awww thank you for the encouragement. When I look at other members albums who have done this theme, their displays are so big and impressive. I'm just having a little house party with a lot of cheesy little props. I will have some life size figures though: a witch, the big bad wolf, a skelly knight, my Edwardian butler will be Pied Piper and I'll have a ghoul reading storytime to creeped out dolls. Other than that it's mainly just toy props and I'm not sure if I can make them scary enough.
But I'm full steam ahead, I have all the planning done, I haven't actually done any work yet, but should be starting on the props next month. Will post pics as I go along.
I decided on mini storybooks for the invitations, using some ideas and wording I found on the forum:
Once upon a time….
in a land far, far away was the kingdom of Port Saint Lousy. And in this kingdom, hidden deep in the enchanted forest, was a magical candy cottage. Mother Goose and all the creatures of Fairy Tale land lived happily ever after in the charmed cottage.
Until this year………………………
An evil had crept into the kingdom that twisted and poisoned all that was good. The wicked witch, Escaldofa, had put a sinister spell on the cottage and on all those who dwelt within. Many had escaped into the disenchanted forest but Mother Goose and others remain captive in the bewitched cottage, doomed to live unhappily ever after.
The only way to remove this vile curse is to have a lively gathering of deranged and demented souls more evil than the witch Escaldofa. A foul feast will take place on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00 in the evening at 111 Main Street. Disguises are required to avoid detection by the witch. Assist in saving Fairy Tale land by responding to 777-777-7777.
Borrowing an idea from another member, I'll include a bloody white feather with the invitations since I'm going to be Mother Gross (Goose).