Thursday, October 31, 2013

Witches Night Out

Every October, I host a witch party at my house for the girls I grew up with.  It's just a fun way to get together for a girls night.  The only requirement is to wear a witch hat…it actually looks pretty funny from outside, seeing a bunch of pointy hats through the window :)

 Here is how I decorated the table this year:

The chair sashes were from Shindigz; they come in a set of 10.  The web tablecloth is just a piece of sheer fabric I bought from JoAnn's in their Halloween section and it is just draped over a plain black tablecloth that I got along with the matching napkins at Bed Bath and Beyond.

The centerpiece I picked up at Pier 1 Imports (my favorite store) and I placed some purple glitter balls around it for extra sparkle.  The candleholders were from Michael's arts and craft store.

The glasses are my absolute favorite!  The are The Season of the Witch Goblets from Kirk's Folly.    I do not think they are available anymore, but they do have other goblets.  They are nice and heavy and so much detail on the base.  The pictures do not do them justice.  Inside each glass I placed a flashing pumpkin drink light available at Amazon.

The plates I got a couple years ago at Home Goods.  I am always on the lookout for these but I have yet to come across them.  The napkin rings are really purple beaded bracelets that I wrapped around the napkins like you would a ponytail.  I got them, as well as the witch hat place card holders and the chargers, at Michael's.  The spider web placemat I picked up for a steal at Big Lots.

To finish off the bottom of the table, I decorated the legs of table as witch feet.  It's really just a pair of knee high socks and a child's size shoe covers found at Party Fair.  I'm sure any Halloween store would stock these.

And the witch party wouldn't be complete without some wands.  I made these for the girls out of wood dowels, irridecent glass beads (that you use in the bottom of a vase), hot glue and paint.  I used this tutorial as a starting point for the wands.  Instead of painting the entire wand one color, I painted the hot glue designs in a different color, then did a wash (black paint mixed with water painted over the entire wand and then wiped off with a paper towel) and painted coordinating glitter paint on the designs.  I sealed the whole thing with acrylic spray.

We had a lot of laughs the entire night and we can't wait for next year's Sisterhood of the Traveling Broomstick.  If you've never hosted a witch party, I suggest you do so!  It really is a lot of fun :)


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