Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Welcome to our 
Black and White Ghoula: A Spirited Affair

This past weekend, Nel and I prepared for her Halloween costume party.

We decorated her place using a black and white theme 

with touches of orange in the food and decor. 

We made Halloween themed food signs and prepared yummy goodies and spirited wines. 

We printed out spooky black and white photos for display and decorated mason jars with potpourri and candles. 

We created a "haunted hallway" 

where guests walked through a dark walkway into an alternate party room.

Nel dressed as a Spanish dancer, and I was a mermaid.

I made my tail using shiny green fabric and tulle from a fabric store. I decorated a bathing suit top with seashells I collected from my local beach along with pearls and jewels I had on hand. 

After I added some ocean inspired accessories, I was ready for the costume party! 

We had a very spirited time... 

We hope all of you have the Happiest Halloween filled with sweets, treats, and plenty of laughs!    



Evi @ sexta-feira said...

It looks like the perfect Halloween party!

Susie said...

Jess, Nice decorations.. Love the costumes. I would always do funny or cute..but never scary.:):) xoxo,Susie

NanaDiana said...

Oh What Fun! You did a great job. My daughter went as a mermaid one year, too, and I loved her costume. However it was cold here and she just about froze to death. xo Diana

Japolina said...

I love it all! so much fun!

Ann said...

Oh it looks like so much fun
from the decorations to food to your costumes... Happy Halloween!

Deserae said...

Love your party decorations and your costumes too! Glad everyone had a great time :o) Love the little sign that said," Eat drink and be scary." Very cute!!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Oh my! What a lovely party and the costumes! Ladies, you have outdone yourselves!

It's me said...

Hhahahahaah...lovely week !!...x !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These are fantastic ideas, Jess! And how did your mother participate? HI SHERI! Anita

Kerri said...

Oh it looks like you had so much fun! I love the costumes & decorations... I love Halloween :)
I tried finding the circus monkey costume for one of my dogs but couldn't find it anywhere... bummed about that!

Have a fun week :)


LOVE the decorations. and your costumes.

Attic Clutter said...

oh everything is so cute
how fun!!!
three witches ,thanks Sheri
fun Halloween
In a few more days it will be time to think Christmas(:)

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh! My! Gosh1 How much fun is that!? You guys have some wonderful ideas!! :) Too Cute! :)


Patricia said...

So many clever and beautiful decorations, and your mermaid costume is perfectly pretty. Love the shells and jewellery. Happy Halloween!

Purple Flowers said...

I love the decorations and your outfits! So Halloween-like. You and your daughter are very creative! Happy Halloween.

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ ooo SUPER! so fun! Love this! xxx Riitta

Imogen said...

Everything looks perfect for a halloween party. The details are all so spot on and make a wonderful impact. I love your costumes. That seems so much fun!

Susie Swanson said...

Love your beautiful Halloween decorations and costumes. Hope you have a nice Halloween. Did you get the book yet? Hugs and love, Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would definitely want to be a mermaid...might need a bigger outfit though! heehee! Love your pretty decorations...oh and those bottles of wine! Have fun!

Nely said...

So you pretty for Hallowen,it s all so fun,here with us unfortunately not celebrating this day so special,because it fall on the day of All Saints when visiting the cemetery,
I still prepare the pumpkin and something sweet!
Happy Halloween!

Shirley said...

What a fun looking Halloween party. Friends must have had the best time. Enjoy the treats and be weary of any tricks..Happy Halloween..

Tulla and Catie said...

Wonderful decoration and super outfits! Seems that you had a great party :).

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Halloween!
Love your wonderful outfits and the decorations - have fun.
Thanks for your visit Sheri, my daughter made her Alice costume.


Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Happy Halloween! Perfect costume and decors.


miss b said...

The black and white theme with a touch of orange is fabulous and I especially like those lace covered pumpkins - so effective. This must have been so much fun preparing for the party not to mention the event itself. The mermaid costume is wonderful - you're so creative!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, the party looks like so much fun and I love the décor and especially the black and white. Your costumes were awesome too.
I bet a great time was had by all.
Happy Halloween.

Hi Sheri, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a wonderful evening and great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Grace said...

Boo-tiful! Happy Halloween sweetie! I love your pictures the black and white is lovely in a spooky way lol Grace xoox

sophie said...

wow! great post!
everything look so nice!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

happy Halloween ladies!
Thank you so much for coming over to meet the Mouse Inspector and your kind words.

It all looks so festive here...what a beautiful job you both did for the party... Love the costumes!

Keity said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Especially the Halloween themed food signs!! Can't believe that you've made it by yourselves!!! And your costumes were lovely!!!
Compared to Christmas, Haloween is not yet so popular in Japan. But looking at your photos, it'll be catch on in Japan, too.

Zizi Santos said...

A festa foi boa!
eu não aprecio esse tipo de festa, mas vejo as imagens.
Gostei muito da roupa de sereia , tipo Ariel. Você caprichou!
O colar azul é pedra de Larimar? da Repubica Dominicana?

Beauty Follower said...

Nice... such a fun.
Loved the wine bottle labels!