In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the movie, why not throw a Hocus Pocus Halloween Party? Even the Sanderson Sisters had a bit of fun before trying to gather all the Salem children for… things.
With a few easy decor crafts and some themed and delectable treats, your party is bound to be a hit.
When Max took his little sister Dani trick or treating, they stumbled on Allison’s house. I love this scene mostly for Dani’s comment about Max liking Allison’s “yabo’s” but something else memorable are those pumpkin cups Allison gives Max. I’ve always thought about those dang cups and decided to just make them.
This DIY is very simple! Just download the stencil I provided and cut as many as you need. Weed the faces and use the transfer tape to place the faces on the cups. Bam! Pumpkin Cups!
If you don’t have a cutting machine (like a Cricut), you can always print out the stencil, trace it on the back of the vinyl and hand cut the pieces. Also, the transfer tape helps make things easier and look more uniform, but it’s not absolutely needed.
Sanderson Sister’s Cupcake Toppers
It wouldn’t be a Hocus Pocus Party without the witch sisters themselves! Winny, Sarah and Mary can easily grace the tops of your cupcakes since they’re made of cardstock instead of stone.
I included the filgree Sanderson Sisters file, as well as the ovals I used. Download both files and cut them separately. I used the “light cardstock” setting for the ovals, and the “vinyl” setting for the busts. Weed the cut outs and use the transfer tape to place the sisters on their respective cardstock ovals. (Winifred on green, Mary on red and Sarah on purple.)
Again, if you don’t have a cutting machine, the best way to create the toppers is to directly print the Sanderson Sister file on their respective color cardstock. You can cut them into ovals after, and they’ll have the same look!
Then, use washi tape or glue to adhere the skewer to the back of the ovals. I used another blank one to cover the stick so that the topper was double-sided. You can also skip the skewers and use them as table confetti, or make them larger and add them to your wall decor. These lovely witches are pretty versatile!
Hocus Pocus Garland
Head over to Monica’s blog, Popcorner Reviews, for her adorable Hocus Pocus Halloween Garland Tutorial!
Other Party Elements
I stuck with the orange and black theme because of the typical Halloween colors that were portrayed in the movie, but you can use whatever color scheme you’d like! If you want to mix it up for your own Hocus Pocus party, you can check out this post for other color ideas.
To keep disposable party supplies fairly inexpensive, I usually shop at the dollar store for plates, napkins, utensils and table covers! It’s super easy to find decor to mix or match as well. For this party I also purchased tall candles and tealights from the dollar store to add a little ambiance. They don’t even have to be lit, but when you see the Sanderson Sisters house in the movie, there are candles literally everywhere.
Other elements that would add a little magic are broomsticks (and a mop and vacuum for the other rides), putting out a Morton Salt container (to you know, form a circle of salt to protect from zombies, witches, and old boyfriends) and dressing as your favorite character!
The wall backdrop I used is also from the dollar store and added another element of witchy mischief I needed. (Check out the bubbling cauldron!) I like to keep the decor fairly simple and kick it up a notch with the food and drink delivery. And speaking of…
What about the food!?
You can’t have a party without it! Or so says I, the always hungry one. These lovely bloggers have amazing Hocus Pocus inspired recipes that will absolutely break any spells of hunger.
What’s your favorite thing about the movie? Tell me in the comments, and let me know what you thought about our party round-up!