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2010 Haunt: Cemetery Gates

Posted in Halloween Food & Desserts, Planning, Props, Themes & Party Ideas on November 1, 2010 by bojo

Had a great party for our little bunch on Saturday. We spent most of our time on the small front yard cemetery and the flickering candles. The best was when everyone was meandering through the cemetery and checking out the stones.

Here are a few pics of decor and party people: Public Facebook Album

Food: Stuffed Jalapenos, Chicken Flautas, Tomatillo Ranch Dip, Pinwheels, Lil Smokies in a tangy mustard-based BBQ sauce, Kettle-cooked chips, peach cobbler, brownie trifle.
Drinks: Pre-mixed Rum Runners, white wine sangria, blackberry merlot

Thoughts on 2011: We never really decorate the kitchen, but inevitably, everyone ends up in there. It’s a small kitchen, too! There were 10 people packed in the tiny room at one point. Crazy people. Perhaps next year we’ll put ALL our effort into decorating the kitchen ONLY so people will stand around in some other room 🙂

Our friends love the party so much they were already thinking of themes for next year. These were the ideas that came out of that conversation: Great Gatsby, all black light party, and my personal favorite… People of Wal-Mart! Oh my.

Until 2011…

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Getting in the Cemetery Spirit of Things

Posted in Creative Inspiration, Halloween Related, Planning with tags , , , on October 24, 2010 by bojo

Stopped by a couple local cemeteries yesterday and took some photos. My plan is to print them and replace any framed images in the house with these. I did a little playing around with them to make them more interesting.

This one is only about 30 years old, but looks much older.
The only one I got out of the car to take.
Obelisk
Marie Anne Helwig
Jimmie

guess who’s coming to dinner…

Posted in Planning on May 23, 2009 by bojo

In light of the fact that many of my primary guests will be torn between two parties on Halloween night, I am considering moving my event to the weekend prior and doing more of a dinner with the theme of a haunted bayou… cajun food and hurricanes.

A few inspiration photos:

Haunted Moss

Haunted Moss

Tia Dalmas shack from Pirates 2

Tia Dalma's shack from Pirates 2

Swamp Entrance

Swamp Entrance

Year 5 Begins…

Posted in Planning on February 1, 2009 by bojo

This year’s party will actually be ON Halloween, since the 31st is a Saturday! I think it’s really fitting, since this will be the 5th Annual Bonnie Haunt. I’ve started working on a theme so I hope to have something fleshed out in the next several weeks. 🙂

I found a new podcast today: www.HauntCast.net