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Devilishly Dutch
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Hey guys,

I've been checking this section regularly for updates on all the different party themes and I'm not seeing much!

Frankies Girl- how's your funeral theme coming along?
Haunted Hotel people- got any new pics?

As for me, I really haven't done much. I've had to work overtime lately and just haven't had the time or inspiration to work out our theme idea. And I really need to because its SEPTEMBER already and the invites need to go out!

So far all we have is that our guests will get a death announcement card as an invitation. The deceased is a long lost Aunt or Uncle. The guest may or may not be entitled to the long lost relative's fortune.
But we keep going back and forth about the invitation. Should it be a death announcement card or a letter from a law firm.


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I noticed that too Ms. Meeple.....every year we have a main menu thread & everyone posts their menu for their parties but this year when I started that thread no one even posted anything on there. I was surprised because in the past those menu threads were huge & full of ideas.

I'd love to see a menu thread. I could use some ideas since this is my first halloween party! I have an idea of what we're going to serve but would like to add a dish or two.
 

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Sorry I haven't posted much on the funeral theme...

I've been working so much on props, I've neglected my party planning! :)
(love the law firm name! May have to borrow that - change up the spelling a bit and you could get Payne and Phears :D take them just a few seconds longer to get it)

I'll get with it in the next week or two, but it is weird that I'm not the only one lagging on the party front!
 

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haha I just did a search for funny law firm names and came up with this:

10 Funniest Law-Firm Names - Oddee.com (funniest company names, funny law-firm company names)

I think its going to be a letter from the law firm Payne & Fears lol

MsM
Love the law firm idea -- and that's a perfect name!

As far as updates -- I've been missing them too but I am also guilty of not posting our updates -- but that's because my progress is mostly in my brain! How did it get to be September?
 

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I agree. Haven't done much in way of props because we have been working so much. All of my party planning is in my head or on paper but we are gonna be kicking it into high gear in the next few weeks. We plan on making a Nosferatu prop cause we are doing vampire theme this year. I'll post pics and ideas as they come along.
 

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Sorry I haven't posted much on the funeral theme...

I've been working so much on props, I've neglected my party planning! :)
(love the law firm name! May have to borrow that - change up the spelling a bit and you could get Payne and Phears :D take them just a few seconds longer to get it)

I'll get with it in the next week or two, but it is weird that I'm not the only one lagging on the party front!
Yeah I'm dealing with dutch people so I'm leaving it with an F haha Will take them just as long to figure it out
 

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I love the name. Great idea for a theme. I'm way behind. I have had the flu for the past two weeks, and have just lost pretty much all energy. I was hoping to have my halloween stuff out and up inside by now, and a good plan of action in place for my son's halloween band party. Not anwhere near where I want to be. I've made no props done no invitation, and am only a 1/4 of the way through my halloween cards. (though I did goto Goodwill today and get an assortment of really kewl bottles to work towards having a witches kitchen this year. Now one more thing to add to the list ....... labels to make. Anyone know a good site where I can print them out to put on the containers? Oh and I picked up a couple of books to make some of the kewl books on here everyone's done. I always believe the party is made by details and I'm trying for creepier this year for the teens we'll see how it goes.
 

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heres what Ive been upto the last few days.....made a few witchy bottles...revamped my haunted house coffin into a coffee table for the party...finished my invitations...and made a sample picture to cover the pictures in my living room just to see if it would work..... heres a few pics :)
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before...

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adult party invites...

kids party invites...


invitations above will be rolled up and put in these bottles...
 

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Not that I am a regular poster...have had good intentions and just haven't done it for halloweens past. I know my home is a complete wreck with all the decor coming out of their off season homes. Scattered about the house are things in orange, purple, black and white. Skeletons I set in one room I find moved to another by my one year old. My three year old is theiving my pumpkins. I keep coming back to the forum and finding 'just one more idea' I want to get started on. So, the cabinet of curiosities starts - thanks to all you good folks and your amazing work. So I have started, keep getting distracted by someone else's fabulous ideas, have been taking pictures, and I hope to get them posted after I find where son has stashed all the pumpkins.
 

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Wish I could come to your party newbie...LOL. Looks like you plan on having a blast! And I love the bottles!!!

Everyone's ideas on this forum is wonderful. Just wish I could be having a party of my own. *sigh*
 

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Ms M thnx for the great labels I love them :) I always see so many great things on here and can never find them later it seems.
 

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Great pics and transformations newbiehaunter!

The photo idea is so simple but so effective!

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So I have started, keep getting distracted by someone else's fabulous ideas, have been taking pictures, and I hope to get them posted after I find where son has stashed all the pumpkins.
When all else fails, bribe him! lol


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I missed the menus thread. I would have posted on it. I have been doing a lot of crafts & have posted them on the "showcase your recent crafts" thread. This weekend & plan to finish my CD invitations & paint some ping pong eye balls.
 

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Great pics and transformations newbiehaunter!

The photo idea is so simple but so effective!

MsM
It needs tweaking but Im pleased with the effect. I think if I change the pictures to simple black n white pictures, drape the mirrors, swap the coffee table with the coffin and cover the furniture I can get the transformation Im looking for.

I had a bit of good luck yesterday. At walmart I found black couch covers that were $25 marked down to $10! I had planned to use white but for a deal like that I decided black will be fabulous! lol I also got some black round table covers for $5.. I'll use these on my end tables :) Im really excited, I feel like the living room is coming together.. I hope the rest of the house will go as well.
 
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