[images][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][image][endimages]Halloween week is finally here! A holiday for kids and adults alike, this week is a great opportunity to embrace your silly side with friends and family of all ages. Over the weekend, our Chief Creative Officer Jodi Guber Brufsky did just that! Here’s a peek inside her spooky holiday bash and some tips to help make your holiday party extra festive.
To set the mood, opt for enchanting decor around your home and focus extra attention on the table setting.
Stringing cloth around is a simple and effective Halloween decoration! This black creepy cloth on Amazon is the perfect accent to spooky black and orange party decor.
OUIJA BOARD PLACEMATS
These clever Ouija Board Placements from Etsy add a festive flare to any table setting! And, thanks to the laminated material, they are super easy to clean.
Pumpkins are a must for any Halloween get together. As part of the table centerpiece, paint pumpkins with black matte paint, then embellished them with push pins and various crystals for a chic look.
Use an array of frightening faux crows from Pottery Barn as part of the table centerpiece. They are made with real feathers, making them extra scary!
Since Halloween may be the only time it’s acceptable to play with your food, it’s always fun to craft a dangerously delicious seasonal menu!
To kick off the evening of festivity, make hand-crafted black & orange libations (such as blueberry vodka with purple food coloring & fresh squeezed tangerine juice) and serve them from a vintage test tube tray.
When the guests arrive, let them snack on crispy prosciutto wrapped dates on Bone Cocktail Picks from Williams & Sonoma, mummies in a blanket and gruyere grilled cheese. On the coffee table, set out crudités with blood dip (formage blanc, beet juice, caramelized onion purée) and pumpkin cheese ball with crackers and cured meats.
For a main course, try black linguine with fresh tomato and basil toasted garlic sauce, roasted brussel sprout cauliflower salad with goat feta and micro greens, grilled japanese style beef short ribs with wild mushrooms, grilled fall vegetables with fig balsamic syrup, seared tuna and dinosaur kale with black sesame lime vinaigrette and farro “risotto” with roasted squash parmesan.
The dessert course should be extra gruesome! Serve up delicious red velvet and vanilla cup cakes with “broken glass and blood.”
Having a costume accessory table will add entertaining photo ops to the party! Collect an eclectic mix of both silly and spooky hats for guests to try on throughout the night.
It’s not Halloween without some well-known characters! Opt for these cartoon-inspired Mario and Where’s Waldo caps from Amazon. This outrageous oversized Top Hat from Party City is also a great addition to an accessory table.
HAIR RAISING HATS
For a gruesome option, try these amazing and unique Knife Headbands from Etsy. They will definitely be a hit (or should I say stab?) with the guests.