So to finish off the perfect trifecta of a proper "Day of the Dead" theme, I mocked up a little party.
I ran out of time to really do it up the way I had imagined it. I'm calling it a win because I got the cake made. So this was strictly for photo opportunities.
(Just a little personal confession: I don't much go for parties. I get anxious in a room filled with strangers and I tend to sit in a corner and eat a lot. But I like the idea of parties and the decorating. Just not the people so much.)
So first off, you need an invitation.
Now, here's the set-up. You'll notice that those skulls are my main decoration.
Now in the back are two skull canvases. One should look familiar from Thursday's post. The other one is going to be seen very soon in one of my other ongoing projects. I also pulled out a skull I had and some black bottles that my sister got me. (OMG, does she know me or what? Love bottles!)
I made the pom-poms from a variegated yarn that had bright colors mixed with black. It matched my theme perfectly. I just tied everything onto a strand of black yarn and called it done.
Here's a few photos of the "straws" without all the distraction.
A party wouldn't be complete without a little take-home favor. So I made up some little favor boxes using that same sugar skull stamp and mimicking my invitation.
Because I wanted the back to be black, I cut my own tags to attach to the back of the treat box. The small box was just plain white but since I liked how my invitations turned out, I used that pattern to jazz them up. I added a little color to the center of the flowers for a bit more color. These treat boxes were a bit slick on the surface so even stamping in Archival ink (Ranger) took a little time to dry.
So that's my little party!
Stay tuned this week for more Halloween inspiration!
"It was a grave yard smash!"