.. when autumn leaves turn to gold and fall echoing earth goddess Astraea’s departure from earth. It’s the month of graveyards, masks, witches, spiders, poisons, old black crows and our annual Halloween mystery party.
Midnight in Paris !
The bewitching hour of midnight . This is the time to eat, drink & be creepy ! We dance untill dawn !
Thanks everyone for another fun and exciting Mystery Dinner Party !
The early 20th century was really the golden age for Halloween . The Halloween balls and galas would start off the winter season, and thus became what we know today as our Halloween party’s and celebration. So many people ask me why I love Halloween. Well, my mom’s birthday is Oct 30th and every year when I was young, my mom would make a grand celebration on Halloween, complete with a beautiful decorated table and extravagant foods and deserts. My mom is a wonderful cook. I still to this day call her to ask her for some of her wonderful recipes. I think maybe that’s why I became a kitchen designer. I only wish I had half her talent. I love my dinning room, I painted the walls a rich Merlot, it is a separate room so this is where I love to have chic dinners, or set up buffets. I like to use a long white table-cloth to add some drama. I have a very ordinary chandelier so I took the shades off and added some white sheer ribbons and some spider webs . If you look close you can see tiny bats sleeping in the webs.
Here I will set up wines, wine glasses trim in silver, the ice bucket, blood orange punch, fruits, cheeses, crackers, and meatballs in my antique silver tray.
I use a jewelry mirror tray I found at a thrift store, and added some candles, jars with creepy ball globe lids, and a big spider globe.
I am going to put green and black olives in the jars.
I love to serve blood-red pomegranate and pears with crackers and cheese.
and candles , candles , candles, everywhere, that’s what creates a creepy chic event, why should the kids have all the fun.
And Happy Birthday Mom !
Next post the party… join us Oct 31th at dusk ….
Creepy Chic Halloween week…I love the old world 18th century Halloween decorating style, and I start my festivities with black and white, the theme I am using for my masquerade ball. Here are some of my simple white dishes with some simple touches that I have create for my Creepy Chic event.
I have added black napkins, some black spiders , cream pumpkins,my glass desert plates, and a black crow.
I bought these black and white clues cards at Micheals. I used my old cologne bottle and added some stickers for my poison bottle. And I am using my crystal antique napkin rings for some sparkle.
I decided to use my mask as a center piece, but I still need to pick up some white roses .
Darrill and I have been fighting over the three crows I bought at Target, he wanted my crows for his gravestones ! Target had some great Creepy Chic napkins, plates and table cloths this Halloween season.
I am using my french press for coffee and I am making Mexican hot chocolate and pumpkin chocolate candy, the recipes on a later post. This would be the bistro ( kitchen ). Next post the Dinning room.
I hope everyone has a creepy fun week
I love the month of October , the eighth month of the old Roman calendar,which is sacred to the myth goddess Astraea . The myth of the loss of the Golden Age is appropriate for that time of year when the chills of autumn tells us that the golden days of summer has past and winter is drawing near. The autumn leaves turn to gold and fall during this month, echoing Astraea’s departure from earth. It’s the month of the masks, witches, poisons, old black crows and our annual Halloween mystery dinner. This year we will have a black and white masquerade ball in the grand style of the 1940’s. You can view the entire event on my new blog” The Paper Mystique, www.thepapermystique.wordpress.com. Here you will fine all my custom stationary and events.
Hope everyone has a simply enchanting month.