Monday, October 31, 2011

Flesh Eating Zombies

Shelby found this cheerleader costume when we were at Goodwill and I reluctantly agreed to wear it but only if I was a flesh eating zombie cheerleader.  :)

Monday Link Party 40

Happy Halloween!!!  I hope you all have a wonderfully dreadful day.  :)

Check out some more of my favorites from the Halloween Link Party:

Posy The Porcelain Pig threw a fabulous Hallowe'en Party complete with a fun game dating back to 16th century England.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Party Food

Our Halloween party on Friday was a lot of fun!  It resulted in some property damage which surprisingly enough was not caused by drunk people but instead was the result of a couple of malfunctioning props and the three dogs that we had in the house.  It's not a party without some property damage though, right?  Lol!  Attendance was a little low due to the world series but we still had a great time and partied until 2am...well I guess it was around 10am if you count our overnight guest.  :)  You know it's a good party when someone drives 3 1/2 hours to attend!

I'll get to the costumes and some of the last minute decor tomorrow.  Today's post is all about the food.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Everyday Should Pop!

If you are a big cake pop fan, you should check out Everyday Should Pop!  They say that nationally each day is recognized for something and Everyday Should Pop comes up with a themed cake pop to match each of these "special" occasions.  Check out their Halloween themed cake pops:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Link Party

Sorry this is a day late!  We have been visiting family out in the boonies so my time and internet access has been limited.  I am back now though and have a ton of work to do before our party on Friday!  Eek!  For now, check out some of my favorites from the link party:

I love the look of these Spell Books from Sweetwater Style.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mad Scientist Specimen Jars

The bookcase in the living room is where the mad scientist keeps all of his specimens and chemicals.  It still needs a little work but it is coming along.  I hung one of my creepy canvas prints above the bookcase and placed the worm hole generator beneath it...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brooklyn Limestone

Another amazing source of Halloween inspiration is Brooklyn Limestone.  A few weeks ago I contacted "Mrs. Limestone" and asked if she would consider doing a Halloween themed guest post.  I figured it was a long-shot and that I wouldn't even get a response.  She promptly responded and although she was too busy this time of year to write up a guest post (which I expected) she was still awesome and gave me permission to use her photos for a feature post!  

She has some of the most amazing parties.  I love the themes that she puts together and how her invites, decor, food and costumes all work together in that theme...  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mad Scientist Light Box

This creepy lighting for the mad scientist's room was inspired by one on Instructables seen here.  We picked up the wooden box for $3 at a surplus store and I used Early American stain on it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poisoned Apples

The witch's area wouldn't be complete without some poisoned apples for Snow White!  They were really easy to make too.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vampire Killing Kit

I have been wanting to make this vampire killing kit for a year now.  Ever since last Halloween when I saw one on Auction Kings.  I meant to work on this throughout the year so that I could get everything just right but I ended up not getting started on it until a couple of weeks ago.  I'm really happy with how it turned out especially considering the fact that I rushed through it.  It was a lot of fun to make and I will probably build an even bigger and better one in the coming years!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bubbling Cauldron

We picked up a larger cauldron for the witch's area this year and I decided to modify it by combining ideas from Dave LoweThrough My Looking Glass and Make It Do.  I ran into some problems with this one so it's not exactly how I envisioned it but I'm still pretty happy with it and I can improve upon it next year.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Guest Post from Love Manor

It's October 13th... The Halloween spirit is in the air. From carving Jack O' Lanterns, watching horror movies, consuming a vast amount of sweets and fall-inspired food to completely renovating the home into a haunted mansion, this season certainly is a busy one for us over at Love Manor.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Worm Hole Generator

A mad scientist's lab wouldn't be complete without a worm hole generator!  I mean, why wait for a worm hole to appear on it's own and put your time travel plans on hold when you can just create one of your own?  This was inspired by one I found here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Link Party

Everyone's Halloween links are amazing!  I have really been enjoying the party so far.  I was hoping to be able to comment on every single link like last year but so far it just hasn't happened.  I love looking at everyone's projects though and hope that you all have had fun visiting each other as well.  I hope to have all of our decorations completed by next Monday so I should have more time to make the rounds then.

For those of you who have been following along with my medical drama, I had an appointment with a specialist today and it looks like surgery is inevitable.  They have a theory as to what is going on and have put me on a medication that might help.  If it doesn't help I will need to have exploratory surgery and even if it does help, surgery will eventually be necessary to fix the problem.  Not exactly what I wanted to hear but it will be nice to know for sure what is going on.

Anyway, I am currently working on some big projects that I hope to finish up today.  Halloween is my favorite time of year and I refuse to miss out on Halloween crafting and blogging because of some stupid little health issue.  :)  It has affected the social side of blogging though.  It's hard to keep up with emails and commenting on posts when all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch mind-numbing TV.   It is also affecting the shop which will be partially shutting down on Thursday and won't open up again until sometime in November.  I will create a page listing all of the items that are in-stock and ready to ship out.  Everything else will be unavailable for a few weeks.  So if you really want something - make sure to get your order in before Thursday.

Alright...on to happier some fun Halloween Party features!  

These Bat Hair Clips from Michon Design are adorable!  I want a pair to wear year-round.  :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Eyeball Cake Balls

After seeing these cake balls and these cookie balls, I decided to combine the two and came up with my own Eyeball Cake Balls.  I did a test-run to make sure they were good enough for the party and I am really glad that I did because I ended up having some trouble with them.  I'll explain all of that a bit later though.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Edward Cullen's Ashes

I didn't have time to finish any of the big props like I had hoped.  So today's project is a quick and simple joke decoration.  Sorry to any Twilight fans out there...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guest Post from Creepy Cupcakes

Greetings, y'all! My name is Carrie Mae and I maintain a blog called CreepyCupcakes (Life & Times of a Happy Halloween Homemaker). With unintentional irony, I must admit that it has very little to do with cupcakes, although I do love to bake!

The more fall-flavored or creepy, the more I love it. One of my favorite blog-related topics is food, and I'm down for making just about any and everything--whenever I can, I tie it back in to Halloween because that's how I roll, Witches.

This holds true year-round; you can't limit your spooky to just October!

Halloween Treat people pop tart pies

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

119 Creepy Halloween Food Ideas

When it comes to Halloween party planning, food is one of the most important things to consider. To help out with that I have compiled this collection of creepy, gross, and cute Halloween food. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lighted X-Ray Boxes

I always have trouble choosing just one theme for Halloween so this year each room will have it's own theme!  As you already know, the kitchen is the Witch's Lair.  Now the living room is being taken over by a Mad Scientist.  The inspiration from this particular project came from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and it is not only decorative but will provide some of the eerie lighting in this room as well.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Link Party

Today's link party is going to be a little different then usual.  It will be open for the rest of the month and every Monday I will feature my favorite projects and include the link party again (our regular weekly link party will resume in November).  This way, instead of having to find several different link party pages throughout the month, we will have a one stop spot for all kinds of Halloween inspiration.  Because I want this to be filled with tons of Halloween ideas, there is no limit to the number of links that you can add as long as they are Halloween related.  Check out all of the official rules below.

Now for my favorite posts from last week's party:

Witch's Hat by Swinging on a Star Creations

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Snow White Spell Book

I made a spell book similar to this last year using the spell from Macbeth.  This year the witch's brewing area is themed around the witch from Snow White so I made pages using those spells and my potion bottles include the necessary ingredients plus a few extras.