Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Party 2013

 

Halloween window silhouettes

 

This past weekend we held a Halloween party at our home and I wanted to share some of the pictures with you.  To me, the best decoration that made the most impact, was the window silhouettes.  Using white chalk, my sister drew them on black poster board.  After cutting them out, they were taped to the windows.  On Pinterest, there are links to different sites that did this same thing.  One said to put yellow tissue behind the cut-outs.  Since I couldn’t find enough yellow or even orange tissue paper at the local stores, I purchased one plastic tablecloth.  I thought I would try it out before I purchased enough for all the windows.  Come to find out, you don’t really need anything backing them if your curtains are light enough and white tablecloths works just as well as yellow.  The only rooms in our house with yellow tablecloths in the upper left room.  The curtains in this room are dark brown and didn’t allow enough light to go thought.  The bottom right room is white tablecloths and the remaining windows have nothing behind them except the closed curtains.  The curtains in these rooms are lined but they are light colored and allowed enough light to shine though.  I think they look fantastic and it costs less than $10!

 

halloween party 2013

 

I purchased complete costumes at Dirt Cheap for $5 and my husband built stands using 1X2’s and chicken wire.

 

halloween party decorations

 

floating witchs' hats for halloween party

 

This was another great idea!  It looked like the witchs’ hats were floating in the air!  They were hung from the ceiling using tacks and clear fishing line.

 

halloween decor for the kitchen

 

Glittery orange jack o lanterns were placed on top of the kitchen cabinets

 

halloween party mantel decor

 

duck dynasty for halloween

 

With the exception of just a few people, everyone dressed in costume.  From Duck Dynasty to

 

groovy costumes for halloween

 

some groovy characters!

 

darth vadar costume for halloween

 

Even my father in law got in on the fun in his Darth Vadar costume!

 

zombie costume for halloween

 

And the night wouldn’t be complete without at least one scary zombie!

Sharing with:

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll thru Life

Open House @ No Minimalist Here

Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

The Scoop Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch
Project Inspired @ Artsy Chicks Rule

Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Fabulously Creative Party @ Jennifer Rizzo

20 comments:

  1. I love the silhouettes! What an adorable idea! I think I am going to try this for Halloween night!
    -Shelley

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  2. That's my favorite too, the silhouettes! What great windows! YOur party looks very fun!

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  3. What a great party! I love the floating witch hats! Your decorations are amazing! It looks like everyone had a fantastic time!

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  4. Wonderful party! So festive and everything is beautifully and eerily decorated. Just the perfect Halloween atmosphere.....Christine

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  5. Wow...that is a party I am sorry I missed! I love your décor, the windows are awesome and the floating witches hats are fantastic!

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  6. The costumes are wonderful and the floating witch hats are astounding, love the way they look, scary and fun, love that...

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  7. What a fun party! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post to my party which is live now! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  8. Oh my, what a fabulous idea for a party and everyone looks amazing. Love the silhouettes in the windows. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Oh...how...FUN!! I am LOL at the Duck Dynasty duo!

    Your house looked awesome, I bet it will be remembered by all♥ And the window silhouettes are so realistic!

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  10. Your Halloween House is awesome! pinned:) I posted DIY pumpkin pillow to this weeks parties!

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  11. Your windows look great, but I think my Mother in Law left her hat in your kitchen.
    Hey! It's just a joke people!!!!

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  12. Wow you really went all out, looking like it was a great party! Have a great week, Laura

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  13. What a wonderful party Tammy! Those sillouhettes are amazing! love the witches hat from the ceiling too!

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  14. How fun! I love the window silhouettes, pinning!

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  15. HOW FUN and the decor is amazing girl . I loved it all. WISH i was there to go to your party .. TOO CUTE .

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  16. So many cute ideas!!! I love the silhouettes AND the witch hats. I found you from A Stroll Thru Life!

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  17. Hi lovely lady.
    Looks like you all had a great time for Halloween. I am your newest follower on your blog now hoping you have a wonderful week with your family. I also see you are being Featured on A stroll thru life good for you, hoping you will come over and join me also.
    Diane

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  18. oh my gosh, HOW FUN! I saw your feature at inspire me Tuesday and had to come check it out. I love the witches hats!!

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  19. That is so neat, love the windows of your home and all the costumes.

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Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~