Easy Last Minute Halloween Party Favors

Halloween Party Favors

Blood Syrup, Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub, Pumpkin Spice Putty, Glow Slime

Quick and easy last minute projects/party favors, using ingredients you might already have around the house (if you don’t, they’re easy to find at the grocery store).

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

These make a great gift for adult party guests (or just a fun fall project for yourself).
I was inspired by the recipe I found at Happiness is Homemade. It’s very simple, easy to follow, and I already had all the ingredients! Please check out the website for the original recipe. I’ve made a couple modifications for my own recipe (below). I added coffee and coconut sugar for scent and a finer scrub.

Plastic ContainersIngredients:
5/8 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/8 Cup Ground Coffee
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (I may have added more here, add to your preference!)

Mix together and enjoy!

For the containers I used this package from Daiso Japan (pictured left), and a mason jar from the craft store. The containers are great for party favors, the jars make a nice gift. The recipe would fill all four containers tightly packed, or the four plus the jar (loosely packed).

Blood Syrup


Light Corn Syrup, Food Coloring

This blood syrup is a favorite of my brother (he always loves when I have extra blood from a movie, he uses it for “bloody pancakes”). I’ve simplified the recipe to make a quick and unique party favor. If you want to make it just for fun, mix the whole bottle in a bowl, then return to the bottle to have your own bloody pancakes (perhaps pumpkin pancakes?).

All you need is Light Corn Syrup (Karo syrup, clear syrup), and food coloring (red, green and/or blue). Pour as much syrup as you need into a cup or mixing bowl, add red food coloring to your preference (you’ll need more than you expect, take your time mixing it in and checking the color). Add a tiny bit of green (or blue) food coloring to counteract the pink tones, and make it look more “bloody”. You need very little green/blue, just a couple drops (mix them in one at a time to get the desired color).

For the containers I used small travel bottles. Condiment bottles and any seal-able squeeze bottle works fine.


slime ingredients

Borax, Glue, Food Coloring (Standard and Neon)

These slime recipes are great, I really enjoyed making them.
I found the Pumpkin Spice recipe at A Pumpkin and A Princess. Please check out the website for the recipe. It worked great, the only modification I made was adding more pumpkin spice (just my preference). For the solid purple color slime, I used this same recipe without the pumpkin spice (using purple neon food color).

I used the same concept experimenting with the addition of glitter. Don’t do it! I tried using clear glitter, it didn’t really show up, so I added quite a bit and then some purple. It just sank to the bottom after sitting. It surprisingly doesn’t come off as much on your hands as I would have expected. So if you really want to add a bit of sparkle, I’d say add a very very small amount in a complimentary color (not clear, as it really doesn’t seem to show). Further experiments will continue ๐Ÿ˜‰

For the glow in the dark Slime, I u20151026_130356-1sed this recipe from Domestic Charm. Please check out the website for the recipe and free labels. It worked great, the only alteration I made was using standard Elmer’s glue (instead of clear or gel), just because I happened to already have the glue. It looks like the clear would look great. I’ll definitely try it in the future.

Slime making tips: The borax solution dissolves in warm water, so save that step until right before you’re ready for it. Once you’re mixing the solution in, I found it easier to mix thoroughly with my hand (slowly adding small amounts solution). It takes a while to mix it to a slime consistency, much longer than a putty (think silly putty) consistency.

For the containers I used this package from Daiso Japan (pictured right), and a mason jar from the craft store. The first recipe (pumpkin spice) fits four containers perfectly, the second (glow slime) fit four plus the mason jar.

Hope you have fun with these projects. Happy Crafting!


Updates and Pumpkins


October flew by so fast! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling the last minute rush of all the crafts I have had planned. I may have been a bit over ambitiousโ€ฆ I’m also planning a backyard carnival themed party on Halloween. Lots of games, prizes, and decor. I’ll definitely include a post after Halloween with pictures. Until then, expect at least a couple more posts this week as I finish up my projects. Specifically, I’m just about finished with a few unique prizes/party favors.

Also, I finally got my pumpkins! I’m so ready to relax and stick my hands in some pumpkin guts tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰
pumpkins on the couch

Free Halloween Printables!


It’s finally October! Today I’m finishing up my decorating: hanging the webs, plotting the scares, and getting in the spirit while watching some Goosebumps. How do you get in the spirit?

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Printable Paper Carousel by RavensBlight

I wanted to take a break to share some projects I recently found on RavensBlight that I’m very excited about. There’s a ton of free spooky printables (paper toys, board games, decor, etc.), I just can’t get enough of them. Some do get a little complicated, so I’d recommend adult supervision/assistance (and some patience). I also recommend printing on card stock paper. I’m planning on sealing mine to make them last longer (and easier to clean). Be careful with water based sealers, as they may make the colors run/bleed. I haven’t sealed them yet, so I’ll edit this once I’ve done some testing.

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Tooth and Claw, Printable Paper Game by RavensBlight

Here’s one project in particular that’s easy to make, a dice game, “Tooth and Claw.” Everything is flat with the exception of the dice, making it pretty quick to print and play (prints 4 pages). About the game: It’s monster versus monster in a 2 player dice battle. It’s a quick, fun, easy to learn game that will be perfect for Halloween parties. The dice are pretty sturdy and look great assembled, but you can also just use some D8’s (8 sided dice) to simplify the project.

I’m planning on making the Carousel next, I can’t wait to see the outcome.

Image Credit: All images are copyright by Ray O’Bannon of RavensBlight
Note: This entry is not sponsored, or endorsed by RavensBlight. I just really enjoy this website, and thought you might too ๐Ÿ™‚


Shrink plastic jewelry, new and coming soon to Midnight Moxie on Etsy

Shrink plastic jewelry, new and coming soon to my shop Midnight Moxie on Etsy

Welcome to Crafting with Moxie! I’m very excited to finally start this blogโ€ฆ For the last several months I’ve been making so many fun new projects, and planning out many more for Halloween. I’m very excited to share these, and I hope you enjoy the projects I’ve found and created. Please let me know what you think, feedback is greatly appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t yet, please check out my Etsy shop, Midnight Moxie, where I’ve been happily sharing some of my creations since 2012. There I primarily sell handmade jewelry, accessories, and ornaments, but I’ve also made custom artwork, theater props, and prosthetics. I love custom orders!

Thank you!