From as early as I can remember I wanted to be a good witch who could fly and do magic.
Growing up watching Bewitched and Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Bedknobs and Broomsticks made me want a brass bed with round finials that would come off, just like the movie. Well, I eventually got such a bed, although sadly it’s yet to fly ;)
I mostly loved the idea of being able to fly, preferably by broomstick. As a very small girl I used to have a recurring dream of flying down the stairs of our house. In fact, I’m convinced I did once, I'm not mad - I like to think I did, although sadly it was probably that we used to jump off the stairs onto a matress at the bottom – sooo not a good idea :)
Anyway, EVERY Halloween I wanted to dress up as a witch & Mum would let me. I only got to Trick or Treat once though, at a friend’s house, however we did throw the odd party for our school friends when we were little.
This is my brother and me before one such party – so cute (if I do say so myself)…
I'm actually wearing a crepe tunic with gold & silver embroidery that my Mum used to wear with trousers in the 60's - wish I still had it!
In the 1993 my Dad took me to a Halloween party as my Mum couldn’t go. We had so much fun, dressing up (him as a gangster, sort of, bless him). We had some fun games – including "guess the baby photo". No-one guessed me correctly, they all thought my photo was of the blonde man who was there!
|still got this outfit - made from two gauzy nightgowns & some trim; and my Mum's fab cape|
Back in 2001 (gosh what a long time ago) I decided to throw a Halloween party for our friends. We had pumpkins and squash’s in all the windows, we all dressed up (witch again, naturally) and we made Halloween themed food. We made a pumpkin shaped chocolate cake, witches fingers, cemetery spikes, ghost lollies, Halloween-shaped pastries and so much more.
I learned heavily on Martha Stewart's Halloween book for the following inspiration - and these are still available on her website via the links below the photos:
|the great pumpkin cake|
|white chocolate ghosts|
I also made some pumpkin sweetie pouches
Not sure who had more fun, our friends’ girls, or us! For some bizarre reason we didn't take ANY photos - BIG mistake!
Hope you have a fabulously spooky Halloween whatever you're doing. x