Young Frankenstein Halloween Party: Part I {Sponsored Post}

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio Three Little Monkeys Studio received free product samples from Oriental Trading, but the opinions are 100% all mine.

A couple of few weeks ago we threw an early Halloween party for a dozen friends plus their kiddos. We wanted a fun theme that was different, not scary and exciting for kids of all ages, so we chose to go with a Young Frankenstein theme since it is one of our favorite old movies. Frankenstein, brains (and not the gory kind) and lots of great puns … what’s not to love?

A few months ago Oriental Trading sent me a gift card to do some shopping, and I couldn’t wait to try out some of their fun Halloween products for the party.  I knew we would have quite a few kids at the party, so I wanted some fun crafts and games to keep them busy. I purchased the Halloween Mask Craft Kit, Inflatable Glow-In-The-Dark Skull Beach Balls, and a Ghost Dartboard. I also purchased some fun decor items like the Bag of Bones, a set of three Skulls, and Gumball Eyes you will see later in the post.

To prepare for the party, I turned our living room into Frankenstein’s castle, designed some printables that reinforced the theme, and used my glue gun to create something shockingly fun. (OK, bad pun.) If you’re a fan of the movie, you’ll get a lot of it, but even if you aren’t or haven’t seen it, it is just a fun Frankenstein-themed party. Part of the fun of throwing parties is making it personal and meaningful to you, and that is exactly what this was. A labor of love to be shared with good friends.

I took a MILLION pictures, so I’m going to break this up into multiple posts – Part I covers the food, drink and decor, Part II covers the activities and favors, Part III features the {FREE} printables, and Part IV is the giveaway. Hope you enjoy the pics!

THE LAB

I turned my living room into Frankenstein’s Castle by using an old gray photography backdrop I had and drew stones on it with chalk. Super simple and easy!

Using a Luminglass from ThinkGeek, an old electronics tester, some squirrel cage light bulbs and some hot glue, I built a fun prop to give the lab some authenticity. Faux chains and a “Danger: High Voltage” sign added some extra fun.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

THE STUDY

The white book case was supposed to replicate the study and the famous bookcase scene between Gene Wilder & Terri Garr.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

If you are a fan of the movie, you’ll get the “Put the candle back!” reference and the hand behind the bookcase (a great find at Dollar Tree).

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

THE BEVERAGES

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

All of the beverages and drinks represented various characters. Taffeta Vino was a nod to Frankenstein’s fiancé, and the Monster Moscato is for the … Mmmm … Monster.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Let’s not forget Frau Blücher … {neigh!} … she has her own brew.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio The kids drank Ovaltine. Another nod to the movie. How cute are these jars dressed up with pumpkin faces and straws from my friends at Sweet Carnival Supplies.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Guests used toe tags as drink labels. There were some very interesting deaths among our guests.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Let’s not forget Gene Hackman’s uncredited cameo in the film as the Blind Man. He has his own Espresso (Starbuck’s Frappucinos).

THE FOOD   

We served pizza followed by a sweets buffet to keep it super easy so we could spend our time with our friends rather than cooking over a hot stove.

It wouldn’t be a Young Frankenstein party without Abby Normal. My friend Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats made the fun brain-shaped cake balls. I put them in canning jars and slapped on a label.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

She also made some Igor’s Eye-balls cake balls. The detail on them was amazing!

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Inga (Terri Garr) is Frankenstein’s new love interest, so coconut macaroons served as Inga’s Haystacks and a nod to one of her many humorous scenes.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

These cookies by Linda of Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design is amazing. Her work is jaw dropping!

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

I made the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, which was beautifully decorated with a cake tassel from the glittery Purple Pug. It helped hide many of my newbie cake decorating mistakes.

THE DECOR

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Isn’t this banner amazing? Jaclyn of Peckled is so sweet and puts so much care into her designs. Stick around … I’ll be giving this banner to one lucky winner!

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Skulls and cobwebs added extra spooky touches here and there.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

My friend Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet made pretty topiaries, and a wreath and swag that were the perfect way to welcome guests.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

She used burlap and black & white ribbon. I added a few cobwebs and a skull to make them a little spooky. Frankenstein and pumpkin lanterns from Dollar Tree hung from Sweet Georgia Sweet’s ribbon swag and helped light the front porch.

Young Frankenstein's Lab Halloween Party by Three Little Monkeys Studio

Homemade paper bag lanterns lined the windows and lit up the back porch and were super easy to make. I printed Frankenstein’s image on the paper bags (tape the flap down with washi tape before running through your printer) and place a candle inside.

SOURCES

Printables, Cake, Party Styling and Photography | Three Little Monkeys Studio
Luminglass, brain candle | ThinkGeek
Brain Cake Balls and Eye Cake Balls | Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats
It’s Alive banner | Peckled
Custom Wreath, Swag and Topiary | Sweet Georgia Sweet
Frankenstein Cookies | Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design
Custom Frankenstein Hoodies | Elle Dee Design
Cake Tassel | The Purple Pug
Bow ties | L & M Boutique
Straws and chalkboards | Sweet Carnival Supplies
Bag of Bones, Eye Gumballs, Set of skulls, Skull Beach Balls, Ghost Dart Boards, Halloween Mask Craft and Free Coloring Sheets | Oriental Trading
Brains, Fake Hand, Tombstones, Spider Rings, Glow sticks, Frankenstein Playing Cards and Goblets  | Dollar Tree
Lip whistles, Erasers, Twine, Felt Sticker Craft | JoAnns
Squirrel Cage Bulbs | Decor Steals
Black Dinner & Dessert plates, Frankenstein Napkins | Plates & Napkins

Comments

  1. says

    This is AMAZING!!! I cannot believe how much detail! The brains in the jars are amazing. I LOVE the Ovaltine idea! LOL! Even the photography looks creepy. I am astounded by how many clever and beautiful details you dished out.

  2. Rachelle Damron says

    What an amazing party. Would there be any way to purchase the rest of the printables. Ie… Expresso, wine, and the Abby Normal goodie bags. AMAZING ! Rachelle

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