Fall Festivities


 I absolutely love October. Between the cool breezes, candy corn, Hocus Pocus, and sprinkling pumpkin spice like glitter on everything I possibly can, I can't find a single reason not to love this transitional month. When it comes to October essentials, pumpkin carving is a must, which is why after a fabulous weekend which included a photo shoot on the gorgeous UCLA campus and a late night showing of Footloose (I totally recommend it) I ended Sunday night with homemade vegetarian chili, caramel apples, and some much needed pumpkin festivities. Instead of going all Edward Scissorhands on this years pumpkin (I'm still traumatized after a horrible pumpkin molding incident last year) I opted for a more Martha Stewart approach which is much more creative and way more fun. Plus any excuse to have a glittery centerpiece on my dinner table is a good enough one for me. While the paint dried, I made some delicious caramel apples, which always remind me of my sister. We love splitting the super indulgent ones we get from our favorite old candy store, but I think they taste even better homemade! Below are more pictures of my fall festivities. Fash Boulevard is going to be filled with Halloween goodies this week, so be sure to stop back by. Xo








Something Extra: At a friends party last year I chose to carve a tiny fish face into my pumpkin thinking the manual labor would be less intense. I seriously underestimated how much strength it takes to cut into a pumpkin. Carving is definitely not my calling. 




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66 comments:

  1. The pumpkins and candy are really cute !

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  2. I wish Halloween was bigger in Australia. Carving pumkins cost like $40 in the supermarket! My bf is American so we sort of celebrate it, but it's not the same. It looks like so much fun!!!

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  3. Lovely Halloween. We don't really celebrate it in Holland. But I have a halloween party of a friend.

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  4. Lovely! I will definitely include those pumpkins in my fall decorations :)

    XoXo
    Plami

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  5. I started digging out some of my pumpkins yesterday - such fun! xxx

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  6. Haha, the blue wig rocks, so fun!
    You're really creative with all the crafts, looks amazing.

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  7. the pumpkins look seriously cute.... i agree, carving a pumpkin is not as easy as it looks haha!!

    love your new blog layout girly xx

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  8. Your pumpkins and carmel apples turned out great! I cannot wait to carve pumpkins with my boyfriend this upcoming weekend!

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  9. cool post!!
    your Pumpkins and candys are fab!!!

    Hugs
    JK

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  10. Such a cute post!

    Emma x
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  11. Cute pumpkins! And I love the blue wig :)

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  12. those look like the glittery pumpkins i did earlier this month! i should have waited to do them though cus now they're rotting. sick!

    CupcakesOMG!

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  13. I love those pumpkins! So cute!

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  14. Love how you used beads to decorate your pumpkins! Such a cute idea. And the candy looks soooo good!

    Happy Monday :)

    -Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

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  15. The pumpkins came out so good!!!

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  16. How cute love how you decorated! The pumpkins look cute can't wait to check out the rest of the pics! Xo

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  17. i love the pumpkins, they look adorable!
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  18. Wow. these are so cute. You're so creative. love this. Can't wait to see what's left to come this week. xo

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  19. I love the one with the glitter going down the side. Very nice.

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  20. My favorite is the one that says Fash. So presh. Isn't Hocus Pocus the best. I watch it every year.

    Kisses, Sarah

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  21. Beautiful decor girlie. Great post.

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  22. ooooo those candy apples look delish.

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  23. I WANT THAT BLUE WIG. So stinking cute. I like how you added the bow to it. Copying this. lol.

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  24. You're a genius. I love this. I've seen a few people doing this lately, but yous is definitely the best. Glad you like Footloose, I loved it.

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  25. The pumpkins look fabulous and how good do those candy apples look yum!

    xo

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  26. I LOVED FOOTLOOSE. Glad you saw it.

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  27. I'm with you ... love everything about Autumn and Halloween! And caramel apples? MY FAVORITE! This week on Ooh La Frou Frou there's some Halloween fun going on too! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This Week: A Glamorous "Little Black Dress" Halloween Soiree!

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  28. Look at you gettin your craft on. Fabulous.

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  29. Your pumpkins look amazing!

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  30. Carving is a hard job! Can't believe you did that on your own :)

    My plan this week is to steal some of your ideas and glitterfy some pumpkins!


    xx
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  31. Your pumpkins look great! That's what I'm going to do too as I apparently can't wield a knife.

    Love your wig!

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  32. So cute with the blue wig! Those are real glam pumpkins!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  33. Those apples look amazing as does the pumpkins! x

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  34. I love the idea of decorating pumpkins instead of carving! These pumpkins look fabulous..and there is no better movie for Halloween other than Hocus Pocus!

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  35. your pumpkins are so fun and cute!

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  36. glitter and pumpkins are a perfectly spooktacular combination! and you actually look really killer in that short blue wig- very smurfette of you;-)

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  37. Adorable pumpkins! I love your hair! lol.

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  38. super cute. love the glitter

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  39. Totally love all these decs & fab wig!!!
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  40. so totally amazing...and FESTIVE!! now I know what to do with my small plain pumpkins!!

    <3Amanda
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  41. OH my gosh I love the way you chose to decorate these!!! I went to for the traditional carving...and you are right, it does take a whole lotta strength!


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  42. Awesome wig!! I'm going to the pumpkin patch this week! Can't wait.

    xoxo
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  43. I miss doing stuff like this! Used to do it all the time growing up

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  44. How fun! Those pumpkin are adorable and the treats look yummy!

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  45. I'm with you, I love October! Love all your fun, fall activities! Great costume-the lashes are fab!

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  46. adorable photos love the little pumpkins and the yummy treats! what were you for halloween last year?

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  47. Love your pumpkins! And those caramel apples look absolutely delicious. Like I wish I had one right now!

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  49. Absolutely love your blog. i see you're a fellow displaced southerner ;) your pumkpkins and caramel apples are so perfectly festive. i'll make sure to keep stopping by your blog dear! :D

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  50. This is such a cute idea. Very creative.

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  51. Your pumpkins turned out so cute! I'm inspired!

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  54. so cute! excited for halloween celebrations too :)

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  55. this bis so totally awesome! love love love these photos! i wish people in new zealand would celebrate Halloween like this! but most people dont, i have always dreamed about going to a big Halloweem party!!

    x

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  56. Love these ideas. Check out a few of my favorite Halloween arts and crafts on my blog at:
    www.purecanesugarfashion.blogpsot.com

    I promise you will love them :)
    XOXO
    Cori

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  57. So lovely!!
    Love this post!

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  58. anna ~ your pumpkin carving skills are stellar!! and i love that blue wig on you ~ for some reason blue flatters everyone's skin tones don't you think? and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the little pumpkins that you made to look like donuts w. sprinkles!!! so clever of you!!
    xx ~ ks

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  59. oh my gosh these are amazing, so cute and pretty I love them :D
    I wish England celebrated Halloween more, the only person over here who really gets into it that I know is my mumma!
    Loved your Lauren Conrad post btw :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  60. Hey Anna, your pumpkins turned out cute! No kidding pumpkin carving is tough, we also opted to paint our pumpkins, so much easier! http://jackandjinger.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/d-i-y-pumpkin-painting/

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