Spooky and glamorous,…and fun!
The air is getting crisper at night, which means Halloween is near….but far enough away so YOU can plan your own Halloween themed party,…our style! It was Myra Glandon’s daughter’s 40th birthday and Angela wanted to have a witch-themed party. “We tried to do inexpensively, but nice, Myra says.”
Angela Stevens gave us the scoop! “It was a fun party all repurposed and in my moms garden.” Angela says, “At first people thought I was crazy, but now they are begging for another! Other than food I’d bet we had well under $100 in entire party….probably closer to $50.” The ‘pinspired’ chalkboard sign made by her friend, photographer Jennifer Robinson.
“Funny…and so unexpected!” the guests said about the unusual decorations in the tipsy buckets as they entered the party. Angela says, “I liked to think he’s like the Brad Paisley song ” waiting on a woman.” Other comments were “Looks like this person went over board with his bucket list,” “must have spilled his guts…” “Tipsy Bones,” “I ain’t got no body,” and “Heeeeere’s Johnny!”
“Here’s a great idea to add some ambiance. We hung jars in the trees with votive candles,” Myra says. Paint glass bottles black and add a candle….
Fairy lanterns hung from trees and sculpture throughout the property …made from repurposed canning and used kitchen throw away jars were wired florists wire
A long table was set with a white sheet tablecloth and a one foot wide roll of black gauze placed down the middle.
For the table centerpieces, bottles, all sizes and shapes, were found at thrift shops, gathered up on newspaper and spray-painted black. White candles were set in each and set out in the center of the table, set with black plates and ‘goblets.’
Costume Contest and Photo Booth
Guests competed for Wickedest, Cutest, Craftiest, Most Original and Best Dressed and accessories,….Best Broom. The coveted title for Best Cackle was up for grabs! Click to see printed Photo Booth sign.
Photo booth stylist and soiree photographer Jennifer Robinson from 10 & Co Photography, Marion, Ohio, created their own version of a photo booth to show off their elaborate witchy attire. Like most of the guests, Jenn repurposed her costume and headdress from thrift finds. She keeps a vintage/boho clothing and accessories shop called A Perfect Mess Vintage. Most guests in attendance wore costumes created from repurposed thrift store clothing.
All the prizes were handmade by Angela a folk artist …each prize was in a gift bag lined with tissue paper ….these scrap paper rosettes were then attached to each bags handle.
The Menu for the Witches Soiree
The menu was simple and clever < click to see the printed menu
The dessert table had two types of cupcakes with witch hat picks, pumpkin spice cookies, and pinspired edible witch hats and brooms made by Myra’s 8 yr old granddaughter Kaylee.
Candy Witch Hats & Broomsticks < click for recipe
For the ladies that were at the Soiree… cellophane-wrapped apples and the dip that was included in the take home gift..
Apple Brickle Dip
1 package (8oz) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg heath toffee pieces
In mixing bowl ,beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla. Fold in toffee pieces…serve with apples…refrigerate any leftovers (makes approx 2 cups)
Angela says, “The evenings gag prize …”Prince Charming” won by my mother, Myra, for the “Most original Witch” by unanimous vote.
Happy Planning ….for YOUR Halloween Party!
*Photos courtesy of Jennifer Robinson of 10 & Co Photography