mock party series: halloween



I'm excited to share the first part of our little collaboration today. Andrea was so great to work with and we've created a few "mock" parties for the holidays, the first one being just in time for Halloween. We thought it would be fun to show how basic elements can be used from one party to the next by simply adding in a few festive details, and here is the first party we came up with: a classy yet casual Halloween bash. Hope you guys enjoy!



The basics for this party are plain tableware, white candlesticks, a muslin table runner, and white napkins. To make it festive for Fall/Halloween we added in tiny pumpkins with black, silver + gold accents, and a quick, easy doily garland..




For the centerpiece we filled a plain platter with white pumpkins + silver ornaments (I love using them outside of Christmas), and had favor boxes (covered in black + white fabrics) scattered around the table for guests. The menu is kept simple with bowls full of soup, and a dessert bar with fall favorites: donuts tucked in glassine bags, thinly sliced apples drizzled with caramel, and tiny cups full of caramel popcorn + candies.



And finally, all of the decorations used in this party are small items that can be sent home at the end of the night with guests. The fabric wrapped favor boxes, tiny pumpkins, packaged donuts, etc. can all double as fun favors.



Some sources:
Photography: Andrea Dozier
Tableware: white dishes - Ikea, silverware - Target
Napkins: dishtowels from Ikea
Centerpiece Platter: Pottery Barn
Table runner + favor box fabric: craft store
Favor Boxes + glassine bags: extras from my shop
Food cups, doilies, + confetti: craft store

We hope everything used here are items you already have or can obtain easily, adding in other details to make it more personal (for whatever type of party you're throwing!).

40 comments:

postcards and pretties said...

gorgeous!! the details and the photography are perfect.. I love the use of ghost pumpkins!

jennifer little said...

this is FANTASTICCCCCC!!! I LOVE THIS SERIES. I anxiously await more!

jennifer little said...

oh, and I want a caramel!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

its breathtaking. I love all these details. The kraft boxes are adorable! Need to get some of those!

Heather J said...

Love this! Excited to see what else you've come up with.

OneCraftyFox said...

This is the classiest Halloween party, ever! Luv it all!

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You Are My Fave said...

A chic Halloween party?! I've never heard of such a thing but you did a great job. Love the doily garland.

this free bird said...

Alli this is so incredibly gorgeous. I absolutely love the table runner!! Everything about this is so chic and fancy. So NOT boo-tastic Halloween, which I veer away from anyway. This is my kinda party!

xoxo,
Carrie

MODsquad said...

Ridiculously chic! LOVE the selections and the photography is outstanding! I'd be all over those donuts!

Can't wait for more!

darling savage said...

Beautiful! Stunning! The loveliest Halloween party I've ever seen- nice work!

kribss said...

love it! and i think the doily garland worked out even better- love the lighting that can be seen through them : )

size too small said...

so fun- the nicest looking halloween party i've ever seen. i love that it was almost all white!

Victoria said...

Pretty! The glittery pumpkins in the center are my absolute favorite.

Truly Smitten said...

SO beautiful and elegant! Seriously, the nicest halloween party ever.

JWK said...

What a dreamy color palette! Time to bring out the silver spray paint!!

Gloria said...

Love the pumpkin + ornaments centerpiece! And you know it's a good party if donuts are around :)

lauren verity said...

holy mac this is adorable!!! i'm going to borrow some of your ideas for my dinner party tomorrow okay? have a great weekend:)

alli/hooray said...

thanks SO much for all of your sweet comments + support guys!

Elena said...

So beautiful!

Tricia said...

Love, love, love, love, love. Perfection. Love!

Olivia said...

ooo that picture made me want to go get some carmel to dip apples in!!

Kayla Poole said...

Alli, this is beautiful! I think my favorite aspect is the food...how simple but perfect it is. Now I'm off to find some caramel popcorn!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

All of these ideas are fabulous and I love all the colors! It makes me want to have a party now!

Claire Gibson King said...

So pretty! I am not a fan of Halloween or Fall decor at all but these shots are done so right!

bravoclaudia said...

This reminds me of how much I love silver and gold. I was happy to see the Christmas ordainments on the table. I thought of using some clear ones I have and filling them up with some fall leaves from outside.

Cassi said...

I've never seen a Halloween party done in a neutral palette, but I love it! The black circle garland on the table is super cool and draws your eye very skillfully across the length of the table, so you don't miss any of the decorations. So cool! FABULOUS job, ladies!

Cassi said...

Hey Alli! I don't know if you already knew this, but Roseline of {this is glamorous} featured your party on her blog!
http://citified.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-gold-for-halloween.html
Congrats. :)

christine, just bella said...

This is my kind of halloween party - gorgeous!!

Kimia Kline said...

these images are absolutely stunning. congrats on such a successful shoot!

Anna said...

This would be such an amazing alternative to the traditional fall wedding (orange, pumpkins, leaves, etc). Love the white & gold!

Kélé said...

the dishes are really pretty where can I find them / what are they?

Melissa Allam said...

So different, yet beautiful. I love this Alli. You definately have talent for styling and parties.

Lana said...

You did such a great job, love the simplicity of it! Looking forward to more!

Jeanee said...

Love it!!!

alli/hooray said...

thanks for all of your sweet comments everyone!

Kélé: the white dishes are from Ikea's 365 Everday set...there is a link to them near the end of the post if you'd like!

Kristin said...

Chic and Halloween don't usually go together, but oh my, this table is gorgeous and certainly brings the two together! love it!

Jennifer Wilson said...

LOVE the doily garland! How did you make it? Are they strung from one line or hung from the ceiling individually? Thanks!

Emily @ I Love Farm Weddings said...

This is lovely! I wanted to let you know I shared your doily decor today on my blog. Here's the link! http://www.ilovefarmweddings.com/2011/12/15/handmade-paper-doily-decoration/

Again, beautifully done!
Emily

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