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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
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Halloween Cookies

Posted in Creative Inspiration, Halloween Food & Desserts with tags , , , on October 22, 2010 by bojo

Been mildly obsessed with Halloween cookies lately. Thought I’d post some that I found nice.

Love me some polka dots!

Perhaps some un-dead gingerbread men?

Bones

 

Gourmet Eyeball Cookies

 

Spider web cookies w/ a clear, isomalt center!

I’m thinking of doing a simple dipped oreo for my party. Boring, yes, but I think I might dip them in white chocolate, dyed red, of course.

2010 Theme: Cemetery Gates

Posted in Themes & Party Ideas with tags , , on August 22, 2010 by bojo

Taking our inspiration from the Pantera song of the same name [music video on YouTube… wow, that’s a lot of hair], this year’s theme is “Cemetery Gates”. Below are the lyrics of the song. The emphasized lines I’m thinking of using as epitaphs on gravestones in the front yard cemetery. I’ve also posted some inspiration photos.

Reverend, reverend,
Is this a conspiracy?
Crucified for no sins
No revenge… beneath me.
Lost within my plans for life,
It all seems so unreal.
Im a man cut in half in this world, [Would be a great place for half a zombie/groundbreaker, no?]
Left in my misery.

The reverend he turned to me
Without a tear in his eyes.
Its nothing new for him to see,
I didn’t ask him why.
I will remember…
The love our souls had sworn to make.
Now I watch the falling rain
All my mind can see now is your face.

Well I guess
You took my youth
And gave it all away.
Like the birth of a new found joy,
This love would end in rage…
And when she died
I couldnt cry,
The pride within my soul.
You left me incomplete
All alone as the memories now unfold.

Believe the word.
I will unlock my door…
And pass the cemetery gates.

Sometimes when Im alone,
I wonder aloud,
If you’re watching over me
Some place far abound.
I must reverse my life
I can’t live in the past.
Then set my soul free,
Belong to me at last.

Through all those complex years
I thought I was alone.
I didn’t care to look around
And make this world my own…
And when she died
I shouldve cried and spared myself some pain.
You left me incomplete,
All alone as the memories still remain.

The way we were,
The chance to save my soul…
And my concern is now in vain.
Believe the word,
I will unlock my door…
And pass the cemetery… gates

The way we were,
The chance to save my soul…
And my concern is now in vain.
Believe the word,
I will unlock my door…
And pass the cemetery…

Gates!

Gates!

Gates!

2009 Photos: Hell Freezes Over

Posted in Props, Themes & Party Ideas with tags , , on July 11, 2010 by bojo

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Hell Freezes Over: Invitations

Posted in Themes & Party Ideas with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by bojo

The invites are made from colored paper and light cardstock, just cut and glued together, and hand-written in Sharpie. The front is the flame side, and flips vertically to reveal the icicle side with party details.

Front and back of Hell Freezes Over party invitation (flips vertically)

Front and back of Hell Freezes Over party invitation (flips vertically)

Hell Freezes Over…

Posted in Props, Themes & Party Ideas with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by bojo

The theme for the 5th Annual Bonnie Haunt is “Hell Freezes Over”.

Invitations: ..are awesome! Hand-made out of colored paper and cardstock… One side is red and yellow flames that say “This Halloween, HELL…” and you flip it veritcally and it’s snow-capped icicles and reads “…FREEZES OVER.” And the rest is the details of the party. Will post photos soon.

For the exterior, I’d like to turn the flower bed into the River Styx, but I am not sure many people will get it. So we’re going with flames and red flood lights. Found a grim reaper door cover with motion-sensor and sound effects… some hanging skulls and creepy cloth there… And of course the trusty fogger.

Inside, we’re going with icicles (from the Christmas aisle), with bloody tips… BLUE flames and frosted pitchforks… fake snow flakes sprinkled on tables and counters… blue lights everywhere and the rolls of fake snow (batting) draped on furniture. Trying to find just the right wall covering… stone, maybe? Flecked with spray snow, perhaps?

The misting skull will be right at home…  my three new strings of blue leds…  And the ice shot glass molds… fun!

Ice Shot Glasses

Ice Shot Glasses

Just picked up a couple more of the hanging flame lights at Spirit and am planning to change out the yellow fabric for blue… woo hoo! 🙂

Hanging Flame Lights

Hanging Flame Lights

Bought a couple different pitchforks, too… will probably paint them frozen and fleck on some fake snow.
Busy weekend ahead! 🙂