Halloween Caprese Salad

Halloween Eyeball Caprese Salad


I’m back with more Halloween fun for y’all today! I have a TON of basil growing in my yard right now and I absolutely love caprese salads so I wanted to make a yummy recipe with a spooky twist. I know that olives are not typically included in a caprese salad but I also LOVE black olives and needed the pop of black for my food art creation. They are the perfect option for creating tasty and creative food art for Halloween. This recipe is super easy and a great healthy alternative to all of the candy at Halloween parties.

Ingredients mozzarella tomatoes olives basil

Ingredients

Basil Leaves
Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
California Black Ripe Olives
Grape Tomatoes
Balsamic Reduction

Halloween Table Setup with Caprese Salad

Directions

First, slice your tomatoes and olives. Next, using a spoon, mash your mozzarella pearls (this gives them a little more texture and makes them a little larger). Then place your basil leaves out on a tray and layer the tomatoes, mozzarella and olives on top. The final step is to drizzle the balsamic reduction on top before serving. You can serve them plain with toothpicks or have some chips or crackers on the side. Enjoy!

Eyeball Caprese Salad in Bat Glasses

Don’t forget to download the water bottle labels that I designed as well, they add a special touch to your Halloween table setting.

Halloween Caprese Salad on Platter

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Halloween Water Bottle Printables with Dasani

This fun Halloween DIY project and freebie printable has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. But as always, all opinions are mine alone.

Free Halloween Water Bottle Labels

I love Halloween y’all and I can’t believe it’s sneaking up on us already. It’s one of my favorite holidays and it’s pretty huge in New Orleans, we love any excuse to dress up and party in the street! I need to start on my costume, but in the meantime, I wanted to create something easy to use and versatile for y’all. I designed some fun printables to dress up water bottles as Bat’s Blood, Magic Potion, Witches Brew, Zombie Juice and Snake Venom. You can use these for parties to go along with your Halloween snacks, bring them to work or your child’s classroom to get in the Halloween spirit or even hand them out to trick-or-treaters to wash down all that candy. I also did a bonus larger label to wrap around a 1 liter Fanta bottle, I love that the soda is orange and already in the Halloween spirit! I wanted to have a spooky theme but also use some fun bright colors! Water bottle labels are such a simple thing but can make a huge difference in the look of your party!

Directions

  • purchase your favorite beverages (I got 12 oz Dasani and 1 liter Fanta bottles from Walmart. I picked the smaller 12 oz bottles for the water, they just felt more festive and I liked the pop of green that the lids have.)
  • remove the labels (scissors or an Exacto knife make this super easy)
  • download, print and trim the labels (I went to Kinkos to print my labels, the colors are more vibrant than my home printer)
  • use double stick tape to attach the new labels to the bottles (one small piece on the back is enough)

Download The Halloween Printable Here

I’d love to hear your Halloween plans and see pictures if you use these labels!

Looking for something to do with all that leftover candy, try these Candy Bar Surprise Cookies.
Looking for a non-carve pumpkin option, check out my paint dipped pumpkins!

Halloween Bottle Printables Ciera DesignFree Halloween Water Bottle LabelsFree Halloween Water Bottle LabelsHalloween Water & Soda Bottle PrintablesFree Halloween Water Bottle Labels Fanta and Dasani Free Halloween Labels

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Love Is All You Need – Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Valentine's Day  Pattern Printable on Chalkboard

Cristin of Simplified Bee asked me to design a Valentine’s freebie for her blog readers based around some super cute pencils that she had. I decided to create some simple patterns using slightly different colors than your average red and pink. Head over to her blog to download this freebie and to see how you can add feathers to the pencils for an extra special touch!

Valentine's Day Printable Freebies with Personalized Pencils

Valentine's Day Printable Freebies with Personalized Pencils

Valentine's Day Patterns

DIY New Year’s Eve

I know I’m supposed to be on a blogging break, but sometimes I just can’t help myself! Have you guys heard of Darby Smart? Well if not, you should know about them! They make awesome DIY kits and send them right to your house! I just received my first two kits and can’t wait to make them! I got the Chic Striped Vase Kit and the Having a Ball Cocktail Decor Kit which are both shown below along with a bunch of other DIY project that would be perfect for New Year’s Eve or any other party!  They also have tons of jewelry and home decor projects, so go check out all of the awesome kits!

Make Your Own Marquee Sign DIY for New Years Eve

Having A Ball Drink Stirrers DIY

Gold White Black Tassel Chic Vase DIY

Gilded Lucite Acrylic Tray With Script Cheers

Gold Gilded Candle Votives

Chain Rhinestone Bracelet DIY

Bubbly Champagne Flute Toasters DIY

Bar Cart and Cocktail DIY

All projects show are available as DIY kits from Darby Smart! And guess what?! I have a coupon code for y’all! Just use the code “perfectgift” for $10 off!

By purchasing a kit through the links in this post, I’m eligible to win a dream vacation, thanks for your support!  As always, all opinions are my own.

My Favorite Gift Ideas for the Home Office Employee

Home Office Employee Gift Guide

iPhone Handset Talking on your cell phone gets old fast so a handset is very useful especially when I am trying to multitask. 

Lap Desk Since I don’t always work from my desk having a lap desk is great, my laptop gets ridiculously hot.

Bronzing Lotion Working from home sometimes I don’t get enough sun. This lotion is amazing for a quick, natural glow.

Stickygrams I love using my Instagram photos to liven up my home office.

Neu Year Wall Calendar I discovered this huge wall calendar last year and already got my 2014 one ready to hang!

Flannel Slippers Let’s face it, most days I work in my pajamas and slippers!

Office Chair Everyone can use a nice comfy office chair.

Beverage Warmer This is seriously my favorite thing in my office, nice warm coffee or tea all day long!

Monogram Mug It’s nice to add a little personal touch to my desk

I also asked around Twitter and here are some more gifts that my work from home peeps would love to receive!

The Made In Mind Social Presents A Cozy Cabin Holiday Party

December Social Evite

The holidays are quickly approaching and Jasmine and I have a special Made In Mind December meetup planned! We are teaming up with A Little Happy for one big holiday party! What’s a better way to share some holiday cheer than with some amazing wine and creative minds? Our cozy cabin party will be held at Pearl Wine Co. on Thursday December 12th from 6-9 PM.

Pearl Wine Co. offers the largest wine selection in the City of New Orleans with over 600 different labels. “It is my hope that Pearl Wine Co. will be a place the community can call home.  I want to create an environment where people feel comfortable, relaxed and intrigued by wine” says the owner, Leora Pearl Madden.

Mrs. Vintage will be helping us bring our cozy cabin to life with some of her amazing vintage decor and Kaylynn Marie Photography will be joining us again to capture the fun! Along with your wine, you will be able to enjoy some bites from Zea Rotisserie & Grill!

And of course, we’ll have some door prizes and swag bags for the first 20 guests with goodies from Dry Bar BleuPassion LilieLoomed NOLARiseLipscape CosmeticsE. Sabrie Studio and Kismet Cosmetics!

We hope you can fit us in to your hectic holiday schedule for a night of networking, wine and some holiday fun!

FREE TO ATTEND – CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Want to partner with The Made In Mind Social for a future event? Find details here.