Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Who doesn’t love Hocus Pocus? It has always been one of my favorite movies to watch in the days leading up to Halloween. I’m so sad I haven’t been to Disney World recently to see the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. So to cheer myself up I decided to throw my own Hocus Pocus party at home.


The preparation started with the making of the Sanderson sisters. My niece and I used poster boards and paint. I was inspired by some amazing bookmarks created by Marquisdusoleil. You can visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/marquisdusoleil and check them out.

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These witch fingers were just pretzel rods dipped in melted white chocolate that was dyed green. I used strawberry jam and almond slices for the fingernails.


These graves are just brownies and graham crackers.


I was really happy with the way the Hocus Pocus books came out. You can find the recipe online by googling it, but it’s just graham crackers sandwiched together with marshmallow crème, frozen for 10 minutes, then dipped in melted chocolate and allowed to harden. I will definitely be doing these again!


These Crashed Witch Cupcakes were really fun to make. You can find these online also, but I just drew one witch’s boot and traced it a bunch of times on black cardstock. After cutting them out I cut a striped straw in half and hot glued the boot to the straw. Easy peasy!


I knew I wanted a green drink for the kiddos, so I bought some bottles of Hawaiian Punch and removed the labels. I just made and printed out these labels that said “Witch’s Brew.”


The Witch’s Potion (I got 6 cauldrons for $1 at Target) are just lime jello made with fruit cocktail mixed in. I added the gummy worms and plastic eyes for an extra creepy touch.


Lastly, I had to attempt to make Winifred Sanderson’s spell book. I couldn’t bring myself to paint and glue on a real book, so I just used a shoe box. I covered it with a brown paper bag and painted it brown. I did buy some rubber fingers from Dollar General for the side, but the other pieces are Play-doh.  I used brown Play-doh and yarn for the stitches but the only other color Play-doh I had on hand was yellow, so I painted it gray and used it for the snakes. The eye is a plastic eye I cut in half.


Most of the additional decorations were purchased at Michaels.


I hope you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for stopping by!