Preparing for Halloween_ A Doll’s Tale

It’s October ! my favourite month.   I’ve just met with some amazing youtubers and all of them are preparing for Halloween just like me.  I have sewed up all the doll’s costumes in this funny video and I’m proud to say they look amazing.

The video teaches kids all about having fun on Halloween__decorating houses, carving pumpkins, costume parties and of course Trick or treating.    Hope you’re kids will love watching this !

 

Our Costume and Treats | Halloween 2015

Celebrated Halloween again last night and we had a blast!  Too bad I couldn’t video the whole trick or treating event because it started at 6pm so it was too dark to take a good video but check out our costume and all the treats that we got !

Link to the first part of our Halloween HERE

Tinkerbell costume

All you really need is Faith, Love and Pixie Dust

Hope you guys had a spooktacular Halloween like I did !

Thank you for reading.

Happiest Halloween 2015

The last week of October is passing by so quickly and I intend to make the most of it.  Yesterday we celebrated Halloween in our village.  The theme was Spooky Safari.  There were costume competition, magic tricks, best house awarding and of course Trick or Treating.  So please watch the video!

face paint halloween

At first I though it was going to be boring but when my neighbors started decorating their houses like haunted forests, jungles and Jurassic world I got in the mood to dress up like wild beast.  This look was so easy and cheap to pull off its scary. Screen shot 2015-10-25 at 10.55.32 PM I really wanted to be a tiger at first since Bug loves tigers but since the only legging print I saw were all leopard prints thats what I went for.  The rest of my costume were pretty easy to find.  The Face Crayons were from the Bookstore.  The total cost was shockingly cheap!

cheap leopard costume

Cost of Costume:
Leopard print leggings — Php 90  ( US $2 )
Light brown shirt — Php 90 ( US $2 )
Leopard Headband — Php45  ( US $1 )
Face Crayons — Php 36  ( US $0.80 )

Suggestion: A black nail polish would really complete the look.

Cutest Animal Costume

The Not So Spooky Animals in the Safari ! Peacock, Bat, and Flamingo !

trick or treating

Sugar high / Candy Crush !

halloween sugar cookies

Stay tuned for a lot more Halloween FUN !!!

Witches Deadly Brew | Trust Me, Its Safe and Delicious!

When I found a 400 – year old diary from one of my ancestor who is apparently a witch, I felt an unwelcome intrusion of dark energy, it felt overwhelming at first, but as I got used to it. It felt better and better.

As I flip through the pages…. Not all were dark magic actually, some were just lousy scribbles, and surprisingly some pages contained “white magic.”

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Grass Jelly ( any brand would do )

One particular spell that I know everyone would love is the Secret to looking young and beautiful forever! I was still a little hesitant to reveal this secret because of the uncertainty it entails. For even white magic can be used for evil. After all what makes a magic good really depends on you.

halloween drink recipe

Banana Extract.  (note: looks green in the movie because I added green food coloring and water )

Celestine, being a decendant decides to make a brew for her dearest mommy.

halloween bloody drink

crushing the grass jelly

So here’s the recipe for a cup of witches brew !

Grab a couldron or a cup
Fill it halfway with Water
Then add the following:
– 4 tablespoon of Baboons blood ( crushed grass jelly
– 2 Tablespoon of Bat’s eye ( red tapioca pearls )
– 2 tablespoon of Warewolf’s ash (brown sugar )
– a drop of blind snake’s venom (banana extract )
Stir it up for a charm of deadly trouble! Heee Heeee Heeee Heeee heeeeee!!!

How to make witch potion

Tip: Use a dry ice instead of plain ice cubes if your serving it at a party for the smoke effect.  (caution: make sure your dry ice is food grade )

Happy Halloween Guys !

Cute Spooky Figures with Play Doh Halloween Bag

Halloweenplaydoh

Halloween is almost here and I’m really looking forward to it since I have so many things planned. I noticed that kids love making zombies, ghosts and spiders out of play doh (well, my kid and her cousins at least) during Halloween Season so I made a quick step by step tutorial on how to make all sorts of Halloween figures.

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The Little Chef That Could

Honey French Toast Recipe
One of her favorite breakfast foods served with fresh fruits.

Before my Bug turned into a little masterchef-in-the-making I didn’t plan on teaching her how to cook or bake anything at such an early age __3 years old??? What?  In fact it never even crossed my mind.  This entire cooking frenzy kind of just happened.

It was around Feb or March Sunday morning when I got a new nanny and as usual I always teach the new nanny how to cook Bug’s favorite foods.   At that time I was teaching the Nanny how to cook Banana pancakes.  When suddenly Bug said ” you forgot the oil mommy.”   I was surprised because I wasn’t even aware that was she paying attention all this time.   Trying to stay focused and excited at the same time I told her nanny to let bug make her own pancakes while we watch.  And she did it. With gusto!  I taught her how to measure the ingredients properly, two tries later she’s now a pro at making pancakes.  If you haven’t seen her banana pancake video you have to watch it!

Easy Pancake Recipe

And to add to our excitement my mom gave Bug a cooking kit  I wrote about it right HERE.  At that point I told her nanny to let Bug make most of her breakfast foods.  Hence the little masterchef-in-the-making is born.

I would love to think that she’s born with exceptional cooking skills, MAYBE, but I think it was more of right timing and receiving a good amount of attention for me to discover what her interests are and then giving her the opportunity to love it even more.

Below are some more foods that Bug can make pretty much by herself.  These recipes are kid friendly so I hope it will inspire you to teach you’re kids or even yourself how to cook, bake, measure, and have fun in the kitchen!

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Here she learned the meaning of “cutting cheese into cubes” and some basic knife skills.

I also told her that this is the ONLY knife she can ever use..  It’s part of the cooking set I introduced in the Pancake video above.  I love it because it’s as big as a real chef knife, sharp enough to cut through some vegetables and fruits and yet very safe for kids.

Toasted Cheese Sandwich
I know I know it’s not Halloween but she loves wearing this pajamas because it glows in the dark and she can dance the skeleton dance!

This recipe is real simple with only three ingredients.  Bread, butter, and cheese! She learned how to use a toaster here and where the ingredients are kept.   On this video she even danced the skeleton dance called ” Them Bones” while waiting for the toaster to ring.

Chocolate Cupcakes with frosting

artistic milestones This is the newest recipe i taught her, a lot more challenging for her because it has many new ingredients like flour, cocoa, baking soda, yoghurt, etc.  I explained the function of each of the ingredients so she’d know how important they are in making this cake.

kids can cook

She made this just last week but she had been requesting to make this for more than a month now.   Most of the chocolate cake recipes require the use of an electric mixer which is way too heavy for a 3 year old, so it took me quite a while to come up with a recipe that’s not too sugary, chocolatey, quite healthy and does not require the use of an electric mixer from the cake to the frosting.  Her cupcake video will be up next as soon as I find the time.

I know a lot of people who can’t cook and they end up addicted to fast foods which is NOT healthy. I certainly don’t want that for bug. I want her to love cooking or at least grow up knowing how to cook her meals because home cooked meals are much much healthier than restaurant foods.

Ever since I have involved Bug in cooking I noticed that she has became more aware of what goes in her food, whats healthy and whats not. It’s messy most of the time but whats a little mess if it will help her develop some cooking, math, memorization and practical life skills.  Not to mention improvement in her vocabulary, confidence and appetite.

marinating chicken

Her nanny is teaching Celeste how to marinate chicken . She’s a little grossed out with the chicken but that’s normal for a beginner 🙂

Have you tried cooking with your kids?  What’s it like? What did you guys cook???

Haunted Houses (Oct 2013 )

This post is late but I thought I’d share it still since the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is EERIE.   I’m a big fan of Halloween (and Christmas ) decorated houses.  If you have read my previous post, last Halloween I designed a Nightmare Before Christmas Cake for the best Halloween decorated house in Ayala Village.  I took a lot of photos of fabulous houses but since I lost a memory card, I only have a few shots left to show you.  I also lost the photo of the house who had won the 1st prize and lots of kids in costumes ;(

IMG_3026 IMG_3027 IMG_3028These would have been better if these were taken at night but I don’t know how to take great shots at night so I’ll just leave it to your imagination.
IMG_3755 And here’s our sugar-loaded little witch extremely thirsty after trick or treating from 5 to 7 in the evening.

Well thanks again for stopping by 🙂