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Cast a spell with us!


We are SO excited to be partnering up with The Dating Divas today!  I’m sure you’ve all heard of The Dating Divas, right?  If not, you are missing out! They’re a group of married women who post fun, creative, and inexpensive ideas that will put the SPARK back into your marriage.  If you’d love to reclaim the romance and excitement you had back when you were first dating, then this is the site for you!

And today, we’ve teamed up with the Divas to bring you a special treat… Dinner and a Movie!!  Because who doesn’t love a fun date with a good movie and some delicious food?   That’s right, we’re going to hook you up with fabulous food ideas for your next movie night, and the Divas are taking care of all the date details for you.  Read on, because you’ve got one spectacular (already planned) date night coming your way.

As summer turns to fall, leaves crunch underfoot, and football is king, kids and parents alike turn the calendar to October with anticipation – Halloween! And who says it can only be celebrated by the youngins?  Planning a “spooktacular” date night with your special someone can be a cinch with our help.  First things first – movie choice.  “Hocus Pocus” is the perfect choice to get you in the “spirit” of things, without being gruesome.  A classic fantasy  horror comedy, you won’t know whether to grip the side of your chair, or laugh til your side splits. The Dating Divas have every thing you need to make this a night of bewitching enchantment. Check out their post here for the tools for your spell!

Setting the Stage:  Keep it simple and use what you have on hand.  Don’t worry about spending money on halloween decor you won’t use again.  A plain colored sheet is a perfect table cloth, topped with seasonal napkins (orange, black purple).  An old frame sprayed painted black with a witch themed printable inside, various height candle sticks, and black plates are all you need.

Filling the Cauldron:  No date night is complete without the perfect food pairing.  Our pinterest board is full of ghostly grub from appetizers, snacks and main meal ideas to compete your evening.  Whether you are in the mood for mummy pizzas, skeleton bones, shrunken heads, or a meatloaf hand, there are ideas a plenty.  And all pair perfectly with our featured recipe “Witches Brew”.  If you prefer a non alcoholic brew, substitute the rum for more lemon lime soda.  Garnish glass with colored sugar, gummi worms, or plastic spiders.

Need more ideas? Check out our “Spooktacular” Pinterest Board for scary delicious menu ideas, ways to set a spooky table, and before you can grab your broomstick !POOF!  you have yourself a date night.

Witches Brew


lisa @ Onceamonthmom.com


  • 2 ounces pineapple juice, chilled
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice, chilled
  • 2.5 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 4 ounces lemon lime soda


Combine juices and rum in a large glass, add lemon lime soda.  Pour into desired glasses, rimming with sugar, shredded coconut or gummi worms.

Freezing Directions:

Not recommended.

Servings: 2


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

One Response to “Cast a spell with us!”

  1. You’re yummy concoction was the perfect addition to this post!!! Loved teaming up with you on this post! xox

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