Browsing Tag

Halloween ideas

18 In DIY/ holidays

Easy DIY ghost lanterns

easy diy ghost lanterns

I am just not ready to let fall go yet, are you? So when my friend Kristy asked me if I wanted to join together for one last fall themed blog hop of course I said “yes!” For those of you who are coming over from Kristy’s blog, welcome! And I hope you decide to stick around for awhile and follow me over on the gram @ourtiny_nest!

Ok so today I’ve got an easy Halloween DIY. Seriously, super easy and if you’re looking for a last minute idea, this is it. I’m showing you how I made these easy DIY ghost lanterns. These are perfect for lining your stairs to add a little festive touch. I surprised the kids when they came home from hockey the other night and when they walked in they just loved it!  I got all of the things at my local Dollar store but you could get just about anywhere! Scroll down to see how to make these easy DIY ghost lanterns.

You will need:

  • white kraft paper bags
  • battery operate tea lights
  • black marker or crayon

Easy diy ghost lanterns

Start with your kraft paper bags. Mine had handles so I just cut the handles off using scissors. With a black marker or crayon, draw on each bag a pair of eyes and a nose.

easy DIY ghost lanterns

Next you will get the tea lights and put inside each bag.

Easy DIY ghost lanterns

Then just line your stairs or place them where ever you would like. These would also look good on a mantle!

Can you spot my little furry assistant?

easy diy ghost lanterns


If you’re looking for some Halloween or fall inspired recipes check out:

These leftover Halloween candy cookie bars

Crockpot Pumpkin spice hot chocolate – add some Rumchata or Fireball for the adults 🙂 

Pumpkin baked brie

This delicious fall sangria


Now head on over to Tracy’s Haven to see her fall recipe! It looks delicious!

Be sure to sign up below for more holiday ideas right to your inbox!



15 In food/ halloween

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate and ideas for a Hocus Pocus Party

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus party

Sistahsss! Who is excited for the release of Hocus Pocus 2? I know we can’t wait! Today I’m sharing some really fun ideas to have your own Hocus Pocus Watch Party. This pumpkin spice hot chocolate is the perfect witches brew to sip on while you watch. And the addition of any whiskey or bourbon or your favorite spirit will have you saying “woppo boppo I’m in trouble”. Scroll down for my pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe, more ideas for a Hocus Pocus party and 13 of my favorite fall movies.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate with pumpkin and spices makes it velvety and perfect for fall. Put all ingredients in the crockpot and it’s ready in an hour!


  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (make sure it’s puree, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract or 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (I like the extract because you can add it to other beverages)


Combine all of your ingredients in the crockpot and whisk together.

pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally then place on keep warm.

Add some Rumchata, whiskey, bourbon or Fireball to really spice it up 🙂

Serve in these little cauldrons for a festive Hocus Pocus watch party or Halloween party. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus Party

Or add one of these Halloween peep marshmallows.

Pumpkin spice hot chocolate and ideas for a Hocus Pocus party

I love to see what you create! So if you try this recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

Linking some of my hot cocoa makings below:

beautiful crockpot walmart mini witch cauldron Halloween peep marshmallows Halloween sprinkles


For more Halloween ideas check out

My Halloween Finds

My Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Halloween Boo Buckets

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Check out 13 movies for the cozy fall vibe here.



And one more for the road because this is hysterical and if you don’t get it then you’re not a true Hocus Pocus fan.

Hocus Pocus party ideas

And if you’re not already, subscribe below so you never miss a recipe, DIY or fun idea!

Pin for Later

pumpkin spice hot chocolate

2 In halloween/ holidays

Halloween Finds

Halloween Finds

This post contains affiliate links

Halloween has got to be one of my favorite times of the year. I was never super into it as a kid but now I love adding some spooky things around the house and making some tricks or treats for the kids. Here are some of my favorite Halloween finds this year! Scroll down to see them all. And as always, click the links to shop.

Halloween Finds

Bats – these have been a favorite and top seller for the past 3 years.

bat decor halloween finds


Witch Hats – This is another decor idea I love! Deck out your house or the front porch with these hanging witch hats. I love how my friend Karin decorated her front porch with these so check out her post if you need inspiration.

Halloween finds - witch hats


Floating candles I am obsessed with these and may have to get these to decorate the hallway or our dining room!

Halloween finds Floating candles


Hocus Pocus coffee I just bought this. Now I can sip my coffee and say “Oh look what a glorious morning!”

Hocus Pocus Coffee


Hocus Pocus game – and who knew there was a Hocus Pocus game? This just got delivered to my house so I have yet to play but seems like fun!

Halloween finds Hocus Pocus game


Googly eye sprinkles – these are a must have for all of your Halloween baking. Check out my Halloween yogurt bark or these leftover Halloween candy cookie bars.

Halloween finds - googly eye sprinkles

Skeleton wine glasses – because drinking wine or your witch’s brew out of this glass would just taste so much better!

Halloween finds skeleton wine glass


Spiders – last year I got a bunch of these spiders and put them in our soap bottles. The kids loved it! Click here to see it! And now my skin feels like it’s crawling.

Halloween finds - spiders

I’ve got tons of cute Halloween pajamas all linked here!

And this is a fun idea for your friends and neighbors!

Be sure to sign up below for more Halloween and holiday ideas right to your inbox!


0 In halloween

Halloween pajamas to buy now

Halloween pajama picks

This post contains affiliate links

These are the cutest Halloween pajamas to buy now before they sell out! Including glow in the dark pajamas and matching for the whole family! Click the links below to shop.




For more Halloween ideas check out

Leftover Halloween Candy Cookie Bars

Halloween Yogurt Bark

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Sign up below to get more Halloween and holiday ideas to your inbox