Tim Burton Halloween Party Part I

This year’s Halloween Party, sponsored by my sister Debbie, niece Ashley and her husband Jon, was so big and so spectacular, that I’m writing two blog posts about it. Part I focuses on the theme and decor, and Part II will focus on the attendees. 

The theme for 2016 was Tim Burton movies. Guests were asked to attend in costume, as a character from one of Burton’s many films. The house was transformed, amazingly, by the creative genius and talent of Debbie, Ashley and Jon. The dining room and hallway became part of Wonderland, a bedroom was the Gotham room and the breakfast nook assumed the form of Mrs. Lovett’s Meat Pies Restaurant. Ordinary rooms disappeared and magical scenes and props carried the Tim Burton movie theme throughout the house. 

Here is a pictorial tour of the marvelous decor of the Tim Burton Halloween Party. 

Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter…morphing into Alice in Wonderland. 

Through the rabbit hole – Wonderland 

Absalom – Wonderland


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Wonderland

Dark Shadows Room

Dark Shadows

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Nightmare Before Christmas

Nightmare Before Christmas 

Mrs. Lovett’s – Sweeny Todd

Sweeny Todd

Sweeny Todd

Sweeny Todd

Joker Room – Batman


Beetlejuice Room



Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Front yard

Front yard

These pics reveal the scope of planning and decorating that goes into this yearly event. As always, I was beyond impressed with the creativity of Debbie, Ashley and Jon. There were other vignettes. Every table top, shelf and corner held tributes to the wild imagination of Tim Burton. Although this hard working trio purchased a few props, the majority of the decorations and room transformations were handmade, using a variety of clever materials and techniques. 

Come back for tomorrow’s blog post, and have a look at the characters who showed up tonight!

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