This past Saturday we went to a Steampunk Halloween Party that Misty, my old high school friend hosted. In fact she officially dubbed the party her Quarter Century Steampunk Halloween Extravaganza! There was so much attention to detail that went in to the planning of this event–from the details on the mailed invitation to the hand made decor and spookified treats. For those of you not familiar with what Steampunk is, the best way I can describe it is Victorian Era inspired fashion meets steam powered technology. So top hats, bustles, corsets with gears and exposed machinery.
I am definitely not the best at arts and crafts or DIY projects–my impatience causes a sloppy end result. I give five stars to Misty’s inventiveness with creating her Steampunk decor–especially since it is a fantasy genre with little to pull from. For creative people a big imagination, some gears and a glue gun can take you far in the world of Steampunk!
Aside from all the wonderful Steampunk decor there were also traditional Halloween touches, like a graveyard on the side yard entrance and cheerful orange pumpkins. Party activities (besides eating and enjoying yummy cocktails) included a skull hunt and pumpkin carving. The skull hunt proved to be challenging and entertaining. Guests discreetly searched for clues throughout the night to find the skull stash for a prize. I won a beautiful Steampunk inspired necklace, Kyle left the party with a skull bottle opener.
Did I mention the tasty Halloween treats yet? I think this is my third mention of them now because seriously–these treats were GOOD! Some were too cute to eat, like the graveyard cake and top hat marshmallow pops! I especially enjoyed the sugar rimmed cocktail cups and the bubbly caramel apple cocktail to match–YUM! This is just a very small sampling of the treats and beverages:
And a few more pictures of us having fun at the Steampunk Extravaganza: