I love dressing up in cute couples costume, I love candy, and I love throwing a good party, but I am not a “halloween-y” person. I don’t like scary movies or the spookiness of this time of year. BUT as a comprise, I threw a not-so-scary halloween party for my best “ghoulies” aka girlies. We ate yummy treats, complete with a candy charcuterie board, drank some spoooooky potions aka rosé, and just hung out and chatted while Harry Potter played on a loop like three times. So here’s what I did:
First of all, how cute are those invites from Pirouette Paper Company?! Kaylyn is a true artistè!
Honestly I should’ve thought this through just a bit more because while the place looked so cute, all the decor was in different corners so it was hard to get a picture that showed how cute and cohesive it all looked together. But here are the basics:
- Tons of white and black sequin pumpkins from the dollar section of Target. Actually, I got a lot of stuff there like the hocus pocus sign, the liquor tags, drink stirrers, the drink napkins, the black trees, and the silver star balloons.
- Cute little Halloween plates and ghost napkins from The Party Darling.
- Balloon garland from Etsy (shout out Alec for being the mvp and putting that all together)
- Spider webs from Party City. Those things are a messsss so use with caution.
- Plastic spiders for the ice cubes from Party City.
What we ate:
- Tea Sandwiches (I made an almond chicken sandwich, curried egg sandwich, and cucumber dill sandwich. I also made gluten free versions of all of these!
- Meatballs in marinara (these are so easy for any party because you just throw them in the crockpot to cook until party time and voila!
- Baked brie bites. These were kind of a bust because I got phyllo dough instead of puffed pastry and they were too floury and it just wasn’t the same. A for effort, though.
- I made a punch with a frozen can (let it defrost first) of white grape juice concentrate and frozen pink lemonade, a 2-liter of sprite, and then water to taste. Be sure to add in spooky spider ice cubes!
- Then I baked a cake and used edible gold star glitter, gold star sprinkles, and gummy ghosts from the Target dollar section to decorate it. Nobody ate it, it was just for looks lol. Actually, my kitten Piper ate it when she snuck onto the counter at the end of the night. So that was fun.
- I made iced sugar cookies that looked like ghosts that were so cute and really yummy too! These were really easy to make actually.
- Lastly, I made the candy charcuterie board that was a total hit. I used ghost peeps, twizzlers, sour patch straws, Swedish fish, sugarfina margarita gummies, sour watermelons, and pink rock candy.