Saturday, June 28, 2008

Halloweeny Tea Party

halloween bunting
Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is throwing a virtual tea party (of the costume variety). Because I love Halloween, and dressing up for it (even if I'm always a witch (I'm on the right) or a vampire (tiny bit racy, you've been warned)), I decided that my party would be a Halloween-in-June costume party.

Charlie, George and Fred, Halloween '04Oh, good; you made it! Charlie (the kitty), Fred (his bony friend) and George the rat (don't worry -- he's rubber) were watching for you. Don't mind the creaking doors and thunder -- it's just a sound effects record. Let me get you some punch and ladyfingers!
Lucky Parcel -- Halloween (outgoing/wrapped)While this is a virtual party, a door prize/goody bag awaits a brave soul who makes it to the end and comments. Because I love me some comments and I love me some goody bags!

If you're not already viewing the whole entry, you can click on the picture or the link below to open up the whole thing.

teddy scare1You can't have a tea party without a teddy bear. Here's mine. His name is Mundy Drudge, we found him in Hell; he's had a rough life, but is living it up at our place now. At this very moment, he is not wearing any pants. I don't know why I think that's relevant, but there you have it.

Mundy goes with me on road trips, but otherwise hangs out in my sewing area. Lots of scissors and pins there. Just the way he likes things.

I was kind of kidding about the punch and ladyfingers. I do have refreshments, though: Piña Ghouladas (regular & virgin) and Eyeball Martinis.

Have a cupcake. Really, if you don't eat at least one, then I'll have to have two. Or three.

Munchies? If you eat candy corn and dry roasted peanuts together, they taste like a Payday candy bar.

I'm finally to the costume part of the costume party. I am dressed as an olde-tyme Renaissance witch/crone. Okay, I'm a wench with a witch hat. But it's a cool hat, yes? I overspent on it a little, so it will be part of any costume for many seasons to come.

Prior to the purchase of the fancy hat, I tried (within reason) to be "period" (historically accurate), but threw all caution to the wind after this. My best friend has the same hat, except in black, and we have all kinds of fun pushing the envelope. I added patches to my beloved but stained chartreuse skirt and made an apron with big pockets (for my knitting). Of course, when one is in one's home, entertaining guests at a costume party, one doesn't have to worry about silly things like accuracy. It's all about the party!

Thanks so much for coming to my party! I hope you had a good time. I'll be drawing from the comments for the door prize on Monday. I regret that I can only ship within the US & Canada. I will have to modify a package that goes overseas, okay? To make sure it's all legal.

Note: I don't know what it will like look yet - hopefully even cuter than the ones up top, which were for a swap last year.

The drawing is closed. I'll post the winner on Monday evening.


KathrynAntyr said...

Oh I think I'm in the mood for an eyeball martini. Cool site and great ideas. I just love halloween. I think it is fabulous that you are celebrating it NOW in June. Swing by my pad for some party hats, baubles, and moondancing.

Lola Enchanted said...

What a fascinating party! I love Mundy!!! He's so cute! May I help myself to an eyeball??!!

Enjoy your day!~

gwensmom said...

That pic of you in the hat is so cute! Your dimple kills me.

besh said...

oh i love it! a halloween theme! love those cupcakes, i will have two if that's help you out of course. =)

A Fanciful Twist said...

OHHHHH!!!! WONDERFUL!!!!Looooove what you are up to!!! LOok at all of this.. I'll take the eyeball drink, hee heeee!!! HAPPY HAPPY!!

scrowlscrowl said...

Thanks for the cookies :D

There's tea and more cakes on my blog...

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is AWESOME! I didn't think of doing a Halloween theme; you did a bang-up job! LOVE the refreshments - wish I was really there! I am also having a give-away on my blog, so stop by and see me! :)

Dapoppins said...

I love your costume, from top to bottom...the hat, the corset, the skirt....WOW.

Now, may I have some more m&m's please?

Kristin said...

I LOVE the halloween theme..too cute..I will have a pina gholada*..please and thank you!!hehe its to adorable..and the little bear from hell..this is such a cute little party!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a fun spin! I'm so glad that I finally made it ... this has been a blast and your post pure entertainment.

Thanks, wench! Hope to see you soon. :)

ps - someone spiked Queenie's tea, so now she's not even wearing shoes!

Gemma said...

Pina Gholada's sound delightful yet frightful...Of course a costume party coonjurs up halloween!

bluemuf said...

Halloween is my very favourite holiday ever. I love it and your party is fantastic. I would love an eyeball martini and a couple of those cupcakes. And, I never turn down any type of candy.

Your bear Mundy is my kind of bear.
thank you for a fun time


LiLi M. said...

One of the nicest things about these blogparties is meeting people like you! I think your post is so inspiring. Halloween isn't celebrated much in the Netherlands (yet) but I'm doing my best to stimulate that and I got lots and lots of inspiration here. That rubber rat...could be a brooch too, hee hee hee and I'd like to taste one of these eye ball martini's. Thanks for being my guest, you are welcomed back anytime and I'm sure you haven't seen the last of me..(yes that is a threat whoohahaha)

Sherry/Cherie said...

Okay, that was just a whole lot of fun...Halloween in June...and the martini...that just gave me the willies!!! Nice to see you at Vanessa's party!

Valerie said...

Love this party and you are getting me thinking of Halloween (one of my favorite days).

Your costume is wonderful and I love that green skirt.

thank you for stopping by my tea party!

Du Buh Du Designs said...

A Halloween Tea party..why not! Sorry we're so late but I think Dante and Charlie would have lots to chat about:) I'm off to visit the other guests who are still at Vanessas!

bluemuf said...

Hi Melissa, I am thrilled that I have won your door prize. I couldn't send you an e-mail as Blogger makes it a "non reply". Please go to my blog and my e-mail address is on the top left. Thank you so much for pulling my name and I look forward to hearing from you

thanks again

Debbie Egizio said...

A halloweeny tea party?!! How frightfully fun!! Sorry I'm late, but I had to go to the Pebbles and Bam Bam concert. Doris Day opened for them. It was such a blast. Anyway, could you please whip up one of those Pina Ghoulada's for me, myself and I. Yes, I need three.....for all of me. Oh, yummy, yummy goodness. Well, thanks! Gotta go now and visit all the rest. Hope they let me in. Ta, ta.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I just love Halloween! What a fantastic party! Sorry I'm sooo late. I'm stil going around and visiting parties. Hope you drob by for a visit.

Irma :)

LizzyJ said...

Oh, sorry I'm super late, but I'm so glad I came-- I've had so much fun! I love Halloween and thanks for bringing it to us in June!

Mya said...

How cute and original. Love the cat by the skeleton pic, too cool.
Sorry it took me so long to get here.