Sunday, October 21, 2012

ALL TIME Halloween Favorites

So I was talking to my sister today and she asked if I was going to do my annual Halloween party. “Sadly, No,” I told her and she was kinda shocked I wasn’t doing it. (She lives in Pennsylvania) Not that she would have come anyways but….

I am kinda sad because this season really gets my creative juices flowing. I have done some REALLY awesome things in the past for Halloween Parties and so instead of throwing a party this year……I’ll show you some of my NEW Halloween fun I’ve been up to and then take a stroll down memory lane to some of my favorite Halloween Ideas I’ve done in the past. Some real ALL TIME FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CLASSICS!DSC_0010EZBurn Due to my husband being in school, we have a desk area so he can study and the kids can do their homework. I made it my MAD Scientist area. Poison bottles, a few old books, and a hand dyed paper diagram of a skeleton inviting anyone to come and study…. by candlelight. MmmmWAHhahahahahaha


Doesn’t everyone need to weigh out their frogs before they do a spell?


and have a striped wall full of witch’s brooms at-the-ready!?!!!


This was my spell book I made for invitations two years ago…it was the beginning to a great Witchy Party….which I also spray painted wingback chairs to flank the fireplace… was that cool of a party! (I’ll share some pics and links in just a second) This year I put my spell book by the front door so that you know when you show up here, you are in for a “SPELL”! (can you hear witch’s cackling in the background?)


The Mandy Mirror looks awesome and makes this floating ghost (stiff cheese cloth) reflection even spooookier!



I painted this Black and white Owl chair for my Halloween party last year…you can check it out here. The chair ended up as a Halloween chair when a fabric painting incident happened. It turned out awesome! Totally worth hand painting. (The person that bought it at my yard sale before we moved was thrilled to be buying it! I am glad it went to a good home!)

Last year was a Mad Scientist Themed Party.DSC_0227

I even made lab coats for my skeleton party favors…..Yup, it’s official…I LOVE Halloween and when your skeletons are going home from a Mad Scientist Themed Party, they need Lab Coats!   ( I am a Laboratory Scientist in Real Life and I had WAY too much fun sewing them lab coats, although it took like 5 prototypes until I figured out a pattern)


Lab Skeleton Halloween Party Favors


This was a side dish at the Mad Scientist Party….Jello in Petri Dishes.


And plastered the front window with X-rays….so that all the lights coming from the party illuminated a Mad Scientist Glow!


I’ve sewn black shredded drapes for the windows and entryway.


The year before the Mad Scientist Party, I had spray painted these wingback chairs purple for my Witch Theme. I even added the black shredded drapes to create the “Masterpeice Theatre” with two wingback chairs flanking the fireplace, look. You can see how I painted them Here.


Yep, I really did spray paint them…and yes, I still have this one and it gets softer every year.


Since I was going for a witch’s themed Halloween Party, I added some fun décor, like this ornate frame with a free-hand painted sillouette of  a witch.


I even hung some lanterns that I had rewired to be plug in lights (originally outside house lights) and added flicker lightbulbs. They were awesome! You can see them lit up Here.

But, one of my ALL TIME favorite invitations was my witch’s spell books. Yeah, people were pretty excited to get these invitations (my friends tell me that they put them out every year for Halloween Decorations….I love that!) You can see how I made the Witch’s Book of Spells HERE.


Witch’s Book of Spells Halloween Party Invitations


The inside was the “SPELL” for the invite and a potion bottle full of Purple Candies. They turned out WICKED cool!

Wow, what a fun walk down memory lane. Oddly enough it doesn’t make me want to hurry and throw a Halloween party together for this year. Probably because I don’t have anything planned for a party and all of our friends that came every year (some drove over an hour every year to come because they had moved away) are back in Utah. It wouldn’t be the same, although hopefully by next year, we will be ready for our Annual Halloween Party with some new friends (don’t worry, you Utah friends are still invited! A little more than an hour drive! LOL)

Until then.  MaWaaaHaaa hahahahahaha…(thriller’s evil laugh at the end of the Michael Jackson song) Ha ha hahahahahahaa….

Happy Halloween Everyone!!


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