Welcome to Ghoul at Heart!

By 06/20/2020March 2nd, 20214 Comments

Welcome to Ghoul at Heart! A website completely dedicated to all things Halloween. I’ve been blogging Halloween recipes for seven years on Castellon’s Kitchen and I have decided to give my Halloween creations their own space to live and grow. I LOVE Halloween. I love everything about it. The cool weather, the costumes, pumpkins, crisp leaves, haunted houses, treats and scary movies…you name it. I love to immerse myself in the season. So much so, that I literally plan all year for Halloween. So that’s why I’m moving to give this hobby, obsession…whatever you want to call it, some real time attention all year long.

I was inspired while browsing Pinterest this spring when I saw lots of pins for all things mossy and green with bunnies, eggs and chicks. Very Easter-y and spring-y. But instead of Easter, my mind saw Halloween with all things wild and organic. I designed this beautiful Halloween table to capture the dark elegance of nature and the mood of Halloween. The recipes I created this year, are published on Castellon’s Kitchen so this is a type of cross-over post that’ll bridge my two sites initially. You’ll see some old favorites from Castellon’s Kitchen and a ton of all new content. So come along, join me and find something inspiring, delicious, and always fun! Happy Halloween.

Dining Room- The Heart of my Home

I love to entertain and cook. While we’re all staying at home and limiting large social gatherings during this Covid 19 pandemic, setting the table and decorating for Halloween gives me hope that eventually life will return to some sense of normal. I want to believe that I’ll be able to host my friends and sit around the table and talk and laugh and eat. But until then, I’ll set the table and hope for the best.

Skull Centerpiece

I made the skull centerpiece with a square ceramic planter from the 99 Cents Only store, a plastic skull, Spanish moss and the Curly Willow branches from Hobby Lobby, and the ferns and succulents from Michael’s. Hot glue it all together and Tada!


I filled the sideboard of my dining room with a trio of Skull Topiaries that I made with three small foam skulls from Michael’s, and more of the same materials as the centerpiece. I added some skulls and bones, black candles and a large Wreath over the mirror.


  • Kaitlin says:

    This is so awesome! Just scrolled through your site, this is the exact kind of Halloween food inspo I’ve been looking for. Everything online is too cutesy, this is super elevated and still spooky. Thank you!!

    • Lori Castellon says:

      Thank you so much Kaitlin! I’m so happy you enjoy my creations and thank you for taking the time to comment. It means a lot. Happy Halloween!

  • Sunniva says:

    Oh my goddess this is beyond beautiful, I wish I knew you : )

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