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REAL PARTIES: Wicked Bling Halloween {Part 1 – Cocktail Party & Candy Bar}

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I’m so excited to share this next Real Party with you… and there’s so much to share that it’s coming in a double-dose! (Part 2 coming later today.) This glitzy Halloween party is a sparkly, adult-oriented “Wicked Bling” bash created by the always-fabulous Angela of Fantasy Celebrations.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

Read on for all the spooky-chic details, as told by Angela herself…


wicked bling halloween party ideas

This past weekend, Fantasy Celebrations styled an event for a client’s annual Halloween party, which has become a tradition among her friends who look forward to a spirited event, sans the children. This year, she asked me if I could provide a little style for an always-fun party.

While deciding the theme, I became obsessed with blinged-out skulls … so “Wicked Bling” it was! All of our sparkly skulls were purchased at HomeGoods for about $7 each. I accented with black and white damask print for the tags and labels for a touch of trendy sophistication.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

The Candy Bar was stocked with orange saltwater taffy , rock candy and gum balls from Bulk Candy Store, chocolate kisses, Tootsie Pops, candy bars, bakery-fresh cupcakes and chocolate-covered apples.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

wicked bling halloween party ideas

The Tootsie Pops were covered with black tissue and embellished with acrylic gems a la The Hostess! I love how this little expensive trick can be used with a candy bar of any color palette.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

We also wrapped chocolate bars in black tissue accented with the customized labels. All labels and tags were designed for us by Laura at Tickled Plum.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

Laura’s awesome labels also added polish to inexpensive orange soda and root beer.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

The rhinestone embellished chargers for the cupcakes, the tray for the chocolate-covered apples, and the silver skeleton hand holding the votive all were purchased at Z Gallerie.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

For the Candy Bar’s décor, we used skeleton heads propped up on old, repurposed candle sticks and a plaster column. Silver sequin fabric from Hobby Lobby added some sparkle. All of the candy containers were purchased at HomeGoods for less than $15 each.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

The handrail of the stairs was draped with yards of black tulle, silver garland (Christmas garland from Michaels) and spiders painted silver.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

The stairs led guests to the bar area. When I first saw the client’s cozy game room, I knew it would be a great little area for chatting and sipping cocktails! The barstools and taller tables we rented gave the space a clubby feel, and the skulls , sequin accents and votives detailed with acrylic gems added our bling.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

We gave the skulls height using pillar candleholders and accented with bits of feathered boa.

wicked bling halloween party ideas

We had so much fun with our wicked bling Halloween theme!


Such a cool Halloween party, Angela – thanks so much for sharing!

Like this look? Stay tuned for Part 2 – the Wicked Bling Tablescape… coming later today!

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22 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Wicked Bling Halloween {Part 1 – Cocktail Party & Candy Bar}”

  1. I love this!! Everything is wonderful, what a great job:-)

  2. Jess B says:

    wow- seriously fantastic! loooove the glitter AND the caramel/choc candy apples look delish!

    wonderful idea!

  3. Vanessa says:

    That is the BEST Halloween set up I have seen. Awesome Job!

  4. Kelly says:

    Love it all! Using a similar theme for a work party tomorrow. My party won’t look nearly this fabulous. Great work!

  5. Elisha Akram says:

    I just love this wonderfully decorated Halloween theme party…. It so inspires me! Love your ideas!

  6. ljcadv says:

    this looks like it was so fun to do and to attend!

  7. Nancy says:

    How Creepy! Love it! Looks like it will be loads of fun for all who attend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love this! So many great ideas!!!!

  9. Nikki Marfori says:

    AMAZING! The details are fabulous!

  10. Bella says:

    WOW, Angela you did an awesome job. I love it, thanks for sharing.

  11. Jessica says:

    Fabulous Job! I love the bar set up, you remind me of me when I entertain :D


  12. Natasha says:

    Every little blinged out skull and all the spooky details are fabulous! I love how this cocktail party came together.

  13. Brenda says:

    Muy Bonito!!!!

  14. Wonderful!! Great job, Angela!

  15. Thank you ladies so much for your kind words. What a great way to start a Friday!! Thank you. Happy Halloween!

  16. Rochelle says:

    Amazing job! This is the BEST Halloween set up I have ever seen! LOVE the details. Can’t wait to see Part 2: The Wicked Bling Tablescape!

  17. The attention to detail is insane :)

  18. Kathryn Kelley Thomas says:

    Found my theme for my party for this year! Great ideas

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