Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scary Movie Party For Halloween

Looking for a fun party theme this Halloween? Skip the costume party and throw a scary movie party instead! This is the perfect time of year to watch those creepy crawly zombie films that both terrify and thrill! We throw such a party every October, here are some of our ideas, decor and treats!

What is a movie without popcorn? We pop it up fresh and hot and serve it in mini cauldrons! Of course add a few cobwebs help to create a little more macabre scenery!

 Movie sized candies are dressed up for the event with papers from Martha Stewart and sinister treat bags. Have a nice variety for the gang to choose from, just like the theatre!

 These fabulous tubes from SRM stickers are one of my all time favorite ways to present goodies {ghostly and otherwise} Here I have filled them with mini oreos and peanut butter cookies! We named them vermin vertebrae! EEEEKKKK!

The tags were cut with the Cricut E2 using a child's year cartridge, white layered onto black, and stamped with the new Stampin'Up! "It's a wrap holidays" stamp set. The super cool fabric brads are Martha Stewart.

In addition to Pizza and the girls beloved Ramune drinks from Japan {world market} these murderous cupcakes were a big hit! Really easy to make too! Start by piping a generous amount of red buttercream into the center of the cupcake with a piping bag and round tip.
The Ice the cupcake with white buttercream, and spread a puddle of "blood" {red gel icing} and place candy knife by Wilton into puddle. Add drops of blood one at a time. Place on a try and watch the crowd go wild! :)

My favorite quick and easy buttercream recipe is from Wilton and can be found in all of their cake decorating books, I do add a touch of butter flavoring and use a really good quality vanilla for the best flavor!

Make your own despicable doilies with your Cricut! They are fast and super easy, just cut image using fit to page for the largest and size down as needed to cover your trays, platters, and coasters!

I picked up these Martha Stewart skulls at the craft store not really knowing what I was going to use them for. I ended up making these "spirit sticks" to ward off evil spirits! I drilled a hole in the bottom of each one, and inserted a black dowel. Tie several ribbons at base of skull, and add bells {to scare away the spooks} and pom poms for fun!

 The teenage girls were shaking the sticks all through the movie! That was so funny! I really wondered if they were maybe a little too old for wands even if they were creepy...turns out you are never too old for a wand! :)

Re purpose your candle lamps and large vases by adding rocks, moss and spiders!

A pretty birdcage is altered to house loose bones and a skull...the effect is quite scary!

If blood pooling on a cupcake is not your style, try simple paper picks!

Add liquid food color to the center of a caramel apple to look like its bleeding from the puncture of the stick, red for vampires, and green or blue for zombies! Easy, fun, and a total twist on the classic Halloween party!

You still have time to try some of these haunting holiday ideas....creepy creating yall'!


Cheryl W. said...

I can only say one word: A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

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Diane Hodrick said...

wow! everything looks amazing!

callyannc said...

this is spooky good! you need to enter it into decorate to celebrates contest halloween party! tfs callyann

Deneen said...

I would love to come to a party at your house. This is so amazing!

gomatt said...

Trick or Treat...What I love about Halloween is watching all theww little children so excited about going Trick or treating.

MulticrafterAmy said...

Love those cupcakes with knives! My boys would think they are so neat.

Jana Eubank said...

Shantaie! Your details on this party are INCREDIBLE! I totally need to do this for my kids and their friends one of these years. :D Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas!

Susan said...

WOW! What an amazing party!