Who’s ready for Halloween? This girl!
I’ve been sharing several mini parties with you all lately and today I’m sharing our Wicked Web Halloween party!
As I mentioned last week, I usually go all out and convert my home into a Haunted House for Halloween. But now that the little man is aware of what’s scary, we decided not to do anything “too spooky” this year. Mind you, I don’t have any gory decorations, but we do have a few animated Mummies and face changing mirrors (which we’ve packed away) that even give me the creeps at night. So, I decided to curate my favorite “not too spooky” Halloween decorations to create several themed mini parties for the family to enjoy. As well as to share with you all, as you start thinking about your Halloween parties!
Allow me to introduce to you our Guest of Honor. Meet Harry, our ginormous resident spider. He’s been with us for a bit and is only allowed out once a year to visit.
Because Harry demands such a large piece of real estate, he was the perfect backdrop for my spider themed party. I have quite the collection of spiders that I usually spread around the house, but isn’t it more fun when they congregate? It reminds me of that scene in Harry Potter! Eek!
This little guy is my favorite. His pointy legs are perfectly creepy. His ruby eyes were my inspiration to add red throughout the party.
The web backdrop is actually a large table cloth that I picked up last year at Target during the after Halloween clearance. And the table runner I picked up at Target a couple of years ago. Isn’t the little red spider on the runner perfect?
I filled candy jars with raspberry gummy bears and gumballs and added glittery spiders from the Dollar Tree. At one point I had a ton of these little guys, but they’ve escaped over the years.
Another fun Target find from years back were these long legged spiders. I have added one or two to my collection every year. They are so creepy! These muslin favor bags from Oriental trading company were a perfect match!
I made the spider web doilie with Kunin Felt and my Sizzix Big Shot Pro, I’ll share how easy it was later. I also used my Sizzix Big Shot to add some vinyl spiders to milk boxes from Michaels. Another after Halloween sale find.
I picked up the mini trees in the Target Dollar Spot the other day and added a spider. Have you seen all the fun stuff at the Dollar Spot lately? So cute!
I topped red velvet cupcakes with food safe spiders and placed them on these awesome spider leg cupcake holders, both from Michaels.
I made the simplest cupcake toppers known to man with these one piece Spider Cupcake Toppers. Another easy Sizzix project!
Ok, this is a little creepy, I admit but still “not too spooky”.
Have you seen those gel vinyl clings from Target that you can put on windows and mirrors? I picked up a bunch, yet again on clearance, and added a couple of the blood “venom” drips on a wine glass. Creepy right?
Cheers! I don’t recommend drinking from the gel clings, but it definitely takes the creepy decor up a notch!
My boys LOVE milk chocolate bars, so I am always sure to have a few on hand for our mini parties. I wrapped a few in foil and scrapbook paper and added vinyl spiders.
Don’t mind me, I’m just gonna take one of these with me. If you haven’t guessed by now, I have a “thing” for favor boxes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween Party Series, so far. I usually just post one Halloween party and sometimes it’s a Halloween/Birthday party for my sons like last year’s fun Twilight Zone party; so this has been a fun way to change things up a bit! So far little man as approved each party and has declared them not “too spooky”. And the big guys are loving all the cupcakes I have been baking so everyone is happy! Yay!
I hope our “Wicked Web” party has inspired you to dig out your Halloween decor and plan a party!
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