Halloween was a blast! I thought I’d share a few pictures on the details of the event (and a follow-up on my ‘dead floral arrangements’… as promised). My apologies in advance for the sub-par pictures, I snapped as many as I could before the sun finally set (oh, winter!).
Friends filled in the table with all sorts of yummy treats for the evening… but here’s the start of our appetizer/dessert buffet.
And my puppy as the King of the Jungle. Roar. He was such a sport to wear his homemade mane all night long!
Follow the jump for more party pics from our Halloween evening!
The black floral trees and flowers were so much fun to make — and I thought they worked out well as a neat centerpiece alternative.
I love unique vase fillers and these dried green peas were perfect! Fill your larger vase with a smaller container/cup to stretch your vase filler supplies.
The finished centerpieces!
For the dessert table I made a few homemade treats but also took learned-lessons from last year’s all-day-in-the-kitchen Halloween — semi-sweet cooking works great, too! Orange candy and ghost meringues (a bit of melted chocolate in a pastry bag — I used a plastic ziplock bag with an itty bitty cut in the corner on store bought meringues) did the trick!
I found this great spider deviled egg idea over at HWTM! They were very easy to make and were gone in about two seconds.
I attempted these ‘mini caramel apple pops’ — note to next creator: freeze until party begins! I had a bit of a melt down. These are made from cutting round apple bites from whole apples (a melon baller works well), adding a lollipop stick (from your craft store) and dipping in melted caramel. Here’s a helpful How-To. A great fall treat!
Lining lampshades with black bat cut-outs created a spooky effect:
We froze green olive halves in cocktail onions in ice cubes to add ‘eye ball’ ice cubes to water — made a lovely bloody mary for my hubby the next day! Would be great in martinis too!
Friends came in great costumes, and we had so much fun! Above are four of our friends from the event — and the adorable gnome who was a wee bit tired after such a long day. And that’s a quick overview of our Halloween fiesta!