Halloween 2008 is now behind us. Our little get together to hand out the goodies went well and we're now cleaning up.
Here are a few photos from the nights festivities.
Thanks to another great idea from Martha, I made this no bake cheesecake the night before the party. The spider web design was super easy to make and it got oohs and ahhs from the guests.
I focused most of the effort on decorating the outside of the house but I did a few things to outfit the indoors as well. Like these mouse silohuettes which were a steal at $5/package at Michaels crafts. (Also from Martha Stewart.)
I made a coffee table centerpiece using a small skeleton I had in my old Halloween decorations box.
I created a little witches brew bar with some extra plastic spiders, black thread and green food coloring. I didn't get a great photo of this but this was a very last minute project and it turned out really cool with the spiders looking very eerie in the green liquid.
And of course the Wisteria candelabra looked pretty fab with its dripping candles on the buffet.
And yes, I decided to keep it but I bought some dripless candles for non Halloween use.
And in case anyone is counting, we gave more than two thousand pieces of candy out last night to all the tirick or treaters big and small. We saw some great costumes including an invisible man, the Mona Lisa and a bridge to nowhere. 364 days and counting til Halloween 2009...