Halloween Traditions! | Sparkle In Pink

Angelica Acuna| 24 Oct, 2019

Hey SIP fam,

Let’s talk traditions.

Our little SIP models every year have done something together with pumpkins around Halloween.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving... or not?

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!

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

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!



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

You can find all the directions on SugarHero.com

And just look how deliciously well-received they were!


    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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    • Angelica Acuna


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

    • Angelica Acuna

      Qwyntnn Patt

      My girls would love a Sherpa vest

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      Susan h White

      My first blog. So excited about the giveaway.

    • Angelica Acuna

      Melinda Gunter

      Thanksgiving ideas!

    • Angelica Acuna

      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


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

    • Angelica Acuna

      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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Angelica Acuna

      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

    • Angelica Acuna

      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!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Venessa Calhoun

      I love the recipes! 🖤

    • Angelica Acuna

      Chrisnee Brock

      I love the recipes you all share! Definitely will be doing the cookies! Yum

    • Angelica Acuna

      Sydney Pence

      Super cute!

    • Angelica Acuna

      Tara Newhouse

      Absolutely love the recipes! How about more party ideas?!!

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