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Spooktacular Halloween Party

I love Halloween. I love to decorate for it. I love to make costumes for it. I love to steal trick-or-treat candy from my kids once they are in bed. Halloween is another excuse for me to express my creativity. Plus, I love to surprise my boys with spooky treats and special parties. This year I put together a spooky celebration complete with witches brew and pumpkin pizza.

I decorate for Halloween like some people decorate for Christmas. I focused my decorating on the dining room and kitchen this year to add even more pazzazz to the party. Across the patio door I suspended a giant bendable spider that I secured to the wall with a tea cup hook. Draped over the doorway were two strands of black and candy corn garland. I added a few spider webs to tie the decorations to the nearby wine cabinet. The wine cabinet was decorated with a webbed candelabra and a simple white skeleton.

The tablescape was my favorite part of the party. I used a spiderweb table runner that was topped with two medium, white pumpkins and three small, orange pumpkins. The idea for the fabric covered bats was found here. It was easy to create and added just the right amount of whimsy to the table. Place settings were created using orange and black buffalo plaid placements, black and white buffalo plaid dinner plates and polka dot and spider salad plates. A simple punch of green Gatorade and Sprite filled Belgian beer glasses. I added sour gummy worms to the glasses and told my boys it was a special witches brew.

I covered the kitchen island with a cheap plastic table cloth and used two black and orange buffalo plaid placements as a runner. The island centerpiece was a white metal scale from a home interior store. I found the pumpkins at Target, they were actually the inspiration for the centerpiece. I’ve had my eye on the scale for a couple months and once I found the pumpkins, I knew just how I’d use it. I plan to incorporate the scale into my kitchen decor after Halloween. The banner hung above the island was also found at Target.

The party was a great way to start our night before we went trick-or-treating. I went door to door as The Momster. Frightening.
Party Supply List
  • Spooktacular Supply List
    • Dining Room
      • Giant bendable spider
      • 2 strands of black and orange garland from JoAnn Fabrics
      • Webbed candelabra with glitter candles from Michael’s
      • White ceramic skeleton
      • Small amount of white spider webs
    • Tablescape
      • Black webbed table runner; similar found here
      • Black and orange buffalo plaid placemats
      • Black and white buffalo plaid dinner plates found at Home Goods
      • Orange polka dot and spiderweb salad plates (paper) found at Hobby Lobby
      • Belgian beer goblets with witches brew punch
    • Centerpiece
      • 3 small orange pumpkins
      • 2 medium white pumpkins
      • Floral wire
      • Black and white wasi tape
      • wooden bats
      • black patterned fabric
    • Island
      • Orange plastic table cloth
      • 2 orange and black placemats
      • White metal scale
      • Three pumpkins in various shapes and colors

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