DIY coffin blackboard Halloween decoration
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October roundup

Okay, hands up who’s got a slightly sore head from the Halloween festivities last night?! My Halloween cocktail party was awesome, the drinks went down really well and we all had a great time. 🙂 That’s that for another year! But before we say goodbye to Halloween, let’s have a quick look back at the past month on The Crafty Gentleman… The BIG news of the month was my exciting partnership with Innocent smoothies, to help raise awareness of their Big…

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Happy Halloween from The Crafty Gentleman
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ceramic skull planter
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Six awesome handmade Halloween decorations

Only a week and a bit until Halloween, OH YES! I’m just completing the final bits of planning for my traditional Halloween party – I am so excited. I always feel like Halloween passes in a bit of a blur (unlike Christmas, which seems to start earlier every year!). So if you’re not yet in the Halloween mood like I am, it’s time you fix that, because it’s gonna fly by before you know it. Without further ado, here are some spooky handmade Halloween…

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Halloween cocktail recipe gin and tonic
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Souls of the Damned Halloween cocktail recipe (with a twist!)

I mentioned last week that I’m planning a Halloween cocktail party, and shared my first recipe (click here to see it!). Well it’s time for recipe number two, a cocktail that I’ve called Souls of the Damned… (so scary, right?). So what’s in it? Well, first of all, let me explain how I got to developing this recipe. I love autumn, including the food and drink. Apple pie, fruit preserves, cinnamon spice, chai tea… YUM. But for my Halloween cocktail party, I didn’t…

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DIY coffin blackboard Halloween decoration
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This coffin blackboard is perfect for your Halloween party!

Geez, I know I’m sounding like a broken record, but Halloween is nearly here! I’m getting more and more psyched each day. As usual, I’ll be throwing my traditional Halloween party for a group of old school friends. It’s one of our annual traditions, a nice chance to catch up with each other now that we’ve mostly moved to different areas of the country. If you’re throwing (or even just attending) a Halloween party this year, then this DIY coffin…

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