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Rustic-Style “Sweet and Spooky” Halloween

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Paige Kepner from of Paiges of Style is back with a super-chic take on Halloween! The black, gray and rusty orange colors of this vintage-rustic style “Sweet and Spooky” Halloween features a refreshing variation on the traditional Halloween palette and feels decidedly grown up, yet still appropriate for pint-sized guests.

In addition to the cool stationery elements (which are available in Paige’s Etsy shop), I’m loving the fabulous pumpkin cake pops featuring “spooktacular” twig handles, the “layered pumpkin pie” mason jars, and the mod all-white frames and background props. Paige even spray painted a $10 table from Goodwill for the perfect pop of rusty orange! How’s that for resourcefulness? And of course I’m especially smitten with this sign in particular… ;)

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

Read on for more gorgeous photos (beautifully captured by Kristen Vincent) + creative details…

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party

rustic vintage halloween party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Paige

“Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday. I LOVE pumpkins! The weirder the better =) But sometimes I feel like this holiday is either too cutesy or too spooky, so I wanted to create the perfect party for both kids AND adults.

I decided to incorporate mature colors including black, gray and a rusty orange along with glittery skeletons, spiders and bats. These elements made the party grown up without being too spooky for the kids.

To get the kids excited about the party, I made very juvenile desserts including pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin cake pops using tree branches, ghost fondant cupcakes, candy corn cupcakes and layered pumpkin pies in mason jars. Our friends kids had such a blast devouring all of the desserts in just a couple hours. =)

Most importantly, this party was created for less than $100. By baking all of these simple desserts on my own and borrowing some serving pieces from fabulous friends (like Brittany of Most Likely Late. I was able to pull it all together on the cheap. My biggest purchase was the table I displayed my desserts on which I found at the Salvation Army for $15 and spray painted it to match the party. I used white frames from my daughter’s room and stole the antlers from my living room. Peak around your house, you’ll be amazed at what you find that matches your party theme! Plus, my existing Halloween decorations, mostly from Home Goods, were just perfect to use. And always, remember to have fun with your theme. I just loved the label used for the ghost fondant cupcakes that says, ‘Ghostess with the Mostess’, it’s a perfect homage to my favorite party blog.

My new Sweet and Spooky Halloween collection is now listed in my Etsy shop and can be purchased for only $10.

Thank you again to the amazing Kristen Vincent who took these gorgeous photos!


– Party Styling, Baking, & Printables: Paiges of Style
– Photography : Kristen Vincent Photography




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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

17 responses to “Rustic-Style “Sweet and Spooky” Halloween”

  1. Melinda says:

    Do you have the recipe for the Layered Pumpkin Pie??!! It looks amazing!

  2. This is perfection! Gorgeous styling, photography, and graphic design. :)

  3. I don’t normally like Halloween Parties, but this is beautiful! Love the styling and the layered pumkin pies are super cute!!!

  4. Isn’t she just the sweetest bumblebee you’ve ever seen?

  5. Stephanie says:

    LOVE this & everything Paige does!!!

  6. melenasands says:

    Love the Ghostess With the Mostess cupcakes – so cute!!

  7. I love the Salvation Army table! What a great find.. who knew?! Congrats Paige–

  8. Linda says:

    Do you have the recipe for the layered pumpkin pie?
    What a great idea!

  9. TMSMarshmallows says:

    The tree branches REALLY added that special rustic touch. Love that idea for other occasions too. Awesome job Paige!

  10. OMG – Absolutely gorgeous! Look at those cakepops – amazing!

  11. laura says:

    What an adorable little bee!!! Beautiful party too.

  12. Congratulations Paige!! This party is EPIC!! Love all the colors and styling! I’m so sad we don’t live closer so we could attend. Umm. . . can I just say that Charlie is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! Love you lady!

  13. JAF Gifts says:

    The dessert spread looks fantastic, oh my goodness… so many many wonderful ideas! I love it!

  14. Marisol says:

    “Ghostess with the mostess” love that! Great job!

  15. I was just wishing I had saved all the milk glass from my wedding to use at my annual Halloween party. Looks great with this set up.

  16. Samantha says:

    OMG would you be willing to share the layered pumpkin pie recipe? I’m having a Halloween party and they sound like a perfect dessert!