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Friday, October 21, 2011

I Love A Good Halloween Party

AND....we've ALL been invited to a really good one.....






A really BIG PARTY is going on over at A FANCIFUL TWIST....
and I have got my PARTY BRITCHES on and....
I hope YOU do, too.

Please stop by and see all the FUN....
BOOooo.........

 ~ HOW TO MEET A WITCH ~

First, put your clothes on inside out.
Then walk backward to where two roads meet.
If you wait until midnight, you will see a witch!
 SWEET NOTHINGS is throwing a
HALLOWEEN COOKIES AND COFFEE PARTY  ♫♪♪
for all my friends.... 
THE Witchie Poo lost one of her shoes..
..and a FANCY shoe, at that.
THE STAR of the SHOW is my WITCHES HAT..
because, alas, I have NO BAT....
 ORANGE CREME FILLED OREOS...
HOW cool is THAT....
OREO seems to be catering to all kinds of HOLIDAYS. Gotta LOVE it..

~ FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS SITTING ON A GATE ~

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
"Oh my, it's getting late."
The second one said,
"But we don't care."
The third one said,
"I see witches in the air."
The fourth one said,
"Let's run, and run, and run."
The fifth one said,
"Get ready for some fun."
Then whoosh went the wind,
and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
♥♥
I have used PAPER Halloween plates for years...they have some of the cutest ones.
I say
NOTHING WRONG WITH PAPER !
"heh heh heh....come have coffee and poison orange filled cookies......
"Witchie Poo, here is your shoe,
You see it is on fire....
If you don't come and get it soon,
Another witch we'll hire....." ♥
(makes not a lick of sense but...it rhymes.)
~ THREE BLACK CATS ~ 
Three black cats, three black cats,
In black hats, in black hats.
They all jumped into the Halloween brew,
They teased the ghosts and the goblins too.
Did you ever hear such a hullabaloo
On Halloween?
~Some people believe that cat bones make you invisible.~   ♥
~If a candle flame turns blue,
 it means a ghost is in the house.~
BOOooooooooooo
Did you dress up for Halloween when you were young?
I did...and had so much fun. Gosh, we never, EVER, thought about it being a Devil Holiday....posh....the thought never crossed our minds. All we knew is that you could dress up in whatever you wanted to...I was always a pretty gypsy woman... My mama and my Aunt Lillian LOVED to dress me up...of all the jewelry, makeup...a long skirt and a peasant blouse..a colorful scarf around my hair and big golden earrings.
Just the memory of all this makes my heart beat faster, even today. How I wish I could have just ONE MORE HALLOWEEN like that...with Mom and Aunt Lillian right there, giggling, making coffee, popping corn, making Popcorn balls for the TRICK OR TREATERS.
                      "Let's brew up some trouble"  ♥
This is the absolute ONLY time of the year that I like the color........ ORANGE.....
I have a grandgirl that LOVES it, tho.....so I TRY to like it, too...
MYSTICAL, MAGICAL TIME OF THE YEAR.......♪♫♫
Thanks for coming by for coffee and ♥ cookies...
♥♥♥
THESE  ORANGE cookies, unlike the delicious PINKS I had last week,
DO NOT have an ORANGE flavor...wonder WHY ?....♥they are just SWEET.
I had a blast putting this COFFEE together...
all the Halloween decorations are new and they all came from BIG LOTS at 40% off...
HAVE A HAPPY HAPPY DAY ♥ bj
Also joining:
PINK SATURDAY....Beverly, will you accept PURPLE as an OFF-THE-BEAT  PINK ??
Go here to get your chance at winning one of these amazing house number signs.
GOOD LUCK 
♥♥♥

63 comments:

Jean Tuthill said...

Wow! You really are ready for Halloween. I love all your things...especially the witches shoes, so cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I dressed up as a gypsy sometimes, too! My mother did, too! We dressed up in things that were easy to make costumes...like a hobo or cowgirl! Enjoy the party! ♥

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I dressed as a gypsy many times. It was all we had...or a sheet. I only had one bought costume...that was like an Arabian queen...halloween was so much fun then. No fears of creepy people doing stupid things. Got a pillowcase and got it filled with big candy bars and bags of chips...and it was cold in Michigan...so some even had hot chocolate. Wouldn't find that today....have fun at your party....!!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class said...

I LOVE your blog! Its so fun and full of personality...makes me feel like I know you. You've won me over and I'm your newest follower.

Sharon

LV said...

Thanks for the invite but I just could not find the appropriate costume for my age.

Elaine said...

Love halloween and your pictures are delightful..so in tune for halloween.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the coffee and cookies! I bought those too for the gkids. They like store bought better than my home made ones!

Love all your new decos!The witchy shoe is wonderful. Hope that is rain in TX I am hearing! )
Have a great weekend, BJ!

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet party post. Love all your decorations and you cute little poems. I was a gypsy one year too!

I love that you try to love orange because your granddaughter does! xo Diana

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a beautiful presentation! Everything looks so beautiful, love it. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
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kitty said...

I, too, dressed up as a gypsy. It was always my favorite costume!! I may dress up as one this year, too, just for old times sake!!!! I loved your Halloween party. Those colored- filling oreos sure are good!

Bev said...

I was a gypsy (Mom's old clothes and jewelry) or a ghost (old white sheet) and always at the last minute. No one bought a costume! And we didn't even think of it until the sun started setting.

Sweet memories. And I'd love to come to your party!! Even though we're both in Texas, Texas is a very big state...

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...do you have the Halloween thing going on or what!!! Love all your decorations and I have to look out for those Oreo cookies!

My memories of Halloween are all overshadowed by the bad weather we had...always rain!!
Love this post, BJ...so full of fun!!

XO,
Jane

Barbara F. said...

Thanks for this fun and wickedly delicious coffee klatsch. Don't like Oreos but I love ORANGE in all shades :) Really cute Halloween decor from Big Lots. I agree that Halloween is all about fun fun fun- good family fun at that. Boo to those who think otherwise! xo

Pondside said...

What fun!
I was a gypsy girl quite often at Hallowe'en. I think it had something to do with the hoop earrings and the chance to wear lots of lipstick!
For years we hosted a costume party at Hallowe'en - maybe it's time again!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Cute, cute, cute. I don't do Halloween decor, but you definitely do. How fun is all of this. I love it all. Hugs, marty

Kelly said...

What a cute post! I enjoyed that little Halloween party you threw. I have fond memories of dressing up for Halloween too. I think we all turn into kids again on that day, don't we? Your decorations were cute.

Zondra Art said...

This is one great Halloween party! You really have everything you need! I loveee it:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table looks great BJ! Love the plates and napkins-too fun:@)

Rita said...

Great pictures! We used to go crazy and decorate for Halloween(years ago when we were the only ones doing it).
Now with the 2 of us; it kind of post it's charm.
Rit

apinkdreamer said...

what a magical post!!!happy halloween!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/10/little-fanciful-magic-party-and.html

jeanne said...

Awwwwww, see what happens when I take a bloggy break...I miss a party. Darn and double darn. My house is all about fall and Halloween. Such is life, I will just stop whining and move on.

Your party is so much fun. I love that shoes. I have a pumpkin costume tat I made ages ago. Actually when I was pregnant with my youngest. He is now 42 years old. He was born Nov. 4th so I made a great pumpkin back then. HA!

Love the poems and your fun party post. Of course, it wouldn't be your post if we didn't have goodies to drool over.
xoxoxo, Jeanne

WrightStuff said...

What an amazing selection of treasures for Halloween.

I do believe I've lost a shoe in my wanderings though... you haven't seen it have you?

we three dogs and me said...

I laughed all through this post. You are so creative. You are the tops to me. Love your little poems. Love the shoe. Please put my name as a 20 years cancer free.

Theresa said...

What a fun post:) I giggled and had lots of memories from my childhood! Your decorations are ALL so cute and I loved the poems! Enjoy your Saturday dear BJ, HUGS!

MARLOU B. said...

I love your witches shoes!
Lovely post
Happy Halloween party!!

Marydon said...

For some reason we always dressed up as ghosts for as long as I can remember. What a delightful Halloween party. Those Oreo orange a fabulous, can't do the berry ones tho, too sweet ... never thought you'd hear me say something was TOO SWEET tho did you!

Always a delight to pop in, BJ, you make the day ....
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

PEA said...

Oh, BJ, what an absolutely delightful Halloween party:-) I've been having so much fun waiting for the witch to arrive and get her shoe! hehe And those orange filled Oreo cookies, how delicious they are. I'm just loving all of your decor, beautiful! I use to get dressed up as a gypsy as well when I'd go out trick or treating and as you say, so many wonderful memories of Halloweens gone by. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get myself another cookie! hehe xoxo

Marla and Steve said...

What a sweet post. Yes, I loved Halloween as a kid and never thought it evil either.

Sadly, Hubby is totally against opening our doors that night and passing out candy. We live in a neighborhood where people drive their kids to us, that don't live near us, to take their kids trick or treating. Hundreds of kids trick or treat, trampling bushes and yard. The year hubby cleaned up booze bottle the next day and he was frustrated by the damage to our yard was when he said enough. I do make candy bags for the neighbor kids when I have time. I miss the sweet faces of the littlest ones.:(

Magaly Guerrero said...

What wonderful decorations and what delicious treats. I didn't know these party was going to make me sooo hungry!

Mad Madam Mel said...

thankyou for the yummy goodies :)

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

What a lovely coffee break and those orange filled oeros look so yummy! You have a sweet blog.

Happy Halloween!

http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2011/10/ghost-adventures-wannabes-halloween.html

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Thank you for a lovely time BJ! Of course you always throw the BEST parties! Hope all is well in west Texas, enjoy your holiday with all of those sweet kiddos :)
xoxo, Andrea

Jen said...

I love those witch plates! Who cares if it's paper? They look fabulous. Love your party!

http://castlesandcarriages.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-guests-from-fanciful-twist.html

"Auntie" said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooow, Halloween Parties! Love 'em!

I must dust off my broom and fly right over. -giggles-

Gentle hugs,
"The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills...
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; ... its time of
flowers and even of fruit was over."

- Charlotte Bront

Isabelle Thornton said...

Fun party and decor! I want a cookie now! LOL

My party:
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-carving-party.html

Happy Halloween!
Xo
Isabelle

we three dogs and me said...

Hi my name is Vernice Duford sounds like furnace with a V. Thanks for adding my name to your survival list.

Kathleen Grace said...

I like your version of Halloween BJ, all bright colors and sparkles and fun:>) Thanks for inviting us to the party.

KathrynAntyr said...

Thank you for the coffee and orange colored oreos (loved them).

When you get back on your broomstick swing by my blog - I'm serving brain tonic and three witches brew. Mildred the spider will give you a ride to the river where you can pick up a boat that will take you on one magical adventure.

Have fun visiting all of the parties today.

http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/10/fairy-moment.html

Miz Creatrix said...

Your decor is superb! I am really in the Halloween groove now...what a perfectly delightful party you have going on here! So much fun-loving creativity. The coffee and cookies hit the spot too. How'd you know what I was craving? ;)

Please feel free to stop by my little party when you have a chance. There's somethin' witchy going on over there...

XOXO

mississippi artist said...

What a fun party you put together!I dressed up as a gypsy once-with a long black wig. It DID NOT become me at all!Ceekay is right Halloween was much more fun before the world got so bad.We have very few trick or treaters as our town has a huge trick or treat in the park and one of the churches does the same-they are really trying to do away with street trick or treaters and I guess it is safer.

Connie said...

What a fun Halloween gathering! Love all your decorations. That's funny that you dressed up as a gypsy. I think I was a gypsy almost every Halloween!! My gold earrings were canning rings. No wonder, I do so much canning this time of year!

I almost bought the orange filled Oreos today. I had my hand on the package and decided not to because I need to lose 10 pounds by my daughter's wedding in 3 weeks. So instead, I came home and made cookies and ate them! Honestly!

Annesphamily said...

BJ you crack me up! As a Catholic child we celebrated All Saints Day (Nov 1st) but by goodness at night on Halloween our parents took us out just the same only we got to dress up like characters! As an adult I was once a clown so perfectly made up that I went to my job and no one knew me until I was forced to sit at my desk! I was also once Kermit the Frog to my friends Miss Piggy! I was super thin and very green! Ha Ha! Another friend was Raggedy Andy to my Anne! Aw...she was so sweet! I loved being a gypsy as a kid! It was almost romantic and the long skirt and the big hoop earrings! Oh La La! SO grown up! The fond memories you gave me brought a few tears too! My auntie Ang use to whip up some amazing costumes. She made me have so much fun and my folks were always great with the holidays. I miss all of them so much! Love and Hugs Anne

Sarah said...

How cute! Your Halloween party is making me dance with glee, BJ. Love those orange filled Oreos!
Happy Halloween! ~ sarah

Maggie said...

Hmmm, I'm going to have to try that tip about how to meet a witch one day soon. Dressing up is the most fun part of Halloween. I didn't stop with the fun. In college, my best friend and I would choose silly costumes and go out dancing. As a teacher I get to wear costumes and be part of Halloween parades. I really need to dress up as a gypsy one of these years. Or a fortune teller.

Lesley said...

Lots of glitter! I love it! I just wish the glitter didn't leave traces everywhere otherwise I would have ton of glittery decorations. I just bought a wreath at a yard sale and I some how ended up with glitter in my living room even though the wreath never ventured that far! Lovely decorations!

Cameron said...

So much merriment here! Loved the coffee...and since you insisted...I took some cookies, too :D

Memories of all the costumes I wore as a kid...and the excitement of pretending to be someone else for a night are some of my fondest, too!

Thanks for having me :)

Vero said...

Hello! what a nice colorfull party. Thank you for sharing! Happy Halloween!

spiceblogger said...

Love all the decorations!

Come party with me in Paris ;)
http://inthelandofspice.com/2011/10/22/halloween-party-bloghop/

Snap said...

BJ, wonderful Halloween party! Loved your poems, too! Happy Halloween and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Lesley said...

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Lesley said...

PS: I plan on storing it in my master bedroom closet with the rest of our holiday stuff. I just used a rubber band to hold the branches, so I should be able to take the tree apart and store it in pieces.

Linda said...

I have to say WOW! I had a wondrous time at your party,I had a nice time eating all of your sweet treats, they were amazing. I saw so many nice things at your party..I will come back later and sit some more. I like your visuals too. Please visit me:
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Joan said...

Such a fun post!
Those Oreos pulled me right in. :)
I never thought of Halloween as the devil's holiday either. It was just a fun, fun time. Dressing up and candy... who wouldn't like that!

La said...

It looks like a fun party to me. I will be a witch at work Friday...I may dress like one too. :o)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Bj,

What a SPOOKtacular party!! Love the music too, perfect for Halloween. I love the sound of rain and a thunderstorm.

Hugs,
Debbie

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Looooooove your photos!! And, I just about fell off of my chair when I deiscovered your words of wisdom on how to meet a witch, hehehehee! Oh, must get a young cousin to try this :)

Thank you so much for all your beautiful photos and decor! It was hauntingly sublime!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your sense of humor is one of my most favorite loves of you, dear friend!!! The five little pumpkins, I taught all my Pre~schoolers and library kiddos! Thanks for the memory! Pass the coffee, dear and one of those orange pumpkin cookies you've purchased just for us gouhls!
Fondly,
Pat

Sherry said...

BJ,
Your decorations are so cute! I really love the story about your childhood memories of Halloween. Things like that are so awesome! Thanks for dropping by!
Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an adorable post! Love all the poetry too!

Yes, I dressed up like a gypsy on Halloween, and we never worried about it being a devil holiday (like we do these days!!) And we never worried that the popcorn balls or homemade cookies would harm us!!

Katherine

Designs By Pinky said...

I've said it before but you are so dang clever and FUNNY! Love your witches boot and the ones that hang too! Hope you can stop over to see my Halloween table! I am gonna go join in the PARTY too! XO, Pinky

Jennifer said...

SUCH an incredible post! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. All the sweet things you decorate with, it was divine. Happy Halloween!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-halloween-fanciful-twist.html

Lisa said...

What a bright and fun filled party! Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for some party sweets.
Lisa

The Scrappy Tree said...

Lovely party and cute decorations :)
Happy Halloween and Enjoy the Party!