My friends hosted a Halloween party. My job was to plan and decorate it. I had never done a Halloween party before but I always knew, that if I ever did one, I was going to stay out of the typical orange and black and go for something more elegant and “spookier.” Take a look:
The party was held at the friend’s house basement. This was the entry way: I took a medium sized tree branch and spray painted it black. Then wrap purple Christmas lights around it. The candlesticks I got at the thrift store for less than a buck each and also spray painted them black. The picture doesn’t give it justice maybe because there is too much flash but the purple lightings effect in the very dark entrance looked really cool.
A glance at the food table. We had mummy dogs: crescent rolls wrapped around hot dogs. Green rice: This is my mom’s specialty. I will post this recipe soon. The rice had very finely shredded chicken topped with parmesan cheese and basically the way to turn it green is with spinach. Believe me you can’t even taste the spinach. It’s delicious!
The Guacamole spitting pumpkin. By now you all probably know I don’t carve. Amor did a great job carving this pumpkin. Don’t you think?
Purple chips in a witches poison pan found at the dollar store.
We called these Graveyard cupcakes: Delicious corn bread muffins with Milano cookies.
This sparkly black and purple container,which held the silverware and napkins, were the perfect find from the Target dollar spot.
I made a banner for the food table out of purple and black cardstock. Attached its pieces together with black and white polka-dot ribbon. The food labels were held by clothes’ pins that I spray painted black.
And it looked like this:
Do you remember this? Well, even though I still don’t dare to have sushi again, this night was such a night to remember that, eventually, I was able to develop a relationship with the owner of the restaurant. So where do you get a ton of used empty wine bottles from? From the owner of the restaurant where you overate too much sushi. I spray painted them with black chalk paint to give them the flat look. I also got several glass cups from the thrift store at .25c each and made a label on their surface with black chalk paint also. At last, place the candle sticks to both bottles and glasses and VOILA!
Stockings filled with batting (same as blanker filler), old shoes and make it all hang from an old umbrella. I placed two of those across different sections of the room.
And then it was time to PARTY!
Amor and I with the fun hosts
Me and a Colombian Zombie
Pretty people on Halloween
and there had to be DANCING (of course!)
Linking up with Jenni from the blog, love and love out loud, seven clown circus, the paper mama, Supermom Alysha Naptime momtog, and then she snapped, what allie is making and Project Alicia
Giveaway announcement coming later on.