Monday, October 31, 2011

Big Cats vs Pumpkins

Happy Halloween

Wishing each and everyone of you the most amazing Dark Holiday to date

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Little Felt Skelley Bags I scored at Marc's yesterday for $.49 each and some great
Witch Marshie lollies for Elaina Mae's Class on Friday.

I put a cute little custom label inside each of the bags.


A friend of mine just welcomed a new nephew to her family. she posted this photo on her facebook page, thought I would share. Great Gourd creativity.

Monday, October 24, 2011

All Together Dead Event 2011 Barn Decor continued

More of the inside of the barn. Our "Creatures" hung from the loft and added that spooky atmosphere. Good thing I sent out "Creature Survival Kits" to our guests ahead of time. I loved the soft spider webs I found for $.69 each.. they made GREAT table centers for each table. Then I used mix and match candlesticks on each one. Actually, I used a lot of Party Lite Brass candle holders that didn't sell at our Barn sale this summer and spray painted them all with black paint... well.. I know... way expensive, but they were going to go to charity anyways and this way I found a way to re purpose.

another view of the "ghost" before the tables were in place.

The Ghoul Gift Tent right outside of the Barn.

The drive was lit by candles ... next year they will be swamp jars inspired by Pumpkinrot.

The small cemetery on the right of the drive as guests came in heading back to the barn.

Witches Closet

When we transformed the house last year there was a slider door originally, instead of covering it over with sheet rock, I decided I wanted to turn the space into built in book cases, well a year later and that project still hasn't been finished, so we had a "dead" space to work with this year while decorating.

So what's a girl to do turn it into a Witch's Closet of course. I hung up a small collection of capes, dresses, a feather boa, hand bag, my favorite broom from my collection and more.

All Together Dead Event 2011 Barn Decor

This is our first event at the new house. We have a new space (10 stall barn) that we were able to utilize into a party space. After lots of work it turned out pretty good. When you walked into the door to the left you were greeted by a coffin and a few shelves with some potion bottles on them. I love these shelves from our "Season of the Witch" event a couple of years ago.

Next to the Shelves was the "Dead Man's Chest" filled with all of the different beers.

And next to the chest was our makeshift bar area... previously known as one of my work shop shelves.

and our Beverage Reaper watched over our the water and soda area all night long.

The view down the center of the barn. We walled off the stalls (empty barn by the way, needs redone, no animals in here other than the barn owl normally).

24 feet of tables on the right reserved for food, round tables down the left for guests. The white fabric above is that 20 foot ghost I blogged about a while back, he is facing the rear of the barn to greet guests coming in from the fire pit out back...

and the ghost view from the rear

The view to the right as you came in were a few more tables, and our DJ tucked away in the corner next to the giant reaper scarecrow that hid our Voting "BOO"th.

Welcome SHOTS

These were our "welcome shots"
also makes a great punch

Vampire Blood
2 QTs Cranberry Raspberry Juice
(you can use Cranberry, Cranberry Juice Cocktail etc, I prefer a little more on the sweeter side)
1 QT 7 up
Float Grenadine for "blood effect"

If making a punch, you can always just place the vodka bottle on the side as those preferring a non alch version can still enjoy the beverage.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

All Together Dead Event 2011

Was awesome...
for now I am off to bed.... wiped out, beat, and happy.
Husband was Mayhem I was the Morton Salt Girl. More photos and details later...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Werewolf Urine, a custom order

So, one of my team members was over a few weeks ago to swap out some Scentsy Wax & she LOVED walking through the house checking out the decorations. When she stumbled upon my "Werewolf Urine" bottle she squealed, apparently she has a co worker that is totally infatuated with them. She asked if I would make her a bottle for her friend. So, I obliged.

I even created a custom scroll that she can leave scrolled or frame titled "How to Identify a Werewolf" with tell tale signs of what to look for, missing large pets, horrendous odor, and of course purple urine....I can't wait to hear the reaction once she presents this item to her co-worker.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I want a set of double doors

No, correction I NEED a set of double doors, very simple,
very clean decor but OH so AMAZING....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kitchen Window

wouldn't be complete without a few ravens, cauldron, menu sign, ghoul, creep cloth, vintage bottles and of course a heart and brain under glass....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

And they are off......

Our Invitations are printed, boxed and ready for delivery/to be mailed. I didn't think this day would ever come. Even today I was hunting through the house like a mad woman, I had misplaced the silver bullets....

The table before the assembly.
page 1

page 2 & 3 of the booklet page 4 & 5 of the booklet page 6 & 7 of the booklet
(page 8 not pictured is directions and address) The finished box and the booklet

Of course, Oliver Twist had to inspect the box of boxes to make sure they were suitable for our invitations for the Dark Holiday before we had gotten started.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Honey I am going out to plant the mums"

is what I heard....

What I found...

the beginnings of a graveyard....

Mums are still in the pots on the back deck

I love that man of mine!!!

Create a Scene BATS

I purchased a set of these Create a Scene Wall art Bats at Target on Friday.
The whole set is only $10.

I put them up last night in one of the bathrooms that will be transformed into the "Bat Motel" by the end of the week after I get the rest of the items in there... photos to follow.

These were a FANTASTIC find and excellent price, I didn't expect there to be as many as there were on the sheet and really wasn't expecting the vast difference in size from about 2 inches all the way up to about 10. They went on super easy and were easy to remove and reposition, the only downfall they will be disposable so I see myself buying a couple of more sets to put away for other years.

Friday, September 23, 2011

"I think I can... I think....."

I am still working on the inside, one surface at a time,
I feel like the"Little Engine That Could" from my childhood,
" I think I can, I think I can, I think...."
I am so far behind and at this rate I am never going to get done..
and I still have a 10 stall barn to finish decorating too....

The fairy series made it's way to this location this year along
with some eyeballs and a jar of Werewolf Urine....

Just tossed some creeepy cloth over the print on the wall, I don't have a big Halloween print to replace this one out, so I will print off something creepy to hide the palm tree, when I get a minute or two.


I did buy a new piece for the barn today at Target. $20.00. and he is 18 foot long..designed to hang from your downspouts on your house...
I am going to secure him inside the barn from the loft.....
Creepy good inexpensive find if the owls decide to attack.