sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2008

A beleza da Halloween Party

WOOHOO! It's Party time again!
Hudrow, my carniv pumpkin is sooo happy!

Today its Halloween Party at Fanciful Twist, and as you all know,
Vanessa's parties are unforgetable!

So I choose the best pumpkins I found ... to make lots of Jack' O lanterns
People have been making Jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries.
But many people don't know why!

I asked History Made Everyday to tell us:

"The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack."

According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him.

True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks.
Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form.
Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul.
The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit.

While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.
Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell.

He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way.
Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since.
The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."
In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack's lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits.
In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack o'lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States.
They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack o'lanterns."
I wish to decorate all my house for the ocasion, but
Image via The Horror Dome

when I found this abandoned house at Planet Brenda , I thought:
"This is the perfect house to make a Halloween Party!"
don't you agree?

let me buy this witch to decorate the frontal roof and
I must have the big spider too!

Look at this door...Oh, my! I really love it!

It will fits perfectly with the entrance cemetery

and the ghost tree at the front yard .

But I didn't forget the house's interior

Halloween decoration

with those beautiful ornaments that I learned to do
at How Stuffs Works

I hope everybody love the decoration!

And now it's time to prepare the drinks and foods...

When my friends arrive, I will offer a rare and tasty wine,

red wine, of course, as red as a good old blood...

and speaking of blood, I will offer lots of Bloody Marys too!

To eat, we will have some delicious candies with Dragon's nail and vampire's teeth shape.

So yummy!

We will also have black chicken feather hours d'ouevres,

living pumpkins swets, and many other delicious Halloween foods!

prepared with love for my favorite witch Britta
who created an amazing Woman Sweet Ice cream Heart

at hers ancient brewer
See some other specialties from Britta:
Human Eyes globes, blue eyes or
black eyes of your choice!
pumpkin pastries

spicy bat wings
Spiderweb Brie En Croute

With all these delicious food, the party will probably goes for all night long,

and we will have lots of candles

in fancy candlesticks

and a nice mirror to everybody check the makeup and keep sure to have an horror
looking during all the party

Even Fluffy will be dressed for the ocasion,

with this beautiful ghost dress that I found at Planet Brenda

For the gardens lights, we will have lots of pumpkins from The Blog of Eternal Stench
from Halloween Tips

If someone needs to take a nap, there will be a guest room with a special rug

that my friend Fifi Flowers send to me

Now I just have to dress up

Do you like my hat? I made specially for this party!

These are my Witch shoes
And now I will seat at my special chair to wait my
friends , watching a fantastic movie that my friend Kathryn
has posted at her Hallowen Party - I recomend all of you to visit her delightful blog -
and let me use here, with Vincent Price narration. Enjoy it!

Wellcome my beloveds!

73 comentários:

nathalie bearden disse...

que festa maravilhosa!!!! adorei as imagens!

Nancy disse...

What a delightful party!:)Nancy

Loretta disse...

Ana! Your Halloween party is fabulous! I love your costume, your delicious food, and your fantastic decorations!

Anônimo disse...

Happy early Halloween :)

ittybittyandpretty disse...

great pictures must have taken you ages to find them all. happy halloween.

Mel disse...

Thank you for the Halloween pictures! Happy Haunting!

Sarah disse...

What an amazing party you have hosted! Thank you so much!
Witchily yours, Sarah (:I>

DMG disse...

Your Monsters' Ball was a graveyard smash! I'll be doing doing the Mash for the rest of the day! Wah-oooooo

Laume disse...

What a cute post - Some of the treats look delicious but uhm, I think I'll pass on the eyeballs. Creepy! Great haunted house pics though. It seems you and I had similar posting style for the party. I hope you'll come visit my little magical corner as well.

Kathryn Costa disse...

What a wonderful Halloween tour. Such great photos!

Be sure to swing by my place for I have some brain tonic and three witches brew for you! Vincent Price is waiting patiently for you to arrive to begin his story. I do hope to see you soon!

Happy early Halloween.

Anastasia disse...

what wonderful pictures - it was so great to meet you at the party! more scary stories to share?

Marina Capano disse...

Hi!I love your halloween post!Happy early halloween!
I do hope to see you soon


Luiz Borges disse...

Wonderful Halloween and what wonderful pictures!
Happy Halloween Ana and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

Dee Light disse...

What a wonderful party!! I love your Jack-o-lanterns.

Hootin' Anni disse...

Love these!!! I ♥ Halloween!!! [especially the ghostly ghosts you have]

Come check my Halloween Party slideshow if you can find time.


jewelstreet disse...

Great post! Love the story about the Jack o lantern.

Elizabeth disse...

Very entertaining. Fabulous food ideas!

Twyla and Lindsey disse...

What spooky fun! I am full of pumpkin pastries now and need to take a nap on that nice looking bed. Have a great weekend! Twyla

Kathryn Costa disse...

Most definitely post the movie. Thanks too for linking to me!

I do love what you've done here.

We are definitely kindred spooky spirits!


Melissa Valeriote disse...

WOW! So much to see. Love that skeleton chair!! Happy Halloween!

Anônimo disse...

Cheers!Love your music!!!
Stop by for a pumpkin muffin:)


Anônimo disse...

So much fun here and lots of good ideas!

Leah disse...

Great party! Happy Halloween!

MARLOU B. disse...

Your Halloween party is very nice!
Happy Halloween DaY!!!!!!

Laura Bray disse...

Your party is wonderful. Thanks for the history on Jack O Lanterns!

cinnibonbon disse...

That a fabulous party!!

Everything was wonderful...
Happy Halloween

Unknown disse...

What a ghoulishly good party you put on! Loved it!

Tumble Fish Studio disse...

What a fabulous party - well done. The food is yummy, the decorations magical, and the hostess, very talented. I had a great time! Be sure to visit my party if you can pull yourself away from your guests (I snuck out the back door). Happy Halloween!

Lola Enchanted disse...


This was spooooktacular!!!!!!!!~

Natalia disse...

Mais que festa mais marivilhosa! Estou-me gozando imenso. Os petiscos sao perfeitos. Ate a proxima visita!

noodle and lou disse...

ooooh so many wonderful things to look at! Your pumpkins look so fabulous. and thank you for the yummy treats. The pumpkin pastry was especially deightful:)

Happy Party Day!!

Shell disse...

I loved your Halloween party!! Your hat and shoes are fetching. Those spicy bat wings looks so yummy. Those pumpkins so beautifully spooky.

CA Verstraete disse...

Great party! Love all the decorations, esp. the eyeball treats! (Come see my miniature surprises! More to come to the end of the month!)

Christine Verstraete,
* An ancient family curse... Searching For A Starry Night
* Will it be him - or them... The Witch Tree

Anônimo disse...

Oh, what a great and wonderful celebration !!! Thanks for enchanting tale - I love stories. My favorite the lovely shoes. Happy Halloween!

Emily Anne Leyland disse...

GREAT post!!!

Lisa Marie disse...

awesome party,,great photos

Fifi Flowers disse...

GREAT Halloween post and with the musica too!
Last weekend I left your site on my computer for hours... love your USUAL music!

CraftyRia disse...

I love the abandoned house! I'm fascinated with abandoned places. It is perfect for a halloween party.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn disse...

I will be sleeping with my head under the pillows now! The music is making this even more haunting!

gma disse...

eye balls and bat wings YUM!

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company disse...

we had a bootiful time at your party...
Sleepy Hollow Craft Company

Anônimo disse...

What a great party...after all the visits, I am quite full...I need a brew to settle my stomach ;)
Loved the story about Jack' O lanterns. I have never heard about that before.
Come for a visit...I shall be waiting.

Sandra Evertson disse...

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Ele at abitofpinkheaven disse...

What a GREAT party! Love the witch shoes...they suit me! Poor little pumpkin guy, but happy carnivore pumpkin! Thanks for the fun.

Betzie disse...

Oh my..I just had a BLAST!
Thanks so much...your party was absolutely fabulous!!! It appealed to all my senses and then some! :)

Covered In Crafts disse...

I love this Halloween Blog party! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm on Halloween overload now! That top pumpkin made me LOL!

Anônimo disse...

Love your party music! Michael Jackson's "Thriller" playing while I perused your party ... priceless! Oh and I need to say that your witch shoes rock!!!!!!

Anônimo disse...

Love your party! Everything is great but those witch shoes are TDF cool. Hope you'll stop by my place, too. :)

Polka Dot Moon disse...

A Bewitching Soiree! Love it!!

Pianista disse...

Hi, dear Ana! I loved your Halloween Party! All things that you showed were perfect! I think that you is a beautiful witch and we did´nt know...The hat and the shoes are incredible!!! Congratulations, my dear! Many kisses from your "little mother-in-law".

Love Your Homes disse...

Oi Ana,
what a spectacular perfomance, I am so glad so may visited this post.

Kims Art disse...

Awsome Party! I had a great time. Happy Halloween!

Pianista disse...

My dear Ana! Your party was so beautiful and creative,that was better than many American Halloween Partys. As I said before, I think that you ARE a lovely witch,beloved Toninho´s wife! Kisses, many kisses again.

Kristen Pare disse...

Happy Halloween! I LOVE the Jack o Lanterns!

AwtemNymf disse...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O) I had a fun time visiting your blog! nice photos! WOW! I want those shoes *lol*
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!

Anônimo disse...

so much fun to visit your party in Brazil...I love the eyeballs, wonder what they are made from?
Hope you are having fun at all the parties tonight!



* elizabeth * disse...

Oh! Such shoes require a dance! Let's spin once on my way to the door. Thank you for having me to your soiree.

Anônimo disse...

Neverending perfect hauntingly good wonderfulnesssss!!! Look at all of this!!! Amazingly spooky! And the music, oooooo!! Happy Hauntings, you did a fab job!! ;)

Anne disse...

Quanta inspiração, muito muito bom e divertido, mas tenho de admitir essa festa toda é horripilante e essa música "Thriller" é fantástica - woohoo!!!!!!!

Iowa Sunshine disse...

Thank you for the Halloween Party! This is the best site so far! I love the Vincent Price movie. He's always been my favorite for Scary Movies. Thank you for all the fun! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this site! =) HUGS

Daniel Lucio Oliveira de Souza disse...

Nice job Ana!

Your friends Danny, Dory and Maryanne
from Paranagua-Brazil

calamity kim disse...

I love the decorations and story! Happy Halloween! I watched Vincent! I love it so! Thanks for a delightfully wicked party!
calamity kim

3rdEyeMuse disse...

what a wickedly wonderful addition to Vanessa's fantastic Halloween party! thanks for all the goodies!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful disse...

What great pictures! I absolutely LOVE your witches's spooktacular!

Happy Party Day!
-Amanda from Mississippi

scrappin{jewlz} disse...

Wonderful party!

I LOVE the photo of those shoes! Where did you find them???

Celestial Charms disse...

Great party with lots of lovely photos. We enjoyed our brief stay. Thank you.

MJ Ornaments disse...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing all your fun Halloween decorating ideas.
Take care,

Evelyn disse...

Now this is a party. Music has me dancing in my chair. I opened my window. My husband heard the music and started doing the Thriller dance. He was pretty good. Beautiful photos.

Unknown disse...

Happy Halloween! Great post. I loved your imagination here.
Great soundtrack too, thank you!

Robyn disse...

what an incredibly delightful Halloween party - Loved the jack o' lanterns!! Please stop by for a nightcap as my party is still in full swing!

Marilyn disse...

I enjoyed your party very much! Loved the story about the jack-o-lanterns and all of the Halloween treats, especially the spiderweb brie:) Thank you for a fun visit...Marilyn

Anônimo disse...

Wonderful pictures and shoes! Happy Halloween to you and yours.

Kristin disse...

(Im late to the party, but still wanted to stop by) I love all the pics, and I never knew the history behing the Jack O'lantern..that is a really cool story!!