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09 Oct, 2012
Written By: Alicia Bauer @ Ally B Designs
We are back again with a spectacular Halloween! We had been working on “what do for Halloween” and we came across this party post and it was exactly what we were thinking! I apologize for not bringing an original piece but this is EXACTLY what we would do!
We wanted to provide a post that could be used for all ages and this party delivers. This Black and White Sophisticated Halloween party allows you to add any pop of color you want or keep it classic with black and white. We would set up this candy buffet in the front room where your guests can gather, munch on all of the “sinfully” delicious treats and admire your creativity!
Let’s get started…
DÉCOR AND DISPLAY:
The decorations for this party mix so many patterns and textures you can’t go wrong. By incorporating a few inexpensive decoration items from the Halloween aisle and Hobby Lobby and incorporating a few of your own pieces into the mix you can create an eye-catching display.
Let’s start with the basics. Set the table by using inexpensive black and white fabric from Hobby Lobby. This is a classic piece that can be used time and time again, so it won’t be a waste!
Next, purchase a few of the giant spiders or create your own from tissue paper and pipe cleaners. By incorporating a Halloween tree into the table setting you bring height and texture to the display. If you cannot find a black tree for the price you want to pay, create your own. Let nature be your guide and grab a some sticks from outside, spray paint them and arrange them in a vase with marbles or candies to hold the branches in place. Then hang the adorable black cauldrons, paper bat cut outs, spiders and anything else you can dream of from the branches. We love the unexpected owl watching over the gathering!
Finally, hang a trick or treat sign above the table or on the table itself. I am obsessed with Bakers Twine, and I love how they incorporated it as almost its own spider web. I love using stripes as many ways as possible, but you can always use any ribbon, twine or string. The trick or treat sign is included in the printable package at the end of the post.
If you would like a burst of color to this party, no problem! If you are doing a teen scary party you can add a pop of red with “bloody” items and have them gather for a thriller movie at the end of the night. For the young kids, add a pop of orange for that not too scary party, incorporate pumpkins and any other touches to keep it youthful. As for the adults, you can stick with the black and white and keep the old Hitchcock movie feel.
FAVORS AND DESSERTS:
This arrangement is sinfully delectable with all of the treats ready for your guests! By creating the atmosphere where guests can choose to stay and hang out for a while or grab their treat and go, there is something for everyone! This set up is perfect for the hostess who does not have time (or sometimes the skills) to create the detailed desserts that are all the rage on Pinterest1 If you do have them time (or talent) there are a million that you can incorporate into the menu, keeping the treats simple but adding the extra personal touch with the paper goods is right up my alley.
First up, cupcakes, bake or buy any chocolate cupcakes and use the frosting of your choice. Next, any cookie or homemade suckers can be placed on a stick to create an adorable stand to show off your decorating talents! Get the kids involved and show off their skills as well! These cookie pops or suckers can be placed in a painted (or wrapped)Sstyrofoam rectangle and add dimension to the table by not having everything laying flat.
And lastly two treats for the busy hostess… homemade party mix and personalized candy bars. These additions to the party are the perfect grab and go treat. Mix your favorite popcorn, candies or healthy treats into a clear bag and seal it with a personalized Halloween tag. These hearty bags will make you the favorite house on the block. Finally, for the quickest way to add that special pop, wrap store bought candy bars with your own special label. This is my favorite way to add patterns and color!
This Party includes so many great printables that we are just dying! Incorporating signs on almost all of the food choice and décor items brings so much fun to the display! Mixing and matching patterns makes an exciting display that keeps the guests intrigued. They will have a hard time deciding what to chose and will probably stay long enough to try it all. Since Halloween is such an amazing night for all of your friends and their little goblins to stop by we did not include an invitation in this posting. If you would like a specific party invitation created we would love to work with you! Give us a call and we can create something custom just for you!
Since this party was posted by a fellow designer, I want to give credit where credit is due so I am not including free printables in this post. To download all of the printables from this party pack please go here.
If these are not exactly what you are looking for and you would like to incorporate some color into your display just contact us at Ally B Designs and we can custom create something for you as well!
As the owner + creative director behind Ally B Designs, Alicia's love of design, fashion, and crafting has allowed her to have the most emotionally rewarding career.
After working in the graphic design industry for over 10 years, Alicia found her true calling after planning her own wedding. She took what she loved from graphic design and combined it with all things personal and pretty. Alicia loves combining beautiful papers, fun fonts, and luscious textures to create a beautiful piece of art. A Nebraska girl from the heart, Alicia brings down home charm to every invitation created and event styled.
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