Sunday, 23 October 2011

Happy Home Witch

Glowing Halloween pumpkin

The pumpkin fairies told me that they'd quite like a party this year to celebrate the spooky season. Of course I obliged and they set about with their mischief and lantern making.

Glittering pumpkins

I left them to it as they carved and cut and glued causing spices and pumpkin juice to be spilt everywhere as they weaved their magic from one room to the next. I didn't want so many decorations but who am I to argue with precocious pumpkin fairies. 
hanging pumpkin lanterns

Invitations were sent to the local spooks with the promise of food and a bit of a Monster Mash.
Halloween subway art

Quickly, I got out my broom to give the house a good clean before the skeletons came round - they don't like cobwebs on their bones! Just my pointed hat to find now.....
Halloween shelf

The evening arrives, lights are flickering and there's stardust in the air. The pumpkin fairies weave their magic dance welcoming all spooks over the threshold.
Pumpkin fairy

A welcome to you too, my mortal friends.............
Ghost gourd

Mummy and Warlock began the dancing, throwing shapes to the music of the vampire disco. 
Halloween party costumes

At one point Mummy had her bandages trodden on and was most angry with the Warlock - he really should control his clumsy left foot. Grrrrr!

Halloween mummy

Pumpkin juice flowed, providing much merriment to our grisly gang. The ghosts being so transparent should learn to take it easy on the juice as a few were quite ill and passed out causing the pumpkin fairies a real headache to sort out.

Halloween party table

Cake, biscuits, crisps and candy were devoured. Not a crumb was left.
Halloween gruesome finger cake

There were gatecrashers trying to get into the party, creeps skulking outside, enticed over by the magic sparkles flowing from the doors and windows. They were drawn over from far and wide but this was a small party and they were quickly sent on their way - sometimes with a scuffle or two from the magic of the pumpkin Jack O'Lantern door guardians.....
Ghost pirate at the window

Jack O'Lantern power is strong and they soon sorted any menacing spook pests from causing a disturbance. Always wave hello to these protectors sat outside weathering the storm on Halloween night. Look carefully, they might wink back.
Mini jack o lanterns

It was time for the annual story telling competition - who would tell the scariest? Witch, goblin, gnome or bat? Last year the skeleton won with the story of the Not So Funny Bones but this year we had a new winner.
Boo lights

Big Frank won with his gruesome narration of the Werewolf''s Mistaken Identity ( based on a true story) I actually thought it was amusing but not to the Werewolf who had his coat clipped and treated to a shampoo and set and was thus taken home, called Fifi Trixabelle and given a bone, errrrr I mean a tin of Hills Science Diet. Sorry skeleton.
Homemade Halloween jar lanterns

I was urged and urged by all my kooky guests to find my book of spells - an old tome handed down to me by my great grandmother. I'm a bit rusty so who knew what might happen. I collected the ingredients - hair of a dog, slime of a frog, earwig's tail and a pinch of ground up gourd seed. To complete the party I thought I'd cast a spell to create the most wondrous creature to entertain us all. Pow, kazza, wizzam wazzam woohoo woo......
Halloween witch

It was all too much for some to bear and shock resonated across the smaller members of the party clan.
Shocked pumpkin

In a flurry of flowers and into my arms appeared the most beautiful golden haired child. 
The whole of the group cooed and cuddled this mischievous imp, chasing him around for the rest of the evening, picking up his toys and dancing him around to ghoulish rhymes and songs.
Mummy witch and baby

With a jingle jangle of keys, our party pooper was skeleton, still upset by the thought of being offered to the werewolf to chew on, he had decided that it was time for the spooks to all go home to their graves/coffins/belfry/covens......
Skull and key

Tired out, the party goers were happy to leave, especially since there was so much mess and they didn't want to get roped into tidying up - nothing new there. Chief pumpkin bid them all goodnight and they went on their wicked way home. Not all made it as I found one of the gourds asleep in the hedge but I just left him there and covered him with an eiderdown of Old Man's Beard as he was happily snoring.
Lit pumpkin

I bid you all goodnight and Happy Hauntings to one and all.

Happy Halloween bunting

{Please see all the other party goers at A Fanciful Twist who is the Queen of Halloween}


Jorgelina said...

Great post!!!
Very fun.
Happy halloween party.

Melissa Valeriote said...

Your Monster Mash is creepy cool. LOVE the invitation and pumpkin displays : ) I think I'll pass on the cake. Can't put my finger on it but something about it was too disturbing to eat... heehee.

Happy Halloween!

Alisa Noble said...

That was such a fun and fabulous Monster Mash!!

Happy Halloween said...

Every single photo was awesome!!!

And witchy and babe, precious!!

I loved my visit, thank yoU!!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Unknown said...

Great party ! I loved all the photos!!

Jo said...

Sounds like a great party, I love all the spooky decorations.

Princess Squash said...

What a fun, fun Monster Mash! Complete with drunk ghosties - adorable!

And, of course, the precious golden haired imp just make it perfect!

Happy Halloween!

Cameron said...

What a fabulous fete! I had a lovely time...though *hiccup* I may have had *erp* a bit too much pumpkin juice!

Thanks so much for inviting me!

Bonnie said...

Halloween is my favorite time of year!!! I love these pictures. They are spook-tacular.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

PeachyCheek said...

Hi there! Happy Halloween! What a great party you threw!!

Wonderful decorations, costumes and treats!!

Thanks so much for stopping by party! I am so glad you came!

Take care,


bertie said...

Ha! This post was so fun and I love your "wicked" sense of humor! I found myself laughing outloud and really enjoyed your gorgeous pictures...and the little golden haired child is precious! Hope you have a wonderful Halloween enjoying making memories with the wee one! brightest blessings...bertie

Bree said...

Such a wonderful and lovely party! Thank you so much for sharing :)

<3 Briana

MARLOU B. said...

A great party! I like your photos!!
Thank you for visiting my party too
Happy monday!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful party! I loved it :-)

That creepy cake was yummy, especially the finger treats. ;-)

Oh and I loved your shocked pumpkin, soooo cute!

Mrs B said...

fabulous girl!! how fun!!

PS....can I ask a cheeky techie question? How do you get your posts to link to the appropriate page?? I am such a doofus! Can't work it out at all?


Loretta said...

What a great Halloween party, and your photos are marvelous!
Thanks for having me. Happy Halloween!

Sylvia said...

Happy Halloween, what a great party...thank you for such a great time...


LYNDY WARD said...

Enchanting Decor & PICs.
Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Halloween Party:

Jennifer Michelle said...

You make a very pretty witch :) I loved your party! Especially the spooky lady fingers hehehe! Spectacular!

Happy haunting!

Lisa said...

this was a great party! i love pumpkin faeries!!
thanks for having me
Happy Halloween

Mad Madam Mel said...

oooh magical pumpkins :)
Sorry it is taking me so long to get round all the parties,
why not hop over for a spooky tale at my place :
the more the merrier :)

Anonymous said...

Love your Halloween party,fab piccies,looks such fun!xjulie.

spiceblogger said...

Such a fun spooky party! You have so many great decorations! Thank you for having me :)

Happy Halloween!

Wendy said...

Thank you for letting me past the pumpkin guards at the gate to your wonderfully entertaining party. I think I actually tripped over that one fella asleep in the bushes as I was walking out.
Please drop by for a Cup or two of Mad Halloween Tea, we would love to have you visit us for a Wonderland Party
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Lisa said...

Girl, you know how to throw a party! What fun. Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for party sweets.

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