Thursday, October 21, 2010

T-Minus Two Days & Counting...

We're in all-out party prep mode around here - the house is coming alive with all things creepy, crawly and furry. Tomorrow the graveyard will come together, baking will commence and we'll start on all the final details.

Here are some pics of what things are starting to look like - the last until after the party. Watch for party photos Sunday or Monday...

 Ooo...a dark hall. Wonder what's in there?
 Skulls on top the entertainment center - they are entertaining, actually...
 Our front window - glows in during the day, glows out at night.
 Dr. Jekyll's Lab...spooky, no?
 Wonder what's in the jar? Do you dare get closer?
 More of the lab...and who's that standing by the shelf?
 Skulls under lamplight - much spookier at night.
 Shiny! Sparkly! Time-warpish!
 We may have an infestation on our hands here...wonder what's behind the curtain?
 Party favors for guests....
And our graveyard, currently hanging in the living room. Tomorrow all this will go out to the yard. 

Here's to a great weekend and a spectacular party - more by Monday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Four Weeks to Party Time...

...and today, we hung a witch in stocks above the dining room table. Hard to get a good picture - I'll try again when we have better lighting in place. We also went on a shopping spree...and got a feather wreath for the living room:
 And adopted two more Zombie Babies from Spirit Halloween to join our nursery. Cute little buggers, aren't they? ;-)
 Brent's pretty well finished with the mausoleum with a final wash of gray/stone paint today. I think it looks rather rugged and worn, don't you?
 And from the front - the moss adds quite a dingy touch, I think.
I hung the skull curtain today as well - I think it will fit well with the "ancient" theme we're doing for the living room area...very nice for atmosphere, wouldn't you say? 
Tomorrow is all about the party invitations - must get them finished and sent out this week!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

50 Days to Go - New Stuff and Party Prep

Look at that - the countdown clock says 50 more days to Halloween! that means there's only 42 days to the party on Oct. 23rd...and we'd better get moving! I got the official clock out today - it plays scary sounds every hour on the hour during daylight. My favorite clock, bar none. It's especially fitting this year, since our theme is a "time warp" - Halloween through the ages. We'll be focusing on ancient times (celtic/druid), 1600's - 1800's, and a nod to the future for our party deco.
We did some shopping today too - Target finally has their stuff out here, and we had a good time. This year, no paper plates for us - we bought a whole set of 20 melamine plates, and 8 bowls (all dishwasher safe, of course). We need to go to the other Target store and see if we can score some more bowls...
Naturally we got napkins too. Can't have a party without napkins. Just above and to the left are the bags I'll use for trick-or-treater packages this year. We also got a big beverage tub, and a whole kit of lights/sounds found at Lowes - because you can never have too many flashing lights or scary noises.
We also got some craft supplies for other projects - including this year's invitations:
Then we came home and while I was washing up 24 brightly colored coffins...
Brent was in the garage working on a new prop for our cemetery.
He's also been working on a few other things...wonder who will end up in this?
 This week, I'll be working on getting those invitations done, and I think it's time to start putting some interior decorations up!

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Coming...

Deep in the basement, a sense of anticipation is in the air. The tubs and boxes sit quietly, waiting for their moment under the watchful eye of a lone sentinel.
The clown is still sleeping in his corner...
While the babies whisper excitedly in their crib just a few feet away, "Did you see it? It's so big!"
The snowman cowers in his box, trembling in fear at the newest addition to our collection of creatures.
And upstairs, the cause of all the fuss sits proud and 2ft tall, surveying his new domain.
It's coming...

...are you ready?