Use Your Decorations As Halloween Favours

You can get creative with your decorations and treats to give away this Halloween! Cover the front door area with loads of fake spider web, then make a sign announcing you are a spider farm.  Load up the web with plastic spiders, and invite kids to choose one or two! Make it even more fun with another sign detailing what kind of spiders you farm (black widow, itsy bitsy, blood sucking mutant, etc.) Tell your trick or treaters the really big ones got away! I’ve been known to inform kids that they only eat the parents who steal children's candy.

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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