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Make your own light up Haunted House decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Paper

Light up DIY Haunted House decoration

Even though I LOVE Halloween to crazy levels, I’m a massive wimp when it comes to anything actually scary… Horror movies? Hell no. Heights? No thanks. Spiders and snakes? Nope, I’m outta there. But there’s just something about the playful creepiness of Halloween that I can’t get enough of. My latest DIY project is a good mix of the two: creepy, but in a totally-not-scary, just for fun kinda way. Just how I like it! I made this light up DIY…

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DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights Halloween decoration
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Wood

DIY wooden pumpkin with neon lights

Guys, this is not a drill… Halloween is in less than a month! I feel like I’ve been waiting for it for months, then, bam – it’s upon us. I’ve already started seeing pumpkins appear in the supermarkets, which makes me happier than a spoilt kid on Christmas. At long last, I can blab on about my love of Halloween without weirding people out! (Because yes, I do like to talk about Halloween from as early as July…). I know…

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Handmade DIY autumn wreath
in DIY + Crafts, Halloween, Halloween, Interiors, Paper

Handmade autumn wreath tutorial

Happy autumn equinox, guys! This weekend (Friday 22nd, to be precise) marks the official start of autumn… YAY! I bloody love this time of year. The leaves are starting to fall from the trees, golden orange and brown. The sun is low in the sky and there’s a chill in the air. The knitwear is dug out from the back of the wardrobe (at last!). Pumpkins, chestnuts, damsons and figs are in season. Not to mention that little old thing…

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Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe | Halloween dessert
in Halloween, Halloween, Recipe, Sweet

Spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Cheesecakes have always been one of my favourite things to make and eat. I remember as a teenager buying my first ever spring-form cake tin from a German supermarket and being pretty impatient to get home and use it! The first thing I made was a Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, which was my go-to recipe for many years. Since then, through many trips to the US, I’ve tried and tested dozens of cheesecakes (conveniently ignoring their nutritional qualities…). All…

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Happy Halloween from The Crafty Gentleman
in Halloween, Life

Happy Halloween! (and a sneak peek into my messy flat…)

It’s finally here! Although a slight confession – I’m actually writing this post a few days early, because I know my Halloween weekend is gonna be a busy one… I’ve got a bunch of friends coming to stay with me for the weekend, and I’m throwing my traditional Halloween party – you know that one that I’ve been banging on about for the past month? Yep, that one! At the time of writing, I’m just putting together the last minute preparations:…

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Tivoli Gardens Halloween party 2015
in Halloween, Life, Travel

Tivoli Gardens Halloween party 2015

You might have already seen this on my Instagram the other day, but I spent last weekend on a mini city break in Copenhagen. I travel quite regularly, but this was my first time to one of the Scandinavian countries – it was LONG overdue! I’ll share more photos and stories next week, but I just couldn’t wait to share these snaps of the Tivoli gardens Halloween party. The gardens are basically a big theme park smack bang in the middle of…

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Halloween cocktail recipes - cocktail shaking
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Life, Recipe

Halloween cocktails: 3 spooky recipes for you to try

Just incase you missed them, here’s a quick roundup of the Halloween cocktails I’ve been making this October… I can’t wait to serve these at my Halloween cocktail party this weekend! I’ve got a few more party surprises up my sleeve (that I’ll be sharing a sneak peek of on the blog later this week) – until then, check out my spooky recipes below. Scary Espresso Martini recipe I partnered with the nice folk over at Pact coffee to create…

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Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe
in Drinks, Halloween, Halloween, Recipe

Pumpkin spiced rum recipe – the perfect Halloween cocktail

Okay, so the third and final Halloween cocktail (if you missed the first two, see them here and here) to share with you guys is… pumpkin spiced rum! Yep, that’s right, I took my favourite spirit and infused it with the flavours of autumn. It’s kinda similar to the pumpkin spiced smoothie I shared the other week, just a bit more alcoholic and a bit less healthy! 🙂 It’s really easy to customise this recipe to whatever flavours float your…

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