Real Party: Mad Tea Party Halloween Pt. 2

Part of the fun of a Halloween party is in the costumes…. and man did everyone go all out! You saw one of the costumes in a previous post. But, there are so much more!

A Mad Tea Party Pt. 2: Costumes
Halloween 2010 

March Hare and Alice

 I made a simple blue dress for the party and wrapped a black ribbon around it. I then bought a blond wig and my costume was complete! The March Hare costume was also DIY– check out the instructions on a previous post.  
 Lewis Carroll and The White Rabbit

  The White Rabbit costume was a lot of fun. She sewed fake flowers all over a beautiful jacket and skirt and then created bunny ears out of felt and attached to a small top hat. The final touches included face make up and an adorable little cotton tail!

Bunny Tails!

Cheshire Cat and Lewis Carroll

Playing Cards

I loved these costumes. It is hard to see how awesome they are right now… but, the couple wore tights with boxers and white shirts on top of them. The tights were in the colors of their suit and then they had playing cards strung around their necks and attached to gloves. Lastly, they attached the foam board playing cards with Velcro so that they were easily detached and reattached.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

 This is actually just one guy who posed all night in two different ways so that we could Photoshop his twin in… loved it! He went shopping for EXTRA Large clothing that would work for his tweedle dee costume and wrapped his middle with foam before dressing for the day. 
He wore knickers and knee socks. 

 White Queen

Mad Hatter

Can you say FABULOUS!?! He went all out for this costume. A red velvet top hat, bright blue hair and he even took part of the hair to make those amazing eyebrows. 
He made his makeup look very Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonerland-esque. 
He even took an old pair of glasses and colored them with an orange marker!

The Knave and The Dodo

These costumes were both made by Natalie (the dodo). 
She told me how she made them so that I could pass the information on to you!

The Knave— All of the main Knave costume parts were made with paper. She used posterboard for the front of the card. Notice that she drew the “bottom” part of the Jack of Hearts and made the top of the costume look like the other side of the card! (Brilliant, right!) She cut the middle of the card and wrapped them around his arms and attached them back to the front of the card with tape. They made sleeves for him to put the card on easily. The hat she made of paper, drawing it to match the hat on the Jack. She cut the pieces of hair and curled them around a pencil to make curly hair. She added a feather and a paper axe to it to make it match the bottom of the card.

The Dodo— A hoody, petticoat, yellow tights, several feather boas and a papier-mache mask created this amazing costume. She bought a grey hoody at goodwill and found a short petticoat that she purchased for the base of the costume. She then stitched the boas onto the pieces while leaving some of the back of the petticoat showing to serve as the little white tail end of a dodo bird.
She found long nose mask that she built up with papier-mache and painted yellow. Lastly, she paired the outfit with yellow tights for the dodo’s legs and feet.

(She is entering these costumes in the Entertain Exchange’s Handmade Halloween Contest)

The Red Queen—”Off with her head!”

We’re All Mad Here!

Natalie is entering her costumes in the:

Entertain Exchange

Real Party: Mad Tea Party Halloween Pt. 1

So, you’ve seen the party prep in past posts…. with no further ado:A Mad Tea Party Pt. 1: Decor
Halloween 2010

The Queen of Heart’s Bar

Our Front Door
The Bar
The bar backdrop was a wave of cards
Pink flamingo pics for the martinis


It’s Tea Time!
The Tea took place in the middle of Wonderland


Moss runners, stacked pedestals, tea pots and cups created the tablescapes
We served traditional tea sandwiches and tea party food during cocktail hour

thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed part one of our Halloween party!

Keep your fingers crossed for me… I’m entering this party in:

Entertain Exchange

Happy Halloween! Mad Tea Party: Costumes!

Happy Halloween!
I hope your holiday weekend is going well… ours certainly was a hit! We enjoyed a fabulous Mad Tea Party last night and a fun filled brunch with friends this morning. :) 
Tomorrow I’ll post the rest of the details from our Halloween party fun…
but, for today I thought I’d give you a small taste of the incredible costumes from the party.
My husband… The March Hare
 I made my husband’s costume this year to go along with the Alice in Wonderland theme.
As with most things I do… this was DIY. 
First we went to Goodwill and bought a ridiculous jacket, tie and vest. 
We added a very old pair of dress slacks and socks to the outfit. We also just chose a hat from his collection that he doesn’t wear very often (just in case I ruined it).
He wore one of his regular work shirts under it all (he must have been so hot in all of those layers!) 
After obtaining the items all we had to do is buy 1/4 of a yard of fake fur from the local fabric store.
Using the fur I cut bunny ears out and sewed right sides together. I added in a bit of stuffing in both ears and a little bit of wire in the other ear to get it to stand straight up. I attached the ears to the hat with safety pins and a few stitches. I took small pieces of the fake fur and attached them on both the jacket and pants (as if they were worn so often that holes were made). I also made cuffs for the jacket.. I’m thinking we’ll have to have him use it again and go as the Teen Wolf!
I then sewed the fake fur onto socks to make them look like little bunny feet. We weren’t leaving the house so he was happy to not need to wear shoes. Lastly, I used the rest of the fake fur to create a tail for the Hare. I hot glued the fur onto an old name tag and we pinned it on his tail end. 
It really made the outfit!
The finishing touches included a latex nose, face paint and whiskers.
We attached the latex nose and broom bristles (the whiskers) to his face with spirit gum.
Me, as Alice, and my March Hare
This costume is being entered in:

Entertain Exchange

6 Days until Halloween! Party Planning Update

There are only 6 days until Halloween!!!
(5 days until my party–YIKES!)
The state of my dining room at the moment.
So, I’ll need to ask your forgiveness as I use the blog as a party planning space for my upcoming party. Any advice, ideas, comments or suggestions are welcome! 
Last week I put in a little update of how the planning was going but, I never put my inspiration up! 
So, below are some of the inspiration boards and drawings for this year’s Halloween!
Inspiration Board #1: Wonderland
I really wanted to have at least two separate spaces in the party. There are so many images that the books “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” bring to mind that I wanted to bring in as much as I could to the party space.I’ve decided to have the “Tea Party” in the middle of Wonderland’s enchanted forest area. I wanted pastels, flowers, butterflies and MAGIC.
Sources from top left clockwise: Movie Concept Art,  Little White Glove via StyleMePretty, Baby’s Breath, Mushrooms via A Fanciful Twist, apothecary bottles via Snippet & Ink via Modern50, Stacked Tea Cups via
Concept Drawings: Wonderland
View of the table with a moss table runner.
First concept drawing of the table with moss runner and butterflies hanging from ceiling.
Up close drawing of the table where I hope to incorporate passages from the two books.
 Inspiration Board #2:The Queen of Hearts’ Kingdom

While I love all the colors and “otherworldliness” of Wonderland it is Halloween… so I wanted something a little more dark. The Queen of Hearts’ Kingdom will help serve that need for a little creepiness… I mean really “Off with their Head!”– totally creepy. So, the bar area of the party will serve as the Queen of Hearts’ Kingdom.

Sources from top left clockwise: Painted Red Centerpieces from Fun Favors by Dulce, Shrunken Head Cider from Martha Stewart, Card Attack by A Perfect Party, Gwynn Wasson Designs Mad Tea Collection, Queen of Hearts Table from Grey Likes Weddings

Concept Drawings: The Queen of Hearts’ Kingdom

The Bar: The centerpiece of course being a lovely card castle.

The Queen’s Castle
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the contest ends the evening of Halloween!!
CLICK HERE to enter the contest that gives you the opportunity to win a custom designed party. You’ll receive custom inspiration boards, DIY projects (with instructions) 
and a full printable party package! 
Everything I do for my own parties I’ll do for you!

Friday Finds: Last Minute Halloween Party Decor

Yep, that’s right… it’s 9 days til Halloween! 
Do you have your party planned? 
Have you figured out what the party space is going to look like?
From Frog Prince Paperie
Well, today’s Friday Find is all about throwing that last minute party together. If I haven’t gushed enough about Printables already then prepare yourself for more gushing… 
Printables are a fantastic way to throw together a beautifully styled event for very little money. 
You can find free printables from some fantastic blogs out there, but, if you are looking for something particular then check out the many printables found on Etsy. 
You’ll find entire printable party packages for usually less than $20!
Sources from top left clockwise:
Some free Halloween Printables featured on
Free printables from The Paper Dolls Shoppe featured on
Free Halloween Printables from Love the Day on  
Other Free Halloween Printables:
Fantastic free Halloween Flags from Blush Printables
Have fun creating your Halloween Party Space!
And, don’t forget to enter our giveaway!
Enter to win a free “Well Crafted Party” Package including a custom inspiration board, DIY projects and a full printable 
party made just for you! 
You get 3 chances to win (1 for each comment)! 
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10 Days til Halloween! Party Planning Update

Yikes! There are only 10 days til Halloween!
(Nine if you are like me and having the party on Saturday, Oct. 30.)
So, as I am completely involved with my Halloween 2010 prep I thought I would just 
share some of the things I’ve gotten done up til now!
(My to do list might just make you cringe and I wouldn’t want that.)
Save the Dates
The save-the-dates were made to be EXTRA small.  We plan our party well in advance so I wanted to get these out as soon as I could. (Unfortunately, not everyone invited received one due to procrastination so most people got a social network invite.)
DIY Prep Party
Cutting out butterflies
Drawing Wonderland’s Characters
Creating a card castle
We threw a “prep party” a few weeks ago to get some of the more tedious projects finished. Some people made tissue flowers, other cut out and glued together butterflies, some drew characters from the book and others created a card castle. (My friends are AMAZING!)
Finished Card Castle

 The card castle will go in the bar area (in other words– the Red Queen’s area of the party). The finished projects was above and beyond my expectations and completely the results of me being friends with fabulously talented people. (Thanks Joan and Brandon)
Halloween Prep Area
(at the moment)
I have so much to do still! 
Giveaway Reminder: There are only 10 days left to enter the giveaway for a complete “Well Crafted Party” Package! The prize package includes inspiration boards, DIY projects and printables for a party created just for you! 
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Friday Finds: Pre-Halloween FUN!

I’m devoting this entire Friday Find post 
(and part of my weekend) 
to this incredibly fun project
Have you been “Boo’d” yet this year?

I won’t tell you EVERYTHING about what it means to be Boo’d… (you’ll have to check out TomKat’s original post or Finding My Aloha’s instructional post). But, I will tell you that it looks like a TON of fun. Basically, it is a great way to show the holiday spirit around the neighborhood with little treats and tags that read, “You’ve Been Booed!” After being “Boo’d” a sign is posted on the door that reads, “I’ve Been Booed!” I can just a whole neighborhood really getting into this and having a blast. Find the ADORABLE “Booed” printables (with instructions) to download for FREE at TomKat’s website or by clicking HERE.

So, if you live in my neighborhood BEWARE…. 
you might just be Boo’d this weekend!
I must apologize for the use of “boo’d” and “booed” intermittently throughout the post. I can’t decide which is right and while my husband votes for “Booed” I prefer “Boo’d”. I guess they both work fine. :)

Real Party: Haunted Halloween Dinner Party

Some more Halloween Real Party love coming your way… :)
Haunted Halloween Dinner
A 5-course dinner party for 20 gruesome guests
 Guests received hand-delivered invitations to this Halloween Dinner.
The invitations were attached to black roses and covered in fake spider web.
The Menu was an array of delicious, and creepy, Fall foods.
Most of the recipes were inspired by some of Martha Stewart’s Halloween food creations. (See my recent post on Halloween Recipes for some of the links!)
First course: Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with Mozzarella Eyeballs
Second Course: Green Salad served with Roasted Red Peppers and a Spider’s Egg
Third Course: Lamb Shanks with Mashed Potato Ghosts
Fourth Course: Decaying Cheese Plate
Fifth Course: Death By Chocolate (Recipe for this deliciously sinful dessert coming soon!)
Each place setting held a menu (with rhinestone studded spiders crawling on them),
a charger plate covered in spider web and a wine goblet with another rhinestone
studded spider. The table itself was covered in a tattered cheese cloth,
tons of spider web, glittery spiders and pumpkins.
When planning this party I really wanted guests to walk into a
whole different world that what my small apartment typically looks like.
In order to help create the other worldly look we purchased flat decorative
paper and black gossamer (like they use at proms).
We also purchased SEVERAL hundred fake spiders from and used them throughout the party. Some of the spiders we spray painted silver, some we doused in black glitter, some we attached rhinestones to their backs.
We spray painted and glittered several pumpkins and scattered them throughout the party. Fake spider web finished off our spooky setting.



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Friday Finds: Halloween Drinks

You can certainly get creative with Halloween food… but, the drinks are where you can really go crazy! Today’s finds are all dedicated to the fun of Halloween drinks. Check out the following links for an array of Halloween inspiration.

Sources from top left clockwise: Witches’ Brew from Martha Stewart, Haunting Hot Chocolate from BHG (I LOVE white hot chocolate!!), Fresh from the Lab Bubbling Mocktails/Cocktails from Martha, and Boo-Nilla Shakes from Martha

Sources from top left clockwise: Blood Thirsty Mary from Martha Stewart, Bleeding Heart Martini from Martha, Sinister Cider Cocktail from Martha Stewart, Sweet N’ Tart Cocktail and Tootsie Roll Cocktail from

Sources from top left clockwise: Ghoulada Punch from Martha Stewart, Red Sangria from Martha Stewart, Ghoul’s Punch from BHG, and (my favorite!) Shrunken Heads in Cider from Martha Stewart

Sources from top left clockwise: Lychee and Grape Eyeballs from Martha Stewart (I’ve made these before and they were a HIT!), Candied Rim and Lychee Eyeball from Hostess with the Mostess, Bedeviled Skewer from BHG, Ice Eyeballs from Martha Stewart

Sources from top left clockwise: Skeleton Hand Garnish Trays from Pottery Barn, Halloween Etched Cocktail Shaker, Cold Blooded Ice Tray found at Fred Flare, Brain Freeze Ice Tray found at Fred Flare, Skull Drinkware from Target, Flask from Online Science Mall
Last, but certainly not least check out this recipe for your own Pumpkin Spice Liquor from
HalloweenDrinks.Net. I can just imagine all the drinks I’m going to create with this addition to my bar!

Well, I hope that you enjoyed today’s Friday Finds as much I have enjoyed finding them all!

Weekend Reader’s Question: 
What kind of cocktail/drink/punch are you going to serve this year at your Halloween party?

Friday Finds: Halloween Recipes

Halloween is the perfect time of year to have some fun in the kitchen. Today’s “Friday Find” are silly, creative, and spooky dishes that can wow your guests or family this Halloween season.

Party Food
Appetizers and other finger food are an easy way to bring some Halloween fun to a party. Make guests wonder exactly what it is they are eating with these fun, and delicious party-perfect treats.

Sources from top left clockwise:
  • Spicy Bat Wings“— Martha Stewart’s Halloween spin on chicken wings (made these last Halloween and LOVED them)
  • Cured Epiduris“— A creepy head-turner for the antipasto platter
  • Moldy Cheese Balls“— These delicious cheese balls will make any guest wonder about trying that cheese in the back of their fridge.
  • Adam’s Ribs“— More “heart”y party fare with a macabre twist
  • Eyeball Assortment“— An array of Italian Eyeballs to make guests wonder if someone saw them take 2
  • Rest in Peas“— Guests won’t be able to keep quiet after visiting this graveyard of toast tombstones and delightful pea dip
A Haunted Dinner
 Send the kiddos out for trick-or-treating with a tasty Halloween meal in their bellies or treat your friends to a haunted Halloween Dinner.

 Sources from top left clockwise:
  • Cauldron Curry” — I can’t say it better than Martha’s website, “You can almost hear the witch chant, ‘Breast of chicken and chile’s fury — with fresh green veg make good Thai curry!'” 
  • Mashed Boo-tatoes“—Give a nod to Halloween with these adorable ghost potatoes. (TIP: I made these two years ago and found that you should let the potatoes cool before piping into ghost form and then zap in the microwave for a few seconds before serving. Do not heat for too long as it will melt the form.)
  • Eye-Popping Soup“— Warm their bellies with this creepy tomato soup
  • Ghastly Ghoulash“— Halloween dinner doesn’t have to be blatantly spooky. This ghoulash would be the perfect addition to a Victorian Ghoul Dinner Party
  • Yummy Mummies“— Halloween Dinner on a Stick from BHG!

Sweet Treats
Now, it just wouldn’t be Halloween without something sweet to eat. Move beyond the traditional candies for your party guests with these treats.

  Sources from top left clockwise:
  • Brian Cupcakes“— You are what you eat!?! See if you grow smarter after a taste of “Albert Brainstien’s” brain!
  • Terrifying Tarantulas“— These eight-legged creatures mean you no harm, but will give guests a jump in alarm! (sorry for the rhyme… I just couldn’t resist!)
  • Boo-tiful Cake“— A whole family of friendly ghosts convene for slice of this tasty cake.
  • Boston Scream Pie“— Who can resist a Boston Creme Pie with this presentation?
  • Ladie’s Fingers“— A cookie treat that look’s like it’s name!
  • Poison Apples“— Keep Snow White away and save me one of these tasty dipped apples!
  • White Chocolate Ghosts“— A seriously easy Halloween treat from Martha Stewart that is great to bring to co-workers around the holiday. (I make these every year and everyone loves them!)
 Bizarre Breakfast

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year which most likely means that most festivities will be held on either the Friday or Saturday before the day. But, it doesn’t mean you can’t continue the celebrations! Below are some items that will make for a very interesting breakfast (or, in my case, brunch).

 Sources from top left clockwise:

  • “Hash Brains”— Rachael Ray’s website brings us this very fun and creepy potato side
  • “Egg Eyes”— Feeling a little haggard the day after the big party? These “blood shot” eyes can mirror your own and bring you back from the living dead.
  • “Buried Alive Muffins”— No time for a sit down breakfast? Prep these creepy muffins the night before and leave on the morning table for a little shock on Halloween day.
  • Spooky Side Up“— A full serving of crazy Halloween fun

Weekend Reader’s Question: What food do you serve every Halloween? Or, what foods are you looking forward to trying this year?

Halloween Invitations

Okay all– there are only 35 days left until Halloween! 

Less if you are like me and are having the Halloween events on the Saturday night before the holiday. With the holiday in mind I am going to now start focusing most of my blog posts on all things Halloween. I have two Real Parties I plan on sharing with you and a ton of do-it-yourself posts coming in preparation for my 2010 party. I also want to focus on spooktacular drinks and eats throughout these 35 days.

For me, all of my parties really begin with the invitation. As soon as an idea evolves I am busy working on what type of invitation will really SET THE TONE for the entire event. Today’s post I am featuring some great invitations that can be found on-line or at local stores, you can do yourself and a couple of invites I’ve done in the past for this holiday. Let me know your favorite invite, invites you’ve seen that I might have missed, or what you plan on doing for your Halloween party invite!

Invites to Purchase
  1. A party printable from TomKatStudio over at Etsy. This party invite also has many wonderful party elements ready for you to purchase and print at home.
  2. Featured at CountryLiving.Com this spooky invite would be great for a more formal Halloween get-together. You can purchase these invites at Michael’s Craft Stores.
  3. Planning a Halloween Ball? This chandelier invite in the traditional orange and black will really set the tone for a hauntingly good time. The invite can be found and personalized at Invitation Box’s website.
  4. If you haven’t gone and checked out TomKat Studio then you don’t know what you are missing! The printables found there are beyond beautiful and ridiculously affordable. This Halloween Glam collection is by far one of my favorites (as are the amazing Laura Winslow photos from the collection’s photo shoot). 
  5. Another customizable invite from Invitation Box. This simple spider invitation can lend itself to a fabulous Halloween Cocktail party.
  6. Another Etsy Find! This beautiful scroll invite can be found over at Artful Beginnings. It would be a great invitation for a small Halloween Dinner Party.
Invites to Make
  1. Martha Stewart’s team never ceases to amaze. She has instructions on how to make several awesome invitations for your Halloween bash. The three pictured above are found at the Martha Stewart Website: Masquerade InviteMessage in a Bottle Invite, and Severed Finger Invite
  2. Better Home and Gardens has several home made invitation instructions available on their site ranging from invites perfect for kids parties all the way to a eery wedding invitation. The three pictured above are found at the BHG website: Hallowedding InvitationBewitching Invitation, and Owl Invitation
 Real Party Invites (by me)
Both of these invites are from my personal Halloween parties from the past two years. The one on the left was for a Haunted Halloween Dinner and the one on the right from a Bewitching Masquerade Ball. Follow the blog (or “LIKE” the blog on Facebook) to see when the Real Parties are being featured. Also, check back soon for a tutorial on how to make the invites from the Bewitching Ball!

Friday Finds: Halloween Adult Costume Inspiration

It is that time of year again when all I can think about is Halloween! I plan my Halloween party themes nearly a year in advance, but I really dig down and start the party planning in September. So, I thought that today’s “Friday Finds” would be all about Halloween Costume Inspiration. Check the blog out every Friday from now til Halloween for more Halloween Finds!

Adult Costumes to Make
 One of the best parts of Halloween, for me, is dressing up in costume. It is the perfect opportunity to bring in some creativity and fun. I prefer to make my own costumes (as much as possible). Below are some examples of costumes that could easily be made and worn to a fun Halloween cocktail party.

Martha has FABULOUS inspiration over at her site! 
These four images are all from her Favorite Costume Ideas Photo Gallery

These would be great for a Halloween cocktail party or ball….couldn’t you just swoon over entering a a ball in a fabulous orange ball gown and the Madam Butterfly costume? 

Martha inspired my costume a couple of years ago when I found the Medusa How-To on her site. Below is an inspiration to reality board showing my interpretation of the Medusa Hair-Do. (I have to say that it would have been nice to have a stylist to do this one instead of doing it by myself!)

 Adult Costumes to Buy
Don’t have the time to create a hand-made costume but, you don’t want a cheap Halloween Store creation? The solution to all our costume needs lies in an Etsy shop somewhere! 
Thankfully Etsy has made it extremely easy to find what you are looking for with their search engines and treasuries. One of my favorite Halloween themed treasuries has to be the Fairy Treasury featuring some amazing finds for a great Fairy costume.
Below is an Esty costume inspiration board and links to these awesome finds.
 From Top Left Clockwise: Queen of Hearts Leather Mask from Tom Banwell, “Funshine Bear” from Bang Bang Crash, “Mrs. Peacock” Dress from Veronica Reis, Hedgehog from Bang Bang Crash, and Natural Woods Crown from Which Goose
 Well, I hope you enjoyed this weeks Friday Finds and that you have a fantastic weekend! Keep checking back for more Halloween Inspiration and Real Parties. 
WEEKEND READER QUESTION: What are you planning on dressing up as for this year’s Halloween and how are you going to create that costume?

Snapshots: Howloween at the Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo at Halloween // A Well Crafted Party

Oregon Zoo at Halloween // A Well Crafted Party


Halloween at the Oregon Zoo is “Howloween”

You thought I spelled it wrong in the title, didn’t you? “How”loween was the Oregon Zoo’s costumed, Halloween themed educational scavenger hunt. We visited different areas of the zoo to learn about many of the animals and get stickers and treats! Kiddo dressed as a crab and had a lot of fun roaming the zoo as one of the animals!

This past weekend I had the opportunity to bring my little guy, my visiting mom, and husband to participate in Howloween at the Zoo. The educational scavenger hunt was fun for the kid and kept us moving along throughout the zoo. It is no secret that I’m a fan of the Oregon Zoo. So, I won’t wax poetic.

I will say that it gets my vote as a fabulous way to spend the day with the family. I’d highly suggest renting one of their strollers if you have a little one. It saved us from having to schlep our stroller in and out, the kid thought it was fun, and it made the whole experience much better than the times we’ve gone and tried to walk around with a toddler.

Did you miss out on Howloween? Well, here is some more zoo fun:

Trick or Meat: See an Amur tiger get fed pumpkins at 10:31 AM on 10/31!

Zooliner: The Zooliner is BACK! Well, almost… the Zoo just announced that the Zooliner Locomotive is “on track” to be ready to be back in November. I’m excited that it will be back just in time for Zoo Lights!

Oregon Zoo at Halloween // A Well Crafted Party Oregon Zoo at Halloween // A Well Crafted Party

Oregon Zoo at Halloween // A Well Crafted Party

Free Printable Vampire Portraits

Free Vampire Portraits from A Well Crafted Party

It is almost Halloween… can you believe it? I’ve been prepping for our annual Halloween party and have been so swamped with preparations that I haven’t really had the opportunity to sit down in front of my computer for any extended period of time. If you are feeling just as swamped as I am then you might need a few last minute Halloween decoration ideas! Hey, you may even appreciate getting some for free.

Using vintage images, I created a few Vampire Portraits that you can print off and put in frames around your home. How do I know what a vampire looks like in a portrait? Well that is easy! Vampires don’t show up in mirrors or film of course. These vampires sit in front of the camera to produce eery images of people without descernable bodies.

Free Vampire Portraits from A Well Crafted Party Free Vampire Portraits from A Well Crafted Party

Vampire Portrait Free Printables


  1. Download the image of your choice (see below)
  2. Print – You can print these off on your home computer and cut out or you can print at any photo processing source.
  3. Frame!


  1. Male Vampire 1
  2. Male Vampire 2
  3. Woman Vampire 1
  4. Woman Vampire 2

Vintage Portrait of a Lady via Tony Alter’s Flickr the rest are Public Domain images via Wikipedia

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