10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas

One of the best parts of any holiday is the delicious treats that you get an excuse to eat. Halloween is no different. Personally, cupcakes are a staple for every holiday because not only are they delicious, but they are a lot of fun to customize, too. It’s easy to get creative with them and do some really fun, out-of-the-box designs to make them even more fun to eat.

For Halloween, it’s all about giving them a spooky twist. There is no shortage of inspiration for designs and flavors. Though the characters portrayed on them may be scary in other places, on cupcakes they somehow become adorable and delightful. Everything is cuter on a cupcake! These small desserts are the perfect place to stretch your imagination and come up with something unique.

Here are 10 great DIY Halloween cupcake ideas that will have you getting into the spirit of the season.

DIY Halloween Cupcakes

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing scary about this delicious grim reaper cupcake is how fast it will be gone once you take a bite.
Tutorial: Mom Foodie

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll want to dive right into these cupcakes just like the Wicked Witch has.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

Home Tour: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Charming 1928 Spanish Colonial | HomeandEventStyling.comSkeletons have never been more adorable than the ones on these cupcakes.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese Frankenstein cupcakes are as adorable as they are delicious.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow amazing are these little cauldron cupcakes? So much creativity!
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese zombie brain brownie bites are definitely “brain food.”
Tutorial: Sugar Hero!

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPretzel spider cupcakes will satisfy both your salt and sugar cravings.
Tutorial: The Novice Chef

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHopefully, these bat cupcakes won’t fly away before you have the chance to eat them.
Tutorial: Today’s Parent

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is nothing scary about these adorable scarecrow cupcakes.
Tutorial: Enza’s Bargains

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBe sure to keep an eye on these sea monster cupcakes.
Tutorial: Reader’s Digest

Which ones will you try this year?

Warm regards,
Megan

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors

Want to give your Halloween decor or party a little twist? How about a cheerful, colorful Halloween? It might seem counterintuitive given what the holiday is known for but that’s what makes the concept so interesting. Embracing a color palette and theme that contrasts with the traditional Halloween vibe are what makes it such a bold, compelling choice.

You can still keep the spooky elements that are associated with Halloween (skulls, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, ghosts, witches, etc). Then, pair them with a colorful theme and some contrasting elements like flowers. It’s a fun way to put a spin on Halloween that no one will expect, especially if you’re throwing a party.

Here are 10 cheerful and colorful Halloween decor ideas to inspire you.

Colorful Halloween Decor

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comWho said you can’t use flowers during Halloween? They add a beautiful touch to the colorful pumpkins in this beverage spot.
Source: Society 19

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful tassels and treats pop against the black and white tablecloth.
Source: 100 Layer Cake-let

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comBaby blue isn’t a color you see associated with Halloween often but it looks adorable on these pumpkins.
Source: Pizzazzerie

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comHow fun are all the bright colors on these pumpkins?
Source: Studio DIY

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comThis delicious snack is full of bright, bold colors that will bring some fun to your Halloween party.
Source: Kid Friendly Things to Do

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat’s not to love about skeleton cupcakes blowing pink bubbles?
Source: Handmade Charlotte

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPurple and orange are used in a cheerful way against a white backdrop for this tablescape.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPink, peach, orange, and yellow pumpkins create a gorgeous ombre effect for this unorthodox fall centerpiece.
Source: Oh Happy Day

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPastels make spooky elements (like angry skulls) positively adorable.
Source: Amidst the Chaos

How to Shake Up Your Halloween Decor with Cheerful Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comThese pumpkin pops are cheerful, fun treats that are almost too cute to eat.
Source: Fall for DIY

What are your thoughts on cheerful Halloween decor?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

Holidays offer some of the best inspiration for DIY projects. Halloween is one of my and my family’s favorite holidays to celebrate because of all the opportunities it gives you to express your creativity. Every year, we come up with new ideas and are inspired by other people’s creativity. There is never a shortage of ideas.

I love going through Pinterest to see what new ideas I can find. They keep getting better and better every year. This year, some of my favorites are monster table legs, skeleton awards, and “punny” pumpkins. They’re included below with several other great ideas that I’m sure you’re going to be as inspired by as I am. Enjoy!

DIY Halloween Ideas

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese adorable ghost tassels can add a fun Halloween flair to a number of spots in the home or even gift bags.
Tutorial: My Name is Snickerdoodle

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGive your Halloween decor a chic twist with black and white pumpkins emblazoned with fun phrases.
Tutorial: Treehouse Threads

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese creepy (but adorable) gold trophies are perfect to give out as awards at your Halloween party.
Tutorial: Mom Luck

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own spellbooks with this easy and fun tutorial.
Tutorial: eHow

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these fanged pumpkins? File them under “scary cute.”
Tutorial: Martha Stewart

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIs there a monster hiding under your table? There can be with this fun, creative DIY project.
Tutorial: Hallmark

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDecorate your yard with this easy tutorial for creating your very own dungeon.
Tutorial: The Navage Patch

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTransform leaves into adorable ghosts that you can gather in a vase or use as confetti on a table.
Tutorial: Mother Natured

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese crystal ball candlesticks are as sophisticated as they are eerie.
Tutorial: Flamingo Toes

10 Delightfully Spooky DIY Halloween Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese fabulous skull candlesticks were made from items from the Dollar Store. So creative!
Tutorial: 17 Turtles

Which one of these DIY Halloween decor ideas is your favorite?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats

My favorite part of Halloween is all the creativity that goes into it. From decorating your house to have a festive, spooky flair to designing your costume, it’s all about using your imagination. You can even use it in the kitchen.

No Halloween party is complete without delicious treats. Even if you don’t plan on throwing a party, expressing your creativity in the kitchen with some themed desserts and snacks is a fun way to get into the spirit of the holiday. If you have kids, they’re sure to have a lot of fun pitching in, too.

There are so many great ideas out there for DIY Halloween treats that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. Every year, I pick some of my favorites, so here are 10 more of my favorite DIY Halloween treats that I think would be a blast to try.

DIY Halloween Treats

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comFollow this easy tutorial to create some adorable mummy brownies.
Tutorial: Pretty Providence

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow decadent and delicious does this chocolate spider trifle look?
Tutorial: Lil’ Luna

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you love the Nightmare Before Christmas, then you’ve got to try making these Jack Skellington Oreo pops.
Tutorial: Big Bear’s Wife

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHalloween muddy buddies are the perfect treat for a scary movie night.
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThese mummy pumpkin cookies are almost too adorable to eat.
Tutoria: OMG Chocolate Desserts

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comDress up some Nutter Butters for Halloween by turning them into little ghosts.
Tutorial: Home Made Interest

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comLove how unique and fun these red velvet skull cakes are.
Tutorial: Shore Society

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.com“I’m melting, I’m melting!” … into delicious melted witch bark!
Tutorial: Lil’ Luna

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThese Rice Krispie treat monsters are perfect for a not-so-scary kids’ Halloween party.
Tutorial: One Little Project

10 Creative and Yummy DIY Halloween Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow about a little brain food?
Tutorial: Bren Did

So many fun ideas to try this year!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart. Not only am I the daughter of a wonderful mom, but I’m also the mom of three great kids. The holiday is a great opportunity to show your mom just how much she means to you. One way to do that is by making her gift by hand.

There is something special about receiving a gift someone put the effort into making themselves. DIY Mother’s Day gifts are great for kids on a budget, too; you don’t have to spend a lot to give your mom something she will love and cherish.

Here are 10 sweet and creative DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas.

DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate DIY, all-natural perfumes with water, essential oils, and a spray bottle.
Tutorial: Hello Wonderful

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWho doesn’t love beautiful soaps? This lavender lemon soap recipe smells as good as it looks.
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous are these DIY gemstone soaps? They would look chic on display.
Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese DIY mini flower bouquets make giving your mom flowers even more special.
Tutorial: Homey Oh My

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHomemade bath salts are perfect for a self-care package. You can even gift them in pretty jars.
Tutorial: Our Family World

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your own faux flower gift toppers to make your mom’s gifts extra special.
Tutorial: Sugar & Cloth

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is another tutorial for a homemade sugar scrub, this time in lemon mint.
Tutorial: Glue Sticks & Gumdrops

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese DIY watercolor cookies are as creative as they are delicious.
Tutorial: Momtastic

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTurn a beautiful teacup or coffee cup into a candle for a beautiful, unique gift.
Tutorial: Sweet Cayenne

10 Sweet and Creative DIY Mother's Day Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf your mom loves the beach, then you could turn a few seashells into candles with this cute tutorial.
Tutorial: Yes Missy

Happy Mother’s Day!

Warm regards,
Megan