Do come in, won't you?
It is impossible to believe, 'tis true, that the time of the year for swirling twirling magical festivities is upon us!
The planning frenzy is in full swing. Cutting out masks, preparing our finest frocks!
Of course, no party would be complete without you, and so we ask, will you join us?
Oh please, say yes!
The fortune tellers were here this weekend, and they told us, that you secretly couldn't wait...
I dare say, I think I even saw you frolicking amongst the gypsies? Searching through their old trunks for a proper costume??
We have been following a serious Halloween party planning schedule. With tips and tricks found in ye olde spell book...
I most certainly hope to all hopes that you did not keep your spell book on the shelf all summer? You must get it out and dust it off, if you have, and follow that up with a proper witches dance. I suggest you do this as soon as possible. Like now. (tee hee)
I have been drawing and cutting out cardboard stars, and glittering them up, in preperation...
Gold, copper and dark green sparkles everywhere!
The cottage is aglow!!
We are soooo excited! Staying up late, Mister and I, conjuring up all sorts of crrrrazy magical bits and bobs.
We even, shh, whisper....
Whee eeven carved our first, yes you guessed it - of the season...
I am completely entranced by everything Halloween this year. I am eager for deeply traditional hauntings, mixed with "make it up as you go along, Halloween magic." I want vintage Halloween, childhood Halloween. Over-done Halloween, with every cheesy wonderful little Halloween happening I can think of.
I want full Halloween immersion.
Tell me you do too, oh please do!!
And so, we have this virtual party.
A party we get to share, from the comfort of our own homes. With our own fun, frolic and mayhem. I just love it!
What more could we ask for?
I want to step into Halloween and feel every little tingle of it.
Candy corn, kettle corn, caramel apples, dances around the fire. Chants, song, cackles!!! Yes oh yes!
I'll tell you, things are already getting terribly curious around here. What with doll sized gourds growing, and...
Scarecrow winds turning our house into a veritable jack-o-lantern...
Oh Pumpkin Holiday, here we come!!
I think I might faint from excitement, and you?
We best not waste ticks of the clock! Set the enchanted gypsy table, it's almost time...
Well actually, in a hair over a month, but still!! Time flows like water. Get your striped stockings out now, for goodness' sake! ;)
The moon leads the way...
The skellies are at play!
The witches are here to stay!!
Get your sweet tooth in order asap...
It is time for a party my friends!!
Come one, come all!!
October 22, 2011
Halloween decadence, at its very best, are you in?
Ohhhh, I hope so!
Below are some tips and rules and tid-bits, for those that will be joining the festivities on their own blog.
Wondering what to do if you sign up?
If you are signing up to participate in the Halloween Party all you have to do is leave me a comment, with your blog link, stating that you wish to join in... (You have until October 21st, 2011 to sign up)
Then follow these 4 bits of advice (err, rules)...
1) Share the flyer and/or the button on your blog as soon as possible and link to me. I will then add your name to the "Halloween Partiers" list in my LEFT hand side bar, and link back to you.
2) On the day of the party, October 22, 2011, please make sure to post a Halloween Party post of your own, on your blog, linking to me. Other partiers will be visiting you on that date.
3) IMPORTANT - On the day of the party, after you have your own Halloween Party blog post up and running, please leave a comment at my Halloween Party post, including your "Actual Party Link." It will serve as an archive of all partier links.
4) Blog hop with the other partiers on the day of the event and have a mad blast! Also, leave your blog post up for a couple days if you can. It takes us all more than one day to make the rounds. The party usually lasts all weekend, plus.
Note: Please make sure you post a party post on your blog on October 22nd if you sign up. If you sign up and later find that you can't make the event, please let me know and I will remove your name from the list.
So that's that.
Easy as pie ;)
Now for this year's party flyer and button.
Below is the flyer, to be used in blog posts etc.
When you click on the flyer below, it will open in a new screen, click on the image again to get the large version. Then simply right click and save to your computer. (same goes for the button)
Please copy the flyer and button to your files, for use.
The button below is for use in your sidebar...
I hope you are looking forward to our 4th annual Halloween Party. I so am. To see links of all of the parties we throw year to year, click here.
We hope you can join us ♥
Must go string lights ;)
See you sooooon!
ps: Important Party comments tip if you use Blogspot.
Please read carefully.
I have been having a very difficult time leaving comments on Blogspot blogs, and therefore, don't as much as I would like. So, I asked my friend Theresa who uses Blogspot, why her blog is so easy to comment on? This is what she guided me to share with other Blogspot bloggers...
When choosing how folks will comment on your blog, you should consider trying following.
In blogger, one should go to:
3) Select Pop Up Window under Comment Form Placement
4) Save Settings
Make sure you allow for lots of options in the people who leave comments, such as Name/Url. Not just Google Account. To do this, after you have done the 4 steps above -
3) Choose "Anyone" under Who Can Comment
note: I think the problems occur when people are using Full Page or Embedded Below Post
pss: During this Halloweenfest time, I will minimize my regular "blogs I heart" blog roll, so that we can compile the Halloween partier list and not slow down the site too much ;)