Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 31: how to throw a dinner party for picky ghosts



Quick question: What do you do when you see four heads on sale at your local fabric store?

Answer: You think, “Ah-ha! Here’s my Halloween blog post!

Of course. A dinner party for ghosts. What else?

Believe it or not, I’ve always wanted to try making ghosts using liquid fabric starch, cheese cloth and wig heads.

And now that my dining room is that perfect shade of Haunted House Gray, how could I resist entertaining ghosts in there?


So in honor of Halloween 2014 and…

the FINAL post in my 31 Days of October Inspiration Series, I’ve invited a few of my more luminous gal pals over for a light (see-through actually) dinner.


In case you’re wondering, setting a table for ghost gals is rather important.

Think monochromatic…as in shades of white.


And whatever you do, make sure you have chains somewhere on the table.

It makes them right feel at home.


(You can’t tell, but she’s actually smiling)


Also, ghosts prefer to have their napkins levitating…


in case you didn’t know.




And details like white candles, white pumpkins


and eyeball candies are always appreciated too..





Thank you so much for stopping by on Day 31 of October. And what a full month it’s been;  I’ve really learned a lot on this month-long experiment with blogging,

And for those of you who kept me company along the way, I cannot thank you enough.

I’m wishing you all an utterly enchanting Halloween!

with a ghostly hug,







Unknown said...

Oh, this is brilliant Leslie, well done, it really made me smile. And a little afraid of course;) X said...

Well, this is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen!! The all white scape is so effective against your pretty gray walls. Your ghosts are fabulous with their levitating napkins surrounded with white pumpkins and candles and other ghostly delights! Love the EEK on chains!! Well done! Happy Halloween!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

AWESOME idea Leslie!! I LOVE the whole setting!!

Donna@anangloinquébec said...

This is price-less. I do hope you have kids at your door and that they can see in to your diningroom table. What a treat that will be. You should really post on the 1st to let us all know the reactions.
Congrats on your 31 days of blogging.

Marilyn said...

What a smart idea to use wig heads and cheese cloth for ghosts! This is one of the cutest Halloween ideas I've ever seen.

I love how you put it all together. Very creative!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Splenderosa said...

I love this! So creative and so much fun. Amazing talent you have. xx's

Karen said...

This is truly clever and slightly scary. I appreciated the smile on the one ghost's face...but maybe it was more of a smirk. :-)
In any event, very cute and certainly fun.
Have a positively ghoulish Halloween and enjoy the treats.

Gypsy Heart said...

Brilliant! I hope you're having "real" guests to enjoy your creativity. Looks like a perfect dinner party setting!


Art and Sand said...

Everything is perfect.

I bought some tin letters and they are on twine. Thanks to you, they will be on chains or possibly wire when they make it into my Christmas display.

I do hope you are going to do some fun Christmas posts about table settings.

Anonymous said...

Lovely ghostly table, perfect for a haunting! Great imagination you have. Patty

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I wonder if your trick or treaters got a glimpse of your dining room? I think they may have been in a big hurry to get their candy and hightail it outta there!! You really let your imagination run wild and the end result is pretty darn impressive, Leslie!

What was on the menu? hehe

Thanks for sharing!

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow! How frightening...I think you may have scared some tricker trickers away! Hope you had a nice Halloween!

Sarah said...

Leslie, I'm late for dinner, but so glad I didn't miss this. You WIN! This has to be the most clever Halloween table I've seen to date. Amazingly creative! Wouldn't it be fun to have a dinner party and have the ghost sit among the guests at the table? '-)
If I had a long table to seat more than eight, I'd do this.
I've so enjoyed your October posts, dear friend.
Kudos to you!!!

Unknown said...

That is just too cool for words Leslie !
I SO want to do this next year - just to see John's reaction actually LOL
Great job !!!
Long time no see - hope all is well in your world
Much love,

Sheepskinsandfairylights said...

Haha! oh my, looks wonderful if a bit freaky!
I really like the candle jars with 'eek' chained to them, brilliant ideas, I don't know how you do it!! Xx

annie@mostlovelythings said...

This is amazing! You are so creative! The all white monochromatic look makes a huge impact! Well done!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my...this is awesome, Leslie...I just love your ghostly guests and their wonderfully creepy dining table! Good spooky fun!

christine said...

I love it!!!

cindy hattersley design said...

Leslie you are too much! I am so behind on my blog reading I just found this! Leave it to you to make Halloween Chic! Unbelievably clever! Hope all is well!

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