Friday, October 1, 2010

things i heart: halloween movie time.

"things i heart" is my new friday series on the blog.  hope you enjoy!

it's october 1!  and that means...31 days of halloween can begin!  

which, in turn, means halloween movie time!  i must confess that i am pretty much the opposite of a scary movie girl (i had to stop watching law & order: svu because it was giving me, but i can handle spooky-ish movies, ones that get me in the halloween spirit. 

bel0w, my list of favorites: 
 {i'm kicking off the season by watching this tonight!}

there's also a healthy dose of cheesy halloween movies that i can't help but watch each year.  you can find most, if not all of them, on the disney channel.  and that's all i'm admitting!

what are your favorites?!

i'm planning on a pretty quiet and productive weekend around here.  and i think i might just have to try this mulled spiced cider recipe from coco + kelley while i watch some of these beauties:

Mulled Spiced Cider

2 quarts fresh apple cider (in a pinch, jarred from the grocery will do the trick)
1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice
2 cinnamon sticks + 10 for garnish (1 per mug)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash nutmeg
1 1/2 ounces rum (sometimes I substitute Spiced Rum for extra flavor)

With cloves and allspice in a teaball, cook all ingredients in a crockpot on low 2-8 hours. Stir occasionally to dissolve sugar. Or to make quicker, warm in a medium size pot on the stove on low heat 20 - 30 minutes or until your concoction is simmering & the sugar is melted. At this point, add 1 1/2 ounces (Bacardi) Gold Rum per mugful when poured. If pouring into a thermos, combine and pour at the end; just don’t cook the rum. Serves 10.

xo. di.

*recipe via coco + kelley


  1. your top three listed might be my top three too. shocker. YES OCTOBER! HALLOWEEN!

  2. Love this post! I've always wanted to see Sleepy Hollow, gotta love Johnny Depp. I too am the opposite of a scary movie girl. It's good to know you recommend these! I haven't seen many of them. (:

  3. tim burton's sleep hollow is soooooo good, i suggest you rent it sometime this month!

  4. i absolutely love practical magic & hocus pocus, i could watch them any season!


  5. i wish i could too, sami - but i try to keep these all to october so they're more special :)

  6. i've been saving this recipe for my halloween party tonight! so excited!

  7. These are some great classics. I love Nightmare Before Christmas.

    Thanks for the cider recipe. :)


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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