When the talented Brenda Byers of Great Stitch came to us to ask to use our Vintage Chalkboard Halloween Collection for her upcoming Steam Punkin Halloween Party, we were instantly intrigued! Brenda told us she was styling a Steampunk Halloween Party – or as she called it, as “Steam Punkin Halloween”. How darling! We are excited to share her creative ideas with you today! Of course her costumes are incredible, so don’t miss all of the fabulous details!
Be sure to look out for these fabulous party details that we loved:
– Creative Light bulb Party Favors
– Adorable Chocolate Gear Desserts
– Incredible Custom Made Costumes made by Brenda herself!
– Printed book page decorations
– Steampunk style pumpkin using spray paint, gears, buttons.
Read on for more fabulous details and darling photographs!
Don’t forget to check out these fabulous parties and ideas:
– Vintage Countdown Style Party
– Haunted Halloween Party
– Vintage Detective Party
– Glam Halloween Party
– Happy Halloween Party
– Classic Halloween Party Kits
Here are the Steampunk Party Details from Brenda Byers of Great Stitch:
Lurking in a room that can only be reached by traveling down a dark and narrow crooked street, rumor suggests a party has been planned to watch for the elusive Great Steampunkin. After giving the secret knock on the door, party goers enter to find a table filled with gears, clocks, keys and a delicious assortment of strange delicacies. Here perhaps they will finally learn the truth…does the Great Steampunkin exist?
Anders Ruff was kind enough to make our amazing printables here! We were so excited how well they fit with our Steam Punkin theme! You can find these and a lot of other awesome Halloween ideas.
Of course GreatStitch is always going to have a place in our parties! We couldn’t resist making an insert for this old wooden record player we found. We thought it fit the part so well! It originally had a pink yucky fabric in it. This is a much better option! My creative daughter Rhonda just pulled the other one off and put this one on a cardboard and replaced it!
The favors for this party are really fun! We took goggles and painted them with the same spray paint that we painted on our pumpkin. These were “beer goggles” that found a new home. We thought they would fit the little gourd pumpkins perfectly and we had the favors for kids to create their own steam pumpkin. We included some of the gears we found and a ribbon. That way kids can have their very own Steam Punkin. And we found the light bulbs in the Christmas ornament section of Michael’s.
I am always trying to make banners look different and I had some lace sitting around so I sewed the paper straight on to the lace and hung it. This is the old record player I was speaking of. The insides are still there! It is such a fun old piece. We just couldn’t resist leaving the finish just as we found it in an old barn at an estate sale!
Is any party complete without Macarons? They are one of my favorites. Gesine Bullock Prado has put out one of my all time favorite cookbooks. That is saying a lot since I collect them. It is called Sugar Baby and is quite an education. I have cooked my way about half way through the book (then I got on my bike!). She has a wonderful Macaron recipe in there that can be varied easily.
It’s apple season so we have to include apples. I will be sharing our pastry cream recipe that a chef shared with me in culinary school. It is the base of almost anything pudding related. We paired that with some apples and topped it with a butterscotch sauce.
Wilton has an awesome chocolate mold that looks like gears! It made these so simple! Then we used metallic FOOD spray paint! Now that is some fun stuff right there! Super easy DIY!
For the back drop we had some old magazine pages printed off with clip art. Then we mounted all three on the same fabric we used in the record player. We also spray painted the frame to be like the pumpkin.
I was in a bit of a panic because I wanted Claire to have some gloves. I got some icky fish net gloves and tacked a little lace over it. I didn’t sew it completely on because I wanted to give her room to get it on. We tied it all down with a fabric strip that we used in her skirt.
GreatStitch made the outfits. You can find just the shirt here for boys or girls, and the whole outfit here. For our pumpkin, we went to got one of the carvable pumpkins and used metallic spray paint. We used the Tim Holtz things again on the face of the pumpkin.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate, if you are sincere enough (and have a little help from spray paint) the great SteamPunkin may make a visit to your party!
More fabulous SOURCES to create your own Steampunk Party:
– Steampunk Gears
– Edible Gold Spray Paint
– Metallic Spray Paint
– Metallic Straws
– Black Rock Candy Sticks
– Steampunk Pocket Watch Accessory
– Clear Plastic Fillable Light Bulbs for favors
– Nuts and Bolts Candy Mold
– Industrial Style Desk and Chair
– Industrial Clock or here
– Sugar Baby Macaron Cookbook