Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

More Than 100 New Arrivals!

Friday, September 4th, 2009
Welcome to Chinaberry, home of outstanding children’s books, quality toys, fun family games and puzzles, kids’ arts and crafts, and many other gifts and treasures to support mindful parenting. We search high and low for only the very best in kids’ literature, the most fun and engaging educational games and children’s crafts, and meaningful toys that stimulate imaginations and are truly built to last.

Chinaberry offers items to support families in raising their children with love, honesty and joy to be reverent, loving caretakers of each other and the earth.

While you’re waiting for your fall paper catalog to arrive, take a peek at all our new items by visiting the Chinaberry website at: http://www.chinaberry.com/new.cfm.

Halloween Costume Contest

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Last Friday, we had our annual Chinaberry Halloween potluck party. There were all kinds of deliciously ghoulish treats. And, what Halloween celebration would be complete without a costume contest? Pictured below are our contest winners for this year.

Funniest: Maria from our Receiving Department

Scariest: Javier from our Shipping Department

Most Creative: Alfredo from our Shipping Department

Halloween Recipes

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The tables are turned--Pow...Blop...Boom. The Dynamic Duo save the day. Mama, it's your turn for a time out.

Last year, these two recipes were the #1 hit of several Halloween parties.

Frozen Jack-O-Lanterns
Serves 12
12 Navel Oranges (I used deep orange grapefruit with great success)
12 Cinnamon Sticks
1/2 Gallon Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (Godiva makes a really dark chocolate ice cream which works well.)

Cut off tops of oranges and gently hollow out pulp (a serrated grapefruit knife works really well), leaving a thick shell. Hollow out pulp from the tops too. Cut Jack-O-Lantern faces into each orange. Pack chocolate ice cream into shells. Avoid letting the ice cream come out of the holes. Cut a hole into top of orange top. Set tops back on over the ice cream, and set cinnamon stick stem through the hole.

Creepy Fingers
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I like to use the Hanukkah Triplet Cookie recipe from our Eat, Drink, and be Chinaberry cookbook (sorry, now out-of-print).
Make fingers by rolling the dough into 3″ or 4″ long “ropes” (around 1/2″ wide) For fingernails, place blanched, sliced almonds onto uncooked dough.
Using a knife or any sharp object, draw lines into the dough for detail on the fingers such as knuckles or wrinkles.
Follow instructions for baking, allowing slightly less time for them to bake. Note: Chilled dough works best, as you do not want your fingers to flatten out. If desired, you can paint the fingernails with food coloring, or use red icing for blood.
Feel free to experiment with warts or whatever your imagination comes up with!