Halloween spider cupcakes! Oh, and did you see the adorable Happy Everything Mini Platter and Halloween towels? We have an exciting giveaway coming on Friday!

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Halloween Treat DIY: Bugs & Kisses

Bugs and Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

 

When we were brainstorming ideas for Halloween, Jen had the idea of “Bugs & Kisses” and I thought it was precious! This is such an easy Halloween Treat Bag idea and we wanted to share.

Here, we have it shown with a jar, but this can easily be done with clear cello bags tied with a ribbon or yarn (I like the idea of using yarn to tie them, especially for the boys). We found the “bugs” (spider rings) at a pharmacy store for less than a dollar for a good size bag. This treat bag would be a fun one to put together with the kids. I could barely get the bag in the door before my little one opened up the spider rings to play with them. This one is bound to be a hit for the kids… chocolate and bugs, what more could you ask for?!

You can purchase our “Bugs & Kisses” tags on our website:

(purple gingham)

Bugs & Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

(lime gingham)

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And we’ve had several requests for an orange background for girls,
so we’ve added an orange gingham option as well:

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Use special code BUGS for 25% off your Halloween Tags this week!
(valid through 10/6).

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Halloween Paper Goodies + FREE Shipping!

Halloween Treat Bags

Our Halloween Goodies on on the web! So go take a look and enjoy FREE shipping on ANY order on our website this week!

 

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Free Facebook Timeline Cover

Halloween Facebook Timeline Cover

We have a freebie for you today! It’s a Halloween Facebook Timeline Cover. To download, just click the above image and it will take you to the full size image. Right click on the image and save it on your computer. Then, it is all ready to post on our timeline cover just like ours!

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Oh, and if you aren’t following us on Facebook, find us HERE. We share fun pictures, information and sales on our page!

Have a great weekend!

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DIY Halloween Treat Tags & Bags

Halloween Treat Bag Tags

I cannot believe how quickly this month is passing by! October always seems to fly by with us prepping for the holidays, but this year I just don’t know where the month has gone. If it is passing by as quickly for you, you may not have thought about those Halloween treat bags for the kiddos at school, so we wanted to give you some inspiration. If you missed Jen’s creative “Trick” or “Treat” ideas earlier this month, go here and you can see them.

Our treat tags and stickers are on our website and you can add them to a variety of items to add a personalized touch. These photos are from our display at Fireflies & Fairytales in Birmingham, AL. These items are available to purchase in the store and will be available through Halloween.

Here, Jen personalized one of the stripey lime green bags with one of our cute stickers and she stamped the name on the sticker.

Halloween Treat Bag Tags

These lollipops were purchased at a dollar store and Jen added the cute stickers & tags.

Halloween Treat Bag Tags

I love this one…
Punch a hole in the top and bottom of a tag and tie twine through to wrap around the bag.

Halloween Treat Bag Tags

Hope these ideas get you thinking about a spooky cute treat this Halloween!

Halloween Treat Bag Tags

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Last Week to Order Halloween Stickers & Tags!

Halloween Stickers

Just a little reminder…

Halloween is only two weeks away!

Order your Halloween Stickers or Tags by the end of this week to make sure
you receive them in time for Halloween Treat Giving and Trick-or-Treating!

Personalized Halloween Tags

We’re delivering some Halloween stickers & tags, treat bags & tiny chevron stickers and balloons today to Fireflies & Fairytales (Birmingham, AL). You can purchase the Halloween goodies starting today at the store and they’ll be available while quantities last until Halloween!

Here’s a special code for you!

FREE Shipping on orders $20+
Use code FREEOCT
(Valid through Oct. 20)

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A Week in Instagram Photos

Southern Christmas Tablesetting

Wow, it’s been a busy week around here. I’m starting to feel the holiday stress already. I feel like I’m going to end the week ok, though, I’ve been able to accomplish a lot on my “To Do List”. We’ve started uploading some Christmas designs to the website and have a ton more to add. They should all be up within the next couple weeks. In addition to the new holiday products, I’ve been working on getting everything together for our Christmas Show. I wanted to share with you a little of our week in Instagram pictures.

{Halloween Chevron Stickers}

Halloween Chevron Stickers

{Styled shoot for upcoming magazine article}

Fall Tablesetting

{Custom Pumpkins & Pirates Party Goods}

Custom Pumpkins & Pirates Party

{A little fun craft project}

Chalkboard Bible Verse

{Local Farmers Market}

Fairhope Farmers Market

See all these and more if you follow us on Instagram: shophollydays

Have a great day!

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Trick or Treat | DIY Halloween Ideas

It is officially Fall, no bones about it! That means Halloween will be here before you know it! Halloween is all about tricks and treats and I have a little bit of both for our friends at school this year.

Don’t be fooled, these bones are actually pretzels with mini marshmallows dipped in white chocolate. I know the kids at school will love these, and to be honest so did I! I may have tested a couple while I was making them.

I love to bring a little unexpected treat to my son’s teachers. It is getting cooler, but during fall in Alabama, the temperature still hangs around 70-80 degrees in the afternoon. When I go to pick my son up the teachers and kids are often out on the playground and this will be a refreshing treat!

Visit the HollyDays website to find these and many more Halloween gift stickers and tags to personalize your tricks and treats.

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Halloween Treats are on our Website!

Our Halloween Stickers, Tags, Invitations and Platters are on our website! We have cute designs that are great for Halloween treats for the kids, parties & gifts. Jen has some great creative Halloween treat ideas, too, coming next week on our blog!

Go HERE to shop our Halloween goodies!

Have a great weekend!

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