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.
Cream de Cassis
fresh lemon juice
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.
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.
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!
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