Halloween is coming, and I'm just so excited! I still remember the very first Halloween party I had way back in high school. While most other teens liked alcoholic binge fests or home destruction, my party was a classy affair. I had found a magazine with all these fun recipes and Halloween themed treats at the supermarket, and I wanted to make everything! I decided then and there that I needed to have a party. This time, I decided to give the traditional Halloween party a facelift with a fresh color palette. It's fun, glam and has just the right amount of spooky.
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Let's start at the top! For my color scheme, I went with traditional orange and black, mixed in with teal and pink for a fresh and girly twist. I also accented with white and gold to keep it light and add a bit of glam.
Be sure to add some faux piñatas to your table as favors to your guests. They're fun and easy to make while watching tv! I recommend binge watching Friends as you make them.
So much fun!
I made this table runner using leftover crepe paper from my faux piñatas and some scotch tape. It was virtually free and can be tossed in the trash when the party is over!
I love this cute and quirky Trick or Treat banner. It comes in two parts, so you can hang it up however works best for you!
For the table, I stacked the plates so that each place setting can get all the colors at once. It adds a festive and spooky touch. Ditto for the forks and straws! Finally, each person gets an orange candy stick to go with it.
I love it all, but I think these spiderweb paper fans are my favorite part. Look at how cute they are! They add a spooky touch that's so elegant.
Now raise a glass and celebrate a job well done!
Teal Pumpkin. Black Paper Straws. Orange Tissue Fans. Orange Plates. Candy Sticks. Pink Tissue Fans. Orange Napkins. Orange Streamers. Orange Candies. Orange Tissue Balls. Pink Tissue Balls. Gold Foil Streamers. Gold Foil Straws. Orange Paper Straws. Turquoise Gum Gems. Spider Web Fans. Turquoise Napkins. Trick or Treat Banner. Turquoise Tissue Fans. Orange Forks. Black Forks. Striped Plates. Pink Streamers. Black Cups.
Planning a party is so rewarding, especially once everyone arrives and you get to have some fun! So what do you think? Do you agree that Halloween doesn't have to be spooky? Let me know in the comments below!