October 6, 2011

Halloween Crafting Party

THEME:


Halloween Silhouette Lanterns, from Family Fun Crafts

Invite four to six adult friends over for an evening of Halloween-themed crafting and encouragement. Unlike last night's cardmaking party, tonight is open for knitting, crocheting, other papercrafts, sewing, feltmaking, dollmaking, polymer clay, and other fun crafts.

ACTIVITY:


Cat Pumpkins, at Fun Family Crafts

Serve a hot, wholesome dinner, then invite guests to spread out on your dining table (or in your living room if they're more comfortable knitting and crocheting there). Light a fire in your fireplace, serve wine, and put on a fun movie or music in the background. Visit while you create lovely items. At the end of the evening, serve dessert and admire everyone's creations (or progress thereon).

DECORATIONS:


Meri Meri Halloween Luminaries, on Amazon


Spiderweb Halloween Cups, on Amazon


Purple Spiderweb Napkins, on Amazon


Halloween Haunted House Centerpiece, from Williams-Sonoma

MUSIC:

We're still keeping it fun and for the most part not too dreary. Energetic music (but not too loud for chatting) to keep people happy while they work on creating. Maybe try a few slower inspirational muse type songs too.


Loreena McKennitt, "The Bonny Swans," on YouTube

Fallen Embers MP3, by Kate Bush, on Amazon

Making Christmas MP3, from Nightmare Before Christmas, on Amazon

APPETIZERS:


Black and Green Olive Tapenade in an Orange Pepper Jack 'o' Lantern, from Kitchen Daily


Ghoulish Fingers, at Taste of Home

Ghosts on Broomsticks, at Betty Crocker

Tombstone Trio, at Better Homes and Gardens

BEVERAGES:


Black Cloud Martini, at Food Network

Serve a signature cocktail, then offer wine, decaf tea and coffee, and a variety of sodas for your hard working crafters.

ENTREES:


Green Gruel with Eyeballs Recipe, from Epicurious


Bat Wing Soup, at Taste of Home

DESSERTS:


Tombstone Brownies, from Food Network Canada


Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, at MyRecipes


Chocolate Dipped Rats, from Kitchen Daily

BOOKS FOR PARTY PLANNING:


Tricks and Treats: 100 Wickedly Easy Costumes, Crafts, Games & Foods, on Amazon


Witch Craft: Wicked Accessories, Creepy-Cute Toys, Magical Treats, and More!, on Amazon


Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead, on Amazon

RELATED LINKS:

DIY Spider Sacks

55 Halloween Crafts Projects (Country Living)

Halloween Craft and Decor Link Party (Dream Home DIY)

Halloween Craft Roundup (Crafting a Green World)

Halloween Knitting Patterns (About.com)

Halloween Ornaments and Jewelry Projects (About.com)

Halloween Pumpkin Crochet Patterns (About.com)


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