Monday, November 1, 2010

Hellraising Halloween Party

This past Saturday my husband and I threw a big Halloween party for a few of our good friends.  We don't often throw parties, but when we do we like to spend a lot of time planning and Halloween parties just really lend themselves to some crafting.  Both of us spent quite a bit of time working on various crafts for the party.  Our general theme of the party was Hellraiser as we were supposed to watch some Hellraiser movies, but we never quite got around to it the night of.  Oops!  We still had a great time and some great decorations came out of it that we will probably use for future parties.  If you are interested in any of the food or menu at the party please feel free to check my husband and my food blog where recipes will be provided over the next week.  I have already shared a few of the crafts, but I am going to re-post them all together.
This was the Halloween sign I made for our front door.  I felt like it was a great way to welcome our guests to the party and just had to use that Graphic 45 paper even if it wasn't Hellraiser related.

This past Friday I posted these dish I.D. tags, cupcake flags and treat cups that I sent cupcakes home in.  I used a Purple Panda digital stamp for these.

Here you can see them in use on the table with the food.  They looked great and I got a lot of compliments on them.

This is a sign we hung on the bathroom mirror.  It was by far the most fun decoration of the evening that I made.  I distressed the background with glimmer mist, distress ink and then I used fired brick distress ink heavily at the top and then sprayed it with a mini mister and let it drip down the page to look like dripping blood.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  After that I covered the sign in Pinhead quotes.  He sure had some good ones. 
 Just a close-up of Pinhead washing his hands because I find it extra funny.
 We hung spider webs all over and I cut out some spiders using my Bosskut Gazelle to hang in the webs all over the house.
 My husband actually made these panels to look like the puzzle box from Hellraiser.  I was super impressed with his crafting abilities.  They turned our really great!
Finally we printed out these small puzzle boxes from a jpeg we found on the internet and folded them and suspended them from the archway between our living room and dining room.  There were 8 in all.


  1. Wow you all really went to town on y our decorations! Everything looks great and so does the food!

  2. Wow, what a fab party theme, I sooo love poster with Pinhead, just priceless! :D