Saturday, October 24, 2009

Getting ready for the Halloween Party this Friday!

Since I am having a Costume Halloween Party this year, I decided to decorate the outside a little more this year than I usually do. I got this "Grim Ripper" the other day at Lowes. His eyes light up, his lantern glows red, his head moves and he talks. He looks great at night. I wanted to make more of a dramatic entrance for the guests when they arrive. I thought I would add some branches and drape them by the entry. This way I could add some spider webs and my spider sacks.

His bride I just got in the mail the other day. I love her. I added a gray wig and my old wedding dress. She is also holding a bouquet of flowers that I spray painted black.

This is what the front flower bed looks like. I still have to make my big huge spider web. I bought a big fussy spider to attach to it. This is going to be my Saturday project if it doesn't rain.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Halloween Decorations!

A long over due Halloween post!
I hope you all are getting ready for the big day coming up soon. Some of you might know that this is my favorite holiday. I look forwards to this all year! The last few years I have been selling my Halloween designs to all you Halloween nuts like myself. But recently I have been employed full time and it has become extremely difficult for me to find the time to craft. But with any spare time I have managed to find, I decided to make some well wanted Halloween items for my collection.
I have been selling my Halloween Haunted Houses for a few years now. I have always wanted one for myself but I really never had the extra time to make one. But I was determined this year. I have had so much fun creating it. I my idea was to have a whole bunch of Halloween characters dressed in their Halloween costumes "Trick or Treating" on Hallow Eve's Night!
Also in the pictures below you will see the garland I made for my fireplace. I have been wanting to do that for so long. Finally I have one. I bought the garland off of Christmas Traditions website. It was 9 feet with lights. It is a real nice one. I would recommend it for sure. I got the balls from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section. The are black glittered. I just painted stripes and added the color glitter. I love the way this turned out. I was hoping to add some candy garland to it as well this year but they all sold out. Maybe next year.
I decided to not have my annual "Wild Women to Wonder over for Wine" Halloween Party this year. Instead I decided to have a couples Halloween Costume Party! I am so excited about this one! It will be my first to host. I think it should be alot of fun. I will be sure to post pictures of that one.
I promise I will try to post more in the future. It is hard to find a spare moment. Let me know if you have any good recipe's or any good Halloween ideas for a party just post me a message. I would love to hear from you.
Thanks! Kim

You'll see Andrew the Devilish Angel, Frank as "Jack in the Box", Goudry as a Pirate and my most favorite is Lerch handing out candy to all the kids!

Hildy dressed as Minnie Mouse and Skelly as a Devil

The Vinny the Pumpkin Vampire and Marlin the Masked Kitty Magician
The Trick-or-Treaters. The gangs all here!
Halloween Garland!

I added a few more orni's to this tree this year!