A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to throw a Halloween soiree. I LOVE a good themed party and I already had some fun items I needed to put to good use so it seemed like a given that I do something so I sent out and invite and got to work.
As you know, I was on the hunt for orange jeans last weekend, but finally settled on purple and boy am I glad I did. I found an amazing purple and green witch mask at Michael's (on sale too) to wear today so the purple jeans matched perfectly. The polka dot top is from Old Navy (on sale for less than $10!) and has been featured on numerous blogs this October, including the wonderful Nina.
I found LOTS of wonderful items at Michael's on sale for tonight's party including the fun Halloween garland that I used around my fireplace. Eventually, I want to get a mantle built and then I can display things above or hang signs, but the garland ended up working out perfectly for this party. It added a very festive element to something that is rather simple and blah at times.
I found Halloween tortilla chips at Walmart earlier this month and had those out with the EASIEST dip that is always a hit (recipe to come) and of course there was candy corn EVERYWHERE!
I will do another post about food, but wanted to share the cards I made for each item I served. I printed the chevron tags out on card stock and then attached each to polka dot glitter paper. They were very festive and also informative.
I hung glitter skeletons in my gold birdcages/plant holders...SPOOKY elements everywhere!
This darling sign was too fun to pass up. I found it on sale at Michael's as well as the sign on my front door. I forgot to get a photo of the door, but the sign reads "You say witch like it's a bad thing." Ha!
Here is the printable sign I posted last week. The size was perfect and it compliment my "Happy Halloween" sign which hung above the kitchen entry.
The treat bags turned out wonderfully I think. I found the polka dot sacks at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off so as with the rest of my decor, they were also a steal. I included chocolate covered Oreos, Funfetti cakeballs, candy corn bark, Halloween hand sanitizer and a box of Emergen-C (I have an endless supply that I won and want all my friends to stay healthy) in these bags.
I will leave you with a sneak peak of the food (if you follow me on Twitter you have already seen this I bet). This was the Spooky Sparkling punch I made. The eyeballs were the PERFECT addition and really made this in my opinion!
All in all, tonight was SUCH fun and I think everyone had a fabulous time, or at least I hope they all did. Tomorrow I will share all the sweets and treats we enjoyed until then, eat, drink and be scary...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!