Hallowen Haiku Challenge 2020 Winner: Congratulations Jazznappy!

Congratulations to Jazznappy!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ
Last minute entry to Halloween Haiku Challenge 2020. This year’s winner will receive a copy of Pumpkins and Party Themes by Roxanne Rhoads!๐ŸŽƒ


Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in the #haikucontest  here on Instagram or the website. There were some amazing haiku. It was such a hard decision.
Hope you all had a fabulous Halloween season!๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

Friday Fright Nightcaps: The Haunted Grey Lady

The last weekend of October is always bittersweet. We’ve been counting down since September (some of us since July) and now, with Halloween less than a day away, there’s a sense of melancholy. I’ve been trying to find a cocktail that express both my jubiliation of the holiday’s arrival and my sadness over the Halloween season coming to end. Somehow, I ended up creating my own variation of the chocolate martini.

Behold, The Haunted Grey Lady, an original drink recipe featuring Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum.

The Haunted Grey Lady by Halloween Kristy

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
.05 oz. Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum
.05 oz. Vodka

Optional Garnish:
Chocolate Syrup
White Chocolate Shavings
Whipped Cream

The Haunted Grey Lady with White Chocolate Shavings

You make this drink as strong as you like it. If you want more kick, add 1 oz. of Vodka. If you want more chocolate, add 1 oz. chocolate liqueur or add more chocolate syrup inside the glass. You can even garnish with whipped cream, if that’s your thing.

The Haunted Grey Lady with Whipped Cream

The Kraken is what gives the drink it’s grey look. You can substitute ingredients with other brands of the liqueurs. I’m sure that’ll work just fine, but I wonder about the color. Please post your pics in Comments section or hit me up on Instagram or Twitter using @HalloweenHaiku9

The Haunted Grey Lady with White Chocolate

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Sinister Saturday

It has been a sinister Saturday indeed. Between my suddenly needing to get someone’s permission to share something cool I found on the internet and not finding any support for my blog whatsoever, It looks like there will not be a daily Halloween celebration around here after all.**

**AMENDMENT: First, I’d like to admit that the fact that I’m having a full-on meltdown on #WorldMentalHealthDay is not lost to me. I suppose being told I’m a shitty blogger falls right in line with 2020. I was being too hopeful that virtual Halloween season would work out just dandy.

Moving forward, I will not share any more recipes or artwork by others without permission. What’s posted already, stays up, until someone asks me to remove it, and then, I will comply. This breaks my heart, especially since I love art, but copyright laws are what they are, and if someone doesn’t want their works shared, then, that’s the end of it.

This all means that plans for Wicked Art Wednesdays and Sinister Saturdays are canceled. Monday Macabre and Trick-or-Treat Tuesdays are my own creations. Throwback Thursdays does include copyrighted material but it also includes my commentary or review of said films, and that’s very much allowed under fair use laws. I won’t post recipes for Friday Fright Nightcaps but I’ll share my own photos of Halloween cocktails and people can Google the rest on their own. Poe Sundays includes the works of Edgar Allan Poe, which are considered Public Domain, so I will continue to share those, but without any accompanying art.

I wish I could explain how disappointed and lonely this Halloween season has turned out, but my story pales in comparison to the families who have lost loved ones. No one likes my blog, boo hoo, doesn’t have the same ring as having to bury someone’s grandma.

I’ll say this though, I never once claimed a recipe was mine. I posted full credit and links back to other’s websites at my own expense. My haiku, poems and silly drawings are completely shareable. All I ask is that people give me proper credit and post links back here in the same way I do for others. At the end of the day, I’m just here to share love for Halloween, horror and other spooky things. It’s not rocket science. I’m not saving the world. Do you love Halloween too? Great! Let’s share in our love for Halloween! I have links floating around here with two dozen kickass websites that all love Halloween like we do! I dunno, maybe Sinister Saturdays should always be an angry filled blog post about how people suck and are ruining the spirit of Halloween. Half the country turned trick-or-treating into a political debate. People were asked to wear a mask, not slit their own throat. Now, we have a hundreds of thousands more dead people to light a candle for on Dia de los Muertos. Many of these dumbasses not taking Covid 19 seriously is the reason we all can’t celebrate Halloween properly in the first place! They’re over here crying how they’re not in the mood to put up Halloween decorations or their trunk-or-treat got canceled. If your neighborhood has the plague, turn your porch light off, go watch Hocus Pocus, and shut up. Being a die-hard Halloween fan doesn’t mean to you get to infect the planet with your disease and ignorance.

That’s it for me. Let me know your sinister thoughts in comments. Supporters only. Haters can go choke on candy corn.

Halloween Kristy

Trick or Treat Tuesday

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER: AVA HARRISON

Ava Harrison correctly submitted 8.5 of 10 answers in Comments section of this Halloween trivia quiz below and won herself a Sam Trick or Treat button pin created by artist Diana Levin of Ghoulish Bunny Studios.

HALLOWEEN TRIVIA/ANSWERS IN RED

  1. What is the name the Celtic festival that inspired the origins of Halloween?  Samhain
  2. What are at least two other ways to address Halloween? Hallowmas or All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve, Allhalloweโ€™en, Halloweโ€™en
  3. The term Halloween was coined from a poem written by which famous Scottish Poet? Robert Burns
  4. The roots of carving jack-ol’-lanterns grew from what tragic fable? Stingy Jack
  5. What famous magician died on Halloween? Harry Houdini
  6. What infamous radio broadcast aired at 8pm on Halloween night in 1938? War of the Worlds
  7. What U.S. state was admitted into the Union on October 31st? Nevada
  8. What is the real name of those strange little candies with orange and black wrappers?  Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses or Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
  9. What’s the name of song that appeared in two Halloween franchise movies? Mr. Sandman by the Chordettes โ€“ Halloween II/H2O
  10. According to old superstition, if a young woman looked into a mirror by candlelight at midnight on Halloween, what would happen? Sheโ€™d see the face of her future husband/lover

For further details and rules of contest, please go here:
https://halloween-haiku.com/contest-rules-eligibility-and-some-disclaimer-stuff/

Tune in next Tuesday to see if you’ll receive a trick or a treat.