Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Club Ideas for "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson



  Photography by McKenzie
To start off our haunted evening, we gathered at my house to carpool to SLC where this special book club was being held. 
Do you like our serious spooky faces lol!
Victorian Gothic Halloween Costume
Photography by McKenzie
After our short drive we arrived at Bethany's house with anticipation to see what beautiful spooky things she had come up with. Bethany has a talent and a true GIFT for throwing parties and bringing any theme to life so we were excited!! 

We all walked in at once to see Bethany fabulously dressed holding her puuuurfectly themed black cat named Dooby.  
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Then as soon as we turn into her gorgeous penthouse apartment we saw the food table decorated to the nines!! (yes I like to use old lady expressions.)

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I already did a full blog post just on the food with all of our recipes that you can find HERE
Halloween party food,
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Everywhere we looked Bethany had tucked little details that kept us looking for more treasures.

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Even the individual food platters had us "Oowwing" and "Aawwwing!"
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Bethany even had Hugh Crain's haunted old bones on one end of the table and his deceased wife Renee's wedding dress on the other.
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Cat Skeleton
One of my favorite touches that Bethany had was the old 1963 "The Haunting" movie (based off the book) playing on the wall while we were mingling about and eating.
Perfection.
the haunting movie
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Before we got into our book discussion, we HAD to take some photos of everyone's amazing Victorian Gothic costumes!

You can see all of our costumes in our "Get the Look" blog post. 
Photography by McKenzie
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I have so many stunning friends!
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And then it was finally time to discuss "THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE!"
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Bethany did a FANTASTIC job Moderating this book, she thought of everything!

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GASP!
Suddenly, faded words appeared on the upper part of the wall that slowly came into view that read,
 "Help us Eleanor...Come home Eleanor..."
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Can you say CREEPY!?!

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Bethany had each of us put our name in for a spooky surprise gift and Kellie won! She recieved some Harvey & Son's pumpkin spice tea (you can find this brand at B&N or through the link), a set of macabre earrings and pendant along with a few B&W candies. 
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Thank you Bethany for hosting such a perfect evening to get us all in the Halloween spirit!

SEE ALL OF OUR HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE POSTS:
Autumn Pear Dumpling recipe and tutorial (these are a show stopper!)
Our group book review and star rating (coming soon)

1 comment :

Karen said...

Awesome Post! Looks like you all had a creepalicious good time! Love the costumes and decorating.