Just four days until the spookiest day of the year...boo!! With Halloween right around the corner, we're feeling inspired by all things festive (hello, Pumpkin Spice Latte). So today we're sharing some of our favorite Halloween inspired invitations, as well as some Halloween party ideas to help you put the spook in your spook-tacular Halloween weekend.
Brother and sister, Ryder and Lily Brooks, have birthdays close to Halloween. So to celebrate both of their big days, their mom threw them a joint Halloween themed birthday party! Since this party had guests of all ages attending, their invitations were full of treats (no tricks involved). We focused on bright colors, bold patterns, and some fun Halloween accents like kids in costumes and a pumpkin!
To keep this first birthday invitation sweet, while still getting guests in the Halloween spirit, we incorporated traditional green gingham, a monogrammed pumpkin, and of course...a bright pink bow! These sweet Halloween invitations were finished with a monogrammed pumpkin envelope liner.
Even if you're not throwing a Halloween party, having a festive front porch for trick-or-treaters to enjoy is a must. This fall, our favorite way to give your front steps some swank is with mumkins! Combining two of our favorite fall elements, mums and pumpkins, proves to be a winning combination. For a step-by-step "how to" to carve your own mumkin, visit Southern Living's website.
When it comes to Halloween decor, we tend to gravitate towards more elegant ideas instead of scary. Which is why we love the idea of spray painting mini-pumpkins gold. These pretty pumpkins can be used in a large variety of ways, but we love the idea of placing a pumpkin at each seat to act as a placecard for your guests.
We are full supporters of a good festive cocktail! Especially when it makes one of our favorite summer drinks (sangria) appropriate for fall. We're excited to try this apple cider sangria to get ourselves in the Halloween spirit! Get the full recipe over at Delish.
If champagne is more your thing, we've found a way to put a Halloween spin on your bubbles. Our friends over at Style Me Pretty came up with the brilliant idea to hollow out the inside of a pumpkin to chill champagne. We're definitely incorporating this idea into our Halloween festivities (but spray painting our pumpkin gold). See the full how-to on Style Me Pretty!
After you hollow out your pumpkin to chill your champagne, what's a girl to do with all the leftover seeds? That's where Waiting on Martha's spicy and sweet toasted pumpkin seed recipe comes in. The perfect snack for your fall festivities!
Speaking of Halloween snacks, we're always looking for cute (and easy) ideas to entertain our guests. These Mummy Nutter Butter treats would be a big hit with both kids and adults! To make your own Mummy Nutter Butters, visit our friends at Buzzfeed.
What good are Halloween party ideas without some swanky pumpkin decorating inspiration?
This blue and white beauty caught our eyes WEEKS ago!! How swanky is this Chinoiserie pumpkin? If you're brave enough to attempt your own, all you need is some white paint and different width blue Sharpies. If you're not confident in your art talent, you can buy your own from Indigo Home!
We love pumpkins, and we love confetti. So we think this idea to glue confetti to your pumpkin (essentially turning your pumpkin into a party) is great!! To DIY your own confetti pumpkin, visit The Crafted Life.
Have a fa-boo-lous Halloween!!
Nico and Lala