(I kinda feel like this about the Halloween issue of Martha Stewart--The Halloween Issue Is Out--Oh My God)
I still say Martha Stewart seriously needs to get laid, but every Halloween I do appreciate the magazine her talented staff puts out. It's on the shelves now and here's a teaser....
A werewolf-inspired food spread with full-moon quesadillas and mauled cider -
Coffin cake, anyone?
A freaky cool cemetery
There are lots of costume, home decoration/haunt ideas and tons of recipes. There is a recipe spread for a dark tales stormy night supper and plenty of pumpkin ideas for carving.
I have to admit, I think I have every Halloween issue. I put them on my coffee table in September and flip through them. It's just too much fun! Now, all I gotta find is a man who likes Halloween as much as i do and I can start making little ghostie treats and having horror movie nights!
I am a huge fan of her team's aesthetic: creepy but classy. It's old fashioned but modern and always tasteful. And the best thing is that you don't have spend a lot of money to do these things. They're often stuff you can find around the house or yard and repurpose. I did a big centerpiece for a Hallowe'en party once that was old branches and twigs clawing their way out of a galvanized steel bucket. Some were left naturally gray; others were painted white or black.ReplyDelete
Dang, I did the same thing with a metal bucket and branches. haha! We could seriously do a Halloween party! I have used a lot of the stuff from the magazines and it makes me want to have a dark story telling party with interesting spooky cocktails and foods and sitting around candlelight and telling urban legends. You know, I would love to see her one year do a totally retro Halloween based on 50s/60s/70s creepy masks and the old folk art looking designs and things. It would be my favorite issue ever.ReplyDelete
If I ever hot the lotto, I will have Martha Stewart Halloweens.ReplyDelete
I think I'd make her come and cater it. Hee heeReplyDelete
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that coffin cake!!ReplyDelete
I hate to admit it but she always has the coolest ideas!! :DReplyDelete
I'm lame - I don't have any one of these Halloween editions.ReplyDelete
See, now Martha Stewart always strikes me as the type to be having loads of depraved sex behind that wholesome, no-nonsense, crafty-mom facade. In fact, I bet she crochets her own whips and chains.ReplyDelete
Looks interesting, i'll have to buy this magazine and take a look. :)ReplyDelete
I definitely want to do a storytelling/writer party. I keep thinking about the get-together that spawned Frankenstein: all the attendant writers had to come up with a spooky tale. I'd love to do something like that. Everyone writes a short-short story and then reads it aloud using whatever props or visual aids to enhance the experience.ReplyDelete
My dream party is furnishing covered in white sheets, cobwebs, abandoned house, huge candelabras and sprinklers squirting water at the windows, lightning flashing outside with thunder sounds and scary stories with brandy by the fireplace. Or, perhaps a party where the TV is on and a reporter tells that there's an escaped killer mental patient in our neighborhood and everyone is advised to stay in. Then, I plant the seed in their minds that one of the people at the party might be the escaped mental patient. Or, perhaps a midnight walk through a bright moonlit cornfield filled with scarecrows and some of them are real people on the posts that frighten you and then a headless horseman goes galloping by....ReplyDelete
the mental patient idea is classic. ha! i love martha stewarts stuff, always the best ideas.ReplyDelete