I've created a number of Halloween stories over the years, but somehow there's never been a witch involved. So when Ann Blevins, editor of Halloween Tricks & Treats, approached me with the idea of creating a witches' ball, I was eager to explore new territory.
I had the luxury of complete creative freedom and we shot it in my home (that's my cat, Lucy, in the title photo), which means that it was chaos for a few days, but also that I knew exactly what I had to work with. The pale green of my living room inspired the accent color throughout the story, and my very old house lent a little atmosphere to an otherwise clean setup - which is exactly how I live, mixing old and new.
I've included just a sampling from the feature. You can find the rest in the magazine, which is available on newsstands now, or in digital form through Zinio if you want it right now (see link below). I hope it inspires you to gather the girls together and cast a few spells of your own.
These invitations look harder to make than they are, thanks to pre-pleated ribbon and a downloadable template.
Witch leg toppers are a cinch to make with striped straws and witch shoe cutouts.
Photos by Brie Williams