Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Halloween Party!

Hi there! I am so glad you came! Look what I have prepared for you. I know it's your favorites. Of course the Lizard tale has the cream you like on it. Don't be silly. Why would I skimp on my special guests.

Look there are party hats and magical wands and candlelight. I hope you feel special.

I even started the fire pit so we can sit around and brew up some spells. How fun is this going to be!? I just learned that if you eat a salted herring on this night just before you sleep, you will be visited by your future husband or wife. He/ she will come to offer you water and quench your thirst, in your dream. So I have some salted herring just for you sweetie.
Oh where did I put the cauldron? Wait, I remember. Let me fly over, I mean run over and get it.
It looks as you have already started without me. Look at that fire jumping! You go girl! I want to take you to my favorite place. Let's scoot on over there and see who we can visit. Want to?
The flowers are so lovely this time of year. Did you see that? Look whose hiding behind the tombstone back there. It's the lovely Broom Hilda. Yay! She is so much fun!

Don't be scared silly, that's just the special drink making you see blue. Isn't it fun? Look my favorite tree!
This tree speaks to me. Listen. On the nights when there is a full moon, you can come and hear the whispers from all of those whom have wept here. This big beautiful eerie tree is magic. You simply need to speak your troubles and it whispers a spell to soothe your soul. Want to try it? Alright, alright let's fly back home so I can show you some fun things I have concocted and see if our other guests have shown up yet. Yes, I invited Elvira. She's the life of the party!
Oh look someone is here. They left the door open for us.
I know! I put her out as a joke for Broom Hilda. I can't believe she took a nose dive last year. How embarrassing. You think she'll be mad that I put this out here? Nah, she has a pretty good sense of humor. Come on I want you to see the how I decorated for our little trick or treaters.

Oh look Elvira has made us drinks! Looks yummy, Elvira, thanks! I hope you are enjoying yourself. Vanessa has loads more parties she's lined up for us. I cannot wait to mingle. Let's fly on over. I just love Vanessa of A Fanicful Twist. She throws the best parties! But wait before we go, I have a fun recipe and a tutorial for the hats and menu above.
Black Widow

Cream de Cassis
triple sec
fresh lemon juice
Pomegranate juice
licorice strings

For two cocktails (or one cocktail shaker): 2 parts cassis, 3 parts vodka, 1 part triple sec, 1 part lemon juice, 1 part pomegranate.

Now I'll tell you how I made the table setting pieces at the beginning of the party.
Place card hats
Make a cone out of paper that you have aged and stamped. Glue it so it stays.
Cut a circle out of a piece of cardboard a little bigger than the bottom of your cone.
Cover the cardboard with contrasting paper.
Glue the cone to the cardboard circle.
Cover the area just glued with fun yarns, ribbon, bats, etc.
Make a curlicue out of a piece of wire strong enough to hold a name card. Poke it in the top of your hat and cover the glue with glitter.
Now is the fun part. You can add glitter to the hat and to the edges of a small card you have cut out for your guests.

Menu card
Grab a piece of watercolor paper that you have tea stained and torn the edges on. Or you can use any piece of paper you have antiqued. Use your antiquing pads.
Add a raised crescent moon with hot glue and then sprinkling glitter on top of it.
Add a torn piece of orange paper to the bottom and write your greeting on that. Then add glitter to glued dots for a little bling.
To make the black accordian menu sign, you will need a piece of paper about 8" long. Fold it like and accordian in small folds. Then fold in half and glue the last fold to it's other half. Now glue it to the card and add an aged torn piece of paper with menu written on it and add a bat to the corner.
Add torn black tissue paper to the bottom and top of the menu card and some gathered tulle to one of the corners.

Magic Wand
Bend a wire into a scraggly look.
Cut out a star, or pumpkin, or bat or moon.
Make an accordian flower for the back of your wand.
Add gathered tulle to the back of your star and glue that onto the accordian with the wire sandwiched between the star and the accordian.
Embellis the star as you see fit.
Add ribbons to the wire just under the star and voila you have a magic wand!

I've enjoyed having you. Please come again!
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  1. Wonderfully spooky! I love it!
    Welcome to visit my Halloween party:

  2. hee hee brilliant!
    Wonderful photos...love the decor & how yummy that drink tasted too!
    Phew, have normal vision again not blue tinted...*cackles*
    love & light
    Trace x

  3. Ooh Tammy what wonders and delights you have shared with us (and instructions too - even better!!).

    What fun I am having with all these parties. I feel quite worn out.

    Do pop by for a spooky tale (or even a tail... you just never know!).

  4. Lovely party! Thanks for the tutorials and cocktail recipe, as well. :)

    I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:


    Enjoy the parties!

  5. LOVE your party :) The decor is fabulous, and I love your humor :)

    the queen of nostalgia

  6. Your party was fabulous!! Love the story and pics!

    Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa
    Happy Halloween

  7. I am so loving your party! Quite spooky but yet fun. I'll have a glass of that special brew you are making by the fire....and MUST mingle with your guests, as I will have to be off to my Manor to attend to my guests there. :)

    Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

  8. Great party!! Thanks for having me. Please come share in mine at


  9. Had a blast! Loved the fire oit and the tromp through the graveyard. I love graveyards. And the house decorations were fun. Do come and join my party at-http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-2010.html

    Love your blog! Happy Halloween!

  10. Wow, I love the cemetery photos! Great party!

  11. Beautiful post and the cocktail looks to die for ;-)

  12. Lovely party! And a delicious cemetary too! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Your tree is so beautiful and full of wonder and magick. Thank you so much for inviting me into your home. I look forward in getting to know Elvira better :)

  14. What a fun party, I love your photos! Thank you for all of the fun recipes and tutorials too :) Thank you for having me over at your party! ~Lauren

  15. Hi Tammy! I had a wonderful time at your spooky party. Thank you for inviting me. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

  16. Thanks for having me to your party. I loved that tree it is sooo spooky!

    Have a spooktacular Halloween!

  17. Love your post to pieces. Especially love those graveyards. :) Hope you're having a great party day and Happy Halloween. xx

  18. wonderfully enchanted post! thanks for the tuts! :)


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  19. Hauntingly wonderful party. Your decorations are superb and the menu is killer. This is a real scream. :)

  20. Lovely party! And thanks a lot for the tutorials!

  21. What an awesome party! Thank you for sharing your magic with us! I guess it was your drink image I borrowed from google. I hope you don't mind. If you do let me know and I will take it off immediately.
    Halloween Hugs,

  22. I had such a wonderful time at your party! Thank you for sharing your talent with us & the turorial!
    Please stop by for a visit if you get a chance!

  23. Really great post :) I love that graveyard, and the tree is stunning. Happy Halloween!
    Roisin x


  24. I see you've been haunting all alone in those spooky cemetary graves!
    A place for much inspiration and you crtainly got plenty!

    Happy Halloween !
    ~^..^~ Annabelle

    I'm giving three art prints away for this special occasion so do drop in for a chance to win something Halloweenie if you like.


  25. First of all, your smiling gorgeous face is a joy to see when I visit. 2nd of all, your blog is DELICIOUS!

    And most of all, your home and your photos and your vignettes are enchanted, and magical, like you!!

    Thank you for sharing in the twinkling of the Halloween season!

    ♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

  26. OHHH ....I like you! I am your new follower.....keep inspiring!

  27. I was tickled by your humor I can't wait to try my cocktail as I sit near the fire.

    Please come see me when time allows at http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

  28. Beautiful decor! You did a great job. And I loved the recipes and tutorials. I had a great time. Please come on over for a visit.
    Have a Happy Halloween,
    Janets Creative Pillows

  29. What a great aprty!! Loved all of the spooky delights. Thanks for having me over :)

    If you haven't already hop on to my blog and enter my giveaways for a chance to win two Mini Witch Hats.



  30. Happy Halloween Blog Party to you too!

    What a fabulous tree! I love old trees like that, they're just amazing.

    Thank you for the drinks recipe, it sounds lovely!

    This is my first ever blog party but I'm having so much fun :)


  31. What a magical setting for a party. I will even wear the beautiful hats. Maybe the magic wand can get me through all the parties before Christmas?


  32. What a beautiful blog you have here! Love your Halloween party post! The photos of the cemetery were especially cool! Thank you for having me over and I hope you'll visit me, too!


  33. what a wonderful party!
    I love your creations!

    Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!

  34. Just yummy...I keep flying back in. There is so much to see and enjoy. Sprinkling my fairy dust all over your party. Thanks so much for having me. <3 Boomfairy

  35. Lizard tail with creme AND salted herring?!?! Mind if I stay for a while?!!? I mean meowllo - no one else has even thought to have such divine delicacies!!! Oh my whiskers! And then the nice roaring fire to warm up my green milk with?!?! Oh I'm in love!!! Thanks so much for inviting me....I'm going to stick around for a bit, okay? Well you know at least until you're out of lizard tails with creme.....



  36. Hi Tammy! Magical party post! Love the fabulous hats and wands. Thanks for sharing your sweet recipe and tutorials! Happy Halloween! :)

  37. This is sooooo much fun!!!
    Love your decorations and ornaments on the tree!
    Happy Halloween!BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Booo from so far away from Halloween on spring!


    visit me anytime...

  38. I'm so glad I made it your party (even though I'm a couple of days late:)) I can't wait to try making those hats!

  39. Thank-you for a delightful halloween exibitiion Tammy I really enjoyed it!
    Come see me at http://greatstampini.blogspot.com

  40. Oh thanks for stopping in! I loved your party. The pictures were great and I loved ,loved the party hats!! I forgot how fun this was. I joined the party a few years ago..hehe

  41. Tammy, what a fabulous party you throw...the drinks were simply to die for.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my swap posts the other day. You were asking about links to some pumpkin paperback tutorials...
    There's this one that's an apple but easy enough to round out for a pumpkin, and it's most like the one Amy made. And then this one that isn't as time consuming, but still pretty cute. ;-)

    Hope those work for you...Happy Halloween!

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