Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween decorations

One of my favorite decorations was the marquee film poster we created. We purchased a vintage movie poster and adhered it to a large piece of black foam core board. I cut pieces to frame the poster and then cut holes for the lights. I used Christmas ball shaped bulb lights which I secured through each hole. It looked great once it was lit up!

Vintage Horror Film Inspired Halloween Party - Food

The menu incorporated many vintage horror films!  Here's the menu and photos of the courses.

A Vintage Horror Film Festival ~ Menu

“The Mummy’s Tomb”
Baked Brie with
Raspberry Sauce & Crackers
“The Brain Eaters”
Shrimp with Roasted Red Peppers
“The Body Snatchers”
Chicken Drum Sticks

Opening Credits
“Creature from the Black Lagoon”
Split Pea Soup and Bread Fingers
“The Deadly Mantis”
Salad with Beets and
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Feature Presentation
Leg of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables
“The Invisible Man”
Airy Popovers

Concession Stand
“The Blob”
Caramel Corn
“Flying Saucers vs. Earth”
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
“Bride of Frankenstein”
Almond Joy Cake

Rum and Coke
Grown Up Icee

Vintage Horror Film Inspired Halloween Party

Our annual Halloween party was this week and it was a wonderful evening! Our theme this year was "Vintage Horror Films" and we played it up through the decorations and menu. It was a seated dinner for eight. Here are my favorite shots of the decorations - check the next post for food and menu.

Invitations with film strips for details and vintage movie poster card.
 "Concesssion stand" inspired desserts

 The table:
 Movie theater poster place cards and menu on plate
 Marquee style movie poster
 Decorations - the boxes in the glass jar are favors with homemade chocolates