Have you checked out the Halloween Link Party lately? 171 amazing and inspiring links! Thank you all for making this Halloween Party even better than I imagined! :)
I thought I would feature a few awesome projects that seem to be really quick and easy for last-minute additions. I am already behind on my Halloween Party to-do list but I think I may have to add some of these to the list anyway!
I saw an idea for something like this in BHG's Halloween issue and tweaked it a little. All you need is a piece of cardboard cut into the shape of a mouse with a hole for the eye and a battery operated tea light candle with the flame removed (use needle nose pliers).
I added a few quick, little things to our Halloween decor today. I saw this eyeball wreath from A Girl and a Glue Gun a couple of weeks ago. I had all of the stuff on hand and decided to make one to fill a blank wall in the kitchen. I just took a twig wreath that I had picked up at Goodwill for $.75 and jammed the sticks through some leftover squishy eyeballs that I picked up at Target last year, then I just added a Dollar Tree raven.
While visiting my in-laws in the country, we discovered an old graveyard surrounded by corn fields. Most of the stones were about 150 years old and many were broken or illegible. I was able to get some pretty cool shots and I thought this would be a good time to share. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
In general I think that if the host's costume goes along with the party theme it really pulls things together and completes the effect. I considered all kinds of themes and since our home already has a victorian vampiric look to it, I thought about my husband and I dressing in victorian clothing with him being the vampire and me his victim with a bloody neck.
Then he told me that he really wanted to go as Gibbs and Abby....uummm...That's great and all but how do I make an NCIS party spooky? And how can I make NCIS themed food? Then it hit me: instead of having an all-out NCIS party, there could be a crime scene at a Halloween party! So I have been watching old NCIS halloween episodes looking for things that we could incorporate into our party. The best part is that I don't have to stick to one specific theme for my decor and food since the "theme" is "Halloween Party"!
Jeremy decided that he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story for Halloween this year. Everything we had for the costume was black though so it turned out more like Woody's dark side but if you knew my arnory little boy you might say that it is rather fitting. ;)
I decided that our Halloween decor needed a creepy birdcage to house a couple of our crows. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on one so I decided to make this one out of things we already had around the house!
We have a box full of old costumes for people who come to our party costume-less. When I saw this picture from The Graphics Fairy I knew it would be a perfect sign for the costume box. So I used photoshop to remove the center image and added the 'Spare Parts' text. I thought it was kind of funny but maybe I just have an odd sense of humor. :)
Here is the printable version in case you share my weird sense of humor:
Wow! The response to my Halloween Party has been overwhelming: 43 amazing entries already! Thank you all for making this party so fun and inspiring! It was really difficult to decide which projects to feature. Here are just a few of my favorites so far. Click on the photo to be taken to the original post.