Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cheers! Enjoying some Halloween holiday Spirit(s)

I had no idea when I started toying around with the making of pumpkin spice liqueur that it would turn into such a fun and rewarding project! Cheers! Happy Fall! HAPPY HALLOWEEN SEASON!!!

NOTE: The original recipe for Pumpkin Spice Liqueur was posted here on HalloweenDrinks.net

Friday, September 16, 2011

I want my Mummy! (sort of)

THIS is maybe the most realistic looking prop I've seen from Spirit Halloween in a while. It hangs in a cloth box made to look like a crate. It's motion sensitive. When it's triggered the eyes light up red, it shakes and it goes into a sort of "comedy routine" which ruins the effect in my opinion. The voice sounds to me like George Costanza from Seinfeld.

It costs $99.99 which with a 20% discount coupon might be worth it if I can hack into it and make it growl menacingly instead of complain. It's supposed to utter 4 phrases but I've only heard one.

See more pics and a video HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Halloween T-shirts at Walmart

Impressive Walmart! The zombie one glows in the dark and they're only $5.50!

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

It's that time again, when various pumpkin beers hit the market. I like the packaging of this one but I'm not getting any "pumpkin" from the taste. I've tried adding my own pumpkin spice syrup to beer but the sweetness of the syrup doesn't mix well with it. Maybe I should try adding just the typical pumpkin pie spices. (ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon) and leave out the sugar and water. Any recommendations?