Old West Ghost Town Themed Party

Discussion in 'Halloween Countdown' started by Cathymac2, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Hello everyone. Happy Martin Luther King Day! I am off today and working on plans for our annual Halloween party, Boo!Bash9. I have decided to use a theme this year. In years past (8 of them) I have not had an organized theme but rather just decorated in a vintage style using orang, black and white as my colors and "Eat, Drink and Be Scary" as my motto.

    This year, however, I want to do an old west ghost town theme. Pinterest is full of ideas and I've started a secret board for gathering ideas.

    I need a name for my ghost town. I would love to incorporate my name for our home "Holiday Hamlet" somehow. But, it also needs an old west flavor. Ideas?

    I plan to ask everyone to dress in costumes that fit the Wild West theme. The party is held in our backyard and includes a "camp fire" in our firepit and a hay ride around the neighborhood. I have a ton of ideas and plans but would love suggestions from you smart party planners!

  2. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member


    I love this idea for a party!! There are so many fun things you could do, I bet your list of ideas is long!!

    How about the "Holiday Hamlet Hitching Post" for a name?

    Can't wait to hear more ideas!!
  3. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Holiday Hamlet Phantom town...

    I love to hear your ideas
  4. FrostyShimmer

    FrostyShimmer Well-Known Member


    Howliday Hamlet? or Ye Olde Howliday Hamlet?

    I think "ye olde" is more British on second thought.
  5. snowlvr

    snowlvr Active Member

    This sounds amazing! How about "Doc Holiday Hamlet" LOL
  6. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Bahaha. Connie-Doc Holiday Hamlet is hysterical!! That could be a character for one of us to dress as. I love it!! All of the ideas are great. Keep 'em coming, girls!!
  7. DebbiGall

    DebbiGall Santa's Elves

    LOL I went to a old west Halloween party last October, but it would be hard to beat, My cousin built a real old west town out in the country, we live in Texas. He has a facebook page for it it's called Deadwood you should look it up it's a hoot! here's the link to his page
  8. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Wow..you go girl. You are on the ball. That's awesome. I've always wanted to have a Halloween party, but just felt like I never had enough people or friends to come. LOL

    I did throw a couple parties for the kids though and always made that fun, but not the same.
  9. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    OMG, that Deadwood party must have been great.
  10. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Wow! Deadwood must have been amazing!! Great inspiration ideas. Clearly mine will not be nearly that elaborate but the idea is the same. Thanks!!

    Keep those ideas rolling in! Still looking for a clever name for the "town".
  11. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Plans are still progressing. I have a bunch of ideas to flesh out and work on this summer. The summer is looking busier than usual but I am determined to get things done. I think since I use July for Christmas prep, why not use August for Halloween? June is pretty busy, so August should work well. Hobby Lobby will have stuff out too.

    First order of business will be to make a list of projects to do, making a timeline and start collecting supplies.
    Secondly, creating those projects. I'll report on the progress here.

    Getting excited already!
  12. happy2bme

    happy2bme Well-Known Member

    August would be the perfect month to get ready - good thinking!!

    Can't wait to hear about all your plans.
  13. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    can't wait to hear all about it
  14. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Still searching for a name for the "ghost town". I thought about "Holiday Hamlet Gulch" or something like that. It's still not catchy tho. Still seeking ideas! Anyone? Anyone?
  15. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I'll try to brainstorm on the name - What elements do you want in the name? Both Halloween and the concept of Holiday? :) Or is just the Halloween type wording enough potentially?
  16. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Old west and a Halloween mashup is what I have in mind. I would like to use Holiday Hamlet somehow ...
  17. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Doc Holiday Hamlet Shootout
  18. JeniferDwn

    JeniferDwn Member

    Haunted Holiday Hamlet. Or to use someone's elses spelling....the Haunted holiday Hamlet. Sounds like a lot of fun!!
  19. Cathymac2

    Cathymac2 Active Member

    Thanks. I think I've decided on Haunted Holiday Gulch. I do love Doc Holiday Shootout tho!

    My Pinterest board is loaded. I have so many plans that I know will have to be pared down. I am making a list in sort of an ongoing manner of things to do in August and September to make it fun yet keep it doable, both time and money wise.

    Thoughts and ideas are welcome!!

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