Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{My Parties} Halloween Boo Bash Party!

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Ok, full disclosure....I have never thrown a Halloween party before! 
I know, it's crazy, right? 
It seems like Halloween is just about the only major Holiday where I haven't done a party!
So, I was really excited when my client, Reema, contacted me about styling a Halloween party for their friends and family. 
I loved her idea of having a pre-Halloween party for her children and their friends. 
Since her children are younger, I wanted to make this more "cute" than "spooky." So, I concentrated on a fun color palette of purple, lime green, orange, and black. 

I started by purchasing these beautiful metallic fabrics from the Halloween section at Joann. 
The purple is spider webs, and the green is something like a cheetah-print, but scarier! 

I wanted the table to look like a scary kitchen where treats (or tricks) were being served. I used this box, made by a friend, to house some battery powered candles and a skeleton hand that I got at Michael's. 

The ceramic books are from +Michaels Stores as well. 
On top of the box, I displayed these gorgeous glittered candy apples from my friend Autumn at Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins. Aren't they beautiful?
The kids loved them!

 I knew I had to have Amanda at Semi Sweet Confections make the cookies for us. I knew she could make beautiful, yet kid-friendly Halloween shapes. I sent her a few pictures, but she took the theme and ran with it and made these adorable cookies for the kids.  

How fabulous are those purple chevron bats?  

For the main centerpiece of the buffet, I created a "cake" out of cake pops and sweets skewers. 
I made it with hat boxes, cardstock, and some craft foam. 
The top layer were the adorable cake pops from Autumn and the bottom layer were the sweets skewers from Marie at Sweets Indeed. 
Every single time I open a box from Marie, my mouth starts watering! 
Marie is always so awesome to work with. She always customized the cutest skewers for me!

And look at these! I mean...cute overload. 
The kids were all about these cake pops!

  My friends at Birthday Express hooked me up with this cute cauldron that actually steamed!
It was the perfect touch for this event, making it look like a really spooky witch's kitchen!
 Here is a picture of it once the light started going down. Love it!
 Birthday Express also sent some awesome partyware too!
I love these quatrefoil plates! And the coffin utensil holder!

For the backdrop, I used two wreaths from the Target dollar spot and made them into the OO in Boo!
Then, I used a regular wooden letter from Hobby Lobby, and added it to some cardboard to make the scale right to match the Os. Then, I glittered it!
 Target had all kinds of cute Halloween themed lights this year, so I picked up these spiders, which perfectly matched the theme colors!

 Reema sat up her savory food on her beautiful bar. I left before it was all put out, but I am sure it looked delicious!
I LOVE these orange and black buffalo check cups from Birthday Express!

 How much do you love these plates? These are new for 2014 for Birthday Express and they are sure to be a hot seller next year too!

Have a SPOOKY Halloween!

Glittered Candy Apples and Cake Pops: Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins
Sweets Skewers: Sweets Indeed
Plates, Napkins, Forks, Cups, Cauldron: Birthday Express
All Styling and Photography: GreyGrey Designs

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