Briana, founder of the blog Diva and the Divine, is a food and fitness lover who has lost 72 lbs and is strong in her love of Jesus, music, and coffee! Her blog is about finding the simple joys, and make them your fuel for life.
While I don’t have enough space, cash, or desire to throw a giant Halloween bash, I love celebrating seasons and holidays, and Halloween is no exception. I have a few decorations out, some spooky treats in the kitchen, and some of the latest Halloween goodies from Erin Condren in my office. Only EC could make Halloween fun and functional.
For those of you that don’t know, my all time favorite musical is Wicked. Wicked centers around Elphaba (more commonly known as the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda from the Wizard of Oz starting beforethe events that we know from the movie. It’s brilliantly written, the music is incredible, and I’ve been hooked for years. To say I’m obsessed is putting it lightly. When I lived at my parent’s house, I color matched my bedroom to the musical’s poster. My college senior recital was titled “Defying Gravity,” and I even got a lime green Ford Fiesta before it was cool (ok..it might not ever be cool, but there are definitely a lot more of them around now) because it was the perfect shade of “Elphaba green.” See? Obsessed!
When I saw one of the Halloween releases from Erin Condren had Wicked written on it, I knew I had to have the collection, so I picked up a few (okay..all) of the “Wicked Fun” items EC offered to give my office a little bit of a Halloween flair.
My LifePlanner™s both got makeovers to stay current with the holiday, and while my blog planner is sporting last year’s October cover, my new monthly planner is sporting the new “Wicked Fun” cover in my favorite wicked colors: Elphaba green (aka to the rest of the world as lime green) and good old black.
I have been obsessed with the bound journals that EC released this year, so when I saw “Wicked fun” was offered as a journal cover as well, it went into the cart in the same custom colors as my ECLP cover. This journal proudly bears a quote from my favorite song in the musical, “Defying Gravity.” Not only does the journal make me smile, but it’s great for writing down my ideas for various Halloween festivities.
While my planners and notebooks rarely leave the office, the EC Halloween offerings can be used in other parts of the holiday too.
For some baked goods to serve at a party (or just to myself and the Mister), I had my sister (who is the baker at Deanna’s Delights) make and frost some yummy, festive cupcakes for my acrylic tray. While many people don’t necessarily think of purple as a Halloween color, I find it goes perfectly with my wicked acrylic tray insert from EC. I customized the colors so they felt a little more “Wicked the musical” and less wicked witch with the giant wart on her nose, and the purple and orange treats matched perfectly.
Holiday Tip: Add a few drops of food dye to your frosting or cake batter for an extra festive feel. You can give something as simple as boxed cake and canned frosting that extra special flare.