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ELEVATE YOUR VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY

Halloween 2020 filling you with dread? Get spooky with Damn Good Shindig instead! DGS is an LA based event design company specializing in bringing your favorite fandoms to life. This spooky season we’ve created a new video series - Damn Good Creations, that explores how to throw an awesome Zoom Halloween party. Follow Damn Good Shindig, and get ready for some witchy good times full of DIY crafts, inspiration, dollar store finds, and ideas to elevate your Halloween at Home 2020.

 

New episodes drop every Sunday at 1pm PDT leading up to Halloween 2020

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episode 1

A PARTY'S BREWING

This week we will dive into inspiration for our bash, go hunting at the dollar store and give you an inside look at our design process.

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boards of inspiration

materials/shopping list

(subject to change minimally)

party in a box

​ We will be making our boxes to look like grimoires - an essential tool for every witch.

  • A box that you can make look like a book - try finding something that has a good height to it, so you can fit all the party goodies in it. Also should be able to open from the long edge, or be made to do so to open like a book. 

  • Hot glue, glue gun

  • Plastic bugs, frogs, skeletons, bats, butterflies, snakes, eyeballs - anything to decorate your cover with

  • Some twine or other textures to make borders 

  • Paper towels - something with little to no pattern, definitely not flowers or anything cutesy.

  • Mod podge

  • Black, metallic, gold, brown paints

  • Paint brushes

virtual background

Our selected backgrounds will be available to download from our website when Episode 2 airs.

hats & crowns

For your elevated Zoom party every witch should don some festive head accessory. 

  • Witches Hat or headband

  • Wire

  • Plastic bugs, frogs, skeletons, bats, butterflies, snakes, eyeballs - anything to decorate your hat or crown with

  • Fake Flowers - dried , or matching color scheme

  • Twigs and sticks

  • Rocks or crystals

  • Hot glue, glue gun

foreground element / decor

​We will be gifting our celestial candles to guests, making spell casting that much easier

  • Black prayer candles - one for each guest

  • White paint

  • Paper towel

  • Four 3/4" Round foam brushes 

  • Xacto blade

  • Sharpie

  • Needle nose pliers or something to poke with!

  • Natural ribbon (like rafia or natural twine)

  • Sprigs of lavender, twigs, or spooky leaves

themed treats

It's a witches tea and that means it needs exciting treats to go along with it. Full recipes will be available for download on our website shortly.

  • Soul Cake Recipe  - food processor or blender will be needed

  • Crystal Candies Recipe

  • Tea Time Macarons Recipe - Black food dye is recommended for editional spooky vibes

  • Bewitched Bramblecakes Recipe

invitations

We will be making moon inspired invitations to go along with our color scheme and witchy aesthetic

  • Matte Sticker Paper to print invitation on

  • Black 5 x 7 flat cards

  • Black A7 envelopes

  • Gold sharpie pen

  • Celestial stickers

  • Spooky stamps from USPS

  • White, purple and iridescent paint

  • Good paintbrush or old tooth brush to flick paint

  • Water

themed drinks

Our amazing friend  - LA’s very own Booze Runner is concocting a unique recipe for us and we will release that recipe before that episode.

  • Small potion bottles to section out ingredients

  • Sticker paper to label ingredients

activity

We’re going to be splitting up our spell’s ingredients so every guest will have a portion and will need to work together to make the spell work. 

  • Spell incantation in whole

  • Spell Ingredients in whole

  • Parchment paper to print out spell

  • Miniature cauldrons - 1 per guest

  • Potion ingredients: Dried herbs, colored water, spooky candy or plastic insect figurines, fake flowers/natural elements, etc. Get creative!

  • Potion bottles, various sizes, enough to store 1 ingredient per guest

  • Twine for labels

  • Large Cauldron - for party host

  • Dry ice - for party host

  • Purple lights - for party host

  • Water - for party host

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episode 2

immerse yourself

This week we’re getting to the bottom of what immersive experiences mean to us, and bringing you two killer DIYS for our witches tea party. Learn how to make bewitching invitations and celestial foreground decor to elevate your Halloween at Home 2020.

episode 2 downloads

invitation downloads

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fonts, pdf, and png version

zoom backgrounds

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