This Halloween the buzz seems to be all about Candy Corn, so we thought we’d help you get a little corny! Here are 3 ideas we love for incorporating the fun little candy into your celebration!
Plus, this season we have joined forces with some amazing Entertaining Experts as part of the Holiday Headquarter series. We will be bringing you a Blog Hop and Twitter Chat once a month with all the need to know, tips, recipes and advice for that month. Today we kick-off it all off with the first Blog Hop! Below we have posted the Holiday Headquarter (#HolidayHQ) links with SPOOKTACULAR ideas for hosting this Halloween and Fall! Be sure to check them out and join us for a Twitter Chat on Thursday, Oct. 13th at 8 pm at #HolidayHQ.
1 – Candy Corn Pumpkin Patch
- Painter’s tape
- White and yellow spray paint
- Black paint – optional
- Create a work area by laying down newspaper and cardboard to protect work surfaces from paint. Thoroughly wash and dry pumpkins to remove any dirt. Using painter’s tape cover middle of pumpkin. When applying tape, make sure to press tape securely to surface of pumpkin (pumpkins are not symmetrical and have lots of ridges and nooks and crannies the paint can leak into). Spray bottom third of pumpkin (under tape) with yellow spray paint. Then spray top third (above tape) with white spray paint. Allow time to dry according to instructions on can. (Note: you can also paint your pumpkins with a good ole paint brush and paint, just make sure to use a paint that will withstand the outdoor elements.) Remove painter’s tape when paint is sufficiently dried. I had a “leak” here and there, so I used a product called Painter’s Pal by Goo Gone to remove any unwanted paint. Remember, candy corns are not uniform, they each have their own shape and the coloring bleeds from one layer to the next, so don’t worry about getting your pumpkin perfect. The Candy Corn Pumpkin Patch is meant to be whimsical not serious! Optional: paint stem black, this is best done by hand and not spray paint.
2 – White Chocolate Candy Corn Truffles
For this clever recipe using the new White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms, go to Busy-At-Home blog>
3 – Candy Corn Cocktail
by Alex Straus, Suite 700 at the Hotel Shangri-La
- 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Pineapple
- 1.5 oz. Orange Sherbet, softened
- 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1 oz. Milk
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- Combine SKYY Infusions Pineapple and pineapple juice in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a clear Collins glass. Combine softened orange sherbet and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain, and pour over bar spoon to layer in the rocks glass. Then, combine simple syrup and milk in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Layer milk mixture on top of sorbet mixture.
Ok, now it’s time to HOP with the talented women of Holiday Headquarters!
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Join us on Twitter this Thursday, October 13th 8pm EST for #HolidayHQ chat – a Halloween roundup with some ideas, recipes & tips from top crafting, foodie & entertaining experts