Halloween :: Tablescape & Decor

I’ve said it a million times, but this blog is really a showcase of my mom’s creativity! She blows me out of the water. Case in point, her Halloween decorations. The photos do not do this table justice, but it is the coolest set-up I’ve ever seen.I LOVE the pumpkins on candlestick holders. The black glasses are my favorite… I’ve been coveting them online for a long while so I am thrilled she just bought them. Totally stealing those soon!I love how she always just uses random pieces here and there. A huge key was used for a napkin ring and a white and black bandana was the napkin. Such a funky touch. I don’t think many people would have thought of a bandana for a Halloween tablescape but she just thinks like that. I love it.This particular day she was having a few friends over for dinner and made funky hats for each of them to wear. Yes she made that. And yes, she should sell them on Etsy. She served soup in skull votive glasses (this photo was taken before the soup was in it) and made eyeball caprese. Spooky!“Blood” shots to drink and Mummy dogs to eat rounded out the appetizers. It sounds like they had a great time.One of the things she copied from pinterest were these totally adorable witch feet made from an umbrella that hung over her sink. I totally love this. Her mantle always looks incredible. This hutch greets you as you walk through the front door. I love the blue plates mixed with all the Halloween stuff.Pumpkins on sticks to finish up. She’s insane. Hope you got some fun ideas for your Halloween party!

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Halloween Party :: A Bewitching 60th Birthday Party

Tis the season to share parties I threw about 2 years ago! Well before this blog was even a glimmer in my eye, my ‘bewitching’ and fabulous Mother-in-law Sally turned 60. Of course we were going to throw her a well-deserved party! And lucky for me, her birthday has a built in theme. She was born on October 31st. Why fight that when it’s so fun to be bewitching?!When it came to decor, I was (and always am) very lucky to be able to steal from my mom. While we wanted to go with the Halloween theme, we wanted it to be more chic & girly rather than spooky. Breaking out black and white toile tablecloths and black crystal chandeliers helped keep it more “Sally-esque!” My mom made the centerpieces and I still adore this idea! Putting a real white pumpkin on a stick was so fresh and the bright flowers around it made the table feel more feminine.Each guest was given a bewitching hat to wear which was tied to the back of each chair. The cute thing was that everyone wore them nearly the entire time! I hope I am that cool at 60! Sally got a really pretty witch hat and a feather boa which she rocked like only she could.I think there were nearly 20 guests so we mixed and matched plates & pumpkin bowls my mom happens to own which made for a funky effect. Dessert was served……candy was collected…And Crafty Jan made these frickin’ phenomenal candy cones as favors. I wish I had taken better photos, but trust me it’s pretty cute. It was such a great theme for the best Mother-in-Law in the world. Look how cute she is there right in the middle with her boa. See? Rocking it! (And PS: If it appears that I had eaten 25 burritos in one sitting in this photo, please note that I was veeeeeeeeeery pregnant at the time.) Yay for Halloween birthdays and bewitching ladies!