A couple of days ago I finally felt the crisp fall air coming through. It didn’t last long and it was sandwiched between two 90°F degree days, but sure enough, it was proof that fall is coming. My favorite time of year is fall and my favorite holiday is Halloween, so I just couldn’t wait to share this black and blue Halloween party inspiration! If you get sick of the typical black and orange and you want something that looks elegant, but is also pretty cheap and easy, this is the perfect Halloween decor for you! Even better, the DIY project is kid-friendly!
DIY Marbled Candlesticks and Marbled Pumpkins
This project was so easy. Here’s what you need:
- Taper candles
- White plastic pumpkins
- Blue and black nail polish (or enamel paint)
- Large bucket
We added the water to the bucket and swirled in black and blue nail polish. It helped to wear gloves and use a wooden skewer to create a marble look with the paint as it floated on top of the water. Next, we submerged each candle or pumpkin individually, pulling each item out to create a marble effect with the paint. Place the pumpkins on wax paper to allow them to dry. For the candles, we placed them directly into the candlesticks to dry.
“Monkey Brains” Brown Sugar Roasted Pecans
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 1/4 cups pecan halves
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 225°F degrees.
- Lightly grease a rimmed baking pan.
- Combine the egg white and water in a mixing bowl; beat until fluffy. Coat pecans evenly.
- Combine the sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon in a shaker or cup with a lid. Dust the pecans evenly with the sugar mixture. Spread the nuts over the prepared pan.
- Bake in pre-heated oven until toasted, stirring every 15 minutes for about one hour. Cool on pan.
- Separate into individual favor boxes with bow and tag.
Blue Mirror Glaze and Black Candy Apples
- 8 large red apples
- 8 craft sticks
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ¾ cup water
- ½ tsp black or blue food coloring (I added edible glitter to the blue!)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set pan aside.
- Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup, water, and food coloring. Place the pan over medium-high heat until mixture hits 300°F. (This gets super hot!)
- Insert craft sticks into center of apples. I purchased reusable ones that looked like twigs.
- Tilt the pan to one side and roll apple in sugar syrup. Place apple on parchment-lined sheet pan until candy hardens.
Love Potion Bottles
We ordered two bottles in labels and created these fun designs on Canva. This was the perfect size to cover the mini champagne bottles we purchased, but I also think it could be a cute way to wrap juice boxes for a kids party. My best tip is to put your label directly over the one that exists already, and forget trying to scrape it off, as that was not time well spent for me!