After rounding up some ideas for you all, I've narrowed down the things that I would like to put into practice at my party. First, let me share some purchased items:
At my local Savers, I picked up this fun glittery candelabra (and for less than you can get it new on Amazon! Ha!):And these creepy handprints are up in our dorm until I head home:
These will be accompanied by some glittery spiders, those stretchy faux spider webs and other such things. I will hopefully also get some black crepe paper to use around the house.
But for DIY (which I imagine you love as much as I do) here are a few selections that I can't wait to put into practice.
Martha (are you surprised?) has a bunch of great resources like these rat and mice templates to scatter around your floorboards and cabinets. Easy and very inexpensive, I might whip them up early! One of her other ideas is to transform a wine bottle, or in my case a 2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper, into a convincing mummy:
Some eerily black poms a la Martha should also make an appearance. But the final touch that I am especially proud of? Let me tell you about it. (Perhaps this excitement stems from studying a chapter called "Uncanny" in my Literary Criticism class...)
On a site that I just recently stumbled upon, called Vintage Printable, you can print any variety of images free of charge and copyright restriction! Conveniently, many of the images are strange hand-drawn botanicals and even portraits. The best way to use these bizarre images? Replace your regular photos with something like the particularly detailed Hawaiian octopus study:
All in all, I expect a frightening but simple set up. I want it to look cool in the background, but you should know I'm not gonna slave over it!
Any ideas you know I would love? See anything that you are gonna try or have already? Fill me in!