Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Party Time!



Welcome to my spooky little party, please pick up the key and come right in...






There are plenty of treats for you...






But be careful lest the creepy crawlies decide to share them with you!













There are friends to be made...



Perhaps these guys were sailors on some long-lost ship?



Spooky music softly plays...








Perhaps it is playing the Dance of the Goblins...






Candles flicker...








Magic spells wait to be spoken...















Come and have a taste of the fare at Pumpkin Heads Diner!



Although it may not be to your liking...





Who is that peeking out at you?


Feel free to treat yourself to some magical tea...








Off in the corner a shy little lady remembers ancestors from long ago...


As you scan the table...





You may come across some sweet treats!



You had better look out for that Candy Corn Bandit!





These little guys don't usually share, but they will let you have a taste...








And did I just see Mr. Gargoyle swipe a candy corn?



At last we meet the king of the festivities...





He is watching over these departed loved ones...





Now it is time for you to go! I hope you have a magical Halloween...









(p.s. these cute hangable art cards are available in my mom's shop here.)

Thank you so much to the fabulous Vanessa Valencia for hosting this Halloween party! Do be sure to stop by her blog in order to visit her party and all of the other participants.

I must thank my mom and her friend Tonya for all of their fun help with this party!! Oh, and we had one more little helper...


Before you leave, I am doing a giveaway! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter. Just be sure to leave an email address if you do not have a blog through which I can contact you (you may leave it in the comment or send it to me at laurenstar1@yahoo.com). I will choose two winners at random next Saturday, October 23. First place winner will receive my original 5x7 acrylic painting, "Autumn Breezes."


Second place will win this wonderful Halloween wall hanging created by my mom and her friend, made of cardboard and other found materials.


Thank you so much for stopping by!! :)

68 comments:

  1. wow!!!fantastic shots and post!!! please count me in your givaway!!!

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  2. Gorgeous pics! I love those treats. Yum!
    Welcome to visit my Halloween party:
    http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

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  3. What a beautiful party! The muted colors are not what I typically think of for Halloween but you made them look so perfect that I may just become a convert! I would absolutely love to enter your giveaway, both pieces of art are wonderful. :)

    Perhaps when you've recovered from your revelry, you'd like to stop by and visit with me?

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  4. You did such a wonderful job with your party!!!! Loved it all - amazing photographs and such fun and fabulous treats! Hurray for Halloween!!! :)

    I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

    http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

    Enjoy the parties!
    Theresa

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  5. Fun party, thank you. I enjoyed everything, even sharing with the creepy crawlies.

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  6. WOW! I LOVE your party! Thanks for share!
    Thanks for your visit and comment at my blog!
    Xoxo

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  7. I had a wonderful time...though I wasn't able to find anything on the menu I was willing to try...haha! The tea, however, was just enough!

    Your photos were fantastic!....and your little helper adorable in her vintage lace :)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous photo's! I so enjoyed your party post! And thank you for the chance to win something so delightful from you! Hope you'll drop by. Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

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  9. What a wonderful party you have going here...I must grab a guest or two of yours to take a step or two to the "Dance of the Goblins"! And look at all of the goodies, but my eye is focused on the spells book....

    Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

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  10. I LOVE the pictures and LOOOOOOOOOVE the cat! I have two female cats, Fluffy and Maggie and my Maggie seems too much as your cat! Wonderful post, great party! Thanks for your visit and comment at my blog!
    Xoxo

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  11. I had a lovely time at your party and the sweets were so good. Your photos were spooktacular. Thank you for sharing. Please visit me:
    momentsinaney.blogspot.com

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  12. Such a lovely party, both spooky and sweet at the same time! And I just adore that tea pot!!

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  13. Love it all. Especially love the brightness of it. Hope you're having a great party day. xx

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  14. Oh wow, all those amazing photographs and beautiful things. I am in awe!!

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  15. A really nice post with wonderful images and your painting is lovely as well! Best wishes on your Halloween blog hop!

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  16. I really liked your party! I loved your decorations and your style. Thank you for inviting me. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

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  17. What a wonderful party!!! I especially like the skellies in the silver serving dish. Would love to win either Autumn Breezes (it's beautiful!)or your mom & friend's awesome wall hanging.
    Stop by my party too, won't you?

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  18. Lauren!
    I had a blast at your party!! Thank you for the candy corns, and the magickal tea !! I love your spell book , and your spooky diner menu :-) Your candy corn bandit was especially adorable !! Thank you for also stopping by my party ! I hope you have an enchanting Halloween!
    -Justina
    http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

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  19. What a beautiful party-I love all your pictures of the delightful settings! Those sweeties were delicious and I am always pleased to be at a party where there is a cat! Love the painting too!

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  20. Bravo...your party was one of my favs...loved all those decorations and the goodies were sooo good. Did invite some sailors over but they were dead on their feet. lol

    Happy halloween,
    Sylvia

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  21. Wow! Wonderful party. I love the old books and all of your images are fabulous!! Thanks for coming to my party and for inviting me to yours. Happy Halloween!

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  22. So many beautiful shades of fall. Love the party and the colors!
    Happy Halloween Lauren :)

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  23. Thank you for the delicious tea and wonderful party! I love all your decorations.

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  24. I felt like I was stepping back in time to another realm, everything was so beautiful! And I loved your furry feline helper, perfect touch for magick! We talked about catnip ;)
    http://www.yearcats.com

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  25. Fantastic photos. The one with the spider on the treats looked so real. Please count me in on your giveaway!! Thanks.

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  26. Making another visit to your wonderful party going on. I've brought a few new guests by to mingle around a bit more. Any of that brew left to drink? :)

    The party at the Manor is going over well, although I've had a few guests explore some of the Manor rooms on the East side....and then they disappeared!!


    Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

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  27. What beautiful pictures! I had fun reading your party post, thank you for sharing :)

    This is my first blog-party and I'm having a really great time so far :D

    http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

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  28. Wondeful party; I'd love to visit your witchy home. It looks fantastic! Hope you enjoyed the party :) Happy Halloween!
    Roisin x

    http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/

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  29. Amazing party! I enjoyed every minute of it and I LOVE your art work! I'm keeping my finger's crossed for the autumn breeze painting. She is just divine!!!
    Please come by my Halloween party if you have not already done so. I would love to have you over.
    http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

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  30. i'm all about the candy corn and spell-casting!
    lovely little soiree, thanks for letting me stop by :D
    please do be invited to my festivities:
    http://mermaidencreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-witches.html

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  31. Oh Miss Lauren! Your decor and treats are really something wonderful. I LOVE the color scheme. It is peaceful yet mysterious. I think I would love that scheme in my room... Very lovely!

    And your treats and treasures are marvelous! Not to mention your precious art pieces. The cat in a ruffled collar is beyond words! tee hee!

    Thank you ever so much for sharing in the magic!!

    ♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

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  32. Your party is absolutely delightful! I love all that you put into it! Fabulous!!!

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  33. Well just as you predicted, those creepy crawly's tried to eat my candy corn! I hope you didn't mind but I put him in time out for rudeness. You might want to let him out after I'm gone. He's in the green wasabi pea jar - you know the only one I could find with a lid on it ;) And I'll warn you, I think he's not going to be happy, although he did it to himself!

    Other than the candy-corn-eating-creepy-crawly, everything was fantastically magical and I so enjoyed myself (especially when I put the lid on the jar over cc himself ;))

    Have a wonderfully wicked Halloween!

    Purrs!

    Romeo and "her"

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  34. This looks really fun Lauren! Great photos!

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  35. Oh! Fair Rosumund what beautiful party. I would say your pictures look creepy and scary but I can't! They are just beautiful.

    Happy Halloween!

    I think I might die if I win your painting.

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  36. Fantastic party, what a treat, it looks so beautiful! I loved the skellies in the bottle getting to know each other ;)
    Happy Halloween
    :)

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  37. Enchanting party! I loved all the candy, your fabulos decor...and especially your art work (I also love the Día de los Muertos paintings in previous posts)!
    Happy Halloween!
    -Blanche

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  38. thanks for inviting me to your wonderful party! beautiful vintage halloween decor!
    count me in for the drawing for the beautiful art.
    have a magical halloween

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  39. What fun I've had...your post was full of wonder and delight! Thanks! and Happy Halloween! ♥

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  40. Lauren,

    What a wonderful party post! Your photos are beautiful & I love how you incorporated your art (and your Mom's art) into the festivities :)

    Such fun!

    xo
    Kristin

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  41. What a fun set up. Love your table decor. And such lovely artwork. I love the skeleton lady in the previous post.

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  42. What a wonderful party! I loved the decorations and the pictures are beautiful.
    Please count me in your giveaway, thank you for offereing those wonderful gifts. :)

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  43. Love the old silverware and your paintings are lovely! Thank you for having me.

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  44. Your photos are amazing!!! Beautifully done :)

    You're very welcome to visit our Halloween party:
    http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/bewitching-halloween-party.html

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  45. that was a wonderful Halloween adventure as I wandered through your post!
    Your art is fantastic and so perfect for the season.
    And so generous and kind of you to have a give away, yea to the lucky winners!

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  46. wow! what a big party you have! and so much work! i also have a small party and a giveaway. you want to see it?

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  47. Had so much fun! Love all your photos! Thank you for inviting me over to your party! I hope you'll stop by my party as well!

    ~Celina
    forevervampress@aol.com
    http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com

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  48. what a wonderful party!
    I love your creations!

    Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
    http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

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  49. Gorgeous pictures-photographs and most lovely art. Generous giveaways that I absolutely want to be included in. Your little feline friend ....a sweetie! You have such old lovelies of every kind in pets,old books, saints and yummy treats. Enjoyed my stay here.

    Happy Halloween !

    Grab your broom and fly on over to THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD ( http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com) for your chance to win three of my original art prints…only comment required.

    •*´¨*.•*´¨*~^..^~*Annabelle.•*´¨*.•* *

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  50. This party was right up my alley! Beautiful old books, magic tea, tasty treats and little white pumpkins! Ohh that Mr. Gargoyle! I totally saw him sneak that candy corn! Tee hee! What lovely art everywhere! Off to see more!

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  51. Came by too early yesterday, glad I stopped back...

    This is sooooo much fun!!!
    Love your blog, PICs & your creations.
    Please fly by for my giveaways too...
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

    My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
    http://bit.ly/dho880
    TODAYSGOLD
    http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

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  52. love the party! and all the pics! wish i could try all the yummies too! fun giveaway also! big huggs!

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  53. What an enchanting party! Great photos and I love the King of Festivities! Thanks for inviting me and for visiting my party!

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  54. Lol, how cute! I LOVED your party!! Those old books are to die for ;) and I loved the gargoyle thief and cat helper :) Also, thanks for visiting my party the other day! Best wishes to you. Oh, and I love your art too :)

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  55. Absolutely loving your Halloween treats: the skeleton boys and the lovely lady in the picture. :) Thank you for being such fantastic hostess for the party!

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  56. What a fun party! Thank you so much for inviting us. You make it look so easy-like a Halloween fairytale. Can't wait 'til the next one!

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  57. A feast for the eyes! One of my favorite parties! Love your pics, and your giveaway is fabulous! Count me in!
    Cheers!
    Kristen
    queen of nostaglia

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  58. What a wonderful party.

    (I'm still visiting parties-it will take me all month).

    I love your tricks and treats.

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  59. Hi Lauren! I so enjoyed visiting your magical party! The imagery you shared was spooktacular! Happy Halloween! :)

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  60. What a lovely wander through your photos. They'd make beautiful little note cards, so many perfect images!

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  61. Your girls turned out so great painted! - didnt know your mom had a shop - will ahve a look - Thanx! We are still doing hte rounds! Thanks for your sweet comment! This is lovely!

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  62. Oh Lauren, you're so cute :) Very lovely and the spooky imagery is lovely. Happy Halloween to you :)

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  63. great post and photots.
    i love your little paintings too.
    make-your-own-invitations.com

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  64. Wow, everything was so perfect & beautiful! Love your artwork!
    ♥Sharon

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  65. What a Wonderfully enchanting soiree. I loved everything, from the spooky spell book to the deliciously scrumptious treats. The photos were beautiful and the table scapes just haunting.
    Happy Halloween!
    Spells and Wishes
    Wendy from Wonderland

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