Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Fancifully Twisted Sort of Party

So much to do before the guests arrive!!!!!!!

A skelly garland hung on the mantle with care....

and a bowl of fixings shall fill the room with autumn scents.....

cage the crow so she's not bothering the guests....


a couple of well-placed decorations....

Oh, I have to remember to put my hat and shoes away before the guests arrive!!!

the wine is chilled and ready to serve...

and I'm so happy the pumpkin tree is in bloom for the occasion...

the centerpiece is on the table (that blonde in the background is always the first to arrive)...

Is the butler at the door ready to greet the guests?

Wonderful, then let our guests in!
Costumes weren't required, but I appreciate the effort...

Flowers? for me? how very thoughtful...

The guests of honor have finally arrived. Let the festivities begin!

And this is just the beginning. The festivities continue in grand style with several Halloween Parties, hosted by the fabulously magical Vanessa, of
A Fanciful Twist.
Come party-hop with me, won't you?

45 comments:

Paper Pile Kitten said...

I love those cute bears!!
Welcome to visit my Halloween party:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A Boo-tiful party! I had a blast! Thank you for inviting me. Everything was just perfect. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Linda said...

Thank you for visiting my party. Looks like you are having all sorts of fun. Great props and things.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Lovely! I was too late to join the Halloween Party although I will be posting my decorations on Halloween weekend... I see you have a kitty very like mine (Amber) that pale Apricot kind of ginger.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Thanks so much for coming to visit the Adventures of Spinella Mokkara and the grands.
I love your tour of the party scene...looks like a good time will be had by all. Congrats on this great AFT Halloween Blog. Linda, The Olde Bagg
Please come by and see Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts.

D.Suplicki said...

What a beautiful party! Leave the hat out, it only adds to the parties charm and I'm sure the guests won't mind!

Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?

Jo said...

What a delighful home & decorations! Hope you'll drop by! Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

Daniele said...

oh I love all you halloween decorations hope you have a spookylicious party
hugs

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Beautiful party Joanne! I love your decorations, especially your crow in her pretty cage! Thank you for sharing all your delicious spooky treats!

Gaia said...

What a lovely party! Love the caged crow (they ARE always misbehaving!)

Kelly Jeanette said...

A fun party! Great decorations (and I love the blond). Come join me at my party at-http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-2010.html

Loved those trading cards, too. And white pumpkins seem to be the thing this year. As well as black pumpkins with bling.

Lenora said...

Wow love your photos - and your last post the white pumpkins!

- please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/10/graveyard-halloween-party.html and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fun little party! Thank you so much for inviting us all to play!

I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Sara said...

Love your post to pieces. There is something about white pumpkins that strike me in a good way. Hope you're having a great party day and Happy Halloween. xx

Que Bella said...

Lovely party! I especially love the skeletal couple at the end. Thanks for sharing:)

http://afineruffling.blogspot.com/2010/10/looking-to-hex-your-ex.html

Kari Desi said...

Thanks for coming to my party! Love the crow in the cage!! Cute party. Happy Halloween!

Aurelia said...

You have some beautiful decorations :) Happy Halloween Blog Party!

This is my first ever blog party and I'm having so much fun!

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Terry said...

I am so happy I hopped by for a blog visit! How fun and I love all of your fabulous decorations! The blonde is adorable! Maybe you will serve a little tuna!

LYNDY WARD said...

Beautiful Halloween Party!

This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Pattie said...

Where did the "Guests Of Honor" really come from? They are fantastic! I want them to come to my party!

Incipient Wings said...

That was fun,
love the bear with the flowers!

Sandy Michelle said...

Such boo'tiful decorations! Happy Hauntings!

Sandy xox

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi JoAnne,
what a spooktacular party! Love all your decoration.
Have a lovely Sunday.
XO Marie

mermaiden said...

Oh, thank you for inviting my to your festivities! i have to say, i am charmed to pieces by your blog banner :D
thank you so much for stopping by today, and i'm looking forward to future followings!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Your decor is really wonderful, and that pumkin tree, what a treat!!

Your kitty in the window is precious beyond words!!

Thank you for sharing the magic!

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Susan said...

adorable! simply enchanted!
thank you :)

peace,
Susan

come visit:
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Sylvia said...

What a great part, the decorations were perfect, the food was great and the special guests were very lively...

Sylvia
http://my-trinkets.blogspot.com/2010/10/witchs-hat-party.html

Designs by Blanche said...

Enchanting post Miss Joanne! I love all your decor and especially the witche's hat & shoes!
Have a Happy Halloween!
-Blanche

MarZel said...

Great party. Thank you for having me. Please come to mine if you havent been at

http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-happy-halloween-party-and.html

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for having me to your delightful Party.

And I love the name of your blog...

Gentle hugs...

Cosmic Goddess said...

Your decorations are wonderful - love the Guests of Honor!

You're very welcome to visit our Halloween party:
http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/bewitching-halloween-party.html

Scrap Vamp said...

Great decorations, especially the white pumpkins! Love those! Thank you for inviting me to your party! I hope you'll stop by at mine!

~Celina
forevervampress@aol.com
http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your decorations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Sylvia Smiser said...

love your guest of honor! Wonderful party! Please come by my party too.
anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

Dragonfly said...

I love your halloween decorations.

I have also passed 3 blog awards on to you, if you would like them visit this page to pick them up xx

http://witcherygrove.blogspot.com/2010/10/ive-been-kindly-given-3-yes-3-blog.html

WW said...

Very cute!

Something Special said...

I love the crow in the cage. It is just so Edgar Allen Poe, for all Hallows Eve. Love all your decorations. Wish I had some of that fun stuff too.

Feathers and Flight said...

Hi Joanne!
I Love the Bears and the Crown in the Cage! You have so Many Wonderful Talents!
Thank you for Stopping By A Perfect Melody! You are Such a Generous Supporter!!
Have a Wonderful Evening!
Hugs
Jill

Justina said...

Joanne,
Thank you so much for having me at your party !! Lovely mantle , and the white pumpkins were such a nice touch, getting away from the usual orange... Thank you for the yummy wine ! I had a great time with your guests of honor :-) If you haven't already , please stop by my party, there are tons of Tricks and Treats waiting for you!!
-Justina
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

Dorthe said...

Joanne,ohh this is a party I would love to take part in,
wow, fantastic decoration.Please let me use your hat,and shoes, when arriving, as I totally forgot mine!and let me rest by the table with the pumping tree, sipping a bit of that chilled wine,together with you- waiting for the rest of the guests, to arrive, :)
What a wonderfull post, dear Joanne.
Hugs,Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Joanne,ohh this is a party I would love to take part in,
wow, fantastic decoration.Please let me use your hat,and shoes, when arriving, as I totally forgot mine!and let me rest by the table with the pumping tree, sipping a bit of that chilled wine,together with you- waiting for the rest of the guests, to arrive, :)
What a wonderfull post, dear Joanne.
Hugs,Dorthe

Sherrie said...

Love that you caged the crow! What great party ideas!

Thank you for sharing them!

Aelwyn said...

Hey, you got three awards! :) Check 'em out here: http://hedgewitchhollow.blogspot.com/2010/10/3-blog-awards-holy-cow.html

Cheers!
Aelwyn

Elizabeth said...

You have such a wonderful collection of items to decorate with. I wish I could go shopping among your possessions ;)

Visit me when you have a chance

http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh how wonderful!
Your pictures and setup is terrific!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a b00-tiful day!
Leticia