With Halloween around the corner don’t forget the sweets! Perfect for a party or trick-or-treaters, pumpkin whoopie pies are both retro and irresistible. First created in the 1920’s, this version adds an Autumn twist to the classic dessert. Martha Stewart has two great recipes - one for pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling, the other for mini chocolate cookies with pumpkin cream cheese frosting (see links below). Betty knows you can’t go wrong with either one. Don’t have time to bake from scratch this year? Pick up a whoopie pie mix (photo above and link below) from Stone Wall Kitchen. With treats this good there will be no need for Halloween tricks.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This Halloween make sure the cocktails you serve aren't the only thing that is chilled. These spine tingling decorations will evoke the mid-century ghosts of decades past. Keep your guests going all night long with hors d'oeuvres displayed on black cake stands and drinks mixed in a deadly shaker. To liven up your party pull out some festive games and this 31st everyone will feel like a winner.
From Left to right by pair: www.potterybarnkids.com, www.FrogPrincePaperie.etsy.com, www.potterybarn.com, www.rosannainc.com, www.blumchen.com, www.avintageholiday.com
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Betty knows that invitations set the mood for a party. With these retro cards your guests will get to step into the past while attending your mid-century Halloween bash. Now all you need to do is select your guest list; it is invite only after all.
From top: www.vintagehalloween.com, www.trendytreasure.etsy.com, www.marthastewart.com
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Halloween is Betty's favorite holiday and she is here to help you get everything you need for the 31st. Count down the next four weeks with our hauntingly retro posts. They are sure to bring out the wicked in anyone.
Whether you are planning a party or going out, dress like a mid-century woman this year. Bring sexy back in the classic sense of the word by making an appearence as Joan Holloway from Mad Men. If iconic is more your style, Jackie Onassis is always fashionable. Or inspire fear in all you pass as Melanie Daniels from The Birds.
Clockwise from top by costume- Joan: www.jitterbuggin.etsy.com, www.yellowsquirrel.etsy.com; Jackie: www.bommar.etsy.com, www.TheVintageVortex.etsy.com, www.recycledwares.etsy.com; Melanie: www.haywoodcreektures.etsy.com, www.pineapplemint.etsy.com