Friday, October 7, 2011

MDS Blog Hop Week 10

     This week's challenge was select by Amber. She picked "Halloween Party such as decorations, favors, treat bags, etc" and I KNEW right away what I was doing! I was inspired by two things.  #1 - Sara Douglas on MDS had posted an inspiring blog post HERE on birthday supplies using a new Party Animal kit and adapting it from the "Hello Baby" baby shower templates.  #2 - My co-worker and friend Nicole has a Halloween Birthday but really she likes to celebrate it all month long!  So I wanted to do something special for her birthday in the office this year.

I purchased the Wicked Fun kit #127609 with dsp and stamp brush images because it had Nicole's favorite color in it - Purple and it was Halloween themed!  Then I took the Hello Baby templates and altered them to fit my Halloween theme. I wanted my banner to say Happy Birthday so I had to add some pages which you just add a duplicate page.  I made more scallop letters to punch out with my 2 3/8" scallop punch.

Then I plan to have cupcakes (not the cookies here) from our fav local cupcake bakery so I made some themed toppers. I used a large glue dot with two of these together with a toothpick in between.

You have to have something to drink with those cupcakes, so I made some water bottle covers from the templates.  I have her fav Black Cherry Soda bottles and they become "Nicole's SPOOKY Brew"! I also took one of these, changed it to make the tag on the jar below. 
Then I made some of the pinwheels to place in the jar. The tip is that you print these on one side of paper and then print on the other side. Then you get the colors to show.  Or you can print twice and cut and glue together. I sponged the edges with black ink. I added glitter brads in Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango in the middle of them. I glued matching plastic straws on the back of them.

All ready for a Wicked Fun Halloween Birthday Party!
I know, I know SUPER LONG post with a SUPER BIG project!
 I will be back with the results from the party in 3 weeks.  Check back then!  : )

Ok, so moving on to more blog hops with more Halloween tricks and treats!
Holly - our newest blog hopper!


Amber Meadows said...

oooh - Cindy, I love all your fun party supplies! It looks awesome and I can't wait to hear how the party went. :)

Heather Summers said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love the ensemble!

Dawn said...

Wow - looks great! I need you to come to my house to organize and decorate!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

Girl! You are slaying MDS lately! Check you out....

Jeanna Bohanon said...

Girl! You are slaying MDS lately! Check you out....