Yep, it’s that time of year again and I can’t hide the fact that this is my all time favorite tea party to hold each year. I don’t know what it is about dressing up as witches or even just putting on that hat that brings out the best ( or actually the most fun) in all the gals, but it works.
As you know, I like to choose a theme to run with and this year I fell head over heels with the dancing skellie idea.
I created this invite . . .
Once they were carefully delivered, I began gathering my skellies and placing them around my home.
Some were going to be used as the table center pieces . . .
Others were used as vignettes throughout my home
Placing them on every table (with fun hats). . .
And on the kitchen island . . .
On the fireplace mantle and another table . . .
Even hanging from the ceiling.
And then who walks in but Mis Bones herself and I just had to dress her up for the dancing party . . .
(notice the fun picture she is holding).
Once the house was ready, I began working on the table setting . . .
I wanted to go with the color scheme in the invitations so I stuck with purple, black and brought in some green for a little bizazz.
Each guest will find their seat by their own little skellie ( yes, I made 24 of these and I do know I’m crazy).
The little halloween plates are going to be used as their appetizer plate.
I didn’t realize how beautiful skellies could actually become.
I did take time to just enjoy Miss Bones before everyone arrived . . .
I chose to dress as if I were the dancing witch, ready for a ball.
All the fun witches were able to enjoy the evening with this dinner menu . . .
Right before dessert I shared this adorable and entertaining story book with the group.
Each beautiful witch took home their own little copy of the saying “if you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best take it out and teach it to dance” which was rolled and tied with a junk bow as well as a little skellie filled with homemade licorice caramels (yes they are yummy!)
I also transformed my china hutch into a little witches candy shoppe full of skellies and goodies, which they could grab a little skellie bag and go candy shopping if they chose to.
Wonderful evening with wonderful friends.
I sure am blessed with incredible witchy friends.
Because I promised to share, here’s some of the recipes from the party. Enjoy my friends.
Linking up with Jann for SYC, I bet there’s some other fun Halloween ideas over there too.
Also joining Alice for her TBT and see how others celebrate this crazy holiday.
Also excited to join the Halloween Party at A fanciful twist.