Articles Written By: Kevin Fawley

DIY Halloween Decor

Let’s cut to the chase, Halloween is peaking its head around the corner. Well, it’s a headless horseman head! With that, there is nothing more exciting than decorating for Halloween. Here are some DIY decorations you can make to get in the spooky spirit! 

Delightful Devilish Handsoap- Buy some hand soap from the Dollar Store, and fill it with a few plastic spiders or festive confetti for an ominous touch.

Make A Pumpkin Vase- Turn your pumpkin into a vase for a Halloween-chic centerpiece. 

Whip Up A Scary Dessert- Your desserts can double as decor, too. Try making some Halloween dirt cups; chocolate pudding topped with Oreos, chocolate chips, and Belvita cookies. 

Send Test Tubes Invitations- Don’t limit Halloween party decor to the big event itself. Make sure your invitations are just as spirited and fun. 

Make A Googly Eye Wreath- You’ll need a lot of ping pong balls, but the scary mass of watching eyes will be so worth it.

Paper Bats- Frame a doorway with flying paper bats for a super simple but fun Halloween vibe at home. 

Decorate your entire space with these terrifyingly terrific DIYs!

Simple Summer-Inspired Recipes

This summer, everyone wants fun, refreshing, tasty, yet easy-to-make recipes! Spend less time in the kitchen, and more time relaxing with family and friends while enjoying some of these incredible recipes. 

Key Lime Cream Pie: This no-bake recipe is cool and refreshing, and the perfect thing to bring to a party or cookout! 

Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers: Take advantage of mangos being in season with this simple recipe. 

Mint-Cucumber Tomato Sandwich: This quick go-to sandwich hits all the right spots during the summer season! 

Air-fried Radishes: Making for an easy and tasty side dish, wonderful for any meal. 

Hot Dog Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa: Perfect for parties! Bite-sized hotdog sliders with fresh mango-pineapple salsa for a burst of fresh flavor. 

Chocolate Pudding Pizza: For any lovers of chocolate and peanut butter. An amazing and light dessert for a hot summer day! 

Dry Thai: A nonalcoholic twist on a Mai Tai made from almonds and orange flower water. 

Summer Mule: A citrusy, herbal twist on the classic summer mule drink! 

From easy dinners and simple side dishes to delicious desserts and mocktails, these delicious summer recipes are sure to be a huge success!

Solve a Decades-Old Local Case on the Mystery Pub Crawl This August

The Mystery Pub Crawl is like a historic walking tour meets an escape room meets murder-mystery dinner theater. The interactive experience is based on a real murder that happened in 1863, one that Malden native Michael Cloherty turned into the book Abel Bodied: Murder at the Malden Bank. Based on his retelling of the murder and ensuing mystery, Incantrix Productions has designed a pub crawl that culminates in a meet-and-greet with the author himself.

But before you get to chat with Cloherty, you’ll have to solve a series of clues. Grab your ticket and come to Malden Center Fine Wines at 5 p.m. on your chosen date to get started. Like all of the other locations along the pub crawl route, it has particular significance to the crime. It’s there that you’ll meet the first of many characters who will give you clues to help you solve the murder mystery throughout the night. If you choose “Story Mode,” you’ll have to complete a challenge to earn this character’s trust in order to receive the clue. If you choose “Challenge Mode,” then you’ll have to solve a brain teaser using pen and paper to earn the next clue.