Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Little Late

Halloween is past and Thanksgiving is upon us. Since things have been so busy around here I haven't had the time to share pictures of my Halloween decorations. I would have skipped it this year but it was my turn to host the neighborhood bunco group and I enjoy planning and decorating for a party.

Here's the bar set-up.


This is our new bar cabinet and mirror. Here's a narrow view of the setup.


Halloween lends itself to running wild with creative ideas. I served Bloody Marys.... of course! The framed halographic picture is from the dollar store.


I also served Toxic Tonic, made by mixing V8 Splash juice with coconut rum. The orange color of the juice is perfect and the label was a download from Martha Stewart's site. The drink dispenser and stand were a bargain - $19 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I had a sale coupon so it only cost me $16.


The lava lamp was tucked in the back of a closet, a long ago decoration in my daughter's room.


The ghost on the mirror is also a download from Martha Stewart. I traced the design onto freezer paper, cut it out and taped it on the mirror.


Notice the dollar store crows. This set up was the Crow Bar.

A close up of the mantle.


I love my chalkboards. Usually I write the menu on one of the boards. The candlesticks were old brass that I painted with spray paint. To be truthful I was tired of constantly polishing those things.

Rag garland on the fireplace screen. Very, very easy to do. I have them in colors for every season.


All kinds of jars from Goodwill, filled with plastic bones and eyeballs. Behind the jars I draped black tulle.


I served comfort food, meatball sliders, macaroni and cheese and a salad.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my decorating efforts and perhaps you'll get some inspiration for next year.

Thanks for visiting with me today.


Connie (aka LOU) said...

Very creative! You had some great ideas there. I can't believe you found time to do decorating between the "mothers". How do I get some of your energy?
Connie LOU

Vee said...

You are creative, but what I most enjoyed was the glimpse of you that I saw in the mirror. Would you consider a tutorial on the rag garland? I have so many scraps and I love the traditional colors of Christmas. How simple is it? Simple is what I'm all about.

Sandra said...

Just LOVE your Fun, but Style and Class all the way!!! I'm sure your Bunco gals had a memorable evening......

Terri said...

Love your deco for Bunco. Crow Bar! That's perfect! Love your jars full of creepy stuff, and the drinks. Those containers would be great for lemon aid, too.

Mary Rex said...

Too good not to share Suzanne! Love it all. Can you believe the good stuff to be found at the Dollar Store? Last year I found this funky ceramic goblet with little skulls dangling from the part that curves into the stem, and a silly black cat painted on the side. It cracks me up every Halloween.

Ren @theredwren said...

Wow! Just wow! So many creative ideas there. If there's ever a Halloween party over here people just hang bats and spiders with the odd jack-o-lantern and creepy hand!