Five Tips for Safe Halloween Fun

Halloween is a magical day for children and overgrown kids like myself. It’s also a time when kids get so excited (and filled to the gills with sugar) that they don’t make the best decisions – making it prime time for accidents to happen, and… Keep Reading »

Graveyard Grooving on Halloween

Tatjana likes frequenting graveyards. I know she often takes her daily strolls through one in London, and you may recall her penchant for watching films in the Hollywood Forever cemetery.
Tatjana Rhodes & Millie Brown at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
At first I thought, “Oh no! That’s just… Keep Reading »

Easy Pumpkin-Pear Soup

A PCA member specifically requested this soup for before Halloween, but it’s perfect for any of the holidays this season, too. Presentation is really fun in a small, scooped out pumpkin. You can even serve with the lid on to keep the heat in, and let… Keep Reading »

Making Truly Creepy Cakes & Best Costume

Harper Collins just sent me a copy of Twisted Cakes, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! While the “iced gravestone” and “can of worms” are great for a kids Halloween party – there are some seriously gruesome cakes in this book for… Keep Reading »

The Holiday Before Halloween

Did you know the holiday season does not kick off with Halloween? Okay, I admit I am a chocoholic, but I swear I am not making this up. Today is National Dessert Day. That’s right – another day to throw calories to
My little kitten trick… Keep Reading »

Chocolate Fudge Graveyard Cake

Serve with ice cream of your choice (I like coffee ice cream with mine, but almost all flavors of ice cream go well with chocolate fudge cake)…. Keep Reading »

Rocking Out the Halloween Decorations

Hard to believe I once lived where I had to teach my neighbors how to celebrate Halloween. Here there are ghosts, headless men, witches, bats, skeletons and various body parts everywhere you look!

How about a pumpkin patch of scarecrows for this year’s scariest night? These… Keep Reading »

Halloween Fashion & Pumpkin Carving 101

I think the driving force behind my short lived acting career was the opportunity to wear costumes and special effects make-up. Once that dream was fulfilled, my thespian passions waned. Premium member Lane
Actress Julie Anne Rhodes
Buckman is clearly no slouch in the costume department either. I… Keep Reading »

Spider the Web for a Halloween Party Menu

I know the holidays are officially upon us when my neighbors are out digging up their lawns in preparation.
Getting spooky in the hood
Is it just my neighborhood (I live in tinseltown, home of the fiercely talented set decorator and specIal effects people), or is your town… Keep Reading »

Happy Halloween!

This year I’ll be hopping on a commercial broomstick to Florida to celebrate with some old friends, and their new baby boy for a much needed mini-holiday break.

Tigress Tatjana Rhodes

I confess, I had a little “baby clothes addiction” slip, but it IS his first Halloween!… Keep Reading »

Healthy Halloween Fun

It’s no secret that I love a good Halloween party, but I’ve also been into healthy eating lately (not exactly what Halloween is known for), which has presented me with a new challenge.

A healthier Halloween challenge

My uber chic friend at In New York Paris Tomorrow… Keep Reading »

Toil & Trouble = POOF, Happy Halloween!

Tatjana & Julie Anne Rhodes letting their inner witch out

Ever since I first watched Samantha twitch her nose on Bewitched I have been fascinated with witches. I loved the naughty but cool cousin Sabrina, roared with laughter over the meddling mother-in-law Endora, and adored bumbling… Keep Reading »

Witches, Black Cats, and Ghosts! Oh My!

Julie Anne, Tatjana, and Nick Rhodes with friends
When I first moved to London I realized no one celebrated Halloween! Once Tatjana was born I was determined to do something about it. I explained to all of the bewildered mothers in the neighborhood that they must… Keep Reading »