10 Halloween cocktails to get you in the “spirit”

 

Who says kids get to have all of the fun for Halloween? Here are a few ghoulish treats of the the adult variety. Munichmom says choose 1 to help you survive your child’s Trick or Treating sugar induced insanity ūüėČ

 

1.Bloody Brain Shooter.

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Via wonderhowto

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2. Eyeball Highball

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Via marthastewart.com

http://bit.ly/1VPDpjK

3. The poisoned apple

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Via the little epicurian

http://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2013/10/poison-apple-cocktail.html

4. Mr. Hyde potion

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Via Sam Henderson

http://bit.ly/1K5MaiN

5. Purple People Eater

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Via guestofaguest

http://bit.ly/1PqvxW4

6. Ghost in the graveyard

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Via MarthaStewart.com

http://bit.ly/1PctINq

7. Witches Brew

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Via thegardeningcook

http://bit.ly/1LidnAQ

8. The Raven

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Via Smart Party

http://bit.ly/1RE3q4U

9. The Devils’ Margarita

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Via show me the yummy

http://bit.ly/1N9XnUg

10. Candycorn jello shots

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Via the holiday cottage page

http://bit.ly/1L8Wmet

15 Ideas to make your Halloween Party a hit

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Munichmom is turning 1( que the balloons and confetti) We went live with our first post on October 31st 2014. ¬†As you can guess, our first articles were all about Halloween. We were in the “spirit” so we went with it ūüôā

Now that my favorite holiday has rolled around again, we shall keep the tradition going and bring you all the information that you can handle about upcoming parties for kids, and adults. We will give you helpful decorating ideas, recipes and lots of DIY everything.

First in our 3 week-long spooky series is…………………

Ideas to make your very on Halloween party a hit with spectacular decorations

  1. Mummy Jars
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Found on dailysavings.allyou.com

2. Spooky Apothecary Jars: http://bit.ly/1j7iwnA

3 Pumpkin Party Cooler: http://bit.ly/1KZsEbK

4. Candy Filled place cards: http://bit.ly/1JS0POz

 

5. Bloody Candles: http://bit.ly/1LhIgJ5

 

 

 

 

6. Pumpkin Fondu: http://bit.ly/1Olf1rj

7.Black sugar rimmed drinks: http://etsy.me/1NmnGto

8. Painted and stenciled Pumpkins

9. Black Lace votive candles

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10. Spooky Food labels: http://bit.ly/1OleoOg

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Found on elebrationsathomeblog.com

11. Witches Legs: http://bit.ly/1Ly60L3

12. Spooky Glow in the dark eyes: http://bit.ly/1KZymKG

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Found on juxtapost.com

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13. Witch Legged Tables: http://bit.ly/1VDkCxs

 

 

14. Glass  bottle candle holders

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Found on stylemepretty.com

15. Screen printed napkins: http://bit.ly/1FWEx36

Capture Fall with Mini Photo Sessions

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The days are getting shorter and the nights chillier as fall descends. Leaves are changing into beautiful colors. It’s a wonderful time to be living and loving in in Munich. Fall or Autumn is my favorite season. It is were all my best shoes and clothes live ;).

Fall creates the perfect scenery for photos. That’s where our super talented partner Photographer Kristin Speed comes in. She is offering special Fall mini-photo sessions on October the 18th. The sessions will last 30 mins.¬†It’s perfect for families with little kids, couples or individuals who just want a few gorgeous photos. And for those of you thinking about Christmas already, these photos are great to use for your yearly Holiday cards or even presents for grandmas and grandpas, aunts & uncles, etc.¬†Spots are limited so be sure to book early!

To contact Kristin see info below

Your friendly guide to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is upon us, bring on the pretzels, rounds of unusually large mugs of beer, roves of unstable drunken teenagers and lost tourists. I love this time of year… It’s great!!! We would like to provide you with a brief schedule of important events.

Leading up to and during Oktoberfest we will post tips and tricks to survive this event in spectacular fashion. If you are a veteran of this grand show please leave us your wisdom in the comments section. We will probably add those golden nuggets in following posts. If you are a newbie, take heed to the advice or just ignore us drunk oktoberfestcompletely. Either way we at Munichmom are here to have fun. Continue reading

Entertainment Roundup…. Sommernachtstraum

On July 25th Munichmom enjoyed a full day and night of food, drinks(mojitos in particular)a fantastic fireworks show, and lots of great live music at Sommernachtstraum. The event to place at Olympia park. We covered the event as press and was able to be front stage for all of the acts. Of course Billy Idol was our favorite, ¬†but Revolverheld definitely impressed us too!! There was lots of singing off-key, and flower child hippie dancing done by me and I am not afraid to admit it ūüėČ If you did not get a chance to be there in person, please feel free to live vicariously through the awesome photos brought to you by friend of the blog, Robin Keller of Robin Keller photography( http://www.robinkellerphotography.com)

Enjoy!!

 

The best brunch experience in Munich at The Charles Hotel

If you have been reading our blog for a while, then you understand that a lot of our time,  thoughts and energy revolve around food. Good food in particular. What is the point of wasting your time on bad cuisine?

Brunch is a really fun dining experience for me. Caught perfectly between breakfast and lunch, offering you a variety of food that can please what ever particular craving or mood that you may be in. A very good spot that in my personal opinion offers the best brunch in Munich is the Charles Hotel.

I had the opportunity to experience a full brunch last May and then again for a special Easter themed brunch this past April. Both times were amazing. I went again with friends on July 19th and I was amazed for the third time with the menu, service and relaxing atmosphere.

The Charles Hotel serves an extensive breakfast every Sunday that is already worth it, however several times throughout the year, they have an extensive themed brunch. This is the brunch that you don’t want to miss….EVER!

I spoke several weeks ago with Viktoria Schuenemann, The Director of Food and Beverage at the hotel. I explained that Munichmom were fans of the brunch and that we wanted to know when the next one was scheduled. I am glad that we reached out to her, bc she was a fountain of information. She has been working hard with staff to ensure that the brunch is a successful. I’m happy to say that she has achieved her goal.

@kristinspeedphotography

Viktoria Schuenemann Director of Food and Beverage at The Charles Hotel

She told us about the brunch that we attended and the upcoming brunches. You guys really should be excited! There are so many impressive things already happening at the hotel. With many things planned for the future!!

Just to whet your appetite a bit, here is what we got to dine on… As usual, the normal breakfast brunch was open, which is the ¬†endless buffet of artisan breads, cheeses and meats. Bratwurst, eggs and bacon are also included. As well as a fruit bar and various muesli and joghurts.There are a variety of jams and marmalade. You are treated to muffins, cakes and breakfast desserts. ¬†You are able to order delicious pancakes, waffles, french toast and omelette off the menu. The pancakes and waffles are some of the best that I have had here. Also the syrup is authentic maple syrup (not to be confused with horrible watery ahorn-syrup that commonly ruins the pancake experience in Germany).

Moving on to the grill specialties of the BBQ Brunch, we were able to sample from  Nicoise  salad, couscous with tomato, cucumbers and mint, Caesar salad, Burrata with tomato and Basil and Gazpacho.

Main menu included  your choice of grilled entrecote, chicken breast with a yoghurt marinade and Black Tiger Prawns. Grilled goat cheese and  Mediterranean vegetables were available too.

 

For dessert, we treated ourselves to Rosemary ice-cream topped with marinated strawberries and Weinberg peaches. So different and delicious. Beverages included an endless supply of white/red wine, coffees,teas, freshly pressed juices and infused water.

 

All of this fine dining was made even more charming and relaxing by the piano player who was non-stop in his effort to provide ambiance and entertainment

One very important thing that I always look for when dining is the staff who are working together to serve you. I appreciate excellent staff, and I like to speak about it when I encounter it. The Charles Hotel has some of the most friendly and professional staff. I spent time chatting with a lot of them, bc a great dining experience is not just the food, but also the people who work hard to ensure that you have been taken care of.

They really enjoy what they do, and they have the distinction of doing it extremely well. They are such an organized unit. Speaking with Julia Reinhold our server for that afternoon was a pleasure. She has been with the Charles Hotel for 6 years now after studying to begin her career in her profession. She spoke passionately about her job. You could tell she enjoyed working there because of the care that she took. She really made us feel welcome.

I whole-heartedly encourage you to try out the next brunch in September. Of course the theme will be Oktoberfest;) Munichmom will be there. We hope you will too.

PS.

Please call ahead to reserve your table. They have filled up quickly the last two times we attended. Also there is a kids club available for the younger ones while you dine.  Be on the lookout for more to come from The Charles Hotel. They have many things planned for the upcoming fall and winter season.

Love,

 

Your Munichmom

Do you want to slide with us?

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Who remembers ‘slip n slide’? If you are American, then there is a 99% chance that you have memories of hot summers spent running, jumping and sliding on a wet piece of rubber in your backyard. If you did not have a pool, then this was the highlight of your day. Well for all of you adults who have lingering feeling about this awesome American past time, fear not. We have the over grown adult version coming to Munich and I am excited.

Coming to Munich this summer is ‘Slide City Munich’¬†The oversized version of the American Slip n Slide. It is a tour that will visit 9 countries. Munich is one of 6 German cities chosen to participate.

The location this year will be in Olympia Park. Along with the sliding activities, there will be music, fun and games, cool drinks and food

Ticket prices are ¬†‚ā¨ 20 to be slipped for 2 hours, Sightseers are¬†naturally free of charge and ¬†invited to view this unique spectacle in dry conditions

The slide will be 500m long and will be open from 12 noon to 8:00pm June 26th and June 28th.

The City Slide is built on rubber mats, so you may remain injury free while executing the most epic body slides:)

This event has no age limit. Families, children, adolescents and adults are

equally welcome.

Now you know we love to give things away. It’s our favorite pastime. From today until May 29th you can enter the our contest to win tickets. We will choose two people who will receive 2 tickets each. To enter you must either like munichmom.com on Facebook or follow the blog by clicking the follow button on our blog:) Very simple.

Good Luck!!!

Website http://www.city-slide.com

Facebook Latest News gibt es auf der CITY SLIDE M√úNCHEN Fanpage

Update on Fundraiser for Daniela

This weekend Munichmom was able to see good hearts, and positivity in action and we are glad to have been able to witness it. Last week we brought your attention to the story of a special girl named Daniela, a 9-year old girl who lives in Moldova, was born with Down Syndrome and has a heart problem.

She needs surgery to correct this problem, however she does not have access to this surgery in her country. She needs 20,000‚ā¨ to pay for her surgery and her family does not have the money. Finding out about that need prompted some wonderful photographers in Munich to come up with wonderful idea to help raise the money for this much-needed surgery.

This past Sunday on April,19th in the Hofgarten these photographers offered mini Spring photo sessions for 80 euros.

24 families participated in this event. They were able to take photographs with each individual photographer in 4 different locations in the Hofgarten. So while getting photographed they also got to take a nice stroll through the area. It was a beautiful day that lead to many gorgeous photos.

This weekend we were able to raise 1880 euros. ALL of the funds will go towards Daniela’s operation. Next week we will have a huge story featuring this fundraiser and other activities that are being done to reach the goal. Until then, you will have to be satisfied with this sneak peek featuring two adorable babies named Cat and Sienna. Hope you can deal with the cuteness overload.

Your Munichmom