What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

It’s the day after Halloween and your fridge is inundated with bags and bags of Halloween candy you or your kids scored the night before. Sure, it’s great to have extra chocolate around the house to snack on, but you couldn’t eat through that many Kit Kats if you tried!

You don’t have to let all that perfectly good free candy go to waste! Toss a few bags in the freezer and scroll through this list of recipes using leftover Halloween candy curated by Something Swanky.

There’s plenty of recipes for peanut butter fans, and I’m drooling over the Kit Kat cookie bars! Do you have a favorite leftover candy recipe? Share it with us!

Of course, if you’re skipping out on the sugary treats this year, you can go for a shiny treat instead, like these adorable cupcake stud earrings:


Sweet As Candy



I’m a bit too old to trick or treat these days, but I know what I’d be happy to see in my trick or treat bag! How cute is this “sweet kisses” pendant? This fun pendant won’t melt in your mouth, but it will sparkle long after Halloween season has long gone! You can pair this with some of its chocolate counterparts for a real sweet Halloween treat (with no calories)! This sparkler comes with your choice of a 16″, 18″, or 20″ pendant, so it is perfect for all ages. Yum!

DIY: Gemstone Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is almost here! Have you been to the pumpkin patch yet? The October weekends are winding down, so if you haven’t carved yourself a festive pumpkin yet, here’s a creative way to decorate all the while showing your passion for all things sparkly! We found this craft on Pinterest via Design Sponge, and today we’re sharing how to make your own Gem-O-Lanterns!

image via Design Sponge

image via Design Sponge

What you need:

– Carving pumpkin(s)

– Pumpkin carving tools

– Marker

– White spray paint

Draw your favorite gem shapes on your pumpkins after hollowing them out fully. Carve out your designs the way you would carve any jack-o-lantern, and finish by spraypainting your pumpkins white (or any other color of your choice) for a super-chic gemstone look! For the full tutorial with additional images and tips, see the original tutorial at Design Sponge.

bst10018What’s your favorite gemstone cut? Would you carve it into a gem-o-lantern? What are you carving into your Jack-O-Lanterns this year?

Pre-Halloween Fall Craft: Owl Cupcakes

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

If you’ve been anywhere on the Internet lately, you may have noticed that Halloween is trending. It’s only September!! We’re all about Halloween, but at least wait until it hits October to break out the costume ideas!

Even though in our opinion, it’s a bit too early to hop on the Halloween bandwagon, fall themed crafts (that happen to have orange and black color schemes) are totally acceptable! So here’s a fun and easy way to liven up your cupcakes with a fall twist: chocolatey owl cupcakes!

All you need is your favorite cupcake recipe, some chocolate frosting, some Oreo cookies, and orange and brown M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.


Bake your cupcakes and frost with chocolate icing. Then, carefully split 2 Oreo cookies per cupcake (keeping the frosting fully in tact on one side of the cookie) and place them atop the cupcake as pictured. Garnish with two brown M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces candies to finish the eyes, and add an orange candy between the two Oreo sides to form a beak. Voila! Cute, yummy owl cupcakes that are perfectly festive and appropriate as a pre-Halloween fall crafty treat!

Do you have any fun fall recipes to share? Leave yours in the comments! And if you want to double your owl love, check out the Eve’s Addiction owl jewelry collection.


Halloween’s of Past and Present Photo Contest!

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We are SO excited about our Halloween Costume Photo Contest!


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Katy Perry – A Happy Birthday and a bonus Halloween Costume Idea

A Huge Happy Birthday to Katy Perry today! The mega popular pop star turns 28 today!

Want to get Katy’s look? (This could make one heck of a Halloween costume!) Scroll down to see how we put this outfit together and how you can too!!!

katy perry birthday

Pink Pave Austrian Crystal Shamballa Inspired Bead BraceletKaty Perry_Sparkling Micropave CZ Heart Stud EarringsKaty Perry_Round Sideways Emerald CZ Engagement RingKaty Perry_Sparkling Three Row Crystal Tennis Bracelet

Complete this look with:

•Pink and glittery leotard
•Pink high heels
•Pink tutu
•Oversized lollipop
•High ponytail
•Bubblegum pink lips

Proceed by singing California Girls and Part of Me at the top of your lungs to anyone who will listen.

katy perry on stage