Eats & Drinks

Happy Halloween!! I’m super excited to take Romeo trick-or-treating this year! Unfortunately, we live on a private road so we don’t get many kids, but we’ll be wandering the neighborhood, which is very festive. For any of you entertaining or keeping it cozy inside while passing out candy, we have a really fun cocktail for […]

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Smoking Blueberry Lavender Martini
Eats & Drinks

 Here’s a little cheers to fall, Halloween and the holidays! We’re serving up a super easy and delicious sparkling spiked apple cider punch recipe that’s perfect to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any fall party! The ingredients are simple and it’s a punch that everyone will enjoy. We also love adding a festive ice ring […]

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Spiked Apple Cider Punch Recipe!
Eats & Drinks

 This post was created in partnership with  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® We love effortless entertaining over here and these mummy brownies and fondue make the perfect Halloween party platter! These spooky little mummies are not only adorable, but are also easy to make. We used NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (the […]

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Easy and Adorable Mummy Brownies!
DIY

Who knew concrete could be so charming, right?! We made these DIY concrete pumpkins from silicone molds and a really cool, crafty concrete mixture! I think they’re adorable and have such a modern vibe to them too. They’re also super versatile and would look gorgeous on a table setting for Thanksgiving or add them to a spooky […]

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DIY Concrete Pumpkins
Entertaining

Hellooooooo CANDY CART! We wanted to create the perfect Halloween candy cart that’s super charming for a Halloween party! Something a little more sophisticated and enjoyable for the “older kids” (aka adults) was our motivation for this! Most of us have a bar cart of some sort, so we used one as the base for our candy […]

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The Perfect Halloween Candy Cart!
Entertaining

I always try to incorporate some charm in everything I do. Halloween is no exception, so we put together a charming Halloween movie night. I love Halloween! Mostly for the fact that it kicks off the holiday season — pumpkin carving, dressing up, homemade chili and trick or treating. It’s also been one of my favorite holidays […]

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A Charming Halloween Movie Night
Eats & Drinks

Probably the spookiest and most delicious way to drink a milkshake, the Monster Cereal Milkshake!! All the flavors you loved as a kid, Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry, made into yummy milkshakes!!! Yum!! We created this video and recipe for General Mills’ blog, Tablespoon and had an absolute blast creating childhood memories with these […]

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Monster Cereal Milkshakes
Eats & Drinks

Add some spooky charm to a plain cake with our printable and edible Halloween cake designs!! We wanted to create something unique and festive for your Halloween party and these are definitely charming enough to be centerpiece of your dessert table! There are 4 fun designs to choose from and all fit for 8×8 cakes… […]

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Printable and Edible Halloween Cake Designs!
Eats & Drinks

We’ve had so much fun hosting our Spooky Snack Lab Contest! Did you enter?! I loved seeing everyone’s Halloween pins! AND we’re continuing this fun party with a fun NUTTER BUTTER Cookies recipe! Who doesn’t love those yummy peanut butter cookies shaped like a peanut?! There are so many creative ideas you can make with […]

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NUTTER BUTTER Cookie Blondies
Eats & Drinks

What’s this you ask? Well, this is a pile of absolute deliciousness, called Eton Mess! It’s a traditional English dessert which essentially is a pile of the most amazing whipped cream with homemade crushed meringue cookies and fresh berries! I first tried this Eton Mess recipe at The Soho House in West Hollywood and fell in love […]

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A Delicious Eton Mess Recipe
Entertaining

 We were so honored, along with Poppy Talk, Studio DIY and Jenny Cookies to throw the Ultimate Halloween Party on Pinterest, hosted by Savers Thrift Shop!! So.Much.Inspiration!! Savers is a great place to find unique looks for Halloween costumes and decor! AND all for less, which I’m all about! I scoured our local Savers to create a beautiful Halloween table escape and found […]

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The Ultimate Halloween Bar on a Budget
Eats & Drinks

Today we’re continuing our “How to Host an Amy Sedaris Party for Halloween” with a few very easy and outrageously delicious dessert recipes that are perfect for Halloween! AND, we’re topping it off with a fun giveaway with Oreo and Fanta! If you haven’t had Oreo truffles before, you’re in for a huge treat. Your […]

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3 Simple Recipe Ideas with Oreo and Fanta!
Entertaining

If you’re totally confused about the title of this post and don’t know who Amy Sedaris is, she’s a hilarious (and sometimes often crass) comedian, actor and bestselling author of two books, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Crafts for Poor People. She’s an unconventional hostess who brings a witty, hysterical and bizarre side to entertaining. One of my favorite ideas… […]

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How to Host an Amy Sedaris Party for Halloween!
Entertaining

We teamed up with Pottery Barn to share some our 6 tips for creating a charming Halloween bar for your home parties! This was a pretty exciting collaboration because we love Pottery Barn and have for so many years! We jumped at the opportunity to work with them! Also, you can find the recipe for these […]

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6 Tips for Creating a Charming Halloween Bar
Holidays

 It’s officially all things pumpkin season and they’re popping up everywhere! We’ve created this charming pumpkin guide to help you find the best pumpkin for what you’re doing! As you know, there are a variety of pumpkins out there to choose from… Some pumpkins are better for decorating and some are best suited for cooking! […]

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Charming Pumpkin Guide
Eats & Drinks

If you’re hosting a Halloween night and you’ll be making some treats, these witch hat s’mores will really add some charm to the party!! It’s just a thin chocolate chip cookie that we molded to resemble a traditional witch hat and they are pretty adorable, if I do say so! The witch hat s’mores also […]

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Witch Hat S’mores
Eats & Drinks

 After making these, we couldn’t wait to show you how to marble candy apples! How gorgeous are these?! We’re pretty smitten over the marbled candy apples and think they’ll be perfect for a Halloween party!! They’re actually fairly easy to make, as long as you have a candy thermometer and watch the sugar temperature! You […]

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How to Marble Candy Apples
Living

Happy Halloween! It’s always a little extra fun when Halloween is on a Friday! Romeo has now dressed up as 3 things for Halloween… he was the most adorable raccoon at Jen’s Halloween party, then an erupting volcano at pre-school and tonight he’s going to be Darth Vader. We couldn’t help it after seeing this genius […]

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Happy Halloween!
Eats & Drinks

Cheers to the weekend! With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite spooky cocktails! From delicious punches to smoking martinis there’s definitely a recipe in here for your Halloween party! Click the photos or the links below for each recipe. Enjoy! 1. Sour Green Apple Margarita by Heather Christo 2. […]

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15 Spooky Cocktails for Halloween
Eats & Drinks

This Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake is definitely going to be a Halloween tradition in our home!! Around this time a year, I keep my slow cooker on hand as it’s the best kitchen tool for yummy home-cooked meals on the fly! This gooey chocolate cherry cake recipe turned out fantastic and of course, it’s extremely […]

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Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake
DIY

I’m always the last person in my house to figure out my Halloween costume! This year, Erin of White Fig Designs mentioned she had made a floral crown for a Day of The Dead-inspired makeup look. It inspired me for a Halloween party we’re going to, so I asked Erin and makeup artist Samantha Singer to share […]

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DIY Floral Crowns and Day of The Dead Inspired Makeup
DIY

Friday night we’re having family, friends and their kids over for an evening of pumpkin decorating! We won’t be carving pumpkins since the kids are still too little, so I wanted to create a few fun projects they could do in conjunction with putting stickers and silly masks on their pumpkins. I was thinking of ideas that kids […]

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DIY Pumpkin Ice Cream Cones
DIY

How charming is this no sew DIY mummy pillow?! Yes, no sewing! It’s effortless to make and adorable for Halloween! Perfect for a kid’s room during the month of October or to make a few to use as throw pillows in a living room. Just the right amount of spookiness, ha! No Sew DIY Mummy Pillow Fabric […]

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No Sew DIY Mummy Pillow
Entertaining

We teamed up with Erin from White Fig Designs to create this adorable and easy Halloween centerpiece using a pre-decorated styrofoam skull and succulents! It’s so simple to make and lasts the entire month of October! I usually put out my Halloween decor items throughout the month of October. I’ve had this arrangement sitting on a cake stand […]

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Easy Halloween Skull Centerpiece
DIY

In Mexico, during the Day of the Dead celebrations, sugar skulls and sugar art has been a tradition since the 17th century. They’re created from homemade sugar paste, put into molds, then decorated and placed on real gravestones to honor the return of a spirit. Day of The Dead is a beautiful and colorful celebration that […]

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How to Make Mexican Sugar Skulls
Holidays

For every new season we like to add simple touches to our home that welcome the season’s scents, colors and overall decor. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for because it’s the beginning of crisp weather and the holiday season. Most of the fall decor can stay around until November, just adding a […]

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10 Easy Ways to Bring Fall Into Your Home
Charming Friday Links

Happy November 1st!! I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween. Romeo did pretty well his first time trick-or-treating, but there are definitely some skills we need to work on like him not scooping handfuls of candy from the candy bowls or walking into people houses without being invited. Luckily he was dressed as a […]

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Charming Friday Links
Holidays

Happy Halloween, Charmers! Since it’s the first Halloween in our new house, I wanted to do something special for the kids who stop by trick-or-treating. I asked Zan if he had any ideas and he thought it would be cool to snap a quick picture of them dressed up in their cute costumes with our […]

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Happy Halloween!
Holidays

I usually never ask for nail art when I get manicures. Mostly because I don’t want to pay the extra money for it, haha! But this time I really wanted to do something cute for Halloween, so I asked for spiderwebs on my gel manicure (that way it wouldn’t chip before Thursday!). I love the […]

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Spiderweb Nails for Halloween
Eats & Drinks

Hellooo Friday! It’s the weekend before Halloween, which means major party time for many of you. You’ll be happy to know that I have the BEST sangria recipe ever for Halloween! I call it the Black Sangria and the name says it all! A sangria made with blackberries, black plums, black grapes and Apothic Dark […]

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Black Sangria Recipe
Holidays

Growing up, I always looked forward to trick-or-treating with my cousins and siblings each Halloween. Dressed up in our costumes we would head out right before it turned dark to let the sugar fest begin. It was usually raining, but that just added to the fun. We would skip the occasional creepy house that had […]

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Trick-or-Treating Tradition
Entertaining

Tis the season to add a little black into your life, or in my case a lot! I love black accents so I’ve gathered together a few of my favorite things in black that are perfect for entertaining and Halloween. I especially love the black vodka, playing cards and bowls! 1. Black Vodka 2. Serving […]

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Back In Black – Entertaining Products
Eats & Drinks

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend full of exciting fall and Halloween activities! If you’ve read Sugar and Charm for awhile, you know I’m a fan of making entertaining fun and easy. I love small details that make a dinner party charming. This cake definitely  falls into the “charming” and “easy” categories. […]

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Chocolate Flourless Cake
Eats & Drinks

The Gin Goblin has arrived! I love how this gin, green tea and cucumber cocktail turned out. It’s perfect for Halloween night, if you’re having a few friends over to pass out candy. You can make 4-6 six in a batch which is easy for entertaining. It’s extremely refreshing and even somewhat healthy! It has […]

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The Gin Goblin – A Green Tea and Cucumber Cocktail
Be Inspired

I can’t believe I’m posting a picture of myself like this! I thought I would never do it, but it’s all to bring you guys enjoyment. I feel like I HAD to share one of my favorite apps, OldBooth. I told Zan I was posting a few of him because I’m not in this alone… […]

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OldBooth… and Yes, That’s Me.
Eats & Drinks

I’ve gathered 10 of my favorite Halloween ideas from Sugar and Charm. Over the years we’ve made several Halloween cocktails, sweets and craft projects and I wanted to combine my 10 favorite ideas in one post! Read about them below! Decoupage Pumpkin: Romeo was 8 months when I printed all of his baby photos out […]

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10 Charming Halloween Ideas
Eats & Drinks

This was my first time making almond milk horchata and it won’t be the last! The kids at the Halloween party drank it all up and absolutely loved it. The flavor is richer than store bought almond milk and the texture is so creamy! I added some honey, cinnamon and vanilla to make a healthier […]

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Almond Milk Horchata
Entertaining

This was the first actual party I’ve hosted for Romeo and his friends. I’m so happy we got to team up with the incredible Tiny Prints to kick off some good ol’ Halloween fun for the kids! I scoured the Tiny Prints adorable and spooky collection of Halloween invites and found this one… and the […]

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Kids Halloween Party Ideas
DIY

The rest of the week I’ll be sharing a kids Halloween party I hosted for Romeo! We teamed up with Tiny Prints to put on an adorable black and white, skeleton party for some sweet littles! I based the entire party off of an invite I found on Tiny Prints! People say the invite sets […]

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Kids Halloween Party: DIY Magnet Board
Holidays

I think I’ve shared a million times that these next three months are my absolute favorite of the year. For one I finally get to dig out my dusty boots out of the closet (I LOVE BOOTS!), next I bring out the pumpkin spice candle that didn’t quite burn all the way from the previous […]

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Fall To Do List
Holidays

Our second annual Halloween bash was a lot of fun! Toluca Lake didn’t disappoint… there were literally thousands of kids! I made Romeo’s chicken costume out of feather boas, hot glue and a onesie, but it turned out to be a little bit of a disaster… feathers were everywhere, all over his face and I […]

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second annual halloween bash
Eats & Drinks

If you need a last minute Halloween treat for this Wednesday, these adorable mummy cupcakes are perfect! They’re super simple to make, as it’s just a regular chocolate cake and white frosting. You’ll also need a flat frosting tip (#45), frosting bag and Wilton monster eyes and that’s it! I used this chocolate cake recipe and […]

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Chocolate and Vanilla Mummy Cupcakes
Entertaining

It’s the last weekend to throw a pumpkin carving social! Gather a few friends, buy (or make!) some pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin beer and create your favorite pumpkin carving designs! I put together a fun board that will hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration when throwing your pumpkin carving social. I love the idea […]

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pumpkin carving social
Eats & Drinks

Jolly Rancher punch? Oh yes. I made this last year for our Halloween party and not only was it a total hit, but it was super easy to make! And it tastes like a yummy Jolly Rancher, but not as sweet… I obviously prefer a handcrafted and muddled cocktail, but when you’re hosting a party […]

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Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch
DIY

Since Romeo can’t decorate his own pumpkin this year I thought I would do it for him! I created a decoupage photo pumpkin with some of my favorite pictures of him… I know it seems a little obsessive, but how cool is it?! I also used a faux pumpkin so I can have it for […]

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Decoupage Photo Pumpkin
Entertaining

I’m excited to premiere Sugar and Charm’s first video! I love breaking out a “spooky” family-friendly Halloween movie for a special night with family and friends, so I wanted to share a few ideas for throwing your own. We’ll have more videos with entertaining tips in the future… the first one is always a learning […]

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Halloween Movie Night Video
Living

I have never seen so many tricker-or-treaters in my Halloween life! We threw a small get-together at a friend’s house in Toluca Lake. I’ve always heard it gets crazy there, but once I saw a bus of people being dropped off, I knew we were in for an interesting night. We had to take shifts […]

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snippet of life: halloween 2011
Holidays

Below are some of my favorite Halloween treats I pinned on Pinterest. I was getting inspiration because I am baking three desserts for Monday! Halloween snuck up on me this year and I didn’t get to do everything I wanted to. Zan and I haven’t even carved pumpkins yet, which is VERY unlike me!! Hopefully […]

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