JESS’S MURDER MYSTERY HALLOWEEN PARTY: SLAUGHTER AT THE CIRCUS

EEK! Happy Halloween ya’ll! On Saturday the day had finally arrived when I would throwing a murder mystery party! I had always wanted to host one of these and Halloween seemed like the perfect excuse to get everyone together to play such a fun game! So a few months ago I started trawling through the web to find out everything I could about throwing a murder mystery party and how they worked! I knew everyone would be given characters and we would have to figure out who was the murderer!

I Looked through so many websites with murder mystery games that you could download and saw so many different themes, there a lot of 1920s, great Gatsby style games but it didn’t really feel like us and I wanted something that could actually be made a bit spooky! There was also Las Vegas style ones, hen party games, but nothing seemed to fit until I came across ‘Slaughter At The Circus!’ Perfect I thought, circus’s are super colourful and fun, plus the costumes could definitely be creepy! I bought this game, and while the graphics were absolutely shockingly terrible within the pack the whole storyline was there and looked like great fun! I redesigned the invitations, and decided which of my friends would work best playing each of the characters! There were clowns, fortune tellers, acrobats, a ring leader, a lion tamer and so much more to choose from and let me tell you, the girls did not disappoint! Everyone went to town on their costumes!

Obviously for me, one of the most important things of the night was the decorations, we decided to hold the party at my parents place since there would be more room for all of us and they have white walls everywhere! This was a huge space to fill though and the lighting down was also shocking as we found out once the party had commenced! ha!

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DIY NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRED PUMPKINS

One of the things I love most about Tim Burton is that if you’re watching one of the films he’s directed or produced you can instantly tell it’s his work without even knowing, one of the classic traits are those swirly spirals that sometimes pop up in his films and I absolutely love them in Nightmare Before Christmas! I thought it would be fun to create some no carve pumpkins with these spirals on as a little nod to the classic Halloween film (it’s one of Em’s favourites!). These would look fab sitting out on the porch or displayed on cake stands at a Halloween party!

YOU WILL NEED:

Spray paint in the colours of your choice (we went for white, a shade of berry and lilac. All from Rustoleum) // Black acrylic paint // A pencil // A small paint brush //

STEP 1:

Spray paint each of your pumpkins the colours you have chosen and allow to fully dry. You’ll want to make sure you do this two or three times to make sure that the pumpkins are completely covered.

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HOW TO MAKE HALLOWEEN THEMED BATH BOMBS

I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE me a bath bomb! After we moved house last year the only downfall was not having a bath, I used to love getting in the tub, watching the crazy bath bomb fizz away while I tucked into a good book! Even though I don’t have a bath anymore my love for bath bombs still remains strong (clearly) and we all know what amazing gifts they make so I thought I would whip up a batch of Halloween themed bath bombs ready for this month! I love the idea of making a different bath bomb each month and collecting them over the year to gift at Christmas, so your gal pals have a different monthly themed bath bomb for the upcoming year! Anyway, for now let’s get cracking on these spooky bath bombs shall we?

YOU WILL NEED: (Makes 10 Bath Bombs*)

2 cups baking soda // 1 cup citric acid // 1 cup cornflour // 6 TBsp Epsom salt // 2 Tbsp coconut oil // Witch hazel (preferably in a spray bottle) // Lavender oil )or scented pure oil of your choice) // Green food colouring // Pink food colouring // Bath bomb moulds //

*Obviously the amount of bath bombs depend on how big your moulds are but this mixture made 10 bath bombs for me, 1 large, 3 medium and 6 small)

STEP 1:

First, add all of your dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, and Epsom salt) into a mixing bowl and give them a good mix up together. Then, pop the coconut oil in the mix and blend together by mixing it with your fingers. You need to do this until there aren’t any clumps of coconut oil left in the mixture.

STEP 2:

Add your lavender oil into the mixture, if you’re using a 100% pure oil then you’ll only need around 10 drops, if it’s more of a fragrance oil though you’re going to need to add around 20 drops of it to really get that scent in there!

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HOW BEAUT ARE THESE DIY SKULL ICE CUBES?!

A few weeks ago I was scrolling through instagram when I came across this incredible account from Samantha Swanson, it was filled with big beautiful glass displays and crystals that were full of fresh flowers and she had created these giant skulls that we instantly fell in love with! (By the way If you want…

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