Who is ready for Halloween? Me, me and oh yeah, ME!! I’m a true believer in making this “season” last as long as possible.  So, over the next couple of weeks, I’m sharing several Halloween party & decor ideas with you.  Starting with this fun Fortune Teller Halloween Craft Party.

This Halloween party is part of a blog hop hosted by the aptly named, Fun-Squad.  That’s right, the fun doesn’t stop here, there are 5 more Halloween parties for you to check out.  You’ll find the links to each at the end of this post.  You can also enter our hop giveaway. $75 in Halloween goodies from Oriental Trading!

Let’s get started with my Halloween prediction… I’m “seeing” a Halloween Party theme that is perfect for all ages! That’s right it’s a Fortune Teller Halloween Party   This party has something for everyone.  Kids get to create their own DIY Crystal Ball and adults get to have a little fun reading the tarot cards and predicting the future!

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Setting Up The Party:

This party was inspired by my love of all things freak show & carnival including the resident fortune teller.  Although I LOVE the American Horror Story version of a freak show, I kept this party much (I) more child-friendly.

I started with a fortune tellers booth.  This doubled as both the party backdrop and somewhere I could “read” my crystal ball and give out fortunes to the kids and adults.  To help me with random fortunes I found some fun vintage 1950’s fortune cards.  Quirky fact, these are the same fortunes dispensed by the swami in a Twilight Zone episode.

Then I hung a large lace spider web backdrop.  This is actually a large tablecloth that I picked up last year at Target during the after Halloween clearance.  Over this, I draped popping Purple Glitter Tulle Roll and then hung a glitter glass “BOO” from The Wendy Addison.

On the table in front of this, I set up a fortune-telling table covered in Halloween fabric, velvet, and a Lace Tablecloth.   On top of these vibrant colors and the mix of eclectic patterns, I placed not only my DIY Crystal Ball but a fun fortune teller print, purple feathers, tarot cards and items I already had in my party stash, gemstone skulls, rabbit’s foot, black candelabra, arsenic bottles, and rats!

Last but not least a seat for me and my brave fortune seekers and twinkling black cat lights!

The Table:

My kids LOVE crafts and making things, so to include them I set up the table to double as a DIY Crystal Ball craft table.

Then instead of handing the supplies to each child, I decided to display all the craft supplies on a black table top with a kraft paper table cover.  On this, I wrote the names of supplies directly onto the paper.  This way of displaying the craft supplies added a wow factor decor element to my party space.

Table Details:

Each guests’ place setting included their plate, cutlery and their DIY Crystal Ball for filling and decorating.  I used fortune fish as the place setting names, a sharpie works great to add names.

Beside each place setting, I also added a small tin vase that held the glitter for their crystal balls.

Fortune’s Calling Card Centerpiece:

In the center of the crafting table, I added a real crystal ball I found on Oriental Trading.  Nothing like a bit of fun inspiration for the kids!

Party Favors

Who loves party favors?! Kids!! I loved putting together a box that was big enough to hold their DIY Crystal Balls, as well as a few fun, take-home gifts for fortune telling at home.   Fortune fish, playing cards, a tarot card and chocolate coins for passing over the fortune tellers palm.  Everyone leaves with a little more in the way of good luck, good fortune and good memories!

Make sure to check out my step-by-step tutorial to create a DIY Crystal Ball and then hop through these fun blog posts for all your Halloween inspiration:

What’s Your Halloween Fortune? from Fern and Maple
Death by Chocolate Halloween Party from Fun-Squared
The Purr-fect Halloween Party from Giggles Galore
Boo Halloween Party from A Pumpkin and a Princess
All the Fun without the Fright from The Celebration Shoppe
Halloween Boo-k Exchange from Dukes and Duchesses
Mystery Menu Party from The Crafting Chicks

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Thanks for partying & crafting with me! Hope you enjoy the hop!

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