Hello everyone! Andrea here! Today we are going to talk about our "Spooky" Disney Papercrafting event that we had on October, Friday the 13th. Our first event, The Mad Tea Party at Disneyland, went so well, that people asked us for more! I knew I wanted to do one for Halloween-time and I am so happy that we got to do this one on Friday the 13th...one of the spookiest days of the year...and on a day that Disney was having a Mickey's Halloween Party! I was so looking forward to this event and I wished so hard for it to be really magical and fun and my wishes and hopes certainly came true because the event turned out so super duper amazing! We all had so much fun at the event...and at the after-party in the parks too!
We started the day in Downtown Disney at Catal Restaurant, on the balcony, for a beautiful and spooktacular "Haunted Mansion" themed lunch and papercrafting party!
At our "Spooky" Event, we worked on a special "Spooky" project that was a planner/album to plan and document both this Disney Halloween event as well as the entire Halloween season and the various Halloween things we do this month of October!
The party was a Halloween party, so most of us dressed up in some kind of costume or halloween-type outfit...including me...I was Madame Leota, the fortune teller, and resident head-ghoul of the Haunted Mansion. And my husband, Ryan, dressed up as the Hat Box ghost to match!
Everything was decorated really spooky cute! We had a long table that was set up perfect for both seances and playing with pretty paper! There were candles and candelabras, a crystal ball, lots of cool and creepy photographs of ghosts and ghouls, a coffin filled with pretty vintage Halloween buttons and stickers and things, and more, set up all over the table. Each seat got a cool black cat tote bag filled with a planner album and an exclusive Fairytale Club kit called "Spooky" that was filled with lots of Haunted Mansion and Disney Halloween themed goodies to help us document this occassion and our Halloween-time in general. It is an "add on kit" to the main "This is Halloween Kit" that we have out right now, and it matches with it beautifully. In fact, several of the party-goers purchased a "This is Halloween" Kit while they were there too!
The planner albums came in a metallic gold or a metallic purple and after lunch we took them out as well as our kits and we started playing ...punching holes in the planner dividers/pages and filling up the pockets, etc.
Talking about lunch, we had a fabulous three course meal, plus appetizers! I think the braised ribs and the raspberry sorbet was my favorite! But of course, we ate quickly and/or multi-tasked so we could play with our pretty kit as much as possible! None of us finished our project...but that is all good because of course, everyone who came to the event gets the online class as well which will be starting tomorrow and have tons of videos with awesome tips and tricks and techniques to document this special Disney Halloween event and all of the month of October and the Halloween season in a special album! Yaaaaay!
And before, during, and after we ate, I intermittently gave out prizes. We had planner prizes, like a Studio Calico kit, scrappy prizes like washi tape, gift certificate prizes for places like the Cut-shoppe and also The Fairytale Club of course, and awesome Disney Halloween prizes like Fairytale Ears with flowers, witches hats, and jack-o-lanterns on them!
During our Spooky Party, we each took turns (individually and in pairs and groups) taking pics in the photobooth set-up/area where we had this really spooktacular Haunted Mansion clock set up along with balloons and props you could use to take the pic with! The clock is just like the creepy grandfather clock on the Haunted Mansion ride and just like that clock, it counts to 13...just like the date of our party!
After our main event ended, some of us continued on to the "after-party" in the parks! We went first to Disney's California Adventure, which for the first time is decorated this year for Halloween! It is gorgeous in there and we had such fun! We met at the Sleepy Hollow,Headless Horseman statue and took a group pic.
We ran into some characters along our way...like Minnie, who was herself a magical fortune teller, like me!
We had a great time in the newly decorated Cars-land which was filled with "Haul-o-ween" and "Trunk-or Treat" goodness!
After our trip to DCA, we went into Disneyland for the "Mickey's Halloween Party"! If you have ever gone to the Halloween Party there, you know how really amazing it is! The parade is cool and the trick-or-treating around the park and all the villains everywhere that you can take pics with, and the fireworks! Oh I had the best time watching the fireworks! They were even more spooktacular this year than they have been in years before!
Everything was really magical! We had a great time posing for pics and going on rides like Star Tours and the Haunted Mansion and just hanging out and having fun! It was an amazing time at the parks...and that is on top of the amazing time in Downtown Disney papercrafting too! Overall, the day was one we will all remember and cherish! I know I will!
And don't take my word for it...here are a few words from Carolee Flatley, she is a DT member who attended the event and I think she sums things up nicely! :
"Andrea did not disappoint! Fun decorations, including a handmade clock prop in the photobooth almost as tall as I was, yummy food, an adorable kit and lots of fun at our after-party was enjoyed by one and all. As with the last one, the best part of the event was the lovely ladies who joined us for some crafting. It was so nice to see faces from past events along with some new ones. Being in a niche of a niche hobby can get a bit lonely at times, so it’s always nice to be in the company of people who understand your obsessions!"
Oh, and If you couldn’t make it to the the event, no worries, you can still join in on the "Spooky" fun! The special "Spooky" kit will be available to the general public for sale starting tomorrow, as well the online class!
Okay everyone! I hope you are having a really incredible Halloween season and I will see you all later!
xoxo -- Madame Leota...I mean, Andrea :-)