Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I’m having a “Dead Broke” Halloween party!

I really wanted to have a Halloween party this year but with the slow economy and husband pay cut, How could I have a fun, creative and budget friendly party? Sooooooo we are having a
“Dead Broke” Halloweens party!
We are inviting our friends to a BYOB and also asking them to bring a snack to share. I stated decorating last weekend and I’m having a ball recycling all my Halloween decorations. I collect orange glass year round and I just added bright Orange lights to two of the hutch and topped it off with a Jack-O-Lantern and some vintage black cat bookends. The Fireplace mantel is not finished the skeleton still needs a bug to feed her giant spider. I’ll take some more photos as I get ready for the party.
I’m getting sooo excited!
Bugs & Hisses


Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty..

What a FUN idea...very clever!! So true about our economy , on a slow bleed I am afraid. Fun idea to recycle goodies and mix it up a bit. The BYOB is a great idea as well... I think we are all in the same boat...and if everyone pitches in and does their share...this situation will work out for all...
Have a Blast...PLEASE do send pics when you can...


Debb said...

what a great idea for the party, I'm helping my daugther with a party fo your sons . there will be a witch house and games and alot of screaming kids Oh what fun .Have fun at your party will have to come back to look at pictures.

Patty Benedict said...

Jodi...I wish you lived closer!!!I would LOVE you and Richard to come!

Debb...what lucky grandsons! you should share photos!
Bugs & Hisses

Codys Keepsakes said...

looks like your having a ball....

newagedolls said...

awe looks like fun! I like the lights in the glass case =)

Light and Shadow Studio said...

What wonderful decorations and I love the orange glass with the lights. I bet that is truly spectacular in person. Your party sounds like a blast. Good for you for not letting the finances defeat you. This has been a tough year for us too. But I find I am discovering what is most important to me and how much I don't need. I too want to see the decorations when finished and pictures of the party please??? Thanks for sharing! Big hug,

Patty Benedict said...

Thanks Tammy!!!
You are right. we learn to do without and cherish what we have.
When the going gets tough...have a party!
I'll take a lot of photos and maybe share a video.
Bugs & Hisses

Someone's Mom said...

I think it is a great idea. Everyone is feeling the pinch this year. I never mind taking a dish to share, it is mostly about being with friends. I love your decorations...but, I knew I would!


Creager Studios said...

Patty ...you know I would be there in a nano second!!!...and probably the last to leave as well!!!LOL


Sycamore Moon Studios said...

What a clever idea. And a good way to show off all the cool Halloween goodies.

DellaRae said...

What a great idea...I love the orange lights and will steal that creativity from you... friends are the real treasure of a party and I'm sure yours will have a wonderful time!

William Bezek said...

Very original idea..I like it. I'm sending your blog address to someone that was circulating pics of your work with the EHAG artist trying to locate you...I hope she makes a purchase! All the best, Will

Mary C. said...

Sounds like a perfect theme to me!

Designs By CK said...

GREAT idea AND *decorations!*

Can't believe I missed this post before. :-O)

Your mantle and orange glass hutch look VABULOUS!!!

mE (-'