October 16, 2013

Halloween Party Ideas: Part 1, The Inspiration Board



Today, I have a fun and festive treat for you!  I asked our event planner extraordinaires, Holly Fowler and Mary Crafts-Homer, to come up with some fun ideas for your upcoming Halloween parties!  Today, we have Holly's ideas for the decor and activities.  Take it away Holly!

"One of our favorite family traditions is our annual pumpkin carving party.  There is nothing better than a hand carved pumpkin - and with the plastic pumpkins available this tradition is going away, sadly.  One of the reasons, in my opinion, is getting the inside of the pumpkin cleaned is so hard!  Well, here's a family tip: Kerr canning lids are the trick to the clean pumpkin.  The metal edge scrapes and clean like nothing else.  Another way I like to set the mood is with candles, candles and more candles. Candlelight instantly creates a mood which is perfect for a halloween party!  Especially if you add the light of your freshly carved pumpkins!  Another great, and inexpensive, idea is to use cheesecloth to decorate mantles, tables, porches, etc.  It's fun and spooky with the look of spiderwebs but is a lot easier to use than the stringy, sticky spider web.  For this pumpkin carving party, I thought it would be great to create an autumal color palette that really played up the activity of the night, and was fun, yet pretty and perfect for guests of all ages!  Happy Halloween!"

Thank you, Holly, for those awesome ideas!  Stay tuned for Mary's Frightentingly Fabulous Halloween Menu!  Happy Halloween everyone!

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Photo credits - Row 1: Pumpkins via Designer Mag, Apple decoration via I Said Yes... Now What?; Row 2: 'Welcome Friends' arrangement via, Cobwebbed candles via Martha Stewart, Bat & Window decoration via Designer Mag, Pumpkin centerpiece via Designer Mag, Candlelit table via Hedgehogs & Leaves, Spooky pumpkin path via Martha Stewart

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