October 31, 2016

Nail Art

You want to join the Halloween fever but refuse to dress in scary costume? Get the look of the Halloween with a black and white nail art, just like what I did, at Beauty and Butter.

Achieve pretty and strong nails at Beauty and Butter:

5F Megamall Bridgeway - 02 470 4239 or 0917 592 5230

2F Mall of Asia’s Entertainment Wing - 02 556 9383 or 0917 592 5226

LGF SM San Lazaro - 02 353 7576 or 0917 592 5228 

2F SM Cebu - 032 236 9113 or 0917 592 5331

Basement Level, Bldg. B, SM Taytay - 02 650 2041 or 0917 880 4832

Ground Floor, SM Jazz Mall - 02 556 7059 or 0917 717 8516

3F, Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall - 02 361 1093 or 0917 823 9681 

3F, SM Bacolod - 034 431 1531 or 0916 648 9840

2F, Eastwood Cyber and Fashion Mall - 02 650 6122 or 0906 306 9673 

October 30, 2016

Oskee Cabeltis Salon

I am by nature a happy person. The only thing that upsets me is my dry and unruly hair. Thanks to Oskee Cabeltis Salon for making my hair shiny, smooth and manageable via Color Kerabond! Now I can attend events without spending much time worrying about what to do with my hair.

Color Kerabond  is a combination of hair coloring, keratin treatment and rebonding. Prices of Color Kerabond depends on the hair length and texture. For my Color Kerabond, it's 5.500. 

While doing Color Kerabond, you should also try Oskee Cabeltis Salon's Manicure, Pedicure and (P130),  and Foot Spa (P250).

If you want to book Oskee himself, his schedule at Boni on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Oskee is at Alabang on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Oskee Cabeltis Salon (Mandaluyong)
652 Boni Ave, Mandaluyong City
Tel: 6547609

Oskee Cabeltis Salon (Alabang)
Tunasan, Muntinlupa, fronting Sm
Cel: 09285960533

October 29, 2016

RCBC and PNB Auction of Foreclosed Properties at Lamudi Housing Fair

One of the most recommended ways to acquire real estate when you do not really have a particularly large budget is to attend a property auction. Recently gaining more popularity in the Philippines, a property auction is a great way to learn more about real estate and to get your dream home -- most of the time, at hefty discounts.

The common misconception in a property auction is that you have to allocate a big sum in order to compete for a lucrative investment, but in truth you can get a decent, value-for-money property that is not readily available elsewhere. In the Philippines, these events are organized by banks, government agencies, financial institutions and real estate brokerage firms and the properties they offer are often priced below market value.

This year, Lamudi Philippines and partner banks RCBC Savings Bank and Philippine National Bank are opening up the chance for the public to participate in a property auction at the Lamudi Housing Fair.

RCBC and PNB will offer various foreclosed properties for auction at the biggest housing fair to happen in the country. The event is scheduled on November 18 to 20, 2016, at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Attendees of the fair can take part in the auction and some will be fortunate enough to go home with his dream investment under his name.

Some of the bank properties that are up for grabs at the Lamudi Housing Fair are townhouses and house and lots with land sizes ranging from 80 to more than 2,000 square meters. Some of the featured property locations are Cavite, Laguna, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Bacolod, and myriad others.

One property up for auction at the fair is the 183 square meter, two-story house and lot in Barangay Tagapo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna by RCBC. This property is perfect for families who are looking for ample space for their growing needs and a good neighborhood near the metro but do not have a hefty amount to spare.

Apart from the auction, the Lamudi fair will also feature the widest selection of properties and offer exclusive discounts to home buyers and property investors. Investment and homebuying seminars and virtual reality application in real estate can also be learned and experienced at the event.

For more information visit www.lamudi.com.ph/housing_fair/

Lamudi is a leading global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. It offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. Lamudi was established in 2013 in Berlin, Germany and it is currently available in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia and Peru), Asia (Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and Middle East (Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates). Within fewer than three years, Lamudi has established its presence as a key online real estate marketplace in the countries where it is operating. For more information, visit Lamudi Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Established in September 2010, MyProperty.ph is one of the leading Philippine real estate online and print brand that brings property buyers and sellers together. The website’s main offerings are listings of pre-selling properties and properties for sale and for rent. Both website and magazine also provide relevant and updated industry news and information for its clients and consumers. And with the release of its mobile version, finding or selling a home is made even easier. For more information, visit MyProperty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

October 28, 2016

Make Someone Happy

Emma De Ocampo and I met just last June 2016 when we were both elected this year as PTA officers
Although we both have 8th grade kids at MandScie, I didn't know her before because she was busy with work last year.

We instantly clicked because I adore how she gives her 100% dedication to help the school for the benefit of the students, teachers and school staff.

Today is sis Emma's birthday, so Percia and I decided to make her happy...

"Life's too short, spend it wisely
by choosing to make someone happy"
- Joy Mendiola

October 27, 2016

Mr. United Nations 2016

The quote, "try and try until you succeed" has finally happened to my son today as he won Mr. United Nations 2016! I'm one proud mom, mama, mother, nanay here!

It was Juan's fourth time to join Mr United Nations. It's still so clear to me what he said last year, after losing for three straight years, "Mom, I will join again next year. I will not stop joining United Nations until I win".

I thought he was kidding but a month ago, he told me he was chosen to represent his class as Mr. Canada. Only to find out from Ms. Shali that my son actually volunteered. What can I do, he's bent on winning that trophy.

I was hoping they get to choose the country so Juan can be Mr. Japan or Mr. China or Mr. Korea. These countries suits Juan. It was actually the three countries I represented when I was in elementary.

Another quote has been proven here, "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win" by Zig Ziglar.

My son did just everything, he planned to win (by volunteering), prepared to win (by practicing well and begging me to buy him a nice costume) and he expected to win.

October 26, 2016

Circuit Makati Bazaar 2016

The Media Launch for Circuit Makati Bazaar 2016 had celebrities, sellers, guests and sponsors trooped at Power Mac Center to see what's going to happen on November 18, 19 and 20.

Do your shopping early by visiting Circuit Makati Christmas Bazaar 2016 for amazing finds from clothes, toys, food, books and many more.

You also get to see your favorite celebrities, like TinTin Babao, Grechen Fullido, LJ Moreno, Nikki Valdez and others.

October 25, 2016

Pioneer Street Market Halloween Party

Pioneer St Market opened just last year and they're now a go-to place for all things gourmet where friends and families can feast on a variety of different cuisines and shop for things that you can take home. 

Yesterday, Pioneer Street Market had its first ever Halloween Party. It was an afternoon of fun and informative and healthy way as people gone trick and treatin', listened to talks such as Pumpkin Carving, Toddler house classes, Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Classes, Breastfeeding Class and other Creative Activites and spend the day winning prizes for a minimal fee of P400 per family.

Pioneer Corner Reliance St., Mandaluyong City
Landline: 0917 586 2311
Email:  pioneerst.market@gmail.com

October 24, 2016


Yesterday at SM Mega Fashion Hall, top 5 global smartphone brand Vivo officially announced its partnership with SM Supermalls to bring a very  merry Christmas and  a great experience to its clients and shoppers of the number one mall in the country.

Starting on November 4, 2016, Vivo and SM will showcase Christmas-themed displays, as well as fun promos from Vivo booths including a contest wherein shoppers gets the chance to win 1 of 20 Vivo smartphones! Joining is so easy! Just post a selfie with Santa on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the #VivoSantaSelfie hashtag.

Vivo will also offer exclusive deals and freebies with every purchase of a Vivo smartphones, including the V3 and V3 Max, the Y51, and the recently launched Y55.  

October 23, 2016

Vita Cubes 2Good Fun Day

Yesterday at Active Fun BGC, Vita Cubes in collaboration with Mommy Bloggers Philippines,  made moms, dads and children happy via  Vita Cubes 2Good Fun Day.

Lots of games and prizes, photo flip book, magic show, yummy food and take home goodies made the event even more fun!

All the love goes to Vita Cubes and Mommy Bloggers Philippines for this great event!

About Vita Cubes:

Vita Cubes are cube-shaped jelly candies that come in five different fruit flavors –  orange, strawberry, grape, apple and mango. It is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing children. It contains Lysine (70% of the child RENI (Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake) that aids the body in proper growth and energy production. It also helps calcium absorption; Zinc (70% of the child RENI. Helps in proper functioning of the immune and digestive system, energy metabolism and in increasing the rate for healing wounds) ; Vitamin A (40% of the child RENI. Helps in increasesing the body immune system to fight infection and also plays a vital role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development); Vitamin B (30-70% of the child RENI. Promotes growth, strength and stimulates memory in children in the formative years. It also helps boost oxygen circulation in the body, focusing on the brain to help with concentration and also assists in converting carbohydrates and fats into energy); Vitamin C (30% of the child RENI. Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones and tissues, which is vital for your child’s healing, boosting their immune system and fighting infections; Vitamin E (45% of child RENI. Boosts the immune system to fight germs and helps the body to work together to function regularly); 

It is available at all Mercury Drug Stores, SM Supermarkets, Robinson’s Supermarkets, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, Mini Stop and local grocery stores. May be bought per box (containing 10 pieces of 50g packs) or per individual 50g pack. Vita Cubes Singles (Php1.00 per piece) may also be bought at sari-sari stores, supermarkets, and local grocery stores near you. Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for a 50g-pack is at Php12.00.

October 22, 2016

Harringtons Lifestyle Auction at Century City Mall

For the first time Harringtons will hold an auction at the 5th floor of Century City Mall on November 12, 2016, 2 p.m., Makati City.  The highly anticipated Harringtons Lifestyle Auction billed as “Treasures of the Century” is simply a commercial event but to discerning buyers, bidders and avid collectors, it is a serious yet an artful business of bidding.   

Harringtons Lifestyle Auction understands this sentiment and takes auctions to a whole new level by elevating it into an experience. The upcoming auction of antique furniture and art pieces is no exception.   The auction features extensive collection of vintage sets of furniture and sophisticated artworks by acclaimed and prolific artists. The extensive collection of excellent, authentic and well-curated collectible pieces include works by national artists Abdul Imao, Napoleon Abueva and Victorio Edades as well as paintings by Benedicto Cabrera, Romulo Olazo and Jorge Pineda.  

Highlights of Harringtons’ “Treasures of the Century” auction include over fifty remarkable and prized vintage items owned by avid collector and national hero Jose Rizal descendant Dina Velasco. A vintage “Escritoire” desk in solid tigerwood and teakwood will be among the items that will be auctioned off.   Velasco, who collects precious collectibles as a hobby, knows and understands the beauty of auctions.  “We enjoy the history behind each purchase. It’s great to be surrounded by things that go back centuries. I’m wonderfully amazed at the thought that most of these objects have travelled far and have been passed through generations before landing in my home. I think it’s terrific,” Velasco mused in an interview with Living Annual.  

Other auction highlights include captivating art wood mosaic pieces by Bagac Wood Mosaic Artists, a group of people from Bagac, Bataan who used to be farmers. Despite dealing with the difficulties of poverty, the group opted to pursue art not only to make a living but also to make a name for their hometown.  Another highlight of the upcoming Harringtons auction is artist Eduardo Castrillo’s intricately designed Crucifix. The 18”x29” delicately sculptured bronze Crucifix depicts the artist’s Christian
For details about the auction, contact Cila at 0917 873 1596/ Dan at 0998 998 4321. 

October 21, 2016

Rinnai Launch at SM Megamall

In 2010, I joined a cooking contest where my partner Lourdes and I won an oven. I only started using the oven in 2014 but I'm actually having difficulty because the indicators are all erased. My daughter kept on bugging me to buy a new one since last year but being a thrifty mom, I continued to use what we have.

The universe must have heard Julia because yesterday I won the grand raffle prize at Rinnai Launch at SM Megamall!

If you're not familiar with Rinnai brand, it is actually the no. 1 appliance brand in Japan since 1920. That's why Rinnai partnered with SM Appliance as they seek to elevate the way Filipino millennials prepare their meals with tabletop stoves, hobs, cooking ranges, and range hoods designed with the precise performance of Japanese technology. 

If you are looking to invest in a full kitchen set-up or outfit a newly-purchased home, why not try Rinnai. Rinnai’s impressive line of cooking appliances will surely wow you with its high-end, technologically advanced, and visually-appealing kitchen equipment

Celebrity Chef Rosebud Benitez - Rinnai Brand Ambassador
“Rinnai’s innovation has me fully-equipped to serve my kids the meals they deserve. 
The technology really makes the difference. Not only does it elevate my craft, it’s precision engineering makes working in the kitchen a breeze. Rinnai appliances are made under the premise that even the simplest of dishes require precision. 

Mr. John Chuakaw - Mitsui Industria Corporation
More than a kitchen appliance brand, Rinnai delivers the precision required to cook meals crafted to exceed even the most discerning of tastes. “Rinnai Philippines is proud to introduce a whole new range of kitchen appliances that will prove to be essential in the Filipino household,” shares Mitsui Industria Corporation’s General Manager John Chuakaw. “All our products come with a slew of exciting features designed to bring ease, comfort, and convenience to the Filipino’s cooking practice.”

From table top stoves that use stainless steel burners, to built-in hobs made with heat-resistant tempered glass, Rinnai specializes in sturdy, durable, and innovative appliances that revolutionize cooking for the average millennial. 

The hotplates are even sourced from the world’s finest as it is produced by renowned German electric heating component manufacturer, E.G.O. Moreover, Rinnai’s line of free-standing cooking range is fitted with Sabaf® burners, the world’s best in advanced burner technology. And to make things easier, the catalytic cavity of Rinnai ovens can absorb grease and even reduce odors.

Through Rinnai’s technology, standards are taken a notch higher, allowing people to enjoy more comfortable lifestyles, a commitment that SM Appliance also happens to uphold. "Through our presence at SM Appliance, the largest appliance retailer in the country, Rinnai is made readily accessible and available to more and more Filipinos," John adds.

In essence, a modern kitchen fitted with Rinnai appliances gives today’s millennial the ability to offer their families and friends a taste of something prepared with both passion and precision. “With Rinnai, all you need is creativity for your craft. As for the precision, Rinnai has got you covered,” ends John.

Established in 1920, Rinnai is the largest manufacturer of gas appliances in Japan. For more information, visit their website at http://www.mitsui.ph/rinnai, like their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/rinnaiph, or contact Mitsui Industria Corporation at (02) 292-91-77 to 78.

October 20, 2016


Solid Pattern Home Builders is giving away brand-new Toyota Vios 2017 units at the Lamudi Housing Fair, happening on November 18 to 20, 2016, at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. 

This exclusive offer is open to all Housing Fair attendees who will sign spot-on cash contract with Solid Pattern Home Builders worth Php4.32 million.According to Solid Pattern Home Builders, this exciting promotion offers Filipino families, OFWs,retirees, and even companies looking for a company to build their dream home or office building, and get to own a brand new Toyota Vios in the process. 

A brand new Toyota Vios 2017 will be bundled when one avails of a Php4.32 million contract (terms and conditions apply) with the company during the Housing Fair.Recognizing the boom of the construction industry in 2011, Solid Pattern Home Builders used their expertise to provide first-rate building services to Filipinos. 

The company since then has delivered innovative homes with modern architectural designs while still maintaining reasonable and value-for-money rates. Determined to change the unfair reality in the industry where construction and materials are substandard and interest rates are so high, the company is consistently coming up with ideas to serve their clients better.Solid Pattern Homebuilders is a gold sponsor at the upcoming Lamudi Housing Fair. Other sponsors include Eton Properties, Lhoopa, Filinvest, and Hoppler. They will be joined by exhibitors such as Abenson, Bayan, The New Apec Development Corporation, Green Circle, DMCI Homes, Phinma Properties, HT Land, Sandari Batulao, Infinite Edge, RCBC Savings Bank, New San Jose Builders, Shang Properties, Greenfield Marketers One, Property 101 Incorporated, Data Land, Sky Residences, Castille, Damosa Land, and many others.

The Lamudi Housing Fair will be the largest housing event in the country to feature the widest selection of properties and offer exclusive discounts to home buyers and property investors. 

Visitors may also take advantage of investment and home-buying seminars and foreclosure property auction with partner banks and brokerages at the Housing Fair.Other fun games, promos and activities will also be available for the whole family and exciting prizes awaits the first 100 attendees to register at the Lamudi Housing Fair Booth. 

For more information, visit   www.lamudi.com.ph/housing_fair/ For more information, visit Lamudi Philippines on   Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and   Instagram. 


Established in September 2010,   MyProperty.ph is one of the leading Philippine real estate online and print brand that brings property buyers and sellers together. The website’s main offerings are listings of pre-selling properties and properties for sale and for rent. Both website and magazine also provide relevant and updated industry news and information for its clients and consumers. And with the release of its mobile version, finding or selling a home is made even easier. For more information, visit MyProperty on   Facebook,   Twitter,   Google+, and Instagram.

October 19, 2016

Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp 5

An intimate gathering of media, parents, doctors, singers, dancers and artist was held yesterday at the 
Shangrila Hotel in BGC for Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp 5.

Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp 5 is a reality-based talent search in the Philippines that features kids ages from four to seven years old.

Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio hosted the event.

Dr. Joselyn C. Alonzo-Eusebio, MD, FPPS,,FPSDBP DEVELOPMENTAL-BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICIAN  talked about the Facts about learning:  • Piaget’s Cognitive Theory • Age by which a child learns best? • Ways and/or different approaches by which a child learns.  • Foundations for learning and ways to strengthen it. • Key Messages to Parents about Child Development and Learning
Setting the Foundations for Success  was also discussed. 
It is an informative talk by Ms. DIDI MANAHAN, MS ED, where Galinsky’s 7  Life  Skills was discussed.  
 Also present were Stage Camp Mentors, namely, Rico Blanco,   
Georcelle Dapat-Sy and Robert Alejandro. 

Promil I-shine search in the Philippines that features kids ages from four to seven years old. As Confucius  once said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.", so to all parents take this first step in developing your child's full potential by joining Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp. For more details, visit http://www.ishine.com.ph/i-shine-5/video/how-join.


October 18, 2016

Halloween Party at Pioneer St. Market

Here's a fun and healthy way of celebrating Halloween. Join the first ever Halloween Party at Pioneer St. Market. 

For a minimal fee of P400 per family, enjoy a  whole day of exciting activities such as Pumpkin Carving, Toddler house classes, Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Classes, Breastfeeding Class and other Creative Activites. Goodie bags also awaits attendees.

Make sure to dress your kids into their most creepy, most amazing costume and be one awarded as one of the Best Halloween costumes.


October 17, 2016

Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy

I'm pretty sure people know what a pharmacy is. How about Integrative Pharmacy? It was only last night that I learned about this so called Integrative Pharmacy at Apotheca, located at the G/F Euro Villa 4, 853 Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City. 

Apotheca looks more like a convenience store for me, it's just that all the food they sell, from tea, to candies, chips and more are all healthy which is really good for the whole family.

Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy is the pioneer and only pharmacy specializing in custom compounded medication licensed by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration in 2014. 

They  sell high-quality compounded prescriptions with state of the art equipment, with a strong collaboration with US affiliate, Partell Specialty Compounding Pharmacy.

They have a a concept they call the PHARMACY TRIAD (it is the practice of communication and accountability between Doctor, Patient and Pharmacist)

Hi-tech Clean Room Compounding Areas !  Product purity and consistency is a top priority !  Sterile compounding in ISO Class 5 and 7 sealed glove boxes. 

What I like most about Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy is that it is proudly a 100% Filipino owned entity.

About Compounded Medications:

Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – with individual ingredients mixed together in the  exact  strength  and  dosage  form  required  by  the  patient.  This  method  allows  the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs. – PCCA  WHY DO WE COMPOUND?  The most important reason why compounded medications are prescribed is due to “patient non-compliance”.  NON-COMPLIANCE could mean that patients are for instance, allergic to certain preservatives, dyes, and drug strengths or have problems swallowing capsules, and therefore require alternatively developed medications.  Compounding Pharmacists are able to make a variety of changes to traditional medications, including:  •  Lower levels or elimination of dyes, preservatives, etc.  •  Increased or decreased dosage strengths for infants or elderly people  •  Alternative forms of medications, such as troches, lozenges, candies, gels and liquids  •  Added flavors’ for better taste & easier ingestion   Moreover, compounding helps fill in the gap for patients who require medication that have been discontinued and may help patients who are facing a supply shortage of their normal medications.

To learn more about Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy,
you may call, Tel. 632 845.1350, 845.1350, 845.1351  |  Fax 632 553.5121  
or visit www.apotheca.com.ph,  Email at Info@apotheca.com.ph  
Business Hours:  Mondays to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturdays 8:00am – 12:00nn           

October 16, 2016

Florentino Soriano Alberto's 75th Birthday

One of the most joyful memories of my childhood was spent at Uncle Tino and Aunt Charings home . Uncle Tino is my father's elder brother but I like to call him my other father.  He used to work as a seafarer, an engineer there to be exact. 

During Uncle Tino's vacation and as soon as he set foot in the Philippines, he'll ask my parents to allow me to stay with them for days and even weeks. Uncle Tino and Aunt Caring has 4 sons so I was considered not just a niece but a daughter.  My Kuyas - Idel, Arnel, Gilbert and Virgil were so nice to me. They made mefeel like a princess.

Earlier today in Quezon City, Uncle Tino celebrated his 75th birthday and I'm so happy and honored to have given the privilege to host (with my niece Ayee) this milestone of my most loved uncle.  

October 15, 2016

Ten Ideas for Decorating Your Home for Halloween

If you are planning on celebrating Halloween, here are some tips and ideas from MyProperty for decorating your home:

1. Innovative Pumpkin Carving

Look up some unique pumpkin carving designs. There are many techniques you can use to make your pumpkins look even spookier, such as moulding and drying wax onto them to create a scary lumpy texture, or creating different surfaces for the light to fall through. The uglier and more unique your pumpkins the better. You could even hang them on chains!

2. Orange Globe String Lights

Put orange globe string lights behind white blinds to give your home a spooky, orange glow. This is also useful for creating a backdrop for your silhouettes (see the next tip).

3. Spooky Silhouettes

Either make your own or purchase some black figures to place in front of your spookily lit windows… Skeletons, witches, ghosts, and ghouls are a great choice. How about a crazy scientist? Just make sure that they are positioned in terrifying poses.

4. Ominous Green Bottles of Poison

Fill up large jars with green liquid and line the entrance of your home with these terrifying bottles of poisonous doom. Place a cauldron in your kitchen and fill it with water and red food colouring to make it look like a witch’s cauldron of blood… Invite guests to stir the cauldron with an ominous wooden spoon; don’t forget to cackle (and to protect your surfaces!).

5. Ghosts Dancing Around a Campfire

Create some scarecrow-like figures for the garden and wrap them in white sheets… Stuff their heads so that they look like people. People will think they are ghosts! Place them in a circle, hand in hand. In the center of the circle, place a messy pile of orange and red LED lights, which are suitable for the outdoors. This will look like a bonfire. Enjoy the look on the faces of passers-by as they walk past a circle of dancing ghouls.

6. Front Garden Graveyard

Invest in some plastic headstones for Halloween… This is a fantastic way to decorate your outdoor space, and it does not cause too much mess.

7. Poison Ivy

How about draping artificial ivy around your dinner table, doorways, or mantle piece? Not only does this add greenery to your space during this fun holiday, it will also create a fun and poisonous look for your home.

8. Creepy Halloween Mirror

This one is a fantastic DIY tip to create a creepy home. Buy an old mirror from a garage sale or take a look in your own basement for an old creepy looking mirror that nobody uses. Find an old photograph or a printout of a scary face that is about the same size as your own. Purchase some steel wool, some transparent tape, some acetone, and find some paper towels. You will also probably need gloves, a screwdriver, and a cloth. With the steel wool, make the mirror look aged by scratching it. Take care not to strip off all the material. Fix the photo behind the glass, and you will have an eerie wall piece to scare all your indoor guests.

9. Spider Web Doorways

Either use cotton wool or a specially made spider web gun to create spooky spider webs in your doorways. You can even spruce up your webs with some realistic-looking plastic creepy crawlies. Just make sure that you and your guests can still get through the door and that you do not create a fire hazard!

10. Hold “Dark Dinner Night”

Nothing says creepy better than eating in the dark… Cover your windows with dark sheets and provide each of your dinner guests with a candle and a blindfold as they walk in. As your guests make their way to their seats with candles in hand, explain that you will serve them shortly, but that before you do, they must help their neighbour put a blindfold on so that everyone in the room is drenched in darkness for the entire evening. Make your guests food with interesting and unusual textures. You will give your guests a unique dining experience and make Halloween super memorable for them!

Have a spooky ghoulish Halloween!