Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook Review


UPDATE! Congratulations to Tammy Ward who said...

"I love dressing up and taking my grandsons trick or treating."
Tammy, shoot me an email as soon as possible with your mailing address at mary@deepsouthdish.com and I'll get this handbook out to you right away. Congratulations!!
Wow y'all, can you believe October is winding down already? Course, it takes awhile for those temperatures to start dropping down here in my part of the Deep South, but we're even seeing some chill down here this week finally, and the end of October means Halloween fun!

I always love seeing how excited the kids get about what they're gonna be and all the cute and creepy things that my blogging friends come up with for their parties. All You magazine is one of my top favorite lifestyle women's magazines and I love their speciality magazines on shopping, money saving and, of course, cooking and holidays.

Their first ever, Frightfully Fun Halloween Book is no exception, filled with loads of recipe ideas, crafts and costumes - and it's available at many retailers, bookstores and even online at Amazon, where you can order it right now and have it in 2 days with your prime membership, so there's plenty of time for Halloween party planning inspiration!

Consider it your ultimate guide to to celebrating Halloween affordably. In it, you’ll find instructions for everything you need in order to pull off the best Halloween party on your block.

This guide packs in 200 pages of budget-savvy ideas, over 75 ghoulishly good recipes, over 70 creepy crafts and decorations and 30 costumes for adults and kids alike. Written by the editors of All You magazine, every idea includes easy-to-follow instructions, a list of ingredients or supplies needed and includes dozens of templates to help give projects a professional look. There's even craft templates in the back of the book so you can make the perfect haunted house in a snap.

No matter whether you're gathering toddlers, teens or adults for your annual spookfest, the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook offers low-cost, big-bang ideas to ensure everyone a hauntingly good time. Readers will find everything they need for an outrageously fun Halloween, including soup-to-nuts theme parties for all ages.

More features from the book include:

GET YOUR GOURD ON
Transform Pumpkins into Creepy Creatures (p. 4)

Get in the spirit by making pumpkin decorations for the front porch or dining room table from adorable pumpkin families to classic jack-o-lanterns to down-right scary skulls.


HAUNT YOUR HOUSE
Create Spooktacular Outdoor Displays (p. 20)

Send chills up the spine of trick-or-treaters and passerby with spooky decorations for the front door, porch and yard. Ideas include covering the doorbell with a black-caped witch, sitting a life-sized pumpkin man on the porch, and hanging flying ghosts from trees. To make your stoop the scariest of them all you won’t want to miss out on the Terrifying Tombstones craft.


DECORATE YOUR DIGS
Give Rooms an Eerie Glow with Crafts (p. 38)

To help set the mood in the house, All You shares loads of ideas and inspiration to transform rooms. For an eerie glow, create miniature haunted dollhouses, googly-eyed spiders or ghostly window treatments. To celebrate in a more subdued elegant fashion, display framed leaves, faux pumpkins or harvest vases made from winter squash.


GATHER THE GHOULS
Throw a Fang-Tastic Theme Party (p. 62)

Throw a party with suitably festive food and decorations. All You provides dozens of recipes for appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts, and suggests setting the table with bat mobiles, ghost lights and other spooky ideas.


SWEETS AND TREATS
Whip Up Some Terrific Food (p. 94)

Delight Halloween revelers with creepy-crawler cupcakes, spider web cakes and dozens of other spirited desserts. And they didn’t forget to include their yummiest Halloween dessert recipes!


For ideas on how to use your extra candy after Halloween, you'll find ideas for things like Snickers Cheesecake ...


... or how about some Almond Joy Brownies?


CRAFT A DISGUISE
Make Curiously Captivating Costumes (p. 130)

Be it a princess, a robot, or a bunch of grapes, All You offers costume ideas for the whole family to help bring dreams to life, like this Family Circus.


It's the perfect resource for Halloween and you'll hold onto it for inspiration for years to come. Purchase your copy of the Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook on Amazon.com or a local retailer or bookstore near you today!


GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Please check back shortly for the winner's name to let me know where to mail your book!!

The publisher has offered me ONE free copy to give to ONE lucky Deep South Dish reader free - yay!


TO ENTER: Simply comment below to enter for a chance to win and tell me what you love about Halloween! That's it! You may post with the NAME/URL or ANONYMOUS options, but be sure to fill in your name or leave your name along with your comment so I'll know who you are if your name comes up in the random draw.

HURRY!! This giveaway closes at NOON CST Thursday, October 24, 2013. One winner will be selected at random from the comments and will be announced on Thursday evening at the site on this same post.

Readers are responsible for checking back to see if they were selected and need to provide name a complete mailing address to me via email at mary@deepsouthdish.com as soon as possible, so that I can get this out to you in time for Halloween party planning! Giveaway open to U.S. residents only please.

This giveaway is a quick turnaround and only open for ONE DAY, so I can get the copy out to the winner so STOP BACK by no later than Friday morning to learn if you've won and shoot me your address real quick like, so I can rush this out to you.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Disclosure: I received one free review copy plus another copy of All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Book to host this giveaway.

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