Halloween


{Quick Note from HWTM} To celebrate the first day of October (cue flabbergasted confusion as to where summer went), Jennifer Carver, a regular here on the blog, is sharing her take on Halloween with the perfect mix of trick & treat… Here at Banner Events, we are huge Halloween fans! Planning a Wickedly Sweet Witch Inspired […]

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For our very first Halloween post of the year, we are SUPER excited to showcase one of our own Hostess INK paper collections, “Monster Mash,” as expertly styled into this downright EYE-dorable Halloween Bash by Laura Aguirre of LAURA’S little PARTY! Halloween is one of our favorite times of year at HWTM, and we are over […]

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Bone Dust and Snake Venom and Zombie Brains, oh my! It’s hard to believe we’re talking Halloween already, but All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner somehow… scary, right?! (Not as scary as when I walked into a craft store on July 5th and was greeted by multiple aisles of it though.) Anyways, from […]

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Cracked mirrors and life size mummies, what could be spookier? This Elegant Haunted Halloween Dinner Party from Kim White of TWOS A PARTY is scattered with white pumpkins, Ravens and more bone-chilling ideas for an October 31st celebration! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Eerie Cotton Centerpiece in Damask Vases + Burlap Linens – Spooky Sweets (Ghost Cupcakes […]

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Posting a Harry Potter Party on Halloween just feels too perfect doesn’t it ;) From the Honeydukes candy display and owl cupcakes to the Potions Class Activity and Hogwarts House banners, Emily Waltenbaugh of Smarty Parties worked her magic for her adorable junior wizards-in-training! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Hogwarts Dessert Table with hanging candles, “Nimbus 2000″ Treats […]

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Halloween is tomorrow, and that means you’ve probably seen tons of festive and spooky ideas by now… but I can guarantee you haven’t seen any quite like this! Inspired by Victorian-era postcards, Christie of Flaired Affairs styled this All Hallow’s Eve Tea Party! Printables from Made by a Princess Parties in Style and beautifully crafted desserts from so many talented vendors and […]

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Zoinks! Buckle up & get ready for a spooktacular ride in the Mystery Machine to this awesome Scooby Doo “Haunted Carnival” Party by mommy Alejandra Morin of The Marshmallow Studio for her 4th birthday boy Aiden! With lots of fun games, delicious carnival snacks and beautiful photographs by Wendhy Jeffers Photography, this haunted celebration looks like a groovy good time! […]

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Some people just blow my mind with their creativity- and Tammy Mitchell of Pink Peppermint Prints and Parties is one of them! Her “Bone Appetit” Halloween Dinner Party is playfully spooky and rustic. Antique books, skulls in all forms and pops of vibrant orange (pumpkins, cocktails and candy) bring on the “scary” in a stunning way. PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out […]

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Protect your brain! Myles’ 8th birthday is all about ZOMBIES! {Talented} Mommy, Sunny Duran of Sunny by Design kept it not too gross or scary, but totally cool. In just two weeks, she attacked this Creepy & Kid-Friendly Zombie Apocalypse Party with creative ideas for a deathly dessert table, favors (for survival!) and party activities in this popular theme… that might […]

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We’ve already featured a ton of inspiring Halloween parties from many creative & talented people this year, so I wanted to do a different sort of Halloween post myself… one that highlights several different DIY food & styling ideas that could be utilized in any Halloween themed celebration (large or small), and really focuses on […]

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In the spirt of Halloween and Fall, Nichole Wardle designed a Crafty Fall Harvest Party. With gorgeous photos from friend, Erin of Erin McGinn Photography, the seasonal dessert table, kids activities and icons of fall look effortlessly beautiful! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Make Your Own Bird Feeder and Apple Stamp Crafts – Potato Sack Races, “Don’t […]

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Cristy of Pretty My Party knows how to put it all together! With her fabulous team of vendors (Cupcake With Character, Hot Pink & Chocolate and Jessica Standish Photography to name a few!) she styled a Terrifyingly CUTE Halloween Monster Bash! Watch out, these googly eyes, fun monster faces and chevron printables take a spooky Halloween twist! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out […]

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Yesterday morning I went on one of our local news stations in San Diego to talk about Halloween Party Ideas – and decided to focus on creative food & drink ideas that are actually lower in sugar. (We’ll be sharing photos of everything from the segment soon, but in the meantime you can check out […]

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When it comes to Halloween, it’s pretty easy to figure out how to get your hands on sugary treats. I will admit that the amount of “fun size” candy I’ve personally consumed already is already verging on SCARY… and it’s not even October 31st yet! :0 On the flip side, it IS possible to serve […]

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Eat if you dare… Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs concocted this {Creepy} Witches Brew Halloween Party with a timeless “glowy” vibe that is boiling over with poisonous drinks and spooky sweets. Her cobweb covered dessert table is frightfully fun and oozing with wicked good inspiration! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Warty Witches Brew + “Pick Your […]

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Boo! Black cat cookies, pumpkin decorating and lots of TREATS from Alicia Johnson & Betsey Hodges of Happy Wish Company… plus more Bright & Modern Kids Halloween Party Ideas! The orange polka dot balloons, spider web placemats and pumpkin t-shirts are just so cute and kid-friendly. Be sure to check out all the spooktacular details below! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS […]

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Shiver me timbers! I am dying over this dark & dramatic shoot from Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake! Beautiful, eerie photos from Missy Marie Photography set the mood for this Spooky Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Adult Halloween. Ye be encouraged to pillage these creatively harrowing ideas, delight upon the scurvy snacks, and marvel at all the gorgeous treasures! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: […]

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Oh my ghosts-ness! With a bit of magic potion and a talent for terror, Erika of The Hopeless Housewife concocted this AMAZING Haunted Mansion Graveyard Inspired Halloween Party {…and I am haunted by the fact I didn’t get to eat any those spooktacular treats}! I am absolutely losing it for those mummy push cakes & cutesy ghost meringues. Halloween is […]

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This party is so stinkin’ cute! ;) Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes created a creepy & creative “Witches Brew” Halloween Party bubbling with skulls, Goblin eyeballs and more eerie ingredients from those mysterious black cauldrons. Continue reading if you dare! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – “You’re Next” Skull Cupcakes and Poisonous Caramel Apples – Frog Eye Salad + Spider […]

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If you want to spook-ify Halloween this year in a magical and mystical way,  Tonya Coleman of Soiree Event Design has some GLAM, spine-tingling ideas to share from her Twilight Fairy’s Hollow! I am enchanted by this original, dark twist on the classic girly fairy theme… P.S. Those laser cut-outs from Ten23 Designs are amazing – they really transform […]

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