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11.01.2010

get a CLUE?

Elyott told me while we were painting in our backyard: 
"Mom I don't even think you understand how much i love to paint!...i think the decorating part of the party is way more fun than the actual party....Do you think they will put me in charge of this job when you are too old to do it?"

She knows just how to make a momma proud
(be careful what you wish for my love ;)

So as i said before our theme for this years halloween party was "Clue" (see last years circus freak theme here), so inspired by this artist we painted 6 foot portraits of each character to adorn the walls of our "mansion" (aka. basketball court) with some up lighting to make them extra spooky...


We constructed a giant pvc chandelier in the center of the room over a long dining table decorated with plenty of moss skulls and candles. And centerpieces of giant weapon cards (like in the board game) with green moss on silver chargers and #10 cans. I envisioned the chandelier to have WAY more lights strung on it but we had to pare it down based on "blown fuses"...stupid electricity is always interfering with my ideas ;) The perimeter of the room had carnival style games that represented each of the rooms of the mansion with the stage as the "scene of the crime." Unfortch i only have the capacity of my camera phone to capture the mood but hopefully you get the idea...


team Boo 's you

20 comments:

Gogo said...

SO creative! It looks amazing, truly. I have never been to a church halloween party (or any church holiday party, for that matter) as cohesively planned and decorated as yours.

Dawn said...

this is amazing!! a dream calling of mine (which means i'll never get it haha) is ward activity coordinator. I would have fancy shmancy parties any chance i could.

i'm sure this party was super fun :)
good job!

communikate. said...

Are you freaking kidding me?!

I've never seen a cultural hall look so fabulous! Was this for a ward party? If so, can I be in your ward? I'll totally commute. :)

Krista said...

amazing!!! wish i was there to benefit from your hard work and talent!

prettybaby said...

i loooooooooove Clue! i have a whole bit that i do when i solve it with super annoying know-it-all inflections.

this is incredible!!! xx

ArizonaLewis said...

what are you going to do with those portraits?
i want one.
you're so freaking brilliant- i'm shaking.

Katie said...

so fantastic carolyn!!!!

here's to the fancy shoes said...

this is amazing - i need to find a space where i can recreate these masterpieces! here's to providing inspiration for next year's halloween decor

robin said...

wow. wow. wow.

AmyLee said...

wow, this party took my breath away. we had endless crock pots & a donut eating contest. oh yeah, & people decorated doors around the church to hand out candy.

can i come move into your ward please?

Lisa said...

love it! no wonders you said october would be a busy month. quite the shin-dig.

Ambs said...

This is so cool! Makes me want to have kids and move to AZ just so I can participate in these awesome parties myself!!

kelly said...

I am in awe. you are the gymnasium makeover god. Holy freakin' cow lady you have got some skillz! you will never be released from that calling. well you wouldn't if i had anything to say about it.

i want a picture too. they are amazing.

MaryPosa said...

Seriously Lady, this is awesome sauce.

kelly said...

you are AMAZING!!! that party looks like a million bucks, and you're such a talented artist. so cool.

Tiffany said...

How you manage to make a ward party so cool is a miracle in itself. Bravo, girl. BRAVO.

geri e. said...

You are officially the coolest ward party lady EVER.

Wow.

Rebekah V. said...

I am moving to your ward just for the parties.

That's right. You're THAT good. I would move.

Carlita said...

for real? this is cocoNUTS.

super amazing. and i'd totally convert if i weren't already a member just to come to your party. hello!

Jeanine Reunion said...

Amazing as always! The brilliant Carolyn strikes again!

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