Halloween Inspiration

This one Halloween decoration had me like ūüėĮ this year…

So of course, I had to go get my own. Sure I could have made some myself, but why go through the trouble when JoAnn’s was already marking them down? 

 

I’ll tell you why you should probably go through the trouble. While they are supposed to look like they are flying out from behind the couch, instead, they are actually falling one by one behind the couch. It looks pretty creepy down there now. There are only about 4-5 left on the wall that may make it to Halloween. I’m going to have to take it up a notch next year. 

Murder Among the Matties

Looking for an idea for your next Halloween Party?  What about a Pirate Murder Mystery themed dinner?  This year my amazing host of a mother put together an awesome dinner party complete with a pirate menu and everything.

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The rules of the game¬†were that everyone had to show up in full costume¬†fitting of the characters they were given ahead of time.¬† You can order full kits on-line at ¬†Murder Among the Mateys. Along with characters you will be given scripts to be read, questionnaires to create mingling between the guests, and a full kit for “who done it.” Now let me introduce you to our cast.

Our Host with her trust sea dog

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Shoutin’ Roger Dagger

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Governor Napier and his wife Juliana Napier

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Commodore Clearing trying to schmooze Sharktooth Brandy

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Sharktooth Brandy and Rovin Reynolds

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Breathless Betty and Buccaneer Bradshaw

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Cutthroat McPherson and Jean Golddust

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One Eyed Wanda and Merciless Morgan

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Blackspot¬†Jane, Mad Rose, and Gurglin’ Uma

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Antonia Napier and Captain Red Beard

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Sealegs Sam and myself as Thumbless Jacky

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The night was spent bribing people out of their gold coins. As there were prizes for whoever had the most gold coins.

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Until it happened.  Someone was killed. ( I love the fake bloody hand print on the table!)

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I’m not goint to tell you who did it, but everyone had a great time.

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I love my pirate family.

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Have you been to a themed party?  Tell me about it.

How Do you Do Halloween?

Recently I found myself walking around Jo-Ann Fabric looking for a new project to take on.¬† My new position at work hasn’t allowed me much time to be creative lately.¬† Or even blog for that matter.¬† So a small Halloween decoration seemed like just the thing.¬† So I picked up…

IMG_1332 4pk of Cork Board Tiles

IMG_1333Pre-Cut Felt Designs

IMG_1334Book of scrapbook paper on sale.

And WAH LA!

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I think it turned out pretty nice!

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Here are a some pictures, from my trip to New Orleans last week, of other homes decorated for Halloween.¬† New Orleans seems to take a cue from Oprah’s playbook.¬† “Go big or go home”……Go big at home?…same difference.

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So you can just pick one of these up at your local big box store right?

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Do you think the skeletons multiplied over time?¬† Or is this homeowner just that witty¬† straight out of the gate?¬† The gate, I might add, was decorated with pearls as the “pearly gates”.

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In the back is “Skeletons in the Closet”

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In the back is “Bone Dry” and “Grateful Dead”

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I can’t remember them all, but this is “To-Marrow, To-Marrow, I’ll love you, To-Marrow”, “Died Laughing”, “Dem Bones Gonna RISE Again”, “Funny Bone”,¬†“Dog Gone”, “Pelvis Presley”, “Dead Ringer” (Hula Hooping), “Death Spiral” (Kart wheel), “Dead Man’s Curve” (Back bend), “End of the Parade”………..

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Do you have any pictures of your decorations?  Send them to me.  I would love to see them.

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