We love to decorate for Halloween parties. Since our friends are starting to disperse throughout the state and the US now, weddings, Alabama Football, Halloween, and Christmas are going to be the only chances we get to see each other, and then you are always missing several. The last two years we had Hogwarts Halloween parties so we went in a different direction this year. Some guests missed the Firewhiskey this year though . My mom did a good bit of these decorations for me, she is thinking of starting up a decoration business for bridal teas, birthday parties, and seasonal parties. I think she would be really good at it! If archaeology doesn't work out for me, I have considered something similar as well because I love to cook so much! My etsy shop is Mullican & Davenport and maybe we should just expand the name into a Mullican & Davenport Tea Parties and Cocktails Events to go or something. Maybe in 10 years......
Here are some of the main decorations we did. Couldn't take a picture of everything because I have been plagued with various camera problems lately. I satisfied with the iphone's pictures as substitutes though. We got inspiration of some Poe Parties from looking on Pinterest. Not everything was specifically Poe that we did. We just tried to give it an overall Victorian Macabre feel with lots of spiders, rats, and a few cockroaches. The cockroaches were the funniest thing ever! If you squeezed on them.... lime green bug guts would squirt and out and suck back in! :) Yes, sometimes I feel like I am 5.
Put a few ravens up in the chandelier
Everybody has to love the classic Ouija board at Halloween parties!
Old typewriter with a typed out page from Poe
Spray painted wine bottles and fake rats galore!
My favorite Cloche display. Replica skeleton keys for great price at Michaels. This was the fake skull that during my 4 years living in the dorm greeted guests coming in my door with seasonal headgear... my favorite was Roger's Easter bunny ears!
Open copy of Poe displayed with a Gold Bug
Found this real Alabama Museum of Natural History used/empty burial bucket at an antique store in Huntsville. I used to work for the museum and always wondered how one of these ended up like that. It was completely fallen apart into pieces in a box. Very easy to repair. Considering it's past... I would say this is a very real creepy thing to display. Added creepy looking angel with fake spider webs and a replica printed Edgar Allan Poe Note.
Printed Halloween piano sheet music with photo-shopped raven on top.
Witch Coven of Norfolk England... Google image this and print and frame
I think a bed of moss would be quite a comfy sleeping place
Creepy Skull Spider
Printed and Framed from the Graphic's Fairy Blog.
Holographic framed portraits from Big Lots (wedding couple, soldier, and little boys). The real photograph copies turn into ghoulish things when glanced from the side.
Front Door Decor
Not as pleased with how this turned out, but you get the picture.
Guest Bathroom Mirror: gel stick ons
Cute Mouse Cutouts
Felt Banner over doorways
My Pinterest Board: http://pinterest.com/annamullican/edgar-allen-poe-halloween-party-2011/