I shared images yesterday of our family’s annual Halloween party, created and hosted by sister Debbie, niece Ashley and her husband Jon. They set the stage dramatically, using Tim Burton movies as the theme for this year’s party. And then the guests arrived, dressed as characters from Burton’s films.
Meet those who came to Halloween House!
I thought it would be fun to showcase the attendees, and include pics of the characters they dressed up as also.
Aubrey as Kim Boggs, from Edward Scissorhands.
Dee as Edward Scissorhands, from Edward Scissorhands.
Dee and Allison, who portrayed a female version of Beetlejuice, from the film Beetlejuice.
Ethan as Beetlejuice and Debbie as Juno, from Beetlejuice.
Jon and Ashley as Jack and Sally, from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Ashley’s friends, Josh and Lisa, made her fall to the floor laughing when they showed up as Sally also!
Scott as Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, from Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
Justin and Jeffrey as Penguin and Batman, from Batman.
Laura and Drew, as Poison Ivy and Two Face, from Batman.
Linda and Weston as Mrs. Gloop and Augustus, from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.
Nicole and Lola, as Oompa Loompa, from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Dayan as the male version of Alice (Alic), Josh as the March Hare, Elissa as a female version of the Mad Hatter, and Mom as the Queen of Hearts, all from Alice in Wonderland/Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Christel and Bryan as the Queen’s guards, from Alice in Wonderland.
Adam and Zoey as Wonderland Hares and Mason as a baby Jabberwocky, with Christel and Bryan, all from Alice in Wonderland.
Wonderland had the most representation!
Greg as the Mayor from Sweeney Todd.
Me as Mrs. Lovett, from Sweeney Todd.
London as Audrey Hepburn. While not a character from a Tim Burton movie, I did find a Burton drawing of this classy lady.
Kaleb as TDM, a young YouTuber with a huge following.
Roy as the Miller Man “super hero”!
And Jake, Samantha and baby Abbie, who fell asleep!
What a fun evening! There was a buffet and Ashley made sure there were vegan options and fresh veggies. I appreciated her thoughtfulness. A fire was lit in the firepit in “Sleepy Hollow” and photo opportunities abounded.
Here are a few more pics of people enjoying a great party:
The wigs came off! Aubrey thought they looked like lunch helpers from school.
Annual sibling photo – Bryan, Debbie, me, Linda
Golden Tickets redeemed for prizes.
I am already looking forward to next year’s Halloween Party!
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
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas
Mrs. Lovett’s – Sweeny Todd
Joker Room – Batman
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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!