Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We made it. This has been so much fun sharing this Halloween holiday with you. You and the many web friends that I have made, are the reason this has been one of the most fun Halloweens that I have ever had. Remember that today is the last day to sign up for the free Halloween patterns, so if you haven't signed up do that and I will send them to you. They may be a little late to use this year, but it will be fun for next year. I am spending the day getting ready for the trick or treaters, making sure that my yard is safe, the garden hose is rolled up and put away and the leaves (they can get slippery when damp or icy)have been swept up and discarded. I want to make sure there is nothing that they will get hurt on. Please take a minute to review good safety precautions at your home so that everyone will have a safe and happy Halloween. Deb ps make sure you have your cameras ready. You will want to keep the memories.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Last Minute Halloween Fun

I just got an invitation to visit the Holiday Queen. She tells me that there is a giveaway posted on her blog. Let's go check it out. click on the posting title to link over.

Last Minute Halloween Treats

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Blog Party Chef

Here is my Bubble Tea creator (my son) and his wife. Brian and Raquel Steele. They have opened their home to a lot of our family parties. Thanks to them for their support with this Halloween Blog Party and the whole vampire crew. I love you, Happy Halloween to all of those who have supported this event, there are so many of you that made this possible with the sharing of your ideas, your enthusiasm, your pictures and your links. You know who you are and I am among good company when I am with you. This is the last week and I am already wondering "What's next"? For right now, let's enjoy the rest of the party!


I told you they were coming. This is a rowdy group especially that little batman! This is some of my family. Halloween is one of our favorite celebrations. It is everyones chance to get creative and my kids are some of the most creative people I know.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Party Time

We are really getting close to Halloween now. I think there are a few more guest on their way, the more the merrier. I heard it is a bunch of vampires.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great Party Favor Ideas From Insightful Nana

Please visit
Insightful Nana
for the free Halloween Printables. These adorable headers can make you bags of treats extra special or help you create fun party favors for the guests. You will want to make sure you get these little "treats"!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Free Party Favor Patterns AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT. 31, 2009

Make sure that you sign up to receive your free patterns, They can be customized for your party. Add glitter, ruffled crepe paper, ribbons and other embellishments to create your own party decorations and favors.

Welcome, Come Join in the Fun!

The party is in full swing now. We have a lot of guest mulling around. Their are a couple of vampires and a few more skeletons, and those mischevious gargoyles. We do have a kids section in the left sidebar, so stop by there for some free downloads. Also, make sure you sign up to get your party favor printables. The printables can be personalized to go with your Halloween Party theme. We will be sending those out on Monday so make sure you are on the list. Have fun and help yourself to the refreshment recipes on the right sidebar.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Party On!

Who invited the gargoyles? They are throwing popcorn everywhere!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Party Collage

There is so much going on at the party. Please make sure that you sign up for you party download.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Welcome, we are glad you could join the party!

Make sure you visit our archives for more Halloween Ideas!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We are having such a good time!

I think that these two may have had a little too much punch. They do seem to be having a good time. This couple is the life of the party so you can imagine what the rest of the guests are like! LOL. I know that the jokes that my husband is telling really aren't all that funny.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Caramel Apples

WOW! Caramel Apples! Yummy.
just arrived at the party with a fun tray of apples. Thanks so much for the treats and thanks for coming to our party.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We need more refreshments!

Dear Guests, we are a little low on refreshments so if any of you have some fun Halloween goodies and treats I could post please leave me your link. I think I will visit Kristy and bring some decorated Halloween cookies over. This is a potluck party so feel free to bring whatever you would like to the party. Deb Make sure you check the right sidebar for some Caramel Popcorn and a glass of Pumpkin Bubble Tea.

Halloween Decorations for the Door

What a warm welcome. I could not resist posting this adorable door decoration from A Soft Place to Land. She is also having a Halloween event and you are invited to visit her blog
A Soft Place to Land

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cottage Way of Life, a blog to "die" for!

I love parties! This is so much fun. We have some new guests at the party, Sue and Sarah from Cottage Way of Life. The gals are counting down the days until Halloween. They have invited us to stop by their blog and I am telling you, it is to "die" for, you'll see what I mean. They wanted to bring the spirits, hum I may need to think about that for a moment. It all looks a little spooky to me. Have fun visiting them, then stop back when you can, we will have more fun decorating coming up and free party favors for everyone who is in our guest book. Make sure you sign up before you go.

Pumpkin Heads

Okay, one more pumpkin picture. This one is from the blog
Cottage Way of Life
. I am glad that the gals over there accepted my invitation to join our party, you just have to go by for a visit. Just a warning, be careful what you eat or drink there. I saw a lot of poison bottles sitting around. Let them know that the Cottage in the Country suggested you go by for a spell. He he, it is very late so that may not be all that funny but hey, this has been a great party and as long as you are out Trick or Treating, you may as well stop by. They are offering a tutorial on making their old timey poison bottles. Fun Stuff!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Let's Start with Pumpkins

This weeks party theme is Halloween decorating, I found these great art prints I thought you might enjoy them. Click on the sidebar link for more information regarding the prints

Halloween Decorations

I apologize that I misplaced the link information for this wonderful Jack-o-Lantern photo as soon as I come across it, I would like to give credit to the photographer for sharing this wonderful photo with all of us in the cyber world.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Door Prize

For those of you following my blog, I thought you might want to see what Lori Gardner has won as a door prize for making a special craft to show at out blog party and then doing such great instructions to go with it. Here it is, a Vintage 1978 porcelain white owl. Lori likes vintage owls so let's get this to her in time for the Holiday. Thanks again Lori!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I met a couple of new folks at the Gatehouse in Orem, Utah so I invited them to stop by the party. This skeleton was trying on the wonderful hats that are available at the Gatehouse. There were so many to choose from, but I think this one looks quite nice on her. She showed up at the party dressed for the occassion. If you don't have your Halloween accessories chosen you may want to stop in and try a few on.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Trick or Treat! Caramel Popcorn ANOTHER WINNER

We have another winner! Kathy you have been chosen to receive a door prize for taking time to make some treats for our party. Thanks for your support! Party goers, make sure to have a handful of this wonderful, soft and exceptionally yummy, caramel popcorn. This is probably the best recipe I have ever tried. If the bowl is empty when you get here, you will want to pick up the recipe by visitingInsightful Nana Trick or Treat!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dancing Skeletons


Okay, I have heard some pretty crazy stuff about the laughing skeleton so to make things a little more "Lively", let's start a contest for a prize drawing. You can all be in on it. Leave me a post so we can see some of the reasons he might be laughing. I will post the comments and we can vote on them. The prize will be awarded on the night of the Halloween Blog Dinner Party.

Lori Stopped By To See How The Party Is Going

My good friend and mentor
Lori Gardner
stopped by the Halloween Blog Party last night and left this darling little project for the party. It is so fun when two heads can get together and come up with something so adorable. Lori is a visionary designer, put the stuff in her hands and "Voila, ta da"! Vintage wallpaper, vintage sheet music, vintage buttons and her creative mind all came together in this darling little notepad holder. You could use this little envelope for a party favor or a wonderful invitation. Be sure to visit Lori for all of the instructions. Thanks Lori, YOU HAVE WON A DOOR PRIZE! Let me know your address so I can get it sent. Deb

Thursday, October 2, 2008


-----------Why is that guy on the left laughing? He laughed so hard that he fell apart and lost his head. I have done that some days. Wait until you see why he is really laughing!

WHAT THE HECK? This picture should be censored!

What the heck? I thought I better check on where my guests were? I hadn't seen Dorthea in a while and this is where I found her, in the kitchen eating the candy corn and drinking up my non-alcoholic wine. I was saving that for the Halloween dinner party. And get this, she isn't even dressed yet! What will the other guests think?


After the deal in the kitchen, Dorthea showed up dressed in a towel. Seems her stylist is late getting here to help her get into her party outfit. They guys were laughing when they saw her in her towel.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Early Party Guest Arrivals

Since I have been planning this Blog party, I have found some incredibly talented artists and designers. Make sure you also visit them for more of the fun. This gal really knows how to throw a party! Deb
A Fanciful Twist

Trick or Treat! The Holiday Queen has eye candy!

Late last night Melissa from the Holiday Queen stopped by and gave me a little moral support. You have got to go see her blog. Wow!
Please note that I asked permission first to use her images on my blog. Please respect the copyrights on her photos. FOR A REAL TREAT, you will want to visit her blog and her Etsy shop. Many of her darling items are for sale in her shop. Thanks Melissa for bringing the eye candy to my party! Deb

Holiday Queen

Meet one of our Photographers

While we are still setting up, I thought you might like to meet my photographer, Courtney Crabtree. Courtney is one of those amazing people who is just good at everything. Thanks Court for all of the great photos. Mom

Have a glass of Pumpkin Bubble Tea

I want to thank Brian for bringing potluck this morning.While we are waiting for the rest of the party to arrive. Please enjoy a glass of Pumpkin Bubble Tea. As I told you in a previous post. This is yummy-licious! Bubble Tea is very popular in Asia and some cities in the United States. For those of you who would like more information, leave me your email address and I will forward all of the information for supplies and this delicious recipe. This is a drink you will want to try. It is sipped through a super large straw and the whole experience is to "die for". (photography by Brian Steele)
Brian Steele