Monday, October 11, 2010

A SpOokY Treat Table!

My sweet Lindsey, the one who was JUST two years old it seems, is unbelievably turning TWELVE this week.  This mama can't believe her first baby is so grown up.  As the years have passed, Lindsey has grown into a sweet, loving, generous, hardworking, talented young lady.  I couldn't be more proud to be her mom!

This year she requested a SPOOKY birthday party, and I was happy to oblige!  I created this party for very little money, using mostly things I had already, or things that were purchased at the dollar store or other discount store.  I decided to create two tables - one that was decidedly SCARY and one that was more vintage and cute.  Per Lindsey's request, nothing could be too "babyish!"  I was really happy with how everything turned out, and even got a bunch of compliments from the "tween" crowd who came to the party.  Score one for Mom!  Most importantly, Lindsey loved everything.

First up - my BEAUTIFUL daughter, Lindsey Rebecca.  Thank you, GOD, for this girl.


I'm going to split this up into two posts - first up, the "vintage" Halloween treat table!

Cupcakes were made from a mix, with homemade buttercream icing on some, and Wilton "striped" icing on others (it was super hard to use, but cute).   I was a bit disturbed that the "bones" sprinkles I bought at Target appeared to have pretend blood on them - haha!  The kids liked them, though.  I'm still getting used to tween-agers!  My mom made the CUTE sugar cookies, and all other treats were "semi-homemade" - Double Stuff Oreo Cakesters rolled in Halloween sprinkles, Reese's Cups with "monogrammed" L's on them, and lots and lots of CaNDy!!!!



This AdORabLe banner came from WalMart, and was only $2.50!  I'm thinking of glittering it a little bit for future use, but even as it is it's just perfect!



Using things I already had - FREE!


I made these little witch books by covering books from my bookcase with plain brown paper and scrapbook paper I had on hand.  I inked the edges and stuck on a few embellishments - super cute, I think.  The tablecloth came from Target.  My personal review of it - it STUNK!  Literally, it smelled TERRIBLE!  I washed it before we used it, and it faded pretty badly.  My mom said it just made it look more vintage, so I just went with it.  The mesh was leftover from this project.


More Halloween cones - I posted about these here - these were the favors, filled with lots of Halloween-y treats!  My mom came over one afternoon and we made them - they were all different.  So much fun to make.




My little Pumpkin Head man - I made him using this tutorial - easy and cute (despite the strange look my hubby gave me when he saw him.  He doesn't get some things.)


This is my mom's tree that I borrowed - she was selling this stick tree (formerly a brown Christmas decoration) at a garage sale, and I told her she should spray it black and hang Halloween stuff on it.  Look how CUTE she made it!!!  Love this.


I got the cute little spider at the Dollar Tree, the polka dot crepe paper at Party City and had the purple tulle and orange crepe paper already in my stash.  I think the Jack-o-Lantern garland came from JoAnn's.

Funny side note - we had a washer/dryer repair man here on Friday afternoon, and while he was here I was busy hanging all of this stuff above the windows and decorating the table.  He walked in and gave me sort of a funny look and said, "You must REALLY like Halloween, huh?" 

If only he knew - haha!  Glad he doesn't read my blog, otherwise he would think I am certifiable =)


PuRpLE glitter makes EVERYTHING cute, dontcha think???





Next up, I'll be sharing more party details, including a downright eERiE-looking dining room tablescape!  EEK!!!! Be sure to come back...if you DARE!!!

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24 comments:

Amanda said...

Heather this is amazing!I love it all, great details. You inspired me to make some party cones lastweek for a party I had...they were a huge hit. Great work your daughter/friends will be over the moon.

IPOHC said...

Stunning Heather! You continue to amaze and inspire me!!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Where do I begin? There are too many details to even name all of the ones that I love! Then entire display and every project in it is AWESOME! That Halloween Tree and party favor cones are fab.

Melissa said...

This is fantastic! I am now a follower - I would love for you to check out my blog

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Found you thru TT&J! I love EVERYTHING about your table! The banner is adorable and the cone treat holders hanging from the chandelier.

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I love this party!

Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Party Contest starting today - October 15th.

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
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Red Couch Recipes said...

You threw together a very spooktacular party for your lovely 12 year old. I am going to be back to scam on the cones and other things. Just became a follower! Joni

Jana said...

How much fun is this!!! I love it.

Hanna said...

Hi there! i am your newest follower from the weekend linky!!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely!! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

WOW!! this is amazing!! I love the whole feel of the party! GREAT JOB

Christine @ Following Phubie said...

I love the books of curses, spells and potions. The original favors were also another favorite. I would love for you to link it up to my party: http://phubie.blogspot.com/2010/10/get-link-party-started.html

Chris said...

I don't think I can possibly come up with a word to describe how incredibly awesome this party decor is! I just kept staring at all the details in each of the pictures. Just stunning!

Tardevil said...

My daughter just turned 11 today, and we usually do a Halloween party, but this year we did skating. I do miss the decorating for it! Yours looks great & I'll bookmark it for future years parties. If it makes you feel any better, I'm still adjusting to the tween thing too (and the eye rolls!). Can't wait to see the rest.

Krafty Kat said...

Spectacular!!(or should I say "Spooktacular?). I am now following! This is so perfect it should be in a magazine!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

AMAZING SUPER FABULOUS all of the above! Can you be my Mom?! You did a great job!

pollydove said...

Hi Heather! I just clicked over from another blog (you know how that is) and wanted to compliment you on a party WELL DONE!!! Everything is SO adorable! I have just posted pics of my sister's houses who go NUTS at Halloween too! I think it's my favorite holiday! GREAT job!!! :)

Polly

Susan Crabtree said...

everything looks AWESOME!! I love the treat cones-they are super cute!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

You've been featured today! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party- I greatly appreciate it. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. - Stephanie Lynn

Jennifer said...

now this is my kind of party!!!! I love all of your decor!!! You did a fab job!!!

Happy new follower!!
~Jennifer

Take care!!!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Your daughter is a beautiful young lady. This table is so seriously amazing! It's the cuteness factor I am striving for at our Halloween party next week.

Lorajean said...

this is do great!! :) I love it!

Sandy Ang said...

I'm blown away by your party decor. It's fantastic !

Victoria at Party Puff said...

I love how colorful everything is!

Emily@emilysleftovers said...

Wow! This must have taken you WEEKS to put together!! Every little piece is so detailed! You are amazing!

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Fantastic job!! I'm including this in a 13 for Halloween roundup on my blog this coming Friday, with a pic and link back to this post. Thanks for sharing great ideas : )

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