A Halloween Spooktacular with Sweet Little Peanut

By Megan Bailey

Written by Megan Bailey of Sweet Little Peanut for Building Blocks.


We recently hosted a fun Halloween party for little peanuts at our local Pottery Barn Kids store in Salt Lake City. We loved the opportunity to throw a festive get-together for our local friends and readers – it helped get everyone in the Halloween spirit. And with over 100 costumed kiddos and their parents, it was quite the occasion!


Whenever we throw a party, the two most important things we consider are the food and the activities. We want our party guests to enjoy their time and some sweet treats! For this party, we served Halloween-decorated sugar cookies in shapes of skulls, pumpkins, cats, witches and bats. We also offered bat cupcakes, glazed doughnuts, and little soda cans accompanied by spooky striped straws.


To keep our little friends entertained, we had face painting, beanbag/pumpkin toss games, and Halloween crafts like skull masks and paper roll creatures. To end the party, we did a fun trick-or-treat parade through the mall to show off all the costumes and also collect some treats from the other shops.


When it comes to Halloween costumes and decorations, Pottery Barn Kids always nails it on the head! We really had the best day showing off PBK’s Halloween collection and having fun with our local friends. Thank you so much to everyone who came and celebrated with us — Learn more about face painting for Halloween with my tutorials on potterybarnkids.com!



Photography: Becky Kimball
Face Painting: Face Painting Paradise
Balloons, paper straws, napkins, cupcake toppers: Shop Sweet Lulu

A Fuzzy Friend Filled With Treats!

By PBK Editors


Who says you have to leave the house to collect some fun treats this Halloween? We love this DIY Spider Pinata from Oh Happy Day as a fun activity for your Halloween party – it brings a whole new meaning to trick or treat!

Looking for more great party ideas for Halloween? Visit Design Studio and view our Halloween Party for more crafts and recipes.

Finishing Touches for a Dream Bedroom

By PBK Editors

Create the perfect space for your little one to dream, play and grow with a few magical touches. Whether it’s adding showstopping furniture or simply refreshing with some new decorative accents, here are our favorite ideas for building a dream bedroom.


1. Add a piece of statement furniture to create a major impact. Look to a theme that your child loves – such as adventure or cars – to find a foundation for the room’s overall design. Here’s some of our favorite furniture that’s filled with wonder – and built to last:


2. Take a page from their favorite fairy tale and dress the room in colors and patterns that are brimming with magic. One of our favorite ways to accent? Shiny, bright metallics – especially gold. Shop our favorite pieces that shine:


3. For an easy addition, try decorative accessories that are focused on play – no dream room is complete without toys, dress-up outfits, and plenty of books to read! See some of our newest items that are perfect for gifting:


For more great ideas on designing a dream bedroom, visit potterybarnkids.com and get inspired.

A Giveaway So Good, It’s Scary!

By PBK Editors

We’re constantly inspired by the party styling over at Glitter Guide (and the sheer cuteness of Taylor Sterling’s daughter, Elodie). To celebrate the sweet and spooky Halloween party they featured here, we wanted to join the festive fun and throw a scary good giveaway!

Enter below for your chance to win a $1,000 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to sweeten all of your holiday celebrations. Bonus: scroll to the bottom to see some of our favorite photos from Elodie’s first Halloween. Better hurry – giveaway ends Oct. 19th!


Super Hero Style: 3 Decorating Tips

By PBK Editors

Super Hero September isn’t over just yet! You and your little one can celebrate a favorite crime fighter all year with some of our favorite decorating tips that really save the day.


1. Don’t be afraid of a little color. Comic books and their characters tend to be full of bright colors, but that shouldn’t deter you! Celebrate those prints and incorporate rich neutrals – like dark wood with clean, classic lines – to help ground the room. To shop our Avengers™ Room above, visit our  Shop Rooms page.


2. Add a bit of “wow.” Incorporate your little one’s favorite super hero with a statement piece – like this Bridge Shelf – to add an unexpected element and unique touch.


3. Go bold on walls. To bring a theme together, try a wall statement like this Batman™ Decal. It’s vibrant and full of action – plus, it’s completely removable!

For more great ways to celebrate super heroes, visit potterybarnkids.com, or get inspired with our Heroes & Villains feature.

Oh, Honey: A Recipe that Stars Honey

By PBK Editors


Celebrate the very end of National Honey Month with a sweet treat that’s versatile year-round: honey graham crackers! We love this  simple recipe from Hummingbird High, and we can’t wait to test it out with s’mores, with peanut butter, and as a crust for fall’s comforting pies.

What’s your favorite recipe that features honey? Share with us in the comments below!

A Perfect Pumpkin Treat for Fall

By Megan Bailey

Written by Megan Bailey of Sweet Little Peanut for Building Blocks.


Now that it’s officially fall (and with Halloween quickly approaching), we’ve got baking and pumpkins on our minds! There’s really nothing more cozy and perfect for fall then a yummy pumpkin cookie – and filled with caramel, no less!


When it comes to making cookies, I love a tried-and-true recipe that’s easy to make and results in soft, delicious cookies. As a busy mom, I don’t really have the time for recipes that require the dough to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, or recipes that require a lot of steps. What I love about this recipe is that I can easily do it during naptime – and it leaves my house smelling like pumpkins and cinnamon! It’s also a great base for chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. If you want, add a cream cheese frosting to the top for the perfect finishing touch.

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Pumpkin Caramel Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Caramel squares of choice (can also use Rolos)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pumpkin.
  4. In a medium bowl, sift together baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix together well.
  5. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
  6. Place caramel squares in the middle of the dough mounds. Use a spoon to cover the top of the caramels with the excess dough on the sides.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Serve these cookies warm for a gooey middle, or eat them later with a chewy middle. Enjoy – and try not to eat the entire batch yourself!

Boo-tiful Costumes for a Festive Halloween

By PBK Editors

Halloween is just around the corner, and our costumes are going fast! From a soft cuddly creature to a character from a fairy tale, find the perfect costume for your little one – here are our favorite ideas:

Trick or treat with something sweet. We love a fun food costume, and these delectable ensembles are so cute, we could eat them up!


Dress them up in a wildly festive costume. Your little ones will love these frightfully fun outfits that are wild with style.


Make fairy tales come to life. From favorite stories to fairy tale dreams, Halloween is made extra special with these whimsical fantasy costumes.


Go for classic comfort. Halloween icons and furry friends are timeless costumes that work at any age.


Save the day. For an action-packed celebration, gear up with a super hero costume that’s ready for the festivities.


For all of our costumes, treat bags and decor, shop potterybarnkids.com – or browse our new Halloween markdowns.