Last year in October, Sara from Tell Love and Party and I threw a fun Halloween party with our friends. You can read all about it here. This year, we carried on the tradition with our second annual party, and although I shared a small sneak peek on instagram, we’re excited to share all the details from this fun Halloween dinner party tonight.
Also, there’s still time to throw your own party, so check out my five tips for throwing a successful Halloween party right here!
When Sara and I were coming up with a theme for this year’s party, we wanted to do something completely different than last year, which was more spooky and muted. So this year we went with more of a bright and whimsical color palette — pink, orange, and then of course black and white. We used these geometric wedding invitations from Minted as our inspiration, and customized the colors using their free color customization tools (it’s only free for a limited time, fyi!).
We found a perfect outdoor party location outside a friend’s community clubhouse, and nestled the tables between two big trees, strung the lights between the trees, and set our food and treat tables up against the tennis court. Of course the tennis court was a giant eyesore (along with some big signs nailed up on it), so we bought a giant roll of black paper and covered up for nice blank slate.
For the table, we set up six of these 6-foot folding tables (set up two across and three long to make one giant table), and covered them with this striped jersey from Jo-Ann’s (we used 7 yards). The placemats are black paper from Jo-Ann’s, the plates are from IKEA, the napkins are these ones from World Market, and the napkin rings were an easy DIY by Sara — she’s sharing the tutorial on her blog today!
We also set up our traditional party photobooth inside the clubhouse and had a tripod and camera remote so people could go crazy and take their own photos. The backdrop was some fabric borrowed from Tara (also used here), and the flag bunting was made by Sara with fabric from Jo-Ann’s.
I love that this is becoming a tradition for us — parties are the best way to make the holidays fun, and of course a great way to spend time with friends. There’s still time before Halloween…get your friends together and do something amazing!
Also, if you have any questions about any other party details I might have left out, leave a comment!