Voodoo/Swamp Theme
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  1. #1
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    Jun 2004
    Dallas Texas Area

    Default Voodoo/Swamp Theme

    I've haven't been online in a long long time. I forgot how much I love this forum. (Had health issues) Okay, so I am working on a Theme for next year. Voodoo/swamp theme. (It's too late to do one this year). Please help by giving me ideas. I want ideas on decorations, and I need a list of any words that are voodoo related (that always gives me ideas). I am making voodoo dolls as party favors with a Velcro pouch that contains a surprise and I am making my own game and game board for the party. So the words will help with the game board and the game cards.

    Thanks for any help you can give!

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  3. #2
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    Mar 2018
    Heber, Utah


    Hands of glory, shrunken heads, snakes. Maybe an alligator. Potions and powders. A voodoo queen!

    Whenever voodoo comes to mind, I think of New Orleans and their graveyards.

    Honestly I'd run a google search for voodoo supplies and check out some retailers websites. Should find plenty of prop ideas there.

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    Sep 2014


    Anything swamp related. Green creepy cloth strips hanging to look like moss . Lanterns that have the bulb that looks like a flame flickering, BUGS, skeletons dressed with swampy clothes, banjo playing skeleton......swamp shack. I did voodoo/ swamp last year it was alot of fun

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    Marie Laveau, Gris Gras bags, hex bags

    Do a search for voodoo or swamp themes on here

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    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    The Mild, Mild West, UK


    I love this laser swap cody1073 has made. Pretty cheap and relatively easy - line lasers and a fog machine. Check out the video further down in the comments!!


    I've already pinched the idea for next year!!

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    Glad that you are feeling better and back in the haunting spirit.

    There have been some very cool swamp/voodoo themes in the past few years. There's one in particular, very recent, that sticks in my mind and I really enjoyed. I see if I can find it. Recall it being decorated inside and out.

    In the meantime not sure if you are also looking for outdoor swamp related setups as well, but I loved what SinisterSmitty did with pallets and creating the look of Spanish Moss from their tree.


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    3pinkpoodles did this fabulous party last year. https://www.halloweenforum.com/party...n-success.html You'll get tons of ideas from her party. She always does amazing, detailed set ups. Great party goer costumes too.

    Addicted2Boo did a voodoo theme back in 2011 (thank you Addicted2Boo for paying Photobucket so that we can still see your photos!). In particular I loved the big Voodoo doll she did (could see creating a lifesize one and using it for a photo op for party goers) and liked how she created the swampy feeling under their patio area with tree branches and gauze I guess. https://www.halloweenforum.com/party...011-party.html

    I liked a lot of things Sublime Nightmare did with her bayou theme back in 2012. Her "swamp pool" stuck with me over the years. I have seen a few other people on here who have created "swamp pond water" and they really create a great effect if you have the space, time, etc to create outside your house. https://www.halloweenforum.com/party...corations.html

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    May 2010
    Arlington, TX


    I'm doing this theme this year as well and I've "borrowed" lots of ideas from these 3 parties so, thank y'all!!

    Please post your progress, i would love to see the stuff you create.

    so far my rooms are a

    swamp room - bathroom, hallway - lots of bugs and snakes in this area
    alter room - tons of candles, skulls, tarot cards etc
    potions and swamp witch area
    witch doctor area
    voodoo lounge. this will be in the garage
    and maybe a mardi gras area?

    I'm making Gris Gris bags for my invitations


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