Come In……We’ve Been Expecting You……

Welcome to our Halloween Blog Party.  How nice of you to stop by…..Come right this way…..skele-finger

It has been a hectic time around here, so much to do so little time.  But I won’t bore you with all the strange events that have been happening in our abode…..I think first we should sit for a spell and have a couple refreshments and I will show you around….table_2

Help yourself to a cookie…..cookies

Or try a cupcake…..cupcakes_2

I tried out an idea that we had, that adding a Miniature Reese’s Cup to the batter would be worth trying.  I made Devils Food cupcakes added the Reese’s Cup.  After they cooled I frosted half with Peanut Butter Frosting and the other half with a recipe I had read on Tasty Kitchen.  Here is a picture of how the cupcake experiment came out….cupcake_half

Notice how the Reese’s Cup sank to the bottom.  It also didn’t melt, it kind of hardened.  The frosting recipes are wonderful (for the recipes just click on the above links).  The peanut butter is wonderful on the Devils Food cupcake. :-)

Anyway, make yourself a potion to wash it all down…potions_2

Now that we have had our refreshments I’ll just show you around.  Here are some pictures of the family room…..livingroom_2

The fireplace mantle…..mantle

My tribute to the Haunted Mansion….haunted_mansion

Our hitchhiker, Gus….

gusandpumpkin_2

One of our old favorite decorations…..our fiber-optic black cat…fiberopticcat

Here are a  few more photos from around the house…..skullandhands

busts

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Our Halloween Tree….righttree

Young and Old Mr. Gracy Ornaments. Characters from the Haunted Mansion….twogracys

ornaments

The  Bat Wing Mantle Clock is in a new spot in the house….  batwingclock

I also made a Phantom Manor Gingerbread House….gingerbread_5

gingerbread_gate

gingerbread

I kind of have the Haunted Mansion on the brain so I am going to do two giveaways.  The first is a Haunted House candle holder….hauntedhousegiveaway

The other will be for two Halloween Eggs I painted.  I painted a few of them to put in my kitchen fruit bowl….eggs_2eggs_close

To enter to win just leave me a comment.  I will randomly draw winners on Sunday, October 24th in order to get them shipped in time for Halloween!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun Blog Partying and have a spooktacular Halloween!

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27 Responses
  1. icitea says:

    Both look amazing… and wow! The eggs look super awesome. I looove those cookies; think i’ll make something similar to that.

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

  2. Lyndy Ward says:

    SPOOKTACULAR POST & GIVEAWAYS!!!

    This is sooooo much fun!!!
    Love your blog & your creations.
    Please fly by for my giveaways too…
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

    My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
    http://bit.ly/dho880
    TODAYSGOLD
    http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

  3. ana balbinot says:

    Dear Melissa, I really had a great time at your party! Thanks for your invitation and thanks for your visit and comment at my blog!
    Xoxo

  4. eleni says:

    fantastic post!!!please count me in!!!

  5. Theresa says:

    You made Jack Skellington cookies!!!! That is just fabulous!!!! Your party was wonderful – such great treats and decor. I’d love to be considered to win one of your beautiful painted Halloween eggs. :)

    I would be most delighted if you came to visit my enchanted Halloween Faerie Tale & giveaway:

    http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

    Enjoy the parties!
    Theresa (theresamacnaughton at gmail dot com)

  6. Such a great party! Halloween eggs? I love it!!!
    Your welcome to visit my Halloween party if you haven’t been yet:
    http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

  7. Melanie says:

    Thank you for a great party, I was blown away by your skellie cookies and gingerbread mansion, what delights :)
    I’d love you to come to mine
    http://anthropomorphicaartdolloddities.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-bash.html#comments

  8. Roisin says:

    Spooky and yummy, I love it! Great party post. Hope you’re having a lovely day!

  9. Blanche says:

    Frightfully delightful post! I most defiantely will have to try your peanut butter cupcakes!
    Your painted eggs are awesome!
    Do stop by & visit!
    -Blanche

  10. Linda says:

    I am having an amazing time at your party. It is so much fun with all the sweet treats to eat. I am loving your house. Awesome photos. Thank you for sharing. Please visit me:
    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

  11. Lindsey says:

    Lovely party!! Your refreshments were wonderful! Those cupcakes sound yummy!!!

    Lindsey

  12. What a fabulous party, those treats look wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful goodies :) ~Lauren

  13. Wendy says:

    I could just smell all the yummy chocolate through the computer screen. I love “The Haunted House” and your decorations are wonderful!

  14. What a wonderful party! I love your fireplace and mantle! I also adore the ornaments for your giveaway. Please enter me in the giveaway!
    Also if you have the time please stop by for my giveaway
    http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

  15. AWESOME spread and decor!! I want to come over and turn teeny tiny, and peek inside your wee haunted world ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your magic ;)

    ?, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

  16. Kelly says:

    What a fun post! Great decorations. I am in love with that clock!

    Have a creeptacular Halloween! Kelly
    http://www.blondheart.blogspot.com

  17. Jo says:

    Your mantle is gorgeous and I love your Halloween tree! Hope you’ll drop by! Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

  18. what a wonderful party!
    I love your creations!

    Hope you’ll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
    http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

  19. Molly says:

    Peanut butter frosting on chocolate cupcakes? *wipes crumbs from mouth* I hope there was enough for everyone. I think I’d better have some of that green potion to wash it down. ;)
    And I am so decorating some cookies like that!

  20. melissa says:

    What a Halloween adventure! LOVE your eye for Halloween collecting and creating. So many wondrous curiosities. Happy Halloween!

  21. Lenora says:

    What an autumnal feast! We are loving these parties! Glad we made it here – I love the skulls and hands, the food the colours! But best of all I love love love the skull cookies! Lovely charm too! – please do come on over to our graveyard / party The Graveyard
    and feel free to add to our Shrine To Honour The Dead if you are so inclined! Blessings.

  22. Laume says:

    Your house really looks great – spooky and unique. Love it.

  23. Annabelle says:

    My you two are awesome artists! Your family room is gorgeous, the skeleton with the hands almost makes you feel like your looking at a huge spider….hehehe! Adore the black lace mantel scarf…stunning!
    The young /old Mr. Gracy, I have him on my blog as “The Picture of Dorian Grey”.

    Please count me in on your draw.Thanks for having me over to your party, enjoyed all of the decor.

    p.s. I AM HAVING A DRAW FOR SOME OF MY HALLOWEEN ART, SO DO DROP IN IF YOU LIKE.

    THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD

    http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/

    •*´¨***~^..^~*Annabelle¸.•*´¨*¸*´¨*

  24. Melissa,

    Can I please come visit your hauntingly wonderful home for Halloween. I love the family room. Your fireplace and mantel are amazing. All your decorations are just to “die” for and EEEEEEkkkkk all those wonderfully scrumtious treats. yummy!
    I love those eggs. They are simply Spooky devine
    Happy Halloween. Please stop by if you can.
    Spells and Wishes,
    Wendy from Wonderland

  25. Renee says:

    your party looks wonderful. I love all your decorations and the food looked great.

  26. Alia says:

    Oh wow, I love the fireplace, all that stone, and those awesome doors! Such a spooky party and such delicious looking treats. I am quite glad I stopped by!

  27. Melissa I loved your Halloween Party!! Thank you so much for having me over.

    Also wanted to tell you that you are the winner of the Orange and Black Mini Witch Hat at my blog http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com. Please email me your mailing address so I can send you your prize :)

    Regards,
    Vania

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