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Flea Market Halloween Garden Party

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Spooky and glamorous…and fun!
The air is getting crisper at night, which means Halloween is near….but far enough away so YOU can plan your own Halloween themed party,…our style! It was Myra Glandon’s daughter’s 40th birthday and Angela wanted to have a witch-themed party. “We tried to do inexpensively, but nice, Myra says.”
*Photos courtesy of Jennifer Robinson of 10 & Co Photography





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Flea Market Halloween Garden Party

Spooky and glamorous…and fun!

The air is getting crisper at night, which means Halloween is near….but far enough away so YOU can plan your own Halloween themed part…our style!

It was Myra Glandon’s daughter Angela’s 40th birthday, and Angela wanted to have a witch-themed party. “We tried to do inexpensively, but nice, Myra says.”

Birthday Witch

Birthday Witch

Angela Stevens gave us the scoop! “It was a fun party all repurposed and in my moms garden.” Angela says, “At first people thought I was crazy, but now they are begging for another! Other than food I’d bet we had well under $100 in entire party….probably closer to $50.” The ‘pinspired’ chalkboard sign was made by her friend, photographer Jennifer Robinson.

The Birthday witch Angela and her black cat Kaylee, also voted cutest witch.

Cornzebo

Cornzebo

Myra’s Cornzebo, was web wrapped and decorated,… with spiders

Keeping It Light

Keeping It Light

An old candelabra Myra had with spider and web

The Party Greeter

The Party Greeter

“Funny…and so unexpected!” the guests said about the unusual decorations in the tipsy buckets as they entered the party. Angela says, “I liked to think he’s like the Brad Paisley song ” waiting on a woman.” Other comments were “Looks like this person went over board with his bucket list,” “must have spilled his guts…” “Tipsy Bones,” “I ain’t got no body,” and “Heeeeere’s Johnny!”

This guy had too much to drink at tonight’s party.

Ambiance

Ambiance

“Here’s a great idea to add some ambiance. We hung jars in the trees with votive candles,” Myra says. Paint glass bottles black and add a candle….

Witchy Lanterns

Witchy Lanterns

Fairy lanterns hung from trees and sculpture throughout the property …made from repurposed canning and used kitchen throw away jars were wired florists wire

Spooky Table Settings

Spooky Table Settings

A long table was set with a white sheet tablecloth and a one foot wide roll of black gauze placed down the middle.

For the table centerpieces, bottles, all sizes and shapes, were found at thrift shops, gathered up on newspaper and spray-painted black. White candles were set in each and set out in the center of the table, set with black plates and ‘goblets.’

The Beginning

The Beginning

The start of the bottle jar repurpose begins.

Favors

Favors

Dollar store skulls and emergency candles were wrapped in thrift store lace tied with jute ties.

The ‘fun table’ for sure!

Photo Booth & Costume Competition

Photo Booth & Costume Competition

Guests competed for Wickedest, Cutest, Craftiest, Most Original and Best Dressed and accessories,….Best Broom.

The coveted title for Best Cackle was up for grabs! Click to see printed Photo Booth sign.

Photo booth idea ‘Pinspired’ by this set up!

Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Photo booth stylist and soiree photographer Jennifer Robinson from 10 & Co Photography, Marion, Ohio, created their own version of a photo booth to show off their elaborate witchy attire. Like most of the guests, Jenn repurposed her costume and headdress from thrift finds. She keeps a vintage/boho clothing and accessories shop called A Perfect Mess Vintage. Most guests in attendance wore costumes created from repurposed thrift store clothing.

Perfectly vintage friend and photographer Jennifer Robinson

Winning Rosettes

Winning Rosettes

All the prizes were handmade by Angela a folk artist …each prize was in a gift bag lined with tissue paper ….these scrap paper rosettes were then attached to each bags handle.

The Prizes

The Prizes

The Prizes! Most of Angela’s creations are made from repurposed fabrics that have been given to her, found at yard sales, thrift stores or old clothing.

Sweet ….and Easy Treats!

Sweet ….and Easy Treats!

The menu was simple and clever < click to see the printed menu

The dessert table had two types of cupcakes with witch hat picks, pumpkin spice cookies, and pinspired edible witch hats and brooms made by Myra’s 8 yr old granddaughter Kaylee.

Candy Witch Hats and Broomsticks

Candy Witch Hats and Broomsticks

Candy Witch Hats & Broomsticks < click for recipe

Something For Later

Something For Later

For the ladies that were at the Soiree… cellophane-wrapped apples and the dip was included in the take home gift..

Apple Brickle Dip

1 package (8oz) cream cheese softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pkg heath toffee pieces

In mixing bowl ,beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla. Fold in toffee pieces…serve with apples…refrigerate any leftovers (makes approx 2 cups)

The Crone

The Crone

The Crone herself… Myra as a forest witch in our witchy photo booth.

Prince Charming

Prince Charming

Angela says, “The evenings gag prize …”Prince Charming” won by my mother, Myra, for the “Most original Witch” by unanimous vote.

All Lit Up!

All Lit Up!

Happy Planning ….for YOUR Halloween Party!