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A Steamy Halloween - Steampunk, that is

A Steamy Halloween – Steampunk, that is

...’s optimism, gorgeous visuals, and sense of whimsy… and that’s why our Halloween party this year is going to be themed around it. Steampunk is an alternate reality genre that branched off of punk literature and art in the late 20th century,* but 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is considered a seminal work of...

Halloween Banner

How to Make a Halloween Banner

How to Make a Halloween Banner

...ay. As I noted in one of my last posts, I am enamored with and inspired by Halloween banners I saw on Etsy. So, I made my first project a “Happy Hallowe’en” banner. I bought most of my supplies from Hobby Lobby (exceptions are noted). Here’s what I did: Supplies: Black and ivory patterned...
Don’t Forget to Send an Invitation or People Won’t Come to Your Party

Don’t Forget to Send an Invitation or People Won’t Come to Your Party

...ging about this event as the Pagan Princesses for quite some time. But the Halloween dinner will be at Super House and TheScott is one of the chef’s. And the Halloween dinner has been an annual event for Jax and TheScott since 2003 [??]. I’m only just now thinking of this, but I don’t...
Halloween Party Postmortem

Halloween Party Postmortem

Apologies for not posting last Tuesday! I was mired in “real world” ilk. The week before last, I basked in the joy of a successful shin-dig. This week, it’s time for some constructive criticism. Well, first I’m going to pat us on the back. Then, I promise, I will critique. Booyah! (aka What We...

Halloween Invitation

Inspirational Elements for an Antebellum Hallowe'en

Inspirational Elements for an Antebellum Hallowe’en

...ked The Oracle the right question. I asked for images for an “antebellum Halloween.” And voila’! A slew of images with a nice balance between the two were called forth. Rather than focus on creating a single design element (like the iron-gate-arch I proposed last week), we will turn our attention to smaller elements...
A Chair for My Friends

A Chair for My Friends

...e who wish to come by, and we will work to make our chair a joyful part of our festivities. What are your beliefs about the afterlife? Would you participate in a chair ritual? Why or why not? * You’ll note that GG and I use Samhain and Halloween interchangeably; this is not meant...
The Oxymoron of a Secular Holiday: Whose Day is it Anyway?

The Oxymoron of a Secular Holiday: Whose Day is it Anyway?

...he one we remember in America today. Today the people I know who celebrate Halloween are either pagan or they celebrate it as a purely secular holiday – an atheist’s Christmas is a Christian’s Halloween. But I don’t know a single pagan that is bothered by this. I’ve heard that we’re “hanging on to...
Human Sacrifice Pt. 2: The Stories

Human Sacrifice Pt. 2: The Stories

...ACRIFICE. We all clear on that? Good. On to the ghoulish entertainment for Halloween! Two weeks ago I created a more inclusive definition for human sacrifice, so if you haven’t read that please take a moment to do so (and the comments! There was some really cool discussion on the meaning of the word...
Where Do We Go... From Here?

Where Do We Go… From Here?

...y things on the blog, but ostensibly it’s been about planning a fabulous Halloween Party. Well… Halloween is over, which begs the question… Where do we go from here?* Time and money being the issues they always are (shouldn’t princesses have unlimited funds?? *sigh*), our next big fete won’t happen again until springtime –...
Suggestions Wanted - Kicking Ordinary to the Curb

Suggestions Wanted – Kicking Ordinary to the Curb

...s one of my cardinal vices. But the real reason is that after the color of Halloween and Yule, the house looks so plain when the tree and the garland and the figurines come down. I’ve put all my festive away and have nothing to put up in its stead. It makes me sad....