Tomorrow is September 1st, which is kind of the unofficial start of fall… and you know what that means when it comes to parties: Hooray for Halloween! It may be 2 months away from today, but it’s never to early to start planning your big spookfest, and and I am SO EXCITED to kick off […]

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I always love a good outside-the-box shower theme, but it’s even better when the idea is not only wonderfully creative, but ALSO perfectly tailored to the guest of honor! Case in point: check out this fabulous “Nightmare Before Christmas” Wedding Shower dreamed up by Sandra from Maison Des Reves… Sandra is a huge fan of […]

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It’s amazing what a little creative presentation can do, right? Case in point: check out how clever garnishes like licorice wheels, chili peppers, cherries, and pickled beets can turn rather innocent-looking cocktails into something truly SPOOKTACULAR for Halloween! Which concoction looks most tempting to you?

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I’m SO excited to share this amazing Halloween party with you! Jackie from Jackie Culmer Photography recently designed and captured this super stylish & creative “Hocus Focus” party to celebrate the launch of her new business… and judging from the looks of these photos, I’d say she’s got some talent!! For starters, check out the […]

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Feel like doing something fun to celebrate Halloween with your girls this weekend? Here are a few pink-and-black-and-girlie-all-over “Ghoul’s Night” ideas that are surprisingly simple and easy to pull together! Even though I took these pics a few years back, this concept is still one of my favorites when it comes to nontraditional Halloween… SKULL […]

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This “MUMMY’S NIGHT OUT” theme from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Halloween is such a clever & elegant take on Halloween, and a color palette of green, white, and black feels fresh & fun, but still very Halloween-appropriate. The fabulous “Mummy Veggie Dip” tray pictured above is the first thing that caught my eye… such creative presentation! […]

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Stefanie from Anna and Blue Paperie sent in this festive Halloween dessert table that features lots of fun, affordable DIY projects – like chocolate-dipped marshmallow pops with colorful Halloween sprinkles, glitter pumpkins, and popcorn-filled paper cones displayed “bed” of candy corn! All of these themed paper details are also available in Stephanie’s etsy shop. (Don’t […]

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In continuation of the beautiful Victorian Halloween Sweets Table by Sweets Indeed, here’s a peek at the coordinating invitations, escort cards (candy licorice pipes & paper butterflies!!), and accent decor from the same photo shoot… {details from Marie at Sweets Indeed} “The custom invitation was made with velvet-damask paper and is one of my favorite […]

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A-MAZING! That’s pretty much the best way to describe this fabulous Victorian Halloween Dessert Table created by the sugar-style gurus at Sweets Indeed. In addition to the cool black lace backdrop, the individual crème brûlées served in chocolate cups, and the ridiculously gorgeous cake, one of my favorite things about this table is how stylish […]

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How adorable are these Fur Ball and String Monster cupcakes?! You could probably serve them any time of year, but they’d be really super-cute for Halloween too! These wide-eyed little creatures are from the book What’s New, Cupcake?, which makes for a great gift idea for your favorite hostesses, moms (of all ages!), and party […]

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With its non-traditional blue & yellow color palette and classic comic book vibe, this fun Monster Mash Bash printable collection from Spaceships & Laser Beams offers a refreshing twist on the typical Halloween party! Read on for more cool images and details from Stephanie (the designer of this collection)…

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Courtney from Pizzazzerie recently styled an AMAZING Vampire-themed dinner party for a Nashville Lifestyles piece… how gorgeous is this?! The shoot was inspired by Love at First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook, which boasts “more than 300 suckulent recipes” {very clever!}. I love this idea for a clever twist on Halloween celebrations… or a […]

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How FUN are these colorful Halloween Sweets Skewers from Sweets Indeed?! The skewers hold over one half pound of candy each! The {limited edition} designs include Bats, Skulls, Pumpkins, Zombies, Caskets, and Eyeballs. Great idea for Halloween party favors & gifts! (Note: The ordering deadline for Halloween skewers is this week! – Friday, October 15th) […]

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Loving these modern-looking Halloween cookie and cupcake ideas from BHG… especially the adorable Wide-Eyed Cookies and Little Monster Cupcake designs! Pictured above: Wide-Eyed, Mummified, and Mod Pumpkin Makeover cookies. Pictured below: Little Monster, Frightening Frankenstein, Flying Bat, and Spooky Eyes cupcakes. Pictured below: Licorice Spirals, Round & Round, and Monster Face cookies…

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It feels like Etsy has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to setting up your own party tables! For example, check out this new DIY Happy Halloween dessert table from Anders Ruff… the entire buffet looks fantastic, but the patterns and paper details are definitely the (double-chocolate) icing on the […]

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I’m always a sucker for contemporary silhouettes on dinnerware, and here are a couple of the latest reasons why… check out these cool Bird Sketch canapé plates from West Elm and the Woodland Cameo collections by Rosanna, featuring “Victorian and Gothic elements paired with neo-classic cameos”. Black and white works well year round, but given […]

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Um… yes. I’m pretty much dying over this new GLAM HALLOWEEN photo shoot from The TomKat Studio! This is probably one of my favorite themes Kim has ever dreamed up… and that’s saying a lot! Fabulous color palette, glittery trees, hints of damask, a ridiculously cool spiderweb pumpkin, and so much more… Do you see […]

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

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If your Halloween party plans are still in the works… or maybe you’re suddenly itching to host a last-minute bash since Oct 31st falls on a Saturday this year, check out today’s HWTM post over at Real Simple – Halloween Parties: 8 Tips for Last Minute Hosts!

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Welcome to Part 2 of our “Wicked Bling” Halloween feature… Angela from Fantasy Celebrations is back with some creative ideas on how to incorporate this theme into a spooktacular dinner party tablescape! Here are all the DIY details, as told by Angela:

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