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Monster’s Ball

This Halloween party was inspired by my children; The Wicked Witch of the West, and Frankenstein. They wanted to throw a party at their castle, for their spooky friends!

The decor was inspired by a monster’s castle, and Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. There table is encased in heavy castle stones, and topped with witch hat steeples. Framed pictures of lovely castles hang on the walls, which are covered in bats of course. Colourful little pumpkins sit atop tiny pedestals, because even monsters like sparkly things! You will find magic potions, slimy bugs, a laboratory scale, and of course spooky black feathered birds watching over top.

Some of the treats paid homage to the Wicked Witch: broomstick kebabs, cupcakes, cake pops. While others paid tribute to Frankenstein’s monster: forest berries, pudding cups, rice krispy treats, and a yummy brain cake. The green veggies played up the lovely green hue of both ghoul’s skin!

The drink table held a lime punch, with festively ribboned jars. Apothecary jars held some of the trappings of a true mad scientist’s laboratory; witches whiskers, monkey bones, nuts & bolts, and a monster munch popcorn mix. Little monster friends were sent home with broomstick bags, filled with cut finger bubbles, scary stickers, and a yummy lollipop.

Guests danced to a Halloween mix, and played pin the hat on the witch when they weren’t noshing on the spooky food and drinks. There were children with a lot of energy- which is why the wicked witch was caught jumping in more than one photograph!



Brain Cake: Cakes by Beth-Ann

Witch Hat Cake pops: Serena Silchenko (email available upon request)

Witch Hat Cupcakes: Schur to Please

Poppy and Bolt Cookies: Marcia Sedola of Double Trouble Creations (email available upon request)

Witch Fingers: home made using a Wilton mold purchased at Michael’s Craft Store

Paper straws: Green Munch

Party concept and Design: Little Pickle Parties, thank you to Serena for help with some of the crafting!

Photography: Little Pickle Photography

Sign design: Little Pickle Photography and Design, using characters from Stockberry Studios

Black shape cutouts and broom treat bags: Martha Stewart, purchased from Michael’s Craft Store

Everly’s witch costume: beautifully made with a vintage Simplicty pattern, by Grandma Maureen.

Matthew’s frankenstein costume: Jacket from Joe, pants from Baby Gap, black shirt from H&M, shoes by Tiny Toms, and his hat was lovingly made by his auntie with a pattern purchased from Crochet Ever After


  • Vanessa - What an amazing party! Love how the theme flows-right down to the gift bags! The cupcakes look amazing too! Bet your daughter had an amazing time :)ReplyCancel

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