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This is a place to share my many ideas, (along with a story or two), about party planning from the theme to the thank you note, organization from your closets to your kid's artwork, and home decor, from wall color to window treatments. I have a passion for graphic design, fine art, photography, interior design and a great party! Creativity and the visually aesthetic get my juices flowing and I hope this blog can be a place to have fun exchanging ideas and resources and help your creative juices flow too!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Howling Halloween!

Sara Westbrook

Before I had kids, I never thought of hosting a Halloween party.  Now that I have two, and they are old enough to appreciate a theme party and "get" Halloween, (not to mention, we went to a super-fun one last year), I'm thinking of hosting one (at some point).  In anticipation of my future festivity, I decided there's no time like the days leading up to Halloween, to gather some ideas for the occasion, and of course, share them with you!  All the websites and blogs I've drawn from have so many more products or options than I've posted, so enjoy going through all of them for further inspiration for your adult or kid-friendly event.
If you've ever hosted or attended a Halloween party of any kind, I'd love to hear about what your favorite things about it were.  Photos will give you bonus points (or rather, a black and orange, glittery star!)  

Icky Invitations: 

Tiny Prints: Cute Costumes Invitation

Tiny Prints: Square Heads Invitation

Tiny Prints: Party Pails Invitation

Tiny Prints: Blood Drive Invitation

Tiny Prints: Neighborhood Nightmare Invitation

Tiny Prints: Spooky Soiree Invitation

Martha Stewart: Message in a Bottle Invitation

Martha Stewart: Severed Finger Invitation

Martha Stewart: Mad Scientist Invitation

Martha Stewart: Skeleton Invitation (Clip Art)

Shindig Parties To Go via Etsy: Halloween Party Invitation

Frightening Food:

Martha Stewart: Bedeviled Eggs

Martha Stewart: Worms in Dirt

Martha Stewart: Black Bat Wings

Martha Stewart: Rest in Peas

Hostess with the Mostess: Mummy's Night Out and Veggie Dip

The Knead for Speed: Meatloaf Like Mummy (Never) Used to Make
Martha Stewart: Eyeball Highballs

Martha Stewart: Ladies' Fingers & Men's Toes

Jamie Cooks It Up: Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

How Does She?: Halloween Cookie Suckers

Betty Crocker: Chocolate Mocha Mummy Cookies

Bake at 350: Sweet Tombstones

Bake at 350: Creepy Coffin Cookies

Epicurious: Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies
(Cookies and Photo by Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane)

Meme's: Chocolate Skeleton Cookies

Terrifying Treats:

Martha Stewart: Almond Brownie Coffins

Cake Journal: Jack Skellington Brownie Bites

My Recipes: Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Créme

Bakerella: Halloween Cake Pops
Bakerella: Eyeball Cake Pops

Family Circle: Halloween Cake Pops
Family Circle: How to Make Cake Pops (Video)

Love from the Oven: Crispy Treat Peeps Pops

Love from the Oven: Candy Corn Krispy Treat Pretzel Pops
Brooke McClay via Babble: Candy Corn Whoopie Pies

Barbara Bakes: Candy Corn Macaroons

In Katrina's Kitchen: Monster Mash Popcorn Mix
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen: Candy Corn Mini Trifles
Nice Gifts via Etsy: Chocolate Skeleton in Coffin

Cackling Cakes:

Martha Stewart: Haunted-House Cake
Family Circle: Cemetery Cake

Country Living: X-ray Vision Cake

I am Baker: Boo-tiful Halloween Cake
Country Living: Bat Cake

Sprinkle Bakes: "Batty" Battenburg Cake

Snowy Bliss: Polka Dot Cake

Bird on a Cake: Candy Corn Cake

Family Circle: M&M's Pumpkin Cake

365 Cake Pops: The Great Pumpkin Cake

Wilton: That Glazed Look Skull Cake

The Naptime Chef via Babble: Candy Corn Cake in a Jar

Creepy Cupcakes:

Better Homes & Gardens: Mini Monster Cupcakes

Better Homes & Gardens: Red Velvet Eyeballs

 Better Homes & Gardens: Orange-and-Blue Monster Cupcake

Better Homes & Gardens: Witch Legs Cupcake

Better Homes and Gardens: Green Monster Cupcake

Better Homes & Gardens: Blue Monster Cupcake

Better Homes & Gardens: Green Bow Monster Cupcake

Better Homes & Gardens: Pink Monster Cupcake

Better Homes & Gardens: Wide Armed Cupcakes
Betty Crocker: "The Count" Cupcakes

Tofu and Cupcakes via Craft: Werewolf Cupcakes

Better Homes & Gardens: Mini Mummy Cupcakes

Woman's Day: Skeleton Cupcakes

Jelly Belly: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Martha Stewart: Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Betty Crocker: Scary Spiderweb Cupcakes
Martha Stewart: Spider Cupcakes

Martha Stewart: Ghost Cupcakes

Sugar Turntable: Candy Corn Cupcakes

The Celebration Shoppe: Candy Corn Cupcakes

Serendipity Soiree: Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candy Corn & Buttercream Icing

Kids and My Kitchen: Tombstone Cupcakes


Fairy Tale Frosting via Etsy: Spooky Ghosts Cupcake Toppers

Possessed Printables:

Shindig Parties To Go via Etsy

Shindig Parties To Go via Lil' Luna: Freebie Halloween Tags

The Celebration Shoppe: Candy Corn Collection

Modern Moments: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Living Locurto: Party Printable Spider Tags (Clipart)

Chickabug via Etsy: Spooktacular DIY Party Pack

Centsational Girl: Fun with Frightful Fonts

Kiki Creates: Halloween Treat Jars (Free Download)

Living Locurto: Halloween Recipe - Brains in Jar Cupcakes (Free Printables)

Deadly DIY Decor:

Martha Stewart: Head Waiter Tray

Martha Stewart: Fanged Pumpkins

Peas and Thank You's via Etsy: Candy Corn Lettered Banner

My Paper Crane: Spooky Bottles

Mix Mingle Glow: To the Lab Igor!

Living Locurto: Eyeball Candles

Simple Tastes via Etsy: Favor Boxes

Simple Tastes via Etsy: Friendly Monsters Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Martha Stewart: Coffin Treat Box

Martha Stewart: Pumpkin Party Cooler

Party Sweet Party: Halloween Cupcake Toppers

1 comment:

  1. All of these tantalizing Halloween treats remind me of the age old question: Is there a flavor difference between the white, yellow and orange sections of candy corn?