Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Brunch & Decor

 Seriously, how much more fun are holidays when you have kids?! Not that Harper could really partake in the Halloween Brunch festivities, but it was such a fun excuse to have some friends (and their kiddos) over for some festive fun! First, let's define brunch. My husband loses his shit when he hears that word. To him, it means getting short changed on a meal ...combining breakfast & lunch into one ...Celebrating your birthday on Christmas. So in this house, brunch means breakfast food for lunch. Essentially, breakfast numero dos, and I can roll with that.

Here's what was on the menu. Chocolate Pumpkin muffins (thanks AP!) which was literally a chocolate cake mix & a 15 oz. can of pumpkin, mixed together & baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. We served them in our spider cupcake holders that I got from Crate & Barrel last year.  These are so delicious .. a perfect brunch "appetizer."

 

 Main course was Biscuits & GRAVEy (get it?!) and Candy Corn Waffles. Saw the recipe for these on pinterest and was totally obsessed. Super easy as well, make your waffle batter as you normally would, separate into three bowls, color two of them (yellow & orange) and then you pour them in rings in your waffle maker. Start with un-colored batter in the center, a ring of orange & then a ring of yellow around the outside. Then, when you break it into triangles.. BOOM.. candy corn!
I live for this.



Of course, what is brunch without Mimosas?! :) I bought some plastic carafes from Target, drew jack-o-lantern faces on them with permanent marker, and served the different flavors of orange juice in them.

The house is all decorated for Halloween...




.....and so is the baby!




Headband from Jameson Monroe, Onesie from the Gap last season

PS. I am super obsessed with the traditional pumpkin Trick-Or-Treat buckets (they have them at Target for $1), is anyone else still loving these over all the new monogrammed bags & such? So nostalgic for me! :)

31 comments:

  1. everything looks beautiful and delicious! specially the baby!
    I too prefer the old school halloween buckets :)

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  2. Awe...so festive!! Harper looks adorable! L has that headband too...one of our favorites! Pretty sad Hawk game today, wasn't it? :( Your home looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas! You get me excited to move! We are going to start building our forever house next Spring and I already can't wait to decorate it! We are outgrowing this house fast with baby gear!

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  3. My hubby hates brunch for the same reason haha
    love all your decorations! So fun :)

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  4. love her baby blues!! and the headbands. such a good idea to have a halloween brunch!!

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  5. Love! Harper is beautiful by the way. :)

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  6. Get out! I told my bro just the other day how much I LOVE those pumpkin dollar buckets. Awesome that you mentioned that.

    ..And I don't even have kids yet and I love reading your blog!

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  7. Love it ! We took our daughter to the pumpkin farm today, although she had no idea what was going on (12 weeks old) she liked just taking in the sights in her front facing carrier even fell asleep at the end of the tractor ride. We bought her first pumpkin a tiny one, cannot wait to put her in her costume - If this perfect storm they are predicting doesn't ruin it!. Happy Halloween - I shall look forward to Harper in her Tinkerbell costume :)

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  8. I also love the old buckets. Or a pillow case. Whatever floats your boat.

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  9. You and your blog and your family are all too darn cute!!! LOVE your halloween decorations!!

    Taren
    lifeoftaren.blogspot.com

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  10. Love all the cute brunch ideas! And your Halloween decorations are to DIE for!! ;)

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  11. Totally loving that bow.. and we are still loving the old school pumpkin buckets too! For $1 you can't go wrong!

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  12. Those bats don't even look like they are hung up by anything!! They look awesome & of course Harper is looking lovely in her bow!!

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  13. I am adoring your Halloween posts... October/ Autumn has always been my favorite time of year so naturally Halloween is my fav holiday haha! I'm currently just about 8 months along and simply cannot WAIT to have baby here to dress up-- we have seriously contemplated buying Halloween costumes for him already... it's an addiction haha! Anyhoo, loving the posts, and can't wait to see costumes! :)

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  14. I LOVE that you get so into the holidays, I am the same way! When I was teaching third grade my room would be totally decked out for each holiday, I loved it more than the kids, ha ha! Now that I'm staying home with my new little one, I'm sooo excited to decorate our home this year! Thanks for sharing the fun :)

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  15. you can fit more candy in a pillow case ;) My family was too cheap for the $1 pumpkin buckets, haha.

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  16. You are so much fun!!! What a great brunch layout! I love the house. Halloween is my favorite holiday too. It's the unofficial start to the holidays! Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.

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  17. I almost forgot, I ordered Goodnight Goon on Amazon after reading your post. My kids LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for the idea!

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  18. Oh how I wish I could tap into your creative festive-ness for like 5 mins! I love your decor, and all Harper's outfits! I have NO halloween decor out, how SAD is that?!? :/

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  19. Love the bat decor! How did you do that?! Please share!!
    I also agree Holidays are so much fun with the little ones. We are looking forward to taking Elle to a few houses this year for Trick or Treating and yes, the classic pumpkin buckets all the way!

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  20. Yes I LOVE the traditional buckets! I still have mine from when I was a kid and using it for Jack this year!!! Where did you find the cute Halloween banner that you have hanging inside!? I need that!!! :)

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  21. I love seeing all your festive decorations and now I'm jealous that I didn't have a Halloween brunch (particularly the mimosas). Can't wait to see Christmas!!

    http://123-chachacha.blogspot.com/

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  22. Are the pumpkins on the built in purchased or DIY?

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  23. I bought my daughter a fancy and adorable plush spider pail last year for when she'd be old enough to trick or treat. And then wouldn't you know it she saw one of the classic pumpkin pails at Target, picked it up and wouldn't put it down! She is obsessed!

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  24. Harper is such a beautiful little girl, you have been blessed with such a cutie! I have noticed that one of her eyes, her right eye face on looks like it is a squint. I had a squint when I was younger and had to go to the opticians so it would correct itself out. Maybe something for you to look into as Harper gets bigger? Hope this advice helps :)

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  25. I love your black white and gold pumpkins. I did the exact same thing but also did hot pink. I dont know what you used to paint yours but I used spray paint and after about a week the spray paint had eaten through the pumpkin and it was oozing gross stuff lol. Just a heads up in case you also used spray paint! :)

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  27. I am soo with you on the traditional pumpkin buckets! It was one of my favorite purchases for our daughter's first halloween last year.

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  28. I absolutely love your house. I can't get over how gorgeous it is. I've been reading your blog since I cam across is a few months back. You certainly have the life and family I hope to have some day.

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  29. Wish I live closeby so I could have joined you for brunch! Looks yummy! I am also loving your decorations!

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  30. I am sneaking back to check out some decor ideas...you are a genius. Seriously! Permanent markers on the plastic carafe....instant decor!

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