Archive for the ‘decorations’ Category

Table Settings

October 28, 2009

You know you are obsessing a bit too much when you start thinking about Halloween table settings, but here are a couple of really cool ones.  To make them even better, though, they need some scarier objects…maybe spiders or brains in jars.  Plus, who has a Halloween party with bright lights?  I love the black and white, […]

Pumpkin, no knife

October 27, 2009

I just got a load of pumpkins from the farmer’s market.  I love pumpkins, but I hate carving them (the knife, the guts, the poor results…).  So, here are a few ideas that involve decorating without a knife:

Halloween Craft Night

October 23, 2009

A friend of mine is throwing a craft night in honor of our favorite holiday.  Here are a couple of projects I plan to bring along to work on: I have a black wreath already (it’s like fake xmas tree material), so I just need some styrophoam balls and googly eyes to make this idea […]


October 23, 2009

I want these Martha Stewart posters, but can’t find them anywhere.  I guess I’ll add them to the list of things to make before next week.


October 23, 2009

After the last party, some *ahem* caution needs to be taken with my furniture.  That’s why this idea from Country Living is so great…scary and functional!

A Ghostly Glow

October 12, 2009

I love these candles.  Print the images out on clear labels and afix to plain glass candle jars (like Glade or even plain saint candles).  If you wanted, you could even take the labels off after the big holiday, but in my opinion, a little creepiness in your house is always good.


October 9, 2009

Check out the creative way Martha (top left) and Rachel Ray have used helium balloons this year.  I’m definitely doing one or both!

Halloween Photobooth

September 22, 2009

A photobooth—duh!  Why didn’t I think of this earlier??  I don’t take the best pictures at parties (blame it on the drinks), so this year we’re setting up an official photobooth, where everyone should stop as they are coming in the house to pose for a picture.  I’m going to find a Halloween-themed sheet/tablecloth and […]

Bats and Birds

September 21, 2009

Martha Stewart inspired my cutout bats, birds, mice, and dripping slime silhouettes (of course).  I’ve seen these for sale recently, but they are super easy to make at home, and far cheaper.  I use black craft paper, scissors, and my imagination to come up with the very basic shapes.  I place the cutouts strategically around […]

2009 Invitations

September 16, 2009

Initially I wanted to make the skull paper mache heads and fill them with treats and inviation details, but after many years of craft-stress, my husband vetoed the idea.  Instead, he offered to pitch in on the project if we made Halloween CD invitations.  He’ll take care of the music mix, I’ll do the covers.  […]