Following on nicely from a previous blog about this side of the world adopting baby showers, Halloween has also been huge in the US for years and is often seen as an unnecessary American custom but now it’s been welcomed over here too.
We’ve curated a few of our favourite ideas for ensuring a stylish Halloween party at home and remember, just because it’s a kitschy holiday doesn’t mean you have to be.
Think outside the box instead of your usual pumpkin carving. A sure way to give your house a stylish edge is to glitterfy your pumpkin instead. Check out some great examples here: http://www.housebeautiful.com/entertaining/holidays-celebrations/g4632/glitter-pumpkins/
Add a touch of creativity to your home and let the kids loose on these DIY Halloween decorations, with instructions here: http://www.parents.com/holiday/halloween/party/halloween-party-decorations/ or here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/worklife/campus/news/a30288/diy-halloween-house-party/
If your bash calls for a dinner party setting, this industrial dinner party table set is elegant, inspiring and still alludes to the Halloween theme with the copper and brass colouring. Proof that Halloween can also be sophisticated and glamorous! Best of all it is all carefully matched and styled and ready to go:
On the menu
Black and orange decor is always in fashion this time of year, and these festive colours can be repeated on the menu, too. Cantaloupe and blackberry skewers are one such edible treat that are easy to prepare, elegant, and perfectly delicious. Recipes here: http://shopsweetthings.com/living/how-to-throw-a-gothic-chic-halloween-party-part-1-fanta-nabisco-giveaway
Switch up the colour scheme
If you want to go against the grain a bit, and make Halloween more of a girly affair, focus on pastels rather than traditional Halloween colours. Because Halloween parties can be glamorous and feminine, too.
Rather than buying your decorations each year, opt for ease with our styleboxe decorations arriving pre-styled and pre-packed in a classy styleboxe, ready to go and to be stored away again for re-use.
Your Halloween party won’t be complete without a few signature spooky cocktails. Get some serious fun and unique recipes here: http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/recipes-cookbooks/g3669/halloween-cocktails/?slide=4
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From the styleboxe team