Monday, November 2, 2009

It is finally...

...over.

I think my friend Gina and I can finally relax and say with confindence
"A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL"

The party was amazing and all the hard work paid off.
Our friends and family could not
believe how it all came together. 
To our friends...you are amazing...you really brought
your A game!  The costumes were amazing and as promised
I will not post any of your pictures

I am going to just comment below each picture briefly as I think my brain
is done with Halloween and ready to move on to Christmas.

Some pictures are not that clear but I think you will understand the as you go along.



Front Entry in the day light.


Front Entry by the moon light.


Last minute adjustments with 
Gina and Janet.
( Gina is Tippy Hedron from the Birds and I am Hell on Wheels)

Family Room pictures by daylight...





I made curtains to look old and tattered.




Can you see the moth man hidden in the webs on the ceiling?



Dining Room Scene shrouded by curtains.




Front Entry by night.
Amber lights were used throughout the house.







I just loved the glow of the fire...
Christmas Lights with colored tissue.

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Kitchen all ready for guests.




Now onto my favorite part of the party...the garage transformation!



Yes, this is the garage...







We painted tarps or drop cloths to look like graveyard scenes.
The stumps came from my friend Mary's house...she is a true
pioneer, she used a chain saw to cut them all for us.
They acted as tables and chairs...notice the nice table cloths and
custom cushions for each stump...


All the tree brances we used came from her yard as well.
I don't know what we would have done
without the free material...the other choice was hay bales.












The transformation and development of this table in the garage is my favorite.
We used the square kitchen table and put a round glass coffee table on
top of the square.
It worked perfectly because the torso (which was purchase on Etsy and is a true work of art) was our signature piece.  It fit the occasion and acted as inspiration for the garage.
This last picture is blurry but you get the effect of up lighting under the table
to cause everything to glow.  It made me so happy to see it all come together.



The Accountant and I had a great time... I was
able to roller skate around the house and
serve food and beverages to all.
Can you guess what The Accountant was?


Bucket full of money!

Still thinking....

Hannah was Vlad the Cookie Bunny from
Horton Hears a Who.

Maggie was a french maid...for two reasons.
She cleans up the floor for us but she also loves
to visit all the neighborhood dogs as well.
She is a tease.

Still trying to figure out the Accountant???



TARP
BAILOUT

11 comments:

Tracey said...

HOLY COW!!! You really do go all out for this party! Amazing Janet! Your creative talent really came out!

:) T

mysteryhistorymom said...

I al literally BLOWN AWAY! Where do I start?? And can I come next year??? I thought the invitations were genius, but look at all the decorations and the lights! The moth man!!! WOW! Your costume had me roaring! And your husband's too! You certainly know how to celebrate, Sweets! Lori

Artfulife said...

So amazing! You guys did a great job on all the decorating. I am so amazed. Martha would be proud :)

Firefly Hill said...

Janet...wow! I love it all! I have to tell you the idea of using the garage is pure genius!

annie

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Wow! What an amazing job you did on your party. Love all of the details!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

NOW THAT'S WHAT WE CALL A PARTY!!! We are not really into Halloween anymore, but I think it's because we have never been to a party like that! The decor is just fantastic...so much work~~
Now we know why you've been MIA. We hope you are getting lots of rest!
Congratulations!!!!!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Janet what an amazing party and beautiful decorations! Hope you been able to get some rest! ~ Rebecca

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Janet, how fun!! It looks like you all had such a great time and wow!! Your Halloween decor was amazing! Being that we just moved...we didn't even carve a pumpkin this year...how sad is that?! The kiddos did get to trick or treat.

Hugs and love friend!

~Victoria~

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh My - your attention to detail is intimidating! Looks fun.

Jeanneoli said...

Most incredible looking party I have ever seen!!! Amazing!

Jennifer said...

Your halloween party looks amazing Janet!