What do I love about fall so much?  It’s a combination really!

Of the colors, the weather, pumpkins, the anticipation of the upcoming holidays and Halloween!

So today I’m sharin’ some cute free printables, (in case you love Halloween as much as me), some of our traditions and a rockin’ great recipe for our annual crowd potatoes!


Let’s start with our traditional Halloween “get together” meal we share with the neighbors and kiddos before the little darlin’s head out to do their trick or treatin’.

This year’s invites look like this


and they’re ready for handing out!
mock invite

One of my favorite things is to see the little kiddos in their cute costumes while we hand out treats.  After about an hour or so, we turn out the lights and if it’s an even year… we watch Hocus Pocus, on odd years it’s Practical Magic !  (Corny I know), but it’s our annual tradition at it’s best and I love it!!!

What’s the traditional Halloween meal?

  • bbq’d chicken legs
  • oven potatoes for a crowd (literally if you’re having all the neighbors over)
  • salad
  • cupcakes
  • hibiscus blood red tea


Easy Baked Potatoes for a Crowd (Houston Chronicle)

  • 1 (2#bag) frozen hash brown potatoes (thawed)
  • 1 stick butter (melted)
  • 1 (8 oz) sour cream
  • 12 oz cheddar (shredded)
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 (10 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • salt/pepper/paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 350°.  Lightly grease a large casserole dish or 13×9.  Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Bake 50-60 minutes.


Have you ever been BOO’ed???

Possibly at work or at school?   Being “Booed” is quite fun but at a whole different level if you get the neighbors involved!


Here are the rules with the printable instructions and a cute tag for you to enjoy!  


The fold over tag will fit a cellophane bag (9″x 4″) size.

INSTRUCTIONS: print, cut, fold in half and staple or tape to the filled bag.  You can fill the bag with homemade or store bought goodies!

Get a fun tradition started in the neighborhood!



If you want to give someone a small sweet treat…fill a small bag with candy corn and attach this tag.
Free tag for some cute candy corn bags!

These are suitable for those cute (inexpensive) little plastic bags found at HobbyLobby or Michael’s.

These are for the 4 1/2″ x 3″ size!

INSTRUCTIONS: Print, cut, fold in half and staple or tape to the filled bag.

Hope you enjoy these freebies from GCC and get your Halloween on~


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