Day 4
12 Days of Sparkle

Halloween Traditions! 🎃

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Hey SIP fam,

 So let’s talk traditions. Our little SIP models every year have done something together with pumpkins around Halloween.

I mean that’s obvious but try carving pumpkins when when you have five kids under the age of seven. Now just imagine, all these kids so excited to have a cool cutout on their own pumpkin. You as a mom, pumped because traditions, right? You cut open that top and tell the kids to clean them out. Now, they are still pumped, and they stick their cute little hands in and instead of being all happy they start screaming and crying because it’s disgusting. You now realize you just got stuck cleaning 5 pumpkins. Ok ok, so all cleaned and now for the best part.  These cool carve out papers you stick on the pumpkin, tape them on, and hand the carving tools to your excited kiddos to find out you are terrified of them possibly cutting themselves. What did I just do? Gave my momma friend and I a ton of work, that’s what I did. What were we thinking? Two hours later, they got that picture with my, I mean their carved pumpkin.

 Oh but hey, I have a better idea! Let’s decorate pumpkins. How? I mean you could just use paint on them, but kids “finish” in five minutes. And it usually results in a painted brown pumpkin because they decided to mix all the colors. Catch my jam? So what we have loved for the second year in a row, is hitting up our local dollar store. Of course we have to have all the kids in our cute matching family Jack O Lantern hoodies. We got some paint and let each kid pick out a few items of their choice, and let the kids use their imagination. They all do something different and it’s so fun to see what they decide to do. They definitely are older now and could carve, but they get excited to decorate these pumpkins like this because it’s different. A little unicorn, a spider, it’s just so fun and cute!

Ok so after pumpkin decorating you need some fuel. So why not some easy and delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Oh and did I mention they were easy? THREE INGREDIENTS BABY, yup just three!

**3 INGREDIENT PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPE**

Ingredients:

  • Spice cake mix 15oz box
  • Pumpkin Pure 15oz can
  • 16 Oz bag Chocolate chips (semi-sweet) but I used milk chocolate because it’s my preference
  • (Optional) Cream cheese frosting

 Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift the cake mix into a bowl
  • Add the can of pumpkin puree
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir them in as well, reserving a handful of chips.
  • Scoop the dough by generous tablespoons out onto the baking sheets. Press 2-3 reserved chocolate chips on top of each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 F for 13-16 minutes, until they’re puffed and the center has lost the raw shine and just started to show cracks. 
  • Cool then frost (optional)

 

I don’t know about you, but I never wait for my cookies to cool. I go straight to 10 and burn my mouth every time, and never regret it HAHA. Ok so after the treat comes the cleanup. If you laid a plastic table cloth, or in my case garbage bags, just scoop it up and throw it away. Less than 10 minutes to clean up, SCORE!

So just to show you our Halloween traditions we usually have some pumpkin shaped bread bowls that my local bakery makes, with some yummy homemade chili beans.

 It honestly is the the commence of all the holiday traditions we do together with the SIP models. Bring on the holidays!

 

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142 comments

  • Angelica Acuna

    Marie

    Love it!!

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    Sandi

    Cool ideas

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    Ashley Davis

    I love your ideas and beautiful family!!

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    Danessa

    Love this idea!

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    Bobbi Calloway

    These are awesome ideas! Definatly painting pumpkins next Halloween! My kids will love the idea…and the tasty recipes! ☺

  • Angelica Acuna

    Megan

    I had kids in our church make sheep pumpkins.

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    Kristy T.

    These are awesome ideas! Definatly painting pumpkins next Halloween! My kids will love the idea…and the tasty recipes! ☺

  • Angelica Acuna

    Jennifer Sullivan

    Thanks for these great fun ideas! This is a must to try! Thanks again SIP!

  • Angelica Acuna

    JESSICA ORTIZ

    Loveee this!!! Cant wait to come back and see recipes for Christmas. Im so excited!!!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Viri G

    I think I’m gonna try this next year with my girls 😊

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    Sarah

    So cute, those pumpkins look amazing. The cookies ohh they look so good! Excited for what’s to come for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

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    Dedra

    Such cute traditions! I can’t wait to see the ideas for Christmas!

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    Jessica Youtsey

    I love this!

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    Aleshia Chapman

    Love the recipe sharing! Looking forward to more! Especially Christmas😉

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    JENNIFER SINIBALDI

    I loved seeing all of the models share such adorable traditions, this was a great post. I would love to see any Christmas traditions the models may have with their families for the next Blog post. It would be a great way to get to know them!

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    Jenny Ortega

    Love!! Trying with my kids

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    Jessica Choate

    Such great ideas! Love how big of a family SIP is!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Trista

    Gonna try this with my 4 boys😍

  • Angelica Acuna

    Jackie Hughes

    Love this recipe, gonna try making these today !!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Stacy Meyer

    I like the recipes so keep those coming 😊 and I’d like to see more boys items and maybe a blog giving boy outfits the spotlight, or at least brother/sister mix and matches.

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    KIm

    Totally making these cookies for Thanksgiving

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    Amy Hamilt

    I love purchasing sparkle in pink for my niece! Such cute comfy clothes that she loves too wear!

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    Melissa Knight

    Those cookies look delicious! I’d love to see what Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions you do! Ideas for fun and easy crafts!

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    Tiff

    What cute ideas for Halloween fun!

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    jo

    looks like awesome recipe

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    megan

    love love everything I have bought!

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    Cara

    I love this!!

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    Kayla Edwards

    I agree with Samantha! Christmas cookies!

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    Elaina Titus

    Would love to see more ideas on sibling comradery &family fun (some holiday) activities that you can do at home or don’t need much $ for! Would also love to see more kids&mom’s model all of your adorable clothing options, or even better – offer a reward to the first few or best customers modeling the outfits! How fun :) I am also doing these cookies for a pre thanksgiving game watch gathering next week &can’t wait to try them!

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    Sydney Lamb

    Can we get more outfit styles and pictures? These blog are helping me start traditions with my daughter! She is 2 and now we have daily photos of her outfits especially Tuesday! #toddlertuesday

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    Laura

    We are gonna have to try the cookies.I hope you have some kind of good cookies for Christmas

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    Maria Riley

    I am going to make these cookies!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Mindy Brinley

    Super love seeing the recipes and would love seeing more kid friendly crafts!!!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Hannah

    I don’t like pumpkin, but i’ll definitely give those cookies a go!

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    Qwyntnn Patt

    My girls would love a Sherpa vest

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    Susan h White

    My first blog. So excited about the giveaway.

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    Melinda Gunter

    Thanksgiving ideas!

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    meghan J

    I don’t like pumpkin but those cookies are too easy not to try!!!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Anastasia Miller

    I would love to see more diys and crafts but I can’t wait to make the pumpkin cookies 🍪

  • Angelica Acuna

    Lauren Trueworthy

    Loving the blog posts! I can’t wait to see the upcoming ones for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Angelica Acuna

    Cassandra

    Loving reading this so interesting cant wait to try something like this with my kids 😍

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    Betsy Greener

    I love all the crafts and tutorials. I’m loving the blog posts! Keep them coming!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Gianna Dill

    Hi! What a such fun blog, loved all the different ideas! Especially the recipes. Thank you!

  • Angelica Acuna

    Ariel Wisdom

    Hi- New to the blog! Didn’t know y’all had one! Love that idea! I’ll be checking it more often! I’d like to see posts about thanksgiving activities for kids if y’all haven’t done that already!

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    Ariel Wisdom

    Hi- New to the blog! Didn’t know y’all had one! Love that idea! I’ll be checking it more often! I’d like to see posts about thanksgiving activities for kids if y’all haven’t done that already!

  • Angelica Acuna

    April Myers

    What I like seeing and hope you continue to do are the crafts and of course yummy recipes. Recipes are also great when they are simple like the one from this blog, 3 ingredients oh yeah I can handle that.
    We are always looking for fun easy toddler crafts 😉
    Thanks SIP

  • Angelica Acuna

    Jessica ward

    Pumpkin painting is such a smart idea with small children. That’s what we did this year too. The little pumpkin breads are such a cute idea with chili. Those outfits were adorable!

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    michelle milose

    I love all those great ideas as I have a 31/2 year old and she loves to do things herself so these cookies seem amazing and fun also I would love to see Christmas ornaments done and a Christmas cookie and drink so cute I love your products and almost all of her wardrobe is sparkle in pink such a great boutique and great prices

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    Angie Hofheins

    I love the fun easy craft ideas to do with the kiddos! Those pumpkins turned out very cute! I will definitely be trying that idea for next year, so we can keep the pumpkins out even longer, since they wouldn’t be carved and go bad. I also love the simple and easy recipes!

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    Venessa Calhoun

    I love the recipes! 🖤

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    Love it!!

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    Cool ideas

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    I love your ideas and beautiful family!!