Monday, October 22, 2007

Annual Pumpkin Party!

It's that time of year.. the pumpkins have turned a deep orange and some of the vines are beginning to wither.. It's the time of year when we open our home to all of the little witches and goblins from our children's classes. There were some wonderful costumes, and the children were enchanting.

I worked my fingers
to the bone!

(see my wonderful Johanna Parker originals behind me)?

I shamelessly showed off my good friend Johanna and her artist feature in Better Homes & Gardens' Tricks and Treats issue!

Booth Babes we have been called, hee hee..

I also showcased the two gorgeous Stampington covers adorned by another wonderful friend Colleen Moody. Aren't these girls amazing?

A display of my Fall originals in our front entryway
(yes, the cabinet is shipping to my collector, I got to keep it awhile longer
and my entry is so empty now)!

OOPS, the punch isn't made!

I made Martha's spicy chai punch and my kids made gooey eyeballs by inserting maraschino cherries into lychee nuts. The kids were grossed out, and one girl even screamed when an eyeball fell out of her cup and onto her lap!

My Headless guest!

The Mantle
I made the creepy crawly spiders, and chain with pipe cleaners. Also, my bloody candles were another Martha idea (Thank you Martha)!

Pin the tail on the cat!

The night before the party I was cutting out cat tails for my pin the tail on the cat game at midnight. This was a really fun project! I flattened out a large box and made a rectangle.. I then covered it on both sides with brown kraft paper. I hand drew the Halloween cat onto heavy illustration board, based on a cat I had previously designed. Drew the other various shapes, cut them out and then glued them on! I like the vintage look of the cut paper silhouettes.

Could she be any cuter?

This is one of my daughter's friends bobbing for apples. They bobbed for hours!! I had to produce stacks of towels, some kids were soaked from head to toe! Luckily for us, it was a hot sunny day.

Craft's Table

I purchased plain handle bags.. and a slew of fun things to adorn them. There were feathers, pipe cleaners, jiggly eyes, peel and stick leaves.. crayons, you name it! Each child made their own goody bag and as they left, I filled them with glow sticks, pumpkin bubbles, stickers and of course candy!

Also, each child got to pick out a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and take it home, the smiles on their faces made everything so worthwhile!

My own little Cheetah Girl!

My brother is going to kill me for this!
(what are sisters for, hee hee)

The party is over.. all the little witches and goblins have taken their goody bags and pumpkins home. I saw the beautiful golden light on my kitchen display from the setting sun, and had to snap this pic.

I really can't believe that Halloween is not even here yet! I seem to have lived it over and over!
I love this time of year, and it will be gone all too soon!

I can't wait to creep out the trick or treaters with my spooky cheesecloth ghost!!
Hi eyes glow and twinkle... sooooooooooo eerie!

I think it's time that I run to the store and buy yet more candy!


Heather Grow said...

I love your blog. You are super talented. I love all your party ideas.

Kingfisher Farm said...

Great effort Kitty! Your home is so festive, I cant wait for the rest of the holidays, Oh the pressure!!! LOL! Pam

Donna O. said...

Darling party, Kitty! You are one of those moms we all hoped was the mom of one of the kids in our childs class!I know I owe you an email and touch base on the white paper mache (which I think very cool!) so I'll check in soon.
Thanks for the get well wishes- better but still pretty sore (did too much yesterday- bad girl!)

connie said...

Nice and spooky!!
Love the Craft table...
You did a great job!! ;)

Holiday Queen said...

Darling photos Kitty! Looks like a festive and fun-filled afternoon! Melissa

DesignsbyCK said...

Great party pics Kitty! Would LOVE to see the trick or treaters reaction to your ghost! '-)


Edgar and Edgar said...

Looks like a Fabulous Party!!!


Random York said...

Super beautiful blog Kitty! It makes my blog jealous!

Deb said...

Hi Kitty
Thank you for stopping by my blog - I'm so glad you did so I could find yours :-} Your pumpkin party photos are wonderful!

vintage*palette said...

Will you come be my personal decorater Kitty? =o) You have that special Halloween touch!

Hugs! ~Nana

Johanna Parker said...

Hey Girlfriend! How sweet of you to frame our "booth babes" picture! I love that :) Thanks for the spotlight on my art...I'm glad you are enjoying it. And your party looked so festive! Lucky kids!

~ Johanna

Michelle said...

what fun, fun, fun stuff! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for leaving me a nice comment on my 100th post! e-mail me your address, I'd like to send you a treat!

suzi finer said...

fab you luss!

Lana said...

Looks like those kids had a ball!

Thanks for visiting my blog Kitty.

Have a lovely day!

rochambeau said...

You are SO MUCH fun!!
Just think about how in the future people will reminisce about the magic you created a few days ago. A happy anchor in the Halloween memory banks!


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