Twas the nightmare before Christmas
and all through the dollhouse
All the creatures were stirring...
The St. Louis BJD Convention is hosting the second annual Nightmare Before Christmas Party on November 16th!
Our location is the Overland Baptist Church Educational Building.
The event is from 7-10pm.
What to bring:
Your doll(s), in their Christmas, Halloween, Hanukkah, or other end-of-year Holiday attire.
Snacks to share. You could dig through the old family recipe book and bring a special Holiday treat! We will have a power strip to plug in a bubbling cauldron (er, crock pot) of dangerously delectable delicacies. Perhaps you have a favorite cookie you would love to share?
Your camera, because the displays are going to be very festive!
A Gift to share! Bring a wrapped gift for a gift-exchange. Doll items make awesome presents, but if you wish to give something else that is delightful, that’s ok, too! Value: $15-20.
If you have swap or sale items, you may feel free to bring them. We will have an area set aside for swaps/sales!
What to expect:
We will have some nibbles and our infamous Tea Buffet of warm beverages. (This year: Cider and Hot Chocolate will also be offered!)
The local Monster High is sponsoring this year’s event! Monster High dolls (and BJDs dressed to match) are welcomed with open claws, particularly at the actual Monster High School playset, which will be decorated for the holidays. Which Holidays? You’ll have to step inside to see…
Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Christmasses long long ago…
With the event in the evening, we have a perfect opportunity to play with lighting for our displays! Be prepared to take advantage of unusual lighting angles in our photo area.
This year’s Holiday display will be a living room set up appropriate for Christmas Eve/Morning with your doll family. We are also planning a table with candles and a miniature Menorah for Hanukkah night displays, too!
This year, our crafting project is working in miniature to create a doll-sized Gingerbread House. (Not a doll house in gingerbread.) We will have icing and graham crackers to construct your miniature fully edible house. Please feel free to bring miniature candies and edible decorations to decorate our miniature mansions. Of course, if you prefer to make a Gingerbread Haunted House, that’s also a real possibility…
If you wish to create your miniature in advance, we will have a great spot to display it. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and most beautiful, as well as other categories yet to be announced. The only rule: It must be doll-scale, and it must be fully edible.
For more info, you can visit our facebook page, or our Website.