Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Start planning now! Do you need to compete this Halloween for the department with the best d├ęcor? Best theme party? This Halloween, if you want to win the “Best Halloween Decorations” award for your department, why not do something interactive—like these:

This works really well and is pretty easy to pull off. From The Exorcist to the Jason movies and more, there are so many to choose from or glam them all together, and you’ve got one easy theme. Using movie posters and assigning roles to your different staff members is a good start if you decide to highlight a group of films. Or, better yet, pick one film and stick with it. Imagine 20 Freddy’s from Nightmare on Elm Street greeting people as they walk thru!

This can be the interactive—and the greatest fun. As everyone passes through, give them clues and let them figure out who done it! Either use a Murder Mystery game or write it yourself and then decorate around it. Clue, the board game, is a great theme because everyone has played it and most have seen the film. Dress someone as the butler, another as the maid, someone can be Professor Plum—so on and so forth. An interactive theme is always popular and unforgettable.

The movie is a hit. Chocolate is a hit. What more is there? Decorate your space just like the film, with wild, crazy colors and dress up as the different kids and their parents. Give out chocolate bars with one having a golden ticket good for…something fun…you decide. In any event, this is a great theme that everyone will immediately get and totally appreciate, especially if you give out a favor of some sort. Get ready to be voted the most popular of all the other departments!

Rent a karaoke machine and invite your co-workers to come to Hallopalooza 2009! I don’t need to name them, but Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Janis, Jerry Garcia, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, Luther Vandross, Ricky Nelson, Frank Zappa, Mama Cass, Karen Carpenter and others.

Decorating the Office!
There are many great opportunities to make your office even more bizarre than usual! Everything from scene setters that can fill a wall, to tabletop decorations, to a variety of hats, wigs and masks, your co-workers can wear, and there are plenty of opportunities to “scarify” the office…and the boss isn’t even in today!

No real traditional foods here, but pumpkin cookies are always a nice touch. If you are feeling ambitious check out some fun ideas from the Food Network website for Halloween parties. Try some of these ideas for your office Halloween party and you'll have an eerily good time at work!

Friday, May 29, 2009


I've been very busy getting ready for the Halloween season. Want to check out what I've been up to? Here are a few photos from my workshop.

Please send me any project ideas and photos that you want to share, and I'll be sure to post them on the blog!

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Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Thanks so much for all the e mails and suggestions on my new blog. I'll do my very best to find the coolest and family-friendliest ideas for your Halloween celebrations. I'll be combing the world wide web and scouring my book of spells to find fabulous ideas and projects, and deliver them to you! *Please keep in mind, I am not claiming these ideas as my own, I'm just your little corner of the web, compiling all these great ideas from all over the universe.....to share them with you, to make the most of your Halloween!

*websites and credits have been noted and links included, where available.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Only 155 days until Halloween! I'll never be ready in time! I've got potions to make and spells to cast... not to mention all of the projects that need finished! I'll be sure to share pictures when I get some of my experiments completed. I need to work on my supply list this week and start collecting dead branches and leaves to work on my Halloween trees!

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble. Double, double, toil and trouble