{GUEST POST} halloween party!


happy halloweeeeeen!

remember this party?
well flavia did it again!
you are going to love this party by fete a fete
{again… same problem as last time – accents on blogger?? not sure how to do those…}
anyways you will love every amazing detail-

the black and orange spooky fortune cookies were my fav :)

hope this gets you in the mood for trick-or-treating tonight!

I had an “adults-only” beverage station separate from the other food tables.  The two drinks shown are a tangerine mimosa (champagne + tangerine juice) and a black cherry + black vodka “concoction”, which I named Spidertinis and served in… oh well, martini glasses. 
 You can purchase this “welcome” bunting here (digital file.)
I wet the rim of the glasses and then dipped them in orange and black sanding sugar.
This is a little trick I got from Martha Stewart: “bloody eyes” made out of lychees stuffed with maraschino cherries.  They were the little surprise at the end of the drink picks…
My original idea was to get a handful of test tubes and use them as shot glasses, adding dry ice for a more “eerie” effect.  Since I couldn’t find neither dry ice nor a test tube stand that I liked,
I poured the drinks in Erlenmeyer flasks for a “mad scientist” look, and decorated the “drinking glasses” with some adorned straws.
Mini candelabra and cake stands snagged at eBay. Cuuuuuute!!!  Spider web cupcakes tutorial here.
  Halloween-inspired fortune cookies. Black and orange in color with spooky messages inside…
“A crazy bat will get stuck in your hair”
Glass cylinders got a “facelift” with black, white and orange ribbons.  I made polka dot “Boo” labels for the orange and black swirl lollipops.
Even the soups served were color-coordinated:
Chipotle Black Bean and Organic Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper.
In fact, I focused on black and orange foods and beverages, like this black rice Thai-inspired salad
with mangoes, cilantro and red bell pepper.
My “scary” family photos :-)
and some fake cobwebs all over!
I dragged my dress form from my closet to be the “hostess” of the night.  I threw an orange boa, a few bead necklaces and a “Happy Halloween” sign around its “neck” and had it greeting guests at the door. 
Did you like the party printables I used for this Halloween party?  
You can find them (and more!) for purchase here and a matching pennant banner here
thanks so much flavia for sharing this spooky party with us!
to see more of the details from this party click here
{YES there is more! she is amazing!}
be sure to follow along to see all her amazing parties

happy haunting!

mindy starr


  1. Great “grownup| party ideas! Hope you had a fun Halloween!

  2. Thanks, Mindy!!

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