31 Oct

REAL PARTIES: Chic Halloween Dinner

halloween dinner party ideas

Kara from Kara’s Party Ideas hosted a “Chic Halloween Dinner” party last weekend that looks like so much fun! I’m especially loving the black & orange drip candles, shimmery accents, black crows, and wine glasses rimmed with orange sparkle gel.

halloween dinner party ideas

Read on for lots more images and details, as told by Kara…


I hosted my Chic Halloween Dinner last week, which had a ‘black damask’ theme along with the obvious color palette of orange and black. I also added accents of shimmer and chandeliers.

I found the perfect Elegant Black Damask printable party pack on Paper & Cake {place cards, napkin rings, cupcake toppers, etc}!

halloween dinner party ideas

I topped the glasses with orange sparkle gel icing and added spider rings to the bottoms:

halloween dinner party ideas

I love this black shimmery candelabra…

halloween dinner party ideas{Also pictured above: licorice wheels that were hung above the dessert table, as inspired by Amy Atlas}

More shimmery party decor…

halloween dinner party ideas

Drinks: I put orange Jones Soda in a black cauldron filled with ice and set Monster energy drinks out {in the “Khaos” flavor that matched the black and orange theme perfectly}. The crow on top was inspired by Hostess with the Mostess

halloween dinner party ideas

halloween dinner party ideas

The Dessert Table:

halloween dinner party ideas

The cute cupcake toppers were part of the Paper & Cake printables. I also made this chocolate pistachio ganache cake {recipe found in Celebrate magazine..it’s the cake that’s on the front cover}. It turned out really good & tasty!

halloween dinner party ideas

I added masks to the little figures on the cookies…

halloween dinner party ideas

The Oreos were rolled in orange and black sprinkles..

halloween dinner party ideas

And last but not least, the party favors were my homemade caramel apples and/or cute little boxes {paper & cake} filled with candy corn.”

halloween dinner party ideas


Fabulous Halloween party, Kara! Thanks for sharing it!

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October 31, 2009 at 8:39 am

kara's party ideas SAYS:

thanks so much!

October 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

abigail @ paper & cake SAYS:

Wow Kara…. you did a FABULOUS job decorating for this party! I am so impressed :)

October 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Awesome ideas! Most of them are doable for the average person too. Thanks for showing us!

October 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Mandy Bradshaw SAYS:

I am so sad I missed it. :(

October 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Jess B SAYS:


October 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Roberta SAYS:

So Cool ! You have a great imagination,and I bet you are a very “FUN ” friend to have. Hope your peeps appreciate your hard work. Thanks for sharing,

November 1, 2009 at 9:46 am

Michelle SAYS:


November 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Madame Sucre SAYS:

bookmarked for future party ideas.. :)

November 2, 2009 at 1:58 am

Alex SAYS:

How chic is that shiny black pumpkin?!

November 2, 2009 at 4:20 am

Kim - The TomKatStudio SAYS:

Fabulous details! Great job, Kara!

November 2, 2009 at 10:12 am

Tessa SAYS:

Love it! Target had some skull-damask pattern items that would have worked also perfect with this theme!

November 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

Lisa SAYS:

Loved the use of the orange and black monster drinks! :)

And off topic, I wanted to tell you Jen that your blog has changed so much about how I do the little details in my life! Thank you so much…truly! I get fresh excitement everytime I visit. I would love for you to see this boy’s SPY party I recently did here:


Thanks to you for the original inspiration to make each event special! I appreciate YOU and what you do!

November 2, 2009 at 11:22 am

Lura Barylski SAYS:

Awesome ideas! I love theme parties and I made my table settings similar to yours, it was for kids so I just brightened it up a bit. Everyone said it was great!

November 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

Tardevil SAYS:

November 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Lisa –

Thanks so much for your sweet message! I really appreciate it – things like that are so nice to hear… makes it all feel worth it when I get overwhelmed on this end :)

Your spy party turned out great! I love how creative you were with the food especially… the “Kaboom!” cake is awesome and the magnifiying glasses made out of cheese & pretzel rods are genius! I’m thinking we might have to feature it as a “real party” if you’re up for it!

November 4, 2009 at 7:19 am
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