Papercrafting for the Holidays: Halloween – A Party Table
Papercrafting moves from the craft room to the dining room!
Happy Halloween Everyone!
We hope you’re out and about tonight enjoying the fun and frivolity of the holiday.
I had a great time preparing the yard and house for Halloween this year, something I don’t always do, but really enjoyed this time around.
And one of our neighbors really went all out – they dedicated a lot of time to dressing up, and created a super cool Halloween carnival, complete with a ticket stand, candy booth, lots of carved pumpkins and a few scary skeletons!
Check out the pix I took of the kids and their carnival below (it makes our house look like amateur hour!):
Did you decorate and/or dress up?
If so, please share pix!
Of course we stocked up on candy because passing out candy is one of our favorite pastimes!
Don’t you just love checking out the costumes on all the little kids?
That’s the best part, and there sure were some cutey-pies in our neighborhood tonight!
I also did some decorating inside the house this year, including creating a Haunted House (click here: Haunted House project) and a festive table for a Halloween party!
Nope, no party this year, but I sure had fun “practicing” for when we do throw a spooky shindig!
Now you might ask, “Why the heck would you create a party table if you’re not having a Halloween party?”
And my answer: I did it for you!
Yup, I was inspired to gather some fun decorations and to do a little creating, just to show you how quickly and easily you can create a festive table and fun party favors.
Take a look at the overall set-up, and the close-ups:
And one more look from above…
Whether or not a single guest enjoyed the place settings, or took home a favor, I had a blast creating this!
Wondering how long it took me to create “my party” and where I purchased everything?
Here’s the run-down on time:
- Procurement – 1.5 hours (spread over several days)
- Painting of the small witches hats, favor coffins, centerpiece hat & pumpkin – 1 hour
- Set-up of the table – 1 hour (a bit less, actually!)
Total Time Investment: 3.5 hours
And here’s a list of the items used and where I found them:
- A Tablecloth (I already had this on hand) (Target)
- A Gauze Table Runner (Dollar Tree)
- A Black Gauze Sheet (used on lamp) (Unknown – I can’t remember!)
- A Paper Mache Pumpkin (I had the white gesso and paint in my stash) (Hobby Lobby)
- A Paper Mache Witch Hat (I had the black gesso and paint in my stash) (Hobby Lobby)
- A Black & Orange Feather Boa (Michael’s)
- A Plastic Web Placemat (TJMaxx)
- (2) Glass Cylinders (Michael’s)
- A Bag of Eyeball Gumballs (TJMaxx)
- (2) Orange & Black Polka Dotted Candles (Michael’s)
- (6) Pack of Soda Bottles (Michael’s) (For the full affect of an orange soda, I put a bit of Marmalade Distress Ink in each one and filled them with water!)
- A Pack of Striped Straws (Michael’s)
- (6) Crazy Straws (Target, at the concession stand!)
- (2) Packs of Paper Plates (Target)
- (1) Pack of Napkins (Target)
- (6) Plastic Spiders (Dollar Tree)
- (6) Unfinished Wood Coffins (I had the black gesso and paint in my stash) (Michael’s)
- (4) Sets of Halloween Toys (coffin filler) (Dollar Tree)
- (1) Bag Jelly Belly Candy Corn Treat Bags (coffin filler) (TJMaxx)
- (2) Packs Peeps Halloween Marshmallows – Gravestones and Ghosts (JoAnn Fabric & Craft)
Now I probably could have purchased versions of most all of this at one large store, but I enjoyed the hunt as much as putting together this display!
Yeah, you know you do this too!
We hope you enjoyed the party time share
and hope that it inspires you to create one for your family and friends –
if you do, please share pictures & details!
Oh, and don’t forget about our Configurations Book Challenge, which we announced in Brandy’s Mixed Media Apothecary Cabinet Book post (click here: Brandy’s Mixed Media Apothecary Cabinet Book post).
You still have plenty of time to create one of your own
and share it for a chance to
WIN a special Halloween Surprise!
Thanks for checking in with us and don’t forget to turn back your clocks if you’re in the U.S. – tonight is “fall back” time!
Steph & The PCC Team
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