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{Wicked Cool} “Bewitching” Halloween Bash

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October is just around the corner and that means that Halloween isn’t far behind! Personally, it’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and Paula of Frog Prince Paperie definitely shows us how to do Halloween right with this amazing, silhouette-style “Bewitching Halloween Bash. All I can say is… “WOW!”

From the darling spider cake pops and intricate sugar cookies to the wicked-cool “perfectly poisonous parfait“, Paula’s attention to detail and styling is absolutely SPOOK-tacular!! {wink} Some of my favorite details include the Bewitched Bookpage Wreath, the muslin treat bags adorned with witch silhouettes, and the perfect little chocolate chip pumpkin face cakes. The donut broomsticks are beyond creative too! (I’m going to borrow this idea for my son’s class Halloween party.) And don’t forget about all the perfectly coordinating paper details, which you can purchase in the Frog Prince Paperie Shop!

Read on for LOTS more bewitching photos + all the magical party details. . .

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Paula

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Double double toil and trouble, something bewitching this way comes!

This year’s ‘Bewitching’ Halloween started with a few silhouettes of the seasonal sort that were then wrapped in argyle and spooky patterns for a classic look.  Much gratitude to the Berzsenyi family who allowed Heather Stine Photography and I to photograph their 100-year-old house while under restoration.

Our little guests arrived at the front door candy bags in hand. The delightful costumes worn by the girls were created by Debra at Patti Fabulous. I love the little feathered hat worn by Ella Rae!

Inside the party room, the bewitched table was laden with sweets. Andrea of Contemporary Cakery provided us with so many gorgeous goodies! The children couldn’t help but squeal with all the delights. My favorite were the chocolate chip pumpkins with cream cheese frosting on the inside — all with different jack-o-lantern faces. She also provided batty black velvet whoopie pies and the scary spider cake pops.

JP Creatibles used our set design as a starting point and created the amazingly beautiful cookies. Each was a little work of art decorated to perfection.

The little harlequin and pumpkin fondant toppers were created by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes and finished off our cupcake display under the witch hat perfectly. Keeping all these goodies company were our dangerous donut skewers—on DIY witches brooms, and some “perfectly poisonous parfait” topped with tiny DIY witch hats.

Southern Belle’s Charm created the beautiful beautiful paper wreath and the paper fan-style picks with bewitching graphics for the dessert table.  Laugh Loud Smile Big made the little muslin treat bags by creating an iron-on. They were just perfect for holding a stylish handful of treats!

And what’s a party without a little bit of fun? We had a face paint artist, Debra Heuskin Face and Body Artist, paint the girls’ faces with flair. There was also a donut eating contest—the contestants couldn’t use their hands and the donuts were strung from the doorway. I admit, this was a bight more fun for the adults to watch than it should have been.

As our guests were leaving they were welcome to pick up a treat bag or two.  A bewitching cake by Contemporary Cakery served as the centerpiece along with take-home bagged and bowed sugar cookies.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Paperie and Styling: Frog Prince Paperie
– Photography: Heather Stine Photography
– Photo Editing: Jill Luecht Photography
– Baked Goods: Contemporary Cakery
– Sugar Cookies: JP Creatibles
– Fondant Toppers: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes
– Paper Wreath and Fan Centerpieces: Southern Belle’s Charm
– Treat  Bags: Laugh Loud Smile Big
– Facepainting: Debra Heuskin Face and Body Artist
– Costumes: Patti Fabulous
– Floral: Buds, Etc. Floral Studio

POSTED BY:Jessica W.JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas.

27 responses to “{Wicked Cool} “Bewitching” Halloween Bash”

  1. Anne says:

    Wow! My brain is on Halloween overload right now. What a beautiful bash!

  2. keecam says:

    ZOWIE!!! Now those are some of the cutest halloween treats I’ve ever seen! How in the world did she make those adorable pumpkin cakes?!?! You gotta share-it’s killing me! :)

  3. HOLY MOLLY!!!! Paula rocked it!!! ADORE!!!

  4. fantastic!! i love the harlequin, the broomstick donuts, the witch hats, everything…!! so awesome!

  5. Marjorie says:

    OMG this is amazing! I LOVE it!

  6. Paula’s work is always amazing, but this Halloween party tops them all.

  7. Jutta says:

    Everything looks so beautiful. So much talent!!!
    @JP Creatibles – …decorated to perfection indeed… wow!!!!

  8. Allison says:

    Those cookies are unreal! This party is awesome!!

  9. super love! another great job by Paula!

  10. Wow!! I love it. Everything looks fantastic. So inspiring.

  11. Macon says:

    Awesome! Always dream of having parties like this!

  12. Daphne says:

    I love how intricate all the pieces are! If anyone is interested, I found another website with a lot of great crafts also.

    http://www.whimsicalwhimsies.com/

  13. Aimee says:

    Can this be any witching awesome.. so many details and beautiful…

  14. KCbakes says:

    Hands down, the BEST Halloween-themed party I’ve ever seen. Immaculate execution, amazing details from start to finish. I’m in awe!!! I want that paper “wreath” for my front door – it is so cool!

    ps: I’d love it if you enter your vampire spider cake pops in my Halloween contest – they are too cool for people not to see! :) http://www.kcbakes.com/halloween-contest.html

  15. Ebony says:

    OMGosh….this makes me want to have a halloween party! :) How fabulous!!!

    Great work Paula… fellow JMU grad! ROCK IT!

    Ebony

  16. Amazing job at ALL the details! I’m simply amazed at how wonderful everything is… and I find that donut eating contest so adorable! ♥ Great job!

  17. ooooooo I can’t wait for Halloween!!

  18. Thank you so much for featuring my Halloween party! And thanks to all the truly fabulous vendors who had a part in helping put this on. :)

  19. Stacey says:

    Can someone please send me recipe for parfait?

  20. ana pinto says:

    I love it

  21. Fabulous job ladies! LOVE the witch hats and the donut broom sticks. Brilliant!

  22. Praveen says:

    Love this, such fun Halloween inspiration! Can’t wait to share, thanks! {http://rivernorthlove.blogspot.com/}

  23. Jennifer says:

    I love this! Do you have instructions for the DIY donut witches brooms?

    • jenn s. says:

      Hi Jennifer –
      All you need for the Witch Brooms are raffia and wooden dowel rods (I usually buy the “Woodies” brand in the wood crafts section at Michaels). Just cut a small bunch of raffia, fold it in half & hold it against the end of the dowel rod, then use another piece of raffia secure the folded bunch to the wood stick “broom style” and tie it off with a knot. You can also trim the raffia bunch to “groom it” if you need to. Super easy!

      P.S. If you feel that your woooden dowel rods are too long, you can cut them down using sturdy wire cutters.

    • To make it even easier than using dowels, I used a corn cob skewer that was pre-cut!

    • jenn s. says:

      ooh – great idea, Paula! Thanks! :)